WESTPORT DOG IS A CERTIFIED MASSACHUSETTS QUARANTINE FACILITY

Massachusetts Dog Adoption Quarantine

48 HOUR ISOLATION

The State of Massachusetts requires that all dogs entering the state must be quarantined for a minimum 48 hours per Animal Health Emergency Order, 1-AHO-05. This is required of all dogs entering the state, regardless of their health, age, vetting status, etc; SOS complies with this order.

Massachusetts Dog Adoption Quarantine

We work hand-in-hand with dog rescues and shelters, providing Massachusetts dog adoption quarantine services.

Westport Dog is a Massachusetts Department of Agriculture-approved isolation facility. We provide required private, state-approved isolation areas. If you are a rescue organization that transports dogs from out of state and needs quarantine services, please get in touch.

How the process works

All of our dogs are adopted through affiliated rescues and shelters.

Once an adoption is finalized, the rescue or shelter will make arrangements for the quarantine requirement to be met and provide you with the details. The attending rescues and shelters will arrange to have your dog transported to our quarantine facility.
We follow all rules and regulations set by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture.
Once the 48-hour isolation period is completed and your dog is ready for release, you are responsible for picking up your dog on evacuation day. If you cannot pick up your dog on evacuation day, you may be responsible for additional boarding expenses.

Isolation Costs:

Isolation cost per 48 hour period is $100 per dog and $25 per dog for health certification performed by our USDA-certified veterinarian. $125 total.

Items you will need when picking up your dog:

To keep your dog secure and safe when leaving Westport Dog, you will need a properly fitted dog collar and leash set. Collars must correctly fit your dog’s neck to ensure safety and security. Our retail shop offers a variety of collars and leashes.  Call us to book a custom fitting in advance of your pick-up time. We can size your dog during the 48 hour isolation period.

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How can I adopt one of the dogs?

WE ARE NOT AN ADOPTION FACILITY

All of our dogs come to us through affiliated rescues and shelters. While some of our dogs have finalized adoption paperwork, others transition to their rescues and shelters, where they become available for adoption.

It's a dog's life during isolation

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The Division of Animal Health Shelter/Rescue program ensures the health and safety of animals coming into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through registration of individual shelters and rescue groups who operate adoption programs within Massachusetts or adopt animals into Massachusetts from other states. www.mass.gov/animal-shelter-and-rescue-program.

Ensuring the health and safety of animals adopted in Massachusetts

Mass.gov

The Division of Animal Health Shelter/Rescue program ensures the health and safety of animals coming into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through registration of individual shelters and rescue groups who operate adoption programs within Massachusetts or adopt animals into Massachusetts from other states. www.mass.gov/animal-shelter-and-rescue-program.