Adoption Process & Adoption Stories

Welcome to
Gainesville Pet Rescue

Since its inception in 1993, thousands of animals have been placed into loving, permanent homes. 


We are looking to make sure that you can make our animals have good home to help keep them safe.

Support & Donate

Help man's best friend! You can make a formal donation or send in collars, beds, mats, crates, etc.
Every helping hand is much appreciated.

License Plate

They have some of the best ways to make sure that you have track of your dogs through innovative license plate system.

Board Member

They have some of the best ways to make sure that you can take care of the animal that we provide.


We are a big community who are trying to make sure that you have the right help when you need it.


We are always looking to make sure that we grow and try to make sure that no animals are being harmed in our neighbourhood which has allowed us to provide the best service.

rescues the majority

We can only take in owned animals on a case by case basis.

Adopt a Cat

Adopt a Kitten

Adoption Stories

Adopt a Dog

Adopt a Puppy

Adoption Process

 We are open for adoptions on Thursday and Friday from10am to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.. We encourage you to stop by and visit the animals.

An Adopter

Interview Process

Be able & willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet. The adopter will also be introduced to in-depth kitten and dog checklists.

Adoption Fee

$100 To Cover

Veterinary Exam, 
Canine/Feline Vaccinations , 
Occult Heartworm Test,
Feline Leukemia/Feline Aids Test (All cats & kittens)

Foster Parent

Care Part

Our foster care coordinator will call you to set up an interview to further explain the program and answer any questions you may have.

What our clients say

Don’t take our word, hear it from our clients. Client happiness is our utmost priority.

They have some of best ways to help ensure that we as the caretaker of the animals are capable enough which is a very good way to make sure that your animal is getting adopted right.
Ellen R. Elder

Our Blog

Things to Do After Adopting a Dog

Adopting a dog is a decision that needs to be done after a lot of thought. It affects your personal life, and you need to be ready for changes. Since you are inviting another companion to your world, you also need to ensure that you have what it takes to make them comfortable. Making such changes will be critical in helping them adapt to your world and things will only move towards the better. Apart from that, understanding their needs and making life comfortable are two aspects that you need to consider. Hence, to help you out, here are the things that you need to do after adopting a dog.


Prepping up your Home

Your home might be spacious and comfortable for humans, but now you need to think from a dog’s perspective. There might be harmful particles that cause a lot of problems, once the little fellow swallows the same. This calls up for examination and checking every corner of your home. Just like baby proofing the place, there are other techniques that welcome your home to dogs and other such companions. Hence, you need to look into such aspects and make the most out of everything.


The Space

Just like the bedroom, a dog requires a space of its own, and you need to find that spot. This particular space needs to be comfortable, and you also need to think about the temperature before setting things up for the same. Apart from being spacious, you need to fill it with comfortable accessories that may help the dog to be cosy and have a good sleep. If you are also thinking about protection, then you need to keep this space closer to the main door. In that manner, the little fellow will alert you the very moment something goes wrong.

Let him/her Explore

Another critical point that many fail to recognise is the fact about exploration. When you first bring the dog home, you need to let him/her go through the entire house, so that they are aware of the space. By doing so, you are letting the dog to be more comfortable and free when it comes to moving around all over the place. Hence, this welcoming gesture will go a long way in building a strong bond.

The Mode of Transportation

Bringing the dog home is an important step and one that needs to be carried out in the right manner. By all means, you should not be following any methods that may harm the animal. Leashes and belts that are too tight may hurt the little buddy’s neck, so you need to think about the same. After all, what gives us the right to control someone else.


We take pride in every project we have done. We have grown a lot with our work years.

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