Alleghany Highlands All Breed Rescue
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
P.O. Box 470
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:The Alleghany Highlands consists of Clifton Forge, Covington, Iron Gate, Alleghany County, and the northern part of Botetourt County in SW Virginia.
About Our Rescue Group:Our goals are:
- to rescue animals who are homeless and unwanted (primarily animals at shelters);
- to rehabilitate them, as necessary, and
- to find permanent homes for them.
To educate the community about:
- the value of spaying/neutering their pets to reduce the population;
- the value of rescuing rather than buying a companion animal; and
- how to maintain healthy pets, e.g., regular vet visits, poison control, car safety, and training.
Come Meet our Pets:The Alleghany Highlands All Breed Rescue is a very small all volunteer, tax exempt organization, comprised of 5 directors and several wonderful volunteers!
We are dedicated to the rescue of homeless or mistreated companion animals in Virginia’s Alleghany Highlands. We are “All Breed”, meaning we rescue dogs and cats, those of a particular breed as well as those who are mixed breeds, or “mutts”.
Our Adoption Process:Potential adopters must complete a written application that is completed online by clicking "Adoption Application" in the Navigation Menu. The applicant is requested to provide three personal references of individuals not related to you and, if possible, including a neighbor. We also need the contact information for at least one veterinarian you use.
Most dogs/pups have a $250 adoption fee which helps us pay for the veterinarian expenses as well as food, transportation, etc. The fee is not due until the dog is received by the adopter.
The Adoption Committee asks that you please be patient with us in processing your application. We are an all-volunteer organization and most work full-time in addtion to volunteering but we will do our best to be timely.
NOTE: We do not approve adoption applications on a "first come, first served" basis. In their review, the Adoption Committee looks for the best possible match of pet to home, proceeding to the next step only if/when the application indicates that the home is well suited to the specific animal.
We have never had an animal returned, they all fit in beautifully with their families. See our success stories at http://www.ahab-rescue.org/animals/stories.