Mutt Love Rescue

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Who We Are

Mutt Love Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer dog rescue organization serving the Washington, DC, metro area. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason dogs in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect. We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives. Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, dogs in the greatest need take priority. We are determined to keep administrative expenses extremely low so that virtually every dollar taken in goes directly to the care of the animals. Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the dog beyond the adoption process. Finally, we strive to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.

Adoption Process

The first step in adoption is to complete a no obligation application. Once the application is received, it will be reviewed and if you seem like a good match for the dog you applied for you will be invited to attend an upcoming adoption event. You are always welcome to attend to visit with the dogs before applying! At the adoption event two interviews will be done which gives us an opportunity to get to know you and for you to learn more about the dog you are applying for. If you are selected, then we proceed with a vet check and a home visit. The process usually takes about a week depending on your and our volunteers schedules.


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Come Visit Us!

Adoption events are held weekly at local area Petco's. For more information on adoption locations and times, please write to

Mutt Love Rescue
PO Box 1005

Fairfax, VA 22038
Phone: Email Only

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