Adopt a Rescue Dog

Are you looking to adopt a dog? You’ve come to the right place!

With adoption events weekly throughout the greater Hartford area, Dog Star Rescue is looking for forever homes for our rescue dogs. We’ve adopted thousands of dogs to homes throughout CT and have so many Success Stories from happy past Dog Star adopters.

You can check out available dogs on our Adoptable Dogs page. From puppies to senior dogs, small dogs to big dogs, Dog Star Rescue is the best place to adopt your next pet from. We get many new adoptable dogs each week so if you don’t see a furry friend that melts you, be sure to check back often. All of our dogs are either in foster homes or boarding facilities in CT, or coming up from the south in the next few weeks.

We always encourage you to come to any of our adoption events to meet our dogs in person. Before you come to an event though, it’s important to understand our adoption process.

  • Our adoption process starts with completion of our adoption application
  • Our adoption process also includes a vet reference check (if you’ve previously had a pet), interview, home visit and/or meet and greet with family members
  • If you already have other animals in the home and have picked the perfect pet for you, we also require a pet meet and greet so we can ensure that we feel the pets will love each other as much as you love them.
  • The pre-approval process does take several days so we appreciate you understanding that our dedication to being thorough is so that we can ensure our dogs go to the best homes for them.

Please note that we rarely accept dogs with special needs or aggression because most of the dogs we take in are placed in foster homes until they find their forever homes.