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4 Paws Animal Rescue – 4 Paws Animal Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. We never discriminate on the basis of health, age or breed. By involving and educating the community, 4 Paws Animal Rescue works to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of homeless animals as well as realizing the benefits of adopting an animal in need. Our animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes.
Animal Aid Society of Hampton, VA – The Animal Aid Society is a “No-Kill” dog shelter. The mission of the Society is to provide to and/or for animals, other than Man, shelter, medical aid, care and protection, to act as a placement agency for dogs in good health, and to provide education for the humane care and treatment of dogs, and to attempt to prevent cruelty to dogs.
Animal Resources of Tidewater – Animal Resources of Tidewater is more than just an organization that finds homes for dogs and cats. Since 1999, our humble organization made up of a small handful of determined volunteers has grown leaps and bounds. With grants and donations, we have proudly established several programs designed to improve the lives of companion animals in Hampton Roads: SpayHR, Community Medical Assistance, Legislative Policy Advocacy and the Pit Bull Awareness Coalition.
Bald Is Beautiful Rescue – Bald Is Beautiful specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned dogs. We concentrate on hairless and small breed dogs and are known by many as a Chinese Crested rescue.
Bay Beagle Rescue -Bay Beagle Rescue is dedicated to saving beagles most in need – the abused, the abandoned, senior and special needs dogs. Their goal is to provide safe, loving foster and adoptive homes for the remainder of their lives.
Billy the Kidden Rescue– We provide TNR, cat/kitten trapping, feral rehab, limited re-homing, cat health education, and rescue help in VA/NC.Know of a cat colony near you? Call Billy the Kidden to the Rescue !
Collie & Sheltie Rescue of Southeastern Va -The Collie and Sheltie Rescue Association of SEVA is a volunteer-staff, non-profit org, that rescues,rehabilitates and re-homes Collies and Shelties who have been relinquished. All of thier dogs are fostered in the private homes of our volunteers, who have undergone a vigorous vetting process that includes: submitting a detailed application; home visits; and reports from their veterinarians. We bring every dog up to date on vaccinations, heart worm testing/ prevention and flea/tick prevention. We cover necessary surgeries to include spaying or neutering. Once vetted, our dogs are then eligible to be adopted to carefully chosen homes, where they will be loved, well cared for, and protected.
Critters 4 You Rescue – Critters 4 U Rescue, INC (501c3 state registered home/foster based rescue, no-kill) is working with the community to save and help the unwanted/homeless animals have a second chance in life. Many of these animals have had a rough start in life and just need a second chance to have a happy healthy life. We take in homeless, unwanted, abused, and neglected animals, have them vetted, and give them a safe place to live until a permanent home can be found for them.
Dogs Deserve Better – Dogs Deserve Better is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained or penned dog and bringing our best friend into the home and family. The mission of Dogs Deserve Better, Inc., is to provide a better life for abused, neglected and abandoned canines; especially those which are chained or penned without human companionship. To see available dogs to adopt or foster visit their website. Interested in volunteering? Click to learn more.
Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education – Our primary directives are to educate the public about Dobermans, to assist owners in placing unwanted Dobermans, to provide foster homes and veterinary care for rescued and relinquished Dobermans, and to place Dobermans into loving homes through our adoption program. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of the Dobermans, and as such we provide support, consultation, and camaraderie to the adoptive families–not only through the adoption process but also throughout the lives of our Dobermans.
East Coast Gentle Giants – East Coast Gentle Giants Rescue, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization group that is 100% VOLUNTEER run with NO PAID employees dedicated to taking in dogs that have been abused and neglected and occasionally we take in owner surrenders. Our dogs are temperament tested. If for any reason they do not pass the temperament test, they will not be taken into rescue. There are specific requirements to surrender a dog in addition to up-to-date medical. We are here to ensure that more dogs do not end up in shelters and get euthanized, which is why all of our rescue dogs are spayed and neutered before an adoption is complete.
Fur-Ever Home Rescue– Fur-Ever Home Rescue, LLC is an all-breed VA-based rescue. We have volunteers in five states and pull from numerous shelters up and down the east coast from Miami to NYC, and west to AL.
Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs-GARD is a Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) certified, professional volunteer Search and Rescue (SAR) resource available to assist authorities with lost, or missing people in urban, wilderness or disaster settings.
Lab & German Shepherd Rescue
P.A.W.S. – Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue and placement of abandoned, abused, and neglected animals (cats at this time).
Peninsula SPCA – Since 1963, the Peninsula SPCA has provided shelter and adoption services for the homeless pets of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County. Now, in 2015, we have transitioned to be an Adoption Guarantee, or “no kill” animal shelter, allowing us to expand our services to include adoption, humane education offerings to students and civic groups, and outreach programs to the citizens of our community.
P.U.G.S – Pugs You Gotta Save- Non-profit organization dedicated to rescue and tending to the needs of abandoned and surrendered Pugs in VA.
Saver of Souls Pet Rescue -SOS is a Pet Rescue organization based in Virginia Beach that help pets in need find their forever homes. Formerly Vizzini’s Pet Rescue. Visit their website or Facebook page to see available rescues.
SEVA GRREAT Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue, Education, and Training!
Siamese Cat Rescue Center – SCRC has a shelter facility located in Locust Dale, VA, about 1.5 hours southwest of Washington DC, and foster homes throughout the Eastern US, from Florida to New Hampshire to Indiana & Tennessee. The shelter is open by appointment only, Monday through Sunday.
Southern States Mastiff Rescue – Southern States Mastiff Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit 50l(c)3 organization that was established in 2005. We cover the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. We place Old English Mastiffs that have been abandoned, turned in to shelters, strays, and accept dogs into the rescue program from persons unable to care for their mastiff physically and/or financially. We do not accept any dogs that have shown past aggression towards people or other animals.
The Cat Corner, Inc. – The Cat Corner was founded by a very passionate and devoted animal lover, Martha Nicholson. After seeing an overwhelming number of cats homeless and being euthanized, Martha was determined to open a no-kill shelter to make a difference in these cats’ lives. In 1981, Martha purchased an old barber shop at her own expense and opened The Cat Corner in Hampton, Virginia. The Cat Corner is a completely volunteer operated organization and is solely funded by donations from the community. Because of the help of our caring and hardworking volunteers and the support and donations from our community, we have been able to uphold Martha’s dream and make a difference in countless lives…and doing so for over three decades!
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue – all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog. We provide a safe haven for German Shepherds (and, sometimes, other breeds/mixes) who are left in shelters to await uncertain fate; are owner surrenders (moving, illness, divorce, death, etc.); or are victims of abuse or neglect. We adopt dogs to loving, responsible and secure homes, typically, in Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Since our inception in 2001, we have found good homes for over 3000 dogs.