Fuzzy Face Rescue

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Who We Are

Fuzzy Face Rescue is an organization comprised of a very small group of volunteers . We are not a shelter and do not have a facility. Dogs in our care are placed in foster homes where they receive vet care as appropriate and socialization until they are adopted. We strive to find the best match between families and dogs in our care. Most of the dogs we rescue are from shelters with high rates of euthanasia. We do not profit financially from rescuing dogs in danger. We support shelters and frustrated families by being a resource for training, veterinary help or rescue contacts. Spay/neuter is the only way to solve the pet-overpopulation problem; millions of cats and dogs are killed every year because there are just not enough homes for them. Our focus is small, medium and large fluffy, shaggy, fuzzy and scruffy dogs, ranging from westies, scotties, cairns (and mixes thereof), collie mixes, airedale & wheaten terrier mixes, schnauzer mixes, bearded coliie mixes, sheepdogs, labradoodles, to great pyrenees!

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do." ~Edward Everet Hale~

Adopting a friend

Please contact us for an adoption application. Our adoption fee is generally $225 to $300, depending on costs incurred to rescue. There has been a substantial increase in the cost to rescue, due to the new CT Department of Agriculture regulations enacted in October of 2011. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Dogs available for adoption deserve loving, permanent homes. Anyone interested in adopting a dog from FFR must fill out an application and be approved for adoption. The approval process includes an adoption application, reference checks and a home visit. We prefer to adopt to people who are located within a 1.5 hours driving distance from the 06417 zip code. Please visit www.mapquest.com to see if your location qualifies. Exceptions are occasionally made if I have a good rescue friend who lives nearby your location who'd be able to complete the home visit (NY, NJ, VT, NH, ME, RI)
Since we have no facility, we require that potential adopters have an approved application before meeting our dogs. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will receive a rescued dog. PLEASE note: If your application has not been approved you may not receive a response as we may not always have the time to get back to everyone who applies for our dogs. We do not have a sufficient number of rescue dogs to place one with each applicant that applies and must be very selective in their placement to assure they are in their adoptive homes for the remainder of their lifetimes. The dogs deserve this. Please understand that we have very few volunteers and usually do not have time to answer general questions that can be answered by reading the information on this page or on the specific dog's listing. We ask all adopters to be prepared to take their new family member home at the time the adoption is completed. We cannot hold your pet for you while you go on vacation or prepare the house for your new family member, etc. This should be done before you apply to adopt a dog. Please understand that if we held dogs, a dog who might otherwise be rescued by us may be euthanized in a shelter waiting for an opening in our rescue.

We are not paid for the work we do; we are not paid to foster dogs; we do not profit financially. It is a labor of love.


Do I Go Home Today?

by Sandi Thompson

My family brought me home today cradled in their arms. They cuddled me and smiled at me, and said I was full of charm.

They played with me and laughed with me, they showered me with toys. I sure do love my family, especially the little boys.

The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats. They even let me sleep with them and snuggle in the sheets.

I used to go for walks, often several times a day. They even fought to hold the leash, I am proud to say.

Theses are things I'll never forget -- a cherished memory. I now live in a shelter -- without my family.

They used to laugh and praise me when I played with the old shoe. But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.

The kids would grab a rag, for hours we would tug. So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bathroom rug.

They said I was out of control and would live outside. This I did not understand although I tried and tried.

The walks stopped one by one. They said the hadn't the time. I wish that I could change things. I wish I knew my crime.

My life became lonely, In the back yard, on a chain. I barked all day long, to keep from going insane.

So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why. They said I caused an allergy, and then kissed me good-by.

If I'd only had some classes, as a little pup. I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.

"You only have one day left", I heard the worker say. Does this mean a second chance? Do I go home today?

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Fuzzy Face Rescue

Deep River, CT 06417

Email: scruffafluffrescue@gmail.com

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Here in this house...

I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs 'out there'.

I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.

I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I'll eat.

I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat.

I will feel the sun's heat, and the rain's coolness, and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.

My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.

Here in this house... There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.

I will be talked to and, even if I don't understand,

I can enjoy the warmth of the words.

I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.

My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound of it!

Here in this house... I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.

I will never be used to improve peoples' images of themselves.

I will be loved because I am who I am, not someones idea of who I should be.

I will never suffer for someones anger, impatience, or stupidity.

I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all.

If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.

Here in this house... I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch...

knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me.

If I am ill, I will be doctored.

If scared, I will be calmed.

If sad, I will be cheered.

No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and known to be of value.

I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.

My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.

I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as dogs.

Here in this house... I will belong. I will be home. (author unknown) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------