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Sato Heart Rescue, Milford, NH

Giving dogs a second chance!

Sato Heart Rescue of NH



We at Sato Heart Rescue in Milford NH wanted to let you know that the puppies that came to Vermont from Puerto Rico that came down with leptospirosis were not from our organization, or our sister rescue Second Chance Animal Rescue in Puerto Rico.

All dog from Second Chance Animal Rescue are vet checked and tested for leptospirosis before leaving Puerto Rico.
Once they arrive in NH they are in quarantine for 48 hours at our State Licensed quarantine facility.
They are then evaluated by a local veterinarian and given their NH Health Certificate.
Then and only then are they available for adoption.
We take these steps to insure all of our dogs are healthy.
We take pride in our process and in our dogs. Our goal is to find forever homes for these wonderful dogs.

Thank you
Sato Heart Rescue Board


The Sato Heart Rescue, of Milford, NH, is a small group of dedicated individuals in the Hillsborough County area who work exclusively with the Second Chance Animal Rescue, in Villalba, Puerto Rico, to find homes for Satos.  “Sato” (pronounced “saw-toe”) is Puerto Rican slang for street/stray dogs.

Satos come in all sizes, but they are mostly small to medium size dogs.  Upon arrival, many are initially shy.  However, once they realize that they are no longer in jeopardy, their true personalities surface as they settle-in and begin to relax.

We are a shelterless “foster home” rescue, so all dogs in our care are living with families in the area. This gives us an opportunity to understand their personality within a home environment, allowing us to best match them with the proper family.

Once a dog reaches our rescue, our foster home families and Director of Adoptions begin the search for a perfect match – a family who will give the pet a wonderful home.

While waiting for their forever home, our dogs receive the best of care.  Upon arrival in New Hampshire, all dogs are quarantined for 48 hours, after which time they are seen by a licensed veterinarian for a State of New Hampshire Health Certificate.  The dogs are then placed with a foster family as they await their forever home.