The METTA Dogs

All of our adoptable dogs are:

  • spayed/neutered
  • medically cleared
  • up to date on vaccinations
  • micro-chipped
  • have a lot of love to give!

Meet Our Dogs

Re-home Assistance

Needing to re-home your dog? METTA Rescue Family is not currently accepting surrendered dogs. Instead we'd like to help you re-home your dog with our Friends of METTA program.


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There are many ways you can be part of the METTA Rescue Family. Click below for more information on how you can help.



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What is Our Foster-to-Adopt Program?

In general, fostering for METTA means taking in a homeless, neglected, or abused dog with the goal of nurturing them until they can be placed to a permanent home with a family who'll love them forever. Like fostering, those who take part in our foster-to-adopt program, will nurture and love the dog just the same but they are committed to adopting the dog once he/she is healthy and ready for adoption. Upon spay/neuter and veterinarian clearance, the adoption will be finalized.


What is the difference between fostering and foster-to-adopt?

When fostering, METTA pays for all medical and necessities needed for the dog. In foster-to-adopt situations, METTA still covers all current medical costs until the adoption is finalized. However, the family provides the necessities and supplies needed to care for the dog throughout the foster-to-adopt process and beyond. This includes food, collar/leash, tag, crate, monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives, toys, treats, bed, etc.

Why can’t I just adopt?

Our goal is to get our dogs into their forever homes as soon as possible by minimizing the time in which they are in foster homes. To achieve this, we use the foster-to-adopt program so these dogs can remain under the METTA umbrella, receiving the medical care they need, while creating a bond with their new forever family. METTA will only adopt out dogs/puppies that are fully vetted, including being spayed/neutered. This policy is in place to ensure our dogs the very best start to their new lives.

What is the Foster-To-Adopt approval process?

The process is the same as all other adoptions. Please read more about our adoption process above. 

Will other people be able to adopt my foster-to-adopt dog?

No! The foster-to-adopt program is like any other adoption. The approval process has already been completed and contracts will be signed. At that time, the dog will no longer be available for adoption to anyone else. METTA will continue to post updates on our social media pages about the dog’s progress but will also state that the dog is in their foster-to-adopt home.  

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Our Mission

Our mission is to assist homeless, neglected, injured, and abused animals by providing shelter, medical care, love, and ultimately a forever family of their own. In efforts to reduce animal suffering, METTA will encourage, educate, and support the public on proper animal welfare.


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Our Mission

What is Metta? Metta is kindness, consideration, generosity, and empathy for all beings capable of feeling. It is the basis for compassion and shared joy. It is the fulfillment of the emotional development of every being.  Our mission . . . 

Our Mission

Our mission is to assist homeless, neglected, injured, and abused animals by providing shelter, medical care, love, and ultimately a forever family of their own. In efforts to reduce animal suffering, METTA will encourage, educate, and support the public on proper animal welfare.