Sato Heart Rescue is a growing group of dedicated individuals (would you like to join us?) in the Hillsborough County Area who have chosen to work exclusively with Second Chance Animal Rescue (S.C.A.R.), located in Villalba, Puerto Rico, to find homes for "Sato's" (Puerto Rican slang for Street/Stray Dogs and pronounced "saw-toe") who are awaiting their "second chance".
Sato's tend to be mostly small to medium dogs, although you will find some of a larger size. Upon arrival, many are initially very shy and timid, but once they realize that life is good in New Hampshire and that they are no longer in jeopardy, their happy and true personalities surface as they settle in and begin to relax.
We are a "foster home" shelter, so all dogs in our care are living with families in the area. This gives us the opportunity to best understand their personality, within a home environment, allowing us to best match them with the proper family. Once a dog reaches our rescue, our foster home families and Director of Adoptions begin searching for the perfect match - a family who is "just right" and will give the pet a wonderful home. While waiting for their forever home, our dogs receive the best of care.
All dogs have been spayed/neutered, and come fully vaccinated (DHLPP series, rabies, and bordatella), heartworm-tested based on age, and have been dewormed and on heartworm preventative. Each dog is seen by a local veterinarian the day before making their journey, and then see a licensed NH Veterinarian for a State of NH Health Certificate before they are adopted (compliance of NH Department of Agriculture regulations).
We work exclusively with SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE (S.C.A.R.) located in Villalba, Puerto Rico to find homes for stray dogs they have rescued.
S.C.A.R. is a no kill, non-profit organization founded to help improve the quality of life of the animals in Puerto Rico dedicated toward improving the basic care and safety of the animals. As members of The Puerto Rican Federation of Animal Protectors, they work in conjunction with other organizations to achieve their common goals to help those that can't help themselves.
Their Mission is dedicated to the safety and well being of the animals. They rescue animals that are neglected, abused, abandoned or unwanted by their owners. A typical rescue includes a trip to the veterinarian for a complete health check-up which includes vaccinations, worming, heartworm check and spay or neuter. If there is a more serious condition they go the extra mile. At S.C.A.R. , they rehabilitate the physically and emotionally distressed soul and find a good home that meets the requirements of Second Chance Animal Rescue both within Puerto Rico and the United States.
Please visit their web site S.C.A.R. to gain a more detailed understanding of their rescue and see the dogs that are currently in their care and will soon be looking for homes.
THE ADOPTION PROCESS
The first step in the adoption process is the completion and submission of an Adoption Application.
Please download and save this application to your computer (Microsoft Word format), fill out, and email it back to us as an attachment to Stephanie.
Please be sure to complete all sections of the application including Vet phone numbers as a vet review is a critical step in the process.
Stephanie, our Director of Adoptions will review the application and contact you. Our main objective is to find the best suitable home for each pet. We do not operate on a first come, first served basis, we take pride in matching the desires of the families to the needs of each pooch, and therefore phone interviews are an important phase of the process.
Once approved, a time will be set to meet the dogs that have been identified as adoptable to your family. If there is a match that is acceptable to the family and the rescue, the adoption can then take place at our licensed location. Our detailed adoption contract will be signed at that time.
Our Adoption Fee is $365.00 (which includes a transportation expense of $75.00 that is incurred to ship dogs from the island) and is non-refundable, to be paid in cash or check (no credit cards accepted at this time). The majority of the adoption fee is sent back to Second Chance Animal Rescue in Puerto Rico so they can continue their work to rescue animals and get them the proper medical care so they can be adoped to loving families.
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