Benefits of Adoption

Why adopt through VT Dog Rescue?

We take time to get to know the dogs we rescue.  While in foster care we learn about their temperaments and personalities then work diligently to find their perfect home.

We ask questions & work closely with each adopter to find the right dog for each lifestyle. 

We take the health of our rescued pups seriously:

  • Dogs are quarantined in caring foster homes 21-30 days prior to transport

  • Our volunteers bring the pups to local vets for exams and vaccinations

  • We require strict health & safety standards of our transporters

  • Vaccines are up-to-date based on the age of each dog. If a dog is 10 weeks old, but needs to be 16 weeks to get a vaccination, that one will not be done. Only age appropriate vaccines are given.

  • Dogs are given deworming medications before they come to VT, upon arrival in VT and again in foster home, if needed

  • Dogs who arrive in VT over 6 months of age are tested for heartworm disease. If positive, we treat them prior to adoption.

  • We work with a variety of veterinarians who have different philosophies on the best age to spay or neuter a pup. The reproductive status is noted on each dog's page. The procedure is required and we offer a generous rebate once completed.

  • If they have known medical conditions, they have been treated.

We disclose all health, personality & behavioral information we have been given and provide medical records to support our information. 

We purchase microchips and pay for lifetime registration.

We provide lifetime support for our dogs by phone and email.

What do our adopters say?

Check out our testimonials!  Click on image to read more.

What is included with each adoption?

  • Collar with ID tag

  • Leash

  • Handmade dog bed donated by local community members

  • Gift bag with age appropriate toys

  • Starter bag of food, if appropriate

  • Homemade treats donated by 4 Paws Country Treats, when available

  • Lifetime support by phone/email

  • Prepaid Microchips with no annual fees

  • Free first veterinary exam with participating vets

VT Dog Rescue adopters receive discounts from our AMAZING rescue partners and support from these rescue friendly businesses. Details included in each Welcome Packet. 

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