Dog Health Protocol

The health and safety of our pets and volunteers is our number one priority.    Our protocol for quarantine, treatment and exposure is based on experience and input from professionals and partners.  Our policy can be adapted to suit the urgency of a given rescue scenario but decisions are always made to minimizes risk to pets and people.

  • All new rescues will be on “home” quarantine for a minimum of 30 days.  This period of time takes into account the incubation period for major diseases such as rabies, leptospirosis, parvovirus and distemper.  A period of home isolation, where the rescued pet is kept in the foster or adoptive home, minimizes potential exposure and allows the dog to rest and acclimate to it’s new environment.
  • Upon intake, dogs will be dewormed, given flea and tick preventatives and receive vaccinations appropriate for it’s age.  This process will be repeated as needed on every transition until the dog receives it’s Certificate of Veterinary Inspection in Vermont.
  • Minor students traveling with The Student Rescue Project, Inc. will only be exposed to dogs that have completed their 30 day quarantine and are up to date on vaccines.  In addition, students will be advised to not engage in contact with stray animals.
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