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PO Box 925
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Our Mission

We need fosters! If we have more fosters, we can rescue more dogs!

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We usually have one dog with exceptional medical needs with each transport! We are thankful to have your financial support to afford the veterinary care needed for these pups!

A.R.V.S.S. is a volunteer run non-profit organization --501(c)(3)-- located in the Madison (WI) area. All of our dogs are kept in loving foster homes where they are taught social skills and the wonders of life in a safe and secure home. We do not have a physical location or facility. We operate fully out of our homes. There are no paid employees, just dedicated and caring volunteers.

Our Foster Families
Do you have some extra time and room in your heart to foster for us? We are always looking for good homes to give our dogs and puppies a safe place to land in our rescue while we assess their health and behavior. Our foster families provide all the comfort these animals deserve as we search for their forever home. Open your hearts and doors to a foster animal! You can make a difference! Please email us to learn more about joining us to save lives - one animal at a time!

Application can be found at (please copy and paste into your browser):

Mission Statement:
Animal Rescue & Veterinary Support Services is a nonprofit group committed to rescuing animals in need and educating the public on humane issues.

--rescue adoptable dogs from high-kill shelters in the mid-west
--keep at least one "special needs" dog in need of extraordinary veterinary or rehabilitation in the rescue until he/she can go to a forever home
--all rescue dogs will be kept in foster care until adopted
--remain a self-supporting, all-volunteer organization
--work to increase community awareness of humane issues in the world of animal rescue through public meet and greets and community events

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - Dog Seller and Dog Facility Operator License No. 267283


DLN# 1705327058016 EMPLOYER ID# 20-4578779

A.R.V.S.S is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, a publicly supported organization. Thank you for your contribution! Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Adoption Policy

Congratulations! You've discovered one of our animals online (or perhaps in person) and have made the choice to adopt! Please click on the link below. You will be taken to an adoption form. Take your time and fill out the form completely. Once received - we have volunteers who will check your references and following our guide lines, make the decision if you have been accepted or not. Be patient, this takes time!

All applications will be processed in a timely fashion. Things get hung up if we have to wait for your references or vet to return our calls. There are also times when we may want to contact you to clarify information on your application. Be sure you leave us a number where you can be easily contacted and check your email.

Also note: Your application might not be the only one we have for a particular animal. Applications are processed carefully in order to find the forever home for our dogs. We reserve the right to deny any application without explanation.

Keep an open mind (and heart) when looking at our dogs and puppies! We do hold "Meet & Greet" events if you'd like to meet the puppies before making your decision.

Once your application has been approved, you will be notified to set up a meeting!

Adoption fees:
$300.00 - $400.00 (prices listed on individual Petfinder listings)

Form is at:

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