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.
We rescue local and out of state dogs in high-kill shelters, vet and foster them until adoption. We serve the Virginia, Maryland, DC, West Virginia and North Carolina areas. While working with other rescue groups, we also have the ability to facilitate out of area adoptions and have been able to adopt dogs out as far as Illinois and Maine. Please contact us if you are interested in one of our dogs.
We are a foster-based organization and do not have a single 'facility'. All of our dogs go straight into foster homes to help prepare them for adoption. Many are crate trained, housebroken, and started on basic obedience prior to leaving our care. Our goal is to give them the best start possible to make a successful adoption.
As a rescue, we have chosen to concentrate on dogs in high-kill shelters. Our goal is to see dogs stay in their homes. If you are thinking of surrendering your pet, we are happy to help provide resources to make it possible for you to keep you pet.
A copy of our adoption application can be found on our webpage - www.openheartsrescue.org. Please fill out and forward via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.