Rescue Spotlight: Operation Paws for Homes

Rescue groups throughout the United States count on their neighborhoods to conserve the lives of homeless family pets every day. If you have a rescue group in your area, please contribute your time or cash to these terrific organizations that make this world a much better location for animals that should have a second opportunity.

For this month’s Rescue Spotlight, we’re including Operation Paws for Homes. We like their story and marvel at what this group has done given that their starting in 2010. Not just do they rescue family pets, but they likewise educate the neighborhood about pet overpopulation. On top of that, they contribute an astonishing 47,000 pounds. of food and supplies every year to their shelter partners and rural neighborhoods that do not have resources and budget friendly spay and neuter!

Objective Statement

“Creating a much better world for companion animals and the community through rescue, rehabilitation, education, spay/neuter, and providing resources to underserved populations.”

About Operation Paws for Homes

OPH is a rescue organization serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, and Southern Pennsylvania. Because 2010, they have saved over 10,000 pets and raised funds to conserve animals’lives with the necessary medical care, vaccinations, spay and sterilize services, and emergency medical treatments.

The organization also donates service-trainable pet dogs to Semper K9, a non-profit charity that supplies service pet dogs to wounded veterans, critically ill and injured members of the United States Armed Forces at no charge.

How Does Operation Paws

for Homes Operate? As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Operation Paws for Homes, Inc depends on volunteers, funds from fundraising occasions, and donations. Presently, OPH has a team of 350 volunteers– diverse individuals from all walks of life, ethnicities, and ages. Volunteers also carry out education and outreach occasions through their Mutt-I-Grees education program and conduct donation drives for their partner shelters in the South.

The Story of Captain Caveman and Underdog For this month’s Rescue Spotlight, we chose to do something a little unique and include the story of two amazing pups that OPH took in. Considering that March 1, 2020, Operation Paws for Homes has assisted their shelter partners by saving 963 dogs. Two of those precious pups rescued were Captain Caveman and Underdog.

OPH’s rescue partners in Mississippi got a call from someone who was refraining from doing well and required to re-home their pure-blooded Shih Tzus. Upon arrival, the group noticed the pets appear to have withstood years of overlook: thick hair and nails, matted fur, and teeth that needed comprehensive cleansing. The poor furkids were likewise covered with fleas!

Despite their dire circumstance, the pets welcomed their rescuers with large smiles and wagging tales! The Mississippi rescue group worked relentlessly to improve their total health and look. Captain Caveman and Underdog required expert groomers to get rid of the matted hair and cut their nails. They were given medicated flea baths and had their teeth cleaned up while the decayed ones were drawn out as well.

The journey for both pups doesn’t end there, however. They still had a long method to go as they made their way to OPH and to their foster homes. They needed lots of tender, loving care as both had scabs all over their bodies, infections, and heart murmurs. Captain Caveman had two seizures soon after arrival and needed an assessment with a cardiologist before he was cleared for adoption. The other pup, Underdog, was a shy fellow and had an eye injury. But the lovely little person had the ability to convince his foster mommy to finally adopting him.

Today, thanks to the care provided by Operation Paws for Homes, both pet dogs enjoy and healthy in their furever homes!

How You Can Help

You can participate in conserving the lives of animals like Captain Caveman and Underdog as well. Operation Paws for Homes depend on contributions from generous individuals like yourself to supply medical, transportation, promoting, and adoption services in order to position more than a thousand pet dogs and felines in their furever houses.

Click the image below to make a contribution and save a life today.

You can also send out a check payable to Operation Paws for Homes and mail it to: Operation Paws

for Homes PO Box 35606 N. Chesterfield, VA 23235

And if you love to shop on Amazon, you can make a pet or cat’s wish come to life with their Amazon Wishlist. You can also go shopping through Amazon Smile and pick Operation Paws for Homes as your charity of choice.

Upcoming Events

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, occasions are cancelled until more notification.


If you have questions or require more information, please feel free to call Operation Paws for Homes:

Email: [email protected]