What is East Coast Asian Dog Rescue?

East Coast Asian Dog Rescue, Inc.(ECADR) was established in 2004 to rescue Pekingese, Pugs, Japanese Chins, Shih Tzus, and other toy/small Asian breeds from kill shelters, abusive situations, and voluntary surrenders.

What makes ECADR different than other rescue groups?

Unlike most breed rescues, ECADR will accept mixes into the program if they visually have a dominant feature of one of the Asian breeds. We place these dogs in foster homes until permanent homes can be found and ensure that each of the dogs in our care is healthy, neutered or spayed, and up-to-date on all vaccinations. E.C.A.D.R., Inc. is a non-profit organization and 100% of the donations go to help our rescues.

A successful rescue group

To date, ECADR has helped over 350 Asian-breed dogs find forever homes.

Our Team


Linda Cribb

The board and rescue community mourn the passing of ECADR's Founder and President, Linda Cribb. We commemorate her for her advocacy of the rights of animals, especially her love and care for Asian breed dogs.

Because of Linda's tireless dedication, over 350 dogs have found permanent homes. If they were not adoptable Linda fostered and adopted them herself.

We will miss her profoundly as we carry on and honor her legacy.

Official Obituary


Our Team is the best around. Dedicated men and women whose biggest reward is to see a homeless dog matched up with the perfect family. We are now looking for volunteers to fill two spots on the board.


Barb Lettiere


Coming Soon

Vice President

Gail Williams


Coming Soon


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How do i get involved?

Linda Cribb

Filling out a Membership Application is the first step in becoming involved.

Please review the Applications and Policies.

After that print them out and mail them to us at the address shown in the contact information at the bottom of this page. (Note: The Foster and Membership Applications are fill-in forms. Please see the information on fill-in forms below). ECADR appreciates your interest and participation in this worthy cause. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Our Affiliates


Affiliates are our partners. When you click on one of our links your purchase or registration from our affiliates will help us financially too. Many of our partner affiliates will donate as much as 10 percent of your purchase to our group. Affiliates greatly enhance our ability to provide much needed healthcare and support for our rescues.

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