the Pet Selector on the Home Page may be a useful tool in preparing to select the right kind of pet for you. You may also enjoy visiting PupQuest at www.pupquest.org for all kinds of information on all things puppy. Please remember when going to meet a new pet for the first time, it is best to avoid those pets who are being kept in unsanitary conditions and those that are easily startled or seem even a little fearful. Do not pity a dog that does not look well. These are red flags that indicate additional consideration should first be given. It is always advised to request any previous medical history on the pet and it's parents. Ask to meet the parents, if possible. Apples, of course, never fall far from trees. Any new friend should be overjoyed that you have come to play and may consider opening your heart and your home for a loving, lifelong relationship.
the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, Springfield & Leverett, www.dpvhs.org
Thomas J OÇonnor Animal Control & Adoption Center, Chicopee, www.tjoconnoradoptioncenter.co...
Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield, www.berkshirehumane.org
Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, Pittsfield, www.pittsfieldanimals.org
Windham County Humane Society, Brattleboro, VT, www.wchs4pets.org
Monadnock Humane Society, Swanzey, NH, www.monadpets.org
Brookline Lab Rescue, www.brooklinelabrescue.org
Garden State Mastiff Rescue, www.njmastiffrescue.org
All They Need is Love, www.alltheyneedisloveanimalres...
Last Hope Rescue, 617-429-1720, http://www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org/
You may also try a google search for any particular breed you may be interested in, and adding "rescue", to find breed specific rescue groups in our area.
Feel free to contact the River Valley House Call Vet for more information or request a referral, at 413-584-1629, or firstname.lastname@example.org