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Our Featured Portsmouth, NH Partner:

Legacy German Shepherd Rescue

Portsmouth, NH 03801

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:

Most of our dogs and puppies are adopted by families living in MD, PA, NJ, NY, CT, NH & ME!

About Our Rescue Group:

Legacy German Shepherd Rescue- NE is a liaison rescue for the Legacy German Shepherd Rescue group we work with in the south. The dogs all come from the efforts of our affiliate southern rescue and their wonderful dedicated foster homes that take care of these babies for so long before coming northeast. The majority of dogs in the south will be gassed within 7 days of being dropped off at a shelter- if they are reported as strays. They are "pulled" and placed with a private foster family until all vet work is complete and they have a clean bill of health.

Come Meet our Pets:

We do not have one physical location. Our dogs and puppies are kept in private foster homes in Mississippi for 3 weeks or longer, as part of a family, to help prepare them for transition into their northern forever homes and also to have enough time to have them receive all the necessary vetting we require before placing them with an adoptive family, for their health and safety.

You are very welcome to speak with the the foster family about the dog/puppy you are interested in after we receive your Application!

Our Adoption Process:

PLEASE complete an Application! if you are ready to adopt! If there is more than one decision maker in the home, all of them should be in agreement! Thank you for your understanding and consideration and for helping the dogs and puppies in need!

Preference is given to those who have submitted an Application!!

Our adoption process involves an application, vet reference, interview/home visit and an adoption contract must be signed. The adoption fee goes to the care of the dog you are adopting as well as the care of other dogs coming into rescue.

Your adoption fee covers:

1) spay or neuter

2) DHLPP with Corona

DHLPP stands for:

D- distemper

H- hepatitis

L- leptospirosis

P- parvo

P- parainfluenza

3) rabies vaccine

4) Bordetella (kennel cough)

5) heartworm test (and treatment if necessary)

6) worming

7) Capstar'd, if necessary, before transport

8) Frontline- flea/tick prevention

9) Ivermectin- heartworm prevention

10) vet records

11) health certificate to cross state lines- equivalent to a physical exam

12) transport

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.