Non-Profit Dog Rescue

Jethro's Happy Hounds House
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Getting Involved

Save an Animal

Adopting a Pet

Help us create a better future for one dog by adopting or fostering! We know we cannot change the world for all dogs, but we can change the world for one with your help. Our dogs come from some of the poorest counties in our neighboring states where there are no county facilities. Without rescues willing to pull from that area, these dogs would be euthanized. Each of our dogs have worked with one of our in-house animal behaviorists on leash training and basic manners. Some are even graduates of the Happy Hounds Prison Dog training program!

Making a Donation

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation so that we can continue this vital and life-saving program.  Your generous donations allow us to care for and provide medical for, train, and place our dogs with suitable homes and families.  Your monetary donation can be made as a one-time, monthly, or annual donation.  We also have other ways to donate, through gifts of food, blankets, beds, and more! Donations may be made through our website using the donate button below or via check mailed to Jethro’s c/o Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD 21703.

Featured Dogs

What we do

Our Services

Rescuing Pets

Many of our dogs come from Webster County, WV, one of the poorest counties in the state.  There is no official animal control facility for the county, so we pull as many of our rescues from there as possible.

Animal Training

Training is provided through the Happy Hounds Prison Dog Program located at the Roxbury Correctional Facility in Hagerstown or by arrangement with one of our trainers! 

Finding Pets a Home

We adopt our dogs to individuals and families through regular pet adoptions.  

Spay & Nuter

All our dogs are provided with complimentary spay and neutering.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect and advocate for companion dogs in need, and to build a humane community that promotes compassion and seeks to strengthen the human-animal bond while also providing a path for re-entry to the workforce for recently incarcerated individuals.

Get Involved

We need volunteers and fosters!  Have you ever thought about opening your heart and home to an animal in need but not sure if it’s right for you?  Consider fostering or volunteering!

Upcoming Events

Dec 31 - New Year's Gala

8pm – 1am Party the night away and help us ring in the new year as we raise money for Jethro’s Happy Hounds House!

Location:  Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant – 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD


Pet Adoption Notes

Adopting VS BUying

Many people say if you have to pay to adopt a rescue animal what’s the difference in buying a dog from a shop or a breeder?  The difference is that rescue dogs are often euthanized if no home is found. Due to the massive overpopulation of dogs we have in this country, many dogs are euthanized every day when shelters get overcrowded.

How to Find the Perfect Pet

Choosing the right pet, especially a dog, for your family is a crucial decision that requires careful consideration. This report aims to provide a comprehensive guide to finding the perfect pet, with a focus on identifying the best dog for your family.