We hold events to support our mission of helping homeless and neglected animals find forever homes. Please review our events page to learn more.


We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization (IRS Tax ID# 20-5021466) and we appreciate your generous support. Your gift enables us to continue to bring awareness to pet overpopulation and make a difference in the lives of the animals we care for.


There are multiple opportunities to become a GARD volunteer and we are always looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in helping


We have many amazing rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Browse all the wonderful animals we currently have, then come in and meet them in person.

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Just a word about our name...

A number of people have generously offered to "correct" our spelling of the word defence. This is not a typo, but a preference for the British variant of the more traditional spelling of defense.