OPERATIONS PAWS FOR HOMES rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from over-crowded rural shelters, and provides foster homes until these dogs are adopted into permanent homes in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania. OPH believes in responsible adoptions and strives to work with each adopter to find a good match for their home and lifestyle and in nine years has saved the lives of over 7,300 dogs.
OPH not only saves hundreds of dogs' lives every year but also serves our US Veterans community. OPH donates rescue dogs to SemperK9 who then trains these pups to be service dogs for deserving veterans. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
On May 21st, Christopher Baity, Semper K9’s executive Director, (an OEF/OIF combat veteran Marine Corps dog trainer and kennel master with 15 years of experience) accepted OPH rescue pup, Bud, into their training program who will work with Bud to be a service dog at no cost for disabled service members and help them to overcome their difficulties. This is one pup in an increasing long line of rescues that SemperK9 has trained, and homes with a veteran - forever changing the life of the dog and the veteran for good.