The Otterhound Club of America as the parent club for the breed has responsibility for all Otterhounds in North America, including homeless Otterhounds, those found in shelters or those whose owners and breeders are no longer able to care for them. Otterhound Rescue is open to all dogs identified as purebred Otterhounds or those who the Club knows for certain are offspring of one purebred Otterhound parent if they are homeless, abandoned or no longer can be cared for by an owner.
If you are interested in adopting an Otterhound, please complete our Online Rescue Application or download printable version, fill it out and send to the OHCA rescue Coordinators.
Because Otterhounds are rare, rescues are also rare. We will help any Otterhound in need, but we are few in number and good photos will help us decide if we have to send a member (possibly several hours’ drive away to ID a dog). If you have any doubts about a dog being an Otterhound, please contact us.