About Us

Adopting A Friend


We are moving away from the typical application process, to something we hope is more personal and let's us get to know potential adopters better in the beginning stages of our matching process. Please send us a detailed email. Tell us as much as you are comfortable sharing about yourself, your family and your lifestyle. Tell us why you think this particular dog would be a good match for you. Do you have breed experience? Have you always loved this breed? Have you researched what kind of dog would be a good match for you in terms of size, energy level and disposition? What is your activity level like? Do you have experience with obedience training/ Would you take a puppy to training classes etc. We will still check a vet and two personal references so please include complete information (names and phone numbers) so that we can contact these people easily. Also did you know many vets now require their clients to give consent before they will release information to a rescue or humane organization? Please call your vet and ask them to put a release in your file.
Our standard adoption fee is $350 but can vary from dog to dog based on their expenses prior to adoption. Some of those expenses include, boarding, health care, and accommodations of special needs and cost of transport. Please send your email to vtsmiths@gmail.com


Who We Are


Northern New England Dog Rescue is a group of volunteers dedicated to saving dogs that would otherwise be euthanized from High Kill shelters and finding them permanent loving homes in New England.   While they are with us, adoptable dogs are housed in foster homes, with people we trust to care for them. They work on basic house manners and obedience and we get to know their personalities and what it is like to live with them. At NNEDR we try to make the best matches we can for the dogs and the families that are looking to adopt them. Please take them time to read about our adoption process. We also recommend you research the breed of dog you are interested in adopting to make sure your lifestyle and family are a good match for one another.


Come Visit Us


We do not have a physical shelter. We operate through a network of dedicated foster homes in VT and NH. Once the approval process is complete we will be happy to introduce you to out adoptable dogs.


Contact Northern New England Dog Rescue, Inc


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