Dog adoption deals in October for Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

Check local shelters for new furry friend

There are always dogs in need of adoption and local shelters want to help you find a new four-legged friend. 

In celebration of October being Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, Central Florida shelters are running special deals and holding adoption events to help give shelter dogs a new lease on life. 

If you feel it's the right time in your life to adopt a dog, give these shelters a try. If you can't adopt a dog right now, consider making a donation to a local shelter to help those furry friends in need.

Seminole County

The adoption fee for every dog available for adoption at Seminole County Animal Services is only $15 in October. The dog will be spayed or neutered, have age appropriate vaccines, have tested negative for heartworm and will be microchipped. 

"We have dozens of dogs available for adoption in a variety of ages, sizes and breeds," officials with Seminole County Animals Services said.

Adoptions can be done from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Monday through Saturday, with Wednesday hours extended until 6:30 pm. 

For more information call 407-665-5208 or email

Marion County

At Marion County Animal Services, you can adopt a dog for $10 in October. There are approximately 120 dogs ready for a forever home, the shelter said. 

All dogs will be sterilized, vaccinated, heartworm tested and microchipped.

The shelter says they have more than just dogs ready for adoption. If you're looking for a cat, horse or even pig, look at this shelter. 

For more information on the shelter, click here.

Orange County

For the month of October, Orange County Animal Services set dog and cat adoptions at $10.

For more information and more promotions, click here.

Volusia County

On Saturday, Oct. 12, Halifax Humane Society is participating in the Bissell Pet Foundation Empty the Shelter event. 

Pet adoptions will be $25, with Bissell Pet Foundation taking care of the remaining costs. 

All pets will be microchipped and spayed or neutered. 

For more information, click here.

Sumter County

The Sumter County Humane Society SPCA is offering adult dog adoptions for $50 and puppies for $100. If you adopt a second dog, it is free. If you adopt a second puppy, it will cost $50. 

Purebred dog adoptions cost $225 with papers and $175 without papers. 

For more information, click here

Lake County

The Lake County Animal Shelter is participating in Adopt a Shelter Dog Month by doing away with adoption fees for all "fixed" dogs and cats. 

"We have so many wonderful pets waiting to meet their new family, and we hope that residents welcome them into their home," said Whitney Boylston, Lake County Animal Shelter Director.

The shelter is hosting an adoption event Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PetSmart in Leesburg on US 441.

For more information, click here.

Brevard County

The Brevard Humane Society is offering dog adoptions at half off for any dog that is one year or older and has been in the shelter 90 days or more. 

Flagler County

The Flagler Humane Society is offering vaccinations, deworming, heartworm test, spay and neuter, microchip, a free vet visit and three free basic obedience training classes with each dog adoption. In addition, people that live within 30 miles of the shelter will get a free in-home evaluation by their behavioral trainer.