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733 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC, 20003
United States


Contact Us

Rural Dog Rescue is located at Howl to the Chief (733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC). We hold adoption events there every Saturday from 12-2pm (September - May) or 10AM - 12PM (June - August)


For general inquiries, please contact

For adoption inquiries, please contact

For foster inquiries, please contact

For press inquiries, please contact



Please click here to download our press kit. Please contact Sabrina at with any questions. 

News Archive

"Campaign in China Urges People to Adopt, Not Buy Pets," CGTN America, July 2018 

"Behind the Small Business: Howl to the Chief," Hill is Home, July 2018

"128 Chihuahuas will compete in DC's Annual 'Running of the Chihuahuas," Fox 5 DC, May 2018 

"Chihuahua Race Raises Money to Save Dogs from High-Kill Shelters," KTOP Washington DC, May 2018

"8 Places to Adopt a Dog in Washington," Washingtonian Magazine, February 2016 

"‘Running of the Chihuahuas’ Returning to Southwest on Sunday," Hill Now, April 2015

"Rural Dog Rescue, 2014 Best Non-Profit," Hilly Awards, Capital Community News, December 2014

"Kim Hawkins and the Rural Dog Rescue," Natural Awakenings, November 2014

"Meet the Salgado Family," The Hill is Home, April 2014

"Donations Pour in for Injured Dog," NBC Washington, November 2013

"Costumed Dogs Parade," DCist, October 2013