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.
Many of our dogs come from southern states where spay neuter laws do not exist and where the pet overpopulation problem is critical. Hundreds of thousands of extremely adoptable dogs and puppies are euthanized every year in the South as there simply are not enough homes for the dogs who end up in shelters. We rescue dogs from southern shelters and house them in foster homes in the South until they are ready to come to foster homes in the New England area. We use a USDA- licensed transport company to bring dogs from the South to New England. Transport is a weekly occurrence and fosters and adoptive homes meet the transport at points from Virginia to New Hampshire. We strictly adhere to all laws regarding the transport of animals. Many times adoptions are long-distance and a dog goes directly from our southern homes to a northern home. We encourage our adopters to talk to the foster parents to learn about the dog they are interested in.
Adoption requires an application with reference checks and a home visit. We do out of state adoptions regularly. All our dogs are strictly indoor companions. We do not do livestock guardian dog placements with limited exceptions as most of our dogs would be particularly bad livestock guardians. In simple terms, our dogs would probably think chickens are tasty. Adoptions are made on a best home basis. If two excellent applications come in for the same dog, it's first in time, first in line. Our goal is to have the very best home for all our dogs.
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.