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Survivor's Paws Animal Rescue, Inc.

White River Junction, VT

Our Mission

ADOPT LOCAL with a LOCAL rescue!!

You will personally meet with a Survivor's Paws Animal Rescue volunteer, officer or board member when you are handed your puppy or dog at LOCAL transport location.

WE do NOT have our adopters drive all over New England, New York or even further like "Out-of-Town Pet" "rescues". These are OUT OF STATE rescues that CAN NOT offer the extra TLC that we give to each of our adopters, families, etc. IF you have any issues we are here local to support you, your family and your puppy or dog. "Out-of-Town" rescues can not offer the same kind of services that we are offer.

Survivor's Paws Animal Rescue will be there for the time of application, thru getting your puppy or dog and with continued on going support and guidance throughout your puppy or dog's lives.

We welcome all our adopters, volunteers, donors and businesses into our Survivor's Paws Animal Rescue family.

We will find forever homes for the dogs entrusted to our care and to prevent animal cruelty. We will foster working relationships with communities, rescues/shelters & potential adopters. Ongoing support will be provided for our adopters.

Adoption Policy

You must fill out our application...there are no exceptions.
Apply at:

We can NOT adopt out to Mass, or Rhode Island residents due their laws.

We adhere to Federal, VT, NH, CT and ME rescue laws.

Fill out application
Receive a prescreen phone call from a Survivor's Paws volunteer
Personal references, veterinary references, and landlord/home verification
Home visit (Maybe done via Facetime, Zoom, Facebook Meetings due to COVID-19 precautions) If home visit is done in person, then facemasks will be worn and social distancing due to COVID-19 precautions.
You will receive another call from another volunteer if all your references check out including your vet reference. We do require all pets in your home currently are spayed, neutered, up to date on the shots and are on heartworm prevention. All of our Southern pups and dogs will need to be on year round heart prevention.
If your application is approved for that puppy/dog, kitten or cat then adoption fee will be taken to secure their puppy/dog, kitten or cat and the adoption contract will need to be signed within 24 hours.
IF we pre-approve you to adopt from us or if that pet is already adopted after we have processed your application then we will have you on a pre-adopter approved list....and when we get a pet that fits with your family....we will contact you first before posting. IF you see a pet and have been already preapproved from Survivor's Paws then contact us directly at
Pick up at LOCAL transport location, veterinary office, or other area as agreed upon
The day of getting their furever pet, the adopters will receive all veterinary paperwork including their shot records and heartworm preventative information.
All the information on the pet will be available on-line also.
We are a Vermont, NH, and CT 501c3 non-profit rescue.
We can NOT adopt out to Mass or Rhode Island residents due their laws. This may change down the road as we expand and grow as a rescue.
We adhere to Federal, VT, NH, CT and ME rescue laws.

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