Having a pet really makes a house feel like a home. There are plenty of pets available for adoption in the Cayman Islands from rescue centres and from elsewhere. If you are renting your home, be sure to get permission from your landlord as many places do not allow pets or may require a hefty pet deposit.
When looking for a new pet we recommend that you adopt them and not shop for them. The first place to look for a pet in Cayman is the Humane Society on North Sound Road. They have a large variety of dogs, cats and newborn animals that need loving homes.
Adopting a Pet
The Cayman Islands Humane Society is often also happy for you to foster a dog or cat, even for a sleepover or a long weekend where they will lend you a pet carrier, utensils, blankets, food, toys and treats. If you give them notice they will bathe the dog so that he/she smells nice when you pick them up.
They are always open to volunteers who can walk the dogs in the vicinity of the shelter or who wish to take them to the beach for a fun outing. It is a great activity for children and they will recommend the right animal for the age and size of your child, so everybody enjoys the walk. The shelter also needs airline passengers to help transfer animals to overseas shelters in New York and Toronto and would like to encourage tourists to help by chaperoning our animals on their flights.
Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts (CARE) is another animal rescue organisation and they too have a number of dogs and cats for adoption.
Smaller animals like hamsters, rabbits, birds and fish can be found at Animal House.