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Adopt A Homeless Animal Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: AAHA, established in 2001, is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization dedicated to rescuing and assisting animals in crisis. We have a particular commitment to the Pit Bull, and aim to raise awareness and education about this very misunderstood breed of dog. We serve as a resource and/or liaison for shelters, individuals and animal control, advocating for any animal in need. AAHA supports Spay & Neuter initiatives in our local community. We're a Pit Bull-friendly animal rescue!

Target demographics: We are dedicated to rescuing and assisting animals in crisis. We have a particular commitment to the Pit Bull, and aim to raise awareness and education about this very misunderstood breed of dog.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 dogs in crisis

Geographic areas served: Maryland.

Programs: Our programs include dog rescue and adoptions, assistance for animals in crisis, and education on animal related issues.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Great Rescue. My babies are only alive today because of then and I am forever grateful.

Kirsten S.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AAHA is a fantastic organization that goes above and beyond to help animals in need. They operate a great boarding facility where volunteers walk, train, and socialize the dogs. As a volunteer working independently, more than once I have been able to enlist them in facilitating adoptions and rescues of animals I identified who were in need. They regularly pull pit bulls and other dogs from the Prince George's County shelter, which due to archaic breed-specific legislation is sorely in need of these services.

Polly S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Adopt A Homeless Animal Rescue is absolutely wonderful. It's run by passionate, compassionate leaders, trainers, and volunteers. Everyone I've met from AAHA is an exceptionally caring human being who loves animals with their whole heart. When friends seek to adopt a new family member, I refer them first to AAHA. I became acquainted with AAHA when the rescue saved a beautiful dog from sad circumstances who needed socialization. Lizzie sought a volunteer who would work with Liberty (pictured) to help her see that people can be good; that she is worthy of love. Lizzie carefully, patiently, and professionally introduced the two of us, and Liberty and I became fast friends. Others may have passed up this frightened girl, but Lizzie and AAHA gave her the very best life, the life she deserved. Every dog in their care is treated like Liberty, with the same love, devotion, positive reinforcement/training only, and hope for an amazing future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had an appt to meet Sadie at Tri County animal shelter! Before we could meet her AAHA pulled her as a rescue! I had Tri County send our info to AAHA! They contacted me and set up a meet and greet. The rest is history! We adopted our precious pittie the same day and have LOVED her like crazy since ❤️

2 Heather L.6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Always willing to help when possible. Wenke is great, always networks dogs in need.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with AAHA for the last eight years and it has been a wonderful experience! What drew me to this group was the kindness and dedication that I saw in all aspects of animal rescue. Rescue can be tough at times, but working with such an exceptional group of volunteers has made the load so much lighter. We are grateful for our awesome volunteers who help us to carry out our mission of helping homeless animals, particularly the more difficult ones that need more of our time, energy and patience! I adopted Nick shown here who was a foster fail and has taught me so much about dogs and how they can change given a chance!

7 Ron H.6

Donor

Rating: 5

We were very thankful to come upon a listing for our latest adoption from AAHA, Sprout. Visiting the shelter and noticing right away the love of the caretakers and trainers made it an obvious choice for our family that we would be lifelong supporters. We have donated and held fundraisers for the pups, and will always support the caring souls that rescue these poor animals. There are shelters everywhere, but our hearts belong to the pups and people at AAHA.
Pictured Sprout on the left and our rescue Mia.
Ron Hammons and family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet boy Tank through AAHA in July of 2019. They really know their dogs and how to match someone with the right dog. I’d act gone up there to meet another dog (who turned out not a good match for me). They then introduced me to Tank, whose perfect for me, and my best friend.

5 Jules F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted both of my pitties from here. From the second you meet them you are officially apart of their family. The staff made us feel so welcomed and they truly care about all of the dogs. They keep in touch after adoption to make sure you don’t need anything and they go above and beyond not only for the dogs but for you as well.

4 Amanda B.26

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my pup from AAHA 2 years ago and am so grateful that they exist. My dog Arya was saved from a county where pit bulls are banned so she wouldn't be here today without their generosity and care. They often take in dogs that wouldn't have a chance elsewhere and shower them with love and patience until they can find the perfect forever home. They really make sure to find the right fit for the dogs in their care and then provide resources and support for adopters to increase the chances of a successful transition. It's all volunteer run and everyone is amazing - 2 years later they still ask about my pup and she wiggles her butt like crazy when she sees them! Hands down the most caring group and overall wonderful organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog through AAHA almost 2 years ago, and the volunteers and foster families have become a community for me. AAHA is an organization with a simple mission...to save dogs. There is no drama, no agenda. Just a group of good, hardworking people trying to give worthy animals a shot at a glorious life. AAHA trains dogs and their owners, verifies that references are checked, provides resources and support. I have loved being a part of AAHA.

4 Marie Z.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’m a foster fail for AAHA! Karley was coming to stay for the weekend of the 2016 Blizzard, well 5 years later she is now the Princess of the house. AAHA saves these “difficult “ dogs, the misunderstood, the troubled! I’ve never experienced such true dedication to these types of pups. AAHA goes the extra mile, once a dog becomes an AAHA dog they are our family we stay in touch, we care !

4 Lisa O'Leary S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Adopt A Homeless Animal Rescue, also known as AAHA, is an amazing rescue run by a great group of dedicated volunteers. I had such a fantastic experience adopting my dog, Minnie, from them that I became a volunteer. The volunteer experience is so rewarding and so appreciated by the rescue. AAHA helps anytime they can and is truly made up of the best bunch of people you could hope to spend time with. They make a difference every day.