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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Provide shelter, training and adoption options for homeless dogs. Educate the public on the plight of homeless dogs in our community.

Target demographics: homeless dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 dogs

Geographic areas served: Virginina

Programs: We rehab and house dogs for not only RMD - but for the SPCA of N VA. - We take those dogs to adoption fairs two times a month. We help rural "kill shelters" by taking their "death row" dogs, rehab them physically and emotionally, provide structure and basic training, and then find them loving homes.

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Rating: 5

Lisa has been operating the kennel for the SPCA of Northern Virginia for well over fifteen years. She has taken responsibility for the un adoptable dogs, those that the SPCA could not find 'forever homes.' Over time, that endeavor turned into Ragged Mountain Dogs. She and a group of volunteers dedicate their time and resources rescuing and training the dogs, and helping people adopt the dogs.

Ragged Mountain Dogs works with 'kill' animal shelters to save dogs from euthanasia. They train and help the dogs become adoptable. Some of the dogs need rehab that can take weeks and months.

Rural Virginia has more dogs than city and county shelters can handle. Ragged Mountain Dogs provides resources that supplements the shelters.

We adopted our first dog, a Collie mix, from the SPCA Northern Virginia. That dog was a favorite of Lisa's, and we took him back to NoVA SPCA on dog adoption days so they could spend a short time together. When he passed from cancer, my wife, Lisa, and I shed a great many tears together. That love of animals and of people who love dogs, is part of what led Lisa to create Ragged Mountain Dogs.

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