Community Partnerships

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 with the Rescue World to educate, stop the cycle, and help. To reach these goals, OPH has formed some incredible partnerships with organizations. Please take a moment to get to know some of the Movers and Shakers, and Programs that OPH participates in. We are always looking for volunteers to help us increase our efforts and to provide additional support to these Partners and our goal to end the overpopulation of animals in the U.S.

Blue Ridge Blood Bank - This Blood Bank fields calls from across the continent from Veterinarians needing blood to perform lifesaving blood transfusions on dogs. 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!

Fidos for Freedom - This ADI accredited program is providing a wonderful service to those in need. Fidos For Freedom raises and trains service dogs to assist adults and veterans with disabilities live more independent lives. They also provide therapy dogs that visit hospitals, nursing homes and special needs schools.

HOPE- HOPE (Hounds of Prison Education) is a non-profit service that helps homeless dogs receive training to prepare them for adoption by a forever home! Integracare (a network of assisted living facilities) contracts with HOPE to train low-key dogs for placement into an assisted living facility where they will enjoy life with 100+ dotting moms and dads! OPH is proud to work with these organizations to bring years of happiness to several moms and dads.

Maryland Pet Gazette - Maryland Pet Gazette promotes animal education and awareness to over 320,000 readers annually.

Semper K9 - This public charity is making a difference in the lives of wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Semper K9 provides Assistance Dogs to these individuals by training rescue dogs from shelters and other rescue groups.

Unchain Cumberland - This organization is working to make a big impact on the root of the pet overpopulation problem – Spay and Neuter! We are proud to support the amazing work being done at Unchain Cumberland and thank the amazing individuals who are working to change the mindset of families who need some extra nudging to spay and neuter their animals.

World Spay Day – This is a national movement we are proud to participate in! Each year, OPH sponsors the spay/neuter of dogs whose families are unable to afford the cost of the procedure. It’s an amazing opportunity to make a direct impact on the overpopulation of unwanted dogs in America. We always need volunteers to help greet families, screen applications and assist in the Day Of festivities.


Heartworm Society of America

Virginia Alliance for Animal Shelters

Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance (CPAA)


Event Hosts

PetValu Clifton, VA – The wonderful staff at Clifton Pet Valu have been so great to OPH dogs and volunteers! Stop in to Pet Valu and they will be happy to assist in finding the best food, discovering the next best thing to a tennis ball, or selecting an outfit for your pet!

The Dog Park – This Dog Boutique is the It Place for dogs to be spotted in Old Town Alexandria! Stop in and meet the entire staff at The Dog Park, located on King Street in downtown Alexandria. While you are there, don’t forget to let your Four Legged Friend sample some of the yummy treats offered for sale!

Barks – Located in Pikesville, Maryland, this Barks location has been a longtime supporter of OPH and our Maryland based dogs!

PetValu Pasadena, MD - The PetValu in Pasadena, MD has been one of the most generous and supportive event hosts that OPH could hope for in our mission to rescue dogs. They have assisted us in fundraising by matching what we raise and have been extremely generous in donating supplies for the dogs in foster care.

Petco Glen Burnie, MD - The Petco in Glen Burnie, MD is a terrific site for community outreach and adoption events. We will be participating in their Mega Adoption Event weekend on September 21st. The Petco is very generous and supportive of adopters by providing discounts on necessary items and providing dog obedience classes.

PetSmart Abingdon, MD - The PetSmart in Abingdon, MD has a very supportive staff that is always excited to host an OPH event. They have been very generous with their monthly donation of supplies for the dogs in foster care. PetSmart also donates funds to OPH for each dog that is adopted at an event they host.

Uptown Pet Bistro and Boutique - Uptown Pet Bistro and Boutique is one of our most popular event locations in Fairfax, VA. This unique boutique is a great place to find one of a kind items for your pampered pet. The Boutique owner is extremely knowledgeable about organic dog food, treats and supplements. Be sure to stop by and take advantage of Uptown Pet Bistro and Boutique's customer appreciation sales!

Boarding Facilities

Dog Tales Daycare - Chantilly, VA

Whole dogz Whole Dogz - Alexandira, VA

Royal Pet Haven LLC - Alexandria, VA

Dogwood Hill Kennels - Reva, VA

Olde Towne Pet Resort - Springfield, VA - Rockville, MD - Sterling, VA

Country Comfort Kennels - Delta, PA

Cozy Canine LLC - Fairfield, PA

Dog Paws 'n Cat Claws Pet Care - Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Lakeside Pet Resort – Hanover, PA

Best Friends Fur Ever - Joppa, MD

Country Club Kennels South - Locust Grove, VA

Willow Run Kennels - Linden, VA