Re-Opening Update (6/3/20)

Dogs and Cats Forever is happy to announce that we are beginning the COVID-19 disruption re-opening process in accordance with Florida’s public health and safety guidelines. We remain committed to finding loving homes for all of our shelter pets and will continue our mission, just as we have for the past 25 years. We would like to make the following announcements at this time:

– The main shelter is now resuming normal business hours of Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. However, dog and cat viewing still requires an appointment by calling us first at (772) 489-5454. Voucher purchases and donations do not require an appointment;

– Dog and cat adoption applications filled out ahead of time are still preferable to limit paper handling. Applications can be downloaded at www.dogsandcatsforever.com/adoption-application and emailed to info@dogsandcatsforever.com or by fax to (772) 489-5844;

– We continue to request that no one under the age of 25 visit without an adult present. Additionally, all visitors must bring face shields with them and help us maintain social distancing;

– Our Thrift Store is now open again Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations are only accepted during normal business hours;

– We again have several of our cats available in the adoption centers of PetSmart Tradition and PetSmart Vero.

As the re-opening process evolves, we continue day by day to evaluate the situation. Finding loving homes for our dogs and cats is at the heart of what we do. Thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times.

Are there any lawn service companies in our forever family? Dogs & Cats Forever is looking for someone who can donate a little time to the mow the lawn at the shelter. With the rain season here, its snake season and our dogs look forward to their walks. If anyone can help, please let us know!

Enjoy a tour of our shelter!


Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. was organized in 1988 for the purpose of building and maintaining a shelter for homeless dogs and cats on the Treasure Coast.

Our shelter is founded on the principle of trying to find good, adoptable and loving homes for the animals and help stop the killing of over 75,000 abandoned animals in southern Florida.

With the increase of Florida’s population so too has come an increase of unwanted animals. Any pet not adopted will have a safe and permanent home at our facility for the duration of its natural life.

No animal at Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. will ever be sold for research, entertainment, or exploitation. We strive to end animal abuse and neglect. This charity is not connected with any other animal society. It is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt project totally dependent on donations and endowments. Officers and members are unpaid volunteers. All gifts are used locally and are greatly appreciated.

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