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Our Featured Deland, FL Partner:

West Volusia Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

800 Humane Society Rd
Deland, FL 32720
(386) 734-2450
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Volusia County within a 50 mile radius

About Our Shelter:

My name is Judy. I am a volunteer with the Adoption Team. I help set up festivals to try to bring in donations to the shelter. I visit homes and interview people that want to adopt from us. I do follow up after the animal leaves the shelter to go to their new home. I try to educate the new pet owners on the care of their per.
Why do I do this? I love all of God's creatures and want them to all be taken care of and get the love they deserve.

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Our Adoption Process:

When you find the pet you want to adopt, we ask that you fill out an application. The information on the application will be checked by the Director. The Vet listed on the application will be called to check if other animals in the residence are up to date on shots, and if they are well treated.
Our Adoption Team will drive by the address to check the neighborhood and for a fence if a dog is to be adopted. A home visit will be scheduled for out Adoption Team to meet the future Parents of the animal. If children or other animals are involved, the aniamal will then be brought to the home to check interaction with the entire "family". If the animal seems to do well on the visit, it may be left at the home at that time, if all other factors are met.
The animal will be neutered or spayed before going to a permanent home, if it has not already been done. This may slow the process down a little. All animals will be "fixed" before leaving the shelter. All shots will be up to date as well. Testing for Heart Worm, Feline Luke and other diseases will be done before the animal can be placed.
The donation for the adoption fee is $60.
If there is a medical problem, this will be discussed at length, so there is no question about the animals health.
You will sign a contract that you were truthful on the application, and that the animal will leave at the address stated on the application. The contract also states that the adoptive animal must not be given away to anyone else. If you have to give up the animal, it must come back to the shelter.
There is follow up after the animal leaves the shelter. We have a connection with the animals and want to make sure they are doing well in their new homes. Please know that you and your new animal will be welcome to come back to the shelter and visit us so we can see they are doing well.
The animals at our shelter are very greatful for their new forever homes. We try to make sure that they will live out their lives as happy as they can be.

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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.