White River Animal Rescue was launched in 2009 by Amy Knight.

WRAR rescues over 350 dogs from euthanasia every year!

Learn more about our story and how we got started below.  



Amy Knight, WRAR’s founder, has been rescuing dogs for 12 years.

Michelle has been volunteering with the rescue for over five years. 

Heather is the Director of the witness protection program. She has been volunteering since 2008.



Kathy specializes in fostering puppies between 2 and 6 months of age.

Amber helps foster parents keep up on preventative medications.

Apple has been assisting WRAR acquire dogs for about 9 month. 


Discover WRAR

Join us on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter pages OR follow us on Snapchat. We are always available to chat at any of our adoption events, held throughout the year.

We are a tax-exempt organization and are licensed to adopt in the following states: Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island.

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WRAR by the Numbers


dogs have been rescued since 2009


reliable foster homes in 2017


dogs were returned in 2016


They all deserve a forever family! Join the #50/50Campaign today and help 50 dogs a week find a home!


Other ways to help us rescue dogs

WRAR distinguishes itself by its ethics related to dog’s well-being and by its exhaustive efforts to rescue dogs from euthanasia, sickness and mistreatment.