Welcome to Rainbow Animal Rescue
Rainbow Animal Rescue | P.O. Box 14254, 2461 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518 | Office: (757) 583-8777 | Fax: (757) 583-3786 Cell: (757) 472-1585

About Us

Rainbow Available Dogs


Courtesy Dogs

Adoption Requirements

Acredale Animal Hospital


Contact Rainbow Rescue

Adoption Application

Foster Application

Volunteer Application

Happy Tails



Dog Training

I Love Dogs

Pet Guardian Angels
Pets Welcome
Pet Friendly Housing
Pit Bull Awareness
Senior Dog
Understanding Aggressive Dogs
Merck Veterinary Manual
American Veterinary Association
Unchain Your Dog

Pet Insurance Reviews

saving animals .... one at a time           
Rainbow Animal Rescue 

We are an all breed, canine rescue organization. We are a 501(C)(3), non-profit canine rescue group.

As we have no shelter of our own, we rely on fosters to house the animals until they can be adopted. The fosters give the animals a loving, home environment to prepare them for adoption. If you would like to foster for us, please complete the Foster Application. We pay for everything!

Mission Statement

Rainbow Animal Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, established to rescue and place unwanted animals in qualified, loving homes. Through education, we seek to create an animal-friendly community in the Tidewater area.

Proud Participant of Shelter Animals Count

Please visit us on Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet and Rescue Groups.

Please consider writing Rainbow in on
your United Way Campaign.


Member of the Animal Welfare Coalition of Hampton Roads

Member of the Pit Bull Awareness Coalition

Member of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies

Read about Rainbow Rescue on DogTime

 Lost Pet U.S.A.

Bissell Partner for Pets


hit counters

Pet of the Week



321 dogs saved


Saturday, November 24: Adoption Event at
Care-A-Lot on Indian River Road
11-2 pm

Saturday, December 1: Holiday Photos at
Care-A-Lot on Indian River Road
11-4 pm

Sunday, December 2: Holiday Photos at
Care-A-Lot on Indian River Road
11-4 pm

Saturday, December 8: Holiday Photos at Care-A-Lot on Diamond Springs Road
11-4 pm

Sunday, December 9: Holiday Photos at Care-A-Lot on Diamond Springs Road
12-5 pm

Saturday, December 15: Holiday Photos at Care-A-Lot on Diamond Springs Road
11-4 pm

Sunday, December 16: Holiday Photos at Care-A-Lot on Diamond Springs Road
12-5 pm


Help Our Dogs With ResQwalk or WoofTrax


Official PayPal Seal

Thank you to Allstate volunteer Lee Ann Sullivan for being a positive force for change in our community. Lee Ann Sullivan gave her time and enabled us to receive an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Helping Hands in the Community grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities.

Rainbow would like to thank Orvis for their generous support of a $1,000 grant!

August 27, 2012

Animal Welfare Group Gets Grant from Petfinder Foundation

Rainbow Animal Rescue, Inc, Norfolk, was one of 30 animal welfare organizations to receive a supply of True-Dose Calming Pet Supplement, thanks to a grant from ENB Science in partnership with the Petfinder Foundation.  True-Dose Calming is designed to help pets who may be exposed to environmental stressors and/or suffer from anxiety, both conditions that often affect shelter animals.

The True-Dose Calming Pet Supplement utilizes a patented delivery mechanism that ensures that each pet gets the precise does for his or her weight. The relief this product can offer to anxious shelter pets will give them a greater chance of being adopted,” said Toni Morgan, Petfinder Foundation program manager. “We’re delighted that True-Dose stepped forward to make this donation.”  All grant recipients post their pets on Petfinder.com, the largest database of homeless pets on the web

The Petfinder Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable.  Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home.  Since 2003 the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and Petfinder.com member shelters and rescue groups.

Pedigree Adoption Drive Foundation Award Recipient 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


© 2017 Rainbow Animal Rescue

Last updated: November 18, 2018