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Mutt Love Rescue

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community


P.O. Box 1005Fairfax, VA 22038 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mutt Love Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer dog rescue organization serving the Washington, DC, metro area. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason - dogs in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.

We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives.

Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, dogs in the greatest need take priority.

We are determined to keep administrative expenses extremely low so that virtually every dollar taken in goes directly to the care of the animals. Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the dog beyond the adoption process.

Finally, we strive to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane org


In 2010, A like-minded group of seasoned veterans from other animal rescue groups decided to unite in an organization whose goal is saving as many dogs in peril as is possible without regard to age, physical condition, or popularity of breed, at minimal overhead and few if any (none at present) paid staff to ensure that virtually every dollar donated goes directly to the care of the dogs. In its first year, Mutts Love Rescue (Mutts) has validated this vision and saved many dogs from certain death in rural shelters, homelessness due to economic distress or other dislocation of their families, and abuse and neglect in dangerous situations. These dogs reside in foster homes until the dogs and families in need of mutual love are matched together. The growing number of volunteers, fosters, and prospective families suggests that Mutt Love Rescue will continue to experience success in its mission to benefit both dogs and families in very significant ways.

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Would you recommend Mutt Love Rescue?
5 reviews Write a review
by ANGELA W. from ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 21, 2021)
I volunteered with Mutt Love Rescue once before moving on to work at Fancy Cats Rescue Team for over 2 years. I was moved by the handler's compassion for the disabled dogs at Mutt Love Rescue but the volunteer position was not a good fit for me.
by Julian A. (October 7, 2017)
Dogs of all ages and sizes, and the folks that love them all! A good time getting to know the animals with no commitment beyond the event, and the people that dedicate themselves to give these pups another chance at life. Be careful, or you may also become a foster failure for one of these wonderful animals! :)
by Mark S. (September 15, 2016)
I've told my friends that I will be volunteering to work with animals/dogs and they have expressed interest to join me. My friends and I have a love for all animals, but adopting dogs is something we truly believe in.
by Nina J. (March 30, 2015)
I feel like it'd be a fun experience, especially with people I know, but also to meet new people and dogs!
by Amanda K. (September 21, 2013)
Mutts is a wonderful all-volunteer organization. The organizers believe in doing what is best for the dogs. They appreciate any and all help volunteers provide. From handling dogs during adoption events, to fostering dogs no effort is too small. The leaders are friendly, personable and of the greatest personal integrity. I have been volunteering with them since March 2013 and highly recommend them.

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