Complete an application for the dog of your choice. We do not allow anyone to meet the dogs without a completed application, besides at local events we often have. You can complete an app on the "Application" tab. Once submitted, please give us 24 to 48 hours to process. We do NOT adopt out of the state of Florida, no exceptions. Application works best via a computer/laptop. It will sometimes malfunction via cellphone. If you do not receive a confirmation email, then we didn't receive your application.
***If we say a dog must have a fence, no apartments, etc. and you do NOT meet those requirements please do not apply. We will not make exceptions and your application will automatically be deleted. We know our dogs very well and there are reasons we make the requirements we do.
If application is approved, including the vet checks, the next step is to complete a home check. We do this in order to ensure our dogs are going to safe and fitting homes. Currently, during this pandemic, we are completing these via Facetime or Zoom.
***If you have concerns about a home check, please do not apply. We will not make exceptions. We are not a "same day" adoption type of rescue - we do our due diligence before letting our dogs go anywhere. As rescues, we don't take chances in allowing them to go anywhere that won't set them up for success. Please understand our reasoning for home checks - it's for everyone's benefit including adopters. We don't want you to meet a dog first, for us to then deny you for a housing, etc reason.
If Step 1 and Step 2 were successful, its time to meet your new potential four-legged family member. This is to make sure they get along with everyone in your household. This process includes a week long trial to ensure its a perfect fit.
***At the start of your trial you must provide us with the adoption payment. If you choose not to adopt during your week long trial we will send back payment to you at the end of the week. Otherwise, there are no refunds.
The final step includes signing an adoption contract and paying adoption fee. The contracts are put in place to protect the dogs and the rescue.
***Depending on the dog, obedience classes may be required to be completed at the cost of the adopter within 3 months after adoption date. For all puppies 6 months and under, it will be mandatory for them to attend training classes at the cost of the adopter. Certificate of completion will be required as proof.
Adoption fees vary depending on the dog, age, and its needs. Our fees range from $100-$300. These fees include all age appropriate vaccines, microchip, spay/neuter, deworming, and current flea and heart worm preventatives. If you adopt young puppies from us, you are responsible for following up with your vet to receive any of the next vaccines for their series.
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