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Step 1. Fall in Love
Stop by our adoption center find your new best friend. Once you find a dog, cat, small animal or bird that tugs at your heart, you can visit and see if there is a love connection.

Step 2. Meet with a Counselor
Our well-informed staff will fill you in on the pet's story and answer any questions you may have. These questions will help ensure that your new pet will be a great fit for your family.

Step 3. Complete the Adoption
After you find the dog, cat, small animal or bird that best fits your home, you will fill out an adoption contract and receive the pet's record. If you are adopting a dog and have other dogs at home, we require that you bring your dog(s) in for a meet-and-greet to ensure the dogs will get along.

Adoption Fees
The adoption fee is a donation of $60.00 per animal, for either a male or female dog, cat or large bird. Small birds, rabbits and guinea pigs are $20 each. Rats are $10. Hamsters and Gerbils are $5. Ferrets and exotic animals such as Chinchillas, Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs are $50. Payment can be made in cash, check and credit card.
The cat and dog adoption donation includes:

  • All necessary shots are included and for animals over 4 months of age, a rabies vaccination is given.
  • Nail trim
  • Heart worm testing for dogs
  • Testing for Feline Leukemia and FIV on all cats.
  • Spaying or neutering
  • Collar, leash (for dogs) and tag
  • A cardboard carrier is provided for cats.
  • Certificate for one free medical checkup at shelter veterinarian within the first week after adoption


Adoption Fees

Hamsters & Gerbils
Guinea Pigs

Exotics (Chinchillas,

Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs)


Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA    5718 21st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209     (941) 792-2863   Adoption Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 9am-4:30pm

5718 21st Ave W

Bradenton, FL



Lexie is an 8.5 year old female Mixed Breed. She weighs 52 pounds. This sweet girl goes into doggie playgroups and enjoys playing with her furry friends.

Trey ‚Äčis a 1.5 year old male. He is very playful and affectionate. He'd love to chase a ball of yarn around all day long. 

Hunter is a 9 year old male. He is a sweet and loving kitty that would love to spend his days purring on your lap.

Truman is an 8 year old male Mixed Breed. He weighs 36 pounds. He has completed his heartworm treatment. Truman is also on medications to control his seizure disorder