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Catahoula Rescue of New England

Warren, ME

Our Mission

Catahoula Rescue of New England: Houlas & Heelers is dedicated to working with the shelters and dog owners of both the Catahoula Leopard Dogs and Australian Cattle Dogs of New England and the East Coast. As a rescue we assist with purebreds, as well as mixes to promote breed awareness; work on behavioral problems and challenges; promote responsible guardianship through humane education; and finally if placement is needed to find permanent, loving homes.

We feel that it is essential to not only help shelters place unwanted animals, but to help owners with their dogs that are at risks of entering a shelter. If we can help these owners with resources, training and behavior modifications to prevent their dogs from becoming a shelter statistic then we have done our job to help the breed.

Another huge component of what we do is community outreach that includes, breed resources and information as well as responsible dog handling and management and bite prevention. We have worked with a number of community small business to help educate new and continuing dog owners and for the last two years have done a summer long girl’s camp program that touches children 6 years of age to late teens about various aspects of dog handling and training. The girls at this camp attend from not only the local area, but all over the world!

We are extremely dedicated to the two breeds that we focus on, but feel that all aspects of dog care and management are important when promoting rescue and adoption. This is why no matter what we are doing we bring these important facts into what we are presenting!

Finally - After each dog's name is the state's abbreviation for where they are located.

Adoption Policy

Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted via email or phone by one of our volunteers. After your application is approved, the foster parent for the dog you have selected will contact you to answer any questions you may have and determine if that dog is a good match for your family.

If you have no particular dog in mind, we will be happy to keep your application on file and notify you if the right dog should come into rescue. Catahoula Rescue of New England is an all-volunteer group. Dogs in our program are fostered by volunteers. The foster homes care for our dogs as if they were their own. All dogs have received vaccinations appropriate to age and are spayed or neutered.

All Adoption donation's range between $200-$450 and includes Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella, fecal test, heartworm test; all dogs are on preventatives, microchipped and altered depending on age at time of adoption.

If the dog is too young for a spay/neuter then they will be adopted with a spay/neuter contract and deposit.

We do not have a physical shelter; all our dogs are fostered in individual foster homes across the New England and Canada.

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