Hank is sort of your typical teenage boy. Always walking around the house saying “I’m bored,” loves to talk back, and needs to be reminded not to play ball in the house. Remember when you’d fill your parent’s vodka bottle with water and think they wouldn’t notice? Yeah, Hank does too!
Although she might not be winning any street races any time soon, this girl is bound to win over your heart. She will also win over the heart of your dog too! Ferrari is currently charming all the participants in our Paws of Purpose program.
Lollipop is a young boy with a big sweet tooth for fun. He’s the kid in the class that wants a Jolly Rancher for all his right answers! Talk about a sugar rush, this guy will always keep you going. Are you a sucker for this goofball?
Self proclaimed queen of the farm Miss Lottie Dottie is at your service! Dottie’s hobbies include sitting on her throne, sipping tea and taking a dip in the pool. This queen bee wants to be the only canine royalty in her castle, but thinks other four (and two) legged critters are pretty neat!
Sweet and gentle Jordan was described by his foster moms as the best work-from-home companion! He is the perfect southern gentleman with great house manners. Jordan loves to play with his toys, go for walks and, most importantly, find the most comfortable spot in the house to nap (which is always right next to you)!
Bouncy boy Boomerang is young, full of energy, and is ready to play! Zoomies are his favorite activity, along with playing with dogs. Boomerang is working on his basic manners here at the farm. Boomerang is full of life and would love to be part of yours!
Animal Farm Foundation Adoption Process
We are located Dutchess County, NY. The dogs in our care come from shelters and rescues across the country.
The dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. While we don’t charge adoption fees, we welcome donations to further help us achieve our goal of bringing dogs and people together to end discrimination.
We view all of our dogs and potential adopters as individuals. We make our matches on an adopter’s lifestyle and a dog’s needs and preferences.
We spend quality time with the dogs every day and put them in unique situations so that we can learn as much as possible about them. They get regular exercise, basic obedience training, and daily interactions with people and other animals. They enjoy outings where they experience real-life situations in public and sleepovers with AFF guests.
Most of our available dogs have been through basic manners training at our PAWS of Purpose program on Rikers Island and completed some additional training through our service dog program.
Our Dogs Are Individuals
The majority of shelter dogs in the United States are mixed breed dogs of unknown parentage. Shelters typically use visual breed identification (based only on physical appearances) to assign a breed to the dogs in their care. Visual breed identification has been proven inaccurate and unreliable by science. Unless a dog comes with pedigree papers or is the known offspring of two registered purebred dogs, we don’t make guesses about what breed they are.
What a dog looks like tells us nothing about his behavior or personality, so it is much more appropriate to see each dog as an individual.
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