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K-9 Lifesavers Dog Rescue (Takoma Park, Maryland 20912) is an all-volunteer, approved 501(c)(3), private non-profit rescue group, dedicated to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters and other high-risk situations.

K-9 Lifesavers rescues dogs and puppies from high-kill shelters and high-risk situations in Georgia, West Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky, where dogs are only held anywhere from three to seven days before euthanasia.

The rescue doesn’t have a shelter facility; it holds adoption events every weekend, throughout the DC Metro area. K-9 Lifesavers works with dedicated volunteer foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and doggie daycare/kenneling facilities to provide loving temporary care while they find well-matched, carefully screened forever homes for each dog.

K-9 Lifesavers serves as a support group to their adopters and all dog owners by providing ongoing education and resources for the well-being of their dogs, including the importance of proactive spay/neuter policies, positive reinforcement training, and good nutrition.

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The mission of Small Paws® Rescue Inc., a charitable, Federal not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply non-aggressive Bichons, nationwide, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, and medical care, until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as the rescue’s resources allow.

Small Paws takes responsibility for each Bichon rescued and placed. should they ever need to return to Small Paws during their lifetime.

Small Paws Rescue Inc. is composed of approximately 6000 people in 26 countries, and over eight hundred volunteers across America. The volunteers are willing to foster, transport, or otherwise assist in this massive rescue effort. Small Paws is supported entirely by donations and fund raisers.

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Save Our Setters (Oakland, Tennessee 38060) is dedicated to saving displaced Irish, Gordon, and Irish Red and White Setters, with offices in many states as well as Ontario, Canada.

Save Our Setters has offices in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

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BREW was founded in February 1999 by Laura Charles Johnson, in response to the growing number of Beagles in the Washington, D.C. area who need help.

Laura had worked in rescue for more than a year before founding BREW. As Laura became more involved in rescue, she learned most breeds were represented by local rescue groups; beagles were the exception. BREW became incorporated in February 1999, and received its non-profit determination from the IRS in April 2000.

BREW is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming Beagles. The main focus is Beagles in shelters who are faced with imminent extermination. BREW works with shelters and animal control facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. It adopts Beagles to local families and has also placed beagles in homes in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, to name a few.

In addition to its rescue efforts, BREW is dedicated to increasing public awareness of pet overpopulation and encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. Towards that end, no Beagle over six months of age is adopted from BREW without being spayed or neutered. BREW also works to alert people about the disadvantages of purchasing pets from a pet store.

BREW’s headquarters are located in the Washington/Baltimore area (northern Virginia); it has an affiliate that serves the Midwest region.

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Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (Charlottesville, Virginia 22911) performs Basset Hound rescue in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and parts of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) was formed in the fall of 1996 by a small group of Basset Hound lovers who wanted to offer a more customer-friendly approach to adopting a Basset.

BROOD finds homes for around 150 Basset Hounds every year.

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Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue (Laurel, Maryland 20725) is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for German Shepherd Dogs in the Mid-Atlantic area.

MAGSR was formed in 1999 by a small group of dedicated volunteers. Since then, the rescue has grown considerably, both in size and in the number of dogs it handles. MAGSR places dogs in Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, southern Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia. MAGSR occasionally places dogs in West Virginia or other surrounding regions.

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Doberman Assistance, Rescue & Education helps rescue and adopt out Dobermans all across the Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland region.

Its 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 its adoption program. Its primary concern is the health and well-being of the Dobermans, and as such it provides support, consultation, and camaraderie to the adoptive families–not only through the adoption process but also throughout the lives of the Dobermans.

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At the Westie Rescue USA web site you can learn more about West Highland White Terriers, find your local Westie rescue contact, volunteer to help Westies, or report a Westie in need.

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Wheatens In Need is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned, abused, unwanted, or otherwise homeless Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. Each dog is carefully evaluated for temperament and personality for a minimum of two weeks, before being placed into a carefully screened home.

A large network of volunteer Wheaten Terrier lovers provides foster homes and transportation throughout the U.S. and Canada. Wheatens In Need has rehomed more than 500 Wheatens since 1998.

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Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (Kent County, Maryland) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that serves Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia, plus the District of Columbia.

Fundamentally, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is a haven for Border Collies and dogs of the Herding group who have been discarded, neglected, abandoned, or stray. Many of these dogs are turned into animal shelters because their previous owners discovered they were not Border Collie material, or because changes in their lives left them unable to care properly for their dogs.

Knowing and respecting the breed allows Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue to rescue these dogs from an uncertain future and place them into responsible homes. Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue knows each of its dogs intimately, and knows what each requires to be placed in a new home. Dogs that arrive neglected or with ‘issues’ receive special care and training to allow them the chance to rehabilitate. Assessment of each dog can determine if they should be placed as a pet only or in an actual working dog home, involved in herding, goose removal, agility, or obedience.

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