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10/30/2014 9:33 AM



Welcome to the Just A Touch Rescue website!

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Save a life with "Just A Touch" of love...

Opening our hearts, our hands, and our homes to help dogs in need.
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

We have an award winning volunteer! 

Our very own Jack McPadden has won the
JFK Make a Difference Award for his work with Just A Touch Rescue!!
Congratulations Jack!

Highlighted Dogs
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Jordan is a 7-ish yr old large Yorkie. She is a busy, busy, busy girl and she carries her ball ...read more about Jordon
October 2014Not much has changed in Mia's life.  She is a quiet sweet baby that would love a ni...read more about Mia

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

   ~Leo F. Buscaglia,  American guru, tireless advocate of the power of love, 1924-1998

Just A Touch Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and was created in order to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs who are in need of a permanent, loving home. Unlike shelters and breed-specific rescue organizations, we focus the majority of our resources on rescuing dogs who have unique physical, emotional and developmental needs due to their upbringing in puppy mills across the country, and dogs that have suffered from abuse or neglect. We are dedicated to finding the best forever homes for these extraordinary animals and ensuring that their medical and emotional needs will always be met.

Our animals are individuals with differing medical and emotional needs, and special considerations may be required regarding a home placement.

Our focus is on abused and neglected dogs, dogs with special needs, and dogs from puppy mills. Some may require extra medical attention, some have physical or emotional disabilities, but all require patience, love and attention. They all need the touch of a loving hand and a caring heart ....

Until you have held a tiny puppy in your arms as it kissed your face with slobbery puppy breath and felt their love,

Until you have held an injured or severely ill dog in your arms and felt their pain,

And until you have looked into the eyes of a tired aging senior dog and felt their wisdom,

You will never understand the life of a rescuer.

We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces. It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within.

We are Rescue.

Kathie Sullivan-Parkes, East Corinth, VT.

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