Washington Area Animal Adoption Group (WAAAG) is an all-volunteer animal rescue nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Delaplane, VA, next to Barrel Oak Winery. We are dedicated to improving the lives of our furry friends. The WAAAG concept of offering a healing "timeout" for often abused, neglected and abandoned shelter animals is unique and well thought out.

We take in dogs & cats from overcrowded shelters. In addition to vet care, our animals receive lots of unconditional love, rest & relaxation to help them recover from what they have been through.

WAAAG dogs stay in
climate controlled cabins where have their own rooms & access to their own covered porch, kennel run & play yard. Peace & Tranquility help the dogs heal emotionally & prepare for their forever home. WAAAG animals enjoy peaceful walks through grassy fields & along meandering creeks next to large trees.

WAAAG is worth your consideration and your support!

Click here to see our WAAAG music video
Thank you to one of our volunteers, Peter Durand, for creating this video.

Upcoming Events…

- Vineyard Trails & Tails at Barrel Oak Winery, Sunday, Oct 30th, 10am

Meet one of our sweet pups… Skeeter
Chihuahua mix, male, around 6 years old, 12 pounds

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Sweet Skeeter is a little guy, around 12 pounds and between 6-8 years old. Skeeter was taken in as a stray by a good samaritan for a few months. A move forced the family to surrender Skeeter to WAAAG. He loves to stand on his hind legs to get your attention. He has a cute little subdued bark and wags his tail like crazy when he is happy. Skeeter has been very friendly with dogs, well-behaved children and adults.

He loves to watch and be with you while you do things around the house. He enjoys company of all ages that visit him at the rescue and will gladly roll over for belly rubs once he gets to know you. Skeeter will give shy little 'butterfly' kisses and will curl up at your side for quiet time but he also gets very excited to go on his walks. When you sit on the floor with him, If you tap your lap, he will put the upper half of his body on your legs. This very gentle little guy is neutered, healthy and UTD with his shots. If you are looking for a sweet, lovable little friend to cuddle by your side, Skeeter is your guy!

Meet our other animals…

Waggin' Tails

Buddy Tiara

Sweet Buddy had been bounced around from shelter to shelter for 5 years! He had mange & was very depressed. We took him in, gave him medicated baths every three days & lots of unconditional love. When he was ready, we placed him in a home where he goes to work everyday with his mom & he plays hide & seek with his 4 year old sister. She also likes to dress him up like a princess, he doesn’t mind. These two are best friends!

Taylor & her puppy, Tess…

Taylor & her 5 puppies came to WAAAG from an overcrowded shelter in WV. Tess, one of her puppies, was sick and didn’t want to leave her mom’s side. Tess had to spend time at the emergency Vet and receive plasma transfusions. She was a fighter & she bounced back fast. Her siblings found homes right away, however, Taylor & Tess remained at WAAAG for a few months. Fortunately, a loving family adopted them together. It was a perfect new beginning for mother & daughter.


Beauty came to us because she was having a tough time adjusting to shelter life. She was very anxious. Through no fault of her own she had been adopted & returned twice. She came to WAAAG where she was able to run, play, be a puppy & learn appropriate behavior. A couple with an older Coon Hound fell in love with her and adopted her. Roscoe, her calm big brother, is helping her learn to interact with the world around her.

Are you the proud parent of a WAAAG dog and/or cat? If so, please send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to angie@waaag.org with the subject line "Love Story".

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.

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