East Coast Canine Rescue Dog rescue in Lebanon, CT

East Coast Canine Rescue is a 501c3 volunteer and 100% foster-based animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs.

ECCR is founded by a team of three dog lovers and advocates dedicated to rescuing and rehoming lost, relinquished and abused animals primarily in the Northeast area and Southern half of the United States. These areas present a large number of animals in need. In collaboration with our veterinarian and shelter partners, the rescue is able to transfer these dogs into foster homes that will care for them until their permanent adoptions. ECCR is able to provide food, medical services, preventative care and love to these forgotten dogs who have no other chance at life.

PO Box 203
Lebanon, CT 06249
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Rescue FAQs

We place dogs with adopters in NY, NJ, and CT. Adopters from other states will be picking up their dogs in one of these three states and are responsible to abide by their home state's animal importation laws. ECCR will not cross state lines into MA, NH or RI for a dog to be adopted.

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Interview
  • 3. Home Check
  • 4. Approve Application

Additional adoption info

For fees and more details, see our website's Adoption FAQs

Our process may feel invasive, but we have a lifetime commitment to our dogs. We need to be sure they are going to a home where they will be loved and cared for their entire lives. Therefore, we screen our homes very carefully and we thank you in advance for your understanding.

* Please fill out our adoption application on our website. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation message once we have received your application.

* When you apply, please let your references know that one of our team members will be contacting them via email/phone. Also, please contact your vet's office and authorize them to discuss your pets' health records with the ECCR representative who will be reaching out.

* We will reach out to you for a personal interview, we will also be checking your references: personal and veterinarian - if you currently have or have had a pet in the last 2 years.

* Once we conclude the initial process, we forward your application to the home visit team. They will get in touch with you to schedule a home visit at your earliest convenience. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks.

* Once your home visit report is reviewed and approved, a member of our team will get in touch with you to discuss the breed/mix, size, temperament traits and characteristics exhibited by your new dog; or offer to match you with a different dog that better fits your/your family's needs.

* Once a dog is selected, you will be in touch with the dog's foster to learn more about your new best friend. If the dog is coming on transport, you will then be given the information to go pick up your dog once adoption fee is paid and documents are signed.

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