Search for a purebred dog or cat to adopt or rescue in Florida

Pure breed adoption is quickly becoming a preferred alternative to finding a local breeder.  Not only do you save a life by rescuing a dog or cat in need, you’re very likely to spend less money on adoption fees than a breeder’s sale price.  
Did you know that 25% of pets in shelters and rescues are pure breed animals?  This is partially because of over-breeding, resulting in perfectly good animals either being released in to the wild or being dropped off at local shelters and rescues.  It’s a shame that not all breeders are responsible, but you can out help by adopting one and saving a life.  With 4 million pets being euthanized each year, we can all make a difference together.  It is not an issue of not having enough homes to adopt in to, it is an issue with an over-supply of animals. 
If you’re open to the idea of adopting a purebred pet instead of going to a breeder, we also encourage you to consider adopting an adult or senior pet.  Depending on your situation, this may be a better choice.  Puppies and young dogs can be a handful.  Older pets are more likely to be settled down a little bit and are sometimes already housebroken.  Since so many people are looking for puppies, sometimes this group gets overlooked.  It doesn’t mean they’re bad, it just means they’re a little older.   They’ll love you just the same!
Here is a list of Florida rescue organizations that focus on specific breeds.  If you know of one we don't have listed, email us and we'll add it to the list.  
Breed-specific Organization Name Website City
Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida Seminole
South Florida Shih Tzu Rescue and Adoption Bradenton
Florida Rottweiler Rescue Brandon
Central Florida Great Dane Rescue, Inc. Cocoa
Yorkie Friends Rescue Cocoa Beach
Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc. Coral Springs
Friends of Greyhounds, Inc. Fort Lauderdale
Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education Jacksonville
First Coast Beagle Rescue Jacksonville
Friends of Collies and Shelties Jacksonville
Ethical Bully Breed Rescue Lantana
Greyhound Ranch Adoptions, Inc. Longwood
Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florid\, Inc. Naples
Doberman Rescue League, Inc. Overland Park
Escarosa Greyhound and All-Pet Adoptions Pensacola
Internet Miniature Minscher Service Inc Pinellas Park
Pit Bull Happenings, Inc. Port Richey
Florida Alaskan Malamute Help and Rescue Port Saint Lucie
Tampabay German Shepherd Rescue Riverview
Skyway Dachshund Rescue St. Petersburg
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Florida Summerfield
Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay Tampa
SouthEast Beagle Rescue Inc. Tampa
Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue, Inc. Tampa
Second Chance Boxer Rescue, Inc Valrico
Starfish Border Collie Rescue Vero Beach
Shih Tzu Rescue, Inc. Weston
Finding the right breed is the first step in getting a new pet in to your home.  You need to take in to consideration everything from their energy level, age, barking, size, exercise requirements, your energy level, among many others.  We’ve got a few links to get you started.  If we don’t yet have information for the breed you are looking for, try tracking down a breed specific rescue to ask questions to. We’ve found that they are a better source of information than general Internet searches because they have the added level of understanding the adoption process and how it generally impacts the breed.  

Dogs Dogs Cats
Beagle Shetland Sheepdog(Sheltie) Persian
Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Maine Coon
Golden Retriever American Bulldog Shorthaired Persian
Pug Boxer Siamese
Dachshund Great Dane Abyssinian
English Bulldog Boston Terrier Ragdoll
German Shepherd Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Birman
Poodle Shih Tzu Oriental
Rotweiller Chihuahua American Shorthair
Siberian Husky  Saint Bernard Tonkinese
Bradenton, Brandon, Cocoa, Miami, Cocoa Beach, Coral Spring, Ft. Lauderdale, Weston, Pinellas Park, Port Richey, Port Saint Lucie, St. Petersburg, Riverview, Summerfield, Tampa, Valrico, Vero Beach, Weston, Jacksonville, Latana, Overland Park, Naples, Pensacola


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