Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Our rescues live in temporary foster homes with loving families and treated like a member of the family while awaiting adoption.
We accept dogs from owner surrenders, animal control and animal shelters. Every dog or puppy is spayed or neutered, vaccinated appropriately, heartworm tested and receives a microchip before going to his or her forever home.
Dr. Terry Marie Curtis, a veterinarian and clinical behaviorist from UF is part of our team providing advice and treatment to dogs and puppies with psychological challenges. Dr. Peggy Fleming provides our dogs and puppies with holistic care. Dr. Jackson provides extensive comprehensive care to all our rescue dogs and puppies. We selected her because the rescue dogs and puppies respond better with women, at least initially. Dr. Michelle McCutcheon spays and neuters our dogs and puppies. We are grateful to her and the CARES Center for the excellent care provided each of our animals. Dr. McCutcheon makes the smallest incisions this rescue has witnessed and we have never had a challenge or infection since she started sterilizing our animals.
All adopters are asked to complete an adoption questionnaire on our web site at www.GSRFL.org.
Potential adopters are required to provide a vet reference, have a fenced yard, and when needed provide an onsite home study. Approved adopters are required to sign an adoption contract plus a release voluntary waiver of liability. We reserve the right to decline any adoption. It is the policy of the board of directors of this organization not to adopt dogs and puppies into families or people living in apartments or condos.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.