You can save a life, find an instant companion, and unconditional love by adopting. You have a pet ready to move into your home, heart, and life and up to date on medical care. All pets are sterilized, up to date on age appropriate vaccines. Pets are usually housebroken, and will be micro-chipped. Any diagnosed medical problems are treated based on the recommendation of our veterinarian, chronic medical conditions and the need for routine medications are discussed with the potential adopters prior to placing the pet in the home. Pets provide many benefits to their human families. They help maintain balance within the family structure and help children to understand and accept responsibility in learning to care for another living being.
Where do your animals come from?
Our volunteers work with local shelters, veterinarians, and the public to rescue pets. Many of our pets come from homes when their owner is no longer able care for them. These pets are often full grown and well loved. If you need help or advice on re-homing a pet please call or email us.
Where is your office located?
We do not have an office or kennel; all fostering is done in our volunteers’ homes. If you are interested in a pet that you have seen on our website please call 352-795-9550 and the foster will contact you. Also check our event calendar for upcoming adoption events.
What is the adoption fee for each dog?
The adoption fees vary but generally the adoption donations are from $125.00 to $200.00.
What is included in my adoption fee?
Each dog will be spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, have age appropriate vaccines, tested negative for heartworms, on heartworm and flea medication.
I live out of Citrus County; can I still adopt a dog?
Our rescue does home visits prior to the placement of any dog. If you live out of the area it is possible that another rescue group could do a home visit but this is done on a case by case basis.
Prospective adopters must complete an adoption form and sign an adoption agreement. Potential adopters are screened to make an appropriate match with a new pet. Information like the number of children and pets in the household is important in determining the best pet for that particular home. A home visit is made before each adoption and another may be scheduled at a later date to ensure all around satisfaction both for the pet and adoptive family.
What if the adoption does work out, can I return the dog?
Yes, in fact our contract, which all new adopters sign, states that the dog must be returned to Adopt A Rescued Pet, Inc. if they are unable to keep the pet. There is no time limit on this clause.