East Coast Asian Dog Rescue, Inc. can always use your help. We depend on volunteers from Florida to Maine to help generate interest, prepare our dogs for new homes, and to help us achieve financial goals to cover the costs of veterinary care for the dogs in our foster program.

Be a Regional Representative or Transport Coordinator

Your organizational skills and computer savvy can be put to good use.

Be a Transporter

All you need is a vehicle and some spare time to help us move our rescue dogs to their foster or forever homes.

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Before You Adopt

  1. Educate yourself on the breed (view the AKC breed descriptions on this website for a start).  Will the dog you are considering have the general breed characteristics to fit into your household?
  2. Are you able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide for the training, medical treatment, and proper care for the dog?
  3. Are you willing to consider the dog as a member of the family?
  4. Can you provide an environment for the dog that will keep it safe and secure?  Do you understand that small dogs are NOT outside dogs?
  5. Toy and small breeds of dogs can easily live to 15-16 years.  Are you prepared to make the commitment to love and care for the dog for the rest of its natural life?

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Puppy Mills Defined

Puppy Mill Dogs

Puppy mills are cramped, crude and filthy places where unhealthy, sickly, sometimes genetically deficient dogs are bred solely for profit. Dogs are bred from the first time they come into heat until they die. Females are bred every cycle and often to multiple males in one cycle. The miller kills dogs that are unable to produce, as they are now no longer of any use. The lucky ones are shot, others are starved to death.

Thousands of puppies are born in mills, usually without shelter from the sun, snow, wind and other elements. Cages are stacked on top of each other, with nothing in between, allowing urine and feces to fall through onto whatever lays below--usually other dogs. Puppies and adults with acid burns and skin lesions from wallowing in their own excrement are not uncommon...

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