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.
We are not breeders and believe that breeding should only be carried out to better the specific breed. We do not support volume breeders of ANY breed ; there are reputable breeders for any breed of dog. DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Check with the national breed club or your local dog club.
RHR does not ship dogs as cargo. Adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In some cases, RHR may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party. We do offer free transport to many cities so please ask.
RHR dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. Occasionally the foster homes are in fairly remote locations so we do our best to meet with adopters at a more convenient location near an interstate.
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.