TOUGH MUTTS operates with a specific focus on dogs with special needs; either physical, behavioral, or both. We are a 100% volunteer-based system of foster homes.
We monitor local shelters for rescue dogs whose special needs may inhibit their ability to be adopted from a less than ideal shelter environment.
Our dogs are placed in temporary, stable foster homes where they are allowed to recover and receive the love and attention that they need and deserve.
At our Adoption Events, potential owners and the newly rehabilitated dogs are allowed to meet and greet each other in a friendly, encouraging setting.
We are a 501(c)3 organization, governed by a board that has a passion for the welfare of all animals and is deeply committed to helping those that need us. We operate in and around Rockingham County, Virginia.
Our mission is to help dogs with special needs which may inhibit their ability to be adopted from a shelter environment. We strive to place dogs in forever homes where they can grow and thrive.