About DAS

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About Domestic Animal Services

At Collier County Domestic Animal Services, our mission is to ensure compliance with local and State animal-related laws; to return strays to their owners and promote the adoption of homeless animals to new families; and to work toward ending the community problem of pet overpopulation.

DAS is Collier County's only open-admission public animal shelter.


If your animal is lost, it may be picked up as a stray by an Animal Control Officer or dropped off at the shelter by a Good Samaritan.

Florida law requires that we hold your animal for five days to give you the opportunity to reclaim it; charges and fees may apply.

We screen animals for good health and temperament and place qualified pets up for adoption. We also partner with local animal rescue groups.


The Collier County Animal Control Ordinance requires that all dogs and cats, over four months of age, have a current County license and rabies vaccination, and to be leashed when off their owners’ property.  For more information about licensing, visit

Our Animal Control Officers respond to complaints and ensure compliance with animal related laws.

Adoption Animals

We encourage you to give an animal a second chance by adopting a shelter pet. 

Adopted cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated against rabies before you take them home, which saves you hundreds of dollars.

Adoption fees are as follows: 

Kittens (under 4 months)  $60.00
Cats (4 months to 6 years old)  $40.00
Senior Cats (7 years old and older)  $20.00
Puppies (under 4 months)  $80.00
Dogs (4 months to 6 years old)    $60.00
Senior Dogs (7 years old and older)  $30.00


We offer reduced adoption fees to Senior Citizens (60 or older) and Active, Honorably Discharged, or Retired Military Personnel.  Half price adoptions for adult and senior dogs and cats (puppies and kittens under 4 months excluded). 

Other pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chickens and other birds are available at or below market rates. 

All pet adoptions are processed on a first come, first served basis.

Public Outreach

We offer public outreach and educational opportunities through special events, off-site adoption events, and civic and school presentations. Contact us to find out how we can bring our humane education message to your neighborhood group or classroom.


Our volunteers donate over 16,000 hours each year walking dogs, socializing cats, and assisting at off-site events.  Volunteers also have the opportunity to foster DAS animals in need.  For more information on becoming a volunteer, click here.