Capital Area Rescue Effort   

C.A.R.E. was founded in 2011 in the Richmond, Virginia area.  We rescue dogs who have been abandoned, orphaned, or have experienced abuse or neglect and work hard to find them safe and loving permanent homes.

C.A.R.E. takes its responsibility for each dog’s future very seriously.  Please click here to read our policies and procedures if you are interested in adopting one of our dogs.


Join us for Hounds & Sounds on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Westchester Commons from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!  

Twelve wonderful shelters and rescues are providing the Hounds and five amazing local bands are providing the Sounds!

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Our Rescue Dogs

We use Petfinder to keep our listings of available dogs up-to-date. We rescue dogs of all breeds. Find your new best friend today!

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We have adoption stands most weekends in the Greater Richmond area. Check out our calendar to see where we'll be next!

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Donate to C.A.R.E.

Capital Area Rescue Effort, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) rescue raising funds to support our sanctuary dogs and offset veterinary expenses. Donations are accepted via PayPal or at our adoption stands.

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Volunteer with C.A.R.E.

C.A.R.E. is always looking for responsible dog lovers to walk dogs as well as volunteer in our kennel, at our adoption stands, and at fundraising events.  Fill out our volunteer application to get started!