Following is information about Gainesville Pet Rescue’s adoption process. You can also view the pets that are currently available for adoption in our program.
Viewing Our Pets
Most of our pets can be viewed on our website. Our website is updated throughout the week. Please call the GPR office at (352) 692-4773 to confirm when each pet will be available for adoption. We are open for adoptions on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. We encourage you to stop by and visit the animals.
Application for Adoption
If you are interested in adopting, we ask that you complete an adoption application and speak with one of our adoption counselors. Our goal is to insure that we are matching the right pet with the right person and to answer any questions you may have.
To be considered as an adopter, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and show your current driver’s license.
- Be prepared to provide written consent from landlord on management letterhead if you rent your home/apt. If you own your home please bring proof of address (utility bill in your name or similar).
- Be prepared to provide copies of vet records of current pets in household (with proof of vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and date of spay/neuter). If you do not bring a medical record with you, GPR may contact your vet directly.
- Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for a pet.
- Read the handout entitled “Before You Adopt.”
- Complete this application and interview with an adoption counselor.
The Adoption Fee Includes:
- Veterinary Exam
- Age appropriate vaccines
- Occult Heartworm Test (dogs)
- Heartworm preventative (dogs)
- Feline Leukemia/AIDS Test (All cats & kittens)
- Deworming for intestinal parasites
- Monthly Flea Control
- Voucher for free visit to Veterinarian
- Free bag of Science Diet pet food
- Free shelter insurance for 30 days
- And all other healthcare needed while the pet is in the care of GPR
What happens to your adoption fee?
Not a single penny of your adoption fee is used for administrative costs or overhead. Every penny of the fee goes towards our pet’s medical expenses. In fact, in almost all cases, the adoption fee falls far short of the actual medical expenses for the pet. The difference is made up from cash donations and through the affiliate programs available through this website.