Rural Dog Rescue

A 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Rural Dog Rescue

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

Sterling

Female, Young
Labrador Retriever

Scoopy

Male, Young
Labrador Retriever

Bruno

Male, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

Skyler

Female, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

Little Bit

Female, Senior
Chihuahua

Poochie

Female, Senior
Chihuahua

Jellybean

Female, Young
Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Dottie

Female, Adult
Foxhound

Abby

Female, Young
Boxer

Bella

Female, Senior
Rottweiler

Blaire

Female, Young
Hound (Unknown Type)

Maverick

Male, Puppy
Labrador Retriever / Border Collie

Cecil

Male, Senior
Hound (Unknown Type)

Otis

Male, Young
Chihuahua

Louie

Male, Senior
Poodle (Miniature)

Jax

Male, Adult, Special Needs
American Bulldog

Calla

Female, Puppy
Hound (Unknown Type)

Nellie

Female, Adult
Hound (Unknown Type)

Polly

Female, Adult
Beagle

Olly

Female, Adult
Beagle

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Areas Rural Dog Rescue Serves

Washington, D.C area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland

Rural Dog Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Applications can be found at www.ruraldogrescue.com

2. Interview

An adoption coordinator will contact you for a phone interview

3. Meet the Pet

At anytime during the process you can meet our dogs at our adoption event. We do not have a facility and are 100% foster based.

4. Home Check

A quick home visit to make sure the dog you've chosen is a good fit and answer any other questions you might have.

5. Approve Application

Once approved and the adoption fee is paid, you can take your new family member home!

Adoption area is Washington, D.C area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland. All adoptions require a completed adoption application. Our adoption coordinators will contact you soon after reviewing the application. Our adoption fee is $400 to help off set the costs of rescuing dogs in need. All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue. We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be!

To read more about the application process, or to fill out an application, visit http://www.ruraldogrescue.com/adoption-process/

Adoption Application: http://bit.ly/rdradoptapp
Foster Application: http://bit.ly/rdrfosterapp

About Rural Dog Rescue

Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs and cats in high-kill shelters in rural areas with euthanasia rates of 80% or higher.

Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Come Meet Rural Dog Rescue's Pets

Meet our dogs in person on Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. at Howl to the Chief - 733 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Please note, not all dogs will be at all events. Check our Facebook page to see who has RSVP'd: https://www.facebook.com/ruraldog/.

Make a donation to Rural Dog Rescue to help homeless pets find homes

http://www.ruraldogrescue.com/donate/