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School House Rescue

Schoolhouse Rescue is part of the Broome-Tioga BOCES Animal Science program at the Binghamton, N.Y. campus.
 This program provides temporary housing for rescue animals available for adoption. The animals are cared for primarily by the students in the Animal Science class. High school and adult students provide daily care for all of the animals under the supervision of the class instructors. In addition to performing the usual cleaning and feeding of the animals, students learn and practice grooming skills and some obedience commands on a regular basis. 
Since the animals will be used for student training in basic animal care, overly aggressive or unsocial animals are usually not accepted. But once accepted, the animals are socialized through interaction with the many Animal Science students. The dogs in the kennel are exposed to many new things while in the care of Schoolhouse Rescue staff and students.
Intrigued? Click on  Our Pet List to see our current residents. All of them are anxiously waiting to meet you and brighten up your home. Some of our former residents have already found happy and loving homes. Check out our  Happy Tails! 
All adopters must fill out an Adoption Application. Please contact us for information concerning the adoption fee for a specific dog or any other animal listed.
Recently we were thrilled to learn that Schoolhouse Rescue was accepted to participate in Alphapooch's "Buy a Bed Give a Shelter Bed" program. Alphapooch joins the Petfinder Foundation in its belief that every shelter pet should have a bed, and hopes that through the program they can eventually donate hundreds if not thousands of "Unreal Lambskin" beds to shelters like ours across the country. Customers that purchase an Alphapooch bed will have the opportunity to select "Schoolhouse Rescue" on the checkout page to receive a donated bed. Click on the image at right to visit the Alphapooch website and for more information on the "Buy a Bed Give a Shelter Bed" program

Note: Since we are primarily a high school vocational instruction environment, we cannot accommodate "casual tours" of the facility. If you are seriously interested in adopting a specific animal, please contact us during normal school hours so we can arrange a mutually convenient time for you to visit.
Adoption fees are payable in cash, certified check or money order only. Sorry, but we cannot accept personal checks. 
Adopters must be willing to drive to Binghamton, NY. 
All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Dogs are also up to date on shots and wormed.

Melissa Woodruff, (607) 763-3423:

Animal Science
Broome-Tioga BOCES
435 Glenwood Rd
Binghamton, NY 13905

Voice: 607-763-3359 / Fax: 607-763-3654

Or email at:  
Stephanie or Nancy

Normal hours of operation are between 9AM - 2PM
on all school days but special arangements can be
made if you contact us ahead of time.
Note: emails sent during school vacation periods
may not be received until school resumes.

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