28° 57' 54.774" N, 82° 25' 35.472" W
Primarily Toy Breed Dogs but will consider other small pets when space and funding allow
Central Florida Region
Prospective adopters are required to fill out an adoption application
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If inquiring about a particular dog, please put his/her name in the subject line. We cannot consider applications submitted by anyone under age 21 and rarely consider homes with children under school age. We place our dogs in the best suited home, not first come first serve. We will contact you for a phone interview shortly after we receive your application. Afterwards, we will contact your references and set up a home visit. If a good match is found, the pet is placed following the family signing an adoption agreement to keep the pet indoors, maintain his/her vaccinations and provide a good, loving home, etc. Please keep in mind that we are all volunteers and will work on your application as quickly as possible. It will help if you let your references and vet know that we will be calling to verify your application information. If you use two vets, please let us know so that we can get complete information. Lack of information may keep us from approving your application. A home visit is required for all adoptions. Out of state adoptions are welcome. Please be aware that WE DO NOT SHIP OUR DOGS CARGO. If you live outside of the dog's fostering state, we will attempt to set up a land transport for your pup. A typical land transport is composed of numerous volunteers driving a designated leg of the trip. We ask that the adopter, if at all possible, take the last leg or two of the trip. If we can not set up a volunteer land transport, then a transport for fee service may also be available for adopters along the eastern seaboard. In addition, you are free to make your own travel arrangements to pick up your little one from the foster home. Pets are often visited after placement and representatives maintain contact to help work with any questions or problems that may arise. Know that 100% of our adoption fee goes toward the vetting of rescues - we are all volunteers striving to make a difference in the lives of precious little ones. We do not use extreme temperament tests on our dogs that invite failure but rather interact with them as a loving family would and view how they react under normal day to day circumstances. Our goal is to place our rescued animals in warm, loving, permanent homes where all their needs will be met. If for any reason an adopter can no longer keep their adopted pet, it is required that the animal be returned to Safe At Home, as specified in our contract. Before applying to adopt a rescued animal, please consider the cost of taking on a new pet, the time and energy you will have to invest, and whether your lifestyle allows you to take on the responsibility of this pet. We hope you will find your new family member with us. Remember to take time to do your research. If you don't find a compatible companion through us, check your local animal control and save a life there. But do check back with us often as our website is updated regularly. If you do not see the pet you are looking for on our site, feel free to complete an adoption application and we will contact you when we may have a suitable match. Please understand we must be selective in our matchmaking process for the sake of the animals we rescue. They count on us to provide for their continued safety in their new lives