Frequently Asked Questions

Adoption Hours

The Ranch

  • Monday : CLOSED
  • Tuesday : CLOSED
  • Wednesday : 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday : 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday : 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday : 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM**
  • Sunday : 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

**Our Ranch opens at 10:00 AM on Saturdays



  • Cats can be seen during store hours of PetCo, however to adopt a cat, please make an appointment with the individual listed on the cage cards of each cat at PetCo.



The Ranch 

4951 Lorraine Road

Bradenton, Florida 34211


131 N Cattlemen Road

Sarasota, FL 34243


Adoption fee

Prices Vary depending on Special Promotions.

Type of Animal

  • Puppies                             $300
  • Dogs                                  $200
  • Senior Dogs (7+ yrs)         $100
  • Kittens (Under 1 year)       $85
  • Cats                                   $50
  • Senior Cats (7+ yrs)          $25



Our adoption fee includes:

  • An adorable new furry family member
  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • Microchipping & Microchip registration
  • Up-to-date vaccinations
  • Initial deworming
  • Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Heartworm Test & Prevention
  • FIV/FeLV Combo Test (Cats only)
  • 30-day Shelter Care Health insurance (with an email address)

What to bring when adopting

When visiting our shelter with the intent of adoption, there are a few suggested things to bring with you:

  • If you rent, please bring either the paperwork that states it is ok for you to have a pet, or the information for us to contact your landlord.
  • If you are interested in adopting and already have pets at home, please bring your vet records that show your pet is up-to-date on their vaccines (especially on the weekends) or the information for us to contact your veterinarian.
  • When adopting a dog, we will require that you complete a meet and greet with your existing dog(s). We do not complete meet and greets with cats.
  • Although you can fill out an application at any of our adoption locations at time of adoption, you can also download one here and bring it with you!
  • Please have your drivers license with you at time of adoption.
  • Free time! When adopting, please plan to stay for at least an hour and a half. Depending on the circumstances, adoptions can take more or less time. Especially on the weekends, our busiest time of adoptions, the process may take more time.

Any more Questions?

Please call 941-747-4900 or email with any more questions about adopting a pet!