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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Healthy, Happy, and Adored by Her New Mama!

When Molly’s owner entered a rehab/ recovery program, a friend was kind enough to provide a temporary foster home to the pup; but Molly’s original owner never returned for her. To make matters worse, sweet Molly developed a very painful and deadly uterine infection called Pyometra. Molly’s foster mama had fallen in love with her and had decided to keep her, but was not financially prepared for this type of medical emergency. She was able to contribute $100 and ART provided the additional $500 to cover the cost of surgery. Today, Molly is healthy and living happily with her new mama!


Where there is a Will, There is a Way!

Poor Marley has had a tough life. Two years ago, a very caring woman rescued him from a neglectful situation and placed him in what she thought to be his forever home. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Marley was recently returned to her with several health issues. Not only did he have a large growth on his front paw; Marley’s teeth were in terrible condition and he had a very painful cyst on his gums which was making it difficult for him to eat. Despite the fact that this kind-hearted person is already supporting her adult son who was the victim of a shooting, she was desperate to help Marley, so she reached out to ART for assistance. ART accepted the call for help and was able to raise $554 to put towards Marley’s care!


Cassie was found with her sister abandoned in Chesapeake back in 2005. She was adopted from ART by a fabulous home and has been loved ever since. We thought we would share her recent photo. We are so happy for her!