SNORT Rescue

French Bulldog puppy

The SNORT rescue is an all-volunteer rescue dedicated to brachial breeds. SNORT is short for the Short Noses Only Rescue Team. You can find French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and other brachial breeds listed for adoption with them. They are based out of the Northeast with fosters in Massachusetts. SNORT adopts out to the Northeast only to residents of NJ, NY, PA, MD, DE, VA, DC, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, and ME. Adopters will need to drive to pick up the dog in their foster home. SNORT does not ship or help with the transportation of the dogs.

The SNORT Rescue Dogs

The SNORT rescue takes the time to fully understand all of their dog’s health and behavioral needs before listing them as available for adoption. They usually have adult dogs with special needs. Sometimes, puppies do come into the SNORT rescue but not as frequently. These amazing fur babies are looking for special homes with humans who will love and care for them unconditionally.

What’s great about the site is the SNORT rescue lists their dogs in foster care who are not yet ready for adoption. Having a foster dog page allows you to see dogs that will be available in the future. Seeing the foster pups who will eventually be ready for adoption is great because you may be looking specifically for a puppy or a male versus a female. The foster dog page also gives you a snippet of what is going on with that foster dog. It could be pyometra, mobility issues, incontinence, or a variety of other conditions that need tending to be for they will be ready for adoption. 

Adoption Process at the SNORT Rescue

First, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements to adopt from the SNORT rescue. Second, check out the adoptable dogs on the SNORT rescue website to find your new family member. Third, make sure you can make the trip to the dog’s location. You will need to drive to the dog’s location yourself for pick-up. After you find the right match, you fill out the online adoption application. To submit the application for adoption you need to pay the required application fee. This fee helps with the costs of care and medical needs of the rescued dogs.

The SNORT rescue does not pick the first good applicant. They review all applications. First, they open applications and wait for a set time period. After they receive enough applications, they close the ability to submit applications for that particular dog. Only after they close the applications do they review all of them for the best fit.

SNORT will contact the best fit for a phone interview.  If you have not been contacted, you can assume you were not selected for that dog. After the telephone interview is the home evaluation. A member of the SNORT rescue team will contact you to let you know if you have been approved after the home evaluation.

Ways to Help

Do you love brachial breeds but don’t think you are ready for a SNORT rescue dog right now? You can help SNORT by becoming a foster, participating in their fundraiser events, or donating. Donations can be a one-time payment or you can do a monthly sponsorship. You can even buy their merchandise. or order something for the rescue from their Chewy and Amazon list!

Looking for a puppy and none are available or in foster at SNORT? Check out these breeders in Massachusetts.

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