Amy has been rescuing dogs for over 12 years and decided 6 years ago to open White River Animal Rescue. Amy is a College Professor, a certified Pilates Instructor, and a licensed Psychotherapist.
About White River Animal Rescue
We are an ALL VOLUNTEER, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving dogs and puppies who have been abandoned. White River Animal Rescue is a rescue organization, not a shelter facility. We are a foster based rescue group. We do not have a physical location for you to visit. Dogs are housed in private residences throughout New England and Southern states.
At White River Animal Rescue, we rescue dogs and puppies from high kill shelters (at risk to be euthanized within 72 hours). We do not typically take "owner surrenders".
We are licensed in the following states to adopt out rescue dogs and puppies:
Committed to helping our
adopters help homeless dogs.
To save dogs and puppies from euthanasia. To provide veterinary medical services and to find the home each dog deserves. To educate the public about what "rescue" entails.
White River Animal Rescue Directors and volunteers do not accept a salary for their services.
We do what we do for the love of dogs and puppies who desperately need to find homes.
We are ALWAYS looking for more volunteers to help dogs and puppies find homes. Contact us if you want to know how you can help.
They need you!
Amanda Teczar, Foster Mom
Amanda is an amazing foster mommy who will foster as many as five puppies at once. The puppies receive exposure to kitties and dogs while in Amanda's care. Amanda crate trains and housebreaks all puppies she fosters!!! She has fostered over 20+ puppies for WRAR and has nursed several of them back to health when they were very sick.
Liz owns a Pet Sitting business which helps the foster dogs not only adjust to many different dogs, but also exposes them to Liz's "School of Behavior Modification". Foster dog afraid of pictures of kitties on a fridge? No problem, Liz will fix it. Foster dog loves to mark his territory? Well not at Liz's house. Foster dog afraid of snow? Not for long at Liz's home for the frozen water challenged.
Jessica Widdicombe, Texas Rescue Liason
Jessica is our Texas liaison for all things rescue related. Jessica is amazing at making videos and picture collages to help facilitate saving dogs. All of Jessica's videos make us cry! (Tears of joy). Jessica can pull a foster out of nowhere. We are not quite sure how she does this but our suspicions are that she bakes cookies for them.
Heather Barnett, Texas Foster Mom
The dogs that Heather fosters are exposed to both dogs and cats. Heather works on housebreaking and obedience training. Heather has two rescue doggies of her own, a Great Dane and a GSD. Heather has done such great work with her two dogs that they also help train the fosters dogs and puppies as well!
Jaime Mazur, Chief of Transportation & Fundraising
Jamie helps White River Animal Rescue transport dogs from a drop-off location to their forever homes!
Kathy Darowski, Foster Mom
Kathy has been fostering for over two years. She and her dog, Moxie, simply love fostering the puppies. Kathy works at a specialized riding center where she is able to bring the puppies she takes in. This way the puppies are extremely well socialized. Kathy works on housebreaking and obedience training. Kathy also posts more pictures than any other foster here in New England!!
Michelle Tift, Adoption Coordinator
Michelle facilitates and coordinates all of our adoptions. She calls all references and sets up home visits.
Chris is a lifelong dog lover, web developer, photographer and all-around digital media specialist. He volunteered his services to White River Animal Rescue following the adoption of his family's puppy, Mandy.
Sharon Smith Stone, Mississippi Rescue Liason
Heather Tung, Foster Mom & Transporter