Visit phoenixanimalrescue.petfinder.org to see all of our adoptable dogs and puppies. You can also visit our adoptable dogs and puppies on Saturdays 11AM - 5PM at Petsmart in Butler Plaza on Archer Road in Gainesville, FL.
ALL OF OUR ADOPTABLE DOGS LIVE WITH A FOSTER FAMILY WHO LIKELY WORKS A FULL TIME JOB. IT MIGHT NOT BE POSSIBLE TO SCHEDULE A MEET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS AND DO OUR BEST TO REPLY TO YOUR INQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS IN A TIMELY MANNER. WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.
Our adoption process has a few steps to help us ensure a good match between dogs and prospective homes. In order to match the rescue dogs' needs with the best adoptive homes and environments, it is necessary for you to complete the entire application process. The application process includes the following:
1. Complete the adoption application either at Petsmart on adoption days or online. Please understand that regardless of how wonderful your family may be, we can not process an incomplete application. To be considered for approval, your application MUST include names and phone numbers of references, including your veterinarian, and landlord or association manager, if you are renting or live in a condominium. 2. Receive contact call/email from an Adoption or Foster Coordinator confirming we've received your application. 3. Have references checked (make sure all references have valid phone numbers on your application). 4. Receive a home visit by one of our rescue contacts. This can be at the same time as the play date with the dog or puppy you're adopting.
6. Sign an Adoption Contract and submit the required Adoption Fee. Adoption fees vary from $150 to $250, depending on the dog you're adopting.
Phoenix Animal Rescue showcases adoptable dogs and puppies each Saturday at Petsmart in Butler Plaza on Archer Road in Gainesville, FL. Visit our adoptable dogs and puppies from 11AM - 5PM. You can submit an application in person on adoption days.
Sometimes, there are many applicants wanting the same dog. In such situations, we try to make the best possible match based on the information we've gathered through each of the application steps. There are always many dogs to choose from. So sometimes the exact dog you're applying for might already have an adoption pending or may actually "fit" better in a different applicant's home. In this case, we try to interest you in someone else who is available that we think might be a good match according to your preferences on the application.
Phoenix Animal Rescue's Petfinder site is kept as current as possible and you do not have to send an email to see if a dog is available. If a dog is listed as Adoptable on Petfinder, the dog is adoptable and applications are being accepted for adoptive homes for adoptable dogs at all times. We appreciate ALL applications and will treat each one as a priority. Processing of applications for dogs can take as many as a couple of weeks. Every one who helps run Phoenix Animal Rescue is a volunteer, most likely with a full time job. We always do our best to reply to your inquiries and applications in a timely manner. We welcome emails to check on applications. Thank you for your patience!