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Our Mission

To date Little Rhody Rescue and it’s affiliates have adopted over 12,000 shelter dogs to loving wonderful families.

Little Rhody Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue and quarantine facility located in Rhode Island, we strive to find safe homes for abandoned and neglected dogs. We are made up of a small group of friends who share a love for dogs, with Kate Healey Dubuque being the founder and President of the rescue. All of our dogs are rescued from animal shelters in Tennessee that are considered to be “high kill” shelters. We now are also assisting our pals in Louisiana as well!

They are then tested for disease, spayed and neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, de-wormed and administered preventions for fleas, ticks and heart worm. We are licensed in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

Adoption Policy

Simply fill out an application!!   You may go to and fill an application there. Or follow this link

 There are times that the link on the petfinder site does not want to work. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE CALLING THE RESCUE OR VISITING A DOG AT THE RESCUE.

We are a very SMALL group. We will generally attempt to respond to your emails and inquiries within 24- 36 hours. 

Ahead of time, Please notify your veterinarians office that it is okay to discuss your pets history with their office . Often they will not discuss anything without your permission.

Once you have filled out an application, we will call your veterinarian  or references, and then call you for an interview- 

This rescue and quarantine facility is not foster run. All animals are homed and quarantined in a RESIDENTIAL facility. For this reason, we MUST have an application and will arrange an appointment for you to have a meet and greet with the dogs! 

We are NOT open to the public. We usually hold an adoption event at least once a month!

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