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Our Mission

Adoption events are held every Saturday from 12 - 2pm at Howl To The Chief, 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC (please note that not all dogs listed are at every adoption event). Find out which dogs have RSVPed here:

Please check our event page on our website for other dates and locations.

Mission Statement:   Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue.  We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken.  We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog.

Adoption Policy

Adoption Application:

Foster Application:

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