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Our Featured Largo, FL Partner:

FARR - Florida Retriever Rescue, Inc

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.

PO Box 2021
Largo, FL 33770
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Florida Retriever Rescue (FARR) is a 501(c)(3) non profit, all volunteer, dog rescue organization. We take in all retriever breeds (Labradors, Goldens, Flat Coats, Curly Coats and Duck Tollers) and mixes of those breeds. We temperament test our dogs before they come in and of course all medical needs are taken care of prior to adoption. We are located in Tampa Bay (Hillsborough, Pinellas, & Pasco Counties), though you are welcome to submit an inquiry if you are willing to drive to meet your potentional match.

About Our Rescue Group:

Adopting a dog from a rescue group is the best way for you to get a dog. Of course we are biased and believe that “Rescued is the best breed!” We pull from kill shelters, but the dogs live in various foster homes with us throughout Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties. This allows us to evaluate the good, the bad, and the ugly. And don’t worry, we will tell you all of it. Our job is to make sure we make the best match possible for you, your family, and the dog. Adopt - Save a Life!

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Come Meet our Pets:

UPCOMING EVENT: FARR will be attending Adopt-A-Palooza. We will have a lot of our adoptable puppies and dogs at the event. Please come out and see us!
WHEN: May 18th, 2014 8am-1pm
WHERE: The Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL. 33765

All of our rescues are placed in personal foster homes across the Tampa Bay area in Pinellas, Hillsborough, & Pasco Counties.

FARR Participates in several local adoption events throughout the area. Check back for postings on our commitments to attend different events.

Our Adoption Process:

The adoption fee is required so we can provide the best possible care for all of our incoming rescues. We had lowered our adoption fees for a while due to the economy, but our vets have raised their fees and we are struggling to keep afloat, so now we are setting them based on their age, breed, and demand. Please rest assured our adoption fees are still the lowest of any rescue in the area. Some dogs will only cost us $75, some will cost us $1200. We take care of our dogs medically prior to adoption to ensure as best we can that you are getting a healthy dog. We of course cannot check hips and all that, but will if the dog shows any issues around it. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, two DAPPV2 shots, rabies (if over 16 weeks, or if the spay/neuter vet requires it), de-worming and heartworm test (if over 6 months) and treatment if heartworm positive (which cost us $460 by itself). The adoption fee allows us to help multiple dogs in different stages of health, age, and abuse. Again, all medical is done (spay/neutered, shots, deworming, heartworm test-treated if positive, etc) prior to adoption. We do not set requirements for our adopters beyond the fact that if you're looking for a lawn ornament, you came to the wrong place. Our dogs are inside dogs only. Other than that, if you have love to give a dog, we will work with you.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.