NEWS AND EVENTS
REMEMBER, adoptions require a completed application, home visit and reference check; therefore, no dogs are adopted from events unless the home is pre-approved. Events offer a great opportunity to meet the dogs you see on our website and decide if they seem like a great forever addition to your family.
Fill out an Adoption Application
In 2010, Canine Castaways raised enough funds to purchase and renovate a motor home to become a mobile adoption unit that we call the "Canine Cruiser". This has enabled us to take more dogs to community events, increase our rate of adoptions and ultimately, rescue more dogs from harmful situations.
We get lots of attention thanks to the incredible wrap job done on the "Canine Cruiser" by Gary at Wrap Your Ride. Our annual sponsorships fund the actual operating expenses including fuel, insurance and maintenance. The "Canine Cruiser" is proudly sponsored by ACE Pet Resort, Pet's Life Naturally, Beverly Hills Dog, Bone Appetite, Perks 4 Pets, Natural Awakenings Pet, Holistic for Pets, K9 Korral, The Old Salty Dog, Amy's Natural Pet Pantry, Hip Clips and Betty Lupacchino Photography.
We would also like to thank our current Canine Cruiser Crate Sponsors - Planet Pavers, Reef Rebel and Pets r People 2.
We are an approved Adoption Partner with both PetSmart and Petco. We will be at these stores on a regular basis so come out to meet our Canine Castaways!
Canine Castaways wins a $5000 gas card in the Citgo Fueling Good Contest. View the Press Release here.
Manatee Educational Television featured Canine Castaways, Inc. in a segment that aired in July 2011. View it here.
Canine Castaways is an Ambassador with the Rally to Rescue® program. Through the Rally to Rescue® program, Purina® Pro Plan® brand pet food supports pet rescue organizations like ours across the country to help give rescued pets the nutrition and care they need and the loving homes they deserve. To learn more, please click the logo above to visit the Rally to Rescue® Facebook page.
My name is Bucky. In January 2009 I was found running on the streets and had been eating whatever I could find. I was scared and my fur was a mess. I was finally caught by Animal Services and taken to their shelter. I was terrified, trembling in the back corner of the kennel. The staff became very worried about me. Luckily, a volunteer from Canine Castaways came to the shelter and offered to help.
I was whisked away to their vet and received a complete physical. I had a makeover to remove the severely matted fur that was making it hard to walk. They began working on my behavior. My shyness combined with high energy made me a challenge, but after weeks of work, I learned how to be a balanced dog.
The day finally came and I was ready for adoption. I had an appointment with a potential adopter named Dennis Walters. Dennis spent two hours with me trying to determine if I was the right dog for him. He needed more than a companion, he needed a service dog. I passed his tests with flying colors. Thanks to the time spent with Canine Castaways, I was given a new leash on life.
Now, I am not only a certified service dog and the opening act of The Dennis Walters Golf Show, I am also an adoption ambassador. I have traveled all over the world and met famous people. Every where we go, we spread the message about the benefits of rescue and adoption!
*The photo above was taken at one of the most iconic spots in golf, the Swilcan Bridge in St. Andrews, Scotland. Bucky's photo was shown on the Golf Channel, Golf Digest.com and Golfweek Magazine. He's certainly moving up in the world!
Animal Ark of Arcadia
Beth with A Pet Sitting Service: Affordable Pet Sitting Service located in North Pinellas County, Florida, for her continued support
Kevin and Software Logistics for hosting our site!
Dr. Heidi Ward and Dr. Stanton for their dedication, care and concern
Dr. Salisbury at Animal Eye Care, Inc.
Todd Matthews and Bob Alexander at KIX Country 92.9 FM for all of their support
Bucky and his dad, Dennis Walters, for never forgetting where Bucky came from
Kim at Klassie Kuts in Arcadia for all of her help with grooming the dogs in need! Be sure to give her a call if you need a "Klassie Kut" for your best friend!
Jet, Spike and their mom, Annette, for her generous, continued support.
Jennifer at ACE Pet Resort for always remembering our dogs in need.
Paulette & Annette with Goodreau Doll, LLC
Katharina Curless of the Katharina and Joseph Schober Foundation
WFLA Channel 8 of Tampa, FL, for helping our furry friends by including Canine Castaways, Inc. in the Pet Personals segment of the morning news.