Red Leash Rescue Inc - Stamford Pet Shelter

Red Leash Rescue Inc

Red Leash Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit adult and senior dog rescue located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our mission is to provide refuge, love and care to abandoned, surrendered or discarded dogs in our community. Red Leash Rescue works with animal control facilities across Fairfield County, taking in adult and senior dogs that have been overlooked by potential adopters or are having difficulty in facility. Once a dog has become part of our program they are bathed and taken to the vet for a well check. They are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. We work closely with our trusted vets to assure that we are aware of any concerns with our rescues health. RLR rescues are fostered in private homes where they are able to decompress from their experience in the shelter or neglect. They are cared for, trained as needed, and medical issues are addressed in preparation for a successful placement in a permanent home. Our long term goal is to complement our foster network with a RLR Home for Adult/Senior Dogs. This will allow us to pull and house up to 10 dogs in a home setting. During their stay our rescues will be socialized, given playtime and training as well as addressing healthcare concerns as needed. Potential adopters and volunteers will be able to interact with available dogs and observe them in a natural home setting. Adult and Seniors unable to be adopted out will have the opportunity to live the remainder of their lives in our RLR Home, as part of a pack, cherished and cared for until their quality of life is to poor to continue.

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  • Stamford, CT
  • Phone
  • (203) 658-7787
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Adoption Process

In order to be approved for adoption, you must be at least 21 years of age. First, you must fill out our non-binding adoption application and submit it via our online form along with a non refundable processing fee of $20.00. If your adoption is successful the $20 will be applied to your $400.00 adoption donation. Once received, you will be contacted within 48 hours by one of our volunteers and we will review your application and the adoption process with you. If your application is approved, we will arrange a meet-up so our rescue can interview you and your family. It’s important that all members of your family (two- and four-legged) be present unless prior arrangements have been made in advance. Adoptions are not granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Our adult and seniors are matched with people and families that meet their needs best. If you are interested in adopting but do not find a match with one of our available dogs, you may submit an application which once approved will stay active for 6 months - in which time we encourage you to follow us on Facebook to be made aware of dogs as they come into our program. All dogs are posted on Facebook first to allow approved adopters a chance to notify us of their interest prior to the dog being placed on Petfinder. Red Leash Rescue is committed to placing all available dogs into permanent homes. If we know of a possible match currently being sheltered elsewhere, we will do our best to connect you with that dog.

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