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Punta Santiago Dogs, Inc.

Andover, NJ

Our Mission

We are a 501c3 dog rescue, working in the area of Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico. Our rescue's main mission is to find homes for the many loving stray dogs of Puerto Rico, but we also work closely with the local community to provide low-cost or no-cost spay and neuter, veterinarian services, and other routine care. Since 2019, we have rescued and found homes for 50 dogs, and have helped feed or provide vet care for countless others.

Adoption Policy

Thank you so much for your interest in our organization, Punta Santiago Dogs. We are a 100% volunteer based rescue. We take in street dogs from Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico, and network them to fosters and forever homes in the northeast United States.

To apply to foster or adopt one of our dogs, you must fill out an application to foster or adopt electronically (foster application: bit.ly/PSDfoster and adoption application: bit.ly/PSDAdopt). Our application process requires two references, a home visit, and veterinary records for any pet currently residing in your home.

Due to the extremely large volume of applications and inquiries we receive for each dog, only COMPLETE applications will be reviewed. If you do not answer a question or provide incomplete answers to questions (e.g. not providing a full home address, veterinary information when needed, or personal references), your application will not be reviewed. After submitting, we will contact you if we feel that you would be a good match for the dog you have applied for or, if that dog is no longer available, if we feel you would be a good fit for one of our other adoptable dogs.

Our adoption process has FIVE (5) major components. Please review these components carefully so you know what to expect after submitting an application. The completion of this application partially satisfies only component #1 :

1. A fully completed adoption application (below) that will be reviewed by us and if approved, we will request that you send copies of current dogs vaccination/neuter history to move forward
2. A home visit and/or brief interview with one of our adoption coordinators
3. A meet and greet with the dog of interest
4. A completed adoption contract and a tax-deductible adoption donation ($400)

***PSD MATCH LIST*** We endeavor to keep our pet listings (Petfinder, Facebook, etc.) up to date within 48 hours, but if you are not interested in a specific dog and/or the dog you are applying for is no longer available and you would like to join the PSD Match List please indicate this in the "Any other relevant information" portion of the application. The PSD Match List is a list of very approved (and patient!) adopters that are committed to our cause and would like to join our family of PSD adopters but are either waiting for the right dog to come along or would like us to match them with another dog currently in our care. If you would like to be added to this list, please let us know and indicate what age/size/breed/sex preference you have, if any.

Thank you for your support and for your interest in adopting a Punta Santiago Dog!

For more information please follow the links below.

General links:
- Here is the most up to date album of our dogs available for adoption (bit.ly/PSdogs)
- our adoption application (bit.ly/PSDAdopt)
- our foster application (bit.ly/PSDfoster)
- our website (PuntaSantiagoDogs.com)
- our facebook (facebook.com/PuntaSantiagoDogs/)

We are so grateful for your interest! Thank you again!

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