Support Dog Adoption and Rescue. Why go to a dog breeder or pet store to buy a dog when you can adopt?
Our Featured Leland, MS Partner:
Animal Relief and Rescue Fellowship (ARRF)
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.
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
Washington County, Mississippi
ARRF is a very small group of volunteers who have taken on the monumental task of finding forever homes for the enormous number of homeless, stray dogs in Washington County. Before ARRF, the city of Leland euthanized dogs by shooting them. No adoption policies were in place. ARRF has finally given these forgotten animals a ray of hope for a better life.
Come Meet our Pets:
We are just beginning to get organized with adoption policies. We are primarily working with online adoptions and rescue groups. With more stringent and structured adoption policies for local adoptions, we will start in 2012 to offer our dogs for local adoption. Less stringent policies only resulted in adopted dogs soon being returned to our rescue group.
Our Adoption Process:
We currently are working with other rescue groups who help us adopt our dogs outside of the state of Mississippi. If a dog is adopted locally (within 50 miles of Leland, MS), an adoption application is required along with a copy of a valid driver's license. Personal references and veterinarian references are checked. If approved, then the adopter may take ownership of the dog upon paying $150 adoption fee. Follow up visits/contact is done at 1 week, 30 days, and 6 months. Only dogs who are spayed/neutered, have received all vaccines, negative on fecal are eligible for adoption.