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Precious Paws Rescue

Phone (352) 726-4700


Adoption Center: 7358 S. Florida Avenue, Floral City 

Hours Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., other times may be arranged)

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1014, Floral City, FL 34446

Adoption Partner Pet Supermarket Inverness - 2649 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness

Adoption Site  9070 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River (limited hours call first)

Adoption Partner Site Rural King Crystal River (limited hours call first)

Facebook — 100% donations to our official Facebook page will come into support the pets in our care

GoFundMe — Fundraiser for Permanent Building

Amazon Smile — The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% to us if you select us as your Charity. Shop via Smile.Amazon.com

Include Precious Paws Rescue in your will or living trust, or by naming PPR as a beneficiary of a retirement plan and/or life insurance policy. The amount lift to PPR may be expressed as a dollar amount or as a percentage of the assets given.

Questions? Call (352) 726-4700 


Special Thanks to Maddie’s Fund for its support over the years. Learn more about Maddie’s Fund#ThanksToMaddie

PPR thanks Maddie Fund

Precious Paws Rescue, Inc. Statistics

Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-2pm

Closed Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

Year in Review: 2017

Our Mission:

The primary purposes of this corporation is to reduce pet overpopulation and to relieve the suffering of animals by rescuing, fostering and rehoming unwanted or abandoned pets; to inform and educate the public regarding basic pet care, the importance of spay/neuter practices to control pet overpopulation and to seek funding for these procedures.


  • 312 cats came into our shelter
  • 67 adults were adopted 50%
  • 245 kittens were adopted 89%
  • 61 dogs came into our shelter
  • 22 adults were adopted 100%
  • 39 puppies were adopted 100%
  • Many other cats were adopted through private adoptions, where we found homes for the cats, kittens while the owner continued to care for them.

Note: Florida experienced a hurricane in the fall of 2017 that left many people in our county with damaged homes. Several of our cats were returned to us during this time due to the owners inability to continue to care for their adopted cats.

Foster Program

  • 73 cats and kittens were in foster homes
  • 7 volunteers fostered these felines during the year.
  • All cats and dogs were spayed/neutered before being available for adoption.
  • 75 low cost spay/neuter vouchers were sold to pet owners. We made appointments for the surgeries at one of the three participating animal hospitals where the vouchers were redeemed on the day of surgery. Through our voucher program these pet owners were able to afford to have their pets altered and prevent further pet overpopulation.


We have 28 active volunteers (most also foster).

Offsite adoption center Petsupermart, staffed and cared for by the employees of the pet store. PPR reviews and approves all adoptions. Cats are kept in the stores cattery and are usually adopted in one to two days. Dogs are there with volunteers on the weekends. Offsite adoptions are also conducted at Tractor Supply and Sea 


Pet food bank

We share our food, litter, blankets, toys etc. with the local food bank that distributes food to the homes of those in need.


Charity in Good Standing

Incorporated in the State of Florida in March 2009 and has complied with the registration requirements of Florida Statutes and Solicitation Act. Registration number CH29226.

We’re a 501 (c) 3 public charity under IRS tax code and contributions may be tax deductible. We are an all volunteer organization and have no paid staff.

Our Mission

The goal of Precious Paws Rescue is to reduce pet overpopulation through rescuing, fostering, adopting and sponsoring low cost spay, neuter and vaccinations programs. 

100% donations go directly to the animals in Precious Paws Rescue. No paid staff. No frills. All the funds go to buy food, medicine, vet bills, supplies and utilities.

Adoption Process

Prospective adopters are asked to complete an Adoption Application. The information requested gives the PPR volunteer a brief insight into your lifestyle and living arrangements.  If you do not own your home you will be asked to provide a note from your landlord indicating that you may have pets in your home.  The question about current pets in the household is important.  It is the practice of PPR not to adopt an animal to families where non-sterilized pets are living. An effective sterilization program is the key to decreasing the number of homeless pets. Information on your pets also gives the PPR volunteer information on the possible compatibility of the PPR rescued pet and your current household pets.   PPR volunteers are working to place each pet in the most suitable home environment.  As PPR pets are fostered in a home environment the foster parent is able to identify the habits of the rescue pet and the home and lifestyle of the adoptive family will make for the most successful adoption.