Support for pets and people in crisis.

Rescue Well was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 2011. Since its launch, it’s grown from offering post-adoption support to the local city shelter, to offering several programs throughout Maryland. Our Programs focus on improving the lives of both pets and owners.

Rescue Well works to stem the flow of animal surrenders to area shelters in two primary ways:
1. we help owners keep pets in homes by providing support and resources, especially during times of crisis
2. we provide re-homing support when owners can no longer keep their pets

Our partners include other non-profit organizations, shelters, rescues, crisis teams and first responders.

Rescue Well is a 100% volunteer-run organization and became a Federally-recognized 501(c)(3) organization in 2016.

If your need is urgent, call our volunteer-run 24-hour hotline: