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Behavioral Problems?

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Thinking of giving your dog away because of behavioral problems? PLEASE DON'T! Here is the solution. Edel is an experienced dog trainer who can help your dog with on and off leash obedience training and family protection training. He is helping us with some of our rescued dogs and he can help you! Edel is located in the Miami area. If you live a distance away, he may also be able to work out something with you. For more information please email


What are transports? Transports are organised groups of volunteers who rescue animals by moving them from a shelter in Florida to a rescue or home in another State.

Where do the pets come from? Some are from kill shelters where the animals life is in danger and are being moved to a no-kill rescue. Others are in rescues and have been found a home some distance away but it is too far for the adopter to transport the animal themselves.

How far do I have to drive? The journey is divided up into legs of about an hour. You can drive as many legs as you like. If you volunteer early the route can often be adjusted so that you can start and finish where it is convenient to you.

Do I get paid? No, it is totally voluntary. Some rescues will pay for your fuel if they are desperate to move some animals.

What happens if I volunteer to transport a dog and then change my mind? If a replacement driver cannot be found the transport will not take place and the pet may die! Please make sure that you are available on the date specified and that you and your vehicle are road worthy before volunteering. For more information please e-mail

Rescuers in Need of Foster Homes in Jacksonville, FL
We need foster homes for special needs dogs and cats. Some are blind, some are deaf. Others are both blind and deaf. Also foster homes and permanent homes required for HIV positive cats. There has to be someone who has patience and time to spend with these wonderful, loving animals who need some extra help. If you have experience, that would be wonderful! We need help in Jacksonville, and all over Florida. Please, if you have love in your heart for animals, help us with these precious animals, so that they can live as normal a life as possible. For more information please e-mail

What we do
Many unwanted pets are taken to county shelters where their life is in danger as soon as they enter the door. All the animals here have either been abandoned or abused/neglected or surrendered. They have all been rescued, which means they have at been in at least one home. When considering adoption, please make sure you are ready to give a loving and forever home to him or her. That includes considering them if you are moving home. If you are planning on moving home, ensure that you are permitted to have pets in your new home BEFORE signing a contract. If you are planning a vacation and cannot take your pet with you, please be sure to have someone available to temporarily take care of it. These animals are NOT disposable, they have feelings and also grieve when they lose you, therefore it is of the utmost importance that you consider this before adopting a pet. Most of these wonderful animals end up on 'death row' when surrendered to the pound, or remain homeless for months and even years and may never find another home. PLEASE take adoption seriously!

We do not ship animals. If you cannot travel to meet the animal you will not be able to adopt it. If you would like to adopt a homeless pet or would like to more information about the available pets please E-mail:

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Page updated: April 20th 2015
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