News & Events

Giles Animal Rescue Yard Sale

We have a Yard Sale usually on the first Saturday of every month to raise funds for our work. The next sales will be May 3rd & May 31st. Rain or Shine. If you would like to donate an item, please call Christine, 540-626-7409. We also invite others to bring a table and set up for a donation of $10. The Yard Sale is located at 5502 Virginia Ave, Pembroke, VA  24136. (On Rt. 460E)

We have truckloads of donations, so come and check us out. Items include, furniture, XBOX games, jewelry, household items, jeans of all sizes, baby items, books, artwork, home decor, antiques, etc. Sale runs from 8 am to 2 pm.

We also need more volunteers to help us sort donated items and set up on the day of the sales. Email any questions,

4th Annual Spring Rabies Vaccination Clinic - March 8th


Giles Animal Rescue, with the help of holistic vet Marjorie Lewter, DVM, held a rabies vaccination clinic in Pembroke on Saturday, March 8th.  The Giles Breakfast Lions Club had members on hand to direct traffic for this “drive-through” clinic.  Owners were asked to remain in their vehicles with their pets and pull up one at a time to the vet station, where their animals received their vaccination without leaving the car or truck.  A total of 121 dogs and cats were vaccinated and on their way.  GAR also offered HomeAgain™ microchips that can be scanned by shelters or vets to identify pets and reunite them with their owners. Many people received information about low-cost spay/neuter services as well.  Giles Animal Rescue would like to thank the many volunteers who came out to help make this event such a success.

Silent Auction for Animal Rescue a Smashing Success

Eggleston’s Palisades Restaurant turned over its entire second floor on Saturday, November 30th to host a silent auction for Giles Animal Rescue. Vendors from all over the New River Valley donated time, services and/or merchandise to benefit homeless pets in Giles County. Restaurant patrons had the opportunity to view and bid on over fifty items collected by animal rescue volunteers.

The volunteer group, Giles Animal Rescue, spent many hours contacting potential donors and posting notices about the event around the county. Volunteers were also on hand that night to answer questions and distribute information on the state of animal welfare in the community.

“This group runs on volunteer power and the kind hearts of our donors. They will do whatever it takes to help unwanted dogs and cats in Giles. There is no doubt every single person who works at the Palisades is an animal lover,” said GAR President Christine Link-Owens.

Thanks to an outpouring of care and concern from those in attendance and the many items donated for the event, over thirteen hundred dollars was raised at the auction. Funds will be used in accordance with Giles Animal Rescue’s Mission, “to help homeless, abandoned, and neglected pets; provide spay/neuter education and assistance; and advocate pet-related issues in Giles County.

Pet Show at Pembroke Heritage Festival, Oct. 5th

Please join us at the Pembroke Heritage Festival on Oct. 5th. We will have an adoption booth all day and assist with the pet show at 2pm. Pet show categories will be Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Goats, & Most Unusual. Prizes awarded for: Most Beautiful, Most Unique, Smallest, Largest, Best Costume, Best Trick. All pets must be on a leash or confined and all cats & dogs must be up to date on Rabies Vaccine. Hope to see you there!