Our rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible. We can’t save lives without the help of our community. There are many simple ways to contribute and no donation is too small!


PayPal: Send money directly to us through your PayPal account. Just look us up by our email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and follow their instructions to contribute any amount.

Cash or Personal Check: We can accept donations by cash, personal check, and credit card at our Saturday adoption events, or you can mail a personal check made out to ODHS to 3602 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 102, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

TeeSpring: Buy ODHS apparel through our TeeSpring storefront and all of our proceeds will support our organization!

Veterinary Costs: You can contribute to our medical bills directly by calling the veterinary offices that we use and requesting to make a payment on our account:

-          Barron Surgery: (804) 368-6232

-          Lee Hill Pet Hospital: (540) 710-7111

-          Eagle’s Nest Animal Hospital: (540) 775-6800

AmazonSmile: We can receive donations (at NO cost to you) based on the Amazon orders you’re already making! Find more information here about the AmazonSmile program.

Amazon Wish List: Purchase much-needed items from our Amazon Wish List and have them sent directly to our Adoption Center! Go here!

Fundraising: Do you or your organization have a great idea for a fundraiser that could benefit our rescue? Please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we'd gladly coordinate with you!

Donate Items: Below are some of the items that we use and need most often.

Food (Dry or Canned) and Supplements:

  • Pro Pac
  • Verus
  • Wellness
  • Zignature
  • Merrick
  • Nature's Domain
  • Earthborn
  • Low- or no-sodium chicken broth
  • Canned or dehydrated pumpkin
  • Nu-Pro

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Bleach
  • Lysol
  • Clorox/Lysol wipes
  • Odo-Ban
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Large garbage bags
  • Plastic grocery/shopping bags
  • Hand sanitizer

Puppy Supplies:

  • Milk replacement formula (Esbilac, etc.)
  • Puppy pads
  • Small collars
  • Chew toys
  • New or used sheets/blankets/towels


  • Treats and natural chews
  • Benebones and Kongs
  • Toys
  • Leashes
  • Collars and harnesses
  • Wire and travel crates
  • Food and water bowls
  • Dog clothes

We feed high-quality dog food so that our rescues are in the best possible conditions before going home with their new families. Many of our dogs have allergies and/or skin issues that can typically be easily remedied with a great quality food!

Please note that we CANNOT accept any of the following: rawhides, treats/bones/chews sourced from China, or foods not on our approved list above.

We often accept other items not included on our list, including (but not limited to): office supplies, gift cards, household items, etc. Please do not hesitate to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask whether we could use an item!

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