Interested in Adopting?
Please read instructions carefully and do not skip any steps!
There are requirements that must be met in order
to adopt from Alachua County Animal Services.
Included in the instructions below are 2 applications.
Both must be filled out in order to adopt a Paws on Parole dog.
The procedure for submitting each application is different .

If you have any questions please CONTACT US
or call Hilary Hynes at 352-213-1241.
     Thanks for your interest in adopting a Paws on Parole dog. We look forward to helping you find the perfect fit for your family! Here is the process you will need to follow...
  • Download, print, and fill out the Alachua County Animal Services Adoption Application and bring it with you when you come to the first outing. You will also need to provide your Drivers License and proof of rabies vaccinations for all currently owned dogs and cats. If you are unable to attend, or if you missed the first outing you can fax, mail or hand deliver the application to Animal Services. Their address is: 3400 NE 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609. Their Fax number is: (352) 955-2542.
  • Fill out the Paws on Parole Adoption Application. This application is filled out and submitted online. (Note: You must complete a new Paws on Parole application if you did not get the dog of your choice from a previous academy or if you plan to add another Paws on Parole dog to your family.)
     Next, make plans to attend our first “Meet and Greet” to meet us and the dogs. Go to our Home page for outing dates and locations.

     When you arrive at the “Meet and Greet” please go to the Paws on Parole table and sign in on the sheet provided. There are usually at least 2 adoption counselors at the outing and you will need to talk to each one during your visit. You can do this before, during or after your time with a dog. The outing can get a bit hectic so you may need to seek out the counselors in order to talk to them.

     We are looking for the “perfect fit” for our dogs… If there is more than one ‘‘perfect fit,’’ the dog will be adopted to the family who applied first.

     Very often we find the perfect fit during the first meet and greet. If that is the case you will be notified within the next few days to go to Animal Services and complete the adoption process. The adoption fee is $40.00 and includes spay/neuter, microchip, all immunizations, flea and heartworm prevention, and a bag of food.

     You will then be expected to attend the 2nd outing to work with our training instructors, spend time with your new family member and pick up your training manual (you will be asked for a $10.00 donation to help us purchase more manuals).

         Before this outing please download, print, read and save the "Dog Care and Training Handouts for Adopters" files in the links below so you will have a better understanding of our training.

     On Graduation Day you will be able to take your dog home as soon as the graduation exercises have ended. If for some reason you cannot attend graduation please let us know so other arrangements can be made.

     Your dog will NOT come with a leash and collar. You must bring your own or purchase from us the day you pick up your dog. 

     IMPORTANT! In order to attend Graduation you will be asked to submit proper identification information to us at least 2 weeks in advance.

Downloadable Dog Care and
Training Handouts for Adopters

Socializing My New Dog Part 1
Socializing My New Dog Part 2
How Dogs Learn
Positive Training Principles and Tips
About Punishment
K-9 Vocabulary Reference

Work to Earn
Crate Training
Choosing Your Dog Food
Loose Leash walking


If you have any questions please CONTACT US

or call Hilary Hynes at 352-213-1241.
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"Happy Endings"