Where are you located?

We are located at 491 Industrial Avenue, Williston, Vermont 05495.

What are your hours?

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM (Nap Time 2 PM – 3:00 PM)

Monday: 4 PM – 6 PM 

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 4 PM – 6 PM

Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM (Nap Time 2 PM – 3:00 PM)

Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM (Nap Time 2 PM – 3:00 PM

Are you a no kill shelter?

All Breed is a compassionate no-kill shelter, yes. We do not euthenize for time or space and save both healthy and treatable dogs.

Where do your dogs come from?

Most of our dogs are rescued from high-kill shelters primarily in South Carolina, though we do sometimes take in dogs from other areas.  

I need to re-home my dog. Can you help?

Possibly! We are happy to help families in need to re-home their dogs provided that: (1) the dog meets our adoption criteria, and (2) we have space available. Please see our “Owner Surrender” page for more information.

Does All Breed Rescue accept donations?

Yes!  We are always in need of items to ensure our dogs are always receiving the best possible care.  Please see our Donate page for more information.


How do I adopt a dog?

The first step in the process is to fill out an application on our website.  Once we receive and review that, we will contact your veterinarian, landlord, and other references as applicable.  Once you have submitted an application, you can come visit the adoptable dogs in our shelter in Williston, VT! Some of our dogs reside in foster homes, so feel free to give us a call and find out who is at the shelter. If you meet a dog you would like to take home and your application is approved, we will go over the adoption agreement, provide their records, collect the adoption fee, and you will have a new canine companion! 

What should I bring with me?

If you are a renter, please bring a copy of your lease, showing that you are allowed to own a dog.  If you own other dogs, you are welcome to bring them as well to ensure they will get along with a new potential family member.  

Do you adopt outside of Vermont?

Yes, to exceptional families within a reasonable distance. 

Do you adopt to renters?

Yes!  However, first we’ll need to check with your landlord to make sure dogs are allowed in your rental unit.  We’ll also check on any weight, size, or breed restrictions. This is particularly important if you are adopting a puppy because we cannot guarantee what size or weight a puppy will grow to be.  We realize that different dogs have different exercise needs and that some dogs are a better match for apartment living.  We will work with you to find a dog suitable to your living situation.

Do I need to have a fenced in yard?

No, however, we strongly urge you not to let your dog off leash in an un-fenced area.  This is particularly important in the first 2-3 months, when your dog might be prone to wandering off – without knowing the way back home!

How much does it cost to adopt?

Our adoption fees are directly linked to our costs to care for our dogs and operate the shelter.  We do not receive government funding or grants and therefore rely heavily on our adoption fees.  The prices vary depending on the age of the dog. View Here

If the dog I like is adopted, will you help me find a different dog?

Absolutely!  We will help approved adopters find the right dog for them. There is no need to reapply or to start the process over again.

Can you guarantee a dog’s breed?

Unfortunately, the inherent nature of dog rescue means we cannot guarantee a dog’s breed. Many dogs end up in shelters because they are strays.  And many more are turned in by owners who don’t know or don’t share their pet’s history. Even when we know the puppy’s mom, we only know half of the mix. The best we can do is make an educated guess based on the dog’s appearance and temperament.

Can you guarantee the size a puppy will become?

Unfortunately, no.  Because we usually don’t know either of the puppy’s parents, we have no idea what lies in his or her gene pool!  Thus, we try to make an educated guess based on the puppy’s size, age, and estimated breed.

What if my adopted dog is having trouble?

Let us know – the sooner the better! Small problems that start early-on may become big problems as time passes.  We have a large pool of staff and volunteers who have been doing this for a long time, we may have experience dealing with whatever issue you may be facing. Let us help! | Contact Us

What if I cannot keep my adopted dog?

If for any reason, you cannot keep your adopted dog, let us know as soon as possible.  We will begin the process of taking them back.  But remember, we are here for you before that decision is made.  If you have problems – no matter how small – let us know before they become big! We can then provide you the advice and support you need to fix the problems before they get out of control.  | Contact Us

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