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Our Featured West Hartford, CT Partner:

Dixie Dog Rescue

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:

We serve the following states on the east coast: VA,PA,DE,MD,NY,NJ,RI,CT,MA,NH,VT,ME

About Our Rescue Group:

Dixie Dog Rescue is an all-breed rescue group headquartered in West Hartford, CT. Our group is comprised of volunteers all over Eastern United States who love dogs and want to help those that end up homeless through no fault of their own. Loyal and loving dogs turn up every day in Southern shelters, as owners turn them in or they’re found roaming the streets after being dumped. We evaluate each dog’s temperament and suitability for living with other dogs, cats, and children. The dogs’ health is checked, and we make sure they are up-to-date on all shots and spayed or neutered. Then, we place them in loving foster homes until they find their very own family. Our goal is to meet the needs of each individual dog and to assure proper placement in a loving forever home.

Dixie Dog Rescue is dedicated to animal rescue. In addition to our primary goal of helping homeless and abandoned dogs, we

-donate money to low-cost spay/neuter clinics in the south to help solve the problem of pet overpopulation;
-engage in community outreach activities with local schools to help educate children and young adults about animal rescue and responsible pet ownership;
-team with non-profit organizations that train rescued dogs to assist disabled people. More than two dozen of our Dixie Dogs have become certified service dogs, helping disabled people lead more independent lives.

We are proud of the work we do with our Dixie Dogs and in our local communities.

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Come Meet our Pets:

SOUTH TO NORTH CONNECTION Every month, dozens of our Dixie Dogs ride the transport north to their new forever homes. The USDA-licensed transport drives up every week to meet new forever families at various locations along the Tennessee-New England route. Our Southern adoptions are long-distance and the dogs are taken directly home from the transport. We facilitate long-distance adoptions by the transfer of pictures and information about the dog, and we arrange to have the adopter speak to the dog's foster parents. When a dog is in a New England foster home, we are more than happy to arrange a pre-adoption meeting.

Our Adoption Process:

The process to adopt a Dixie Dog includes:
-completion of an application
-phone interview with your dog’s adoption coordinator
-phone interview with your dog’s foster mom
-veterinary reference & personal references
-home visit
-adoption contract
-adoption fee, which varies and is found on the adoption application at the end of the dog’s profile.

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.