A Coton de Tulear rescue group is one of the places where you can adopt a Coton de Tulear. The United States of America Coton de Tulear Club takes in surrendered, lost and abandoned Cotons, ensuring that the animals go to a safe home.
An animal shelter is also a good place to start adopting a Coton de Tulear. Adopt a Pet, the largest non-profit pet adoption website in North America, allows interested individuals to search for Cotons within a specific area. The site serves as an advertising agency for animal shelters throughout the United States. If provided by the shelter, Adopt a Pet shows the animal description as well as the pictures, breed, gender, age and color of the adoptable animal.
Rescued Cotons may sometimes, but not always, have special needs and medical issues when they are taken in by shelters and rescue organizations. Most dogs are also more than a year old and may have been abandoned or surrendered due to old age; but this does not mean that the dogs are not adoptable. Many dedicated rescue groups assess the health and personalities of the dogs, provide basic training and treat dogs that have medical issues. Most shelters also house purebred Coton de Tulears abandoned by backyard breeders.