PAWS Wide Open Rescue

A Virginia Beach, VA 23453 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at PAWS Wide Open Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Puppy
Shepherd (Unknown Type) / Labrador Retriever


Male, Young
Dalmatian / Cattle Dog


Female, Puppy
Greyhound / Whippet

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1 - 3 of 3 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas PAWS Wide Open Rescue Serves

Dominican Republic

PAWS Wide Open Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

2. Home Check

3. Approve Application

4. Sign Adoption Contract

5. Pay Fee

6. Take the Pet Home

Submitting an application does NOT guarantee adoption. If you apply for a certain dog but don’t get it, please understand that we may receive many applications for the same animal. We will always try to place the appropriate dog in the appropriate home.

We do adopt out-of-state but it is more complicated and local adoptions are preferred when possible.

Adoption fee is $500. We spare no expense on the care of our rescues and are looking for homes who can do the same.

The application process requires a non-refundable $10 donation to PAWS Wide Open Rescue. FEE MUST BE PAID IN ORDER FOR YOU APPLICATION TO BE REVIEWED. (tax-deductible)

About PAWS Wide Open Rescue

We are a non-profit organization composed of 5 women in hopes of providing a refuge for neglected animals on the island of the Dominican Republic (D.R). Founder, Gabi Schummer, has been committed to animal welfare in the D.R. for over 26 years. Unfortunately, the situation on the ground is terrifying. The dogs multiply without end, many are poisoned, killed or starved. Traffic is also a great enemy of our four-legged friends.
With limited resources Gabi has only been able to help a fraction of animals in need and she can no longer fund this endeavor on her own. Through donations and sponsorship's each month we can start looking for a place to call our own. It will serve as a safe haven for the dogs until we can start transporting animals over to the states.

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PAWS Wide Open Rescue's Adopted Pets

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Make a donation to PAWS Wide Open Rescue to help homeless pets find homes