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Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue is a small, non-profit rescue group. They don’t have a physical facility, and all pets are fostered in comfortable homes with volunteer foster families in Maryland. A large portion of the dogs have been rescued from rural shelters/dog pounds as the dogs were running out of time and scheduled to be euthanized. Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue also works with rescue organizations in rural West Virginia and Kentucky that assist with owner-relinquished dogs.
Please follow Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue's simple process below if you'd like to offer an animal in need a second chance at their happily ever after:
Adoption fees at Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue are as follows:
*Puppies under 6 months old are too young to be spayed/neutered, so your adoption fee includes a $100 refundable deposit that will be returned when you provide proof the procedure has taken place.
Your adoption fee helps Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue continue to save the lives of countless pets and helps cover the cost of all foster supplies provided while in foster care.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.