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




Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs in rural high-kill shelters. Our costs add up: shelter “pull” fees, spay/neuter fees, vet bills, transportation costs, boarding, and food. Adoptions fees cover some of the costs, but rescue is a community effort that relies on donations.

There are many ways to make donations to Rural Dog Rescue: one-time or sustaining monetary donations, donating supplies, sponsoring a dog, or donating in memory of a loved one. Help us save “underdogs” from high-kill shelters and place them in forever homes!

You may donate online via Formstack or PayPal, or by mailing a check.

For a monthly contribution, please click the PayPal button below.


Donate Money

You may donate money through Formstack or PayPal. Any amount is appreciated, and your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

Here’s exactly how your donation helps:

  • $25.00 — Pays for basic vaccinations for a dog or feeds a dog for one month!

  • $120.00 — Covers the cost of pulling one dog from a high-kill shelter

  • $250.00 — A full sponsorship of a rescue dog (includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, and monthly preventatives)

  • $500.00 — Treatment for a heart-worm positive dog

Click here to learn more about making a one-time donation, or here to learn more about making a recurring donation.

Sustaining Donations

Want to help on a regular basis? You can make monthly donations to Rural Dog Rescue. This program allows all of our donors an opportunity to set up a recurring gift for as little as $5 a month.

  • For $100 per month, you can save an animal from a high-kill shelter.

  • For $50 per month, you can help pay medical bills for our rescued animals.

  • For $25 per month, you can help feed a homeless dog.

Click here to learn more about our sustaining member program.

Sponsor a Rescue Dog

Many people are not in a position to foster or adopt a dog, but would still like to help! A great way to do this is to sponsor a dog with Rural Dog Rescue.

Click here to sponsor a dog! 

Donate In Memory Of...

If you would like to make a donation in memory of someone (whether a human or animal), your donation will assist us in our mission of rescuing the “underdog.” You will receive an acknowledgement of your gift via email or letter. Your donation in memory of your loved one will help a future Rural Dog find a loving family.

Click here to learn more about donations in memory of loved ones.

Other Ways to Donate

Donate supplies to help us continue to save dogs in need! Items listed below are accepted on Saturdays between 12PM - 2PM at Howl To The Chief 733 8th Street SE DC. We are currently in need of the following items:

  • Six-foot leashes

  • Monthly flea & tick preventatives

  • Medications that are not expired: amoxicillin, doxycycline and clavamox ONLY

  • Adopt Me bandannas for medium and large dogs

  • Water and food bowls (clean and in good condition) for dogs 40 pounds and over

  • Food - Please choose the $25 donation option for food. Due to limited space, we are unable to accept open bags of food. Rural Dog Rescue is able to buy their food at wholesale and a $25 donation covers the wholesale cost of food for one dog for approximately a month - depending on the size of the dog. Rural Dog Rescue dogs are fed Nutrisource Lamb & Rice.

We do not accept towels, sheets or bed linens of any kind.

Rural Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all in-kind donations are tax deductible.  Please contact us at to coordinate dropping off donations!

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Financial Information

Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization that saves the lives of dogs in high-kill shelters in rural areas with euthanasia rates of 70% or higher. We save strays that can be euthanized 72 hours after they are found, and owner surrenders that can be euthanized immediately if the shelter is full.

Rural Dog Rescue, Inc. is a certified not-for-profit 501c(3), #45-3100623. Your charitable contribution is fully tax deductible: no services or benefits are provided in exchange for contributions.