My fiance, Glynn, and I were frequently at PetSmart on Saturdays looking at all the puppies. We had decided that something was missing in our lives and it was time to add someone and start growing a little family. We had visited a few different puppies and of course I fell in love with all of them. My fiance wasn't so easy to convince.


Adopting a dog was something I had always wanted to do, but I wanted to make sure I was financially stable enough to care for a dog properly. When I saw the signs on the road advertising PetSmart's National Pet Adoption Weekend, I thought, maybe I'm ready, and decided to visit their website to see what dogs would be available. I looked through all of the pets from most of the shelters, hoping for a dog to catch my eye. When I found Peanut's listing, I knew she was special.


Thank you for letting us adopt Holly; her new name in Samy.

Chelsea and Logan

Hi I'm Chelsea and our new life started when mom saw my picture on the web site. She was looking for a golden retriever to adopt to go to work with her in the nursing home. Everyone knows goldens are sweet and gentle so I was perfect, well almost. I was born with three legs but that hasn't stopped me!! Mom filled out the application and called Laurie. Mom was so happy when Laurie said she had been approved and made the arrangements to meet me at Petsmart in Gainesville. It was June of 2008.


For Bellamy, a Pomeranian crossbred dog that came to UF’s shelter medicine program in November for neutering, the thrill is gone — and that’s a good thing.

Soon after Bellamy’s arrival from Puppy Hill Farm, a rescue group, shelter veterinarian Dr. Natalie Isaza discerned that the dog had a heart murmur with a palpable thrill, or vibration caused by fluid passing through an incompetent heart valve.


My boyfriend Brad and I always knew we wanted to get a dog together. Unfortunately, our first apartment wasn’t dog friendly, as our roommate had a very feisty cat! We waited eagerly until we moved into our new place and could finally bring another addition to our little family.

Happy Tails: Rio

We love to see Puppy Hill Farm graduates out in the real world enjoying life to it's fullest! Here is Rio, a dog adopted in August 2011, enjoying a hike at Yellow Branch Falls!

Furball Fiesta

Flier for Furball Fiesta event

Don your sombreros and dance on over to Furball Fiesta at PetSmart August 10 and 11! The shelters are overflowing and we have dozens of fabulous kittens, cats, puppies and dogs waiting for you to bring them home. This weekend only, a VERY SPECIAL adoption offer -- all kitties only $25. That's $50 off our regular adoption fee of $75! And they are so cute, they're priceless. Come out to PetSmart and meet your new best friend.


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