Upcoming Events

Remember Me Thursday - Tysons Biergarten Candle Lighting Ceremony

Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182
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Be a part of the global awareness movement!

OPH is uniting with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony. Now going into its sixth year, Remember Me Thursday® aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations on the fourth Thursday in September to be an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them.

The candles lit will shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption and encourage communities to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.

Please light a candle with us on Thursday September 27th

OPH Rescue will be hosting a candle lighting ceremony at the Tysons Biergarten on Thursday September 27th from 6-8pm. The Biergarten will donate $2 to OPH Rescue for all attendees who bring the OPH flyer/show it on your phone. The flyer is posted in the Facebook Event!

Hunt Valley, MD -Meet The Author of Another Good Dog

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
118-AA Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Event Photographer: Steve Jones

Join OPH Rescue at Greetings & Readings in Hunt Valley, MD, for a book tour with one of our Fosters/Volunteers who is an author and wrote a book about her experience with rescue.

We are excited to be there with ​Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Another Good Dog. There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs and have it signed by the author (and possibly some of the dogs featured in the book) at every event.

A portion of all book sales are donated to Operation Paws for Homes!

Adoptable Dogs Attending:

Sheel Desi Dog

Wags n’ Whiskers

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
4950 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Wags n’ Whiskers is a community-oriented event for animal-loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at Bethesda Row with their pets. Wags n’ Whiskers is already a successful, 11-year-strong event in Arlington, VA at the Village at Shirlington, and we look forward to bringing the event to Montgomery County!

Featuring 40+ onsite exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories to onsite adoptions, Wags n’ Whiskers also hosts pet photos ($5), live music, and children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment and more!

We hope to see you there!

Adoptable Dogs Attending:
Hurricane Florences's Thomasina
Bikini
Shoreline from 11am-1pm
Crimson Tide from 11am-1pm

Carroll St. Paws for a Cause & Meet The Author of Another Good Dog

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
103 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701
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Dogs have a special place in our hearts over here at our building. On any given day there may be 4 or 5 different dogs across multiple businesses supervising their humans while they work. Please come out and join us to support Operation Paws For Homes. OPH will have adorable adoptable dogs on site during the event as well as information on many ways you can help out from fostering, volunteering, training, transportation, etc...

This will be a family and pet-friendly event in the ClueIQ parking lot located on the corner of S Carroll and All Saints designed to raise awareness and hopefully some $$$ for a terrific organization. Most importantly we hope to find some forever homes for these sweet pups.

There will be other pet-focused activities and vendors as well as some yummy food and treats so mark your calendar now and come out for a great time.

OPH's very own foster and author, Cara Achterberg, will be on site from 3-6 for another author signing event on her book tour for "Another Good Dog" - a book about the dogs her family has fostered and what really happens behind the scenes of rescue work!

This date will also be the kickoff for our annual 5K - scheduled for April 14, 2019 - with very special registration pricing for this weekend only!

Dogs attending:
Jangles
Hurricane Florence's Aubriella
Hurricane Florence's Geraldine
Arlington

Mechanicsville, VA - Adoption Event

Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
7225 Bell Creek Rd #228, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Petsmart in Mechanicsville, VA.

{DOGS ATTENDING}
Scrooge
Negril

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

Alexandria, VA -Meet The Author of Another Good Dog

Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
106 Hume Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
(571) 431-6150
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Join OPH Rescue at Nectar - Alexandria's own Coffee and Wine Bistro! OPH will be there with PawsGo, for a book tour with one of our Fosters/Volunteers who is an author and wrote a book about her experience with rescue.

We are excited to be there with ​Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Another Good Dog - One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs and have it signed by the author (and possibly some of the dogs featured in the book) at every event.

A portion of all book sales are donated to Operation Paws for Homes! PawsGo will also be donating 50% of all dog rescue shirts to Operation Paws for Homes!

PawsGo encourages us to be the person our dog thinks we are, with an emphasis on an active lifestyle. When we are active, our dogs are healthy! Through the PawsGo online community, women will find and share lifestyle tips – for humans and dogs! Visit: https://www.pawsgo.com/

Adoptable Dogs Attending:
Seville

14th Annual Pet Memorial Service And Blessing of All Pets

Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Pet Haven at Mount Olivet Cemetery
725 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA 17331
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Join Operation Paws for Homes at The Pet Memorial Service. Service will begin at 2:00 pm and will conclude with The Blessing of All Pets Pet Haven at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

There will be light refreshments for pets and guests! Bring your family,your pets, a lawn chair and enjoy the day,rain or shine!

Call Loyal Companion Pet Cremation at 717-698-1970 if you would like your pet's name read at the service.

Reston,VA - Adoption Event

Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
1422 North Point Village Center, Reston, VA
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Please join us and meet some adoptable dogs and chat with our amazing volunteers about adopting, fostering or volunteering! See you there!

http://ophrescue.org/adopt
http://ophrescue.org/foster
http://ophrescue.org/volunteer

Dogs Attending:

Seville from 1-2pm

OPH Rescue "Scoop Night"

Monday, October 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
4610 Lander Road, Jefferson Maryland 21755
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Come out for OPH "Scoop Night" at Little Red Barn Ice Cream Cafe in Jefferson, MD!

Volunteers from Operation Paws for Homes will be scooping ice cream from 5-8 p.m, and a portion of the entire day's receipts will be donated to OPH Rescue!

Howl-O-Wine, Dickerson, MD

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
18125 Comus Rd 18125 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842
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We are happy to participate in Wags for Hope's annual fundraiser - Howl-O-Wine - at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. $25 Donation at the door includes a wine tasting and a souvenir glass. Children's admission is free - and is fun for the entire family!

Doggie Costume Contest
Registration 12:00 – 2:00pm Contest begins at 2:30 pm.
Cost: $10 for first dog, $5 for second

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories!
Best Couple or Ensemble (includes owner/handler)
Funniest Dog
Scariest Dog
Judges’ Choice
Best of Show

Details about the event can be found here: http://www.wagsforhope.org/howlowine/

Come meet some adoptable dogs and learn more about Operation Paws for Homes while you support another great non-profit, Wags for Hope.

Alexandria, VA - Adoption Event

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
705 King Street, Alexandria, VA
(703) 888-2818
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OPH will be back at The Dog Park with some wonderful dogs and an amazing group of volunteers. Interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering? Please join us!

Dogs Attending: TBD

https://ophrescue.org/adopt
https://ophrescue.org/foster
https://ophrescue.org/volunteer

Glen Burnie, Md - PetSmart

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
24 Mountain Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Petsmart in Glen Burnie, MD.

{DOGS ATTENDING}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

Shrewsbury, PA - Adoption Event

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
526 S Main St #2, Shrewsbury, PA 17361
(717) 993-7387
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Shrewsbury Family Pet Shop in Shrewsbury, PA.

This adoption event will also be a book tour stop of our Fosters/Volunteers who is an author and wrote a book about her experience with rescue.

We are excited to be there with ​Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Another Good Dog. There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs and have it signed by the author (and possibly some of the dogs featured in the book) at every event.

A portion of all book sales are donated to Operation Paws for Homes!

{DOGS ATTENDING}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adopt

Luke's Wings

Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
5020 Battery Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Join OPH Rescue at Luke's Walk!

Presented by SAIC, this inspirational 1.5 mile walk welcomes Luke's Wings supporters and beneficiaries to celebrate our injured service member's milestones. Starting next to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, walkers will enjoy festivities including breakfast, KIND snacks, Honor our Heroes Wall, warm up and more! As a group, we will walk through downtown Bethesda, American flags in hand.

The walk doesn't end after you cross the finish line as walkers join us at the Community Block Party. Grab a bite to eat, visit local vendors and get to know the families YOU are supporting! Activities for all ages include photo booth, moon bounce, corn hole, firetruck fun, and Operation Paws for Homes will have a booth for the attendees to check out adoptable dogs!

For additional information about the walk, visit: https://www.lukeswings.org/walktofly/

Mechanicsville, VA - PetSmart Adoption Event

Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
7225 Bell Creek Rd Ste 228 Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the PetSmart in Mechanicsville, VA

{DOGS ATTENDING}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

White Marsh, MD -Meet The Author of Another Good Dog

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
8123 Honeygo Blvd # E, Baltimore, MD 21236
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Join OPH Rescue at Barnes & Noble, in White Marsh, MD, for a book tour with one of our Fosters/Volunteers who is an author and wrote a book about her experience with rescue.

We are excited to be there with ​Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Another Good Dog. There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs and have it signed by the author (and possibly some of the dogs featured in the book) at every event.

A portion of all book sales are donated to Operation Paws for Homes!

Woodbridge, VA - PETOBERFEST

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
15151 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA
Event Photographer: Michael Garth

Join OPH for this family-friendly event (pets welcome)! Enjoy pet exhibitors, rescues, pet parade and costume contest, pet photos, facepainting, crafts, paw print ornaments, touch tank exhibit, petting zoo, live entertainment, moon bounce and more! See you there!

Dogs Attending: TBA

Check out the website for additional details: http://www.sptcpetoberfest.com/

https://ophrescue.org/volunteer
https://ophrescue.org/foster
https://ophrescue.org/adopt

Yappy Hour at Monocacy Crossing

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
4424 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 846-4204
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​Join us for a Yappy Hour at Monocacy Crossing Restaurant in Frederick, MD. Monocacy Crossing has a great outdoor patio for you and your dog to sit outside and relax.

This Yappy Hour is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka! There will be drink specials on all Tito's Vodka cocktails!

Adoptable dogs coming to join us!
TBA

York, PA - Adoption Event

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
1919 Springwood Rd, York, PA 17403
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Come on over to Pet Valu and meet some adoptable dogs and chat with our volunteers about OPH!

{DOGS ATTENDING}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

Adoption Event at 8 Chains North Winery

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford, VA 20197
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at 8 Chains North Winery in Waterford, VA.
The Paella food truck will be there as well as live music!

8 Chains North Winery will donate 10% of wine sales (bottle and glass) to Operation Paws for Homes!

This is a family and dog friendly event!

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

Abingdon, Md - Petsmart Adoption Event

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
412 Constant Friendship Blvd, Abingdon, MD 21009
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Petsmart in Abingdon, MD

{DOGS ATTENDING}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

Vienna, VA -Meet The Author of Another Good Dog

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
110 Church St NW, Vienna, VA 22180
(571) 459-2653
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Join OPH Rescue at Bards Alley, in Vienna, VA, for a book tour with one of our Fosters/Volunteers who is an author and wrote a book about her experience with rescue.

We are excited to be there with ​Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Another Good Dog. There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs and have it signed by the author (and possibly some of the dogs featured in the book) at every event.

A portion of all book sales are donated to Operation Paws for Homes!

Documentary Premier of "7000 Miles Home”

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
614 S Pickett St, Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 888-2554
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​Join us for the premier of "7000 Miles Home," a new short film about the work of OPH's shelter partner Kannan Animal Welfare (KAW), an animal rescue group that cares for sick and injured street dogs (called "Desi Dogs") in New Delhi, India. The film follows the stories of several puppies who are rescued by KAW and transported to forever families in the U.S.

Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while watching the film, talking to Desi Dog adopters and supporters, and learning how you can help these beautiful dogs!

Potomac, MD - Adoption Event

Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
7723/7725 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Pet Valu in Potomac, MD

{DOGS ATTENDING}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

Oakton, VA - Pet Valu Adoption Event

Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
2914 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA
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Join OPH at Pet Valu in Oakton and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes! Love dogs, but can't adopt? Stop by and chat with our volunteers about all the ways you can help us save lives!

Dogs Attending:

TBA

https://ophrescue.org/adopt
https://ophrescue.org/foster
https://ophrescue.org/volunteer

Manassas, VA - Adoption Event

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
7859 Sudley Road Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 368-2940
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Pet Supplies Plus in Manassas is happy to host OPH for an adoption event! Come meet some pups who are getting ready for Halloween and in search of a forever home!

DOGS ATTENDING: TBD

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

[FOSTER} Love dogs, but can't commit to a lifetime? Please consider fostering with us and helping us to save more dogs! Stop by the event and chat with our fosters for all the details! https://ophrescue.org/foster

Howl-O'Ween at Fort Hunter

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fort Hunter Park
5300 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Join OPH Rescue at Ft Hunter Park to celebrate Halloween with the household pet with pet and owner costume parade 2:30p.m., small doggie races throughout the day, craft and pet product vendors, take your picture with the Reily monkey and, parrot and Jim the pig. There are many free activities for kids such as a caricature artist and face painting, Steppin’ Woofs dancing dogs demonstrations at 12:30 and 2 p.m.

This is a free event, and we hope to see you there!

Pasadena, MD - PetValu Adoption Event

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
4115 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Pet Valu in Pasadena, Md

{DOGS ATTENDING}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

Home 4 the Holidays

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Reston Town Center, Reston VA
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Home 4 The Holidays DC: GoodDogz.org is sponsoring our twelfth annual Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption event on Saturday, November 3rd at the Reston Town Center from 11AM – 4PM.

We expect 40+ rescue organizations to be on-hand with adoptable dogs awaiting their holiday gift – a family to spend the holidays with! Pet Vendors, Entertainment, and more!

Help us find homes for dogs from OPH for the holidays!

Glen Burnie, Md - PetSmart

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
24 Mountain Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Petsmart in Glen Burnie, MD

{DOGS ATTENDING}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#