Adoption Information

Are you considering a pet? ADOPT, DON’T SHOP!

The Cayman Islands Humane Society operates the Islands’ only Animal Shelter. The Shelter is a temporary housing facility that consistently offers care and shelter for an average of 300-350 cats and dogs on-site and in foster care, while they eagerly await their forever homes.

While in our care, each animal is provided with ongoing quality veterinary attention, socialization and training, that will help them best settle into their future homes and bond with their families. All animals adopted from the Humane Society are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, vet-checked, and registered with the Department of Agriculture.

But the Shelter is not their home! Without loving forever homes, we can’t continue our rescue work, and the animals we save every day would face hardship, poor health, and death. We have many sweet, adoptable animals, and work with adopters on-island and overseas to help them find their match.

Our adoption process is simple and straightforward:

a. View our pages for available cats and available dogs to meet and learn more about our adoption-ready animals, and complete our online Adoption application form; OR

b. Visit our shelter during adoption hours to complete an application on-site, and have our staff help you meet some of our animals. [note: not all animals reside at the Shelter, many are in foster care, so you might not meet a cat or dog you’ve seen online].

Once your application is received and reviewed, our Adoption team will contact you to set up a home visit. During this visit you will have an opportunity to ask questions, learn more about responsible pet ownership and about the pets you are interested in. Based on your discussions during this visit, the home visitor will help you decide which pet is best matched to your family.

Following the home visit, and if your application is successful, we will coordinate a time and date to collect your pet, pay adoption fees and collect your pet’s medical history and paperwork. And that’s it! You saved a life and got a furever best friend.

Overseas Adoptions: please read the information below, and contact for support on this process.

Our adoption fees include:

  • Routine veterinarian examinations (until the animal gets adopted);
  • Spay/neuter surgery;
  • Microchipping;
  • Initial vaccinations – annual boosters after adoption are the responsibility of the adopter;
  • Deworming/parasite preventative (until the animal gets adopted);
  • Dogs – Heartworm testing and preventative care, and heartworm treatment for those who test positive (until the animal gets adopted). If you adopt a heartworm positive dog, you agree to complete the required treatment at your own cost;
  • Cats – Testing for feline leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV);
  • Treatment for any health issue the animal presents with upon arrival and whilst in our care.
Adult DogsCI$ 150
Puppies (up to 6 months old)CI$ 200
Pair of dogs or puppiesCI$ 300
Small breed dogsCI$ 300
Senior Dogs (8+ years old)CI$ 100
International FeeCI$ 200
Adult CatsCI$ 90
Kittens (up to 6 months)CI$ 120
Pair of cats or kittensCI$ 180
Senior Cats (10+ years old)CI$ 70
International FeeCI$ 100
  • You must be 18 years or older to adopt. Please bring a valid form of I.D. with you.
  • Must have landlord/strata approval for pet ownership.
  • If you have existing pets in the home, proof of the following veterinary care must be provided:
    • Spay or Neuter surgery (unless deemed unsafe to perform by your vet, due to existing health conditions);
    • Up to date with vaccinations and de-wormer;
    • Proof of annual vet wellness visits;
    • Dogs – proof of monthly heartworm treatment.

If you are planning on adopting a dog and already have a dog at home, an appointment must first be scheduled to bring him/her to the shelter to meet your new potential new pet.

Did you fall in love with one of Cayman specials? Would you like to give them a forever home?

Whether you are overseas and found them online, or you met them in person during a visit to Cayman, we would love to help you give them a home abroad. Many of our cats and dogs are suitable to adopt from overseas or take with you upon return. The process and paperwork are straightforward, and our Shelter Team can help and guide you through it. To adopt from outside the Cayman Islands, please get in touch with us via indicating the name of the animal, your country and airport.