Nonprofit and Corporate Partners

Thank You!

A No Kill nation takes teamwork! To truly make strides towards ending the overpopulation of animals in the United States, OPH understands that we need to do more than adopt – we need to partner local nonprofit organizations to leverage our strengths, assess community needs and implement program to make it a kinder world for animals.

Non Profit Partners

Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank
Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank is the largest all-canine volunteer blood bank dedicated to saving lives located in Northern Virginia. Blue Ridge fields calls from veterinarians across the country and they provide life saving blood products to veterinary hospitals during natural disasters. OPH is proud to support the incredible efforts of the Blood Bank and is honored that Adopted OPH dogs given regularly to this amazing cause. Please check out their website to see how your dog can become a True Lifesaver!
DC Actors for Animals, Inc. (DCa4a)
The mission of DC Actors for Animals, Inc. (DCa4a) is to help animals in the DC metro area through adoption, advocacy, and education. OPH partners with DCa4a through their annual adopt-a-thon event, Beltway Barks, featuring musical performances from local theater groups, dog presentations, pet-friendly vendors, and adoptable animals from OPH and other local rescue organizations and shelters. Beltway Barks is held every September in Rockville, MD.
 Happy Hound Prison Dog Program
Happy Hound Prison Dog Program provides scientifically based positive reinforcement training and behavior modification to dogs at risk of homelessness or euthanasia. The program also provides the skills necessary to the Inmate Dog Handlers to successfully train the dogs in our care and to then be able to use those skills toward successful employment when their incarceration is completed.
Semper K9
Semper K9 makes a difference in the lives of wounded, critically ill, and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces by providing trained assistance dogs to these individuals. OPH identifies shelter dogs and puppies that demonstrate confidence, a strong interest in people, exceptional focus, trainability, and treat motivation. When a dog or puppy displays these attributes, OPH reaches out to Semper K9. Their expert completes an assessment of the candidate, and if the dog passes, OPH donates the dog to Semper K9. All dogs who enter their training program help veterans with mobility issues and PTSD, improving their quality of life by assisting with emotional support and activities of daily living.
Best Friends Network
Best Friends created the Best Friends Network to work with rescue organizations and shelters around the country that are reducing euthanasia rates and saving lives in their communities.

Corporate Partners

Animal Planet
OPH partners with Animal Planet to provide rescued puppies for the annual Puppy Bowl. The focus of this high-profile, family-friendly event is to raise awareness about pet overpopulation and highlight the wonderful pets rescued dogs can make.