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WRAR has quickly become a major resource for animal rescue/adoption in New England.


What We Do

Simply put, we rescue dogs and puppies from high kill shelters. Our mission began in 2009, and ever since then we have rescued, rehabilitated, and adopted out over 4,000 neglected and/or abandoned dogs. 


Our Story

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.  


Our Team

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.


Volunteer Stories

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.


WRAR by the Numbers


dogs are rescued every year


reliable foster homes in 2017


dogs were returned in 2016


They all deserve a forever family! Help a dog in urgent need today!


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.