Our Mission

We raise awareness and resources for homeless dogs and the heroes who fight for them.

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WHAT WE DO at Who Will Let the Dogs Out (which we affectionately call Waldo):

TRAVEL to shelters and rescues all over the country to gather and share their stories because we believe the problem of too many adoptable dogs suffering and dying in this country exists not because people don’t care, but because they don’t know.

RAISES AWARENESS through journalism, photography, and film. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

ASSIST shelters and rescues with grant seeking, resources, ideas, and solutions through personal mentorship, newsletter, and sharing successful ideas in one place.

INVITE everyone to be a part of the solution by networking with other rescue/advocacy organizations to collaborate, and by providing volunteer opportunities with our organization and within our shelter and rescue network. To find out what you can do, click here.

To date, we’ve been to 73 organizations in eleven states! If you know of a shelter or rescue that could benefit from connecting with us, please reach out to us: info@whowillletthedogsout.org.

If you would like to help individual shelters we have visited, you can find information about how to do that on the List of Shelters and Rescues.

If you are a shelter or rescue, you can visit our Shelter Resource Page which has an updated list of grant opportunities, programs, and other resources specifically to help shelters and rescues.

Waldo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and 100% volunteer run.

Who Will Let the Dogs Out

128 W High St

Woodstock, VA 22664