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PO Box 1071, Eastsound, WA 98245

dogs at AnimalDefense
1 - 9 of 9 adoptable pets at this rescue

Areas AnimalDefense serves

AnimalDefense [] saves one dog at a time from high kill shelters in CA, assuring a thorough exam and procedures at veterinary clinic in CA first.

Then through a reliable Rescue transport organization the dog (s) comes to Orcas Island, WA where the founder has property, assesses and socializes the new rescue dog with other dogs and introduces him/her to her own "pack".
All dogs that adopts out are spayed and neutered, microchipped, bloodwork is done, and all are fully vaccinated.

What is special for is that the founder and president does everything herself with no outside help or volunteers: organizing logistics in CA for transport from CA to WA, and providing stimulation/enrichment for the rescued dogs on the founder’s property on OI, WA, incl. assessment and socialization with other rescue dogs and own dogs hence providing a safe and healthy environment mirroring the future home conditions.

AnimalDefense's adoption process


Submit Application

Adopter has to email:



a 45-60min phone call will follow once the potential adopter has emailed the application back.


Meet the Pet

People have to be willing to travel to Orcas Island, WA- an 90min drive from Seattle, and a 60min ferry drive.

Additional adoption info

Adopters will request an application by sending an email to :

Each prospective owner fills out an adoption application. All applicants must live in WA (exceptions are possible), and we ask that children in your home are at least ten years old. We usually have limited information of history of our rescue dogs and are therefore very careful about placing them in households with children.
We require that everyone in the immediate family, including your current dog (if you have one) come to the appointment to meet your potential new dog. Adopting a dog is a big family decision and requires a commitment from everyone.
At the appointment, we will help you assess whether the dog is a good match for you and family or not.

Before you bring your new dog home, you must sign an Adoption agreement with Animal Defense Rescue. In addition, a $ 375$ adoption fee is requested. The adoption donation is non-refundable.
Please remember that adoption contributions barely cover our expenses and only defray the costs. Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue our life-saving work.
Step 4: Post Adoption Follow Up
Our goal is to help you enjoy life with your new dog to the fullest extent possible. If issues arise, or you just need some good advice, we are happy to do follow-up counseling by telephone or in person. We can also suggest local dog trainers.

About AnimalDefense

AnimalDefense Rescue is a small non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing primarily dogs from high-kill shelters in mostly CA, as well as homeless, lost and abandoned animals in WA , and rehoming from owners who can no longer care for them for important reasons. By building and working with the rescued dogs at her home, the founder and president assures asessment, training and rehabilitation . works with local veterinarians to make sure future adoption homes will have a clean and complete health record for the adopted dog, finds well-matched, and carefully screened adopters and adoption homes to ensure the dog will NEVER be returned to a shelter again in his lifetime.
AnimalDefense Rescue will serve as a resource to pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.

AnimalDefense's adopted pets