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About Hope for Life Rescue

Where did we come from?

We came from the Lord!


In February of 2002, after 7 years of prayer, Hope for Life Rescue Inc. became a reality. The founder had been rescuing animals independently for several years prior and on many occasions went to other local rescue meetings to see how they operated.


At Hope for Life, we are a PRO-LIFE organization committed to the rescue and placement of abandoned, abused, and neglected animals typically coming from high-kill facilities. We often see animals in horrible condition as we try to take those that need our help the most.

What is Hope Center?

In August of 2005, we were blessed to open an 1800 sq. ft. sanctuary in Virginia Beach.


Hope Center includes 6 rooms designed with tempered glass for animals that need their privacy due to behavior or health issues, a large dog run, a neo-natal room for nursing or young animals, a big kitten room, as well as an isolation room for sick or injured animals. We don't believe in cages, so our rescues either free roam or live in beautifully decorated rooms until they go to their permanent homes. We pay for all medical expenses including the spay/neuter, initial deworming, initial flea/tick treatment, and first year vaccinations.

What is Hope's Garden Resort?

Again in 2008, God blessed us and we opened a unique vacation home for cats and dogs. Also, a non-profit facility, Hope's Garden Resort will help further our mission to rescue the homeless animals in our community through the vacation rates offered.


In 2011 we expanded our boarding facility so that we could accommodate more larger dogs!

Both of our facilities are cage free. We are a private organization and we get no city or state funding and no grants. We operate solely on donations from people and businesses in our community. We cannot continue the mission without your support. We ask that you consider becoming a Partner in Hope, to help us end the homelessness and abuse of our community's discarded animals.


For just $10 a month you can save an animal's life.

That's a couple of coffees at Starbucks.


Please feel free to come by and tour our facilities.

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