In an effort to reduce the homeless, neglected, injured, and abused canine population in central FL, Metta Rescue Family aims to keep pets in their loving homes. Below is a list of local resources available to pet owners that will hopefully prove useful and ultimately prevent owners from having to surrender their loved pets for the most common reasons; including behavioral, medical, and financial issues.
Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Microchips, Etc
A list of local Low-Cost Clinics
Why it is Important to Spay/Neuter
Why Heartworm Preventative is Important and Low-Cost Options
Low-Cost Clinics National Database
Veterinary Care Financial Assistance
We see many families having to make the difficult decision to give up a pet because they can't afford the pet's medical needs. This is a list of organizations who provide financial assistance and a few other financial resources.
Behavioral issues is a top reason pets are surrendered to shelters or re-homed. Here is a list of local force-free trainers, as well as low-cost/no-cost training options. We've also included a database to search for a trainer nationwide.
Safe Escape from Domestic Violence
Nationwide database for on-site housing, off-site housing, and community programs for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.
Ani-Meals on Wheels
Special express delivery of pet food directly to the homes of needy animals living with senior citizens ensures that no loved and cared-for animal goes hungry.
Nationwide database of rental properties that accepts all breeds of dogs: and a list of insurance providers who do not discriminate by breed:
Pets of the Homeless
National animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless.
Thinking About Re-homing or Surrendering Your Dog?
Let's go over some resources available that might help you keep your dog. Do you still need to re-home your dog? There are programs to help you do that safely.