About Us

Worthy Dog Rescue works to give

forgotten dogs a better life

Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping dogs in distress, especially those living on chains, in pens, or in neglectful and abusive situations. Our mission is to provide a better life for these dogs, while working to address the root problems of animal overpopulation and improve animal welfare. We do this through community outreach and by supporting and educating dog owners in underserved communities, by sponsoring spay and neuter programs, and by rescuing and rehabilitating dogs in need.

We want to give a voice to these dogs who can’t speak for themselves, and as the caretakers and domesticators of these animals, we have the obligation to provide for them. Many of these forgotten dogs spend their entire lives in confinement, unable to seek shelter or protect themselves from danger. They are sentenced to a life of isolation, living without love, medical care, and sometimes even basic nourishment, when all they want is to be part of a family. It’s sad and unthinkable, but it’s true, and it’s happens in some communities every day.

Worthy Dog Rescue has dedicated teams in the Washington, DC metro area and in York County, SC that work together to help save dogs in need. We also work with shelters in rural communities to give a second chance to dogs whose days are numbered. We rely on a network of volunteers to transport and provide temporary foster homes for these worthy dogs, and identify qualified adopters in the capital region who will give them a permanent, loving home.

There are a number of ways you can get involved to help the dogs in your community. If you see a chained dog or dog who spends all of their time outside alone, you can take action. You can choose to adopt a dog in need instead of going to a breeder. You can spay or neuter your dog to help address the overpopulation problem, and educate your friends and family about the importance of animal welfare. We can all make a difference.

As an all-volunteer non-profit, all of our resources go directly to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs. It takes a lot of money, time, space, and collective effort to rescue responsibly, and we always need help. Rescue is only possible through a network of volunteers, and we rely on donations and support from our community to continue our work on behalf of the dogs. If you can foster a dog, volunteer your time and skills, or donate funds or supplies, please let us know.

Please join Worthy Dog Rescue today to get involved and make a difference!