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Our Featured Andover, MA Partner:

Great Dog Rescue New England

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.

9 Barlet St. #316
Andover, MA 01810
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http://www.gdrne.com

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We serve the New England area.

About Our Rescue Group:

Great Dog Rescue New England (GDRNE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, shelterless, all-breed rescue group headquartered in Massachusetts. Our group is comprised of volunteers all over New England 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 New England and Southern shelters, as owners turn them in or they’re found roaming the streets after being dumped. To the best of our abilities, we evaluate all of our Great Dogs’ temperament and suitability for living with other dogs, cats, and children. A dog’s health is checked, and we make sure they are up-to-date on all shots and are 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 dog as an individual and to assure proper placement in a loving forever home.

Since September 2003, we have placed more than 3000 homeless and abandoned dogs in loving forever homes in the New England area. Every month, dozens of our Southern Great Dogs ride the transport north to their new forever and foster homes. The transport, which is licensed by the USDA, drives up as often as needed and arrives at our isolation facility in Harvard, MA. Our forever families and foster homes pick up their new dogs after the dogs receive a vet check and are quarentined for at least 48 hours per state regulations.

Often times our Southern adoptions are long-distance and we facilitate these adoptions by the transfer of pictures and information about the dog, and we arrange to have the adopter speak to a 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!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

All donations go directly to the dogs and every little bit helps (and your donation is tax deductible!)! Even if you can’t foster, do home visits, or work on applications, your financial donation will help us to rescue and vet dogs in need. You can paypal a donation from our website or mail a check to our post office box: Great Dog Rescue NE, 9 Bartlet Street #316, Andover, MA 01810

Come Meet our Pets:

As a shelterless rescue, we don’t have a building where our dogs are housed until they get adopted. We are lucky enough to have loving families who open their hearts and homes to our dogs until they are placed, but we need more foster homes so we can save more dogs. We frequently hold meet & greet events where the public can meet our furry freinds. Please check our website to stay tuned with our upcoming events,

Our Adoption Process:

The process to adopt a Great Dog includes:
■completion of an application
■phone interview
■veterinary reference & personal references
■home visit
■adoption fee of $400 for dogs, $475 for puppies 6 months and younger
■adoption contract

We emphasize matching the right dog to the right family so that all will have many happy years together. The adoption application is the first step, and the fastest way to begin the process is to submit your completed application.

We are committed to matching the right dog to the right family so all will have many happy years together. Our adoption process includes the completion of an application, phone interview, veterinary reference, home visit, adoption fee and contract. The standard adoption fee is $400 for dogs, $475 for puppies 6 months and younger. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason if we feel the needs of the dog will not be properly met or the adoption is not in the best interest of the dog. You must be 18 or older and living in New England to complete & submit the application.
http://gdrne.com/adoption-application/

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.