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Our Featured Cranston, RI Partner:

No Name Dog Foundation

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.

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We are a Rhode Island Licensed Rescue and Category A Transport. We rescue dogs primarily from high kill shelters in the south but also assist Rhode Island residents in re-homing their dog if the need arises . We currently only adopt to Rhode Island residents but have applied for a license in Massachusetts and are awaiting the decision. We have applied for nonprofit Federal 501 (c)(3) and are awaiting the decision on this status as well. All dogs coming into our rescue are fully vetted including vaccinations, spay and neuter. Dogs who are not spayed or neutered prior to adoption will be provided a certificate to get the spay or neuter done when the dog is old enough.

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a non-Brick and Mortar rescue, meaning we use foster families to take care of and house our dogs arriving in Rhode Island mostly from high kill shelters in the southern states. The foster families work with the dogs to acclimate them to a family home and teach basic obedience skills to their foster. Vet care is provided for any issues that may arise.

We believe in the importance of adopting out a health dog. All issues with the dog that are known to the rescue will be shared with the adopting family prior to the final adoption. Temperament testing is done to the best of our abilities. Because we are a small rescue group, we are able to bring the dogs to the home visits and see how they react to the new home and the family members including any other family pets they would be living with.

We are a small rescue and are able to select dogs from shelters based upon the type of dog a family is looking for. If we get request for a specific mix we will do our best to find a dog that meets your families needs. We can not guarantee we will find a dog to meet your needs but we will do our best to find one.

Come Meet our Pets:

We hold adoption events about once a month. Locations vary depending on the number of dogs/puppies that we have in the rescue. We also have started a relationship with and participated in their most recent event on November 2, 2013 with great success in adopting our dogs to forever homes. Adoption events are posted on our Facebook page under No Name Dog Foundation. Like us on Facebook and see when and where our next event will be held.

Our Adoption Process:

The application process starts with an application for adoption. There is no cost t4o apply for adoption of our dogs. Once the family is approved for the adoption, a home visit will be done and documentation showing home ownership or a letter from the landlord allowing dogs will be required. We believe in keeping in touch with our families and offer a free training session for our new adoptive families.

The cost of each dog is based upon the age of the dog and is used to cover the cost of puling the dog from the shelter, transport to Rhode Island, vetting, spay/neuter, worming and vaccinations.
Puppies less than 6 months old are $450..
Puppies 6 months to one year are 350.
Dogs over 1 year of age are $250

Once approved for adoption the family will sign a contract with our organization and will agree to return the dog to our rescue should the need ever arise understanding that the adoption fee is non-refundable once the adoption is completed. If the dogs is not spayed/neutered, a date will be set up with the family to get the procedure done. Adoption of unspayed/unneutered dogs is not considered final until the spay/neuter is completed.

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.