​Some dogs are transported north directly from shelters to us, while others have had time to adjust and socialize with foster families. Foster family volunteers spend time getting to know their foster dog's personality, help mold them to become better pets, and in turn make it easier on the dog to become a part of your family.

For those dogs who come to us through owner surrender or after time with a foster family, we've found they flourish when placed directly with their adoptive families and avoid shelter life. 

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We work hard to save the lives of these abandoned pets. 

They can make a difference in your life, because the unconditional love they have for you cannot compare with any other emotion. 

Stevie was born October 30, 2010, to a backyard breeder, and was rescued in a Walmart parking lot out of the trunk of a car. On the way home the radio played ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder. We just had to name him Stevie.

Over his life he encountered many medical issues. The latest one was sadly the one we just couldn’t fix. He is survived by his adoptive mom, Grace Benson, and his canine siblings: brothers Benjamin and Zachary, and sister Lilly, all at home. He is also survived by one biological brother, Murphy, who lives in New York.

Steve never let his blindness stop him. He was always happy go lucky. Friends were amazed how he could find his way around and he never forgot a person once he had your scent. He was so happy to “smell” you when you walked into the room. He touched many people's lives and was the proud and handsome mascot of Laura’s Hope Rescue.

We have so many people to thank throughout our journey with Stevie. We appreciate you whatever part you played in our lives. To my rescue volunteers and to the Carbondale Veterinary hospital, I can’t thank you enough for your love and support. Also, thank you to my friend and neighbor Greg Looby for driving us this morning.

Stevie, we love you so much. You showed many of us that despite your disability, the concept of ‘can’t’ was never in your world. You made a difference in this world.

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We have puppies to adult dogs that are house trained, kid tested, parent approved and fully vetted for age.

Remember when you adopt a rescue dog, you're not only saving its life, but the life of the dog that takes it place!

​However, those shelter dogs who come and stay here with us at Laura's Hope Rescue are able to benefit greatly from being allowed the the time they need to adjust before being placed with a family. We use kennels at first to provide support and protection when rescues still have the insecurity of being around other animals. We teach them socialization at a comfortable pace. Rescues learn to interact with children and adults, as well as other animals. Once they are comfortable, they begin to learn boundaries and are trained on the Dog Watch Fence System so they can socialize freely within a 2 acre area here at Laura's Hope Rescue.

While staying at our facility, dogs work on crate-training, potty training, leash training, and appropriate social interactions. This makes for an easier transition for everyone involved. A happy home is a relaxed home!​

​"The value of a dog is not equivalent to the amount paid for it,

but a true reflection of you as a person.

Can you look into the eyes of a mutt and see value, beauty, and life?

Adopt a rescue animal and make the world a more beautiful place!"  

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Who we are: We are a completely volunteer, 501(c)(3) non profit, private dog rescue located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We give second chances to unwanted dogs from across the country who were abandoned at kill shelters or owner surrendered. These boys and girls learn what it is to be safe and loved, then in turn show their adoptive family the love they learned!

Founded in 2009, Laura's Hope Rescue is a small rescue that does big things!

1,300+ dogs saved so far!

Our Mission: We strive to find the perfect family match for our rescues by equally screening the dogs who come to us AND our adoption applicants to ensure a good family fit for both the dogs and the humans!

Our Approach: Most of the puppies and dogs adopted through Laura's Hope Rescue originate from the south. We work together with many southern rescues and shelters to bring dogs to safety from overpopulated areas that need help finding placement for dogs. We strive to work together as one big rescue community to save lives, one paw at a time.

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