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Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs in high-kill shelters in rural areas with euthanasia rates of 80% or higher.
Rural Dog Rescues saves the lives of stray dogs from shelters in rural areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, who can be euthanized 72 hours after they are found by animal control/ Dogs that are owner surrenders, can be euthanized immediately if the shelter is full. Dogs rescued are spayed/netuered, vaccinated and transported to the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area where they are placed in loving forever homes. Our adoption events take place in DC, Northern Virginia, Front Royal Virginia and Maryland.
Most of these dogs’ lives depend on a dedicated network of volunteers to save them from a certain death. We are strictly a volunteer based non-profit and No one takes a salary.
The rescue is extremely well run, because it is led by dedicated and knowledgeable staff. They also have one of the best foster programs and do everything they can to accommodate dog fosters, while of course maintaining the overall mission of getting the dogs adopted. I absolutely loved my long experience of helping out at adoption events and fostering. The only reason I stopped was because I moved away from the area.