The Dog Adoption Network

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If you are thinking about getting a new dog or puppy, adoption is definitely the way to go. With Florida’s ever growing dog population and the over crowding of rescue and shelter group, many un-adoptable dogs are being euthanized. Adopting a dog from your local shelter not only helps to support their vital work, but you could also being saving a life.

To begin your search for finding the perfect dog, take some time to visit your local shelter and rescue organizations. After filling out a questionnaire, an adoption counselor will meet with you to help find the right dog to fit your lifestyle. Some of the important questions that will be discussed are your schedule. Assess your schedule and be realistic about how much time you have to devote to your new dog or puppy. Another question is if there are any children in your household since not all types of dogs do well with small children. And last, but not least, are there other household pets.

After you and the adoption counselor have matched the perfect dog for you, most dog rescue centers in FL will proceed with a home visit and go over the adoption guidelines. Some groups will also require an adoption contract be signed before the adoption can take place. The adoption fees can range from $75 – $150 and all dogs should be up to date on all shots and are neutered or spayed. All this work is well worth the loving companion you’ll be bring home.

Every state, city and county has laws that protect dogs and other animals. Florida like many other states has specific laws, rules and regulations that must be followed when adopting a dog. You can find information about these laws at by clicking on Florida Statues. There you’ll find important information that will be handy when adopting a dog.

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