When are you open?
Our adoption center is open 10-6 Wednesday through Friday. We are in the office on Tuesdays and can show animals by appointment only, as Tuesday is our administrative work day. Finally, you can find us at Butler Plaza PetSmart on Saturdays from 11am-5pm.
I have a cat/dog that I can’t keep/found/don’t want anymore. Will you take it or do you have to take it?
We are a privately run no kill non-profit rescue. The vast majority of the animals who come into our program come from animals services in Alachua and surrounding counties. We are not obligated to take animals from the public into our rescue program but if we happen to have space in our rescue it does occasionally happen. If you have an animal you are needing to surrender please send us an email at email@example.com with the following information about the animals: Breed, sex, age, behavioral issues, health issues, reason for surrendering and a photo. We will be in touch with you as to whether we have space. By design, we are almost always at capacity because we are pulling from kill facilities in order to save lives but you can always inquire as to our intake ability at the moment.
Do you need volunteers?
Yes! We are always in need of animal lovers willing to help out at the rescue in various capacities. If you are interested in learning more or are ready to sign up please visit our volunteer page.
Do you need foster homes?
Yes! We are always in need of additional folks willing to foster animals. If you are interested in fostering or are ready to make the commitment please visit our foster page and fill out the application.
How can I adopt an animal from you?
Please visit our adoption page and fill out an application.
How much does it cost to adopt an animal?
The cost to adopt an animal varies depending on if they are a puppy, adult or long term resident. Puppies under four months are $300, adult dogs are $175, kitten under six months are $99, cats over six months are $59. Our average cost for caring for and preparing each animal for adoption is greater than our adoption fees, but we try to balance demand and our goal of saving as many animals as possible in setting our adoption fee structure.
Do you have (insert breed/sex/age/type of animal)?
Please visit our Facebook page to see our most up-to-date listing of our available pets. If you see someone you are interested in meeting please visit our rescue during normal business hours. Puppies and the more popular dog breeds tend to go very quickly. We do not hold animals. If there is a specific breed, age, sex, etc. that you are looking for please check the Facebook page very frequently.
You don’t have the type of animal I’m looking for now. Can I tell you what I’m looking for and you just keep my info on file for when you get that type of animal in?
No. There are so many adoptables through our doors any given week, hundreds of points of contact with the public and numerous adoption and community outreach events. We simply couldn’t run our rescue and keep track of the specific breed/sex/age/temperament requests! If there is something specific you’re looking for please keep checking back on our Facebook page and the minute someone catches your eye, put in an application or make a point to get into to visit as soon as you can.