Adopting A Friend

When you adopt from us, you can be sure that your pet will be coming to you from a caring home environment.  Not having a shelter is a double-edged sword.  Sadly, it prevents us from helping ALL the animals that come our way, and allows us to take only the pets we can care for.  Our pets are healthy and live in private foster homes until their forever home can be found.  We take them to our vet for a thorough exam, make sure they are current on their shots, tested, spayed or neutered and the dogs are micro-chipped or tattooed.  If there is anything health-wise that needs treatment, we fix it.

Adoption Process

We are of the belief that there is a perfect home for every homeless pet.  We just need the time to find it.


Most of the animals in our care have been rescued, so we ensure their new homes will be better than the last. 


We ask every potential adoptee to complete an adoption application.  The board reviews each application and the best home for the pet will be chosen.  We arrange for a home visit; use a legal and binding adoption contract and charge an adoption fee that is applied towards the vet bill and care of the pet.  In most cases the adoption fee does not cover our out -of-pocket costs so we rely upon the help of many to place the animal in its final home.
Please Consider A Donation!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! In fact, we exist solely on donations from folks like you. If you want to help out with a specific dog or just donate to the cause click HERE to donate via PayPal or if you prefer to mail a check or money order, our mailing address is: Grateful Paws, Inc., 220 Frosti Way, Eustis, FL 32726  -Tel.954-579-3753. To save us a stamp, please be sure to include your email address. And remember your donation is tax deductable!

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Downloadable Forms
Please fill out the appropriate form below and either scan and email back to us at or fax to us (866) 600-5945
Here is a link to some useful information provided by 1-800-petmeds  First Time Dog Owner