House Of Hope Animal Rescue - North East Pet Shelter

House of Hope Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Cecil County and is run by a 100% volunteer staff. Not a single donation dollar goes to pay anyone - it all goes to the medical care, transportation and fostering expenses needed to bring up dogs that have found themselves in high kill shelters in the Southern portion of the United States, through absolutely no fault of their own. We primarily pull black lab mixes as they have the highest euthanasia rate of any other breed and color combination in the country, but we will also extend a helping hand to other breeds that we know we can place in good homes. No dog is too old, too sick, too injured, too untrained, or too “anything” for us to help; we rescue senior dogs, dogs that have been in car accidents, or shot, or burned, dogs that require hospice fostering due to terminal conditions, feral dogs that have never known human kindness, bonded pairs that need to be adopted together, just to name a few. At House of Hope, we believe there is a perfect home for each and every dog. We are committed to finding it for them.

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  • P.O. Box 430
    North East, MD 21901
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Adoption Process

All potential adopters are required to complete an adoption application, this can be done online. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee that will be applied to your adoption fee. Once your application is received, we’ll call your references, including your Veterinarian. All of your pets must be current on vaccines and on preventatives. Once all references are checked, we will get in touch with you to schedule a phone interview to go over your application and our adoption procedures. You may be contacted via email, so please keep an eye on your inbox, junk, and spam folders. Please know that we will reach out to you as soon as possible, but it can take up to 14 days depending on the volume of applications we are receiving. Please be patient with us. After the phone interview, we will set up a time for one of our volunteers to conduct a home visit. This is to ensure that your home is a safe environment for a dog and is the final step in the approval process. Once your application is approved, you are ready to meet your new fur baby! Because we want each dog to go to the right forever home, it is not guaranteed that you will be approved for the dog for which you applied. In this case, we will work with you so that the right match is made for everyone involved. House of Hope spends a lot of time getting to know each dog so they can be placed with a family they are appropriate for as well as a family that is appropriate for them. At times there will be a waiting list for a new furry family members. While this is a great thing for rescues we do understand it can be frustrating for adopters. Please be patient and keep in mind we work very hard to save the lives of these precious babies and with your help we can give so many a second chance at life.

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