Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized. Most of our dogs come from rural shelters in South and North Carolina. With limited resources, the shelters are forced to put down anywhere between 50% and 90% of the animals that come in the front door. We also partner with shelters located in Virginia and Maryland. Our organization provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states. OPH does not operate a shelter or have a physical location. We rely on foster families who open their homes to give love and attention to each dog before finding a forever home. Through the foster care program, we are able to learn about each dog and their needs and we provide their potential and future adopters with this information. We believe in responsible adoptions and strive to work with each adopter to find a good match for their home and lifestyle. Operation Paws for Homes, a 501(c)(3) organization, is 100% donor funded. We receive no funding from federal, state, or county governments. As a result, we rely on donations and our adoption fees in order to save the dogs in need that join our rescue organization. Our goal is to fulfill the dreams of dogs who find themselves abandoned in shelters. Sadly, without our help, all of these adoptable animals would face almost certain euthanasia - usually within days or hours of arriving at the shelter. Each year we take in hundreds of wonderful animals who were left at shelters by no fault of their own. We work hard to unite them with forever families who will give them the life and love they deserve. Without the dedication of our incredible adopters, fosters, donors, and volunteers, we would be unable to fulfill this dream. You can learn more about OPH at www.ophrescue.org and follow us on Facebook.

In addition to rescue, adoptions, outreach programs and providing resources for adoptive families, we are looking to use Meet Up to origanize social gatherings for fellow dog lovers and possibly reunite adopted dogs. We hope to plan several events throughout the year and hope to unite many fellow dog lovers along the way!

Meet ups will include fundraisers, doggie group hikes, yappy hours and more! Of course we're always interested in recruiting new volunteers as well for those who'd like to become more involved.

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  • December 13, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    Adoption Event in Frederick!

    4 Dog Rescue Enthusiasts

    Petsmart 2450 OspreyWay Frederick MD P: (240)[masked] Stop by to say hello to dogs, learn about OPH, and help hold leashes! There is no need to complete a volunteer... Learn more
  • November 29, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    Paddles for Paws Quarter Auction!

    2 Dog Rescue Enthusiasts

    VFW Gunpowder 6309 Ebenezer Road, Middle River, MD 21220 Tickets can be purchased in advance! Items auctioned for only quarter or two! Cookie Lee, Scentsy, Celebrating... Learn more
  • November 22, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    Pasadena Adoption Event

    2 Dog Rescue Enthusiasts

    PetValu 4115 Mountain Road Pasadena, MD 21122 P: (443)[masked] Event Photographer: Sonja Gladwin PetValu in Pasadena, MD is having its anniversary party and OPH will be... Learn more
  • November 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Holiday PetFest in Frederick!

    2 Dog Rescue Enthusiasts

    Eventplex at the Frederick County Fairgrounds 797 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21705 OPH is happy to be a part of the 2nd Annual Holiday Pet Festival in... Learn more
  • October 18, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    Petoberfest in Woodbridge!

    4 Dog Rescue Enthusiasts | 5.00

    Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA P: (703)[masked] Join OPH for this fun event including a pet parade, pet contests,... Learn more
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