About Us


Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. Seeks Amazing People to Join their Organization!

Operation Paws for Homes is an all-breed dog rescue bring dogs from high kill shelters in NC, SC, VA and WV to the metro DC area and finding them happy forever homes. We have placed over 1400 dogs in less than 3 years - all with volunteers who work virtually on the admin side and in person with our dogs and families.

Over 90% of dogs in high kill shelters don't make it out. For each phone call, admin task, ad posting a volunteer makes, it could literally save a dog's life. Simple goes so far.

We are growing quickly and expanding our structure. We need organized, experienced team leaders or individuals who can take on specific projects and tasks and see them to completion; updating databases, organizing transports, organizing medical records, writing up medical advice for our adopters, writing newsletter articles, calling vets to see who can work with us.

This is all done from home/office. Our volunteers are a quick, bright, articulate group of people who are fun to work with and results oriented. If you want your volunteer hours to show a big impact quickly, please let us know. We want to work with you.


Adopting A Friend

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. is devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of animals from high kill shelters in the southern region of the United States. We have a streamlined adoption process in place focusing on matching rescued dogs with welcoming families where everyone will thrive and build a life together. We know speed is of importance to families and pets and we work as quickly as we can to get everyone home.

We are located across four states, which allow us to save dogs from many facilities and to find loving homes in multiple locations. All of our rescued animals are cared for in foster homes where they receive love, care and proper nutrition.

The dogs are rescued by shelters and placed in foster homes until permanent, loving homes are found. The dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered (age dependent), microchipped and given any necessary medical treatment during this time period.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, our process is fairly simple. We urge you to sign up and get to know us, even if your perfect match has not been rescued yet – he or she will be here soon. 

Who We Are

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized daily. We provide foster homes where they can receive the love, care, getting them medically well and socially adjusted prior to being adopted into their forever homes. Our organization provides pet adoption services in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and parts of Southern Pennsylvania.

Operation Paws for Homes, a 501(c)(3) organization, is 100% donor funded and could not save these dogs and fulfill their dreams of being united with their forever families, without the dedication of our incredible adopters, fosters, donors and volunteers.

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.

If you are interested in adopting your next four legged family member please take a look at our adoptable dogs section. Feel free to contact us to learn more about a dog's temperament and social progress. We provide interaction information and discussion to ensure you and your new walking companion are a great match.

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