P.O. Box 41797
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 626-7410
Last Updated:
08/01/2022 04:37 PM

Little Hazel needs our help!
Please click on Hazel's picture to go to her special page!


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, its

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

your 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 call us at:

Phone (703) 626-7410

e-mail [email protected]

or visit us at one of our monthly adoption events

Good Dog! Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.