Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We are a small organization, based in West
Virginia, active in the rescue and rehoming of
abandoned, surrendered, abused or
As a rescue organization, we work to pull
dogs from the shelters, or receive them
through private surrenders, breeder
releases, our vet, and then place them in
private foster homes.
We are not a shelter or humane society. We
are a group of volunteers working together
to help dogs in need.
RHR is a no-kill facility that seeks to protect
and improve the lives of animals by sheltering
and nurturing them, providing them with
necessary medical care, and educating the
public about the joys and responsibilities of
caring for these creatures whose lives have
We all work regular jobs and are not always
able to respond to phone calls made to the
rescue line but will respond promptly to
emails. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Phone calls can be returned in the evening
after working hours if necessary
Please visit our site at www.rhrescue.com
RHR does not ship dogs as cargo. Adopters
are expected to pick up their dogs from their
foster family or a transport volunteer.
RHR dogs are in foster care in people's
private homes. For the foster families' safety,
we do not disclose specific locations prior to
applications. Occasionally the foster homes
are a bit of a distance from an interstate so
we do our best to meet with adopters at a
more convenient location. We can also
arrange a chain of transport volunteers free
of charge to the following cities: Parkersburg,
WV; Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV and
Sandyville, WV. If you have a question of
whether we can arrange a free transport to a
different city, please ask and we will do our
best to accommodate you.
We do not allow our rescues to be shipped
other than onboard with a person in flight.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.