Happy Dog Rescue

A Effort, PA 18330 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Happy Dog Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

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Female, Adult
Chihuahua / Beagle

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Areas Happy Dog Rescue Serves

We are located in northeastern Pennsylvania. We drive to you if you're in PA and within an hour of zip code 18330, otherwise you drive to us to adopt. We accept dog/human-friendly surrendered dogs of 25 lb or less.

Happy Dog Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application


2. Approve Application

Notify your vet we'll be calling for a reference. We may also email you to chat about the dog for which you have applied. Send us questions.

3. Home Check

Home visit

4. Meet the Pet

Meet-n-greet to see if it's a good match.

Adoption application (online), vet check, home visit (in person or via an app), email discussions, all family members and pets must meet the new dog prior to an adoption to make sure it's a good match. Happy Dog Rescue and adoptive family as well as the dog you are seeking to adopt must all be in agreement about the match. All dogs are fully vetted prior to adoption: rabies, DHLPP, heartworm test if old enough, spay/neuter, plus deworming and/or flea/tick treatment as needed. Adopters are required to take their new dog to their vet for a checkup and fecal test within 2 weeks of adoption.

Adoption Fees --- Up to 6 years old $325+tax --- 7-8 years old $275+tax --- 9+ years old $200+tax

About Happy Dog Rescue

I love dogs. For as long as I can remember, I've been crazy about dogs. And they seem to be crazy about me too. My husband calls me the Pied Piper of Dogs! When I found out how many were dying in shelters for lack of adoptive homes, I had to do something to help them. I fostered for another rescue for several years, was on the Board of Directors for awhile, and then decided to form my own rescue, so Happy Dog Rescue was born. The name is in honor of my sweet lab, Jessie, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in April 2005. She was the happiest, sweetest dog that ever lived and I continue to rescue in her honor.

Come Meet Happy Dog Rescue's Pets

Meetings are by appointment only. Our dogs are fostered in a private home environment in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Happy Dog Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List