We have an important announcement!!

Hedgesville Hounds requires an adoption fee for all of our rescued dogs and puppies. The adoption fee helps cover the medical and other expenses associated with rescuing these animals. The expenses for each rescued animal almost always exceed our adoption fee for them, especially if there are medical needs beyond routine vaccinations such as heart worm treatment and spay/neuter.  

Effective March 1, 2020, Hedgesville Hounds will be implementing a new adoption fee. The adoption fee for dogs and puppies available for adoption on or after March 1, 2020 will be $300.

All Hedgesville Hounds dogs are spayed/neutered unless it is medically advisable to wait because of age or health concerns. In this instance, Hedgesville Hounds will require proof of spay/neuter at the appropriate agreed upon time.   All Hedgesville Hounds dogs receive a veterinary exam and are given basic vaccinations appropriate for their age.  In addition, Hedgesville Hounds covers the cost of all required initial puppy vaccinations, even those needed post adoption.

The Hedgesville Hound group was formally established in 2003.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of people who have several decades of combined  experience.  In fact, together we placed hundreds wonderful dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes in wonderful homes across the Maryland and D.C. Metropolitan area since our inception.


Who are the Hedgesville Hounds?

Although there is a Hedgesville, and we have definitely placed a fair number of hounds in homes, the term Hedgesville Hounds has become more emblematic than actual. It has its origins in one specific rescue that became quite inspirational to a number of volunteers.  It has since captured in its scope the determination of many people with a common interest - dogs - and an uncommon commitment to helping them.


What began as an effort to help a single group of dogs in terrible need, gained momentum as these dogs were successfully placed in wonderful homes. The dogs became a kind of rallying cry, a challenge, and a cause.


Hedgesville Hounds exist everywhere. They are dogs of every breed - every size - every age - who by circumstance, ignorance, or cruelty and neglect, were put at risk. Sometimes they are cats, and even rabbits.


Our effort has been quite simple - to give them a voice.  And a little help with arrangements.


And then let these wonderful creatures do the rest.

Our Goal -- The Personal Touch, The Right Fit 

These are the goals we strive to achieve -- our principles, if you will.

One-on-One Communication: Once we have decided to pursue your application, we'll call you to answer your questions about the dog.  If you have an hour's worth of questions, we'll give you an hour's worth of answers.  This also makes applying a little more personal.

Adoption Counseling and Followup: Once you have adopted one of our dogs, you are encouraged to contact us for advice. We have a network of volunteers, adopters and experts on different breeds who are eager to help you with some of the problems you might face with your new pet.  We have loaned books, arranged for private training sessions, done Web research, consulted with behaviorists and otherwise tried to "be there" for our adopters when they need us.


Networking: We strive for a strong working relationship with many other rescue groups.  If we don't have the dog you are seeking, we can refer you to someone who does.

Lifetime Commitment: We remain committed to our animals throughout their lives and are there to help out in any way we can.

Where We Work

We place dogs in homes throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Northern Virginia, Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. 


Success Stories

Visit our Hedgesville Hound Alumni photo album on Facebook for updates on some former Hounds, now adopted.  ATTENTION ADOPTERS: If you'd like to send us an update and new pictures of your dog, we'd love to see them.  Please let us know whether we can post them on Facebook. Send an email and pictures to hedgesvillehound@aol.com.   Please keep pictures to under 100K each.

Contact Information


Hedgesville Hounds

PO Box 2174

Hedgesville, WV, 25427

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