As the pandemic continues to impact the world, Dog Star Rescue has adjusted how we adopt out our rescue dogs to meet or exceed all Federal, CDC and local CT health requirements to keep everyone safe.

Adoption events

Effective immediately, our adoption events will be held as virtual events through Facebook Live. This approach allows prospective dogs to be seen with our volunteers, but keeps everyone safe in the process. Members of our screening team will be available in the Facebook Live chat to answer questions and a survey link will be available for those interested in adopting a specific dog and would like to talk to the dogs screener to learn more. Upcoming virtual events will be posted to Facebook as Events and pre-approved adopters can also reach out to their screener with questions about our adoptable dogs. These will be held weekly and new dogs continue to enter our rescue weekly as well. We will return to in-person events once again when it is safe to do so.

Virtual events are open for anyone to attend but only pre-approved adopters will be able to adopt through us. If you haven’t already, please submit an adoption application on our website to get the process started. It can take 7+ days to process your application because of our large application volume. We appreciate your patience and understanding that we are all volunteers.

Adoption process safety

Earlier on in the pandemic we completely modified all business practices and adoptions to make them as contactless as possible, including digitizing the adoption contracts and accepting credit card payment for adoption fees. Leashes and collars do not come with your newly adopted dog so be sure to bring a leash/collar or purchase them from Dog Star if the adoption happens at our headquarters building in Bloomfield.

Thanks to each of our volunteers

Despite every possible challenge this year, our volunteers continue to devote countless hours to our mission of guiding dogs to brighter lives. We have volunteers who, when not dedicating time to Dog Star, are working on the front lines of the pandemic as first responders, police, firefighters, healthcare workers and more. Please be sure to thank them over and over for their efforts during the pandemic.

Dan McCabe
President, Dog Star Rescue