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Over 2,300 homeless and abandoned dogs have found a new home through our rescue - could you help us help even more?



No donation is too small. You can donate thru Paypal using the link above or send your tax-deductible donation to Canine Castaways, Inc., PO Box 3295, Arcadia, FL 34265.  If you would like to make a donation to aid specifically with our vet expenses, you can mail a check payable to Animal Ark (Canine Castaways Account) to Animal Ark of Arcadia, o/b/o Canine Castaways, 109 S. Desoto Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266 or call them at 863-494-2101 to donate using your credit card.



Our "Miracle Mutts" program changes the world for desperate dogs who are most at risk.  These dogs, who are in danger of euthanasia for various reasons, are rescued throughout Desoto, Manatee & surrounding counties.  When a sick or injured dog arrives at animal services, the county does not usually have the funds or resources for treatment so rescue is needed.  This accounts for over half of our major medical cases.  The remaining dogs come from families who are unable to afford the life-saving care needed.  Each dog we save receives love and is treated by an incredible team of veterinarians who are always there when we need them for emergencies.  Our "Miracle Mutts" may require extensive diagnostic testing, surgery and/or days of hospitalization.   Many of these dogs need an orthopedic surgeon to repair their broken bones followed by 8 weeks of recovery and rehabilitation.  Once they receive clearance from their doctor, we seek their "Happily Ever After" with a forever family.


Donations can also be mailed to:

PO Box 3295, Arcadia, FL   34265

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  • Nylabones and Kongs

  • Soft Dog Treats

  • Crunchy Dog Treats

  • Go Dog Tough Toys

  • Tuffy Dog Toys



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  • Small Breed Dog Food

  • Small Breed Puppy Food

  • Small Breed Senior Food

  • Canned Puppy Food

  • Dog Cookies

  • Pill Pockets



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  • Small beds

  • Collars, Harnesses and Leashes

  • Gas cards for Transports

  • Blankets

  • Puppy Potty Pads

  • Office Supplies (Paper, Printer Ink, etc.)

  • Cleaning Supplies (Clorox Wipes, Paper Towels, etc)



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If you would like to donate any of these items, you can also mail to Canine Castaways, Post Office Box 3295, Arcadia, FL 34265 or email us at for more information.