Sheltie Rescue Collie Rescue We also help Doodles ,NC, DC, Mid-atlantic

Learn about our passionate team, and how you can help!


Your donation to Coastal  goes straight to work helping tens of thousands of animals – both at the Rescue and through outreach and animal rescue programs. 

100% goes to the Dogs

Your generous donation also helps us fight animal cruelty wherever we find it. Thanks to you, we’re creating a gentler, more compassionate world.



The Fee can be paid by Venmo

or by mailing a check to us with your application ( no longer taking paypal for application fee's due to the paypal charges we incur)

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About Us


A Winning Team

 Coastal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization We are a foster home based animal Shelter dedicated to finding loving new homes for unwanted, stray, and abandoned Shelties, Collies, doodles and other small herding dogs.  We serve Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, eastern West Virginia, and south central Pennsylvania, and are staffed solely by volunteers.  We also strive to educate the public about the characteristics of the herding breed and the rewards of giving a home to a rescued dog.

The majority of the Coastal  dogs are turned in to us by their previous owners.


Our History

Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit to support our community's animal, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've grown considerably since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!


Animals Are Our Mission

 Our mission is to find loving homes for shelties, collies and other small herding breeds that have become homeless through no fault of their own. We want to educate families in the care and well-being of their pets and if the need arises, to help those families maintain care and ownership of their beloved herders in a temporary crisis.