A little history...

Mutts Matter Rescue is a 501(c)(3), all volunteer based, non-profit, dog rescue organization. We work in conjunction with shelters and other organizations, to help save animals on death row, the strays on the streets, or ones in unsafe living conditions. Whenever possible, we also assist with large scale cruelty cases, such as puppy mills, dog fighting cases, and other animal related situations that require urgent attention. If space allows, we do try to assist dogs who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners. Our founder and president, has over 20 years of experience working in rescue. MMR's team of volunteers have worked in rescue for many years as well, and many are certified to assist with complex animal cruelty cases. Our main goal is to end cruelty, abandonment, mistreatment, and homelessness of man’s best friend. In addition, we hope to educate people on the importance of animal welfare, and the importance of spay/neuter. 


Mutts Matter Rescue adopts in the DC, VA, and MD areas, with a few exception out of the tri-state area depending on the dog and situation. We are driven by love, compassion, and hope. 


Why adopt a rescue ?

Over 7 million animals are euthanized every year in the United States. They are healthy, adoptable, animals whose only fault is that they don’t have a place to call home. Mutts Matter rescue dogs are placed in loving foster homes, until a forever home is found. All of our dogs are provided with the best veterinary care, an enormous amount of love and socialization, and any necessary rehabilitation needed to help ensure that they can be  successful once the right family is found.


Every dog we place has been fully vetted before placement. This includes being spayed &/or neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm tested and micro-chipped. Some dogs need more medical care than others, and we spare no expense in ensuring they are adopted out with everything they need. MMR dogs are evaluated for temperament and personality too, and given training if needed while in their foster home. This helps us to place them in homes that are well suited to their needs, and to the needs of their future owners. Our ultimate goal is to give hope and save the lives of dogs, while helping reduce the euthanasia rate.


Thank you for taking the time to hear our story. If you know of anyone who would like to bring home a new furry family member, we hope that you will spread the word about our group and encourage people to rescue. With enough hard work and dedication, we hope to be able to empty the shelters one day soon.

Check out the latest MMR video that is a celebration of our last 8 years!


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Mutts Matter Rescue is based in Rockville, MD. Serving  MD, DC, and VA.

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