Richmond Metro Pet Savers Event is Tomorrow (April 10th)

Metro Richmond Pet Savers is a newly formed collaborative group of animal rescue groups and shelters who will take part in large, monthly Adopt-A-Thons in the parking lot of Richmond area PetSmart stores. The goal will be to accelerate the adoption of cats and dogs from county/city shelters that may otherwise be euthanized. The first Adopt A Thon will take place on April 10, 2010 from 10am – 4pm at the PetSmart Store on CarMia Way in Chesterfield County. The targeted shelter for this month will be Chesterfield County Animal Shelter. The Adopt A Thons will take place monthly on…

Read More

Dog Owners need to know their rights!

We at RDR have been saying for years how important it is to know your rights as a dog owner. Even though we’d like to think that all local animal control divisions would never bully or scare you into thinking that something was the truth when it clearly is not, it does happen. Please educate yourself. Start by understanding the dangerous and vicious dog ordinances. Here are a few of the highlights you need to know: “Dangerous dog” means a canine or canine crossbreed that has bitten, attacked, or inflicted injury on a person or companion animal that is a…

Read More

State Code and Companion Animal Care

Sometimes rescue work is so frustrating…especially when you feel like you don’t get any support from your local animal control. Someone wrote a nice letter about a penned dog that was a victim of cruelty and neglect. The local animal control was contacted and the dog owner was found not to be in violation. We sent a volunteer over right after Animal Control left and the dog had no water (it is 82° here today), so please tell me how no violation was found?!! Never mind that the State Code of Virginia states this:§ 3.2-6503. Care of companion animals by…

Read More

Breed Specific Legislation…

It costs roughly one MILLION tax dollars a year for Denver, CO and PG County, MD to keep its pit bull ban in effect. But hey, they’re just dogs right? Actually, they’re not even dogs, they are vicious pit bulls, so in the long run its for the best because there’s no need to teach people about responsibility & education…. We won’t hold the owners accountable for their bad decisions, we’ll just kill their dogs instead.

Read More

Chesterfield County Animal Control

These dogs are all at the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter & are URGENT – 9300 Public Works Road Chesterfield, Va 23832 ; Phone: (804) 748-1683 Hours:Monday – Friday10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.Saturday noon – 4 p.m. Please contact Ring Dog Rescue @ if you can foster one of these babies. If you’re interested in adopting please visit the shelter directly. They are desperate to get these dogs into loving forever homes. Open your heart and home to a rescue dog today! Lizzy (aka Sergeant, because she sits up so nice and perfect) : Lizzy has been with us since…

Read More

Upcoming Events

Adoptables: Bertie

Bertie is a fun young girl who has travelled a great distance to find you. At 8 months of age, Bertie has survived a hurricane,... more

Read more