Rescue & Shelter
Dogs for Adoption
The most up-to-date list of adoptable dogs can be found here:
HUNDREDS of innocent dogs are put to sleep EVERY DAY in shelters across the country. One of our passionate volunteers has been pulling dogs from one of the highest kill-rate areas in the South, and we have taken her efforts to the next level. Atlanta, GA area shelters suffer from massive overcrowding and underfunding. With no choice but to euthanize when they have too many dogs, these shelters are forced to put dogs of all ages, even puppies, to sleep. PARR pulls at risk dogs from some of these high-kill shelters in Georgia, uses a network of volunteers to transport them up here, and we find them new FUREVER homes!
Interested in adopting? E-mail us at: ParrAdoptions@aol.com
Interested in helping? Donations allow us to help even more shelter dogs!
Steps for Adopting
1) Fill Out An Application (required). You may fill out the Online Form (top of this page), Download the PDF file (below) and scan/e-mail or fax to 717-307-3304, or Copy/Paste the text found at the bottom of this page into an e-mail and send to PARRADOPTIONS@AOL.COM
*If you choose to fill out the online form you must send us an e-mail letting us know you did! They tend to go into our spam folders!
2) Meet the Dog. The dogs are in private foster homes so we have to coordinate with the foster parent. We will only allow you to meet the dog once your application has been approved and it seems like a perfect fit. Please respect the time of the foster familes and our volunteers. We all have full time jobs/careers and do this on a volunteer basis. Some dogs that are being pulled from a shelter because we know we have a home waiting, you can meet the Transport Van to pick up the dog, only if you are approved, references checked, your home is ready, and you are ready to take the dog home immediately from the "Arrival Day". These dogs can be tired, stressed, and will need time to settle into a quiet home with patience. We may request that the dog goes to a foster before being adopted if we do not feel an immediate placement into your forever home is of the best interest of the dog. (Examples would be if the arrival day is when you are out of town, your work schedule won't allow for you to give the dog immediate attention that day/night to observe them and make sure they are settling in, etc.).
3) Please do not wait if you are interested in a dog. We tend to have multiple people interested in the same dog at once. We try our best to choose the most perfect home for them. Please realize we will choose the best family/situation we feel is most ideal for the dog and family. We can't hold dogs and sometimes the dog you want may already have a pending adoption before all volunteers are aware of an adoption. If we feel an application comes in and is a perfect situation, we will put that person at the top of the list for that dog pending the meeting. We post our dogs on Pet Finder, Facebook, and in local pet supply stores etc. Check our facebook page for the most up to date info and available dogs. If the dog you wanted is adopted, let us know what you are looking for! We can always pull another dog specifically for you!
4) Dogs come UTD on vaccines, are tested for heartworm at the shelter's, are spayed or neutered (unless a medical reason, or too young/old. Puppies are required to be altered by six months of age and proof MUST be sent to PARR via fax or e-mail of vet's paperwork), and are microchipped. Please read the Adoption Agreement for ALL rules, expectations, requirements, etc.
a few of our adopted / Rescued Pals
These sweethearts have been adopted! All dogs in these photo's below were pulled from high-risk or high-kill shelters in Georgia, transported by loving volunteers up here to Pennsylvania, and wiggled their way into new loving families!