ANIMAL SHELTER DIRECTORY - MID-ATLANTIC

Animal Shelter Directory - Mid-Atlantic

THE LISTINGS

Welcome to the Animal Shelter Directory – Mid-Atlantic. Here you will find a list of organizations where you can adopt a pet in the area.  This includes the states of  Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. If you’re looking for a particular breed, click on the button to go to Breed Specific Rescues.  And, if you click on Other Non-Profit Services for companion animals and their owners, you’ll find everything from assistance with spay and neuter services to charities providing blankets for shelter pets. I hope you find your perfect pet in these pages!

While you’re here, check out the blog.  Lots of good information there including how to foster kittens, and learning how to spot a puppy mill.  There are general posts, too, covering training, dog breeds and much more. Subscribe to my email list to received a free printable to take with you to the shelter.  This will help you ask the right questions to find the perfect pet for you.

ADD TO THE PAGE

If you know of any domestic animal rescues not listed in this directory where you can adopt a pet in the Mid-Atlantic, please click on the Add A Shelter link.  I’m always happy to add another organization to the list.

ADOPTION FEE LEGEND

A = Up to $150.00

B = Between $151.00 and $299.00

C = $300.00 to $499.00

D = $500.00 and up

WEST VIRGINIA

BARBOUR COUNTY

  • Name:  Animal Friends of Barbour County
  • Address:  320 Valley Bend Road, Belington  WV 26250
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  http://www.afobcwv.org
  • Telephone: 304-823-2012

BERKELEY COUNTY

  • Name:  Berkeley County Humane Society
  • Address:  554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Website:  http://berkeley.wvhumane.com/home.html
  • Telephone: 304-267-8389


BOONE COUNTY

  • Name:  Boone Animal Rescue Coalition
  • Address:  Danville, WV
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  http://www.booneanimalwv.com
  • Telephone: 1-844-304-BARC

BRAXTON COUNTY

  • Name:  Braxton County Animal Shelter
  • Address:  10 Animal Shelter Lane, Sutton, WV 26601
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/braxtonanimalshelter
  • Telephone: 304-765-2200

CABELL COUNTY

  • Name:  Little Victories Animal Rescue
  • Address:  3589 Wire Branch Road, Ona, WV
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.littlevictories.org/
  • Telephone: 304-743-5802

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

  • Name:  Candy’s Critters
  • Address:  Romney, WV
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – B
  • Website:  https://candyscrittersanimalrescue.weebly.com/
  • Telephone: 973-862-7982

JEFFERSON COUNTY

  • Name:  Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County
  • Address:  23 Poor Farm Road, Kearneysville, WV 
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  www.awsjc.org
  • Telephone: 304-725-0589

  •  Name: Pat’s Little Angels
  • Address: Charles Town, WV (by appointment only)
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  www.patslittleangels.org
  • Telephone: 304-264-1618

  • Name: Briggs Animal Adoption Center
  • Address: 3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town, WV 25414
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  www.baacs.org
  • Telephone: 304-724-6558

MONONGALIA COUNTY

  • Name: Homeward Bound WV
  • Address: Morgantown, WV
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  http://www.homewardboundwv.org/
  • Telephone: 304-724-6558

MORGAN COUNTY


  • Name: Give Purrs A Chance 
  • Address: 51 Independence Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.givepurrsachance.org

PENDLETON COUNTY

  • Name: Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Address: Pendleton County, WV
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A to B;  Dogs – A to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.pendletonpawswv.com/home
  • Telephone: (304) 358-3644

TYLER COUNTY

  • Name: Olive Branch Animal Rescue and Refuge, Inc.
  • Address: 2499 Badger Run Road,  Sistersville, WV 26175
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats, occasionally other small animals
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A;  Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.olivebranchwv.org/index.php
  • Telephone: 304-652-1010

VIRGINIA

ACCOMACK COUNTY

  • Name: K-9 Rescue of the Eastern Shore
  • Address: Wallops Island, VA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Website: https://www.k9rescuees.org
  • Email: [email protected]

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

  • Name: Charlottesville/Albemarle ASPCA
  • Address: 3355 Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs, Cats, and other small animals
  • Performs Euthanasia: No 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B; Cats – A
  • Website: http://caspca.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 434-973-5959

ALEXANDRIA

  • Name: Tails High
  • Address: Alexandria, VA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No 
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – B
  • Website: http://www.tailshigh.org/home
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 703-819-5240

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

  • Name: Sanctuary Rescue
  • Address: Midlothian, VA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C; Cats – A
  • Website: http://www.sanctuaryrescue.com
  • Email: [email protected]

FAIRFAX COUNTY

  • Name: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
  • Address: 5159 Lee Hwy,
    Arlington, VA 22207
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C; Cats – A 
  • Website:  https://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/home
  • Telephone:  703-237-5327

FAUQUIER COUNTY

  • Name: Middleburg Humane Foundation
  • Address: 4094 Whiting Road, Marshall, VA 20115
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs, Cats, Horses, other Livestock
  • Performs Euthanasia: No 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Email Address: 
  • Website:  https://www.middleburghumane.org/
  • Telephone: 540-364-3272

FREDERICK COUNTY

  • Name: Esther Boyd Animal Shelter
  • Address: 161 Fort Collier Road
    Winchester, VA 22603
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Website:  https://www.fcva.us/departments/animal-shelter
  • Telephone: 540-667-9192

  • Name: Ruff Ranch Sanctuary
  • Address: PO Box 605, Middletown, VA 22645
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.ruffranchsanctuary.com
  • Telephone: 239- 980-0940

HANOVER COUNTY

  • Name: Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9s (BarkVA)
  • Address: Ashland, VA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter located on private property
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No 
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: http://barkva.org

LOUDOUN COUNTY

  • Name:  Save The Tails
  • Address: Foster Based, Loudoun County, VA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs only
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website:  http://www.savethetails.org
  • Telephone: 888-379-5558 

  • Name:  Humane Society of Loudoun County
  • Address: PO Box 777, Leesburg, VA 20178
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes, but moving towards No.
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.humaneloudoun.org

  • Name:  Friends of Homeless Animals
  • Address: P.O. Box 415
    Aldie, VA 20105
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter with some fosters
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.foha.org
  • Telephone: 703-385-0224

NELSON COUNTY

  • Name:  Humane Society of Nelson County
  • Address: 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949  
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.nelsonspca.org
  • Telephone: 434-263-7722

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

  • Name:  Southside SPCA
  • Address: 7352 Patrick Henry Highway, Meherrin, VA 23954
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: http://southsidespca.org
  • Telephone: 434-736 – 9595

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

RICHMOND

  • Name:  Richmond Animal League
  • Address: 11401 International Drive,
    Richmond, VA  23236
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B; Cats – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website:  http://www.ral.org
  • Telephone: 804-379-0046

  • Name:  Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation
  • Address: Richmond, Virginia 23227
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website:  http://aarf.org/index.htm
  • Telephone: 804-254-0800  

STAFFORD COUNTY

  • Name:  Purrs & Whiskers, Inc.
  • Address: Stafford, Virginia
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website:  https://purrsandwhiskers.org
  • Telephone: 540-300-7295

VIRGINIA BEACH

  • Name:  Hope for Life Rescue, Inc.
  • Address: 610 Jack Rabbit Road, Suite 1, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B; Cats – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.hopeforliferescue.com
  • Telephone: 757-491-4609
 

MARYLAND

ALLEGANY COUNTY

  • Name:  Allegany County Animal Shelter
  • Address:  716 Furnace Street Extended, Cumberland, MD 21502
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical although does foster some animals
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – Donation
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  http://alleganyanimalshelter.com/
  • Telephone:  240-362-7518

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

  • Name:  Senior Dog Sanctuary
  • Address: 8336 W B & A Rd, Severn, MD 21144
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Senior Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – Donation
  • Email Address:  
  • Website:  https://www.seniordogsanctuary.com/
  • Telephone: 443-742-0270

  • Name:  Rise Above Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
  • Address: Pasadena, MD
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dog and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://riseaboveanimalrescue.com
  • Telephone: (410) 269-3081

CALVERT COUNTY

  • Name:  Calvert Animal Welfare League
  • Address: 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter and Foster
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C; Cats – A
  • Email Address:   [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.cawlrescue.org
  • Telephone: 410-535-9300

CAROLINE COUNTY

  • Name:  Caroline Humane Society
  • Address: 407 West Bell Street, Ridgely, MD 21660
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter 
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Email Address:   [email protected]
  • Website: http://carolinehumane.org
  • Telephone: 410-820-1600

CARROLL COUNTY

  • Name:  Reach Out Rescue and Resources
  • Address: Westminster, MD
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to C; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.reachoutrescue.org

CHARLES COUNTY

  • Name:  Last Chance Animal Rescue
  • Address: 947 US-123,
    Waldorf, Maryland 20603
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter and Foster
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C; Cats – Unknown
  • Email Address: [email protected] 
  • Website:  https://www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org/
  • Telephone: 301-274-9409

DORCHESTER COUNTY

  • Name:  Baywater Animal Rescue
  • Address: 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B; Cats – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.baywateranimalrescue.org
  • Telephone: 410-228-3090

FREDERICK COUNTY

  • Name:  Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue
  • Address: P.O. Box 312, Frederick MD 21705
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – Between B and C depending on the age of the dog
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  www.lonelyheartsanimalrescue.com

  • Name:  Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
  • Address: 1202 East Patrick Street, Suite 13A, Frederick, MD 21701
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter and Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  http://www.awlfc.org/index.php
  • Telephone: 301-663-5855

HARFORD COUNTY

  • Name:  The Hero Rescue
  • Address: 3214 Rocks Road, Jarrettsville, Maryland 21084
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Website: https://theherorescue.com
  • Telephone: 443-562-5225

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Name:  House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary
  • Address: 6409 Stream Valley Way, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Sanctuary for Senior Dogs and Cats
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Website: https://housewithaheart.com
  • Telephone: 240-631-1743

  • Name:  Key to Lion’s Heart Rescue, Inc.
  • Address: Derwood, MD
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Website: http://keytolionsheart.org
  • Email: [email protected]

WASHINGTON COUNTY

  • Name:  For Otis Sake Rescue, Inc.
  • Address: P.O. Box 39, Maugansville, MD 21767
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Website: https://forotissake.org/
  • Telephone: 301-331-8729

  • Name:  Into the Wild
  • Address: Hagerstown, MD
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – Unknown
  • Website: https://forotissake.org/into-the-wild

PENNSYLVANIA

ADAMS COUNTY

  • Name: Forever Love Rescue
  • Address: Gettysburg, PA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:   Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://foreverloverescue.com
  • Telephone: 717-900-5525

FRANKLIN COUNTY

  • Name: Antietam Humane Society
  • Address: 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:   Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://antietamhumanesociety.org
  • Telephone: 717-762-9091

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

  • Name: One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption
  • Address: Scranton, PA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:   Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  http://onelifetoliverescue.com/site
  • Telephone: 570-341-1997

LEBANON COUNTY


  • Name: Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary
  • Address: Quentin, PA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Mostly Senior and Special Needs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – Voluntary Donation
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  None
  • Telephone: None

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY

  • Name: Back in Black Dog Rescue
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Mostly black
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.backinblackresq.org

WASHINGTON COUNTY

WESTMORELAND COUNTY

  • Name: All But Furgotten
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based currently renovating a Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B 
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.allbutfurgotten.com
  • Telephone: 724-382-7178

DELAWARE

KENT COUNTY

  • Name: One Dog More
  • Address: Dover, DE
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B 
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: https://onedogmore.org/
  • Telephone: 302-632-6680

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

  • Name: Brandywine Valley SPCA
  • Address: 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to C; Cats – A
  • Website: https://bvspca.org/  
  • Telephone: 302-516-1000

SUSSEX COUNTY

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Name:  City Dogs Rescue (and City Kitties)
  • Address: 2121 Decatur Place, SW, Unit 3, Washington, DC 20008
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia:
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C; Cats – B
  • Website: https://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/
  • Telephone: 202-567-7364 

  • Name:  Rural Dog Rescue
  • Address: 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Website: https://www.ruraldogrescue.com
  • Telephone: 410-310-4420

BREED SPECIFIC RESCUES

  • Name:  Paws on the Mountain Greyhound Adoption
  • Address:  Gerrardstown, WV
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Greyhounds
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  www.greyrescue.com
  • Telephone: 304-229-4944

  • Name:  Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue
  • Address:  Richmond, VA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Great Pyrenees and Great Pyrenees mixes
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.agprescue.org/
  • Telephone: 804-795-7847

  • Name:  Somerset Cottage Poodle Rescue
  • Address:  Fairfax, VA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Poodles and poodle mixes
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C to D
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://www.somersetcottagepoodlerescue.com
  • Telephone: 703-599-6018

  • Name:  Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
  • Address: Mt. Airy, MD, but active in DE, PA, and VA as well.
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B and C plus $20 application fee
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  http://www.magsr.org
  • Telephone: 410-644-7763

  • Name:  A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue
  • Address: Roaring Spring, PA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Bully Breeds 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://adarrahbullbullyrescue.webs.com

  • Name:  Delaware Valley Doberman Pinscher Assistance, Inc.
  • Address: 357 Third Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Doberman Pinschers
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Email Address:   [email protected]
  • Website:  https://dvdpa.org
  • Telephone: 610-935-0896

  • Name:  Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue
  • Address: Warrington, PA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Labrador Retrievers
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://brooklinelabrescue.org
  • Telephone: 215-343 – 6087

  • Name: Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County and New Jersey
  • Address: 181 Gilbert Drive, Morrisville, PA  19067
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs – Dachshunds and Dachshund Mixes
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Website: https://www.doxierescue.com/Home.html
  • Email: [email protected]

  • Name: James River Greyhounds
  • Address: P.O. Box 70811, Richmond, VA 23255
    Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs – Greyhounds
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Website: http://www.jamesrivergreyhounds.org/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 804-527-3584

  • Name: Ring Dog Rescue
  • Address: Richmond, VA 
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs – Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, English Bulldogs
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to C
  • Website: https://ringdogrescue.org/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 804 622-4200


  • Name: Knick Knack Pittie Pack, Inc.
  • Address: Mont Alto, PA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs – Pit Bulls and Pit Bull Types
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Website: https://www.knickknackpittiepack.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 717-552-8801

  • Name: Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc.
  • Address: Manassas, VA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs – Akitas
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Website: https://akitarescue.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 703-730-0844




OTHER NON-PROFIT SERVICES FOR COMPANION ANIMALS

  • Name: Frederick County Humane Society
  • Address: 550 Highland Street, #200, Frederick, MD 21701
  • Purpose/Services: For residents of Frederick County, MD only, provides financial assistance with vet bills for pets; runs a pet food bank for seniors and those on limited income; purchases working K9s for local police departments.
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.fchs.org/default.html
  • Telephone: 301-694-8300

  • Name: Wrapped in Love
  • Address: Run through the web only
  • Purpose/Services: Connecting crafters with dog and cat rescues with a primary focus on making blankets, belly bands, and diapers.  These items are often sent home with newly adopted pets to ease their transition into a forever home.
  • Website: http://www.wil4u.com
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artisanswithamission/
  • Statistics:  
  •   Total Number of Blankets pledged as of June 18, 2020: 25,656


  • Name:  Rescue Me WV Eastern Panhandle Shelter Dogs
  • Areas Served:  Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties
  • Purpose/Services:  Networks with local shelters and rescues to transfer adoptable animals from euthanizing shelters to non-euthanizing facilites.  Rescue Me also raises funds for shelter animals requiring veterinary services.  They are in the process of opening a physical shelter in Berkeley County, WV.
  • Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/RescueMeWV
  • Email: [email protected]

  • Name:  House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary
  • Address: 6409 Stream Valley Way, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Sanctuary for Senior Dogs and Cats
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: https://housewithaheart.com
  • Telephone: 240-631-1743

  • Name:  National Kitten Coalition
  • Address: 7371 Atlas Walk Way #212, Gainesville, VA 20155
  • Purpose/Services: Education and training for fostering kittens successfully.  Open to shelters and volunteers.
  • Type of Animals Served: Cats
  • Website: https://kittencoalition.org
  • Email: [email protected]

  • Name:  Spay Today
  • Address: 3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town, WV 25414
  • Purpose/Services: Works with local veterinarians to provide lower-cost spay and neuter services for companion animals
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Website: https://www.spay-today.org
  • Telephone: 304-728-8330 

 

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