About Us


Founded in January 2011, Long Trail Canine Rescue (LTCR) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit, dog rescue organization in the state of Vermont.  We rescue homeless dogs (all breeds) from situations where they have been abandoned/neglected, or are living in shelters and in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding, as well as from local owners who can no longer provide a home, for various reasons, and are looking for assistance to rehome or surrender their pet.

Now you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LongTrailDogs and on Twitter @LongTrailDogsVT . 

Adopting A Friend

Anyone interested in adopting one of our rescue dogs should complete our simple Adoption Application. The application process is simply intended to provide the best possible outcome for both the rescue dog and the new family.  Our goal is to work with potential adopters to make the right match between dog and family to ensure that the relationship is successful and lasts a lifetime. 


LTCR provides ongoing support and guidance to all adoptive homes throughout the lifetime of their new family member.


There is an adoption fee for our rescue dogs. Adoption fees help us meet the expenses we incur to rescue and rehabilitate dogs, including such things as medical care, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, transport fees and supplies.    


Questions?  E-mail: adopt@longtraildogs.org

Who We Are

LTCR is a group of volunteers who are devoted to supporting overcrowded shelters by helping to minimize the need to euthanize adoptable dogs.  We also take pride in pairing the right rescue dog with the adopter to help ensure a lifelong placement.  We are transparent and want you to know all there is to know about a pup that you might be bringing in to your family.  We want you to spend some time with the dog before making the commitment. 

Rescue and Rehabilitation

Our Dogs become part of the LTCR family as soon as they arrive.  Instead of being placed into a shelter environment, our dogs join us in our warm, comfortable foster homes where they thrive with love and attention.  We begin housetraining when necessary, work on basic manners and proper socialization.  LTCR foster families integrate their foster dog with their own family life.  They interact with the dogs, play with the dogs, learn their strengths, determine any challenges and evaluate personality and temperament.   This is an important process for LTCR dogs so that we can ensure a proper match for him/her and the new adoptive family.

Thinking about Fostering:

Long Trail Canine Rescue places homeless dogs temporarily in fosters homes throughout Vermont and New Hampshire while we work to match them with a permanent family. All of our dogs have been spayed and neutered, heartworm tested, dewormed, microchipped, and are current on vaccinations.

Questions? E-mail: adopt@longtraildogs.org


The success of our program ultimately depends on the work of dedicated volunteers.  We welcome new volunteers to assist with a variety of activities including fundraising events, fostering, recruiting, collecting donations, and helping to promote our cause at adoption and other rescue events.  LTCR does not receive any state or local funding to operate.  We rely on adoption fees, fundraising activities, and generous donations from the community to keep our program viable.  We are always in need of donations to help care for our dogs.  All donations, whether monetary or supplies, go directly towards the care of our dogs.   

Please visit our website www.longtraildogs.org to learn more about how you can help. 

Questions?  E-mail: adopt@longtraildogs.org

Come Visit Us

LTCR does not have a physical shelter.  All of our adoptable dogs are in foster homes and can be visited by appointment after the adoption application has been completed and approved, or potential adopters can meet dogs at our scheduled adoption or rescue events.


Visit our website www.longtraildogs.org to learn more about us and our upcoming events. You can also follow us on Facebook

 www.facebook.com/LongTrailDogs and Twitter @LongTrailDogsVT .


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