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Come visit us at our location in Sanford directly behind the Paw Park Dog Park
We are currently open by appointment ONLY.
Click on any image above for more info.
*FH* by a pet's name means they are in a foster home.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog!
If you are applying for a puppy, please reconsider adopting an older pet. The puppy stage is temporary and the dogs who really need homes are our adult dogs. Puppies are adorable, but they also require a lot of time, training and attention. The seniors are terrific too and are just waiting to be adopted. If you truly want to rescue a pet, rescue an older pet. They are the last ones anyone wants and the numbers waiting to come into a rescue program like ours are very high.
Let us say that we are happy that you are interested in rescuing an animal. Please understand that our primary focus is to rescue animals in distress and assure that they are never put in that position again; therefore we do not have a first come, first serve mentality. Instead, we make every effort to ensure that we match the right family with the right pet. We will attempt to be totally honest with you about your pet of interest and, in return, ask that you be totally honest with us about your situation.
Before you contact us about any animal, please complete the Adoption Application so that we can have some preliminary information. There is space at the end for any questions. After we receive your form, we will contact you to answer your questions, discuss your compatibility and hopefully set up a meeting with your future pet!
Not all of our pets attend all the events, so if you are interested in a particular pet, we recommend that you complete the online adoption form so that we can arrange a meeting.
Generally, minimum adoption donations range from $150-$350 for dogs and $75 - $150 for cats; this includes the cost of spaying/neutering, shots, microchipping, and medical care.
If you are renting, please be aware of our policy that pet fees and / or security deposits need to be paid before you will be able to finalize the adoption. We will also need to provide proof that the pet fee / security deposit has been paid. We have had many pets returned because the renter did not pay their pet fee.
Our adoption hours are by appointment Tuesday through Sunday at our Sanford Adoption Center. Check out our Events Calendar to verify additional times and locations.
We limit our adoptions to the Central Florida area. This is due in part to our return policy. If at any time in the pet's life you are unable to keep it, you are required to return it to us.
Adoption donations are accepted in the form of cash, money orders, VISA and MasterCard.
It is our mission that each adoption be successful. This is only accomplished through truthful responses in your adoption application. We will ask you detailed information about your home, your family, employer and related veterinary information. Please make sure you have gathered the following information before starting this application:
> Employer name and phone number
> Information about any current pets you may have
> Name and phone number of current Vet
> Name and age of all members living in your household
> Name and phone number of landlord or if applicable
> Name and phone number of at least one non-family reference
Fraudulent applications will not be reviewed and your information will be added to the national Do Not Adopt List.
Thank you for opening your home to a rescue!