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Maryland Pet Rescue Organizatons

If you come from a pet-loving family, you know how much time and money goes into caring for animals. Pet rescue organizations feel this pressure tenfold, but you can help by supporting them through a monetary or item donation. All of the organizations listed below are non-profits, and they rely on donations from individuals in the community to fund their efforts. If you can't afford to give a physical gift, many of them are also in need of volunteers. Contact the organization directly to see how you can help.

Adopt a Homeless Animal

Baltimore, Md.

Adopt a Homeless Animal is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping American Staffordshire Terriers, Pitbull Terriers and mixed breeds find a loving forever home.

Contact: 410-558-4554,

Animal Resource Foundation

Chester, Md.

Animal Resource Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals throughout the mid-Atlantic region by rescuing from animal shelters.

Contact: 410-643-8700,

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland

Waldorf, Md.

Beagle Maryland is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving beagles and placing them in loving homes. Beagles come in as strays, from shelters, and as owner surrenders.

Contact: 301-934-3616

Caroline County Humane Society

Ridgely, Md.

The Humane Society has an active adoption program for the homeless dogs, cats, and other domestic animals that come under its care. It offers low-cost, spay neuter clinics and programs for pets belonging to Caroline County residents.

Contact: 410-820-1600,

Cats "R" Us Feral Cat Rescue

Annapolis, Md.

Cats "R" Us is a feral cat and kitten rescue organization in the Annapolis, Md., area whose focus is TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return). This means feral cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, sterilized, and ear-tipped (for identification) by veterinarians.

Contact: 410-263-1719,

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc.

Woodbine, Md.

Days End Farm Horse Rescue provides transportation, holding facilities, and quality care for abused and neglected horses. It promotes public awareness of the prevalence of horse abuse and neglect.

Contact: 301-854-5037,

Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education

DAR&E seeks 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 its adoption program.

Contact: 410-663-1694,

Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training

Merrifield, Va.

GRREAT is an organization dedicated to finding loving new homes for unwanted, stray, and abandoned Golden Retrievers. It serves Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, eastern West Virginia, and southeastern Pennsylvania, and is staffed solely by volunteers.

Contact: 703-620-6593

Greyhound Pets of America, Maryland Chapter

Baltimore, Md.

GPA/MD, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired greyhounds and younger dogs that can't make the grade at various tracks throughout the country.

Contact: 1-800-600-8607

Humane Society of Calvert County

The Humane Society of Calvert County is a non-profit organization and a No-Kill Animal Rescue Organization.

Contact: 410-257-4908,

K-9 Lifesavers

Takoma Park, Md.

K-9 Lifesavers is a private non-profit rescue group, dedicated to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters, and other high-risk situations. It does not have a shelter facility, and it holds adoption events every weekend throughout the DC Metro area.

Contact: 202-263-1990

Lab Rescue of the LRCP

Annandale, Va.

Lb Rescue is similar to other rescue groups and shelters but it specializes in Labradors. The labs it receives are first evaluated for temperament and then placed with foster families where they are loved, exercised, and further evaluated as they await adoption.

Contact: 301-299-6756,

Montgomery County SPCA

The MCSPCA, founded in 1973, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. It is independent, locally based, and funded completely by donations.

Contact: 301-948-4266,

New Beginnings German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

Monrovia, Md.

New Beginnings GSP Rescue is an all-volunteer group whose purpose is to find permanent loving families for dogs that, through no fault of their own, find themselves without homes.


Partnership for Animal Welfare

Greenbelt, Md.

PAW is a group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless animals and place them in loving and stable homes. Adoption shows are held in the suburban Maryland area several times a month to allow prospective owners to meet with the animals.

Contact: 301-572-4729,

Pits and Rotts for Life Rescue

Randallstown, Md.

Pits And Rotts for Life Rescue is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations and volunteers to help pit bulls and Rottweilers in need.

Contact: 443-253-6586,

Recycled Love

Baltimore, Md.

Founded in 2004, Recycled Love is a non–profit organization dedicated to rescuing animals from abuse, injury, neglect, and abandonment, and adopting them into homes where they will be loved and cherished for the rest of their lives.

Contact: See website.

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue

Harwood, Md.

Rude Ranch finds loving, permanent homes for all adoptable animals that have been placed under its care and provides rehabilitation to feral and neglected cats rescued from abusive situations.

Contact: 410-798-9559,

Second Hope Rescue

Leonardtown, Md.

Second Hope is a group of animal-loving friends that has joined together to fill a niche in the Tri-County area of Southern Maryland. It is committed to giving hope to hard-to-place animals (due to breed or age) that are searching for their forever homes.

Contact: 240-925-0628,

SPCA of Anne Arundel County

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Anne Arundel County. It provides shelter and humane care for homeless animals in need and works as an advocate for animal welfare in the community.

Contact: 410-268-4388,

Talbot Humane Society

Easton, Md.

Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals in its care, places adoptable companion animals in good homes, and protects all animals from cruelty and neglect.

Contact: 410-822-0107,

The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County, Inc.

The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to animal welfare. Its activities are supported solely by contributions, dues, and fundraising events. It does not run a shelter.

Contact: 301-262-5625

The Washington Animal Rescue League

The mission of the Washington Animal Rescue League is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who have nowhere else to go.

Contact: 202-726-2273, 

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