Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE)

A Sandston, VA 23150 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE)

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


Female, Young
Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)


Male, Adult, Special Needs
Jack Russell Terrier


Male, Adult
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Male, Adult
Shepherd (Unknown Type)

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1 - 4 of 4 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE) Serves

We primarily adopt dogs to homes in central Virginia. A home visit is part of our adoption process, so it may be possible to adopt to homes outside of central Virginia, provided that we have a volunteer in the area able to visit the home of a potential adopter.

Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE)'s Adoption Process

CARE has a thorough and rigorous adoption process in place to assure that we match our adoptable dogs and puppies with the right home for their particular needs. Having them in our homes helps us to learn about each dog and talk with our vets and behaviorists about the atmosphere that will best help them to prosper.

CARE prefers, and in many cases requires, homes with fenced yards. In most instances we do not adopt to homes with preschool aged children and reserve the right to deny an adoption if we feel that any member, human or animal, of a household would not be a good fit for our animal. Our animal's safety and well being are our main concern, and we are able, with patience, to find a perfect home for every dog.

Our application is not online. In most cases we will require that you come to meet our dogs before you apply for them. Adding a furry family member is much more complicated than taking in a dog whose picture you fall in love with. If you reside out of state and travel to our area is cumbersome, we may be able to pre-approve you prior to you making the trip to see us. We NEVER send a dog home from an adoption stand. A veterinary reference check and home visit are a part of every adoption process.

About Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE)

CARE is an organization comprised totally of volunteers who donate time, talents and energy to placing homeless and abandoned dogs in loving forever homes. Our volunteers are a diverse group of people with many different skill sets who come together to form a very successful collective. We welcome volunteers 18 years and over to help at our adoption events and lend their talents to other areas such as grant writing, publicity, fundraising, transport and the like. Please let us know if you have an interest in volunteering with CARE.

Come Meet Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE)'s Pets

Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE) is a foster-based rescue in Richmond, VA. All our dogs are housed in private homes and kennels and are not available to the public except at weekly adoption stands, which take place the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays of every month. Locations and times are found on our website at

Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE)'s Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List