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Glen Burnie, Md - Adoption Event at PetSmart
Glen Burnie, Md - PetSmart Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Glen Burnie Petsmart 24 Mountain Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 Stop by to say hello to dogs, meet fellow dog lovers, learn about OPH, and help hold leashes if you like! There is no need to complete a volunteer form to come to an OPH Meetup event, however we're always looking for those who would like to get more involved and complete the online volunteer form at https://ophrescue.org/volunteer There are many opportunities in addition to fostering dogs - such as event planning, writing ads, checking references, home checks and more. It takes both heart and a team :) We hope to see and meet you soon. OPH volunteers will be wearing blue or black T-shirts with the OPH logo. Just stop by the check-in table and introduce yourself :-) Meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes and make new friends!

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What we're about

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. is a nonprofit group that 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 http://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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