Adoption Policies

Child safety

We want to protect children from dog bites and other dog-related injuries, so we only adopt dogs to homes with children aged 11 and older. Safety first!



Adoption area

We serve the inner suburbs of the Washington, DC metro area (please see our FAQs page for a definition of this area). If you are unsure whether you live within our service area, please drop us a line at before completing our application



Dental health


We strongly believe that dental health is an important part of a dog’s overall health. For that reason, when we check your veterinary references, we will ask about your dog's dental history. If your current dog requires a dental as specified by your vet and it has not yet been performed, we will ask you to have it done prior to applying to adopt from us. 

Caring Hearts Rescue
P.O. Box 6592
Springfield, VA.  22150
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