Extra Mile Dog Rescue

About Us

Clark Kent
Adopted January 2011

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Extra Mile Dog Rescue was founded in November 2007 and rescued its first dog in December 2007. We took dogs from public animal shelters and rescues, many who had been earmarked for euthanasia because they demonstrated behavior issues that have caused others to term them “unadoptable”. It was our belief that these dogs were simply misunderstood or placed in inappropriate homes and needed a second chance. We were committed to getting to the root of their issues and, through intensive behavior modification and a stable home environment, producing well-balanced dogs. We have cut back on our services and are no longer taking dogs from shelters or rescues.

The Extra Mile Dog Rescue began offering pet food to community members in May 2009 because many companion animal guardians were finding it difficult to feed their pets due to the economic problems facing the world, the United States, and central Virginia. Over the next 32 months, our pet food bank, the Piedmont Pet Pantry, distributed 131,750 pounds of dog and cat food to help 4,350  companion animal guardians by giving them the food they needed to keep their 17,850 pets in their loving homes. Those requesting help from the Piedmont Pet Pantry resided in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange. With the improvement in the economy, the pet pantry has cut back on its distributions and currently provides canned food to the food bank at Holy Comforter Catholic Church in Charlottesville where it is distributed to families who need help feeding their dogs and cats.

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