Furry Friends Foster and Rescue, Inc. is a not-for-profit dog rescue organization, founded in February, 2014. We are approved by the United State Internal Revenue Service as a 501c3 public charity, and registered with the State of CT as a non-profit organization. Our rescue address is in Monroe, CT, but our animals all live in foster homes with loving foster families. We do not have a facility.
Please note that we are not able to provide temporary placement in foster homes. As much as we would like to be able to provide fostering for families in transition, we are not able to do that. We often struggle to find foster families for dogs already in our rescue, or for dogs needing to be surrendered to us. As a result, placement in foster homes for our own dogs needs to remain our primary focus.
Please also note that we do not have the ability to rescue wildlife. If you have concerns about wildlife, please contact CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Wildlife Division or, if after hours, your local animal control. If animal control is closed and it is an emergency, please contact your local police dispatch.
We bring dogs into our rescue primarily from municipal CT pounds. When space is available in the rescue, we also help dogs whose families are unable to continue to care for them for a variety of reasons. When we consider rescuing a dog who resides with a private family (owner surrender) we must first 1) meet the dog and evaluate him/her to make sure we have the ability to meet the dog’s needs and 2) find an appropriate foster home for the dog. This is a process - unlike some shelter-based rescues, we are NOT able to take dogs immediately or have them “dropped off” to us.
We are a dog rescue only. We do not rescue cats or other small animals.
We firmly believe that the dogs in our own state that need help deserve to be the primary focus of our rescue efforts. We are an all-breed rescue – we do not discriminate. We will rescue any breed dog, from Chihuahua to pit bull, as long as we have the resources to meet the dog’s need and an appropriate foster home in place.
If you are looking to adopt a new family member, take a look at our adoptable dogs and complete an application.
Please note that our rescue is 100% foster-based. We do not have a shelter where you can walk in and visit. All of our dogs live in foster homes with private families throughout the state of CT. We therefore ask that you go through the application/approval process prior to a meet and greet, which is always part of placement. Once you are approved to adopt a dog from us, we bring the dog to your home for a meet and greet with all family members and other pets, to ensure that the placement is an appropriate one for everybody.