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Amy Knight, Director
Amy has been rescuing dogs for over 12 years and decided 9 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
WRAR works unremittingly to give dogs another chance in life. Each and EVERY dog taken in, gets spayed or neutered, and given any medical treatment necessary. We work patiently to re-acclimatize fearful dogs to the loving care of a human, so that they may eventually be adopted. In some cases, these dogs have never had a kind word or touch, and it is a slow process. After determining temperaments and compatibility factors, we begin that long search for the perfect home.

We are a Tax-Exempt organization, as well as, licensed to adopt in the following states:
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Rhode Island
Committed to helping our
adopters help homeless dogs.
​To liberate and defend dogs from neglect, abuse, and death.
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 Gage, Foster Mom
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.
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 Brosky, Web Guy
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.
Heather Tung, Foster Mom & Transporter