Available Rottweilers

Click on an image to learn more about each dog!

Our hours to inquire about rescue related issues are between 9:00AM and 9:00PM ONLY.


Please note that adoptions are not done on a first come, first serve basis,
and filling out an application does not guarantee the adoption on any dog.

We reserve the right to refuse any applicant, at any time, for any reason.
We are looking for the best possible home for each dog.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Available for adoption in the

Northern Virginia, Maryland , or Washington, DC only.

NoVa Rottweiler Rescue specifically rescues pure bred Rottweilers, we generally do not take in mixes (accept where indicated). Unfortunately, we do NOT have a facility for you to visit. Each one of our rescues lives in a volunteer's foster home until they are adopted. You can meet our dogs in person at our adoption events or make an appointment in advance to meet them at an alternate time.

The Rescue League has a mandatory spay/neuter contract agreement.

  • All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption.
  • The adoption fee for adult dogs older than 1-year is $300.00. The adoption fee for puppies 1-year old and under is $350.00.
  • We do not adopt out aggressive dogs or dogs to be used for protection.
  • NoVa Rottweiler Rescue only adopts dogs into the Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • Please understand that while we would like to address each application as quickly as possible, we do not have paid employees, we are only staffed by volunteers. Applications are not processed in any order. We do our best to get to each one within two weeks of receiving it. We ask that you be patient as we do often have a lot of applications and we do take more then one application on each dog.

Before you adopt

There are 45 cats and dogs for every person born. Only 1 out of 10 dogs born ever get a home. Only 1 out of 12 cats born ever find a home. 800 dogs & cats are KILLED each HOUR in the U.S, because there are not enough homes for them. Opt to adopt.

Dogs That Need a Second Chance in Life
The Rottweiler is a loyal, loving, devoted family pet. They will risk their lives to save their loved ones. With love and proper care this breed is an ideal choice. They are also a working class breed to enjoy. They were bred to be drover dogs, they pulled carts for the Romans, and they excel in obedience because of their superior intelligence. They do require quality time from their owners and should belong to someone willing to devote that time for socializtion, and training. Rottweilers need to be a part of the family and treated as a family member. They are naturally protective and make great companions, when living in the right environment. Rottweilers are loyal, courageous, devoted, intelligent, and dedicated to pleasing their owners. What more could anyone ask for in choosing a dog? Please know, however, that this breed is not for everyone. Rottweilers are a wonderful breed and they require a serious and long term commitment by anyone who chooses to own one.

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Sponsor a Rottweiler!

If you can't foster or adopt you can still help! Why not sponsor one of these sweet Rotties? Your generous donation can help us feed and care for these Rotties while they are waiting to go to their future homes. You may choose to sponsor a particular dog or any Rottie in our program that needs help.

From a Rescued Dog:

I would've died that day if not for you. I would've given up on life if not for your kind eyes. I would've used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands. I would have left this life believing that all humans don't care. Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn't matted, skin that isn't flea bitten, good food and enough of it, beds to sleep on, someone to love me, to show me I deserve love just because I exist. Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands. Your big heart saved me...You saved me from the terror of the pound, Soothing away the memories of my old life. You have taught me what it means to be loved. I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me. I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair, "Why you do it?" When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes. You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter. Make just a little more room...to save one more like me. I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes. In the best way I know how Reminding you why you go on trying. I am the reason. The dogs before me are the reason. As are the ones who come after. Our lives would've been wasted, our love never given. We would die if not for you.

--- anonymous

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