There are homeless dogs in New England shelters who are just as homeless as the dogs in rural southern and mid-western dog pounds, and who deserve a loving home just as much. Many of these dogs in our own communities are at risk of being euthanized if they are not adopted. If you are looking to add another pet to your home, please consider animals at your local shelter first. They are lonely and longing for a family, too. Thank you!
Our purpose is to save special dogs in kill shelters from being euthanized. We rescue dogs throughout the United States by pulling them on their last day, and transporting them to carefully screened foster homes where they are loved until they are matched with a wonderful adoptive person or family. We also promote local shelter adoptions, by referring potential adopters to shelters and rescue organizations in their area.
WE ARE NOT A PHYSICAL SHELTER, and do not have a building you can visit. Dogs for adoption are in private foster homes while awaiting their forever home.
Adopting a friend
Our adoption process includes an application, veterinary and personal reference checks, a home visit, and an adoption contract. We put a lot of emphasis on matching the adopter(s) and rescue dog, so all will have many happy years together.
The application is the first step in the process, and the fastest way to initiate becoming approved is to send us an email requesting an adoption application. Since we are all volunteers it can take a few days to reach someone by phone, so please email if you have questions or would like an application.
Fostering a rescue dog
*FOSTER HOMES URGENTLY NEEDED TO SAVE SWEET LIVES*
We are always looking for individuals and families to temporarily foster healthy dogs until they find their forever home. We provide food, a crate, a collar and leash, and appropriate toys. We also cover any veterinary expenses. Foster homes are expected to provide a positive, safe environment with lots of love and attention. Shelter Friends Rescue provides training and support to our foster homes, and we match our rescue dogs with their foster situation very carefully. Some people like big dogs while some prefer quiet dogs while others want to foster only puppies. We select the foster home for each dog based on what is best for both the rescue dog and those fostering. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a "Foster Home Application" if you are interested in applying to join our foster network!
Can you help?
You can help dogs in your local shelters by contacting purebred rescue groups in your area to let them know of a purebred dog in a shelter near you. Please visit your local animal shelter to ask them how you can help!
The Center for Canine Excellence, LLC P.O. Box 3
Freeport, ME 04032
email@example.com Click here for a list of pets at this shelter