P.O. Box 40126
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 626-7410
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12/18/2016 4:23 AM


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Welcome !

Good Dog! Rescue is a small but dedicated group of volunteers

We rescue dogs who are at risk and homeless through no fault of their own.

Once in our care, these companion animals are fully vaccinated and spayed or neutered.

We also provide for those animals who need additional time and medical care before going to a new home.

We are an all-breed rescue, but with a special place in our hearts and in our rescue for the "misunderstood" breeds,especially Pitbulls and American Staffordshires.


A foster home is a temporary safe haven for a rescued dog.

It is the most crucial yet scarce ingredient in animal rescue. The more available foster

homes, the more pets we are able to rescue. For the dogs in animal control facilities, a shortage of space means death.

The responsibility of the foster is to provide a safe, secure, stable environment and, most important, the love needed to nurture the dog back to his/her happy, healthy self. Some dogs may require special care, such as post medical attention, increasing weight or strength, socializing, building trust, exercise, and fun. Some pets just require you.


Through fostering, these animals come to understand that the safest place in the world is in the arms of their caretakers. As little as a week spent in your home will often give the dog the confidence it needs to find his/her Forever Home. The length of commitment is up to you.

Good Dog! Rescue handles all of the logistics of placing these pets. We provide all of the medical treatment while the pet is in your care, but, as always, we are grateful for any help we might receive from the foster parent.


As a foster, you can help us update your foster's Web site bio with information regarding its housebroken status, it's energy level, it’s temperament, and its ability to get along with kids, dogs, and/or cats. The more we know about the rescue dog through the observation of the foster parent, the better the chance of a successful forever home.

If during the course of your fostering you happen to fall in love with our dog and you choose to adopt, your application will take precedence over any other.


It takes a very special person to open his or her heart to one of these babies, to love and nurture them for a period of time and then give them up when their new Forever Home is found.


By taking just ONE needy rescue into your home, you are making the difference between life and death. Your commitment creates a space for us to take another dog out of the shelter and save another life.



If you think you might be able to offer a foster home, please contact us at:

Phone (703) 626-7410

e-mail: [email protected]