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P.O. Box 17468
Clearwater, FL 33762
Saint Petersburg, FL 33782

Our Mission

Florida Retriever Rescue (FARR), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer, rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted and neglected dogs throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama, with a special focus on retriever breeds.

Though we specialize in the Retriever breeds (Labradors, Goldens, Flat Coats, Curly Coats, Duck Tollers), you will also see other large/giant breed dogs from time to time as we love our gentle giants. All of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and heartworm tested before adoption.

The adoption fee is based on breed, age, and demand. We are 100% volunteers with no paid employees, so all of our funds go to rescuing dogs. We had lowered our adoption fees for a while due to the economy, but our vets have raised their fees and we are struggling to keep afloat, so now we are setting them based on their age and breed. Please rest assured our adoption fees are still the lowest of any rescue in the area. Some dogs will only costs us $75, some will cost us $1200. We take care of our dogs medically prior to adoption to ensure as best we can that you are getting a healthy dog. We of course cannot check hips and all that, but will if the dog shows any issues around it. But this includes spay/neuter, shots, rabies, worming and heartworm test (if over 6 months) and treatment if positive (which cost us $460 by itself). Adoption fees range from $100-$300.

If you are interested in:
Adopting or Fostering, Please complete an application.

Adoption Policy

Please fill out the adoption/foster form at to meet one of our furbabies located in the Tampa Bay area. You will be connected to the foster parent from there. If you have already filled out an online application for a dog and are now interested in another, please email us at so your app can be forwarded. Note that all dogs are spayed, up to date on shots, rabies (if over 12 weeks) and heartworm tested (if over 6 months). Adoption fees vary by dog and range from $150-$300.

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