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Hickory Hill K-9 Rescue Inc
PO Box 1505
Hanover County,
VA 23005

Phone: (804) 537-5502 9am-9pm

Hickory Hill Canine Rescue are a private rescue group that have been helping homeless dogs for over 14 years. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation and rescue dogs from the Hanover County Pound as well as Caroline and King William Pounds in Virginia. All of these dogs were owned by someone at some time. Those that are given to the pound by their owner have a very short time to find a home. Most of these dogs are picked up as strays but seem housebroken, child friendly, some even know basic commands. Hickory Hill Canine Rescue is their last chance. If you would like to assist the animals in the care of Hickory Hill Canine Rescue please send your donation to the above address or donate via PayPal by clicking here. Hickory Hill K-9 Rescue Inc is a 501(c)(3), non profit organization which means your donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a rescued animal please click here for our Application Form - the more pets that are adopted or fostered, the more dogs and cats we can help.

Who We Are
The overpopulation of unwanted animals is what motivates us to do rescue work. These wonderful animals that die in the pounds and shelters every day at some point belonged to someone. Most of these animals enter the pound as strays but seem housebroken, child friendly, some even know basic commands. The millions of unwanted animals that will die every day can be prevented. We as people create the need for Animal Control facilities. The answer is very simple: SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS. Most cities and counties have some type of low cost program to help you help your pet. Please do not think you simply cannot afford it or that it does not matter. Spaying and neutering your pet saves lives. So many die needlessly. We encourage anyone looking for a pet to consider the happiness a pound dog can bring to your life not to mention what you bring to theirs. Their gratitude can simply be overwhelming.

The next 4-6 weeks is mating season for Coyotes and being related to dogs they may regard your dog as a mate or a rival or dinner! Do not let your dogs out alone and do not allow your outdoor cats to roam. Although Coyotes are prevalent in outlying and rural areas, they are also thriving in suburban and urban areas, and smaller towns as well. Coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and early March, the gestation period averages 58 to 63 days. Male coyotes can become more aggressive during this time of year, the long and short of it all is that Coyotes always pose a risk to your dog (and other small pets). That risk increases during mating season.

Spay/neuter your pets. Coyotes are attracted to and can mate with unspayed or unneutered domestic dogs. Unspayed female dogs in season can attract male Coyotes. Entire male dogs can be lured away by the scent of a female Coyote in her ovulation cycle. Additionally, male dogs can be lured by the female Coyote's scent and killed by male coyotes. You should also be mindful that Coyotes are clever and learn the daily schedules of people and their pets. If you let your dog out every evening at 9 pm, chances are that a Coyote is well aware of your routine. He might be waiting in the shadows at 9 pm to attack your dog. So change your schedule a bit, walk your dog on leash close to you, and keep a close eye on them at all times.

Please Donate to Help the Dogs
Hickory Hill Canine Rescue survives on donations of food, and money to pay vet fees. The rescues special needs dogs and old dogs that we have given sanctuary to, use up our financial resources. Your support is needed and appreciated. Hickory Hill K-9 Rescue Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit so your donations are 100% tax deductable. Click here to donate via Paypal. If you would like to help a dog during its stay with us or if you have food/equipment/money you would like to donate then please e-mail or phone us.

Any old dog items that you may no longer require such as beds, bowls, leads, toys, tennis balls etc are always welcome since some of the dogs destroy these!

On behalf of the dogs thank you.

Thank You for the Donations
We require old blankets, towels, sheets, Etc regardless of condition which we use as bedding for the dogs. Of course, any old dog items that you may no longer require such as beds, bowls, leads, toys, tennis balls, Etc are always welcome since some of the dogs destroy these!

Thank you to everyone who has ever donated food, animal supplies, time, money, old blankets, whatever to help a homeless animal. Millions of animals are dying all over the world each and every year. To any rescue organization your donations allow them to continue to rescue and care for some of these animals.

No Squeeky Toys Please
Toys that make a noise when you squeeze them can encourage some dogs to be aggressive towards young children because they squeek too. The device that makes the noise is usually small and can be harmful if swallowed. Some toys of this type contain a small battery which is poisonous if the dog eats it. The best toys are tuggers, tennis balls and hard chew toys that cannot be ripped apart.

Adopting a Friend
All adopters are required to fill out our Adoption Form which will be reviewed before the adoption process can continue. All adopters must be at least 18 years of age. We will adopt out of state but only animals that have already been spayed or neutered. We will not fly any animals under any circumstances. All animals (except puppies) are already altered, current on all vaccinations and heartworm negative and on preventive. All puppies must be neutered by 6 months of age. All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, current on all shots, heartworm negative and healthy before being available for adoption. This fee helps cover the veterinary costs and allows them to continue saving and caring for these unfortunate animals.

When looking for that new family member please remember to really think about the things you and your family want and need in a pet that fits the family lifestyle. Get to know your breeds! Some breeds require more space, exercise and circumstances than others. Even if you are going to adopt a mixed breed, look into what it's primary breed needs in a home, environment and exercise. Your new family member needs to be wanted by everyone in the family and included in your daily lives to be truly happy. Click here for more information on how to find the right dog.

Keep your dog in the family

Visiting Hickory Hill Canine Rescue
Please e-mail or call us on 804-537-5502 to make an appointment. Appointments are necessary so we may devote our undivided attention to each adopter and their needs. No collect calls or calls after 10:00pm please - we like to sleep sometimes! Location Map of Ashland, VA.

Cats Needing Homes
Please take the time to check out all the nice young kittens and cats kittens and cats here. Please contact foster home indicated in the cats description for more information.

Many of the dogs that arrive from the pound require medication from our vet. If you would like to help reduce the rescue's vet bill please send a check for any amount to:

Hickory Hill K-9 Rescue Inc
PO Box 1505
Ashland, VA 23005

or pay by Paypal here. Hickory Hill K-9 Rescue Inc is a 501(c)(3), non profit organization which means your donations are tax deductible.