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For Pete's Sake Rescue - DC, VA, MD Animal rescue in Bethesda, MD

The “For Pete’s Sake” team locate animals that have been placed in local shelters and are scheduled for euthanasia, they take these animals and treat them for any illnesses and have them spayed or neutered then place them in foster homes and from there, these dogs find forever homes.

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Bethesda, MD 20816
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Adoptable pets at For Pete's Sake Rescue - DC, VA, MD

We'll also keep you updated on Willy Wonka's adoption status with email updates.
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Willy Wonka

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, 3 mos
Bethesda, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Sable's adoption status with email updates.
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Sable

Boxer/American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, 4 yrs 6 mos
Bethesda, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Bolt's adoption status with email updates.
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Bolt

Labrador Retriever/Schnauzer (Standard)

Male, 5 mos
Bethesda, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Matrix's adoption status with email updates.
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Matrix

Labrador Retriever/Schnauzer (Standard)

Male, 5 mos
Bethesda, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Ava's adoption status with email updates.
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Ava

Schnauzer (Standard)/Australian Cattle Dog

Female, 3 yrs 1 mo
Bethesda, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Molly's adoption status with email updates.
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Molly

Golden Retriever

Female, 8 yrs 1 mo
Bethesda, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Murray's adoption status with email updates.
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Murray

Golden Retriever

Male, 7 yrs 1 mo
Bethesda, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Sarah's adoption status with email updates.
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Sarah

Feist/Border Collie

Female, 9 mos
Bethesda, MD

Rescue FAQs

Washington DC metro area
Alexandria
Bethesda MD

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Interview
  • 3. Meet the Pet

Additional adoption info

We have an in-depth application process, check a national do not adopt list, vet references and contract outlining our expectations which include annual vetting, treated like a family member and we take these animals back with a no questions asked policy. Upon interview we outline the complete personality of each animal. We pride ourselves in matching the personality of our pets with lifestyle and love each adopter has for animals.

Adoption application

https://forpetessakerescue.com/adoption-process/

Pets at shelters & rescues near For Pete's Sake Rescue - DC, VA, MD

Calvert Animal Welfare League - CAWL

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Friends of Rabbits

P.O. Box 1112,
Alexandria, VA 22313

We'll also keep you updated on MILO (COURTESY POST)'s adoption status with email updates.
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MILO (COURTESY POST)

Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier

Male
Baltimore, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Doyline 10 Ellie's adoption status with email updates.
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Doyline 10 Ellie

Beagle/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Young
Chantilly, VA
We'll also keep you updated on NEIA's adoption status with email updates.
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NEIA

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs 8 mos
Upper Marlboro, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Greta's adoption status with email updates.
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Greta

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 1 yr 9 mos
Baltimore, MD
We'll also keep you updated on GLOWIN' OWEN's adoption status with email updates.
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GLOWIN' OWEN

Labrador Retriever

Male, 2 mos
Reston, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Pumpkin's adoption status with email updates.
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Pumpkin

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Hound (Unknown Type)

Female, Young
Fairfax Station, VA

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