Adoption Process

All pets in the Island Dog Program are kept in foster homes until the perfect forever home is found for them, regardless of how long it takes.  

The first step in the adoption process is to fill out the adoption application form and submit it to along with the name of the pet you are interested in or complete our online form on the document page.  Once the application is reviewed you will be notified if it is approved (sometimes we can only get to those approved if we are overwhelmed with applicants) and receive information on the second step of the adoption process.

The second step of the process is the meet and greet.  This is done in a variety of locations and may include meeting your current four legged friends.  If we see potential between you and the pet and you decide to proceed with the adoption, we schedule a home check.

At the home check the pet will have an opportunity to meet all your current pets along with the entire family.  In addition, we will make sure you home is the right environment for the pet in need and we will confirm all your current pets are up to date on all their vetting.  

If the home check is approved, we will check your references.  Once reference checks are approved we will give you the option to finalize the adoption.  In some cases a trial run offer will be given or pets will go on a foster to adopt agreement due to medical reasons.  

Pets Available for Adoption

Below are photos and information on the pets available for adoption through Island Dog.  If you do not see what you are looking for check back frequently because pets in our program can change daily.  For this reason, please check our Facebook page at Island Dog International Dog Rescue or Petfinder for the most up to date info on who is currently available.

Brutus is a 1 1/2 year old Bloodhound.  He is absolutely incredible with kids, people, other dogs, cats and just such a laidback loving guy.  Nothing means more to this guy than spending time with his people and being loved on.  He is very gentle and would do best in a home with a secure fenced in yard as sometimes his nose can make him wonder.  So far he has been very quiet and is still getting used to being in a house, but is coming around so quickly.  This guy will not last long and his personality could not get any better!

Hi everyone, my shelter name is Winston (although I’m looking for a new one).  I am approximately 2-3 years old, I appear to be a shepherd lab mix, I am laid back, affectionate and love car rides.  I am crate trained, appear to have not been given much love in my life, but could not be more grateful for making up for lost time!

Duke is approximately 1 year old.  He is a very loving pup who adores his humans, loves to play, shred stuffed toys and goof around.  He requires an owner who is confident and will be a strong alpha for Duke.  He loves playing with other dogs, is good with cats, is crate trained and knows basic obedience.

Hey there, I am Mike, also known as Loki from my foster parents.  I am a big goofball, who is super loving, is very friendly with other pups, love exploring the world, am learning basic obedience and think everyone should say hello to me when out in public.  I look like a really cool grey German Shepherd and am one of the most unique and handsome boys out there!  I am heartworm positive, but am not symptomatic and being treated, so you would never know once my treatment is complete.

Pets Adopted Through Island Dog

Interested in Fostering

We are always looking for new fosters and volunteers near Central Florida.  If you are interested, please go to the “Contact Us” page and send us a message to let us know or fill out the appropriate form available on the “documents page”.