Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The majority of dogs and puppies in the south will be killed within 7 days of being dropped off at a shelter IF they are thought to be strays, IF an owner drops them off they could be on their way to the gas chamber as the owner walks to their car. IF we have room in a southern foster home we can pull many of them and place them into foster care for, at least, 3-5 weeks, with a private foster family until they are fully vetted. When there is a litter of puppies in need of rescue and their Mom is available we ALWAYS take her in, too, once her puppies are weaned she is spayed. Then they head north to new furever homes! There are a lot of IFs in rescue.....
IF a dog or puppy is marked as "New England" or "Maine" it simply means they are already here or will come into northern foster care IF they are NOT adopted first, if they are adopted first they will arrive from AL, TN, AR or MS directly to their new family, once in their new home they must stay within the family's home and yard until they are one week out from their fourth DHLPP vaccine!
Once a dog is committed to, they go on the next available transport. If they remain in the AL, TN, AR or MS foster home they are taking up a space where another dog or puppy could be pulled from the shelter, or kept from going into a shelter, and come into rescue. Stray dogs and puppies have a 7 day "hold" in the shelter (waiting for someone to come in and claim them) before they are killed / euthanized, so an adopted dog or puppy remaining in a foster home could mean the death of another dog or puppy.
You are very welcome to speak with the the foster family about the dog/puppy you are interested in after we receive your Application!
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.