3 Dogs Rescue's ultimate goal is to place the right dog with the right person to ensure a successful and forever adoption.

We believe rescue is traumatic and often an overload on an animal who relies heavily upon their senses. No matter what the dog’s origin, the past was their home and was what they knew. Rescue pulls the animal from a familiar place, vets, spays and neuters, puts them in vehicles, crates and kennels, and immediately places them in a new environment. Even in the best of circumstances any human or animal would suffer a sensory shock at all this imposed change. Our ultimate goal is to remain conscious of the senses of the dogs as we move them to a better life.

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Olivia 🐾

Olivia is the youngest of our team and a jack of all trades. She is a professional puppy snuggler and can flawlessly assemble a crate in record time. Olivia enjoys dogs, horses, and sometimes cats. She would do best in a home with little human interaction, as she prefers to be around animals instead. Social events are also a hard no.... Unless it involves animals. Occasionally Olivia can be bribed with the promise of Mexican food.

If you are interested in adopting Olivia, you must be willing to drive her to and from horse related activities 400 days a year.

Reduced adoption fee because sometimes she is difficult.


Okay, which one of these is a true statement:
Angie fostered our first dog
Angie was our first ever coordinator
Angie is the best

They’re all true. Angie has been with our rescue since DAY ONE. Angie is always our voice of reason... and it seems wrong to write a witty and sarcastic post about her because she is our unofficial cool aunt. Like, had your third grade self convinced that you that you absolutely rocked on the recorder (even though you sucked) type of cool aunt. Angie is from the north country so we don’t see her as often as we would like, but she’s always offering virtual hugs and supporting our rescue from afar. Angie would do best in a home where she can drive a Subaru to and from outdoor adventures. No fenced in yard needed.

Angie only likes blondes, as seen by her two pups, sweet daughter, and husband. Do you think she knows she has a type? If you want to adopt Angie, you better be sporting some luscious golden locks.


“What would Sydney do?” has become our unofficial (but actually incredibly official) motto. Sydney is one of our all star coordinators who goes above and beyond so often that she makes the rest of us look... kind of like peasants. It’s okay though. Sydney would do best in a home with dogs. Lots of dogs. And then more dogs. If you let Sydney outside she will take off running either for sport or straight to Mississippi to rescue more dogs. It’s hard to tell sometimes. There isn’t anything Sydney wouldn’t do for an animal in need, and that’s why she fits right in with us. She also rocks a scrunchie like no ones business.

If you are interested in adopting Sydney, you can take a hike because we are not letting her go.

Michelle 🐾

Tough exterior, happiest when she’s holding a dog. Michelle is brutally honest and will put you in your place real quick with a 2 pound puppy in her arms. She is our team muscle. Michelle is living our dream as the coordinator with the most personal dogs (and still fosters!). We recently had an early morning spreadsheet disaster and Michelle was like “Chill, I have a backup”... and sometimes we have to ask her how to properly spell things. Yet she still spends time with us. We know, we don’t get it either.

If you are interested in adopting Michelle, you must be prepared for her dogs to come too.

Mary 🐾

Head of the kitten department and our resident cat lady. Mary is okay... but sometimes she asks for us to scratch her head and knocks our stuff off our desks. So maybe she’s spending too much time with the cats around here. We keep her around because she is the friendliest human you will ever meet, and we think that makes us look good. Mary is a natural caretaker, so she *will* order us food on transport days, but *wont* let us eat all of our Halloween candy at once. She really balances us out. Mary never backs down from a challenge and has even begun giving vaccines and microchips (both of of those tasks are not easy and not particularly fun). When Mary isn’t working with our rescue, she spends her time kayaking and going on outdoor adventures with her husband and sweet son.

If you are interested in adopting Mary, you must be fully prepared for your life to instantly become better.

Desi 🐾

Desi started as one of our fosters, then quickly became one of the best. We would be like “Hey Desi, super last minute, but can you foster a—“ and before the sentence was even finished Desi would be Tokyo drifting into our driveway with open arms. Desi does not hesitate to roll up here sleeves and dive into any task- we are so lucky to have her! When Desi isn’t volunteering with our rescue, she teaches (spooky music) high school. That’s probably where her unwavering patience comes from. Desi is great with cats, dogs, and children. She would excel in any home, as long as they’re Patriots fans.

If you are interested in adopting Desi, you will have to get through us and a bunch of high schoolers.

Kim 🐾

Our paperwork guru. Kim would do best in virtually any home due to her strict adherence to all rules. She will actually train you to cooperate and spray you with a spray bottle if you misbehave. Trust us, it happens in the office. Kim is rarely without her sidekick, Princess Sophie, so they are a package deal. Legend has it Kim is so responsible that she Oprah’s number one emergency contact.

If you are interested in adopting Kim, please take it up with Oprah.

Kristen 🐾

Our team BFF. Kristen is the girl who will make you laugh if you need it, but will also light your ex boyfriends house on fire if you need it. When Kristen isn’t snuggling puppies or volunteering in Mississippi, she’s always off on an outdoor adventure. Kristen would do best in an active home with other dogs, although not required because she is fiercely loyal to her humans. Kristen will always be by your side no matter what... and she also might talk you into getting a tattoo or 6.

If you are interested in adopting Kristen, you better be ready for your new best friend.


Kristy is our longest running coordinator and fostered our first ever litter of puppies (10 at once!) many moons ago. If you walk in from a long day and notice your office is immaculate, dogs are happy, paperwork is done, spreadsheets are filled out... that’s just an average day for Kristy. She would do best in a home with just a tiny hint of chaos. Kristy enjoys being outside, especially summer days at camp. Kristy’s fierce loyalty does not require her to have a fenced in yard. If for some reason you cannot locate her, simply redirect yourself to the nearest puppy and there is a 100% chance it’ll be asleep in Kristy’s arms.

If you are interested in adopting Kristy, you’re gonna have to get through us first.

Kathy- our team mom. Okay, she does have human and fur children of her own... and a family and friends that we do have to share her with 🙄 but we collectively wish Kathy would adopt us. Her presence is like a warm blanket that just came out of a dryer. Kathy loves fiercely and gives 150% to our rescue. Need a pen? Kathy already knows and is handing it to you before you ask. Need a hug, chapstick, or a Pinterest worthy party? Yup. Kathy again. We really don’t know how she does it all. Possibly the power of puppy kisses.

Kathy just celebrated her one year rescue-versary with us!! 🥇 and now she’s stuck with us for eternity.

If you’re interested in adopting Kathy- No.

She’s ours. You’re denied. Goodbye.


Sometimes we are in a pinch and we’re like, “Crisis mode. A dog needs to be moved immediately. Any suggestions?” And 2 minutes later Amanda sends a selfie of the dog sleeping in her arms. And we are like “What the? How the?” and then Amanda cracks a beer and signs off messenger. Amanda is the girl you want in a sticky situation because she gets. stuff. done. When Amanda isn’t being a rescue superhero, she spends her time being a legitimate chemist. Honestly, all of our cool points are because she hangs out with us.

Amanda’s adoption fee can be paid in the form of nachos.

Rose 🐾
...or at least that’s who we think she is

Rose is either the most stealthy woman alive, or possibly a network of tiny ninjas dressed in 3 Dogs clothing. Either way, we are so lucky to have her (or the ninjas). It’s like, we will be thinking that something needs to get done but realize Rose already did it 4 years ago. Rose adopted the first dog we ever brought up from Mississippi, so she’s kiiiiind of a celebrity to us. We recently asked her to join our team and she is totally whipping us into shape.

If you are interested in adopting Rose, you must pay us one million dollars. You also must replace her in the form of ninjas, spies, or Marie Kondo

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