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Darlynn's Darlins Inc

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.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are located in the Central Florida area that includes the counties of Polk, Hillsborough, Orange, Osceola, Highlands, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, and Southern Lake County.

The Sanctuary/Shelter Facility will soon be relocated within Polk County just North of Interstate 4, at exit 44, and just East of Lakeland and West of Orlando.

About Our Shelter:

Darlynn’s Darlins Inc has been involved in animal rescue/shelter for over a decade. Originally, we thought we would be specific to Potbelly Pig Rescue. We quickly discovered that would not be the case. We are a NO KILL 501(c) 3 charitable organization working to help all animals without the usual species prejudice of many other organizations that confine their work to only certain types of animals. We have grown to understand that ALL non human animals are worthy of our respect and consideration so much of our focus has turned toward sharing and promoting that reality.

We advocate equal respect and consideration for non human beings, by human beings. We seek to educate youth and the general public about the various ways we can all protect, respect, and reconnect with the animal community while at the same time improving our own lives. Through our hands on, no kill rescue/shelter facility, our adoption and educational programs designed for the development of healthy minds and bodies, we intend to improve the life experience for the expense of none.

We have no paid employees and our corporate officers do not receive monetary compensation of any kind. We carry on through our own hard work, donations, and our caring volunteers.

Our organization is wholly about the animals and our work is a labor of love for the animals. We invite you to join with us and help institute a fundamental change for all animals with your donations and/or your time. Please visit our web site for more information and look for the updated site next month.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Due to a devastating Mother's Day fire, in which we lost our home and all our personal belongings, our shelter facility is in the process of being relocated to Polk City in Central Florida. We were extremely blessed in that almost all of the animals survived what was called "a blazing inferno." Darlynn's Darlins will be relocated near Fantasy of Flight and The Water Ski Museum right off I-4 between Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando.

During this period of resettlement, and the logistics involved in building to accomodate, caring for, and relocating dozens and dozens of animals, with no way of knowing how they will handle the stress and adjust to the change, we are not able to offer a set schedule of visiting hours or post animals for adoption at this time. Potential guardians will need to call ahead for an appointment. We expect to offer educational tours and set specific visitor days/hours by Spring 2009. We invite you to make a plan to visit us and get to know the animals.

Our Adoption Process:

We require an Application, Vet Reference, Family Interview, Home Check, and Post Adoption Home Visits for up to one year. We do not breed animals and as a result, most of the animals available for adoption at this time are not babies. Occasionally, we hear of babies or young animals needing homes and we do facilitate their placement.

There is a fee required to cover the cost for Spay or Neuter and a Notarized Adoption Contract outlining the conditions of the adoption and the environment in which the animal will be kept . The terms of the Adoption Contract also require notification of change of address and return to the shelter of any companion animal adopted if unable to keep due to a change of situation. Darlynn's Darlins Inc will have final approval of any potential rehoming of your choice and the new guardians will have to meet the same requirements as the original guardian. We will conduct occasional home visits for the first year to assure the adoption is working out as expected. Darlynn's Darlins takes their responsibility to all animals seriously and animal guardians should feel free to call the shelter at any time following adoption for ongoing help, advise or troubleshooting any problems or situations that may develop with their new family members.

We have employment responsibilities apart from the shelter operation so please be patient when expecting a return call or e-mail. If it is an emergency, please let us know if you have to leave a message and if it is a medical emergency call your vet immediately. We will make every possible effort to answer your inquiry within 36 hours.

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.