Save A Dog
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.
604 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:We serve local adopters in a 25 mile radius of our shelter, but if we have a hard-to-place dog we will expand our search further.
About Our Shelter:Save A Dog is a humane society whose primary focus is rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs. We began 10 years ago as an all-breed, all-volunteer dog rescue group and ran out of our founder's home for nine years. Finally we have a lovely facility and kennel which we are renting to own in Sudbury, Mass. Save A Dog is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID number is 04-3476937. Our rescued dogs are up to date on the core vaccines and the adult dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. We do not spay and neuter puppies as it has been proven that puppies need hormones for proper bone development. As well, they have developing immune systems and need to have their puppy vaccines and rabies underway before opening them up to surgery. We use a holistic protocol in caring for our rescued dogs and we have found that we are able to bring the dogs to optimal health without all the conventional pharmaceuticals that most shelters use. Save A Dog provides supplements and a healthy diet to boost the rescued dogs’ immune systems. The new arrivals residing at the kennel listen to “animal healing” music during their stay and they also benefit from aromatherapy. Our founder, Shirley Moore, has studied homeopathy for a number of years and provides homeopathic remedies to dogs who have minor medical issues, and with good results. This saves the shelter in extraneous medical costs as does our visiting veterinarian, Dr. Betsy Johnson, who donates many hours of her own time to providing medical care for dogs in need.
Save A Dog maintains an ID system on all adopted dogs with a database of adopter information. This makes it easy to reunite the dogs with their adopters should they become lost. We have a solid return policy so that any dog adopted through Save A Dog will not end up in danger of being euthanized again. Every dog we rescue is celebrated and doted on by our dog-loving volunteers. We have a training program for adopters as well as newsletter-follow-ups with advice on training, health, and places to go with your dog. Many of our adopters have returned for a second dog and we have a very strong showing at our alumni events as well.
Come Meet our Pets:Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3 PM, but check our Web site as our hours may change http://www.saveadog.org
Our Adoption Process:Adoption fee is from $350-375 for spayed or neutered adults and $425 for puppies with a $50 rebate when your pup is old enough to be altered. We prefer an application prior to inviting you to come meet the dogs, but we have drop in hours during the weekend as posted on our Web site. We believe in making a match based on your application and interaction with the dog or pup and it helps if all decision makers come to the appointment to meet the dog. Our process is that once you have met the dog and both parties feel it is a good match, then you may leave a $50 deposit to hold the dog for 24 hours while we check your references and/or conduct a home visit. The deposit is nonrefundable. If you change your mind, it is used as a donation. If you continue with the adoption, the fee is deducted from your total adoption fee. More information is available on our Web site: