What is "Black Dog Syndrome"?

Amy, at two years old, loving a friend's dog...and some things never change.

Ariel, the original angel, who rescued my family after we lost our first dog, Samantha.

It takes a village to save a dog...

The ANGELS who make it possible
for LBD Rescue to save lives:

Earth Animal of Westport , CT

Town House For Dogs and Cats, Westport, CT

Kris Hansen, DVM, Ash Creek Animal Hospital of Bridgeport, CT


Dr Hart, Southport Veterinary Center, Southport, CT


Dr Steven Epstein, Animal Medical Center of Mount Pleasant, SC




Amy Scarella, founder ofLBD Rescue,has a passion for helping dogs who are thrown away. Amy has been rescuing with various local groups in Connecticut as well as Georgia, North Carolina and Puerto Rico. As a former school teacher and now self-employed, Amy relies on the generosity of animal-lovers to make rescuing, rehabilitating and placing each deserving soul in the best home imaginable. Little Black Dog Rescue is based in Fairfield County, Connecticut while Amy resides in South Carolina and pulls local dogs as well.


Adoption Coordinator:

Jennifer Sommerfield, Adopter/Foster/Volunteer.

Medical Coordinator:

Paula Phillips,


Home Visit Coordinator:

Lauren Schwartz, Adopter/Foster/Volunteer