To rescue, protect and re-home dogs that are abandoned, stray, neglected or otherwise homeless. We carry out this mission through a network of volunteers and foster homes, by providing medical attention, vaccinations and spaying or neutering every dog prior to adoption. When time permits, our rescue dogs are housetrained and taught basic obedience. All funds, donations and other contributions are devoted to said purposes. PAWS Rescue of Northern Virginia is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit all volunteer organization.