We are a small rescue group operating in the Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and New York area that only rescues dogs from high kill shelters and southern rescues. This means a majority of dogs admitted there are euthanized due to lack of space. We very rarely take in owner surrenders, and do not acquire animals from anywhere else besides these shelters we have worked with for years.
When we started the rescue in 2007, our collective mission was clear: save at-risk dogs from high-kill shelters and place them in loving, forever homes for the benefit of the dogs and humans alike. We believe the best way to end pet overpopulation and animal cruelty is a unified front with local shelters, other rescue groups and the community. We were so committed to this that we used to drive 12 hour days to save homeless animals, and bring them back to our houses. Now we use USDA certified transporters, and we are proud to be a 501c3 non-profit agency that saves many lives each year. Dogs In Danger Rescue (we are not dogsindanger.com) is our rescue originally based in Maryland but, since we expanded to 4 other states, we are now DBA East Coast Adoption Agency.
While East Coast Adoptions is currently a foster-based rescue, our long-term goal is to have a kennel which will enable us to increase our number of rescues, especially for adult dogs. In fact our goal is to begin construction this year. East Coast Adoption Agency houses ALL breeds. Whatever the shelters want to send to us, is what we take. We do not say no to “less desirable” breeds and do not only take in “highly adoptable” dogs, because everyone deserves a chance!
We are committed to saving the right dogs for the right people and offering support and education to ensure a successful forever situation for both our dogs and the humans who adopt them.