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Our Featured Portland, ME Partner:

Rookie's Rescue- ME

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.

Portland, ME 04101

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

A good home can be found anywhere, so we do not limit our adoptions to a specific area

About Our Rescue Group:

Rookies Rescue helps abused, abandoned, neglected and injured pets from the southeast region. Most of the petswere rescued from animal control facilities or shelters where they were going to be killed.
When a pet comes to Rookie's rescue, it is assessed for any medical or behavior issues. All issues (if there are any) are addressed and corrected PRIOR to adoption. There will be no suprises for you when you bring home your new family member.
All pets are fully vetted; spayed/neutered, vaccinated, current on rabies, heartworm test (if age appropriate). We work with the pet on basic training skills, leash training, crat training and house training.
It is our mission to help educate people about responsible pet ownership with SPAYING AND NEUTERING the number one priority.

Come Meet our Pets:

All of the pets in our program live in private foster homes, so there is no facility for you to visit, Our process for adoption/meeting pets is as follows:
1) Contact us via email at rookiesrescue@yahoo.com with the name of the pet you are interested in, any questions you may have and to request an adoption application
2) We will send you a response email, answering your questions and send you an adoption application.
3) Fill out the adoption application and return to us via email
4) Once the application has been reviewed, we will contact you to discuss the adoption process and procedure
5) If all goes well with the visit, we will then schedule your home visit and then
6) FINALIZE the adoption

Our Adoption Process:

If you are interested in one of the pets in our program, send us an emai. Please indidcate which pet you are interested in within the subject line of the email.

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.