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Our Featured Stafford Springs, CT Partner:

White River Animal Rescue - CT

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.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are a group of committed volunteers who offer temporary foster homes to animals in need. We operate throughout New England and serve mostly dogs and puppies.


Our animals are in foster homes throughout Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Appointments are necessary to meet the animals.

About Our Rescue Group:

White River Animal Rescue is a private rescue, not a shelter. We are an ALL_VOLUNTEER, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving dogs and puppies. WRAR Directors and volunteers do not accept a salary for their services. We provide: Placement and adoption of abandoned dogs and puppies. Vaccination, microchipping, and other necessary veterinary care. All dogs over the age of 4 months are spayed and neutered. WRAR provides financial assistance to those who cannot otherwise afford to spay or neuter their pet.

Come Meet our Pets:

Our Adoption Process:

In order to continue to rescue and re-home all the dogs and puppies that our rescue saves, we need to charge an adoption fee. If you wish to participate in rescuing a dog, please try to understand why we need to charge an adoption fee. Our adoption fee is $400. We are a non-profit organization dependent upon these fees and any donations in order to continue our rescue efforts. The adoption fee includes transportation and veterinarian fees.

Our application is located on the pet profile page.

WRAR does screen all potential adopters. This means that an application must be submitted for review and a phone interview with the Rescue Director. Both of these requirements must happen before a visit with any of our dogs.

Let's be honest!
We are all busy. Rescue people are VERY busy with this in mind, also understand that your email inquiry is one out of a dozen other inquiries. So in the spirit of friendly customer service keep the following in mind for any inquiry to any rescue:
A question such as: "Could I have more information about (insert dog name here)? Is vague and confounding. "Information" for one person is not the same "information" to someone else.
"Is the puppy housebroken?" Really? If you ask this question please realize that your email is immediately deleted.
"Is the puppy good with kids?" The question should be "Are your children good with puppies?" Humans are responsible for dog behavior. Puppies are not responsible for their behavior. Parents are responsible for their children's behavior around puppies.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.