Fact Sheet

GoodDogz.org is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating potential dog owners on dog selection and care and supporting the efforts of rescue groups. We believe that by assisting with good dog-owner matches, we'll give each family the best opportunity for a life-long relationship with their new dog and help to keep dogs out of shelters.

Our Mission:

GoodDogz.org, Inc. is dedicated to educating potential dog owners about dog selection and care and providing support to dog rescue organizations. Our goal is to increase the number of successful dog adoptions and decrease the number of dogs in shelters.

Rescue Group Database
We always recommend dog adoption. Rescue groups from all over the country are invited to submit a rescue profile to our online database. Potential adopters can search for rescue groups that specialize in a specific breed or can look at group profiles in their area. The information included in each profile will help dog seekers ensure that they encounter the type of adoption experience that they would like to have.

Rescue Group Surveys
Four groups of people are invited to rate the GoodDogz.org dog rescue groups with which they've interacted. Adopters, volunteers, foster parents and donors are all encouraged to rate different aspects of their rescue experience. Adopters are asked about "truth in adoption", homechecks, paperwork and post-adoption support. Volunteers are encouraged to rate the guidance they were given in their volunteer efforts and the quality/availability of the leadership. Foster parents can rate the information they were given about their foster dog(s) and the medical/behavioral support that was provided to them. Donors (of money or items) will be asked if they received a receipt and enough information about the group and if they feel that the donations were properly allocated.

Public Education
We believe that education is the key to ensuring that dogs stay in their loving homes and don't end up in shelters. By using our online guide, dog seekers can consider all facets of dog adoption and ownership before stepping into a shelter or visiting a rescue organizations. GoodDogz.org also provides in-person presentations for classrooms and civic groups as well as workshops and classes on a variety of different topics.

Rescue Group Support
We strive to support the efforts of rescue groups by offering resources focusing on the needs of the rescue worker. Adoption counseling and adopter evaluation are among a variety of the topics covered by our materials. Workshops for individual or regional groups are also available.

GoodDogz.org also sponsors at least two-three super pet adoption events per year. These adoption events allow rescue organizations to gain more public exposure for their animals and their organization than they would normally receive.

We encourage suggestions, questions and comments. Please feel free to contact us at:

GoodDogz.org, Inc.
11160-C1 South Lakes, # 720
Reston, VA 20191
Email: info@gooddogz.org
Phone: 571-233-4557
Fax: 703-935-1356