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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  • oscar


Oscar was rescued from a neglectful situation and had some pretty bad dental issues. Thanks to our Sustaining Members and our donors, we were able to pay for his dental extractions and he is settling in with his new mama. You guys are awesome, thank you!

  • dexter-cat


Dexter was a stray kitty living outside, and lucky for him a nice woman noticed him and started caring for him. While this sweet woman was full of love, she had little money but was doing the best she could to help him. ART funded his neuter not too long ago and recently we paid for treatment of a wound on his paw. Dexter is a friendly kitty so we asked the woman why she didn’t bring him inside to be her pet. She replied that she couldn’t afford shots and worming, so ART helped her with those bills as well. Dexter is now welcome in her home and is getting use to his newly found luxuries in the comfort of a home. Thanks to our generous Sustaining Members, Dexters live has drastically changed for the better. A huge thank you to you guys!

  • monique-spiderbite


Poor Monique was bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider and needed her leg amputated, but her family is a low income household trying to make things meet and could not afford the bill. ART was able to contribute $300 towards the surgery. Monique had the surgery and is recovering well. She has lost her leg, but we helped save her life with her family. Thank you to our Sustaining Members for making this happen!