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Midnight Run Rescue in East Greenwich, Rhode Island is an all-volunteer, non-profit, foster-based rescue group, and their mission is to save lives. They rescue puppies and dogs that are in danger of being euthanized at animal shelters or in situations that are abusive, neglectful, or harmful.
Without a physical shelter facility, rescuing dogs is made possible by a network of incredible foster families who open their hearts and homes to care for these animals in need. But there are always animals in need, so please consider becoming a foster carer yourself to help give loving dogs a chance to find their forever homes.
Midnight Run Rescue and their pups rely heavily on tax-deductible contributions from compassionate people and organizations to fuel their mission of animal rescue. Donations of both money and supplies are always desperately needed and gratefully received.
Considering adopting from Midnight Run Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Midnight Run Rescue's adoption process is simple:
You're also required to take your dog to your veterinarian within 14 days of finalizing the adoption for a general exam and to purchase monthly heartworm, flea, and tick prevention.
Puppies come with a discounted neuter/spay certificate for the process to be completed through the rescue after they reach 6 months of age.
As with many other animal rescue organizations, Midnight Run Rescue's adoption fees vary depending on numerous factors. Whatever your fee, it helps Midnight Run Rescue recover a portion of the expenses they routinely incur (boarding, vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter, and transport) so they can continue to save other dogs in need. Please contact Midnight Run Rescue for more information on the adoption fees for specific animals you're interested in adopting or to learn more about how your fee supports their life-saving work.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.