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.
CT Herding Dog Rescue is dedicated to helping herding breeds in need of being saved from shelters and other situations, and adopted in to permanent homes.
CT Herding Dog Rescue is located in northeast Connecticut. Dogs are fostered on-location for a minimum of two weeks, typically one month. We will help shelters in need in other states and arrange transport to Connecticut to foster care. We have pulled dogs from Kentucky, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, and as far as Texas.
We typically will take Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, German Shepherds, and other herding dog breeds, including mixes.
All dogs that are placed are current on vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed or neutered, dewormed for internal parasites, on heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative.
Once they have been evaluated for their own likes and dislikes, we can begin to give them basic obedience training which in most cases will need to be continued in their new home.
CT Herding Dog Rescue is registered with the State of Connecticut.
The adoption fee is $450.
Please fill out the online CTHDR Adoption Application to be considered for a CTHDR Dog.
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.