Animal Resources of Tidewater is more than just an organization that finds homes for dogs and cats. Since 1999, our humble organization made up of a small handful of determined volunteers has grown leaps and bounds. With grants and donations, we have proudly established several programs designed to improve the lives of companion animals in Hampton Roads: SpayHR, Community Medical Assistance, Legislative Policy Advocacy and the Pit Bull Awareness Coalition.

Spay Neuter Programs
Community Medical Assistance
Legislative Advocacy
Breed Awareness
Adoptions and Rescue

Success Stories

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  • meeka


After battling colon cancer, Meeka’s mama has been living off of disability and is barely able to get by. When Meeka got sick and stopped eating she knew she needed to get help for her “constant companion.” It was a matter of life and death. That is when Meeka’s mama contacted ART. ART was able to collect $533 in donations, covering the cost of diagnosis, hospitalization, and treatment for Meeka.

  • coco2


Coco’s mama contacted ART for assistance after finding some lumps on Coco’s belly and chest. Fortunately the masses were not cancerous; however, they were causing Coco discomfort and needed to be removed. Despite the fact that Coco’s mama has been out of work for over a year due to a disability, she was able to come up with $500. ART gladly contributed the remaining amount needed to ensure that Coco could enjoy her life and be pain free.

  • lolis-beforesick


Lolis was clearly in pain. Not only had she become unsteady on her feet, but she had started losing control of her bladder. It appeared that she was having an issue in her lower abdomen. While her owner was very concerned and wanted to get her treatment, a recent life change had left her with very limited resources. She was able to contribute $200, but the vet’s estimate was $360. Committed to ensuring that Lolis would get the tests and medication she needed to ease her pain, ART answered the call for help and raised the remaining $160 in donations.