about us

Island Dog International Dog Rescue is so much more than what our name indicates (Guess we should have known our love for animals would have grown beyond working internationally and only with dogs).

Some things about us:

  • We are located in Groveland Floida
  • We rescue all animals, not just dogs
  • We offer free group obedience with our adopted dogs in Groveland FL
  • We rehabilitate wildlife and are permitted with the FWC working with Missy’s Miracles in Crystal River Florida 
  • We have master trainers available for all your dog training needs
  • We are all fostered based and always need fosters
  • We offer American Working Dog Association Certifications (Service Dog, Search and Rescue, Bed Bug and Narcotics Detection)
  • We offer AKC Certifications

UPCOMING classes

Thursdays at 6:30 Saturdays at 9:30

This course is a 6 week long dog obedience course in Groveland beginning on July 2nd (Saturday Class) from 9:30-10:30am and July 7th (Thursday Class) from 6:30-7:30pm.  

The course will utilize marker training and cover basic and intermediate obedience, plus anything additional that handlers are having concerns with. We will meet once a week to advance the training and you will be expected to practice with your pup during the week. We do limit class size to ensure everyone gets individual attention and have a group chat going on throughout the week for any trouble that you may have. In addition, depending on how everyone is progressing we may bring some agility equipment to incorporate into our sessions or have some challenges throughout the course for prizes.

The cost is $175.00 for the 6 week course and that is a donation made to Island Dog Rescue to help support the animals we bring in so it is a tax write off for you!

If your dog was adopted through us, the course is included with your adoption, so please provide a note in the comments with the dogs adoption name.

We can’t wait to see everyone there!


If you are looking for a more personalized training program or are not sure which training program is best for you, feel free to text us at 412-913-8690.  We would be happy to discuss options with you based on your specific goals and come up with a training plan.

Our private trainings are $65 a session and are approximately an hour long.  They typically are done in Groveland, but are based on what we are working on.  We want your dog consistent in all scenarios so once we see we are ready to add distractions we may move training to a farmers market, store or work around the outside of a dog park.

If you feel your pup would benefit from a reset, you have plans to go away and need to board your dog so why not have them trained at the same time or need help with the foundation so you can get a jumpstart into training we can help!  Board & Trains start at $750 for one week and during that time your pup not only receives a lot of training, but gets spoiled living with our pack and working on socialization and confidence building skills during the process.  Our board & trains can be for everything from obedience, to socializing, to behavioral, to therapy work, nose work, service dog and so much more!  Reach out and we would be happy to discuss it further!