Coronavirus Adoptions Update

Due to the nationwide COVID-19 disruption, we remain committed to assisting the community and its pets in these difficult times. Due to the recent statewide “safer-at-home” order to curb the spread of the virus, our dog adoption center will be closed to the public until further notice. However, we are still answering phone calls and emails so that we can continue to find loving homes for our dogs and cats once this crisis is over.

Accordingly, we will be instituting “virtual adoptions” by accepting dog and cat applications via email and fax. By filling out an application found on our website and directing it to us, we can assist you in finding a compatible pet once the appropriate time comes. Cat adoptions will proceed on a LIMITED BASIS at this time once we receive your application and an appointment is made. APPOINTMENTS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED TO ONE PERSON AT A TIME AND NO SMALL CHILDREN MAY ENTER THE PREMISES.

Dog and cat adoption applications can be downloaded at www.dogsandcatsforever.com/adoption-application
Please fill out the applicable application form and email it to info@dogsandcatsforever.com or by fax to (772) 489-5844.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL NICK AT (772) 489-5454, extension #5

Please Help Us Find Bugsy!

Bugsy was adopted from Dogs & Cats Forever three years ago and is a little bit of an escape artist. His brother and sister truly miss him.

Free the Shelters Adoption Program is now at Dogs and Cats Forever

Cathy Kangas, CEO and Founder of PRAI Beauty, is currently sponsoring a limited number of shelters across the country in an event called Free the Shelters in a quest to find forever homes for animals in need. As shelters struggle with limited staff, supplies, and visitors during the current COVID-19 crisis, her PRAI for Paws initiative is covering all adoption fees for a month to help shelters remain safe, open, and operational.

Dogs and Cats Forever remains open and answering phone calls to assist our community and its animals. If you are interested in adopting, it is imperative that you call ahead and make an appointment at (772) 489-5454. Our hours remain Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. We can also be reached through email at info@dogsandcatsforever.com

Dogs and Cats Forever is grateful to be among one of the shelters selected for this much needed event. During these challenging times, our shelter urgently needs help as more animals are being turned in with less staff and volunteers available. To comply with our social distancing and appointment-only adoption practices, Cathy Kangas of PRAI Beauty wants to offer a lifeline and encourage adoptions and fosters for our animals.

For those struggling with the isolating effects of COVID-19, now is the perfect time to adopt or foster a companion. Research shows that having a pet can reduce blood pressure, increase cardiovascular health, reduce anxiety, encourage exercise, and provide comfort and relief as emotional “first responders.”

If you can’t adopt or foster a pet from our shelter, you can still make an impact by making a charitable donation to Free the Shelters. You can donate online at www.praibeauty.com/products/donate-to-prai-for-paws or at www.cathykangasfoundation.org

For more information about PRAI Beauty and their charitable organization, PRAI for Paws, which helps fund valuable animal rescue efforts around the globe, visit www.PraiBeauty.com

For more information about the non-profit Cathy Kangas Foundation for Animals and its Free the Shelters international campaign that provides a voice to every animal by making sure they are protected and loved, visit www.CathyKangasFoundation.org

Dogs and Cats Forever would like to give a HUGE thank you to the generosity given by Cathy Kangas, CEO and Founder of PRAI Beauty; her PRAI for Paws initiative; and the Cathy Kangas Foundation for Animals for their help in these difficult times. Covering our adoption fees keeps our shelter operating so that we can continue to save the lives of countless animals in our community. 

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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