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Paws Fur Recovery

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Our Mission

Paws Fur Recovery is a very unique dog rescue!

People in Recovery – Paying Forward Second Chances

Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate dogs stuck in high kill shelters that are at risk of euthanasia. At the same time we strive to empower our volunteers who are all recovering addicts and alcoholics.

Paws Fur Recovery aims to promote these benefits for our dogs and volunteers:

? Encourages positive change and a sense of purpose
? Increases self-esteem.
? Teaches trust again
? Promotes responsibility and accountability
? Decreases anxiety and depression in both the addict and the dog
? Provides socialization for both the addict and the dog
? Creates a symbiotic relationship of unconditional love and acceptance

Certain dogs at the shelter have stories that every recovering addict knows all too well: They have been abandoned, alone, afraid, abused, unwanted and misunderstood. They are powerless over their current circumstances and must rely on a power greater than themselves to help them.

We can relate, and we are here to help. We know firsthand about the gift of a second chance. We are passionate about rescuing these forgotten dogs. We help them recover and find their way to homes where they will finally know what it’s like to feel safe and loved.

Adoption Policy


If you submit an inquiry through Petfinder all you will receive is an automated response referring you to fill out an adoption application for the dog in which you are interested in. The information obtained on our online adoption application provides us with everything we need to make sure any dog is the right fit for your home and family situation. We will reply in 1-3 business days on ALL applications.


Before you decide to adopt a pet, please consider the effort and funds necessary to properly care for and maintain a pet for the long haul. Responsible pet ownership requires a commitment to provide care and companionship for the life of the animal. The decision to adopt a pet is an important one. In order to ensure that you and your pet will be happy for years to come, we need to take time to discuss your animal and your individual needs and personality traits. When completing an adoption application, honesty is the best answer for all involved. There are no wrong answers. This is to ensure that the dog you are interested in is a good fit for you and your family.

*** At this time adoptions are only able to be carried-out in the Treasure Coast, Florida area. This includes:
Port Saint Lucie
Fort Pierce
Jensen Beach
Palm City
Hobe Sound
Indian River
Vero Beach
And other surrounding areas...

If you are outside of this area, please contact us ( before filling out an adoption application to see if there is any possibility of us being able to facilitate an adoption in your area.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Completion of an adoption application does not guarantee adoption. If you do not own your own home - Paws Fur Recovery will need to contact your landlord or HOA to verify that you are allowed to have pets. We will also need to perform a virtual or in-person house check to verify that your home is suitable for pets (enough space, fenced in yard, etc). We will need to meet all residents of your home, including any adults, children, pets both inside & out. This is not an exhaustive list of requirements. Every dog's situation is different and every adoption will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of a Paws Fur Recovery representative.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you for considering the adoption of a rescue dog!

Paws Fur Recovery

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