Having a pet really makes a house feel like a home. There are plenty of pets available for adoption in the Cayman Islands, which can be adopted from rescue centres or elsewhere. If you are renting your home, ask your landlord to confirm their pets policy or get permission from them, as many places do not allow pets or may require a hefty pet deposit to do so.
When looking for a new pet, we recommend that you adopt them and not shop for them, as there are so many dogs, cats, and newborn animals that need loving homes. The first place to look for a pet in Cayman is the Humane Society on North Sound Road.
Adopting a Pet
The Cayman Islands Humane Society are also happy for you to foster a dog or cat, whether for a sleepover or a long weekend, and they will lend you a pet carrier, blankets, food and toys. The shelter is always in desperate need of foster parents, either to care for sick or injured animals, dogs that are suffering from kennel stress or cats/kittens that need some extra care. The shelter is always open to volunteers who can either walk the dogs in the vicinity of the shelter or take them to the beach for a fun outing. They also appreciate donations such as dog or cat food, toys, sheets, towels, and of course monetary donations.
Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts (C.A.R.E.) is another animal rescue organisation and they too have a number of dogs and cats for adoption. Visit www.caymancare.ky for more information on how to adopt.
One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) organises the rescue and rehoming of animals locally, as well as transporting dogs to rescue partners in Miami, Tampa and Toronto. They are always looking for donors, adopters and people to accompany dogs on flights.
PAWS Cayman (firstname.lastname@example.org) works to alleviate the suffering of animals in need, particularly in the eastern districts. They also have dogs and cats available for adoption.
Smaller animals like hamsters, rabbits, birds and fish can be found at Animal House.