Saving family pooches abandoned on rural roads in Northeast Georgia.  
From ditches to riches; our rescues are dreaming of when their forever family finds them...
taking the long way home
About Us
 We are a small canine rescue group located in Northeast Georgia that works tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, fully vet, and rehome faithful dogs that have been tossed out of cars onto rural roads.  We are a registered, 501c3 tax deductible Non Profit Rescue and we are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.   

All dogs in our program have been previously reported to animal control to ensure they were not lost pups that had a family diligently looking for them.  We do not turn a dog away due to breed, health concerns, or age.  It is our goal to keep these dogs out of animal shelters, thus saving their lives and providing more time to the dogs already in shelters to find their forever family.   
Our Dogs
All of our dogs are fully vetted, parasite free, and altered (spay/neuter) prior to adoption, no exceptions.  Most dogs are microchipped. Puppies must wait until 12 weeks of age, the earliest  DRDR will alter, to be adopted as this rule applies to them as well.  Completed vetting paperwork is presented at the time of adoption.
Dirt Road Doggies are fostered by compassionate families.  With intricate knowledge of our dogs' personalities, we work very hard to make each adoption a forever family by matching the adoptive family's needs with the dogs.  We want each adoption to be successful.  To gain a family only to lose it all over again is an experience we want our dogs to avoid.  We reserve the right to make the final decision on approving each adoption.  
One call to any veterinarian and you will discover just how expensive it is to fully vet and alter a dog.  Add in possible health ailments and you will begin to wonder just how rescues do it all! Here at Dirt Road Doggies Rescue, each adoption contribution is $200 per dog.  We do not adjust this rate based on the "popularity" of a dog.  We believe every dog is worthy of an owner that sees the value in them.  Each adoption contibution is used to cover the expenses incurred for that dog and other dogs in our program.   We do not offer package deals (such as a 2 for 1) or discounts.  
  1. Volunteer
    Foster: We are actively searching for loving foster families who are willing to foster a Dirt Road Doggie. Please visit our FAQ page for more info on how to foster/volunteer Services: Are you a dog trainer, a photographer, a good person willing to spend time with a sweet dog who needs to learn some manners or tricks? We may be able to use your help!
  2. Donations
    ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE Antlers make great chews, keeping teeth clean. Our dogs would appreciate any you could share. We love chewies, for safety we avoid rawhide and real bones Food: To purchase a bag for our rescue, contact our Treasurer Goods: Got something gentley used, we may be able to put it to use! Want to help our vetting bills? We can provide you with their contact. Monetary Donations: Scroll Down for more info on how to GIVE
  3. The Road Home
    Adoption is a four part process. Application: You will be required to submit general information along with personal and vet references. Home visit: Potential adopters will receive a home visit by one of our members. Meet -n- Greet All family members (fur babies included) must meet the foster parent and pup they wish to adopt. Adoption Finalization!

 Thank YOu

Thank you to Tracey, owner of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits in Braselton, for sharing her time, talent, and studio to capture such loveable pictures of 4 our our sweet rescues, Jack, Sonny, Murphy, and Abby!    
DRDR would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey for their generous donations of GINORMOUS SUPER FANCY dog houses and chain link fencing!  These gifts will be used to expand our secure play areas for our sweet Dirt Road Doggies!  We would also like to thank our kind volunteers for assisting in moving these items.    
Tess is an amazing young lady who decided to ask for gifts for dogs in need for her birthday presents.  She donated these to DRDR.  It touches our hearts to see our precious rescues who were once thrown away like trash, now so important that they have an amazing girl giving up her special day of gift getting, just to bring them some comfort and pay it forward.  We are so grateful to Tess and her generosity!  BRAVO Tess, you are one special person!   
Community Events

2017 Upcoming Events:

​-Sept 9th: Pooches in the Park, Braselton, Adoption Event
-September 23rd, Adoption Day, Petco Dacula
​-October 7th, Bark in the Waterpark, Lanier Islands
-October Adoption Day, PetCo, Dacula - date tba
​-Oct 28th, Geico Jonny & Xena 5K & Adoption event, Suwanee Town Center
​-November Adoption Day, PetCo, Dacula - Nov 5th
​-Nov. 11th - Rucker Pets Ruff & Tuff 5K & fesival N Forsyth High School 9-5
​-December Adoption Day, PetCo, Dacula - Dec 2nd 10-3
Hope to see you at our next event soon!  

If you think DRDR may be interested in attending an event that you are organizing, please contact our Corporate Sponsor Manager, Barb.

Corporate Partners

Thank you to each of our partners. They support Dirt Road Doggies Rescue mission, making the world a better place by helping abandoned animals of Northeast Georgia find loving forever families.  We proudly share their dog centered services with all who consider themselves lucky to have found the love of a good dog.
Please click on each link to visit website.
All DRDR adopted dogs receive a discount on training
of Commerce, GA
All DRDR adopted dogs receive a discount on products