Welcome to Tara’s House!

Tara’s House is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to rescue and provide care and compassion for our pets while working to place them in permanent, loving homes. The pets we rescue arrive at Tara’s House from high kill shelters, many with little to no funding for their own adoption programs. These shelters rely on Tara’s House to save these adoptable pets from certain euthanasia.

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Dog of the month: Jax


Hi! I’m Jax, a boxer/hound mix, and I’m a very sweet, happy boy.  I am a nice family dog. I’m good at hiking and camping.  I’m also a good companion!  I’m very pretty – everyone tells me I have pretty coloring!  I am good with doggies and kids too!  I saw the Dogter and she said that I am 3 years old and weigh 50 pounds.  My adoption donation fee is $260, which includes my neuter, routine vetting and a microchip.  You can apply for Jax by filling out our online application, which is found on our website www.tarashouse.net or www.tarashouse.org.  Please email us at info@tarashouse.net with any questions.

Tarashouse Featured in Frederick News Post

The work to save pets from almost sure euthanization starts at a farm in Kearneysville, W.Va., but much of its success occurs at the Frederick PetSmart. Even this happens only after legwork that reaches as far as California and Kentucky. The organization is Tara’s House, a nonprofit that rescues animals from rural, high-kill shelters that do not have the funding and resources to sustain adoption programs. Read more.