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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Orlando

By Adopt-a-Pet.com

Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Orlando

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Orlando area? Head to Lake Eola Park on Sundays for the Downtown Orlando Farmers Market. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you as you shop for seasonal farm-fresh produce, listen to live music, and hang out in the beer and wine garden. Your new pet will probably want to visit the vendors selling homemade pet treats, pet clothing, pet supplies, and pet travel accessories.

Want to show off your new family member? Check out Le Puparazzi & Glamour Puss Pet Photography in downtown Orlando. Donna Miller, a certified pet photographer prides herself on her ability to capture your dog’s spirit and personality during the photo shoot. Donna does both in-studio and on-location shoots to accommodate your pet’s unique personality and style.

Need a bit of help training your new pup? Bring them to Orlando Dog Training Club. Orlando Dog Training Club offers extensive programs for puppies and dogs in all stages of life. Basic training can be found in their Puppy Kindergarten and Older Puppy training courses. Once your new pet has mastered basic training, move on to Canine Good Citizen, Rally, or Advanced Obedience classes. Reward all that hard work with a trip to Fleet Peeples Dog Park in Winter Park or Paw Park of Historic Sanford. For more ideas, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Orlando on BringFido.com.

Orlando Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Orlando.

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Orlando, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Orlando, and right here on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Orlando paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Orlando. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Orlando Area Dog / Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Orlando focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Orlando focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • Beagle Brigade - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Orlando FL 32801
  • SouthEastern Keeshond Club - Orlando FL 32801
  • Buddies for Life Inc. - P.O. Box 536393, Orlando FL 32853
  • Central Florida Shiba Inu Rescue - Orlando FL 32835
  • Florida Fox Terrier and Schnauzer Rescue - Altamonte Springs FL 32701
  • GoldenRetriever Rescue of Mid Florida, Inc. - P.O. Box 1449, Goldenrod FL 32733
  • Central Florida Sheltie Rescue - Orlando FL 32779
  • American Bulldog Rescue - Winter Garden FL 34787
  • Animal Shelter - Humane Society of Central Florida - 5859 CR 545, Winter Garden FL 34787
  • American Brittany Rescue - Florida - Kissimmee FL 34741
  • Seminole County Animal Services - 232 Bush Blvd., Sanford FL 32773
  • Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline Inc. - Orlando FL 32725
  • Helping Paws Humane Society - P.O. Box 701157, St.Cloud, Orlando FL 34770
  • New Hope Sanctuary - 13320 CR 450 West, Umatilla FL 32784
  • Pyrangel Rescue Network - DeLand FL 32720
  • Southeast Volusia Humane Society - 1200 South Glencoe Rd, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
  • H.A.L.O. Pet Rescue Inc. - Auburndale FL 33823
  • Halifax Humane Society Inc - 2364 LPGA Blvd, Daytona Beach FL 32124
  • Lookingforadog.com - 761 Foxhound Drive, Port Orange FL 32124
  • Looking for a Home - 5337 Norh Socrum Lopp Road #124, Lakeland FL 33809
  • SPCA, Inc. - 5850 Brannen Road S, Lakeland FL 33813

The Top 50 Dog Breeds & Breed Mixes

Are you unsure about what dog you want to adopt? Here are the top 50 breeds, and mixed breeds most often searched.

  • Labrador
  • Pit Bull
  • German Shepherd
  • Boxer
  • Yorkie
  • Bulldog
  • Pomeranian
  • Rottweiler
  • Maltese
  • Chihuahua
  • Shih Tzu
  • Golden Retriever
  • Dachshund
  • Pug
  • Beagle
  • Mastiff
  • Corgi
  • Siberian Husky
  • Doberman
  • Great Dane
  • Goldendoodle
  • French Bulldog
  • Boston Terrier
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Schnauzer
  • English Bulldog
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Dalmatian
  • Vizsla
  • Havanese
  • Cockapoo
  • Poodle
  • Border Collie
  • Basset Hound
  • Labradoodle
  • Akita
  • Shiba Inu
  • Newfoundland
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Cane Corso
  • Shar Pei
  • Blue Heeler
  • Bull Terrier
  • Collie
  • Samoyed
  • Sheltie
  • Weimaraner
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Bichon Frise