Facebook Inquiries

Thank you for contacting ARTBAR. Here is general information that should answer most questions that come into our Facebook page, A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue, Inc.

We are accepting VERY FEW animals at this time. Our intake is 99% closed until we can pay off our $58,000 vet bill. If you can donate, please visit https://artbar-wv.org/donate

99% of the time we do not do direct adoptions. We intake and vet and assess dogs and then place them with our thoroughly-screened partner rescues in the northeast where their chances at adoption are much higher due to higher population density.

PA-based rescues, we are PA licensed.

Rescues who want to partner with us, please visit https://artbar-wv.org/faps for information on how to proceed.

To any donors looking for tax receipts:

If you donated via PayPal, you can generate a report from PayPal to show you the amount you sent to us during 2019.

If you donated via check, use your checking statements to calculate what you sent to us during 2019.

If you donated via Venmo, you can log into Venmo and look in the MINE section to see what you sent us during 2019.


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We do not take dogs with any aggression issues. All dogs must be good with dogs and people, no food/toy guarding/aggression issues. No dogs with bite histories. If they are not good with livestock, we may be able to assist.

For intake/surrender requests, use our Contact Us form. Send us information about the dog’s health and personality plus three good photos. Include age and estimated weight and where the dog is currently located.

We rescue primarily from southwestern WV and eastern KY. There’s more than enough dogs in our area in need, so we do not rescue from long distance.

Cat intake is closed indefinitely. Unfortunately we have very few cat rescue contacts and almost no foster homes, so we are not able to help cats at this time.

When our intake is closed, other rescues you can contact for help are One By One Animal Advocates and The Paws Squad.

For donation information, please visit our DONATE page, which also includes a link to our Wish List.

Venmo is the preferred method for donating to us. It’s an app for your phone. There are no fees. The donation gets to us instantly. Matching dollar challenges are done primarily through Venmo.

If you’re new to Venmo, download the app to your device, set up an account, log in and then click this Venmo link to get to our account. Friend us on Venmo and that’ll make it easier for you to find us in the future.

We desperately need foster homes and drivers! Click VOLUNTEER on our site. You can foster in Lexington KY area or in southwestern WV in Mingo/Logan county area.

We only adopt to northeastern states. Click ADOPT on our site. We do not adopt locally in WV.

Rescue inquiries welcome! Click RESCUE on our site. We transport to northeastern states.

Our mailing address is ARTBAR, Inc., PO Box 394, Lenore, WV 25676

Our shipping address for packages is: Jessica Hill White, 100 Hillcrest Dr., Williamson, WV 25661.

No, we do not need assistance with our website.

If your question is not answered on this page, someone will get back to you shortly.