Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. is a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization in the state of CT.

Fill out an application. Each prospective owner fills out an adoption application. We usually have no history of our rescue dogs and are therefore very careful about placing them in households with children. You will need to provide employer information, explain why you want the dog, and describe your yard, your other pets and your former pets, if any.

Provide a veterinarian reference:

  • Call your vets office and give them permission to speak to us
  • If one of our volunteers contacts your vets office and they do not have permission to speak to us, it will hold up processing your application or
  • Result in closing it due to the volume of applicants we receive daily.
  • Provide all information about your vet
    • Vet’s Name
    • Address
    • Phone Number

We respect and value our volunteer’s time and they do NOT HAVE TIME TO LOOK UP YOUR VETS INFORMATION. We appreciate your help and respect to make sure we have all the information we need.

NEVER OWNED A DOG OR DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT VET PREFERENCE:

If you’ve never gone to one before, you will need to provide a reference. The group will contact them to ask about your ability to care for a pet.

Your application will be reviewed and sent to a volunteer in your area. The volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit within one week. We require that everyone in the immediate family, including your current dog (if you have one) come to the appointment to meet your potential new dog. Adopting a dog is a big family decision and requires a commitment from everyone. If you currently own a dog, it must be up to date on shots, spayed/neutered and wear an i.d. tag. Dogs from animal shelters can be amazing escape artists. By visiting your home, we can help you identify potential escape routes, and keep your new dog safe and secure.

Before you bring your new dog home, you must sign an adoption contract with Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.. Please remember that adoption contributions barely cover our expenses. Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue our life-saving work.

IF ANYTHING PREVENTS YOU FROM KEEPING YOUR DOG:

Sometimes situations arise which cannot be helped. If, for any reason, you are unable to keep a dog you’ve adopted from Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc., the dog cannot be given away. It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since the adoption. You must either return the dog to Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc., or obtain approval from RDV to transfer ownership to a friend or relative. If you and the dog you would like to adopt seem to be well matched, we will respond to your application by email. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding the status of your application.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Billings

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