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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Sweet Archimedes slipped outside and was unfortunately hit by a car. His family rushed him to the emergency vet and several hundreds of dollars later found out that his hip was completely out of its socket leaving Archimedes in a significant amount of pain. Thankfully, ART was able to raise enough money to get Archimedes the surgery he needed to get back on the healing track after such a terrifying tragedy. Thank you for helping this loving family, to help more families in need, please consider donating at


Not too long ago, Parker tested positive for heartworms. Without treatment Parker would not have survived. This sweet boys’ family was unable to pay for the full heartworm treatment required to save his life, so they turned to ART for assistance. Through generous donations, ART was able to raise the $332 needed to complete the treatment and save Parker’s life. Thank you for making an impact on this family and helping to save sweet Parker’s life.


Onslow suffers from a heart condition that requires ongoing vet care. Recently Onslow fell very ill and it was discovered that he had fluid in his belly. The vet was able to treat Onslow with medication, which meant he would not require surgery to remove the fluid; however, the illness impacted his heart condition. As a result of the illness, the vet ordered an echo-cardiogram and bloodwork to better understand the impact on Onslow’s heart. A kind family friend covered some of the medical expenses incurred, but Onslow’s family, due to hardships they had suffered with their own health, was unable to pay the remaining $260 for Onslow’s treatment. Through generous donations and the kindness of others, ART was able to help raise the remaining funds needed for Onslow’s treatment. Thank you ART supporters and donors for your generous donations that allow us to bring success stories like Onslow’s to light.