Locally Seasoned Fundraiser

Locally Seasoned & Stella are Giving Back During June & July to TRU Rescue!

From home meal delivery to catering Locally Seasoned is here for you! Made from scratch in small batches, you can trust the goodness of Locally Seasoned for your next bite!

For every new customer who spends $100, Locally Seasoned will donate $20. For every returning customer who spends $65, Locally Seasoned will donate another $10.

Place your orders today and be sure to read Stella’s incredible TRU Rescue story!

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Stella’s TRU Rescue Story

Win a “TRU” Beach Getaway!

Enter for a chance to win a TRUly fabulous getaway in Cape May Point, New Jersey this September or October!

TRU Rescue is giving away two 8-day stays at a super cute cottage in Cape May Point. The cottage is located just 30 feet from a private beach with a private boardwalk, perfect for you, your family, and, best of all, your pups! Enjoy beautiful late summer sunsets, fresh sea air, beach strolls, surf fishing, and much more.

Visit the many historic attractions that make this town beautiful including the famous Cape May Lighthouse, WWII Lookout Tower, Cold Spring Village, and Beach Plum Farm. Cape May Point is just minutes away from shopping, great dining and miniature golf in the lovely town of Cape May.

Purchase entries for your chance to win a week-long stay for either of these dates:

**We are offering 100 entries per date for a total of 10 entries per person. You may choose to enter for one of both of the dates listed above. Entries can be split however you chose, but can only purchase 10 entries total. There will be 1 winner per date.

To purchase entries for the September raffle, click HERE.

To purchase entires for the October raffle, click HERE.

Available Dogs

Check out our available dogs here or by visiting our Adopt-a-Pet Listing!

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Bella & Charlotte

Bella and Charlotte are a mother-and-daughter pair who were recently surrendered to TRU Rescue because their owner could no longer care for them.

These sweet girls are a bonded pair, and therefore must be adopted together ❤️🐾

Apply to meet them today!

Quick Facts About Bella & Charlotte:

  • Yorkies
  • Bella, the mom, is 10 years old and weighs ~8 lbs
  • Charlotte, the daughter, is 7 years old and weighs ~5 lbs
  • Up-to-date on shots


Oscar is a 10-to-12-month old Boxer who weighs about 35 lbs. He is a total love bug and is super affectionate! He is also fun and goofy and LOVES to play! He gets along well with other dogs and loves kids.

He’s smart and easy to train. He walks well on leash and is learning about sit and shake with his foster family.

Interested in meeting or adopting him?! Apply to meet him today!

Quick Facts About Oscar:

  • Boxer
  • Weighs ~35 lbs
  • 10 to 12 months old
  • Neutered male
  • Up-to-date on shots
  • Good with dogs and kids


STELLA is a 2-year-old bully mix from Texas. She is a great girl and is super sweet! She aims to please, is super affectionate, and loves to play! She gets along well with other dogs, cats, and kids.

She’s smart and easy to train. She knows how to sit and how to shake. She is working very hard on becoming the absolute best dog she can be!

Interested in meeting or adopting her?! Apply to meet her today!

Quick Facts About Stella:

  • Mixed breed
  • Weighs ~50 lbs
  • 2 years old
  • Spayed female
  • Up-to-date on shots
  • Good with dogs, cats, and kids


Hi! My name is Maci!

I’m a 1 to 2-year-old mixed breed who is ready for a new rescued life. I’m not sure why, but I’ve had a hard time finding the right home.

I was rescued by TRU Rescue after my first owner decided she could no longer care for me. I had a home with kids who I loved and still think about. I hope they are doing well.

I was then adopted by another family, and renamed Penny. I thought this new family would be my forever, but they unfortunately weren’t my forever either. I don’t know what I did wrong and everyone says it isn’t my fault, but it is still very confusing.

I gained some weight at my last home and the vet says I am now overweight at around 65 lbs. I’m at the kennel waiting for a foster (or better yet, my real forever family), so I am able to get some exercise but not as much as I’d like to lose the extra weight.

I’m a bit unsure of myself with all the changes, but I trust my people and look to them for security and safety. It may take me some time to warm up, but once I do I give my heart fully and just want to love. Can you give me a chance at a new life and happily FUREVER after??

Quick Facts About Me:

  • Mixed breed
  • Weighs ~65 lbs
  • 1-2 years old
  • Spayed female
  • Up-to-date on shots


Hi! My name is AURORA!

I am a 6-to-7-month old lab mix who is so happy and grateful for my new rescued life. I spent the first months of my life chained up or in a kennel before TRU Rescue took me in. Now I am with an awesome foster family that is teaching me about love and being a dog!

I love my foster dog siblings and love to play. I also love kids and all people, but am still learning how to control my strength. My foster mom says I am extremely smart and could learn anything I want! I’m learning to walk on a leash without pulling, and so far a harness works best for me.

I love hard toys, especially shank bones and antlers. I’m good at meal time and will leave others food alone–unless they walk away, of course, because then I will finish it for them so they don’t get in trouble!

I’m working hard to be the best pup I can be! I can’t wait to meet my forever family and continue to learn all about being a dog with them!

Want to meet me?! I’d love to meet you!! Apply here!

Quick Facts About Aurora:

  • Labrador mix
  • 6 to 7 months old
  • Female
  • Up to date on shots
  • Good with dogs and kids


Meet the newest TRU Rescue doggo!

Frankie was listed as ‘for sale’ at a local yard sale with a price tag attached to him. 😳 We couldn’t let him be sold off like that so one of our amazing volunteers rescued him and he is now a member of the TRU family.

Thank goodness our volunteer was at the right place at the right time! We do not want to even imagine how this story might have ended if Frankie had fallen into the wrong hands. Frankie is safe & sound and up for adoption through TRU Rescue.

Frankie is a Dachshund, neutered, approximately 3 years old and weighs about 12 lbs. TRU Rescue will be sure Frankie is current on all vaccines. He is great with other dogs and will need time to warm up to his new family 💙 TRU Rescue will get Frankie to the vet to make sure he is in tip-top shape. Donations to help with his veterinary visit are greatly appreciated!

Want to meet Frankie? Apply today!


Hi, my name is William! I am a 2-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound. I LOVE kids and other dogs. I’m a sweet calm boy who loves hugs. I’m a curious pup at times. My favorite part of the day is when the kids come home from school and mealtime too of course. I’m crate trained and housebroken and am looking for a loving home.

Quick Facts About William:

  • Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • ~2 years old
  • ~45 lbs
  • Male
  • Neutered
  • Shots up to date
  • House-trained
  • Good with dogs, cats, and kids!


Meet Maggie! With her soulful eyes she melts hearts wherever she goes. She’ll gladly give you hers if you promise to be with her forever ❤️🐾

Apply to meet her today!

Quick Facts About Maggie:

  • Plott Hound Mix
  • Brindle
  • ~2 years old
  • ~45 lbs
  • Female
  • Spayed
  • Shots Up to Date
  • House-trained
  • Good with Dogs


Meet Ember! This adorable little girl just arrived in Maryland from Louisiana. She’s a bundle of love and looking for a home! Apply to meet her today!

Quick Facts About Ember:

    Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Black – with White
  • ~1 year old
  • ~20 lbs
  • Female
  • Spayed
  • Shots Up to Date
  • House-trained
  • Good with Dogs


Wendy girl is a lovely dog. She is a 3- to 4-year-old bully mix who came from a high-kill shelter in North Carolina. You may remember Wendy from last year, as we put out a desperate plea for help because Wendy was pregnant and at eminent risk of euthanasia. With the help of Tanner’s Endless Love and many amazing volunteers and fosters, TRU Rescue was able to pull Wendy out of the shelter and transport her to Maryland to have her puppies. She had 4 beautiful puppies, all of whom have been successfully adopted! Wendy did not have the easiest start to her life, but she has overcome a lot and is now ready for adoption thanks to the love and support of so many, starting with her amazing foster!

Though we can’t know for sure, we believe Wendy was used as a breeder. She has a large scar on her head, a visible reminder of previous trauma she endured. Unfortunately, Wendy cannot tell us what happened, but her vet believes a sharp object such as a machete or axe was likely used to make this scar. Though it has completely healed, we should never forget the harsh reality that Wendy lived through in her early years.

When Wendy first came to Maryland she was so scared she wouldn’t even walk. Her foster had to carry her out to go potty. Thanks to her foster’s love and attention, Wendy is a whole new dog! She loves to play with plush toys, especially those with squeakers! She is great with other dogs and is currently fostered with 2 small dogs. Wendy is also good with cats. Wendy does not do well when kenneled. She will break out or hurt herself trying. Please keep this in mind when considering her for your family.

Wendy loves to sleep on your couch and to learn everyday about new things. She is still very shy around strangers but with time warms up. She is great at letting you know someone is at your door but is nice and quiet otherwise. That is, until it is playtime, of course! Wendy is also good with children, but a home with children over the age of 2 years is probably best due to her unknown background.

After being with her foster for the last 4 months she is starting to jump into bed with her, but won’t stay long. She is still learning about all the perks of being a true pet! Our dream is for Wendy to learn about all the perks of being a pet in a loving forever home with a family of her own. Is that you? Apply to meet Wendy today and help her get the happy ending she so very much deserves!


Meet Champagne! A sweet, 4-year-old bully mix who found herself in a NC shelter, pregnant and alone. Thanks to a generous and kind foster, Champagne was able to give birth to 7 puppies in the comfort of a custom-built birthing suite!

Now in Maryland and with most of her puppies adopted into loving homes, she longs for a day when SHE can be the baby of the house and be spoiled like all dogs should! She is a bit shy, but warms up to people with time and shows your her quirky and funny side! She is also good with cats 🐈.

Champagne has Heartworm Disease and will begin treatment soon. She will need a caring adopter who can help her through 3 to 4 months of treatment. Due to the risk of serious complications with treatment, Champagne will need to be exercise limited throughout her treatment. Luckily, once treatment is over, most dogs recover completely and live happy healthy lives!

Are you the forever person she’s been waiting for? She has nothing but love to give, and can’t wait to meet you! Apply HERE today!


Meet Bristol! 🐾 This baby mama just gave birth to 7 adorable puppies who have all been adopted into loving homes! She is a 2-year-old Shepard Boxer Mix who makes friends with other dogs very easily.

With all her pups adopted, this beautiful momma is looking for her forever home! She is:

✅ Good with other dogs

✅ Good with kids

✅ House trained

✅ A total love bug!

Can you help write this deserving Momma’s next chapter in life?? She’s got her pen 🖊 in paw 🐾 and is ready to start writing!

To meet and adopt Bristol apply >> HERE!


Meet Hunter! This cutie is about 2 to 3 years old and is thought to be a corgi/hound mix. He arrived to Maryland recently and needs a foster! Good with kids, dogs, and cats! This guy is the total package!

Submit an application to foster or adopt Hunter today!


Meet Mable! This sweet older girl was found wandering the streets with a “volleyball sized” growth on her side. She was taken to the pound where they surgically removed it, weighing in at 3.5 pounds. She is shepherd mix and thought to be at least 6 years of age.

After her surgery, Mable spent 5 months in the shelter. FIVE months of being passed up every single day. FIVE months of not being chosen or being good enough. Thanks to the generosity of our fosters, we were able to step in and commit to finding her FUREVER home from the comfort of a warm and loving foster home!

Mabel’s foster says she is the absolute PERFECT dog. She is great on leash, knows commands, and is potty trained. She is great with kids, cats, and dogs. She is super snuggly and really just looking for a soft place to land. Her face is perfect to kiss and after all she’s been through, she deserves all the smooches in the world! 🐾❤️


Edward is a fun 5-month-old hound mix from Louisiana.  This baby just arrived to Maryland this weekend and is ready for adoption! He is cute as can be and full of love!

Can you give Edward the happily FUREVER after that he deserves?!❤️🐾

Apply to meet Edward today!


Warren is a special 2-year-old Retriever mix from Louisiana.  He weighs about 30 lbs and is in need of some TLC.  He just arrived to Maryland this weekend and is battling a bit of a cold.  This boy has clearly experienced neglect during the first years of his life, but thanks to the kindness of dedicated animal lovers, he is on his way to recovery!

Can you give Warren the happily FUREVER after that he deserves?!❤️🐾

Apply to meet Warren today!


JAKE is a 2 year old husky/shepherd mix. He is a fun, friendly, and loving guy who is always ready to go! He would do well with an active adopter looking for a furry companion to join in the fun! He is neutered and up to date on vaccines. Isn’t he so handsome?!

Interested in meeting or adopting him?! Submit your application today!

Gus (formerly Gru)

Gus (formerly Gru) is dreaming… 😴

He is dreaming of the next chapter of his life in a FUREVER home now that he arrived to Maryland! Before he can be adopted, though, we need a foster for this big hunk of love! He loves every living creature he meets, including cats and other dogs!

He is a gentle giant whose only flaw is he wants to be with people all the time. Can you open up your house to Gus? 💙 To apply to foster submit an application today HERE!


This beautiful girl has been through a lot, but the kindness of strangers has led her to us. Lottie is about 2 years old and was living as a stray in rural Louisiana. A kind stranger saw her and noticed she was covered in ticks and generally in pain. He went to the local pet store where another kind stranger listened to his story about Lottie and committed to help her. This stranger, a teacher working part-time at the pet store, drove out to where Lottie was and was immediately greeted by her. She took Lottie to the emergency vet and later to her own vet and home. Lottie was severely dehydrated, anemic, and had a serious ear infection that started affecting her teeth. Despite the obvious pain and discomfort Lottie was in, she never missed a beat or an opportunity to show her love for everyone. This kind and amazing teacher fostered Lottie and nursed her back to health despite living in a small house with dogs of her own and a limited budget. She no doubt saved Lottie’s life and all she asks is that we help Lottie find her forever home and family!

Lottie loves people and is great with kids and cats. She can be dog selective, but with proper introduction makes great dog friends!

Will you
foster or adopt this beautiful girl? Fill out an application today!

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