Welcome to the web site of Best Dawg Rescue, Inc. (DAWG). 
 
DAWG's focus is on at-risk dogs in shelters right here in our community.  We save injured, ill, neglected, starved and simply unwanted dogs, with an emphasis on those requiring medical care, or dogs who are overlooked because they are shy or older.  We restore their health and nurture them until they are ready for adoption, and then find them their "forever homes" through personalized home visits and then placements.  No dog is ever returned to the shelter because the dog took too much of our funds, time or effort.  If an adoption fails, we gladly take our dogs back. We are committed to our dogs for the rest of their lives.
 
DAWG invites you to visit our animals on this web site and by attending our weekly adoption events (we do not have a shelter). Please contact us by email if you have questions, or simply apply online, which generally ensures a dog of interest will be at the next adoption show. (Note that DAWG does not choose applications on a first come, first served basis but by "best fit.") If you need assistance in selecting an appropriate pet, or general advice and resources regarding behavior and training for your own dog, please contact us at dawg@dawg-rescue.org.

We can't save shelter dogs without YOUR financial help. Adoption fees cover only a nominal portion of each dog's expenses! Approximately 96% of our donations is spent on the dogs in our care; the remainder is spent on necessary administrative expenses including a yearly audit. Donations are not used for payroll, rent, gas, supplies or fundraising. DAWG efficiently uses every donated dollar by contracting for as-needed services, which are often discounted or even donated at times.  PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY!
 
Because "a seen dog is an adopted dog," we urge individuals to consider volunteering at our weekly adoption events. For additional information on volunteering, contact us at dawg@dawg-rescue.org.
 
Best Dawg Rescue (DAWG)
PO Box 34213
Bethesda, MD 20827
www.dawg-rescue.org
301-407-BEST
 
DAWG is an all-volunteer organization with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
EIN #16-1659813
 
Please be an advocate for responsible pet ownership. All animals are defenseless and dependent on our care. They need positive training, quality food, medical care, and a lifetime of love. If you are aware of abuse or neglect of an animal, it is your responsibility to contact Animal Control in your area.