Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much is the adoption fee? $425 for dogs and $175 for cats. 
  2. What do I “get” with the adoption? A dog comes with a collar, one month of free health insurance, a microchip, and up to date vaccines. A cat comes with one month of free health insurance, a microchip, and up to date vaccines. 
  3. When is your next event? We have all of our events listed here on the calendar on our website. 
  4. How do I adopt an animal I see listed online? Just email us! 
  5. Do you require a fence? No but we do require leash walking if you do not have a fence. 
  6. Do you have any outdoor cats? No, all of our cats are indoor only. 
  7. Do you require a home visit? We do home visits on random applications. You must agree to one in order to adopt but we won’t necessarily complete one. 
  8. Do I fill out an application every time I am interested in an animal? No, only once and we will keep it on file. Just email us when you see an animal you are interested in. 
  9. What if I hold an animal and meet them and they aren’t a good fit? We only want our animals to go to their forever homes. If you aren’t 100% sure then it’s best to wait until you find a good match. 
  10. Can I come see dogs today? Normally we only have our training dogs at our facility as most of our dogs are in private foster homes. We have the events to bring together all of our dogs for viewing and adopting. We are also volunteer run so it’s best to email us to ask how to meet a particular animal.
  11. What if I adopt and it’s not a good match? Please review our contract again.
  12. How do I prepare for my new puppy? Read our Puppy Expectations.
  13. How do I see your available animals? View them here!
  14. I heard that sometimes you take in animals from other states. How do they get here? We have our own PLR Transport that drives from CT to the South (mostly Arkansas and Tennessee) 2-3 times per month. We do this for our own rescue animals as well as for other rescue organizations.
  15. How do I get in touch with someone to answer my questions? Please email us and an adoption coordinator reply to you quickly.
  16. How do I know you are legitimate? Please check out our Facebook Page where we have 15,000 likes and where so many of our adopters post updates of the animals they have adopted from us. We are also registered with the Town of East Hartford and State of CT, Department of Agriculture, and IRS as a 501c3 Charity Nonprofit. You can also feel free to attend any of our adoption events to meet our wonderful volunteers in person.
  17. What if I can’t adopt, how can I help? You can join our volunteer team, foster animals, spread the word on social media about available animals, donate, or sponsor!
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