Save A Mutt Kennel
Our Mission Statement

To obtain dogs & cats from shelters and pounds with high euthanasia rates. We will advocate for that animal in hopes of finding them a new forever home. We will provide the ground work for the pet such as spay/neuter, vaccinations, vet care and basic training.


This is what many Of the "Southern Dogs" look like when they come in!

This poor thing was in a home where she was allowed to compete with other dogs for food. She had massive sores all over her body from bite marks. She was very emaciated. She weighed a mere 39 pounds. It was heart breaking to see the beautiful soul in such bad shape. Her name is Bandit, she is a boxer/english bull dog mix.


This is how the look when they leave :)

This picture is of Bandit, after her last vet check. She weighed 63 pounds. She is one beautiful creature. She had a long road to recovery, but in the end it was all worth it. We get paid back all the time in the form of "doggy kisses". In case you did not know, Bully Dogs give the best love. 



A Little About Us

     We help animals no matter the location, but the majority of our animals come from kill shelters in the southern states. Some states that we save dogs from actually still use the primitive methods of euthanasia called the "Gas Chamber"You can click on the link to watch a video, that will explain more about the "gas chamber". You can read about the other method called "heart stick". It is not pleasant either.
     The sad fact is that many people are clueless that so many animals lose their life this way. Our southern kill shelters have astronomical euthanasia rates. 
     Our animals are fostered in VA and NC. We don't have a physical shelter. Once they are adopted to individual northern homes, we transport them to one of our many locations in the North East. All our animals will have a home secured with their own individual adopter before they ever leave our location! We can provide access to low cost transport for our adopted animals.
        We quarantine our animals in a foster home for a period of 2 weeks before they are shipped. This allows us to monitor the pet, and make sure that it is 100% healthy before it is shipped.   No more than 48 hrs before an animal is transported to it's new adopted home, it will be checked by a licensed vet and issued a health certificate. All adopted animals will be current on age appropriate vaccinations, de-worming and  age appropriate tests. All pets will be micro-chipped. We make sure that all pets 6 months and over are altered before they leave our care. We can suggest low cost spay neuter options for the pets who are adopted under 6 months of age. It is the responsibility of the adopter to ensure that their pet is altered by 6 months of age in the event they adopt a puppy.
     We are not a non profit 501(C), but just a rescue business that is funded out of our own pockets. We are geared toward helping the needier animal. 
Notice: We reserve the right to back out of an adoption AT ANY POINT that we feel we have just cause to take such action. In the event that WE DECIDE that we don't want to follow through with the adoption we will refund the fees in full to the person in question.


Transport Dates For The North East

Our Transporter ThrowAway Pups Transport
makes bi-weekly trips to the North East as far up VT and as far down as SC. They deliver on Fri and Sat. You must select one of their regular stops in the state of your choice and meet them there.
If you are in a North East state that is not covered by our normal transporter ThrowAway Pups Transport please let us know. We have 2 alternate transporters who possibly can help get your pet to you!