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Our Featured Bedford, NY Partner:

Rising Dove Rescue - NY Chapter

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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Rising Dove Rescue and its partners are devoted to helping animals in need and improving the lives of at risk shelter animals both locally and nationally. Rising Dove Rescue and its partners work tirelessly to make a difference for animals and when necessary, work with other rescues and animal welfare organizations to help rehabilitate neglected or abused animals and make them adoptable as pets. Through educating people on responsible pet ownership, spay and neuter programs, by assisting pet owners in making the best decisions for their families and pets, and advocating against breed discrimination, backyard breeding and pet overpopulation, Rising Dove Rescue does its small part with the hope of making a positive contribution and change for both people and animals.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption / Foster Policy

Animals rescued by Rising Dove Rescue undergo an examination by a local veterinarian, are cleared of any medical conditions, and are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered and mircochipped before being offered for foster or adoption. While we typically try to have a family in place for any rescued pet, there are times where a temporary boarding facility may be used while an appropriate setting is found or if pending transportation.

All members of the family must be present in order to foster/adopt. Rising Dove Rescue wants to make sure the pet is a good fit for everyone in the household.
If planning to foster/adopt a pet when there is an existing pet in the household, Rising Dove Rescue will ascertain whether the animals will be able to coexist in the household, and does their best to make sure that animals are paired appropriately and safely for all.
Applicants must be 21 years or older to adopt. Rising Dove Rescue will conduct background and reference checks for all applicants.
Applicants must provide proof of residence and when residing in rental property or condominium setting, must provide by-laws or lease agreement outlining policies for pet ownership.
Applicants must be willing to allow Rising Dove Rescue to make follow-up visits, either in person by a representative or by telephone.
Adopters are informed that in the event they are unable to keep the pet or offer it proper care, the pet must FIRST be offered back to Rising Dove Rescue before alternate arrangements are made.
Applications must be completed and approved prior to adopting an animal. Applications must include references and applicants must submit to a home check. Applicants and applications are reviewed by all partners of Rising Dove Rescue.
If approved, an applicant must sign a contract (the application) to adopt an animal which outlines the responsibilities of the adopter. If there is any addendum, the applicant will follow the recommendations on the addendum.
Our primary goal is to place animals in need and work within the United States with area rescue partners to do so.

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.