Welcome to
For Otis Sake

Our Mission

Our mission at For Otis Sake is to save at-risk dogs by pulling them from overcrowded and under-funded rural animal control and shelter facilities nationwide. We are a foster-only organization with no facility. All donations are used to provide veterinary care, training and food for our rescued animals as we prepare them for their adoptive families. 

Our Vision

For Otis Sake has experienced intense growth over the past 3 years and the next logical step in this progression is for us to get a physical shelter. This facility will not be a "normal" shelter.  This will be a true transformational home, a sanctuary, for those that need us the most. 

It is time... Time for us to step outside of our comfort zone. Time to spread our wings and make a leap of faith. Time for us to be an even stronger voice for those that have none.

Help make this dream a reality... 

How you can help


There are many ways to help us in our mission to rescue, rehab and rehome at-risk dogs. Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth or social media, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

If you would like to do more, consider joining our organization as a foster or a volunteer.

Washington County Gives Day of Giving A Huge Success for FOS!

We rescue in honor of Otis. Every single life saved carries on his legacy. A legacy of love, bravery and kindness. Today we know we made Otis proud.

We are humbled beyond words at the generosity of our supporters. Never in our wildest dreams did we think that our small rescue could generate such love and support. Just goes to show that if you put your heart and soul into a mission you believe in - you rescue with integrity, you remain fully transparent and you just plain do the right thing - you can move mountains. 

During Washington County Gives on May 1, we raised $10,530 with 144 people contributing!  And because of your support and belief in us we also won three prizes: 

  • $500 Golden Ticket: most donors from 9-10 pm
  • $1000 2nd place: most dollars raised by a volunteer organization
  • $1000 grand prize: most donors for a volunteer organization

Thank you to all of our incredible supporters. Special thanks to all of our volunteers and to our rescue partners.  We are #FOSstrong thanks to all of you! 

Upcoming Events

  • June 3, 2018 - Pet CPR and First Aid Certification Class
  • June 9, 2018 - Jeep Poker Run
  • June 14, 2018 - Canines in the Valley (Middletown Farmers Market) 
  • June 16, 2018 - Spring Pet Expo (Chambersburg Mall) 
  • June 18-19, 2018 - Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Fundraiser
  • June 23, 2018 - Wags and Wings
  • July 2 - 4, 2018 - Tony's Pizza (Williamsport) Restaurant Fundraiser
  • July 14, 2018 - Hagerstown PRIDE festival
  • August 11, 2018 - Hearty Pet Open House/Anniversary Event
  • August 19, 2018 - Bark in the Park 
  • August 21, 2018 - Hempen Hill Restaurant Fundraiser

NEW! Constant Companion Monthly Giving Program

Make a difference in the life of a dog each month by becoming a For Otis Sake Constant Companion.  Your monthly gift will be utilized to cover medical or other  expenses for our recently rescued dogs or forever fosters.  

Guardian Angel Sponsorship Program

Our corporate sponsorship program is key to our ability to rescue, rehab and rehome more at-risk dogs.  If you are a business or organization that would like to become one of our sponsors, find out more here!

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete our volunteer application and select the activities that most interest you.  Upon receipt of this completed form, you will be notified of upcoming volunteer orientations. 

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