Our adoption process


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Anyone interested in adopting one of our Dals can email, call, or fax us their application or questions.  Our Director will chat with you to get an idea of the home you can provide, your knowledge of the breed and what you are looking for in a new best friend and family member.

We are looking for a home that will give this Dal the last home it will ever have. Knowing and understanding this breed is the key to making your adoption the best it can be.  Dalmatian Rescue assumes the role of educator.  We also act as a support and referral network for those who need information about behavior, medical and emotional needs, and general questions from those desiring a Dalmatian for the first time. 

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Download and complete the Adoption Application 

Fax the completed application to: 305-940-3320


Mail the completed application to:

Dalmatian Rescue, Inc. 

P.O. Box 640108 

North Miami Beach, FL   33164 

      The application is screened / evaluated by the Director


Meet and greet:

Meeting the Dals is fun, exciting and the best way to know how responsive to you this potential family member will be. You will have the opportunity to see them in action and perhaps meet your current pet/pets and the entire family.  This meet and greet is so vital.  While looks and beauty are important to some, one on one bonding and compatibility are just as important and are assessed during this meeting. It's like test-driving your new car!

Home visit:

Dalmatian Rescue conducts home visits just to make sure we are matching the right pet to the right home.  While we do not conduct a white glove inspection, we are looking for a loving home, secure environment and a home that has the time, patience and manageability attributes for this Dal that will live out its life with you.

Download and complete the Adoption Agreement

Deliver the completed adoption agreement and adoption fee to Dalmatian


The adoption fee is applied to the medical care your new pet received in order to get them prepared for adoption.  We are a nonprofit organization and the fee is considered a tax-deductible donation.

 Going home!

Your new family member is sometimes brought to your home by Dal Rescue or can be picked up from its foster home once the adoption is final.  

 Tell us more!

At Dalmatian Rescue, we just LOVE happy endings. We really enjoy staying in touch, reuniting at special events, hearing all the funny stories, and receiving new pictures.  If you like, we will place your happy ending on our website so you can brag about your Dal!

If you should have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to call Pati at 305-940-3320 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We look forward to hearing from you and helping you find your new best friend!