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Alabama Dog-Friendly Organizations

Alabama Pet Registry
Other Organization
Post Office Box 43448   Birmingham,   AL   35243

Breeds: All
Area Served: USA

APR is a lost and found services organization offering personal assistance and resources for Alabamians and database services for all Americans who have lost or found pets.

Birmingham Kennel Club
Dog or Kennel Club
500 Oak Glen Trace   Birmingham,   AL   35244

Breeds: All-breeds
Area Served: Alabama and southeast US

BKC hosts two all-breed AKC dog shows per year and several AKC sanctioned matches throughout the year. We also sponsor various educational events within the Birmingham, AL community geared toward educating the public about dogs, responsible ownership, responsible breeding, selecting a breed, dog training, and dog shows/competition possibilities. Through our website, BKC also reaches out to the pet community through useful information posted on the site and by giving dog owners a source to contact with questions. We hold raffles and bake sales at our matches as a way to raise funds for our actiivities. Membership is open to the public.

Jake's Fund, Ltd
Other Organization
P.O. Box 993   Florence,   AL   35631

Area Served: North Alabama

Jakes Fund assists low income and no income residents of North Alabama spay/neuter their dogs and cats for a low cost. When funds are readily available we will also assist in emergency animal care.

Montgomery Humane Society
334-409-0622 ext 207
Humane Society or SPCA
1150 John Overton Dr   Montgomery,   AL   36110

Breeds: All
Area Served: Montgomery

The Montgomery Humane Society is located at 1150 John Overton Drive, Montgomery, AL 36110. The Shelter is an open admissions facility receiving 16,000 animals on a yearly basis.

Alaska Dog-Friendly Organizations

The Wolf's Den
Other Organization
PO Box 125   Cantwell,   AK   99729

Breeds: Alaskan Husky
Area Served: Alaska

Caitlin and Mike Santos breed and train future Iditarod Champions! Our kennel consists of the best young racing sled dogs in the world. Meet our dogs and puppies and view pictures of dog teams in the Alaskan winter.

Arizona Dog-Friendly Organizations

Lake Havasu
Pooch Party in the Park
(928) 486-5649
Other Organization
1770 Firefly Cir.   Lake Havasu City,   AZ   86404

Breeds: all
Area Served: Arizona,Southern California, Nevada

We are an organization of citizens in Lake Havasu City that put on the "Pooch Party in the Park" every year to (2010 is the 5th annual)to raise funds to donate to dog related charities. This year our charities are Western Arizona Humane Society, War Dogs, Reading to Dogs Literacy Program.

Animals Benefit Club of Arizona
Rescue Organization
3111 E. Saint John Rd (5 blocks North of Bell off 32nd St).   Phoenix,   AZ   85032

Breeds: All Breeds
Area Served: N. Phoenix

ABC is a non-profit 501-C3 organization founded by a teacher, Dee Kotinas, and her Junior High School high risk students in January of 1979. ABC's only source of income is through public donations, bequests and grants. ABC's sanctuary, located at 3111 East St. John Road in northeast Phoenix, has become a model for other no kill sanctuaries throughout Arizona and elsewhere. ABC has been extremely active in state and local legislation representing the rights and needs of animals and pet owners.

Arizona Basset Hound Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 32594   Phoenix,   AZ   85064

Breeds: Basset Hounds, Basset Hound Mixes, Bloodhounds
Area Served: Arizona

As a charitable animal welfare organization, Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, Inc. provides veterinary care, food, support, and shelter to basset hounds needing assistance in Arizona. We treat these animals as our own, with the utmost care and respect and make decisions based on compassion for the quality of life these bassets will enjoy while in our care. We provide necessary support throughout the lifetime of the dogs and place the dogs in foster and permanent homes using the dogs' personalities, behaviors, and special needs as a guide. We work in cooperation with local and state shelters to reduce euthanasia of basset hounds and mixed breeds.

Arizona Beagle Rescue
Humane Society or SPCA
POB 36854   Phoenix,   AZ   85067

Breeds: Beagles and beagle mixes
Area Served: state of Arizona

Arizona Beagle Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to beagle rescue and community education on the breed. We provide rescue, education and referral services for beagles from area shelters, stray beagles, and beagles from homes that can no longer keep their dog. We work with both purebred beagles and beagle mixes and we serve all of Arizona.

Arizona Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
1521 W. Dobbins Road   Phoenix,   AZ   85041

Area Served: Arizona

The Arizona Humane Society is the state's largest nonprofit animal welfare and protection agency. Last year, our shelter took in more than 37,000 unwanted, sick, abused and injured animals. A private, nonprofit organization, we are supported by donations and do not receive any government funding. It is our mission to build healthy relationships between people and animals.

Arizona Labrador & Giant Breed Rescue, Inc.
(602) 307-LABS
Rescue Organization
P.O.Box 26116   Phoenix,   AZ   85068

Breeds: Labrador, Mastiff, Great Dane, Newfoundland, Elkhound, Deerhound, St. Bernard
Area Served: Entire State of Arizona

Arizona Labrador & Giant Breed Rescue was formed October 2005 in Phoenix AZ, by a group of experienced dog rescue volunteers who wanted a different kind of rescue group. We are a federally recognized charitable 501(c)3 organization (donations are tax deductible). We are an all volunteer, non profit organization that is dedicated to re-homingLabradors, Great Danes, Mastiffs, Great Pyrenees, Elkhounds, Newfoundlands, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards, Irish Wolfhounds and Deer Hounds. Most of our volunteers have several dogs themselves.Our rescues come from several sources. First and foremost being owner turn-ins -these are dogs whose owners can no longer care for them. We take the dog into our organization rather than having the dog turned over to the Humane Society or Animal Care and Control. There is great value bringing these dogs into our program. They are less likely to be exposed to disease or suffer mental stress by moving from a home situation to a smaller program such as ours. The transition for the dog to the new home is much easier. Owner turn-ins also allow us to have a more complete history of the dog. We participate in the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control New Hope Program. The program allows us to intake dogs that are slated to be euthanized, often for no other reason than a lack of space. In addition, we work with other rescue groups who may not have room for a specific dog. Once we intake a dog it usually will spend time in a foster home. Our foster homes are all volunteers that care for their foster dogs as if they were their own. This includes working on housebreaking, basic training, grooming and medical care. All dogs available for adoption have had a basic veterinary checkup, have current vaccinations and a micro chip.ALGBR is dedicated to educating the public on the breeds we rescue. We participate in both public and private events; educate school children and the general public. We are a non-profit* organization that is run solely on donations and all of our "employees" are unpaid volunteers. We do this because we love these wonderful creatures and we want to place as many as we can into their forever home.

Canine Hiking Club of AZ
Other Organization
P.O. Box 31472   Phoenix,   AZ   85046

Breeds: all
Area Served: All of Arizona

We are a free dog friendly outdoor club. We offer events for various skill levels and are open to all ages, genders and dog breeds. Functions involve hiking, backpacking, car camping, charity walks, and social gatherings. All friendly dogs are welcome.

Heart to Heart Pet-a-rama
Other Organization
8034 N. 6th Pl.   Phoenix,   AZ   85020

Breeds: all
Area Served: Phoenix

The Heart to Heart Pet-a-rama will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2007 at Steele Indian School Park from 9am-epm. The Heart to Heart is an all-day event for dogs and their humans. All funds raised go to research and treatment of animal heart disease (the 2nd leading cause of death in our pets). We feature a 2-mile walkathon and a 10,000 s.f. Adoption Mall where over 50 rescue groups bring hundreds of animals looking for forever homes. In addition, we have pet-friendly vendors and thrilling demonstrations in agility, flyball, drill teams, lure coursing and disc dogs.

The K9 Connection
Other Organization
5925 W. Gambit Trail   Phoenix,   AZ   85085

Area Served: az

The K9 Connection is a nonprofit organization that raises money to purchase protective vests for law enforcement dogs.

Phoenix Area
AZPyrs-Arizona Great Pyrenees Association
Rescue Organization
16118 E Via de Palmas   Gilbert,   AZ   85297

Breeds: Great Pynreees
Area Served: All of AZ

Arizona Great Pyrenees Association concentrates much of its time to the rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation of pure breed Great Pynreees dogs. We are extremely proud of our rescue efforts and results! We vet check, microchip, heartworm test and temperament test each and every dog that comes into our program. Our dogs are fostered in homes - not kennel situations. Veteriany, personal and homes checks are conducted before placement of any animals. AZPyrs does NOT place intact dogs. AZPyrs is also an breed specifc dog club - with a slightly different outlook on "dog clubs". We exist to have f-u-n with our Pyrs; whether that be carting, hiking, therapy work, obedience or just fooling around. Our dogs are our pals!

Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary
Rescue Organization
143 W. Vaughn Avenue   Gilbert,   AZ   85233

Breeds: All
Area Served: Arizona

Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary is a registered nonprofit, volunteer-run organization started in 1993. Friends for Life's rescue work focuses on strays strugging to survive on the streets and the desert. Our volunteers specialize in humane trapping and extended recovery care. Rescued animals are then made available for adoption. Friends for Life also maintains community outreach programs that work hand-in-hand with our rescue efforts, for example, their low-cost spay and neuter program.

Valley Del Sol APBT Club of Arizona
Dog or Kennel Club
12447 N 50th Lane   Glendale,   AZ   85304

Breeds: All
Area Served: Arizona

We are a non-profit UKC club hosting a Multi-Breed Dog Show in Novemeber. Please visit site to see what breeds have been added to the show.

Gabriel's Angels
Other Organization
220 South Mulberry Street   Mesa,   AZ   85202

Breeds: All
Area Served: Phoenix, Tucson

Gabriel's Angels is a nonprofit organization which provides pet therapy to abused, neglected at at-risk children in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Services are currently being established in Tucson as well. In our fiscal year 2004-2005, we served nearly 15,000 children in the Valley. Our goal for 2005-2006 is to reach the more than 25,000 children who need our services. The more than 80 Gabriel's Angels Pet Therapy Teams are all volunteers and their services are provided free of charge to nearly 50 facilities, which include crisis nurseries, domestic violence shelters, foster care facilities, and the like.

The Working Dog
Service Dog Organization
944 W. Main St.   Mesa,   AZ   85201

Breeds: Golden and Labrador Retrievers
Area Served: Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Scottsdale, Mesa

Our group is based to inform pet owners of pet skills needed to save their pets life. We offer many classes from CPR and First Aid, Neonatal Care and Birthing to Pet Safety Classes and Coaching/Training for dogs. Contact us today because you can't 'paws' an emergency!

Power Paws Assistance Dogs
Service Dog Organization
P.O. Box 1163   Scottsdale,   AZ   85252

Breeds: Labs, Goldens
Area Served: US

Our mission at Power Paws Assistance Dogs is to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities, education and continuing support for working assistance dog teams, and to be a resource in the community for people with disabilities.According to the 2000 US Census, over 25 million Americans are unable to walk 1/4 of a mile or even climb 10 stairs without some kind of assistance. At Power Paws, we believe that it is the right of every person to pursue the quality of life they want, and by providing skilled service dogs we can give back to our communities and their citizens.Power Paws, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to empowering adults and children with disabilities for greater independence. We are able to do this through specialized programs.

Tara's Babies Animal Welfare
866 574 9655
Rescue Organization
PO Box 4254   Sedona,   AZ   86340

Breeds: All
Area Served: Arizona

We are a dog and cat rescue located near Payson,Az. We have taken Katrina dogs and cats and also strays and those about to be euthanized in shelters. We provide vet care, adoptions, behavior training, and a forever home to those who have no other options. We are a no kill shelter.

Arizona Greyhound Rescue
Rescue Organization
8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd., PMB 153   Tucson,   AZ   85749

Breeds: greyhounds
Area Served: Tucson and SE Arizona

Arizona Greyhound Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 corporation committed to the belief that every greyhound deserves a loving, permanent and responsible home. We provide the transition from race track to couch including medical care and fostering or socialization. After the adoption, we offer follow-up, mentoring, and a supportive community.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona
520-327-6088 ext. 177
Humane Society or SPCA
3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.   Tucson,   AZ   85716

Breeds: all
Area Served: southern Arizona

Our work: We save the lives and provide shelter and care for over 13,000 homeless, abandoned, lost, and often abused companion animals each year.

Saving Animals From Euthanasia [SAFE]
Rescue Organization
3661 N. Cambell Ave. #220   Tucson,   AZ   85719

Breeds: All
Area Served: Southern Arizona

SAFE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to developing a comprehensive, community-based resolution to the euthanasia of adoptable companion animals. SAFE approaches this through animal rescue, fostering, adoption, sterilization, vaccinations and microchipping. Additionally, SAFE produces and hosts the Arizona Animal Fair each year, an event attended by over 10,000 people and their pets. SAFE established Murphy's Blood Bank, a facility that offers full-service blood banking for dogs and cats, and also partners with the Animal Cruelty Taskforce of Southern Arizona to get pets out of abusive situations and work towards placing them in loving homes

Arkansas Dog-Friendly Organizations

Eureka Springs
Eureka SpringsDog Park
Other Organization
Harmon Park   Eureka Springs,   AR   72632

Breeds: All
Area Served:

We are in the process of building a dog park in our small town of Eureka Springs. We need all the support we can get to raise enough funds to build the fence so we can hopefully open in the spring. We love our dogs and want them and visiting dogs to have a safe fun place to run and play. Please help if you can and visit our Facebook page to find out more.

Little Rock
CARE for Animals, Inc. (Central Arkansas Rescue Effort)
Rescue Organization
5516 Kavanaugh Blvd.   Little Rock,   AR   72217

Breeds: All except aggressive breeds
Area Served: Arkansas

Care for Animals, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 animal rescue and spay/neuter organization. Our purpose is to rescue dogs and cats facing euthanasia in central Arkansas shelters and to decrease the number of homeless and abandoned animals through aggressive spay/neuter prgrams. CARE relies almost entirely on private donations and volunteers to further our mission. Since our inception in 1998, we have successfully rescued more than 2,400 dogs and cats, and have assisted in more than 8,400 free sterilizations for pets from limited-income families.

Doggy Duds and Suds
Dog or Kennel Club
8609 West Markham Shopping Center Suite I   Little Rock,   AR   72205

Breeds: All breeds
Area Served: State of Arkansas

We have a 2500 square foot facility with heat and air conditioning. We have daycare, boarding of birds, cats, small creatures,and dogs. We cater to large and small breeds of animals. WE have the FURminator Shedless Program.

California Dog-Friendly Organizations

Alpine Stagecoach Lions Club
Other Organization
2707 Alpine Blvd   Alpine,   CA   91901

Breeds: all
Area Served: Southern California

Alpine Stagecoach Lions Club is part of Lions International a volunteer service orginization. We help the visually impaired, assist the hearing impaired, provide diabetes awareness, help meet the needs of our community and our club's goal is to raise money to sponsor assistance dogs for special needs individuals.

Auburn - Gold Country North
Ashley Memorial Dog Park Foundation
Other Organization
565 Riverview Drive   Auburn,   CA   95603

Breeds: All
Area Served: Placer County

The Auburn Area Recreational Park District has no funding to build or maintain the dog park. The Ashley Memorial Dog Park is being built by volunteers and dedicated dog enthusiasts for the community of Auburn.

Dog or Kennel Club
15101 SUNNYBANK AVENUE   Bakersfield,   CA   93314

Breeds: border collies
Area Served: central california

We are a non-profit organization promoting family, fun and FUN-d RAISING for our favorite animal charities such as : Border Collie Rescue, Alpha Canine Sanctuary and Guide Dogs for the blind!

Chico Elks Lodge
530 521-2334
Other Organization
1705 Manzanita Court   Chico,   CA   95926

Area Served: Buttte County California

This is the 4th Annual Dog Parade Contest & Chili Cook-Off. The Elks is a non profit org. The proceeds go to local and national children's charities. We have 150 to 200 dogs in this contest. It is very exciting. The Chili Cook-Off is fabulous with local restaurants competing. Everyone is invited. This year we will have barrel roasted Santa Maria style tri tip sandwiches and wine tasting with your dog.

Clear Lake
Lake County Animal Services
Rescue Organization
PO Box 662   Lakeport,   CA   95453

Breeds: all, mostly dogs
Area Served: Lake County, Ca

We are a registered 501(c)3 (non profit) association composed of a group of public and private citizens who have come together with the sole objective of saving lives. While working closely with Lakeport Animal Control in an ongoing effort to lower the overall number of companion animals put to sleep, we welcome the participation of individuals who share our common goals. These common goals include putting aside personal differences and focusing only on the job at hand: saving lives.

Missing Pet Partnership
Other Organization
P.O. Box 2457   Clovis,   CA   93613

Area Served: Nationwide/ Fresno, CA based

Missing Pet Partnership is a national, nonprofit organization based in Fresno providing lost pet behavior and recovery training for animal shelters, humane societies, rescue groups and animal welfare organizations. According to the American Animal Hospital Association's 1995 Pet Owner's Survey, nearly 30% of pet owners in our nation have lost, and never again found, a missing pet. There is a science to finding lost pets, and it is based on a combination of law enforcement techniques used to find lost people and research into the behavior of lost pets. Through educational programs for staff and volunteers of animal welfare organizations, we can alleviate the suffering of lost pets and their owners. We can also have a significant effect on pet overpopulation by returning lost dogs and cats to their owner so they never become strays, and never end up in overcrowded shelters facing an uncertain fate.

Fresno Bully Rescue
Rescue Organization
8547 W. Herndon Avenue   Fresno,   CA   93723

Breeds: American Pit Bull Terriers, Bulldogs, American Staffordshire Terriers, etc.
Area Served: California

Fresno Bully Rescue (FBR) is a volunteer-based, non-profit, no-kill center and sanctuary dedicated to rescuing bully breed dogs (i.e. American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bull Dogs, Bull Terriers, etc.). We provide a healthy and loving temporary home while we look for forever homes for our bullies. We are a 501( c) (3) public charity and all donations to our facility are tax deductible. We are unique in the fact we do have a center that houses nearly 40 dogs and strives to better their quality of life and not keep them in a kennel environment 24/7. All of our dogs get out for walks with our volunteers or play/yard/swim time daily. Besides rescuing and adopting, FBR is also committed to providing educational services in the community, micro-chipping, and promoting spaying and neutering and responsible ownerships of the bully breeds. In addition, FBR is committed to advocating for the bully breeds by providing educational outreach to the high risk communities about the illegal practice of dog fighting, as well as providing mental & physical rehabilitation and training to our bully residents while in our care. Fresno Bully Rescue also is available to provide guidance and assistance to forever families of our dogs during the transition to their forever home.

Service Dogs for Self-Reliance
(559) 271-0205
Service Dog Organization
P.O. Box 9700   Fresno,   CA   93793-9700

Breeds: Labs, Golden ret, Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, and some rescued mixed breeds
Area Served: The United States

Service Dogs for Self-Reliance trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities other than blindness or deafness. We specialize in training service dogs, home help-mates, and social therapy dogs, for children and adults with disabilities.

Hollywood - West LA
Friends of the Culver City Dog Park
Other Organization
P O Box 4129   Culver City,   CA   90230

Breeds: N/A
Area Served: L.A. County Area

A 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to bringing an off-leash dog park to Culver City, CA. The organization is working to raise the money to build the park which will be located at The Boneyard in Culver City Park, Duquesne & Jefferson. Goal date for opening is by the end of 2004. Park will be paid for with grants and fundraising by the Friends and not with any city funds.

LA Beach Area
The PetCare Company
310 320 7727
Other Organization
1630 Pacific Coast Highway   Hermosa Beach,   CA   90254

Breeds: small and large breeds
Area Served: El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance

We own a pet store that has dedicated a large portion of our 7,500 to the adoption of rescues. Ken-Mar Rescue provides the orphans after they have been vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Before coming to the store, they stay at Ken or Martie's house (Ken-Mar) for a few days, in order to notate any behavioral issues and make the transition less stressful. Orphans (we refer to them as guests because they are only visiting until loving committed homes can be found) are housed in large custom made dens and socialized in our day care. Once a good parent has been found, the orphan is hand delivered to their new home and a thorough home inspection is performed before the final decision is made. At this point, the New Parent packet is provided, including free bag of food and treats, free grooming, free day care, DVD on how to train a rescue, free personalized id tag and life long registration with a national lost and found registry and other important information.

Friends of the Redondo Beach Dog Park
(310) 376-9263
Other Organization
200 Flagler Lane   Redondo Beach,   CA   90277

Area Served: South Bay, Los Angeles

The Redondo Beach Dog Park is part of Dominguez Park and is on land leased from the Edison Company. "Friends of the Redondo Beach Dog Park, Inc." is a not for profit California corporation comprised of a board of directors with elected officers, all volunteers.

Rover Rescue
Rescue Organization
402-B. North Gertruda   Redondo Beach,   CA   90277

Breeds: All
Area Served: Los Angeles area, South Bay, Orange County, Inland Empire

Rover Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to rescuing and placing homeless dogs from Los Angeles area animal shelters. Rover Rescue all breeds and sizes of dogs, including sick and/or injured dogs. We are also committed to educating the public about responsible pet ownership, specifically in the areas of care, adoption, and spay/neuter. Rover Rescue runs a very successful Spay/Neuter voucher program for low income families - providing low or no cost altering surgeries to those who could not otherwise afford them.

Lake Arrowhead
Mountains' Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
P.O. Box 452   Lake Arrowhead,   CA   92325

Breeds: all breeds of dogs and cats, once in awhile a rabbit or bird
Area Served: 12 mountain communities in the san bernardino mountains

We provide adoptions, foster homes, emergency medical help for 12 localmountain community animals. We have 2 major fundraisers, Strut your Mutt and a Benefit Dinner. We have rescued dogs with pups in the snow to neglected or abuse animals. If you require more information I can send you something in the mail.

Lake Tahoe
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
Humane Society or SPCA
P.O. Box 9041   Truckee,   CA   96162

Breeds: All
Area Served: Truckee/North Lake Tahoe

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/neuter services, and humane education programs. We are a volunteer-run organization and welcome new volunteers!

Long Beach Area
Sunny Saints, California Saint Bernard Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 870   Bellflower,   CA   90707

Breeds: Saint Bernard
Area Served: California

Sunny Saints Saint Bernard Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming adoptable lost, abandoned, or surrendered Saint Bernards.

BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids)
Other Organization
   Long Beach,   CA   90815

Breeds: All types
Area Served: Southern California

BARK provides certified therapy dogs to schools and libraries for programs from one day to once a week for six weeks. Children love to read out loud to dogs who are friendly and non-judgmental. Teachers find the children in reading dog programs increase their joy for reading, self-esteem, and reading skills.

BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids)
Other Organization
2294 Roswell Avenue, Rear Unit   Long Beach,   CA   90815

Breeds: All
Area Served: Los Angeles and Orange Counties

BARK is a volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Contact us to have your dog certified as a therapy dog or to join BARK. We find the locations, provide supplies, and make it easy for you to volunteer with your dog!

Friends of El Dorado Dog Park
Other Organization
P.O. Box 8620   Long Beach,   CA   90808

Breeds: All
Area Served: Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor,

While our immediate goal is to raise funds to create, maintain andimprove a spacious off-leash dog park in El Dorado Regional Park, wehope, in addition, to make this park more than just a field of fencedgrass and trees.El Dorado Dog Park will not only provide off-leash playtime for dogsand their owners, but will also be a place to encourage responsiblepet ownership and to build community awareness of animal welfareissues through classes and special events.

Haute Dogs
Other Organization
5209 E. The Toledo #1   Long Beach,   CA   90803

Area Served: Southern California

The Haute Dog organization (pronounced HOT) is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.

Los Angeles
Busy Beagles
(310) 450-9493
Other Organization
   Los Angeles,   CA  

Breeds: beagle
Area Served: Los Angeles

Busy Beagles is an informal social group of beagles and their people guardians. We get together the first Saturday of each month at 9:00am at the Barrington small dog park in Brentwood. All beagles, beagle-mixes, and their small dog siblings are welcome. We also encourage prospective beagle guardians to join us so they can find out all about beagle companionship. Our get togethers require no fee or commitment, just a dog-friendly spirit!

Found Animals Foundation

Other Organization
   Los Angeles,   CA  

Breeds: All
Area Served: Los Angeles

Found Animals Foundation is a private operating foundation with a singular focus: to reduce the number of pets euthanized every day due to pet overpopulation. Working with local communities and animal care professionals, they deliver innovative community-based adoption, spay & neuter and pet ID programs, while offering a wealth of trusted educational resources. In addition, they fund research annually that is dedicated to solving critical animal welfare challenges. This includes the international Michelson Prize & Grants offering a $25 million prize to the individual or organization who can create a single dose, non surgical, sterilant for dogs and cats.

Marin - North Bay
Marin Humane Society
415 883 4621
Humane Society or SPCA
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd   Novato,   CA   94949

Breeds: all
Area Served: Bay Area

Founded in 1907, The Marin Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year through myriad community services, including adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more.

Mendocino Coast Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
19691 Summers Lane   Fort Bragg,   CA   95437

Breeds: All
Area Served: Mendocino Coast

No-kill Shelter serving the Mendocino Coast, assisting lost & homeless pets. We offer low cost spay/neuter in out Shelter.

Merced Dog Owners Group
Dog or Kennel Club
   Merced,   CA   95340

Breeds: All
Area Served: Merced County

We are a non-profit organization working with the City of Merced to build Merced's first off-leash DOG PARK! We sponsor dog activities and educate the public about responsible dog ownership. The city has set aside land, now we need to raise the money to build the fence. Go to our website for current events & how you can help.

Pet Haven Rescue
Rescue Organization
40485 M.H.S. Rd #153   Murrieta,   CA   92563

Breeds: All
Area Served: Riverside County, San Diego, and Orange County

West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue

Rescue Organization
39252 Winchester Rd #107-253   Murrieta,   CA   92563

Breeds: Mastiff, Great Dane, St Bernard, (any other Large Breed)
Area Served: CA - OR - AZ

The mission of West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue, Inc. is to provide shelter, food, supplies, services and medical care for homeless large breed Dogs and to place them with appropriate adoptive families.

Oakland - East Bay
Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
P O Box 2794   Castro Valley,   CA   94546

Breeds: Cats and Dogs
Area Served: Alameda County, California

We rescue and re-home mostly dogs and cats who are ready for euthanasia either because of temperment or medical conditions. We take some owner surrender animals and have an owner assist program wherein an owner is able to keep their companion animal until we find a home for them.

Service Dog Organization
1647 Willow Pass Road #157   Concord,   CA   94520-2611

Breeds: Primarily Labradors, Goldens, and crosses
Area Served: Northern CA -- expanding to cover the 7 Western states in 2010

Dogs4Diabetics (D4D) is an innovative nonprofit organization that trains assistance dogs to recognize and alert on low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in insulin-dependent diabetics. While blood sugar monitoring continues to be a diabetic's primary tool, D4D dogs provide a critical, early alert to impending, life-threatening drops in blood sugar levels 24-7. With their astonishing sense of smell, D4D dogs can reliably and accurately alert their partners BEFORE they become symptomatic.something even the most advanced medical equipment still cannot do! Granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2004 and accredited by Assistance Dogs International, Dogs4Diabetics needs your help to continue creating these life-saving partnerships. A program of training, placement and follow-up support is offered to insulin-dependent diabetics free of charge. All D4D dogs live in foster homes until they are placed with their diabetic partner; no D4D dog ever lives in a kennel.

Furry Friends Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 7270   Fremont,   CA   94537

Breeds: All - pure breeds and mix
Area Served: No. California

Furry Friends Rescue is an all volunteer non-profit companion animal rescue for Northern California. We home foster all our rescue dogs and cats.

East Bay Animal Advocates
(925) 487-4419
Rescue Organization
P. O. Box 1406   Martinez,   CA   94553

Area Served: California

East Bay Animal Advocates is a registered nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through frequent education outreach and direct aid at the grassroots-level, EBAA strives for a better future for humans andnon-humans.

Golden Gate Springer Rescue
Rescue Organization
4016 Canon Avenue   Oakland,   CA   94602

Breeds: English Springer Spaniels and ESS mixes
Area Served: northern California (north of Fresno)

Rescue of English Springer Spaniels and ESS mixes thru adoptions, foster care, shelter evaluations, ESS breed info, phone consults and referrals to dog training, etc.

Alameda County Sheriff K9 Association
Service Dog Organization
6689 Owens Drive Suite 100   Pleasanton,   CA   94588

Breeds: German Shepard, belgian malinois
Area Served: Oakland, San Leandro, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, Pleasanton, Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont, Union City, Alameda, Emeryville, Berkeley, Newark

The Alameda County Sheriff K-9 Association is a non-profit organization to purchase ballistic vests and safety equipment for our dogs. Also to provide medical care for retired dogs and funeral expenses for dogs that pass away.

Orange County Beaches
Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(714) 596-7387
Humane Society or SPCA
9582 Hamilton Avenue #164   Huntington Beach,   CA   92646

Area Served: Orange County

The organization's programs include cruelty prevention; veterinary care for sick and injured animals; subsidized spay/neuter, feral cat rescue; humane education in the classroom; refuge for pets of domestic violence victims; and pet-assisted therapy. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt charity.

Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Humane Society or SPCA
PO Box 6507   Huntington Beach,   CA   92615

Area Served: Orange County California

Surf City Animal Response Team

Other Organization
18685-A Main Street PMB 458   Huntington Beach,   CA   92648

Breeds: All domestic animals
Area Served: United States

SCART is a non-profit organization and was founded to respond to pet needs and assist other agencies during a local or national disaster or crisis. We educate the public on how to prepare for a disaster and care for their pets before, during, and after an emergency. We also assist local and national agencies by responding with trained volunteers, which can include search and rescue and/or sheltering management teams. We are an all-volunteer organization and rely on fundraisers and donations to support our team and their efforts. Please feel free to browse our website ( you can learn more about us and review our upcoming events and training sessions.

Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond
(805) 208-4322
Rescue Organization
9151 Atlanta Avenue #5006   Huntington Beach,   CA   92615

Breeds: West Highland White Terriers
Area Served: California

Westie Rescue of Orange County (WROC) is a 100% nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of forgotten West Highland White Terriers. WROC is run entirely by volunteers, rescuing stray animals from shelters that have not been adopted, reclaimed by their owners, or abandoned. Our rescues are cared for in private homes where they receive medical care and rehabilitation.

Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond
(805) 208-4322
Rescue Organization
9151 Atlanta Ave #5006   Huntington Beach,   CA   92615

Breeds: West Highland White Terriers
Area Served: California, Arizona, Nevada

Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to saving the lives of forgotten West Highland White Terriers. WROC is run entirely by volunteers, rescuing stray animals from shelters that have not been adopted, reclaimed by their owners, or abandoned. Our rescues are cared for in private homes where they receive medical care and rehabilitation.We specialize in Westie skin issues, work with a behaviorist for special needs dogs, and senior Westies have a special place in our hearts.

Orange County South
Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutrtionist
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 723   Dana Point,   CA   92629

Breeds: All-breed dog rescue
Area Served: Southern California

Ariel Ask Ariel provides education about holistic pet care and the treatment of cats and dogs using nutrition, diet, vitamins and supplements. It is a completely library of information about pet health, pet nutrition and common pet diseases, particularly those that affect newly rescued shelter animals. It features photos of many rescued animals that would have otherwise been euthanized. Ask Ariel is the fundraising arm for Ariel Rescue, our non-profit charity that saves the lives of shelter dogs in impoverished communities.

AHF Pet Partners of Southern California
Other Organization
22365 El Toro Road, #240   Lake Forest,   CA   92630

Breeds: All
Area Served: Southern California

Pet Partners of Orange County is an organization which supports and promotes the Delta Society Pet Partners Program goals in Orange County and throughout Southern California. Our registered pet partner teams do visits in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, senior long-term and day-care centers, childrens shelters, etc. We conduct workshops and evaluations, mentor new members in Orange County, set up additional facilities to visit and have booths at dog walks and other major events. Potential pet partner teams must complete an 8 hour Team Training Course and observational visit prior to being evaluated.

Palo Alto - Peninsula
San Mateo Dog Training Club, Inc.
Dog or Kennel Club
217 Old County Rd #8   San Carlos,   CA   94070

Breeds: All breed and mixed breed
Area Served: San Francisco Bay Area / Peninsula

San Mateo Dog Training Club, Inc. is an AKC licensed and non-profit training club offering all levels of dog training from puppies to pets to performance. SMDTC is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of the Peninsula with a 3200 sq ft indoor training facility. Positive training methods are employed to provide focused enrichment for both dog and handler. Monthly specialty classes for teams ready for the the obedience or rally ring are offered as well as Canine Freestyle. Check website for more information and FUN!

Pasadena - East LA
Basset Hound Rescue Southern California
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 88   Whittier,   CA   90608-0088

Breeds: Basset Hound
Area Served: All Southern California Counties

To offer sanctuary, healing and placement into a new family to distressed, abandoned, injured or homeless Hounds. We work to raise funds to save as many Hounds as possible and constantly strive to grow our network of volunteers and foster homes.

Benton Dog Park
Other Organization
1700 Airpark Drive   Redding,   CA   96001

Breeds: All
Area Served: Redding CA area

We are a non profit off leash dog park. Where your dog can socialize and exercise in a safe environment. You do need to be present and watch your dog. It is a 2 acre fully enclosed area. Come join us!

Rio Linda
Rio Linda Elverta Park District
Other Organization
810 Oak Lane   Rio Linda,   CA   95673

Breeds: all
Area Served: all

We are a park district that is having a grand opening for our dog park on May 5th at 10am. 6601 West 2nd street, rio linda, 95673. dog games, doggy parade, doggy buscuits, doggie paws, doggie kissing booth. vendors welcome.

Alleys Rescued Angels Siberian Husky Rescue
951 532 0491
Rescue Organization
PO Box 79246   Corona,   CA   92877

Breeds: Siberian Husky
Area Served: Los Angeles, Corona, Southern California

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned siberian Huskies throughout Los Angeles, Southern California and beyond. In the last year alone we have saved over 300 dogs from euthanasia and placed them in loving homes.All donations are tax deductible.

Toy Dog Meetup
Other Organization
7100 Fair Oaks Blvd   Carmichael,   CA   95835

Breeds: All dogs under 35 pounds and up to date on shots
Area Served: Sacramento and surrounding areas

We are a toy dog meet up group that gets together for playdates to help socialize our dogs. We meet three times a month, the second Friday, third Saturday and last Sunday of each month. There is no fee to join the group or attend the meetings/playdates. We meet at Carmichael Park in the small dog area of the Canine Corral. Dogs must be up to date on their shots to use the park. This is an informal get together and we just have fun with our dogs.

POOCH (Pet Owners Organization of Citrus Heights
Other Organization
P.O. Box 962   Citrus Heights,   CA   95611

Breeds: all
Area Served: Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado Counties

POOCH IS A 501C (C3)non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and their owners through recreational facilities, rescue efforts, humane training and responsible ownership. Operates a 3 acre dogpark at C-Bar-C PARK, located on Oak Ave. between Kenneth and Fair Oaks Blvd, in Citrus Heights, Ca 95610. Offers grassy, wooded area for dogs to run.

W.O.O.F. "We Offer Off-leash Fun"
Other Organization
8820 Elk Grove Blvd   Elk Grove,   CA   95624

Breeds: All
Area Served: Elk Grove, CA

We are the Elk Grove Dog Park Advisory Committee, called W.O.O.F. which stands for We Offer Off-leash Fun. Our committee is through the Elk Grove Community Services District, Parks and Rec. We meet on a regular basis to discuss issues with the two Elk Grove dog parks, make suggestions for improvements, we are actively at the dog parks on a regular basis educating and monitoring the dog park conditions, we also hold fundraising events to raise money to improve the dog parks and hope to get more dog parks approved in additional parks in Elk Grove. We are always looking for new memebers and welcome any feedback and involvement.

Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary
Rescue Organization
7495 Natomas Road   Elverta,   CA   95626

Breeds: Golden Retriever, Flat Coated Retrievers, Golden Retriever/Lab mix
Area Served: California, Western Nevada, Southern Oregon

Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. is a local non-profit, all volunteer rescue organization dedicated to securing safe, loving homes for displaced or homeless Golden Retrievers. The organization receives Golden Retrievers from owners who can no longer care for them because of changing circumstances in their lives. We also maintain close working relationships with animal shelters to ensure that Goldens are relinquished to us instead of being euthanized at the shelter. We also rescue Golden Retrievers found wandering the streets or reported to us by concerned neighbors. Homeward Bound rescues Goldens of all ages and medical conditions.

Sacramento SPCA
916 383 7387 x 9102
Humane Society or SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Road   Sacramento,   CA   95828

Breeds: All
Area Served: Sacramento County

The Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) was established 1894 and is dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment of all animals in the Sacramento area. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for unwanted, abandoned and mistreated pets until they can be placed into loving homes. Through proactive intervention, public education and community outreach, the Sacramento SPCA seeks to promote respect for all life by breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect and pet overpopulation in our communities.

Sacramento Valley Boxer Club

Dog or Kennel Club
   Sacramento,   CA  

Breeds: Boxers
Area Served:

our club supports organizations such as Animal Shelters, the SPCA, Pet Pac, ABC, Canine Health Research, Dog Rescue Organizations, and we also helps in efforts to educate the public in responsible animal care and ownership.

San Diego
Pit Bull Rescue San Diego
Rescue Organization
PMB 268, 5694 Mission Center Road #602   San Diego,   CA   92108

Breeds: Bully Breeds and mixes
Area Served: San Diego County

Pit Bull Rescue San Diego is a volunteer run, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing Pit Bulls. We are devoted to helping Pit Bulls obtain a positive image through education, despite the image that the general public has of them due to misinformation and media sensationalism. We advocate spaying/neutering and responsible Pit Bull ownership, as well as battling backyard breeding, dog fighting, and inhumane treatment of this wonderful breed.

San Diego Assistance Dog Club
Service Dog Organization
   San Diego,   CA  

Breeds: All
Area Served: San Diego

We are a support group for those partnered with an Assistance Dog who need brush-up skills or support. We also help those without an Assistance Dog find a program or trainer. On limited basis we will help people train their own dog to assist them. Special activities we have are short workshops, training sessions and field trips. We presently meet once a month and we are working on our non-profit status.

San Diego Golden Retriever Meetup Group
Dog or Kennel Club
Off leash dog areas and beaches in San Diego County   San Diego,   CA   92126

Breeds: Golden Retrievers
Area Served: San Diego

The San Diego Golden Retriever Meetup Group is a place for Golden Retriever owners and lovers to get together to trade tales and training tips, while their Goldens enjoy the company of their cousins. There is no charge to join our group, or to attend our meetups.

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
5500 Gaines Street   San Diego,   CA   92110

Breeds: All
Area Served: San Diego County and other areas as needed

Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals and for owned animals through public training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, providing adult and youth education programs, sharing animals through pet-assisted therapy and rescuing animals in emergency situations.

A private nonprofit organization that receives no public or government funding, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from the society's antique consignment store in La Jolla (Glorious Antiques) and some fees for service.

As one of oldest animal welfare organizations in San Diego, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is more than just an animal shelter. The Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide breadth of programs and services that promote the human-animal bond.

Senior Mutt Match

Other Organization
   San Diego,   CA   92084

Breeds: All breeds ages 5 and over
Area Served: San Diego

The mission of Senior Mutt Match is to help promote the adoption of senior dogs ("senior" is from 5-12 years young depending on the breed) from shelters and rescue groups in the San Diego community. We want to educate the San Diego community in general and senior citizens specifically, about the wonderful benefits of adopting a senior mutt. We post photos and bios of adoptable senior dogs from over 14 rescues and shelters in San Diego and hope to find loving, forever homes for all of them.

San Diego County North
Sage Canyon Animal Sanctuary
Other Organization
44444 Sage Road   Aguanga,   CA   92536

Breeds: All
Area Served: Southern California

S.C.A.S. is a privately owned and runned non-profit no kill sanctuary that is located in Riverside County California. We are dependant on charitable donations. The health and happiness of all of our dogs is our number one priority. We offer adoption and volunteer opportunities for anyone who qualifies.

jewel in lotus
Other Organization
1619 MAPLELEAF CT.   Encinitas,   CA   92024

Area Served: Encinitas Ca

We are a Buddhist group that offers: healing prayers; private consults by appointment. We will be in varius cafes that are doggy friendly in the Encinitas area. Call Chris 760 633-4544 or Donna 760-305-3792 donations needed. Oh mani Padme ohm

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA North Campus
Humane Society or SPCA
2905 San Luis Rey Road   Oceanside,   CA   92058

Area Served: San Diego County

A private nonprofit organization that receives no government grant funding, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from it retail outlets and some fees for service.

Our Vision is to Inspire and Engage the Community to End Animal Suffering.

Our Mission is too promote the humane treatment of animals, to prevent cruelty to animals,and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond.

The following services may be provided at either the North Campus and/or Gaines Campus:

Comprehensive Medical & Behavioral Services for Humane Society Animals
On-Site and Mobile Adoptions
(All come with spay/neuter, microchips, shots, health & behavioral tested, etc.)
Intake of Owner-Relinquished Pets & Pets from other Shelters
Litter Abatement Program (Spaying/Neutering parent animals of relinquished litters.)
Foster Care Program
Owner Requested Euthanasia (For terminally ill or suffering animals.)
Pet Loss Support Group
Pet-Assisted Therapy
Animal Cruelty and Neglect Investigations
Animal Rescue Reserve
Behavior Helpline & Private Behavioral Consultations
Behavior & Training Classes
Educational Programs for Youth & Adults
Scout Programs
Campus Tours
Pet PALS Kid's Club
Animal Adventure Camp

San Diego I-15 Corridor
German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of De Luz Mountain Empire
Rescue Organization
PO Box 974   Bonsall,   CA   92003-0974

Breeds: German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers
Area Served: San Diego, Orange County and Riverside County

We are a breed-specific Rescue specializing in German Shorthaired Pointers. As a not-for-profit organization, we operate through volunteers and networking to assure proper placement and lifetime assistance for each dog and enjoyment by adopting families.

San Fernando Valley
Hearts for Hounds
818 788-5840
Rescue Organization
15142 Hartsook Street   Sherman Oaks,   CA   91403

Breeds: small dogs all breeds
Area Served: Victorville to the San Fernando Valley

We resue dogs from shelters and move them into a home environment where they receive full medical care. We work from our website to find the perfect match in a loving home. We are a non-profit organization. We need business events for an adoption opportunity.

Animal Rescue Volunteers
Rescue Organization
1464 Madera Rd #N350   Simi Valley,   CA   93065

Area Served: Ventura County and Los Angeles County

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that began in 1994. We are all non paid volunteers who love animals and wish to make a difference by helping end the pet over population problem and rescuing abandoned animals. We are a well respected, long-standing organization that fosters pets in our homes and adopt them to the Ventura and Los Angeles county communities. We feed, house, spay/neuter, microchip and provide medical care, behavior evaluation and behavior modification for animals that have been rescued from animal shelters, or from a natural disaster. We hold weekly adoptions at PetSmart in Simi Valley to find the very best home for each animal.

Animal Rescue Volunteers
(805) 579-8047
Rescue Organization
1464 Madera Rd., #N350   Simi Valley,   CA   93065

Breeds: All
Area Served: Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Ventura County

Our mission is to make a difference to the pet over population problem by rescuing and re-homing abandoned animals in the Simi Valley Community as well as the greater Ventura and Los Angeles County areas. In working with local animal shelters, veterinarians, and other rescue groups, we locate animals most in need of care. While in our foster care, we ensure animals are properly fed and exercised, spay/neutered, microchipped and have high quality medical attention. Animal Rescue Volunteers (ARV), Inc. is a non-profit organization which began in 1994. We are all volunteers who love animals and wish to make a difference. We welcome all who wish to volunteer in whatever capacity they can! Please contact us today if you'd like to volunteer or are interested in adopting one of our fantastic animals!

Rescue Me Incorporated
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 385   Woodland Hills,   CA   91365-0385

Area Served: Southern Calif.

To empower and educate our community, to end the cycle of violence in the lives of our k-9 companions. We also serve the community by rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing the animals in our care. We are the rescues rescue. We focus a great deal of our attention on assisting other rescue organizations, as well as the general public. Our hope is that no rescue organization will ever be forced to turn down an animal in need due to a health problem, or high medical bills. We at Rescue Me, Incorporated believe that the high cost of a medical procedure should not determine if an animal should live or die. We are also involved heavily in animal rescue, rehabilitation and placement. We are very careful in the placement of our animals. It is our job and responsibility to see that our animals go to the perfect life-long, loving home. We have a very extensive and careful screening process to insure that our animals find the perfect forever home. One of our goals is to help cut the euthanasia rate by educating the public on the importance of animal rescue and spay/neuter programs.

San Jose
Lincoln Hound Society
(408) 244-2535
Service Dog Organization
1346 The Alameda, Suite 7-306   San Jose,   CA   95126

Breeds: All
Area Served: Santa Clara County

Lincoln Hound Society is a group of conscientious dog owners who are seeking to promote responsible dog ownership, community involvement and the formation of city sanctified Dog Parks within the City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara, California and surrounding areas.

Friends o fthe Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
Other Organization
PO Box 132   Santa Clara,   CA   95052

Breeds: All
Area Served: Santa Clara, Monte Sereno and Campbell, CA

Our mission is to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA), increase awareness of its programs and services, and to work to reduce the companion animal overpopulation problem. Our goal is to ensure the well-being of animals through education, outreach, and fund raising. We also aim to establish programs which will support SVACA and benefit the animals in its care.We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 formed in 2008. We have no paid officers or staff and are a completely volunteer organization. We have 5 volunteer Board Members; Caryn Linn - President, Eva Schmitz - Treasurer, Reina Remigio - Secretary, Jamie-Sue West - Member at Large. We also have a few volunteers that help us in a variety of ways. Our vision is to help SVACA find loving families for every adoptable companion animal, assist with financial support for ill and injured animals, and work to reduce the companion animal overpopulation problem in our area.

GPA-NORCAL/Greyhound Adoption California
Rescue Organization
1582 Wright Avenue   Sunnyvale,   CA   94087

Breeds: Retired Racing Greyhounds
Area Served: Northern California

We rescue retired racing Greyhounds from the track and find good homes for them. Our Greyhounds are spayed/neutered, teeth cleaned, given a complete vet check, shots and blood work. They are then placed in foster homes for a minimum of two weeks to socialize them. After going through our adoption process, we then match the appropriate Greyhound to the adopter.

San Luis Obispo
Five Cities Dog Park Association
Other Organization
P.O. Box 61   Pismo Beach,   CA   93448

Breeds: All
Area Served: Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Oceano

The Five Cities Dog Park Association was created to locate and create a suitable area for Five Cites residents to run their dogs off-leash. The association is committed to facilitating and maintaining an off-leash park through volunteering and donations from the community. The association is a non-profit organization.

Santa Clarita
Jin-Sohl Jindo Dog Rescue

Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1364   Santa Clarita,   CA   91386-1364

Breeds: Korean Jindo Dogs
Area Served: Southern California

Jin-Sohl Jindo Dog Rescue is an organization dedicated to educating the public about Jindo dogs, to providing support and guidance to Jindo owners, and to rescuing Jindos from Southern California shelters when possible.

Santa Cruz
C-DOG (Coastal Dog Owners Group)
Other Organization
500 Oak Drive   Capitola,   CA   95010

Area Served: Santa Cruz County

Coastal Dog Owners Group is a volunteer run 501(c)3 non-profit organization.Our mission is to:- Provide education on sensible dog ownership and off-leash exercise options- Make good news about dogs in the community- Support for local pet non-profit organizations- Support humane, dog friendly positive training methods - Having fun while being with our dogs!"Making the community richer through sensible dog ownership"

(831) 465-5000
Humane Society or SPCA
2685 Chanticleer Ave.   Santa Cruz,   CA   95065

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northern California

Established in 1938, the purpose of the Santa Cruz SPCA is to ensure the best possible quality of life for animals and to promote respect and reverence for all. We do not receive any federal, state, or local government funding. We are a no-kill shelter that adopts out close to 150 animals a month to kind and loving homes.

We offer:
Volunteer Opportunities
Free Food Bank
Shelter to Shelter Transfer

Santa Cruz Pugs
Other Organization
Events at various dog parks around Santa Cruz   Santa Cruz,   CA   95060

Breeds: Pug
Area Served: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Ben Lomond, Felton

We are a free pug play group, open to all. No cost to attend, and attendance is not restricted to pugs. All dogs welcome. We hold events on the 2nd and 4th Sunday's of every month, as well as Wednesday evenings in the summer, and holiday parties. See our events calendar for more info, which can be found on our website.

Woofers & Walkers
Other Organization
121 First Avenue   Santa Cruz,   CA   95062

Breeds: All
Area Served: Santa Cruz County

Woofers & Walkers is a collective of responsible dog owners that enjoy having fun, getting exercise and sharing a meal alongside their pooches. Some of our walks are docent-led and informative, like the Capitola History Dog Walk that talks about the dog history of Capitola Village.Every Sunday, we go for an hour and a half walk with our dogs, then have Yappy Hour at a dog-friendly restaurant. The walks are free. During summer months, we also have Doggie Drive-in (a free movie with your dog) and Cafe Canine (free live acoustic music with your dog).Occasionally, we also have other events.

Santa Maria
WOOF! Winners Of Off-leash Recreation
(805) 929-7406
Other Organization
221 Town Center East #100   Santa Maria,   CA   93458

Breeds: all
Area Served: Santa Maria Valley

Winners Of Off-leash Freedom (WOOF) is a non-profit organization formed in 2001 to advocate for off-leash recreational areas in the Santa Maria Valley. WOOF celebrated the opening of WOOF Pac Park on Feb. 24, 2002. Called the "Pick of the Litter" by the "Dog Lovers Companion to California," the park provides ample space in separate small and big dog areas for dogs and their people to socialize with their peers.

Winners Of -Offleash Freedom, Inc. (WOOF!)
Other Organization
221 Town Center West, #100   Santa Maria,   CA   93458

Breeds: All
Area Served: Santa Maria Valley

We are a 501(3)(c) non profit corp dedicated to helping to create off-leash recreation areas for dogs and their owners. We have an annual event at the first off-leash dog park that we helped create, (Woof Pac Park in Waller Park in Santa Maria) the last Saturday of each June.

Labrador Harbor, Inc.
Other Organization
P.O. Box 712552   Santee,   CA   92072

Breeds: Labrador Retrievers
Area Served: All of California

Labrador Harbor is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that provides funding for privately owned Labs, and Labs in Rescue in California who need medical intervention and/or training intervention to enhance their quality of life. It is our goal to eliminate euthanasia that occurs due to lack of financial resources of owners and rescue organizations. Please see our website for additional information, including eligibility criteria and application process.

Sonoma Wine Country
Wine Country Greyhound Adoption
Rescue Organization
PO Box 6266   Santa Rosa,   CA   95406

Breeds: Greyhounds
Area Served: Wine Country of the North Bay Area

WCGA is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding caring, permanent homes for retired racing greyhounds, and to provide support and guidance for the adopted dogs and their families. We endeavor to educate the public of the plight of these wonderful dogs and demonstrate what loving companions they make.

Sonora - Gold Country South
Therapy Dogs of the Sierra

Service Dog Organization
14801 Lakeside Dr.   Sonora,   CA   95370

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northern California

Therapy Dogs of the Sierra is Chapter #186 of Therapy Dogs International. We have approximately 70 dogs and handlers in the chapter, mostly in Tuolumne County. We visit most of the hospitals, rest homes, WATCH programs, ICES, Paws to Read programs at the library, and pre schools in the county bringing a little cheer to the residents. We also participate in the annual Christmas Parade, Mother Lode Parade and sponsor the annual Happy Paws Dog Walk with proceeds donated to the Humane Society of Tuolumne County and Rose Wolf Wildlife Rehab Center

Ventura - Oxnard
805 654-5158
Service Dog Organization
800 S Victoria Av #3320   Ventura,   CA   93009

Area Served: Ventura County, CA

The Ventura Sheriff K9 Foundation was organized to support the Ventura County Sheriff's Department canine program. Public monies pay the canine handler's salary and the cost of a basic patrol unit. Private donations pay for the cost of the dog, modifications to the patrol unit, special equipment, ongoing training for the dog and the handler, medical and food for the dog. It costs about $14,000.00 to put a trained dog in a modified unit with a trained handler.

Homemade Natural Dog Food
Other Organization
6030 W. Dartmouth Ave.   Visalia,   CA   93277

Breeds: All
Area Served: Worldwide

Homemade Natural Dog Food offers recipes, advice, and information about caring for your dog. We provide articles on various dog-care topics such as healthy food choices, weight management, canine disease, and general health maintenance for all dogs.

Monterey Bay Dog Training Club, Inc.
Dog or Kennel Club
P.O. Box 1022   Watsonville,   CA   95077

Breeds: All Dogs
Area Served: Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, San Benito County

Monterey Bay Dog Training Club has been providing a wide range of obedience, agility and rally classes and events in the Monterey Bay area for more than 40 years. A non profit organization whose mission is to create good canine citizens and promote responsible pet ownership conducts training in Watsonville, Capitola and Soquel year round. The club's philanthropy efforts support UC Davis Veterinary School scholarships, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Canine Companions for Independence and provide emergency assistance as needed to various rescue groups. Members participate in a variety of events such as the Morris Foundation Walk to Cure Canine Cancer, the Woof to Woof fundraising event for Vista Center for the Blind and Annie's Blankets.

Monterey Bay Dog Training Club, Inc.
Dog or Kennel Club
P.O. Box1022   Watsonville,   CA   95077

Breeds: ALL including Mixed Breeds!
Area Served: Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, San Benito County

Monterey Bay Dog Training Club has been providing a wide range of obedience, agility and rally classes and events in the Monterey Bay area for more than 40 years. A non profit organization whose mission is to create good canine citizens and promote responsible pet ownership conducts training in Watsonville, Capitola and Soquel year round. The club's philanthropy efforts support UC Davis Veterinary School scholarships, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Canine Companions for Independence and provide emergency assistance as needed to various rescue groups. Members participate in a variety of events such as the Morris Foundation Walk to Cure Canine Cancer, the Woof to Woof fundraising event for Vista Center for the Blind and Annie's Blankets.

Colorado Dog-Friendly Organizations

Mile High Weimaraner Club- Rescue
Rescue Organization
MHWC Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 1220, Brighton, CO 80601   Brighton,   CO   80601

Breeds: Weimaraner
Area Served: Denver Metro

Welcome to Mile High Weimaraner RescueMile High Weimaraner Rescue (MHWR) is an organization operated soley by volunteers dedicated to the welfare of the Weimaraner breed. MHWR is a rescue group who operates on donations and the support of the Weimaraner Foundation Fund - Rescue Committee, which is part of the Weimaraner Club of America. When a Weimaraner is placed in a new home an adoption fee is required in order to help with the expenses of rehoming Weimaraners. Expenses incurred by rescue include: spaying, neutering, vaccinations, veterinary care, microchips, and heartworm testing. Expenses incurred locally by rescue include: advertising, collars, leashes, tags, crates, dog beds, books, administrative expenses, etc.MHWR is located in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. MHWR does not place Weimaraners outside of a four hour drive from Denver. If you want to adopt a MHWR Weimaraner, you must come to the location where the Weimaraner is kept or arrange for transportation.We do not have a facility to house the Weimaraners that are available for adoption. Available Weimaraners are kept in their own home, in a foster home, in a boarding kennel, or in a shelter until they can find their new home.

Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1623   Broomfield,   CO   80020

Breeds: Labrador Retrievers
Area Served: Rocky Mountain region

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Labs and Lab mixes from shelters all over the country. We adopt them out through a rigorous adoption process.

Colorado Greyhound Adoption
Rescue Organization
PO Box 2404   Centennial,   CO   80112

Breeds: Greyhound
Area Served: Colorado and surrounding states

Placing retired racing greyhounds into permanent, loving homes.

Colorado Springs
Pet Care Services Association
Other Organization
2760 N. Academy Blvd., Ste 120   Colorado Springs,   CO   80917

Breeds: All
Area Served: All

The Pet Care Services Association (formerly known as ABKA or American Boarding Kennel Association) is the non-profit trade association for nearly 3000 pet care service businesses in the United States and around the world. Only Pet Care Services Association members commit to the Pet Care Services Association Code of Ethics and the Pet Owners' Bill of Rights which assures pet owners that their beloved pets will receive professional, loving care. Pet Care Services Association members offer a variety of services for your pet including boarding, dog daycare, grooming, training, pet transportation, shipping, pet supplies, food sales, etc.

Big Dogs Huge Paws Inc
Rescue Organization
PO Box 460699   Aurora,   CO   80046

Breeds: Great Danes, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards, Mastiffs (All Types), Irish Wolfhounds, and Scottish Deerhounds
Area Served: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

Big Dogs - Huge Paws Rescue is a 501c3, non-profit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating unwanted giant breed dogs that have been mistreated, neglected, abused and/or abandoned. We believe giant breeds to be loyal and loving, yet very expensive and sometimes overwhelming due to their massive size and need for constant human attention.Many families do not do proper research and the result is an alarming number of giant breed dogs in need of assistance. Our purpose is to provide a loving foster home and quality food, medical attention, and behavioral training while they are in our care in order to properly evaluate and attend to each dog's special needs. Our ultimate goal is to place each foster dog in a forever home with a family who has demonstrated their ability to provide the necessary love, attention, and care that every gentle giant deserves. We strive to educate owners and potential owners about each unique giant breed's lifestyle, temperament, nutrition, health, and behavioral needs in order to support the breeds and find the perfect match for each rescue dog in our program.

Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 460773   Aurora,   CO   80046-0773

Breeds: Great Danes, some Giant Breeds
Area Served: CO, NE, WY, UT, NV, NM, AZ

Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, Inc. is recognized as a major resource for the welfare of homeless, abandoned and abused companion animals in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming. Our goal is to lower euthanasia rates in our region by: 1. Bringing adoptable pets into our program for medical and social rehabilitation and re-homing. 2. Providing resources to pet owners to encourage their responsibility and commitment to their pets and prevent them from contributing to the homeless pet population. We want to continue to be a valuable resource to our community. We believe that one person can make the difference in the life of an animal in need, so as an organization, we have more strength to help more animals. As part of our mission, RMGDRI firmly believes that it is our responsibility to do all that we can for every Dane that comes into our haven, into our care.

Lifeline Puppy Rescue
Rescue Organization
15171 Riverdale Road   Brighton,   CO   80602

Breeds: All
Area Served: Rocky Mountain Region

Established in 1993, Lifeline has adopted over 21,000 puppies to families in Denver and surrounding areas. Those puppies were rescued from all across the Rocky Mountain region, Kansas, Texas, and New Mexico. We are the largest and longest running puppy rescue in the state of Colorado and maybe the nation! Visit our website at Lifeline is a No-Kill Young Puppy Rescue: We rescue puppies under 16 weeks old, from high kill shelters or other rescue organizations that are not adequately prepared to care for or find proper homes for puppies. Lifeline is a 501(c)(3) organization, and survives based entirely on the dedication of its volunteers, donations, and adoption fees. The expenses for running the rescue are very large - travel to other towns to collect the puppies, vaccinations, medical care (babies can get sick), space to house the puppies during their stay with us, and the standard office expenses.

Morris Animal Foundation - Canine Cancer Campaign
Other Organization
10200 East Girard Ave., Suite B430   Denver,   CO   80231

Breeds: All
Area Served: United States

Protect. Treat. Cure. Morris Animal Foundation helps animals enjoy longer, healthier lives by advancing animal health and welfare worldwide

Retriever Rescue of Colorado
Rescue Organization
   Denver,   CO   80222

Breeds: All types of Retrievers
Area Served: All of Colorado

Believing that all Retrievers deserve a safe, loving home, the mission of Retriever Rescue of Colorado is to rescue abandoned, abused, neglected, and unwanted retrievers and to promote public education on animal-related issues. Rescued breeds will include Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Curly Coated Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.

Englewood Unleashed
Other Organization
PO Box 582   Englewood,   CO   80151

Breeds: All
Area Served: Englewood, Littleton, Denver, Sheridan

Englewood Unleashed advocates off-leash areas for dogs in Englewood and surrounding communities. Englewood Unleashed provides and coordinates amenities such as picnic tables, benches, straw ground cover in winter, park clean-ups, and communication of canine-related issues affecting the canine-concerned community. The opening of the Canine Corral in 2006 at Windermere St. and Layton Ave. in Englewood has been the crowning achievement of 2 years of work with Englewood City to designate space for and build a full-fenced, dedicated dog park.

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue
Rescue Organization
601 16th Street #C-322   Golden,   CO   80401

Breeds: Labradors
Area Served: Colorado & Surrounding States

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue's mission is to rescue and successfully rehome stray, abandoned or surrendered Labrador Retrievers located primarily in Colorado. We partner with professionals to provide medical care, training resources and breed education.Some Facts and Figures about Safe Harbor Lab Rescue Safe Harbor was founded in May 2002 and been in continuous operation since its founding Through August 2011 over 1,900 Labs have been rescued. We are a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) corporation; donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. A Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship of the SHLR. We currently rescue and rehome approximately 300 Labs per year. We are an all volunteer organization with no salary expense. Our work is done by teams of volunteers dedicated to Lab Intake, Medical Care, Foster Care, Transportation, Adoption, Behavior Assessment, Website Management, Fundraising/Community Events and Hotline and Email response. We are proud that 94% of our budgeted 2012 expenditures will be used to care for our rescued Labs. Most of our costs are for medical care. We are members of All Breed Rescue Network (ABRN).

Evergreen Animal Protective League
Other Organization
PO Box 2517   Evergreeen,   CO   80439

Breeds: All Breed
Area Served: All Colorado and some surrounding states

The Evergreen Animal Protective League was organized in April, 1981, to aid lost, abandoned and suffering animals through rescue, shelter and education. The League has provided a better life for over 9,300 cats, dogs and other pets. We are a volunteer organization, we foster our pets in our homes and we manage all of the "office needs" from our homes. 90% of our operational budget is spent on vet care for our pets and financial assistace to calls from families that cannot afford care. We maintain a lost and found log to match pets back to their owners, we also provide free of charge pet ID tags and we can tract a pet's number back to the owners and emergency contacts. We answer our phone 7-days a week 365-days a year from 8 am to 7 pm.

Fort Collins
Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado
Rescue Organization
6828 Rim Rock Trail   Fort Collins,   CO   80526

Breeds: Dalmatians and Dalmatian Mixes
Area Served: Rocky Mountain Region

Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to locating permanent, loving homes for unwanted or abandoned Dalmatians and "Dal" mixes. Along with educating the public about the breed, consultation services are offered to assist owners in keeping their Dalmatians. We coordinate rescue activities throughout Colorado and the surrounding states.

Fort Morgin
canine Community Dog Training Companions

   Fort Morgin,   CO  

Breeds: dog training
Area Served:

puppy and udult dog programs,community,service and public awarness

L.A.P.S., League for Animals & People of the Summit

Other Organization
P.O. Box 2512   Frisco,   CO   80443

Breeds: All
Area Served: Summit County, Colorado

L.A.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by giving financial aid to low income families who live or work in Summit County, CO. We fund the local shelter's spay/neuter program, give vouchers to anyone for spay/neuter discounts and give financial aid for medical/surgical requests for all services needed. All programs are supported through our memberships, donations, grants and our 3 major fundraisers each year. L.A.P.S. is behind the push to get a designated Dog Park in Summit County within the next year. Our events are: DogTerra, Canine 4K and Pet Photos with Santa & the Grinch.

Glenwood Springs
Heeling Partners
Service Dog Organization
P. O. Box 2628   Glenwood Springs,   CO   81601

Breeds: all
Area Served: roaring fork valley, colorado

Heeling Partners began hospital visits in June 2002. Medical professionals are becoming aware of the therapeutic and soothing effects animals have on patients. Valley View Hospital has partnered with Heeling Partners to provide healing moments to their patients. Heeling Partners is part of the Valley View Hospital Planetree initiative.

Second Chance Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
PO Box 2096   Ridgway,   CO   81432

Breeds: All cats and dogs
Area Served: Ouray & San Miguel Counties, Colorado

The Second Chance Humane Society serves Ouray and San Miguel Counties, in southwestern Colorado. We have placed over 400 dogs and cats since our inception in 1994, and have played an integral role in uniting many lost animals with their families. Our goal is to create a humane environment by: sheltering animals in need, securing quality homes for animals, decreasing pet over population, promoting responsible pet ownership through education, and ultimately reducing the needless suffering of all domestic animals. We are a private non-profit organization supported by membership dues, donations, grants, and fund raising events. Currently, we fulfill our mission through the operation of a no-kill foster care program. While in our foster program, abused animals learn to trust again, abandoned animals bond with humans again, whenever possible sick animals are healed, and adoptable animals are placed with new families. Design of our permanent pet re-homing facility is ongoing and construction is planned to begin in 2005.

Colorado Service Dogs, Inc.
Service Dog Organization
3034 Quarterland Street   Strasburg,   CO   80136

Area Served: 7 County Denver Metro Are + Laramie & Colorado Springs

Colorado Services Dogs, Inc. (CSD) is a non-profit organization established to train and provide rescued dogs to assist people who have disabilities in leading more independent lives at work, at home and at school. These assistance/service dog become an extension of their owners and bring security, freedom, independence and relief from social isolation to their human partners.

Connecticut Dog-Friendly Organizations

That Newfoundland Place, Inc.
860 742 7486
Rescue Organization
554 pucker st   Coventry,   CT   06238

Breeds: Primarily Newfoundlands, Newf mix, oldies
Area Served: New England area, NY, NJ

That Newfoundland Place Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. Specifically, this organization has been formed to prevent cruelty to animals. Our mission is to offer quality of life to senior dogs of various breeds, to assist in rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of dogs in need, with a focus on Newfoundland dogs, and to provide humane education as related to care and life quality of animals.

PawSafe Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
   Danbury,   CT   06811

Breeds: Mixed breeds
Area Served: danbury, ct and any area surrounding!

PawSafe is a not-for-profit volunteer based rescue group focusing on saving puppies / dogs from high kill and over crowded shelters in VA/OH/NC and other southern areas. We hold adoption events, fundraisers, and have plenty of rewarding opportunities for volunteers!

R.O.A.R. - Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
45 South Street   Ridgefield,   CT   06877

Area Served: Fairfield County, Westchester County

ROAR is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded by volunteers in 2000. R.O.A.R. provides a haven for cats and dogs who have no place to go. We rescue animals from extremely difficult situations (abandoned, on death lists, thrown from cars, etc.), nurture them back to full strength, get them ready for adoption, and then place them in loving homes throughout the Fairfield County area, changing and bettering lives forever.R.O.A.R. exemplifies today's best practices in shelter operation and animal care. It is a warm, safe, welcoming place for homeless pets to recover and await adoption. R.O.A.R. community volunteers provide loving care, exercise, grooming, medication, playtime, training and soft beds for all the cats and dogs under its roof. R.O.A.R. was created through the grace and energy of donors and volunteers, and its ongoing operation depends on private donations, grants, and pro bono services.

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Service Dog Organization
P.O. Box 142   Bloomfield,   CT   06002

Breeds: German shepherd
Area Served: New England

The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, the only guide dog school located in New England, is a non-profit organization based in Bloomfield, Connecticut that breeds, raises and trains German shepherd guide dogs to be placed with blind men and women. The organization was founded in 1960 as the Fidelco Breeder's Foundation and donated dogs to several guide dog schools until 1981, when the current organization was expanded to include a training program. Fidelco is a pioneer in the guide dog field in the U.S. with its unique home-based training program, which makes it possible for a blind person to remain in his/her home environment while being trained with a Fidelco guide dog. Because of this program, Fidelco is able to customize its training to the particular lifestyle, needs and locale of the blind recipient.

Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
Other Organization
Po Box 673   Bloomfield,   CT   06002

Breeds: All
Area Served: Connecticut

Our Companions is a nonprofit organization that believes no pet should ever be homeless. Every pet is a beautiful, blessed creature who deserves life and love.

Enfield Dog Park Action Committee
Other Organization
12 montclair dr   Enfield,   CT   06082

Breeds: All
Area Served: Greater Enfield Community

Working to establish an off-leash recreation area free of taxpayer dollars.

The Queenie Foundation, Inc.
Rescue Organization
164 Wetherell St.   Manchester,   CT   06040

Breeds: small dogs
Area Served: Ellis county

The Queenie Foundation has offices in Manchester, CT and Ennis, TX. We are humane education and the CT coordinator for International Homeless Animals'Day and our Vice President runs a small rescue/adoption program in Ennis.Our other campaigns:Promoting a vegan/cruelty-free lifestyleCompassion for Animals: focused at children and adolescents to interrupt the animal abuse/child abuse/adult violent behavior linkSusie's Fund: We pay for spaying and neutering for people who can't afford it. These are people who are not on public assitance (CT Dept of Agriculture has a program) and usually working, but may be earing just enough money to get by.

Labs4Rescue, Inc.
Please e-mail
Rescue Organization
PO Box 955   Killingworth,   CT   06419

Breeds: Labrador Retrievers, Purebred and mixes
Area Served: New England

Labs4Rescue is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a new life for rescued or displaced Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Mixes. All Labs4Rescue dogs undergo an initial veterinary screening, treatment as required and then they are placed in loving foster homes for nurturing and further evaluation. Only Labs with socially acceptable behaviors, which can be responsibly placed, will be offered for adoption. All Labs offered for adoption have been vaccinated, spayed/neutered, started on heart worm prevention and have received treatment for any prevailing medical or health conditions.

Animals for Life, Inc.
Rescue Organization
Public Works Facility   Middlebury,   CT   06762

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Middlebury, Waterbury, Woodbury, Southbury, Watertown, Oakville, Wolcott, Naugatuck, Cheshire

Animals for Life is a small 501(c)3 non-profit, no kill animal shelter located in Middlebury, CT, USA. We were founded in 1996. We are dedicated to taking in homeless, abandoned and neglected companion animals and matching them with loving adoptive families. Our Mission Statement: Animals for Life is dedicated to furthering the well being and quality of life for all animals with a focus on the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoptive placement of abused and abandoned companion animals while serving as an educational and informational resource for the community.

New Haven
Hamden Responsible Dog Owners' Group
203 248-3341
Other Organization
PO Box 6667   Hamden,   CT   06517

Breeds: All
Area Served: Connecticut

Group supports the dog park we created in cooperation with the Town of Hamden Parks and Recreation Department: Hamden Dog Park at Bassett. Details on our web site.

Westville Animal Group
Dog or Kennel Club
368 Central Ave   New Haven,   CT   06515

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: New Haven, CT

The Westville Animal Group, WAG, strives to make a positive difference in the lives of canines and humans through community education and organized activities. We advocate responsible dog ownership aimed to improve the health and well-being of our pets.

Bikers Against Animal Cruelty (B.A.A.C)
Other Organization
P.O Box 68   North Haven,   CT   06473

Breeds: All Breed
Area Served: All Cities/Regions

Founded in 2007, Bikers Against Animal Cruelty (BAAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of compassionate motorcycle enthusiasts bonded together in support of animal welfare. BAAC is not a rescue group, but rather, we work with many different rescue organizations where we strive to improve the lives of abused, neglected and unwanted animals everywhere through financial and material support, public outreach and education. The main goals of BAAC are to bring awareness to the general public of the different types of abuse and cruelty; advocate for animal welfare; and educate on responsible pet ownership. Through our awareness efforts, we also aim to significantly decrease the number of unnecessary animal abuse and cruelty cases. The primary mission of our fundraising activities is to help defray the costs of veterinary care for the most severe cases of animal abuse and neglect of strays or surrendered pets on a case-by-case need. BAAC supports those domestic animals that have no one else looking out for them.

Bikers Against Animal Cruelty (BAAC)
Other Organization
P.O. Box 68   North Haven,   CT   06473

Breeds: All breeds who are victims of abuse and neglect in need of vet funds and medical attention.
Area Served: Connecticut, but also have assisted abuse victims across the US

Bikers Against Animal Cruelty (BAAC) is a group of compassionate motorcycle enthusiasts who have bonded together in support of animal welfare. BAAC is not a rescue group but rather we work with many different rescue organizations. Through our volunteer efforts we strive to improve the lives of abused, neglected and unwanted animals everywhere through financial and material support, public outreach and education. The main goals of BAAC are to bring awareness to the general public of the different types of abuse and cruelty; advocate for animal welfare; and educate on responsible pet ownership. Through our awareness efforts, we try to significantly decrease the number of unnecessary animal abuse and cruelty cases.The primary mission of our fundraising activities is to help defray the costs of veterinary care for the most severe cases of animal abuse and neglect of strays or surrendered pets on a case-by-case need. We are also working with local veterinarians to establish a general fund for emergency animal care.BAAC supports those domestic animals that have no one else looking out for them. As Bob Barker always says, "Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered."

Trap Falls Kennel Club
Dog or Kennel Club
216 Mohegan Rd   Shelton,   CT   06484

Breeds: All Breed plus Mixed Breed
Area Served: Fairfield County/New Haven County

Trap Falls Kennel Club is an All-breed dog club located in Upper Fairfield County Connecticut. TFKC is a Member Club of the American Kennel Club. TFKC sponsors an annual all-breed point show, and Obedience, Rally and Agility Trials. TFKC also hosts Training classes where you can start your puppy off on the right paw.Every September, Trap Falls hosts an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day. While education and enforcing good behavior is the primary purpose of this event, people and their dogs come to have fun, compete in matches and contests and learn about AKC shows, training, health, food, grooming, different breeds and All aspects of owning a dog.

Trap Falls Kennel Club
Dog or Kennel Club
109 Old MIll Rd   Shelton,   CT   06484

Breeds: all breeds, including mixed breeds
Area Served: Connecticut

Trap Falls Kennel Club is an All-breed dog club located in Upper Fairfield County Connecticut. TFKC is a Member Club of the American Kennel Club and sponsors an annual all-breed point show; Obedience, Rally and Agility Trials. TFKC also hosts Training classes where you can start your puppy off on the right paw.

Every September, Trap Falls hosts an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day.

While education and enforcing good behavior is the primary purpose of this event, people and their dogs come to have fun, compete in matches and contests and learn about AKC shows, training, health, food, grooming, different breeds and All aspects of owning a dog. Whether you are a steadfast dog owner of a Pure-bred or Mixed breed, a prospective dog owner - or just Love dogs, RDO Day has something for every member of the family.

TFKC members are involved in all aspects of the dog world including confirmation, obedience, agility, rally, hunt trials, lure coursing, and tracking as well as therapy work.

Trap Falls Kennel Club
Dog or Kennel Club
216 Mohegan rd   Shelton,   CT   06484

Breeds: All-Breed
Area Served: Fairfield County and New Haven County

Trap Falls Kennel Club is an All-breed dog club located in Upper Fairfield County Connecticut. TFKC is a Member Club of the American Kennel Club. TFKC sponsors an annual all-breed point show, and Obedience, Rally and Agility Trials. TFKC also hosts Training classes where you can start your puppy off on the right paw.Every September, Trap Falls hosts an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day.

Stratford Animal Rescue Society
(203) 338-7387
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1371   Stratford,   CT   06614

Breeds: All
Area Served: Stratford, CT

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society (S.T.A.R.S.) is a Not-For-Profit Volunteer Organization, founded in September 2000, with the unanimous support of the Stratford Town Council to promote the cause of animal welfare for animals housed in the Stratford Town Animal Shelter.Our primary purpose is to facilitate and expedite adoptions of shelter dogs and cats into loving homes; In addition, we raise funds through private donations and public fundraisers to provide food and medical care for the Shelter's animals.

Stratford Animal Rescue Society (S.T.A.R.S.)
Rescue Organization
PO Box 1371   Stratford,   CT   06614

Breeds: All
Area Served: Stratford

The Stratford Animal Shelter has a group of volunteers called (S.T.A.R.S). The Stratford Animal Rescue Society (S.T.A.R.S.) is a Not-For-Profit Volunteer Organization, founded in September 2000, with the unanimous support of the Stratford Town Council to promote the cause of animal welfare for animals housed in the Stratford Town Animal Shelter. Their primary purpose is to facilitate and expedite adoptions of shelter dogs and cats into loving homes. In addition, they raise funds through private donations and public fundraisers to provide veterinarian services for animals with special medical needs. Volunteer Opportunities include the following:Animal CareDonating Time to walk, groom,socialize, train and play with the Shelter's animalsAdoption EventsHosting periodic open house/adoption events at the Stratford Animal ShelterPublicityProviding on-going announcements to Radio, Television and Newspapers of animal adoptions available at the shelter. Making and Posting Flyers.FundraisingOrganizing various fundrasing activities, i.e., candy sales, tag sales, can recycling drive, to provide funding for area veternarian services for animals with special medical needs.AdvocacyAttending Town Council meetings and working with Town Officials to request Capital Improvements for the Shelter's Facilities.GroundskeepingWeeding, planting & watering the flower beds as well as the outdoor exercise pen.

Connecticut Vest-A-Dog, Inc.
Other Organization
994 N. Colony Rd. #312   Wallingford,   CT   06492

Breeds: All
Area Served: All of Connecticut

Connecticut Vest-A-Dog, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) non profit organization whose mission is to provide every law enforcement canine in the state with a bullet and stab-resistant vest.

Soul Friends, Inc
Other Organization
401 Center Street   Wallingford,   CT   06410

Area Served: central and southern CT

Soul Friends is a nonprofit that provides clinical and education programs to at-risk children that promotes the healing benefits of the human-animal bond. Programs : humane education, therapy dog clinical visits, individual and group psychotherapy, dog training.

D.C. Dog-Friendly Organizations

Chevy Chase Dog Park Group

Other Organization
   Washington,   DC   20015

Breeds: ALL DOGS
Area Served: Washington DC

Members regularly use and help maintain the Chevy Chase Recreation Center for off-leash use by neighborhood dogs. Application is open to regular users who pay a yearly fee for upkeep of the park. We are a 501C3 with an advisory board which is committed to healthy socialized dogs as family pets.

(202) 580 - 9604
Service Dog Organization
   Washington,   DC   20009

Breeds: All
Area Served: Logan Circle, Dupont Circle, and U St. Corridor.

Professional, Reliable and Referenced Dog Walking. Individualized Care for your dog. Our dogs are taken to the park to play and enjoy the outdoors at their own pace. Fast-paced walks for high-energy dogs. Professional, Responsible, and Kind Natured. Reinforcing safe walking habits with your pooch everyday ensures a perfect well-rounded city dog. Like what you hear? Give me a call at (202) 580 - 9604. Please note: References are available upon request.

People Animals Love
Other Organization
4900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW   Washington,   DC   20016

Area Served:

PAL's largest Program. Certified Volunteers and their pets make over 16,000 contacts annually with residents and patients in nursing care facilities, hospices, hospitals, schools, and institutions across the DC Metro area. This program is based on the Human/Animal Bond (HAB) concept and is a wonderful way to bring joy to people who need it. PAL is the longest-running and most well-established animal assisted therapy organization in the Washington metropolitan area.

Delaware Dog-Friendly Organizations

Delaware Puppy Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
Call or visit website   Hockessin,   DE   19707

Breeds: All
Area Served: Delaware, Maryland, PA and NJ

Delaware Puppy Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c) non profit organization whose focus is in pulling pregnant or new mother's and their litters from shelters throughout the East Coast where they would be euthanized. DPR is a foster home based rescue that adopts out only to approved applicants. All pets are vetted, up to date on shots, micro chipped and spayed/neutered.

PAWS for People
Other Organization
Post Office Box #1353   Hockessin,   DE   19701

Breeds: All
Area Served: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

PAWS for People is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides pet therapy to hospitals, nursing homes, & other facilities where pets are not allowed. PAWS is always seeking loving, affectionate dogs & cats to visit with the over 80 facilities that we visit. We also have a PAWS for Reading program where some of our teams (dog/cat & handler) visit schools & libraries so that children can read to a pet. If you're interested, please check the website & you can register online for an orientation.

PAWS for People
Other Organization
PO Box 9955   Newark,   DE   21921

Breeds: all
Area Served: DE, MD, PA, NJ

PAWS for People is an all volunteer, non-profit pet therapy organization that recruits, trains, certifies, and places pet therapy teams in over 110 different locations in the DE, PA, MD, and NJ area.

Ocean View
Paws of Tomorrow
Rescue Organization
PO Box 15   Ocean View,   DE   19970

Breeds: ALL
Area Served:

Paws of Tomorrow animal rescue is based out of the Ocean View, DE area. We are a rescue that works with shelters to help save urgent dogs on death row. All individuals that work for our rescue are volunteers and do this solely to help these animals find homes. Our rescue pulls dogs from high kill gassing shelters in DE, OH, WV, NC, and VA; as well as helping the injured and abandoned animals here in the ocean view area. Give us your toss aways and we will help change lives. We take pride in knowing that we are not only helping these animals but also helping you find the perfect pet for your home.We are a 501c3 federally recognized animal rescue, which means that all donations are fully tax deductible. We accept these donations to offset the costs of our rescue. Our vetting bills alone run thousands each month. We can only pull dogs if we have the funding to do so. It would be irresponsible of us to pull an animal if we could not offer proper medical care.

Delaware Humane Association
302-571-8171 x301
Humane Society or SPCA
701 A Street   Wilmington,   DE   19801

Area Served: Delaware, South Jersey, Southeastern PA, Maryland

The Delaware Humane Association (DHA)acts as a voice for companion animals and enhances their welfare by providing temporary shelter, spay/neuter services, humane education programs, and adoption/placement resources. Established in 1957 by a group of private citizens, DHA is a non-profit animal welfare organization. Each year, hundreds of animals come to DHA in search of a warm bed, a good meal, and most importantly, a new home. Our dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to ensure that each animal receives the best treatment possible during its stay at our adoption shelter. Staff members go the extra mile to prepare each dog or cat for a new home by keeping them well-groomed, giving them daily exercise and affection, providing obedience training and any necessary medical care.DHA hosts a number of programs which benefit the community, including rabies clinics, educational workshops, pet therapy, and an affordable spay/neuter program. We receive very little government funding. We rely on the support of the community in the form of volunteers, private donations, memberships, bequests, fund-raising events, and our popular Guardian Angel Programs.

Florida Dog-Friendly Organizations

Big Bend Barkfest, Inc.
(850) 926- 9129
Other Organization
PO Box 1832   Crawfordville,   FL   32326

Breeds: All breeds
Area Served: Big Bend of Florida

At Big Bend Barkfest our philanthropic cause is simple and straightforward:

Daytona Beach
Hope's Haven Chinese Crested and Hairless Dog Rescue
Rescue Organization
1091 Crystal Creek Dr.   Port Orange,   FL   32128

Breeds: Chinese crested, Xolo,& other hairless breed dogs
Area Served: Nationwide

HOPE'S HAVEN-CHINESE CRESTED & HAIRLESS DOG RESCUE, is organized to act and operate exclusively as a non-profit corporation pursuant to the laws of the State of Florida and to act and operate as a charitable organization who's goals are to provide foster homes for displaced Chinese Cresteds and other hairless dog breeds until able to re-home to suitable homes. To do so efficiently but always maintaining the dogs best interest. To evaluate each dog and potential home with the goal of matching each dog to the best possible home. To provide education with regard to hairless dog breeds, the importance of responsible ownership and education about pet over-population. To educate shelters to help recognize and care for Chinese Cresteds and other hairless dog breeds. To work in cooperation with shelters and other local and national breed rescues to help coordinate efficient re-homing.

Journey"s End Animal Sanctuary
(386) 736-6396
1899 Mercers Fernery Road   DeLand,   FL   32720

Breeds: All
Area Served: Florida

Our sanctuary is located in Glenwood, near DeLand, FloridaDescription JOURNEY'S END ANIMAL SANCTUARY is a private sanctuary with a capacity for over 300 dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, and birds who have been abused, neglected or have special needs. Unlike traditional shelters that emphasize adoption, the primary purpose of Journey's End is to provide lifetime care and sheltering of animals who, while still able to lead a quality life, are unable to find homes due to old age, chronic illness, handicaps, temperament issues or other factors.In addition to food, shelter and medical treatment, the animals receive nurturing attention in a secure, homelike setting scaled appropriately to promote maximum human contact and quality of life for each resident animal. The bucolic setting consists of a large attractive ranch house and out buildings, surrounded by acres of mature trees, shrubs, lawn, and horse pastures. There are no cages and animals are free to move about, interacting with one another, volunteer staff members and other humans who visit the sanctuary. The perimeter of the property is fenced to provide security and protection for the animals.The mission of Journey's End also includes expanding a program to educate the public, and promoting animal sponsorship programs. School programs have been a dominant theme and will continue to be a major focus. Special emphasis is given to the responsibilities of pet ownership, spay/neuter programs, and the reporting of animal abuse.To preserve and develop Journey's End (established 1974), a board of directors was formed in August 1998 and non-profit status 501(c)(3) was granted in 1999. Initially, the sanctuary was personally funded by its founder Florence Thuot.Private donations and sponsorships provide the majority of funds. Currently, there is no local, state, or federal government funding.By example, Journey's End hopes to change the public's attitude toward euthanasia of animals who are otherwise capable of living a quality life, and to show the importance of humanely caring for all animals, including those who have been abused, neglected, or have special needs.

Fort Lauderdale
City of Hollywood
Other Organization
2028 Harrison Street   Hollywood,   FL   33020

Area Served:

Fido-Friendly ArtWalk in Downtown Hollywood, Saturday June 20th, 7 - 9 pmFREE live music by JP Soars and the Red Hots on the balcony on Harrison CourtDog-friendly activities and dining

Dog beach of Hollywood
954 927 4548
Service Dog Organization
2450 Hollywood lvd #606   Hollywood,   FL   33020

Breeds: all
Area Served: South Florida

DOH is a non profit organization who got approval in Hollywood Floria to open an off leash dog beach. After mmuch controversy & a year of hearings, the Dog each was approved in May 2008.

KAZ's Corner Pet Rescue
954 605 0923
Rescue Organization
   Margate,   FL   33063

Breeds: All dog breeds
Area Served: Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, St. Lucie Counties

We are a no-kill, not-for-profit dog rescue organization. Rescuing abandoned/neglected and abused pets from the streets brought to us from concerned citizens and law enforcement officers. We are totally funded by donations from people like you. We DO NOT euthanize for convenience or because the vet bill is too high. We then seek a foster home or pay to board them in a kennel until we can find them a permanent home.

Citizens FOR Pets in Condos
954 366-4555
Other Organization
PO Box 26071   Tamarac,   FL   33320

Breeds: all
Area Served: Florida and beyond

Citizens FOR Pets in Condos is a non-profit public advocacy and educational organization dedicated to increasing acceptance of companion animals in condos and other health benefits of having animal companions and also advocate for responsible pet ownership/guardianship. Our motto: 'creating a win-win situation for both people & pets.'

Citizens FOR Pets in Condos
954 366-4555
Other Organization
PO Box 26071   Tamarac,   FL   33320

Area Served: all US

Citizens FOR Pets in Condos is a non-profit public advocacy and educational organization dedicated to increasing acceptance of companion animals in condos and other types of association-run housing. We educate the public about the health benefits of having animal companions and also advocate for responsible pet ownership/guardianship. Our motto: creating a win-win situation for both people & pets. We provide resources for a pet-friendly America/Florida

City of Tamarac Parks & Recreation
Other Organization
8601 West Commercial Boulevard   Tamarac,   FL   33351

Breeds: all
Area Served:

City or Tamarac Parks and Recreation Departmentproviding fun and unique opportunities in a recreational and park settingin Tamarac, Florida

Fort Myers
Animal Refuge Center, Inc.
(239) 731-3535
Other Organization
P O Box 6642   Fort Myers,   FL   33911

Breeds: All
Area Served: Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties

We are a for impact 501 (c)3 organization that shelters to save lives, adopts to improve lives, and educates to create humane treatment. We are a sanctuary where animals may live out their entire lives if necessary but we actively seek to place them into qualified and loving homes.

Animal Rescue Movement, Inc.
Rescue Organization
   Jacksonville,   FL   32216

Breeds: All
Area Served: Jacksonville (Duval and Clay Counties)

Animal Rescue Movement (ARM) was established in 1993. We are a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization in the Jacksonville and Northeast Florida area.Our mission is to seek the proper medical care for all animals rescued by us, to spay/neuter all animals BEFORE they are placed in their new homes, to love and socialize these animals to ensure the success of their future adoption, and to place them in permanent, loving homes.

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE)
Rescue Organization
4495-304 Roosevelt Blvd   Jacksonville,   FL   32210

Breeds: Dachshund
Area Served: All of Florida

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE) is a no-kill, non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue group. DARE specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dachshunds and dachshund-mixes regardless of age or health-related issues.

First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Inc
Other Organization
6817 Norwood Avenue   Jacksonville,   FL   32208

Area Served: Northeast Florida

The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Inc. (FCNMHP)is to eliminate the killing of dogs and cats in our community through free and low-cost spay and neuter programs.

We also offer low-cost pet wellness services. 40% less than normal prices for vaccinations, testing, micorchipping, flea and heartworm preventative. Using our high quality services helps fund our various programs!

First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Inc.
Other Organization
6817 Norwood Avenue   Jacksonville,   FL   32202

Area Served: Northeast Florida

The Mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets is to eliminate the killing of dogs and cats in our community through free and low-cost spay and neuter programs. FCNMHP is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. Our Accomplishments: Since 2003 we have facilitated over 50,000 pet sterilizations in the First Coast area. We have seen an overall reduction in pet intake of approximately 31%, and reductions in puppy and kitten intake of 44% and 52%. Prior to our programs, admissions and euthanasia were increasing by as much as 12% annually. The High Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic: FCNMHP has opened a high volume, high quality spay/neuter clinic to facilitatethe needed increase in surgeries. Vaccinations, microchip and wellness checks are also available at low-cost.

Papillon Pals Rescue

Rescue Organization
13335 Mt. Pleasant Road   Jacksonville,   FL   32225

Breeds: Small breed dogs under 15lbs
Area Served: florida- jacksonville, orange park, st augustine

Papillon Pals Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer organization dedicated to helping small dogs who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or surrendered by their owners...OR who have found themselves at a shelter, looking for a new home. On rare occasions we also take in dogs that are part of a pair. We serve families in the Southeast, though our home office is based in Jacksonville, Florida our rescue efforts are far-reaching! If you are interested in adopting please contact us at to locate a rescue representative closer to your own area or click the email link provided below.We strive everyday to find the best home for each and every dog we take into our rescue. This means that we are advocates for the dog first. Prospective adopters should remember this and keep our efforts in mind and try to be patient as we review each application and evaluate each dog's personality to find the BEST possible fit for their "Forever Home". While some dogs stay in foster care for extended periods of time, and others are placed relatively quickly, the AVERAGE stay for one of our rescued dogs is about 6 to 8 weeks. This gives us the opportunity to fully evaluate the dog's individual personality and needs, and also allow us the opportunity to complete our screening process with each interested family.If by chance you are interested in helping our rescue efforts, there are a variety of ways you can do so. Contact us at for further information about various volunteer may make a donation to our cause. Click on the Pay Pal donate button below to be directed to a secure site where you may make a monetary gift of your choice.Papillon Pals Rescue also takes the time to work with families who need help in finding a new homes for their dog(s). Ususally this happens when the family has extenuating circumstances that prevents them from being able to care for their canine friends. We will and can accept owner surrenders, please, contact us and see how we can help you. FOR SURRENDERS ONLY of dogs 12 pounds and under call 904-220-5887.Remember that because Papillon Pals Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer organization all donations are tax deductible and you will receive a reciept for your gift.

The Jacksonville Dog Scouts
(904) 207-9283
Other Organization
8444 San Ardo Dr.   Jacksonville,   FL   32217

Breeds: All are welcome!
Area Served: Northeast Florida & Southeast Georgia

We are committed to fostering and strengthening the human / canine bond and to increasing community awareness of the joy and satisfaction that can come from that bond through fun learning activities and public events.

Clay County Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
2230 Filmore St.   Orange Park,   FL   32065

Breeds: all
Area Served: Clay County - Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Fleming Island; Jacksonville

The Clay County Humane Society of Orange Park, Florida, is a private non-profit animal welfare organization, which was established in 1978. We are the areas first non-profit animal clinic where spay/neuter surgery and other veterinary care is offered at substantially reduced rates.

Other Organization
1000 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Suite 113   Coral Gables,   FL   33134

Breeds: All Breeds effected by BSL
Area Served: Florida

Welcome to the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation website. MCABSL is a Miami based organization fighting for all the voiceless canines targeted by Breed Specific Legislation. Our goal is to remove BSL from Miami Dade County and to continue fighting against similar legislation throughout our country. We believe in enforcing stronger laws that protect all dogs, no matter the breed. As we grow in members, we remain united and vow to win this battle and save the lives of those who love us unconditionally.

Compassionate Pug Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 630626   Miami,   FL   33163

Breeds: Pugs
Area Served: South Florida

CPR is a 501(C)3 non-profit, totally volunteer run, pug rescue organization. Our mission is to provide pugs and other dogs we rescue with veterinary care and a nurturing foster enviroment until they are heathly and placed in a loving "forever home".

Compassionate Pug Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 630626   Miami,   FL   33163

Breeds: Pugs and occasionally other breeds in need
Area Served: South florida

Compassionate Pug Rescue is a 501(C)3 non-profit, 100% volunteer run pug rescue. Our mission is to provide the pugs and other dogs we rescue with veterinary care and a nurturing foster enviroment until they are healthy and can be placed in a loving forever home. And to educate the public on these beautiful creatures. We take in all pugs regardless of their condition.

Abby's Little Friends Dog Rescue
Rescue Organization
   Naples,   FL   34110

Breeds: Small Breeds 20lbs and under
Area Served: Collier & Lee County and surrounding areas

Abby's Little Friends Rescue is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) , no-kill organization that is dedicated to rescuing pets and giving them a second chance in life. These pets have been abandoned, lost, abused or for other reasons given away Comprised exclusively of dedicated volunteers, Abby's Little Friends Rescue is committed to rescuing, fostering, transporting, and otherwise coordinating efforts to help pets in need find their way to their forever home. In addition, we facilitate networking among potential adopters and many reliable rescue resources.

Ave Maria Development
Other Organization
2600 Golden Gate Pkwy.   Naples,   FL   34105

Area Served:

We are hosting our 2nd Annual "Posh Pets in the Park". All proceeds go to Collier County Humane Society. We'll have adoptions, discounted vet services, pet photography, Canine Couture Fashion Show with great prizes, dog agility course, refreshments and more!

Southwest Florida Labrador Retriever Club
Dog or Kennel Club
2040 River Reach Dr. #126   Naples,   FL   34104

Breeds: Labrador Retriever
Area Served: Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples, and surrounding areas (southwest Florida)

We are a Labrador Retriever Club serving the Southwest Florida region (Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples, and surrounding areas). We are a club seeking lab owners that are looking to have a good time, meet some other cool lab owners, and getting our labs out of the house and moving! Join today online!

Have A Heart for Companion Animals
Other Organization
P O Box 831413   Ocala,   FL   34483

Area Served: Marion County

Non-profit animal welfare organization focusing on community awareness and education to reduce the euthanazia rate of companion animals. We offer a hurricane protection guide for pets, various free pet lover's seminars during the year, special documentary film screenings, brochures, and are the leadership for AWAM (Animal Welfare Alliance of Marion County).

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education

Rescue Organization
2772 Candlewood Court   Apopka,   FL   32703

Breeds: Dachshund and mixes
Area Served: Southern US

Largely active in Georgia and Florida, but also have several members in Alabama, Tennessee and throughout the Southeast and Northeast US. Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE) is a national all-volunteer, all donation supported non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Doglando Foundation
Other Organization
12276 East Colonial Dr   Orlando,   FL   32826

Area Served: Central Florida

4 Paws & A Tail Dog Training Services
Other Organization
   Oviedo,   FL  

Breeds: All
Area Served: Most of Central Florida

4 Paws & A Tail Dog Training Services was founded for the importance of a wonderful, and loving, dog-owner relationship. We only use positive reinforcement training techniques, and we discourage the use of pinch and prong collars, as well as shun the use of shock collars. Our trainer is an AKC certified Evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen award program, as well as has years of experience in dog training and canine behavior modification. We offer puppy socialization groups, "puppy" class(beginner obedience), AKC conformation and competition obedience classes, even a fun and educational training class for your children under 11! Call us, or visit our website, for more information on how to turn that "bad dog" into a mannerly mutt!

Dog Day Afternoon - Peanut's Bark Mitzvah & Pet Blessing Benefit for the SPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
200 S. Myrtle Ave.   Sanford,   FL   32771

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Sanford / Orlando

Join Us for Peanut's Bark Mitzvah & Community Pet Blessing! A Fun & Spiritual Event to Benefit the SPCA of Central Florida. Sunday, August 16th 3pm - 5pm atDog Day Afternoon in Sanford Service by Rabbi Josh Sherwin (all faiths welcome)Purchase tickets at $10 in advance / $12 at event. $5 for children & seniors. Limited! Includes desserts from Paw Park Place & Creations by Chef Aaron, doggie games, photobooth & toast by Xingtea & Bowser Beer! Goodie bags for the first 100 doggies! Prizes include "Free Boarding for a Year" $1,000 ValueOne free weekend a month for a year from Dog Day Afternoon."Training for You & Your Dog" $200 ValueT Wild Fitness personal training package for you & dog training package from Pawsitive Results in-home dog training. "Spa Day for You and Your Dog" $125 Value Signature facial from Ageless Beauty & Med Spa & SuperBath & Spa including coat conditioner, pawdicure including polish and teeth brushing from Dog Day Afternoon."Haircut for You & Your Pet" $100 Value$50 gift certificate from Artizan Salon & Full Groom from Dog Day Afternoon. "Night Out for You and Your Dog" $90 Value$25 gift certificate & a couple bottles of wine from Sanford Wine Company & a day and night of boarding for your dog at Dog Day Afternoon Acupuncture session from Todd Gegerson MSOM ~ Flea & tick treatment from Jolly Green Planet Organic Lawn Care ~ Photo light frame from Fetch-A-Photo ~ Studio time and 11x14 print from Le Puparazzi & Glamour Puss ~ T-shirt & matching towel from Pink Leopard ~ Parachute Skimmer & Push Broom to clean your pool from ~ $50 gift basket from Paw Park Place ~ Movie memorabilia gift basket ~ $100 gift certificate from Washburn Imports ~ $50 gift certificate from The Pet PantryDog Day Afternoon in Sanford 200 S. Myrtle Ave Sanford, FL 32771 407-328-9205***Proof of rabies, DHLPP & bordetella is required for entrance to the event. Please bring your dog's vaccination records with you***

Dog Boarding Orlando - The Canine Center
Dog or Kennel Club
5701 Leon Tyson Rd.   St Cloud,   FL   34771

Breeds: All
Area Served: Orlando - Central Florida

Dog Boarding Orlando - The Canine Center is dedicated to education, community, and

Palm Beach
Goldcoast Yorkshire Terrier Club of South Florida

Dog or Kennel Club
   Boca Raton,   FL   33433

Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier
Area Served: Southeast Florida

Goldcoast Yorkshire Terrier Club is a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to network with other Yorkshire Terrier Owners for information and for the purpose of getting together for social gatherings and sometimes a Yorkshire Terrier Combined Specialty Show in West Palm Beach. We offer breeder referrals to enable the general public not to be harmed by backyard breeders so they can purchase or adopt a healthy Yorkshire Terrier. We also refer for rescue.

Tri County Humane Society
Rescue Organization
21287 Boca Rio Road   Boca Raton,   FL   33433

Breeds: All
Area Served: Palm Beach, Broward, Dade

We are a non-profit no-kill humane society located in Boca Raton. We rescue dogs from kill animal shelters, treat them for any medical conditions and adopt them to their forever homes.

Everglades Golden Retriever Rescue
Rescue Organization
10729 Royal Caribbean Circle   Boynton Beach,   FL   33437

Breeds: Golden Retriver
Area Served: Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, Lee, and Collier County

Breed rescue group for golden retrievers.

Greyhound Pets of America FL / SE Coast Chapter
Rescue Organization
226 SE First Avenue   Boynton Beach,   FL   33435

Breeds: Greyhound
Area Served: All Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties

We place retired racing greyhounds in forever homes. We take them from the track and fully vet them (bloodwork, spay/neuter, shots if necessary and any medical issues are addressed and taken care of) and house them in our kennel or foster homes until they are adopted. We have many events for people to come see the dogs and experience their friendly and gentle nature.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Humane Society or SPCA
3200 N. Military Trail   West Palm Beach,   FL   33409

Breeds: all
Area Served: Palm Beach County

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is Palm Beach County's longest standing, largest animal welfare organization. Each year we take in nearly 10,000 lost, abandoned, injured and neglected animals. Every animal is given a complete medical exam and tested for disease, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and given a microchip. There is no time limit for an animal to stay at the Animal Rescue League. The Animal Rescue League functions to provide shelter, medical services, care and protection for homeless and neglected companion animals. By advocating for their welfare, community involvement and education we are striving to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in Palm Beach County.

St Petersburg
Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions
Rescue Organization
   Clearwater,   FL  

Breeds: Greyhounds
Area Served: Florida

Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions, Inc., (GCGA) is a 501(c) (3), non profit organization, that is racing neutral and dedicated to the placement of Retired Racing Greyhounds into qualified, caring and loving homes. It is our mission to educate the public regarding the gentle nature and wonderful temperament of the Greyhound breed.

We are a relatively small organization, but are very dedicated. We do not believe in overly restrictive placement policies. If you are a responsible, caring person and are willing to dedicate the attention that a Greyhound needs, please consider adopting one of these retired athletes through us.

We sell local handmade dog beds for donations to help broken leg greyhounds.

Internet Miniature Pinscher Service
Rescue Organization
PO Box 176   Pinellas Park,   FL   33780

Breeds: Miniature Pinscher
Area Served: US cities and states

The IMPS mission is to improve the lives of homeless and abandoned Miniature Pinschers through rescue and the love and respect that comes with humane care, compassion and kindness. IMPS attempts to assist Miniature Pinschers in need by providing foster care, transport, adoptive homes, veterinary care, and other services and information for the well-being of Miniature Pinschers. All Miniature Pinschers placed through IMPS will be spayed or neutered prior to placement, and have been thoroughly evaluated by a breed representative for temperament and training needs. IMPS requires reimbursement of all necessary veterinary costs (eg. the cost of the spay/neuter, microchipping, and any veterinary care required prior to placement), and in some instances, travel costs. A donation to the organization is requested with each adoption so that we may continue to care for chronically ill and/or severely injured foster dogs. In all cases, any expenses related to the adoption will be agreed upon prior to placement. While the Adoption expenses may be negotiable for some dogs, please remember that the care and upkeep of a dog, even the "King of Toys", requires some financial outlay, and if a small placement expense is beyond your means, you may wish to consider a pet which does not require as much care as the Miniature Pinscher.

Pug Rescue of Florida, Inc.

Rescue Organization
PO Box 60327   St Petersburg,   FL   33784-0327

Breeds: Pugs
Area Served: Tampa Bay area and surrounding areas.

To take in purebred Pugs that are in shelters, whose owners no longer want them, that have become lost, abandoned, and place them in permanent, loving homes in order to promote safe harbor for Pugs that might otherwise be destroyed.

Florida Boxer Rescue
Rescue Organization
2347 Merrily Circle South   Seffner,   FL   33584

Breeds: Boxer
Area Served: Florida Central and Western areas

Florida Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit volunteer organization. We strive to rescue unwanted and abandoned purebred Boxers in central and western Florida and place them in safe, responsible, loving, PERMANENT homes.

Florida Doggie Paws Rescue, Inc
Rescue Organization
PO Box 272319   Tampa,   FL   33688-2319

Breeds: Small to Medium - All breeds
Area Served: Florida

Florida Doggie Paws Rescue is an all volunteer, foster based 501 (c) 3 Incorporation. FDPR is a grass-roots rescue formed by 7 people with one common goal- to save the dogs. Our mission is to responsibly rescue, rehabilitate, foster and find permanent loving homes for unwanted, abandoned and abused small to medium breed dogs in our community and throughout the State of Florida.

Georgia Dog-Friendly Organizations

Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue
Rescue Organization
3360 Joseph Drive   Acworth,   GA   30101

Breeds: All
Area Served: Georgia

Our committment is to save as many pets in Georgia as possible, give htem full vet care including spay and neuter and find them loving wonderful forever homes. We also strive to educate the public about the serious overpopulation issues in Georgia where we kill over 200,000 pets each year in our shelters!

Metro Atlanta Dachshund Meet Up Group
Other Organization
2852 Umberland Drive   Atlanta,   GA   30340

Breeds: Dachshund
Area Served: Atlanta Area

Metro Atlanta Dachshund Meet-up Group (MAD MUG) is a growing group of dachshund enthusiasts. We meet once a month for "play dates", socializing and networking. As we embark on the second half of 2008, our mission is to continue membership growth by promoting our great group to others we come into contact. We also want to give back to the community through various philantropic actvities. By joining MAD MUG, your benefits are endless! You will meet and socialize with people from all walks of life while sharing our common goal and interests: DACHSHUNDS! It's all about the dachshund!

Perfect Pets Rescue, Inc.

Rescue Organization
   Atlanta,   GA  

Breeds: all
Area Served:

Perfect Pets Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(3)(c) animal rescue licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We rescue dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in Georgia, quarantine and vet them completely and transport them to New York. We are entirely run by dedicated, animal loving, volunteers and rely on donations to fund our rescue.

SmallDog Rescue & Humane Society, Inc.
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 888570   Atlanta,   GA   30356

Breeds: All small dog breeds & mixes - 30 pounds or less
Area Served: Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia

SmallDog Rescue & Humane Society is privately-funded animal rescue organization which has served metropolitan Atlanta for more than 15 years. It is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving families for homeless dogs in the metro Atlanta area. We do not shy away from taking sick or other difficult-to-place dogs into our program. Thanks to private-sector donations, we provide excellent medical care to all our orphaned dogs. Our volunteers foster, train, socialize, and generally provide our dogs lovingcare to help them become happy, healthy, adoptable pets. We promote spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation. We also offer low-cost microchip and rabies clinics.

SmallDog Rescue & Humane Society, Inc.
404.705.PAWS (7297)
Rescue Organization
P.O.Box 888570   Atlanta,   GA   30356

Breeds: All breeds 30 pounds or less
Area Served: Metropolitan Atlanta

SmallDog Rescue and Humane Society (SmallDog Rescue) is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization dedicated to finding loving families for homeless dogs in the Atlanta area. We do not shy away from taking sick or difficult dogs into our program. Thanks to donations, we are able to provide excellent medical care for all of our little orphans. Our volunteers foster, train, socialize and give the dogs the loving care they need to prepare for their forever homes.

Atlanta Area
German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group of GA

Rescue Organization
4906 Hadaway Garden Way   Kennesaw,   GA   30152

Breeds: German Shepherd Dog
Area Served: Atlanta Metro area

German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Georgia (GSDRGA) was formed as a Georgia nonprofit corporation in late 2003. We are a GA licensed rescue group and a 501 (3) (C) organization.

Animals Deserve Better Inc
Rescue Organization
3151 Inman Park Court   Marietta,   GA   30062

Breeds: All breed rescue
Area Served: All

Humane education, disaster awareness and animal rescue from high kill shelters specializing in pregnant mums and orphaned puppies.

Peachtree City Dog Park
Other Organization
191 McIntosh Trail   Peachtree City,   GA   30269

Breeds: all
Area Served: Fayette County, Ga

Our fenced off-leash park is located on two acres in the heart of Peachtree City and is open to Fayette County residents. It has a wood chipped base, trees and a gazebo for shade, and cleared areas for free running of the dogs. There is approximately 1 3/4 acres which is recommended for dogs over 30 pounds, the remaining in a separate fenced in area for small and senior dogs only. We have 2 water fountains.

Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue

Rescue Organization
1097 Starmount Tr.   Clarkesville,   GA   30523

Breeds: German Shepherds
Area Served: Georgia

To provide no-kill solutions to reduce the number of homeless German Shepherds in Georgia's kill shelters through education, behavioral rehabilitation, obedience training and re-homing

Dog Scouts of America Troop 173
Other Organization
55 Crowell Road Suite I   Covington,   GA   30016

Breeds: All
Area Served: South Georgia and Atlanta

We are 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about responsible dog ownership and the important role of the human/canine bond.

Humane Society of Forsyth County
Humane Society or SPCA
4440 Keith Bridge Road   Cumming,   GA   30041

Breeds: all
Area Served: North Georgia, Cumming, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Gainesville, Johns Creek, Roswell, Dawsonville

The Humane Society of Forsyth County in Cumming, Georgia is dedicated to preventing cruelty to, relieving the suffering of, and providing humane treatment for animals. We stand by the fact that we are one of a few NO-KILL shelters in this area. We are a volunteer organization interested in the rehoming or placement by adoption of abandoned cats, dogs, kittens and puppies within the Forsyth County area, Roswell, North Fulton, John's Creek, and Alpharetta areas. The Humane Society of Forsyth County is not funded by local or state government and operates on funding by donations, fundraisers and grants. The Humane Society of Forsyth County (HSFC) was founded on December 20, 1975 when the population of Forsyth County was just over 17,000. Today, Forsyth County is home to over 132,000 people and their pets! Our facility, located just east of GA400 on Keith Bridge Road, can house up to 35 full grown dogs and puppies and up to 35 cats, who roam freely in well-lit, comfortable rooms. At any given time, another 25-30 animals are being kept in foster homes. HSFC is one of the few dog and cat no-kill shelters in Forsyth County. For more information about our foster home program please call 770/887-6480.

Humane Society of Hall County
(770) 532-6617
Humane Society or SPCA
845 West Ridge Road   Gainesville,   GA   30501

Breeds: All,
Area Served: Northeast Georgia

Founded in 1913, the Humane Society of Hall County is one of the oldest humane societies in Georgia.

Humane Society of Hall County
Humane Society or SPCA
845 W. Ridge Rd.   Gainesville,   GA   30501

Breeds: all
Area Served: Georgia

Humane Society of Hall County started in 1913 by Miss Bessie Bickers. We take all animals, never turning one away. We have a spay/neuter clinic that assures all animals adopted from our facility have been spayed or neutered. Our clinic is also open to low income individuals at a low cost for our services.

Walton Animal Guild, Inc.
(770) 207-1896
Humane Society or SPCA
PO Box 169   Monroe,   GA   30655

Area Served: Monroe, Loganville, Snellville, Social Circle, Winder

Organization formed to end euthaniasia of healthy, adoptable pets. Spay/neuter subsidies for low-income pet owners, pet food pantry, education, rescue/adoption and other programs helping pets and their owners.

Full Bowls, Inc
Other Organization
   Pooler,   GA   31322

Breeds: All
Area Served: Savannah and the Low Country

We are a pet food pantry, assisting families to keep their pets during these difficult economic times.

City of Thomasville
Other Organization
P.O. Box 1540   Thomasville,   GA   31799

Area Served: South GA/NW Florida

The City of Thomasville (GA)provides a free Dog Park for citizens and travelers. The Dog Park has 3 pens for small, medium and large dogs; 1 agility course. Pens have running water. Pooper scooper bags are provided.

The Dog Park has picnic tables and playground equipment. It is immediately adjacent to a pavillion, outdoor grill and tennis court.

The Dog Park is open during daylight hours all year long.

Barrow Pets

Other Organization
610 Barrow Park Drive   Winder,   GA   30680

Breeds: All
Area Served: Barrow County is a volunteer run website featuring the homeless dogs and cats of Barrow County.

Rescue Organization
71 amanda lane sw   cartersville,   GA   30120

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: All southeast and central us

Photo listings of pets available for adoption at animal control shelters. These dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are on death row and seeking rescue or adoption immediately.

Hawaii Dog-Friendly Organizations

Hawaiian Humane Society
808 356-2223
Humane Society or SPCA
2700 Waialae Ave   Honolulu,   HI   96826

Breeds: All
Area Served: Island of Oahu, Hawaii

From its busy shelter in the heart of Honolulu, the Hawaiian Humane Society is a focal point of Oahu's animal community and plays an ever-evolving role as mediator on the changing relationship between people and animals. Since 1897, the Hawaiian Humane Society has reached out to those who enjoy and employ animals, as well as those people who love and share their lives with them. As an animal welfare organization, the Society is also very much a people business; supporting and promoting the human-animal bond, educating young and old, finding solutions to the challenges of a diverse and fast-growing community. The Society's mission--to teach and promote the humane treatment of all living creatures--is a joyful one full of challenges and opportunities. Count on the Hawaiian Humane Society for adoptions, advice, an off-leash dog park, and a wide variety of programs that support the human-animal bond.

Hui 'ilio Hawai'i
808 386-3821
Other Organization
845 Kii St.   Honolulu,   HI   96825

Breeds: all breeds
Area Served: Oahu, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu

Hui 'Ilio Hawai'i (the Hawaii Dog Group) was founded to promote safe and friendly places for dogs and their people to play. Our current project, and our initial reason for organizing, is to establish a public dog park in Hawaii Kai. Once the park is opened, our ongoing goals are to help other dog groups get approval for parks in their respective districts, enhance the opportunities for dogs to get proper exercise and socialization, and promote the licensing, sterilization, vaccination, and good-behavior training of dogs.

The Pet Hui
808 398-3360
440 Ilimano St   Kailua,   HI   96734

Area Served:

The Pet Hui is a TV show that airs to the state if Hawaii. From medical & health tips to up coming events it is Hawaii's pet billboard. You can see video samples at and If you have any interesting stories about pets that relates to Hawaii please contact me and let me know about it.AlohaRon Darby

Idaho Dog-Friendly Organizations

Northwest Animal Companions
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 6376   Boise,   ID   83707

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northwest US

Our Mission is to provide a no-kill animal sanctuary, education, spay and neuter services and adoptions. Our Vision is that every animal is treated responsibly with compassion and respect, and that society no longer accepts euthanasia as a form of population control.

2nd Chance Animal Shelter
Humane Society or SPCA
1708 N Whitley   Fruitland,   ID   83619

Breeds: Small to medium dog breeds
Area Served: Payette & Washington County, Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon

We have a small shelter and offer cats and kittens, dogs and puppies for adoption. Our adoption fees include spay/neuter of the animal, vaccinations, 30 days of free veterinary insurance. We also offer low-cost spay/neuter of dogs and cats.

Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley

Humane Society or SPCA
Croy Canyon road   Hailey,   ID   83333

Breeds: All breeds, including cats, rabbits, ferrets, etc
Area Served: Blaine County, Hailey, Bellevue, Ketchum, Carey

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is a non-profit, no-kill shelter, which is funded by donations, bequests and fundraisers such as an annual black-tie dinner and secret auction, plus other events. We sponsor the annual Blessing of the Animals, and also have information booths at the Sun Valley Art Fair and the Ketchum Art Fair during July and August. There is an on-call veterinarian and paid staff, plus volunteers. Dog walks are held each Wednesday from 9:30 am till 1 pm, out Adams Gulch, two miles north of the City of Ketchum (which is very dog-friendly), where people can sign out shelter dogs for walks, hikes and runs. The public is also encouraged to check out and walk dogs at the shelter, which is away from public streets. During the winters, the dog walks are held a mile east of Sun Valley resort, on Trail Creek road, also from 9:30 till 1 pm, depending on the weather..not during blizzards or rainy/sleety weather. An event called "Pole & Paw" is held in on a saturday in February, in which people can nordic ski "race" with their dogs at the Sun Valley golf course, located on Trail Creek road, on the eastern boundary of the Sun Valley resort. There are many hiking and biking trails and paths in the area,with two creeks and the Big Wood River, where the dogs are free to roam and frolic in the water. Many canyons, located on Bureau of Land Management land, are within a five to thirty mile distance, and the Sawooth National Recreational Area begins just eleven miles north of Ketchum, and is open to dogs, unlike in National Parks. I have lived in Ketchum, Idaho for almost 37 years, and I've had dogs for 31 years in canine paradise.

Nampa Recreation Center
(208) 468-5858
Other Organization
131 Constitution Way   Nampa,   ID   83686

Breeds: All
Area Served: Treasure Valley, ID

Nampa's 3rd annual Pooch Party has expanded. Enjoy Nampa's largest dog festival and bring your dog(s) and family members while enjoying a scenic one mile walk around Lakeview Park. After the walk, Lakeview Water Park will open and the dogs will have the opportunity to splash around in the swimming pool. Enjoy contests, raffles, and pet friendly vendor booths as you support the continued development of the Nampa Dog Park. Sign up Now!

New Plymouth
Payette Partners Rescue Ranch
Rescue Organization
5138 Blaine Road   New Plymouth,   ID   83655

Breeds: All
Area Served: Payette County, ID

Our mission is to provide temporary shelter and care for lost, abandoned and unwanted dogs and horses that are brought to us or surrendered to us by their owners. We also provide assistance for established dog and horse rescue organizations, local law enforcement and all other animal welfare agencies. Our countywide services will additionally strive to provide the following:

(1) To help to educate residents of Payette County in the humane care of dogs and horses and in helping reduce animal overpopulation.

(2) To work with local law enforcement and animal welfare agencies with rescuing, transporting, and the temporary care for any lost, unwanted, or abandoned dogs and horses. Every possible effort will be made in finding the original owners of strays, or new owners for any animal brought to our facility.

(3) To find other needed assistance such as veterinary, farrier, or if absolutely necessary, euthanasia services for animals brought to our facility. No animal will be allowed to suffer under any circumstances.

Illinois Dog-Friendly Organizations

Chicago Dachshund Lovers

Dog or Kennel Club
   Chicago,   IL  

Breeds: Dachshund
Area Served: Chicago and Suburbs

We are a friendly "members only" group open to anyone in the Chicagoland area that loves dachshunds. We meet monthly in Chicago or suburbs to socialize and let our doxies play! Founded in 2004, and with over 250 members, we have had over 30 meetups! We often meetup for special events and even fundraisers! We have a fun and informative discussion list.

Love Your Pet Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
2414 W. 14th St.   Chicago,   IL   60608

Area Served: Chicago and greater Chicagoland area

Love Your Pet Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters and socializing them in a completely cage-free group environment. This stress-free living arrangement promotes a balanced and happy dog which makes a perfect pet! Potential adopters can visit all the pets available for adoption together, and are able to interact with all of them in our 10,000 square foot playlot to really see what their true behavior is like and how they get along with others. Additionally, we use a 10-day foster-to-adopt program so potential adopters can see what the dog is like in their own home environment. Once you meet our dogs, you will find it difficult to choose because they are all so friendly and wonderful!

Love Your Pet Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
2414 W. 14th St.   Chicago,   IL   60608

Breeds: All
Area Served: Greater Illinois & Indiana

We are a cageless animal rescue and adoption facility, as well as offer premium pet food and products, dog and cat boarding, dog playgroups, and dog daycare for your pet

South Loop Dog P.A.C.
312 264 5630
Other Organization
47 W. Polk #100-522   Chicago,   IL   60605

Breeds: All
Area Served: Chicago

We are a not-for-profit organization raising funds to build and maintain a dog friendly park in the South Loop area of Chicago. We also work to promote responsible dog ownership.

The Anti-Cruelty Society
Humane Society or SPCA
510 N. LaSalle   Chicago,   IL   60610

Breeds: cats & dogs
Area Served:


Chicago Area - North
Save-A-Pet, Inc.
Humane Society or SPCA
31664 N. Fairfield Road   Grayslake,   IL   60030

Breeds: All - we don't discriminate breeds
Area Served: Chicagoland

Our Mission: Save-A-Pet is a not-for-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to finding loving, quality homes for each cat and dog in its care. Pets are sheltered indefinitely. Our shelter strives to create an environment which enhances both awareness of and support for the humane treatment of animals. Programs include public speakers, on and off-site adoptions, humane investigators, Kids Care Group, Senior for Seniors program, and many others.

Rescue Organization
   Lake Zurich,   IL  

Breeds: ALL


Lambs Farm
Other Organization
14245 W. Rockland Rd.   Libertyville,   IL   60048

Breeds: All
Area Served: Chicago, IL and surrounding communities

Lambs Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving adults with developmental disabilities. The agency starting in 1961 on State Street in Chicago as a pet shop and moved to Libertyville in 1965. The pet shop is housed in a turn-of-the-century barn and employs numerous Lambs Farm participants who care for the animals and the store.

True Hearts of Rottweiler Rescue
Rescue Organization
P. O. Box 424   Round Lake Beach,   IL   60073

Breeds: Rottweiler
Area Served: Northern IL

True Hearts of Rottweiler Rescue (THORR) is a non-profit, 501(c)3, volunteer organization that cares deeply about Rottweilers and is devoted to (1) placing orphaned and displaced Rottweilers in responsible, loving homes, and (2) educating the public about the Rottweiler breed.

Chicago Area - South
Ayingo Foundation
Other Organization
P.O. Box 3553   Joliet,   IL   60434

Area Served:

Ayingo Foundation is a non profit offering referal services and sports outlets to youths and young adults to increass awareness and prevention of HIV and AIDS. Shop on to help us raise funds for those in need, or come to one of our special events to support our mission

NAWS - National Animal Welfare Society of the US
Other Organization
10080 W. 191st Street   Mokena,   IL   60448

Breeds: All
Area Served: South Suburban Chicago

Low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic, rescue, humane education (Kids Club).

Chicago Area - West
West Suburban Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
1901 Ogden Avenue   Downers Grove,   IL   60515

Breeds: All
Area Served: Illinois

The West Suburban Humane Society is dedicated to operating an animal shelter for the purpose of finding safe, permanent, compatible homes through adoption of domestic dogs and cats. We are committed to educating and encouraging the public in the humane and responsible care of dogs and cats.

Almost Home Foundation
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 308   Elk Grove Village,   IL   60009

Breeds: All
Area Served: Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Inverness, Palatine, Barrington Hills, Barrington, South Barrington (NW Burbs of Chicago)

We are an all volunteer, registered, not-for-profit 501c3 charity organization dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats and dogs from surrounding communities and high-kill shelters. All of your donations are tax deductible and are used for the animals. There are no paid members of our organization.

Great Lakes Lab Rescue
Rescue Organization
205 E. Butterfield Road, #601   Elmhurst,   IL   60126

Breeds: Labrador Retrievers
Area Served: Illinois, Indiana, Southern Wisconsin

Great Lakes Lab Rescue (GLLR) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to placing abandoned Labrador Retrievers into loving new homes. We are an entirely volunteer run organization and nearly every dollar we raise goes directly to dog related care and expenses.

Anderson Animal Shelter
847-697-2880 x: * 21
Humane Society or SPCA
1000 S. LaFox   South Elgin,   IL   60177

Breeds: All dog and cat breeds
Area Served: All of Illinois

A Human Sociey. We have been at the same location in South Elgin, IL ofr 44 years. We offer low cost vacinations and spay and neuter to the public.

Hope Animal Rescues
Rescue Organization
4933 Indian Hills Road   Edwardsville,   IL   62002

Breeds: All
Area Served: St Louis and Metro East

Hope Animal rescues saves dogs on their last day of life at animal control facilities that still use the gas chamber. Every pet saved by Hope goes into an adoption program with socialization training, manners training, and is given every opportunity to find their forever home. Hope is a ni kill organization.

New Lenox
Will County Toy Dog Meetup

Dog or Kennel Club
   New Lenox,   IL   60451

Breeds: All under 25 lbs
Area Served: Anyone willing to come!

This is just a group that meets once a month for the little dogs (under 25lbs) to come and play! We talk donations for the local animal shelter at our meets as well. Hope to see you soon!

Tazewell Animal Protective Society

100 TAPS Lane   Pekin,   IL   61554

Breeds: All
Area Served:

Tazewell Animal Protective Society (TAPS) Animal Adoption Center and Shelter is a no-kill shelter that gives dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens a home until permanent homes can be found. We are located in Pekin, Illinois, which is just outside of Peoria. Please take a few minutes to look around and meet some of the terrific animals we have up for adoption.For Years the routine killing of healthy dogs and cats just because they are homeless has been an accepted practice. As the no-kill philosophy emerges in America, it is time for the World's wealthiest nation to bring an end to this practice.Animal lovers have long dreamed of the day when there will be no more homeless pets. Located in the Central Illinois town of Pekin and founded in 1958, TAPS is committed to providing a safe environment for homeless pets until they can be placed into permanent, loving homes. We take in and rehabilitate sick and injured pets that have nowhere else to go, and we provide education to pet owners to ensure happier, healthier lives for companion animals. Please send inquiries about adoption, sponsorship, or surrendering a pet to When surrendering a pet, you will be asked for a donation to cover expenses incurred while the animal is in TAPS' care.Please send any comments or recommendations about our website to Your input is appreciated. All other inquiries should be sent to

Foster Pet Outreach
Rescue Organization
PO Box 5084   Peoria,   IL   61601-5084

Breeds: dogs and cats
Area Served: Peoria, IL area. Foster Pet Outreach prefers to limit our adoptions to an area within approximately 60 miles of Peoria, Illinois so we can keep our promise to return the pet to our foster care program if the adoption is not successful. Out of State adoptions are out of the question.

Foster Pet Outreach is a local non-profit organization whose main focus is to help provide for the well being of animals in our community. We believe that abandoned, injured, or neglected animals deserve the same care and concern, as do our own companion animals. Our members feel that they have the responsibility to address the general needs of this community's animals and to champion the rights of those worthwhile beings with whom we share our world. Foster Pet Outreach seeks to educate the community in the topics of pet over-population and the necessity of responsible pet ownership. We also bring to local attention the plight of animals who have been denied the basic necessities for a quality life. Animals have an intrinsic value, which is greatly beyond their commercial significance. Foster Pet Outreach wishes that everyone recognize the dignity and worth of all animals.

Northern Illinois Pug Rescue & Adoption, Inc.
(414) 764-0795
Rescue Organization
6880 Woodcrest Parkway   Rockford,   IL   61109

Breeds: Pugs
Area Served: Illinois & Wisconsin

NIPRA, Inc. is a non-profit organization that exists to assist the community in placing any needy Pug dog in a permanent, loving home. All adoption fees and donations go solely for the rescue, care, and placement of mistreated, unwanted or homeless Pugs.

Winnebago County Animal Services
Humane Society or SPCA
4517 N. Main Street   Rockford,   IL   61103

Breeds: Variety of breeds, sizes and colors
Area Served: rockford, machesney park, loves park, durand, roscoe, rockton, cherry valley, winnebago, pecatonica, shirland, stillman valley

Winnebago County Animal Services provides pet adoption, rabies control, stray animal sheltering and care, and a 24-hour emergency service for stray animals and bite reports. To help further control the pet population, Animal Services offers a year-round spay and neuter assistance program for low income individuals. Animal Services also uses community volunteers for adoption assistance, greeters, spay/neuter clinics, community education, off-site adoptions, and a variety of other tasks. Animal Services also works with rescue groups whenever possible.

Rolling Meadows
Foster 2 Home Rescue
Rescue Organization
P O Box 8581   Rolling Meadows,   IL   60008

Breeds: All
Area Served: chicago & suburbs

Foster 2 Home is a not-for-profit dog rescue. Our mission is to find permanent, loving homes for abandoned and homeless dogs. We also work to educate the public about the proper care and treatment of dogs.

St Louis Area
BARK Rescue

Rescue Organization
PO Box 4619   Fairview Heights,   IL   62208

Breeds: all
Area Served: varies

BARK Rescue is an all breed rescue group dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals. BARK is a 100% volunteer organization, that exists solely on donations and is a not for profit organization.

Indiana Dog-Friendly Organizations

Schnauzer Rescue Co-op, Inc.
PO Box 73   Boonville,   IN   47601

Breeds: Miniature Schnauzers and Schnauzer mixes
Area Served: Indiana, N. Kentucky, E. Tennessee

We are a non profit co-op set up with the well being of the Miniature Schnauzer and Schnauzer mixes in mind. We are not a shelter; we are agroup of volunteers that keep these furbabies in our homes. Our mission is total dedication to the rescue and proper placement of Miniature Schnauzers in need. We are totally nonprofit and the majority of the expenses in the rescue of these animals come from the pockets of our volunteers. We provide veterinary care, food, foster homes and a great deal of love for all rescues until their ¬?Forever Homes¬? are found for the dogs. We carefully screen all applicants before any placement is made. All dogs are up to date on inoculations, have a dental (if needed), a full physical and are spayed or neutered before being placed in their new, forever homes.

Creation Cafe
Other Organization
337 West 11th Street   Indianapolis,   IN   46202

Breeds: All Dogs
Area Served: Indianapolis

Nearly every human loves to go all out for Halloween, so why would your beloved, barking best friend feel any differently Creation Cafe has teamed up with Three Dog Bakery and the Indianapolis Humane Society to bring our city: Barktoberfest.Your pooch won't feel like a zombie during Halloween this year. Barktoberfest - a fundraiser for our furry friends - will be held on the Creation Cafe patio on Saturday, October 10 from noon to 4 p.m. A red carpet will be rolled out for the costume-clad canines to flaunt themselves in front of the cameras of the 'Puparazzi'. Face painting, a pet psychic, a raffle, and many other wickedly pet-friendly attractions will be on the patio, as well. All funds raised through this event will be donated to the Indianapolis Humane Society. Guests and their pampered pets are also encouraged to check out the Creation Cafe menu - for perhaps a cold beer and a sandwich - and the doggy menu, for their four-legged companions.Creation Cafe is located on the north end of the canal, at 337 W. 11th St. between Senate and Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.BARKTOBER FESTOCTOBER 10TH 12PM-4PM

Indiana K9 Search & Recovery, Inc.
[317] 796-7526
Other Organization
P.O. Box 42733   Indianapolis,   IN   46242-0733

Breeds: All Dog Breeds Finding Missing People
Area Served: Mid-west United States

Indiana K9 Search & Recovery Services include scent-specific trailing, air scenting, human remains recovery and water recovery. Our free services are available to law enforcement and private citizens. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping families find their missing loved ones.

Indy Homes for Huskies
Rescue Organization
   Indianapolis,   IN  

Breeds: Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, husky and malamute mixes
Area Served: Indiana

We are a small "grass roots" organization comprised of just a few private individuals committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Siberian Huskies and Husky mixes. Indy Homes for Huskies Siberian Husky Rescue is Indiana's only not-for-profit 501(c)(3) husky rescue. We are currently working under the 501(c)(3) of Paws 4 Peace and are planning on having our own 501(c)(3) standing by the end of this year.Our mission is to advocate for and rescue stray, abandoned, displaced or abused Siberian Huskies and Husky mixes facing euthanasia in Indiana shelters. Our focus is to place adoptable Siberian Huskies into loving, secure homes with individuals who understand and celebrate the unique characteristics of the breed. We also strive to assist individuals, whenever possible, in re-homing Siberian Huskies once all other acceptable alternatives have been exhausted.

International Doodle Owners Group, Inc.
Other Organization
7902 Timber Hill Drive   Indianapolis,   IN   46217

Breeds: Labradoodles and Goldendoodles (Doodle Dogs)
Area Served: International

The International Doodle Owners Group, Inc. (IDOG) is a worldwide not-for-profit group of volunteers, dedicated to educating the public, providing resources and encouraging responsible ownership and breeding practices. We provide support and resources to help Labradoodle and Goldendoodle owners and doodles in need. We work with shelters to assist in communications and provide our network resources to help locate quality forever homes for Labradoodles and Goldendoodles.

Companion Animal Association
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 254   Kokomo,   IN   46903

Breeds: All
Area Served: North/Central Indiana

Companion Animal Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising community awareness about responsible pet ownership, rescuing abandoned animals and implementing a low cost spay/neuter clinic in our community and abroad.

Brown County Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
128 South State Rd 135 South   Nashville,   IN   47448

Area Served: Entire County All animals

We provide housing to all animals in need. we also offer emergency food to residence,pet education. We also have a spay and neuter pogram in place to help residence in getting their pets altered. and again we provide housing to ALL pets and have a very high out the door rate for being an open admissions facility

Our Lil Bit Of Heaven Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
Rescue Organization
4259 Mangus Road   Poland,   IN   47868

Area Served: Central Indiana

We are a no kill rescue dedicated to providing care for those animals in need. We work very hard to find forever homes for our four legged friends.

Shelby County Dog Owners Group
Other Organization
   Shelbyville,   IN   46176

Breeds: all
Area Served: Shelby County Indiana

Our Mission Statement:To establish, through a community partnership with the Shelby Count/Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department, a confined area for controlled 'off-leash' dog recreation, allowing dogs, their owners, and other visitors to share the park in an environment which is safe, clean, and enjoyable to all. To encourage responsible pet ownership through the development of educational programs for dogs, their owners, and other park visitors.

Iowa Dog-Friendly Organizations

Sioux City
712 204 9807
Rescue Organization
POBOX 3454   Sioux City,   IA   51102-3454

Breeds: bassethound
Area Served: IA,NE,KS,MO,SD,MN

We are a small shelter/ BASSET RESCUE in Sioux City, IA, and take in only the love of our lives, BASSET HOUNDS , we would love to find them new, loving-homes. All of our Basset Hounds are altered unless they are to young to be altered and up to date on shots (THESE BABIES WILL BE ON A STATE CONTRACT WITH 30 DAYS TO BE ALTERED BY ADOPTERS VET. All Basset Hounds are adorable (^^IOWA MAY NOT BE HEAVEN, BUT TO THE HOUNDS WE HAVE RESCUED,WE LOOK LIKE ANGELS^^), please call to set up a time to come look for yourself! and yes we do home visits prior to placing one of our bassets in a new loving home setting .We do home visits after words to to see how you are doing with your new basset. IF YOU NEED US TO ONLY. We do also try to help out other breeds if we have room. WE WILL HELP TRANSPORT FOR OTHER RESCUES IF NEEDED TO.

Kansas Dog-Friendly Organizations

Parsons Kansas Dog Owner's Association
Dog or Kennel Club
-   Parsons,   KS   67357

Breeds: all breeds & mixes
Area Served: Parsons & south-east Kansas

A group for dog owners in Parsons, Kansas and the surrounding communities.

Kentucky Dog-Friendly Organizations

Friends of the Dog Park, Inc.
Other Organization
P.O. Box 22834   Lexington,   KY   40522

Breeds: All
Area Served: Lexington/Fayette County, KY and surrounding areas

Friends of the Dog Park, Inc. is a non-profit organization open to all dog lovers and dog owners. Our primary focus is to create and sustain attractive off-leash areas in Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky, and promote responsible dog ownership through education and recreation. Our Progress: Friends of the Dog Park, Inc. (FDP) organized in May 2000 and collected 3,000 signatures on petitions supporting off-leash areas. In June 2000 the Parks Advisory Board created a Dog Park Committee to produce a detailed proposal for Dog Parks in Lexington. Composed of members of the Board, the Parks and Recreation Department, and FDP, the committee met for 6 months. We submitted the plan in January 2001 and it was accepted. All we have to do now is raise money for construction and maintenance.

Friends of the Dog Park, Inc.

Other Organization
P.O. Box 22834   Lexington,   KY   40522

Area Served: Fayette County, Kentucky

Friends of the Dog Park, Inc. is a non-profit organization open to all dog lovers and dog owners. Our primary focus is to create and sustain attractive off-leash areas in Lexington-Fayette County and promote responsible dog ownership through education and recreation.

Paws with Purpose, Inc.
Service Dog Organization
5640 South Preston Highway   Lebanon Junction,   KY   40150

Breeds: Golden Retrievers/Labrador Retrievers
Area Served: Kentucky and Indiana

Paws with Purpose, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, gives, free of charge, highly skilled service dogs to the disabled and hearing impaired.

Kentuckiana Pug Rescue
Rescue Organization
P O Box 22697   Louisville,   KY   40252-0697

Breeds: Pugs
Area Served: all of KY and IN

We are a Non Profit Organization dedicated to saving abandoned, surrendered, neglected and discarded Pugs in the states of IN and KY regardless of age or health issues.

Bullitt County Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
385 Crenshaw Road   Shepherdsville,   KY   40165

Breeds: All
Area Served: Bullitt County

The Bullitt County Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and implementing programs such as low cost, spay neuter. Working together with our community and government to provide and maintain healthy pets through foster homes while finding loving appropriate homes.

Humane Society or SPCA
   Williamstown,   KY   41035

Breeds: all animals large and small


Louisiana Dog-Friendly Organizations

Rescue Services for Volunteer Persons
Rescue Organization
1301 Godchaux Street   Abbeville,   LA   70510

Breeds: All
Area Served: Louisiana

RSVP was designed as a resource for those involved in animal rescue. We are here to help you whether you volunteer, foster, transport or work administratively. Through this site we hope to find suitable, happy homes for the pets we've worked so hard to save.

Lake Pontchartain - North
St. Tammany Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
20384 Harrison Avenue   Covington,   LA   70433

Breeds: All
Area Served: St. Tammany Parish

We are a non-profit organization that survives on donations to our organization. Our goal is to find homes for each and every one of our beautiful homeless animals.

New Orleans
Jefferson SPCA
504 733-7387
Humane Society or SPCA
Post Office Box 10983   Jefferson,   LA   70181-0983

Area Served: Parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles, Terrebpnne

Through education and spay/neuter programs, we strive to prevent animal homelessness, abuse, abandonment, neglect and death.

Louisiana Spca
(504) 368-5191
Humane Society or SPCA
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd   New Orleans,   LA   70114

Area Served:

Founded in 1888, the Louisiana Spca is the oldest & most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state of Louisiana, providing animal control for the City of New Orleans & offering low cost spay & neuter, wellness clinics, pet adoptions, volunteer opportunities & humane education.

March of Dimes
Other Organization
818 Howard Ave.   New Orleans,   LA   70113

Breeds: all
Area Served: southeast Louisiana and Greater New Orleans

March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by FDR to eradicated polio. We did it 17 years later. Now we're fighting prematurity. Through education, research and advocacy, we're spreading the seriousness of premature babies.

Maine Dog-Friendly Organizations

Tri-County Obedience Club
Dog or Kennel Club
525 Lucy Knowles road   Farmington,   ME   04938

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Franklin, Kennebec & Somerset Counites in Maine

The Tri-County Obedience Club is a dog obedience club for people who have pure or mixed breed dogs and wish to pursue obedience competition, rally competition, or to further enhance the dog-owner relationship through training. We follow the American Kennel Club (AKC) standards for club membership. TCOC helps to educate responsible dog ownership through training, health care and safety. Most important is having fun with our dogs!

Old Orchard Beach
Maine Small Dog Meet-up

Dog or Kennel Club
   Old Orchard Beach,   ME   04064

Breeds: All small breeds under 10 lbs
Area Served:

The Maine Small dog Meet-up is a place where you can bring your little doggie under 10 lbs and not have to worry about it getting overwhelmed or trampled on! Tell all your little doggie friends, it's going to be so much fun! Hope to see you there. For more info please contact by email:

Maryland Dog-Friendly Organizations

BWI Airport Area
The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Rescue Organization
   Hanover,   MD  

Breeds: Great Danes
Area Served: Lower NY, NJ, PA, DE, DC, MD, VA

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.MAGDRL is staffed completely by volunteers. Like all humane groups, MAGDRL is in the unique position of helping both humans and pets. In our case, the pets are Great Danes and mixed Dane dogs, and the people are those who have or want the companionship of the breed or, often, just dogs in general.MAGDRL helps people to: Determine the right breed of dog for their lifestyle. Find healthy and companionable Danes that fit their circumstances. Find loving replacement homes for Danes they can no longer keep. Become knowledgeable about the care and training of their Great Danes. Resolve their Danes physical/behavioral problem. Overcome the grief at the loss of their loved pet. Stretch their tax dollar by assuming the Dane burden from public shelters.MAGDRL helps Danes: By providing for the rescue and care of those who have been abandoned, neglected, and/or abused by their previous owners. We spay/neuter and provide medical treatment as necessary to return the Dane back to good health. We also supply training/socialization to ensure their adaptability to new, good homes. We work to place rescue Danes to people who provide secure, loving, and healthy homes.

B-More Dog

Other Organization
PO Box 8858   Baltimore,   MD   21224

Breeds: Primarily pit bulls, but all breeds welcome!
Area Served: Baltimore

B-More Dog is a group of dedicated pit bull owners and advocates working to create a better Baltimore for dogs and their owners through outreach and education. We provide free workshops and classes for dog owners, information on low-cost spay/neuter programs, and accurate information on pit bulls. We also help connect dog owners with local trainers, and we offer humane education programs for organizations working with children.

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
410 3964695
Humane Society or SPCA
301 Stockholm Street   Baltimore,   MD   21032

Breeds: All
Area Served: Maryland

BARCS is a non-profit organization. In 2005 we took over management of the Baltimore City animal shelter. Since then adoptions have increased over 1300%. We have many wonderful cats and dogs available for adoption. We are the largest animal shelter in the Balimore area handling over 12,000 animals annually. We always need volunteers.

Maryland SPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
3300 Falls Road   Baltimore,   MD   21211

Breeds: All
Area Served: Central Maryland

The Maryland SPCA mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in the community by fostering healthy animal-human relationships. Programs include adoptions, transports in from area shelters, training, high-volume spay/neuter, and wellness care for pets. The Maryland SPCA receives no government funding or support from any national groups.

Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League (MAGDRL)
Rescue Organization
   Baltimore,   MD   21223

Breeds: Great Dane/Great Dane Mix
Area Served: NY, NJ, PA, DE, WV, VA, NC, SC

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MAGDRL is staffed completely by volunteers. Like all humane groups, MAGDRL is in the unique position of helping both humans and pets. In our case, the pets are Great Danes and mixed Dane dogs, and the people are those who have or want the companionship of the breed or, often, just dogs in general. MAGDRL helps people to: Determine the right breed of dog for their lifestyle; find healthy and companionable Danes that fit their circumstances; find loving replacement homes for Danes they can no longer keep; become knowledgeable about the care and training of their Great Danes; resolve their Danes physical/behavioral problem; overcome the grief at the loss of their loved pet; stretch their tax dollar by assuming the Dane burden from public shelters. MAGDRL helps Danes:By providing for the rescue and care of those who have been abandoned, neglected, and/or abused by their previous owners; we spay/neuter and provide medical treatment as necessary to return the Dane back to good health; we also supply training/socialization to ensure their adaptability to new, good homes; we work to place rescue Danes to people who provide secure, loving, and healthy homes.

Paws for a Cause, Inc.
Other Organization
1819 Thames Street   Baltimore,   MD   21231

Area Served: Baltimore, Maryland

Paws for a Cause, Inc., is a non-profit organization. Each year, a fundraiser is held to benefit one or two local animal welfare groups. The approach to the event is to find projects that local animal organizations need funded.

Pets on Wheels--Baltimore Metro/ Harford County
Other Organization
PO Box 44176   Baltimore,   MD   21236

Breeds: all friendly pets
Area Served: Baltimore Metro/ Harford County

Pets on Wheels is a not for profit volunteer organization which provides friendly visits from volunteers and their pets to those requiring the support of an institutional setting.

Russell Rescue Inc.

P.O. Box 4324   Lutherville,   MD   21094-4324

Breeds: Jack (Parson) Russell Terriers
Area Served: National

Russell Rescue, Inc. (RRI) is a national network of volunteers dedicated to placing unwanted, displaced or abandoned Jack Russell Terriers into permanent homes.

Dog Rescue of Maryland
P.O. Box 515   Pasadena,   MD   21123

Breeds: All
Area Served: Central Maryland

Dog Rescue of Maryland is an organization which rescues dogs who need some time to find their forever home. These dogs may simply have run out of time at shelter, or the owners simply did not want them any more. Either way, we provide a safe place for them while they await a permanent home. We are a small rescue looking to expand in time. Accepting all types of breeds and mix breed dogs from shelters. We love mutts!

Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
6654 Gilardi Road   Boonsboro,   MD   21713

Breeds: Greyhound
Area Served: Maryland, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, parts of Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania

We are an all-volunteer, non-profit (501(c)(3)) corporation that works hard to educate the public about greyhounds and what great pets they make. We also find homes for retired racing greyhounds and we provide support to our adopters. We match greyhounds with families and foster them to help them get a good start in their new homes.

Chesapeake Cats and Dogs
Rescue Organization
300A Island Professional Park   Chester,   MD   21625

Breeds: All
Area Served: Mid-Atlantic

Chesapeake Cats and Dogs is a non-profit animal rescue located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The actual center houses only adoptable cats and kittens who are waiting for their new homes. It is a cageless, serene environment with committed volunteers who socialize and care for the cats/kittens. The puppies and adult dogs live in a caring foster home while they await their new forever home. All animals are heartworm tested, vaccinated and spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Ellicott City
Howard County Pet Expo
Other Organization
4385 Montgomery Road   Ellicott City,   MD   21043

Breeds: All
Area Served: MD/PA/VA

We are a non-profit with a mission to raise awareness and educate the public regarding the animal rescue groups in our area. We provide exposure to the groups and give them an opportunity to educate the public and drum up critical donations to continue their work.

Prince Frederick
The Calvert Animal Welfare League
Rescue Organization
1040 Theater Drive   Prince Frederick,   MD   20678

Breeds: All
Area Served: Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties - Southern MD

Our mission is to serve the pets and people of Calvert County by operating a state of the art animal adoption and education center.

Kate Koogler Canine Cancer Fund
Other Organization
12742 Creagerstown Road   Thurmont,   MD   21788

Breeds: Large breed dogs
Area Served: Mid-Atlantic

We established The Kate Koogler Canine Cancer Fund to honor her memory and to raise money for bone related cancer research. It is our hope and goal that by determining why certain breeds and size dogs get bone related cancer, we can help treat and prevent other owners from being faced with similar decisions like amputation before losing the ones they love.

Washington Suburbs
Best DAWG Rescue, Inc
Rescue Organization
PO Box 34213   Bethesda,   MD   20827

Breeds: All Breeds
Area Served: Maryland/Washington DC/N.VA.

Welcome to Best DAWG Rescue, Inc. We save shelter animals (primarily dogs) including those who require substantial medical care or who are overlooked because they are shy or older. We restore their health and nurture them until they are ready for adoption. Our purpose is to find them the right homes?this time forever. When Best Dawg Rescue accepts a dog (or other animal) into its care, the dog remains with us until a permanent home is found. No dog is ever returned to a shelter or to its previous situation. If an adoption fails, we gladly take our precious animals back. We are committed to them for the rest of their lives.Best DAWG Rescue invites you to visit our animals on this website and by attending our adoption fairs. You may apply for one of our animals online. You may contact us by e-mail with questions you have about our animals. If you need assistance in selecting an appropriate pet, we will help you since we know our animals and what kind of home would be best for them.We can't save these deserving animals without YOUR help. Best DAWG Rescue is an all-volunteer organization with 501(c)(3) status. The majority of our donations is spent on the animals in our care; the remainder is spent on necessary administrative expenses (telephone, photocopying, etc.).In addition, DAWG seeks volunteers to help at weekly adoption shows, and is grateful for supporters' talents to help us grow and thrive.For additional information, contact us at

Strut Your Mutt Bethesda
301 320 6056
Other Organization
5604 Gloster Road   Bethesda,   MD   20816

Breeds: All
Area Served: Montgomery County & Greater Washington, D.C.

Strut Your Mutt is an annual street festival in downtown Bethesda, staged by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club to benefit community organizations through the Rotary Foundation. This day of family fun supports dog rescue and animal welfare organizations by providing exhibitor space at nominal cost. Strut Your Mutt will be held on May 16, 2009, and we need sponsors and advertisers. If you are interested in exploiting this marvelous marketing opportunity, visit the we site.

Partnership for Animal Welfare
301 572-4729
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1074   Greenbelt,   MD   20768

Breeds: All Breeds
Area Served: Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Partnership for Animal Welfare is a 501-C non-profit organization,comprised of 300 volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of dogs and cats who are strays, abandoned, owner surrender, puppy mills, abusive situations or intake requests from both Montgomery County and Prince Georges County, Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area animals shelters before a dog or cat is euthanized. PAW also provides medicla care for those animals who require daily medications, emergency surgery or routine check-ups.

Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc.
Rescue Organization
313 Quaint Acres Drive   Silver Spring,   MD   20904

Breeds: Akita
Area Served: Washington DC Metro Area

Akita Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc. (ARMAC), one of the oldest Akita rescue groups in the United States, was founded by a small group of concerned Akita owners and has been serving the Mid-Atlantic seaboard since 1984. We address a wide variety of Akita needs in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. Our foster homes are located primarily in the DC Metropolitan Area , but we will offer assistance to anyone who contacts us. We help educate potential Akita owners and we offer support to Akita owners, not only those who adopt from us, but all Akita owners regardless of where they got their Akita.

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland, Inc.
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 983   Waldorf,   MD   20604

Breeds: beagles, beagle mixes, some hounds
Area Served: MD, VA, southern PA, Delaware, NJ

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland, Inc., or Beagle MarylandTM, is a nonprofit corporation founded in April 2001, which helps and finds homes for beagles in need. Our beagles come to us as strays, from shelters, as owner surrenders - and we do all we can to help every beagle in need of help who crosses our path. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, current on shots, heartworm negative and microchipped before they go to a permanent home. It is our primary goal that our beagles, many of whom have had unhappy lives before they came to us, are given the best chance at finding their forever families. Toward that end, dogs are placed in permanent homes that meet our Standards for Adoption.

Massachusetts Dog-Friendly Organizations

Blackburn Center
SeniorCare, Inc. Pawsitive Connections Program
Other Organization
5   Blackburn Center,   MA   01930

Breeds: all
Area Served: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Topsfield, Wenham - all other cities/towns in MA for information and referral only

SeniorCare, Inc. is the Area Agency on Aging serving our nine-community area. In addition to the critical elder services we provide, such as home care, personal care, meals on wheels and volunteer transportation to medical appointments, Pawsitive Connections is one of our unique programs that helps elders solve pet-related problems. Our mission is to have seniors remain connected with their companion animals for as long as possible.

617 541-5083
Humane Society or SPCA
350 South Huntington Ave   Boston,   MA   02130

Breeds: All
Area Served: Boston area, New England

The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Our services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement and the highest-quality veterinary care available anywhere in the world. We provide direct hands-on care to more than 250,000 animals each year.

Cambridge Dog Owners' Group (C-DOG)

Other Organization
Cambridge   Cambridge,   MA   02138

Breeds: all
Area Served: Cambridge, Massachusetts is home of the Cambridge Dog Owners' Group (C-DOG), a group of responsible dog owners and friends in Cambridge, Massachusetts organized for the purpose of promoting responsible dog ownership, providing community education and outreach, and advocating for the creation of safe, appropriate, off-leash play spaces for dog owners and their pets.

Boston Area
Boxer Buddies Rescue and Adoption
Rescue Organization
PO Box 120   Bellingham,   MA   02109

Breeds: Boxers
Area Served: MA, NH, CT

We are based locally in Bellingham, MA. The main goal of our organization is to provide the many unwanted, abandoned, mistreated Boxers with the tender loving care that they truly deserve.

Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
Humane Society or SPCA
1300 West Elm Street Ext.   Brockton,   MA   02301

Breeds: All
Area Served: Bristol, Norfolk & Plymouth Counties

The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (APCSM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizationan operating an open admission animal care & adoption facility, with focus on prevention of cruelty to animals, education & helping the community. Each year, over 4,000 animals in the area find themselves with nowhere to turn -- the APCSM is committed to providing these homeless animals with humane and compassionate care in their time of need.

Brockton Blue Dog Shelter
Rescue Organization
1014 Pearl Street   Brockton,   MA   02301

Breeds: All
Area Served: New England

Founded in 2001, we have saved, trained, and successfully placed over 900 dogs and cats into permanent loving homes. Overpopulation is a primary contributor to animal suffering. We spay/neuter every animal we rescue, provide a clean environment, with daily exercise, good diet, and the best healthcare our resources can provide. We train our rescues in basic obedience and work with any known behavior issues and make every effort to know our adoption animals and our adoption families, and help to create good leadership skills in new owners to make a lifetime bond. With the best of intentions, sometimes animals have to be relinquished - every animal that passes through the Brockton Blue Dog Shelter is part of the family, they are always welcomed back, if for any reason that they have not found the right home

Save A Dog, Inc.
Humane Society or SPCA
P. O. Box 1108   Framingham,   MA   01701

Breeds: All
Area Served: New England

Save A Dog is an all-breed, all-volunteer dog rescue group devoted to helping adoptable, friendly, dogs find permanent homes in the New England area. Our dogs reside in foster homes as we feel this offers a better environment for them and provides an easier transition into an adoptive home. We often hold Adoption Events at local pet supply stores. Adoption dates are posted on this Web site. Save A Dog is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID number is 04-3476937.

Cape Ann Animal Aid
Humane Society or SPCA
260 Main St.   Gloucester,   MA   01930

Area Served:

Cape Ann Animal Aid is a non-profit, no kill organization dedicated to facilitating appropriate placement of adoptable animals and enhancing the lives of all companion animals by promoting respect and well-being through education and outreach.

SeniorCare, Inc. Pawsitive Connections Program
978-281-1750 ext. 313
Other Organization
5 Blackburn Center   Gloucester,   MA   01930

Breeds: All
Area Served: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield, and Wenham

SeniorCare is a Massachusetts-designated Aging Services Access Point, serving the needs of elders. Our Pawsitive Connections program provides information, referral advocacy and services to senior citizens in our area who are trying to live independently at home and continue to share their lives with companion animals.

Cape Cod
Capering Canines of Cape Cod

Dog or Kennel Club
   Cape Cod,   MA  

Breeds: All
Area Served: Cape Cod, Mass and Surrounding Areas

We are the Capering Canines of Cape Cod, a Canine Musical Freestyle Group "dancing" our way around the Cape Cod Region. Using the unique behaviors of each dog, we choreograph routines which enhance the individual personality of each team thru music interpretation. Combining our favorite canines with the fun sport of canine musical freestyle, we bring smiles to the folks around the Cape Cod Region with our demonstrations. Please visit our website for more information about scheduling a free demonstration or attending Canine Musical Freestyle classes with your dog.

Doggy Rehab "Pound for Pound Dog Rescue"
Other Organization
Barnstable County MA   Hyannis,   MA   02601

Breeds: breed "any dog in need"
Area Served: Cape Cod Dogs

I have alot of background in dog training and behaviour. Also, I have helped saved many dogs from being euthanized at various animal shelters by taking the time they may not have had, and researching and finding new homes for the "hard to place" dogs at shelters and pounds. I have been certified in dog training school but it goes way beyond the "basic training". In my experience the dogs that really needed saving and rehab for placement are the ones that the shelters would not adopt out for as they say "liability" reasons. In other words, not to blame them, they need to protect their organizations, but the dogs need to be socialized and retrained or rehabbed and they are understaffed and volunteers have to abide by their rules. I have a circle of experienced dog loving people who have found each other through the same concerns and venues. Trying to help the so called "impossible dog" to place in just any homes. The dogs have failed the infamous" temp tests" that are OFTEN times given by inexperienced shelter staff and their "trainers"! Many dogs I have seen be destroyed because they gave the "whale eye" to a "trainer" who then would fail the dog, and therefore, well, the dog was put down because he may have been misjudged by an inexperienced person. I am not saying that all tests are bad I am just saying that you canot predict a dogs behaviour all the time, so why not consider the circumstances and give the dog another chance? I realize that this is a debate that could go on forever. So, I would rather help by helping people who need help with dogs, and dogs that need help with their people. If I am not qualified I will not pretend to know all, I will simply direct you to who may help you. MY intention is to help keep people from making the devasating decision to surrender their beloved pet to a shelter or vice-versa, have pets get adopted and then go back to the shelter just to be bounced around or worse "yes worse" euthanized.

Fairy DogParents
781 264 1081
Other Organization
PO Box 1342   Duxbury,   MA   02332

Breeds: All Breed
Area Served: State of Massachusetts

Fairy DogParents is a 501c3 nonprofit charity that sponsors Massachusetts dogs at risk of being surrendered to shelters when their DogParents cannot afford basic, chronic or acute veterinary care and or general wellness and food.

East Brookfield
Second Chance Animal Shelter
Humane Society or SPCA
111 Young Road   East Brookfield,   MA   01515

Breeds: All
Area Served: Massachusetts/Connecticut

Second Chance operates an adoption center in East Brookfield as well as a Pet Wellness and Education Center in North Brookfield. Through adoption, spay/neuter services, educational outreach and training, we help nearly 10,000 animals a year. We are a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter which began in 1999 and has grown steadily each year.

East Taunton
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Service Dog Organization
P.O. Box 9   East Taunton,   MA   02718

Area Served: United States

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) all volunteer charity located in East Taunton, MA. whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement dogs in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. Each vest costs $1006 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially life saving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided 64 police dogs with protective vests in 2011.

Fall River
Animal Rescue League of Fall River
Rescue Organization
474 Durfee Street   Fall River,   MA   02726

Breeds: all
Area Served: Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Animal Rescue League of Fall River opened in 1913 and continues to give homeless animals shelter, food, healthcare, love and helping to provide them with caring, loving homes. We are a non-profit organization.

The Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford, MA
Other Organization
834 Kempton Street   New Bedford,   MA   02740

Breeds: All - feline as well as canine
Area Served: Fall River to Wareham, all cities and towns in-between

Who we are - we are an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of individuals and local animal groups dedicated to helping animals. Our Mission - is create awareness and support in the community for the humane treatment of all animals; to end the problem of animal overpopulation through spay and neuter; to promote the adoption of homeless animals; and to provide people with the information they need to enable them to keep their animals happy and healthy.

SomeDogPark, Inc.

Other Organization
PO Box 53   Somerset,   MA   02726

Area Served: Somerset and surrounding areas of Bristol County

SomeDogPark, Inc. is a small local nonprofit organization founded for the purposes of establishing and maintaining an off-leash dog park in the town of Somerset, Massachusetts. We are currently (May 2008) raising funds to build the park, and once the park is built, we will hold awareness events to promote responsible pet ownership.

Irish Wolfhound Association of New England, Inc.
Dog or Kennel Club
531 High Rock Rd   Fitchburg,   MA   01420

Breeds: Irish Wolfhound
Area Served: New England region

We are a specialty breed club dedicated to the welfare of the Irish Wolfhound. We hold spring and fall meetings which include an educational speaker, and hold a Specialty Match and Fun Day in June and a Specialty Show in July. We provide education about the breed, including how to recognize a responsible breeder, and have an organized, long-established Rescue program.

Franklin County - Mohawk Trail
Northeastern Boxer Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 95   Sunderland,   MA   01375

Breeds: Boxers, Boxer mixes, and other breeds as space allows
Area Served: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Northeastern Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization which is an all-volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs within the Northeastern United States. We work within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

German Shepherd Resource & Rescue Center

Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 57   Hathorne,   MA   01937

Breeds: German Shepherd Dogs
Area Served: Massachusetts

German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing rescue, referral and adoption services for German Shepherd Dogs and resources for German Shepherd Dog owners. GSRRC is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers.

German Shepherd Resource & Rescue Center
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 57   Hathorne,   MA   01937

Breeds: German Shepherd Dogs
Area Served: Massachusetts

German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc. (GSRRC), is an all volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing rescue, referral, and adoption services for German Shepherd Dogs plus resources and humane education programs for German Shepherd Dog owners.

Lowell Unleashed
Other Organization
P.O. Box 8716   Lowell,   MA   01853

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Lowell, MA

We are the dog owners association of Lowell, MA. We are building a dog park in Lowell and providing education to the community on responsible dog ownership.

Paws Awhile Dog - Donations to Military Working Dogs
Other Organization
P.O. Box 398   Lunenburg,   MA   01462

Breeds: All
Area Served: All

Paws Awhile Dog Donations To Military Working Dogs is a non profit organization formed to raise funds to purchase specialized equipment and beds for Military Working Dogs in Iraq, Afghanistan and also other areas of the world. MWD's are exposed to the extreme temperatures in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the fierce sandstorms. They often have to sleep on the concrete floors of the bunkers or in the sand. We are sending specialized beds, doggles, boots and vests to these dogs through our program. We are working with the US Army Gift/Donations Program as well as the US Air Force Military Working Dog Program. These courageous animals protect our soldiers every day. Please logon to our website to donate to this worthy cause. No amount is too small.

The Maynard Dog Owners Group (MayDOG)
Other Organization
PO Box 522   Maynard,   MA   01754

Breeds: All
Area Served: Metrowest Boston

MayDOG is a 501c3 community group for dog owners in the Maynard, MA area. Our mission is two-fold: to promote responsible dog ownership, and to build community through safe, legal off-leash recreation in the Maynard area. To fulfill our mission, we hold regular educational and social events for local dog owners, distribute educational materials, and encourage local businesses to make their businesses more dog friendly. We are also working with town officials to create a new multi-use recreation area, including a fenced dog park, at the site of a former landfill.

Pug Rescue of New England

Rescue Organization
c/o Doris Aldrich 17 Jones Road   Pelham,   MA   01002

Breeds: Pugs
Area Served: ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI

We take in and find homes for pugs in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. We accept pugs of any age, condition, or situation. Every PRoNE pug will be Veterinarian checked, updated on all shots, and/or treated for any current medical needs, before being adopted.

Providence Area
Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter
Rescue Organization
PO Box 592   Attleboro,   MA   02703

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Greater Attleboro area

The Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter (FAAS) is a non-profit, all volunteer 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing financial and volunteer support to the Attleboro Animal Shelter for the care and well-being of the hundreds of unwanted, stray and needy cats and dogs that annually pass through the shelter. On a daily basis, our volunteers provide these homeless cats and dogs with nourishment, medical treatment, affection, and most of all, help in finding a loving new home.

Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter

Rescue Organization
PO Box 592   Attleboro,   MA   02703

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: South Eastern Massachusetts & Rhode Island

The Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter (FAAS) is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing financial and volunteer support to the Attleboro Animal Shelter for the care and well-being of the hundreds of unwanted, stray and needy cats and dogs that annually pass through the shelter. On a daily basis, our volunteers provide these homeless animals with nourishment, medical treatment, affection, and most of all, help in finding a loving new home.

Each year, hundreds of abandoned companion cats and dogs looking for a second chance in life were successfully placed in loving homes through adoptions facilitated by FAAS.

Yorkies Inc.
508 822-6004
Rescue Organization
80 Theresa St   Taunton,   MA   02780

Breeds: Yorkshire Terriers and other small breed dogs
Area Served: New England

Yorkies Inc. is a New England based agency specializing in re-homing, adoption and rescue of Yorkshire Terriers... We are private nonprofit organization dedicated to the well being of the Yorkshire Terrier. We are a very small group of Yorkie friends that have previously belonged to other national yorkie rescue groups. We felt there was a need to bring things down to scale and focus on the pups themselves. In October 2004 we joined efforts to form Yorkies Inc., a new type of organization dedicated to help Yorkies in need of re-homing for whatever the reason. Because we are small we offer a dedication and bonding to the dogs that is often lacking in other national groups. We can also work very closely with the surrendering families to insure piece of mind to them, while also offering safe and caring foster homes knowledgeable of the breed. We take great pride in providing the very best veterinary care and finding the very best forever homes for the dogs entrusted to us. It is because of this passion for the breed that we are very selective on the homes in which we will place our Yorkies. All our pups are completely vetted and are spayed or neutered before placement.

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.
(978) 443-2202
Rescue Organization
PO Box 299   Wayland,   MA   01778

Breeds: German Shepherd Dogs
Area Served: New England: MA, CT, ME, NH, RI. VT.

German Shepherd Rescue of New England is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, evaluating, and finding homes (and sometimes important jobs)for German Shepherds across New England. GSRNE, Inc. is staffed entirely by volunteere dedicated to helping the countless German Shepherds who are homeless, or left in shelters to await an uncertain fate. We rely upon the generosity of dog-lovers in the 6 state area to fund our program. Donations will go to providing food, veterinary care, medicines, sometimes surgery, and other necessities for the care of our rescued German Shepherds until they are placed in a carefully selected good home. For more info, to see photos of beautiful German Shepherds, to volunteer, or to donate, please visit our website: Thank You!

Pet Rock Fest
Other Organization
PO Box 310   Auburn,   MA   01501

Area Served: New England

Pet Rock Fest's flagship event is the festival itself, which takes place on the second Sunday of September each year in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event features music, food, contests, speakers, vendors and hundreds of tables set up by area animal organizations. Proceeds benefit New England animal welfare organizations. Now 11 years old, Pet Rock strives to raise money throughout the year with events, and offers a website for Massachusetts animal lovers and organizations to connect and share information.

Pet Rock Fest, Inc.
508-749-3166, ext. 245
Other Organization
1 Park St.   Auburn,   MA   01501

Area Served: New England

The Pet Rock Festival is an annual event usually held the Sunday in September, but is also a nonprofit organization that raises funds yearround to benefit animals.

Small, Medium & Large Dog Meetups
Other Organization
394 Middlesex Rd   tyngsboro,   MA   01879

Breeds: all breeds welcome
Area Served: all

We have monthly meetup groups that are free of charge held one Sunday a month. Small breed only is from 11am-1pm. Medium & Large breed is from 1pm-3pm. Visit us at or or call 978-649-8585 for more information.

Michigan Dog-Friendly Organizations

Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Dog Meetup
Other Organization
   Ann Arbor,   MI  

Area Served: Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor Dog Meetup is an organization that promotes off-leash exercise and social interaction for dogs and their owners in a responsible environment.

The Club hosts meetings and events for dog owners to stay informed about dog-related issues and the status of the off-leash dog parks in Washtenaw County.

Humane Society of Huron Valley
Humane Society or SPCA
3100 Cherry Hill Rd   Ann Arbor,   MI   48105

Breeds: Every homeless companion that needs to be cared for
Area Served: Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, Canton, Plymouth

The mission of the Humane Society of Huron Valley is to find a home for every adoptable animal in its care and to prevent cruelty to animals.

The Holland Michigan Kennel Club
Dog or Kennel Club
7875 Heather DR   Caledonia,   MI   49316

Breeds: ALL AKC or UKC
Area Served: Ottawa and Allegan Counties

We serve the purebred dog needs of Ottawa and Allegan Counties in West Michigan. We offer monthly meetings with planned speakers and education. We hold two AKC dog shows and one AKC Sanctioned puppy match each year. We have a all-breed breeder referral service, and we welcome new members and the public to attend!

Animal Rescue Fund of St Joseph County

Other Organization
20579 Roys Rd   Centreville,   MI   49032

Area Served: St Joseph County, Michigan

We provide financial assistance to help county residents spay and neuter their pets. We provide dog and cat food to county residents who are facing a financial emergency and need short term aid in feeding their pets. We provide straw to those pets who are kept outdoors. We sponsor an annual adoptathon at our county Animal Control Facility to raise awareness of the need to adopt shelter pets. We do not operate a shelter, but help to financially support those already operating in our county. We participate in local parades and staff a booth at local events in an effort to educate the public about the humane treatment of animals.

Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter
Humane Society or SPCA
2661 Greenfield   Dearborn,   MI   48120

Breeds: all
Area Served: Dearborn/Melvindale

Stray holding, owner surrenders, adoptions, dog obedience classes, community education.

Chihuahua Meetup Club
Dog or Kennel Club
N/A   Detroit,   MI   48170

Breeds: Chihuahua
Area Served: Plymouth, Canton, Farmington Hills, Roseville, Dearborn, Northville, Brighton

Chihuahua meetup is a nation wide social dog club. Meetup with other owners and dogs at places where the dogs can play. There is also an online interactive community you can participate in between meetup times.

Sportsmens Dog Training Club

Other Organization
1930 Tobsal Court   Warren,   MI   48091

Area Served: metro-Detroit

Provide dog training classes & seminars for the public.

Wiggle Buttz Boxer Rescue
Rescue Organization
29820 Autumn Ln   Warren,   MI   48088

Breeds: Boxer
Area Served: State of Michigan

Michigan Pug Rescue
Rescue Organization
23927 Wesley   Farmington,   MI   48335

Breeds: Pugs
Area Served: USA

It is our belief that every Pug should be in an environment where they are loved and safe. Although we do not believe in the puppy mill industry, we also do not believe that any Pug should be faced with a life inside of a puppy mill. We have therefore taken the stance that whenever we have the opportunity to buy a Pug's freedom we will do so. When these Pugs are placed on the auction block or just offered for sale at a puppy mill, other mills are invited to the sale. As a result, the Pug will either be sold or if no other mill wants the Pug, it may be destroyed. It is therefore our belief that although our money does in fact benefi t the mill, it frees the Pug and in some cases saves its life. All pugs are examined by our Veterinarian and treated for any health issues that may be present, immunized against Rabies, Distemper, Corona, Bordetella, microchipped, spay/neutered, Heartworm and Fecal tested. After observing the Pug to determine what type of home best suits the Pug's personality, it will be placed in a home where the love and care of the Pug is a priority. We will take in any Pug whose health will allow it to live in an environment that provides an acceptable quality of life. Any Pug that is not adoptable due to health issues will be permanently placed in a loving foster home to live out their life with dignity and without pain. If it were not for your assistance we would not be able to accomplish our goals. no longer fits in. A change in lifestyle also occurs through divorce or an employment change, and results in the Pug being left without a home.

Take My Paw Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1091   Fowlerville,   MI   48836

Breeds: all
Area Served: lower Michigan

Committed to contributing to the welfare of companion animals through permanent placement and community education on sterilization, animal cruelty and neglect. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

Ogemaw County Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
1367 S. M33   West Branch,   MI   48661

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Ogemaw County, MI

The Ogemaw County Humane Society (OCHS) is a local non-profit organization that was formed in April 2000. Our goal is to provide a shelter for abandoned and/or lost cats and dogs. On June 24, 2009 we opened our doors to our brand new Dr. Rea's Animal Shelter. We now must focus on fundraisers and donations to keep the shelter maintained.

Ogemaw County Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
1367 S M 33 P.O. Box 231   West Branch,   MI   48661

Breeds: All
Area Served: Ogemaw County

The Ogemaw County Humane Society is a local non-profit organization that formed in 2000 focusing on domestic animals. Our goal is to operate an animal shelter promoting animal welfare opposed to the promotion of animal rights; to educate the public concerning the prevention of animal cruelty; the relief of animal suffering; and the necessity of spay and neutering.

Last Chance Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 1205   Howell,   MI   48844

Breeds: all
Area Served: eastern states

501(C)3 no-kill. Committed to saving the lives of animals that would otherwisw be destroyed.

Animal Placement Bureau

Rescue Organization
   Lansing,   MI   48910

Breeds: all
Area Served: mid-Michigan

The Animal Placement Bureau (APB) is a no-kill, non-profit, all volunteer-run, foster organization for homeless dogs in the mid-Michigan area.

Midland, Mount Pleasant, Clare, Coleman
Mid-Michigan Pug Play Group

Other Organization
   Midland, Mount Pleasant, Clare, Coleman,   MI  

Breeds: Pugs and similar
Area Served: Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Clare, Coleman, Shepherd, Alma

The Mid-Michigan Pug Play Group is a group of pug loving people who meet 8-10 times a year to enjoy our smooshy-faced friends. Whether you have a pug (or 2 or 3!), you're thinking of adopting a pug and want more information or you just want to watch the fun, you are welcome to come, meet pugs and their guardians, and enjoy watching the pugs play! Other small-breed dogs are welcome to attend as "honorary Pug for the day." Meetings generally take place on the third Sunday of the month. Check the website for location and other details.

ResQ 4 Paws
Rescue Organization
PO BOX 388   Ortonville,   MI   48462

Breeds: All Breed
Area Served: Michigan/Northern Ohio

ResQ 4 Paws is a non-profit ResQ and referral organization dedicated to placing unwanted paws into suitable homes, and preventing those unwanted paws from overloading the local shelter & humane societies. We are a foster home organization that evaluates temperament and overall personality of each dog. ResQ 4 Paws hopes to attain the goal of reducing over population in local shelters by promoting responsible dog ownership by educating the public in the selection, care and training of the breed they choose to adopt. Educating the public about spay/neuter and the need for sterilization of all pets, proper health care of a pet, and nutritional requirements as well as the importance of ID tags - they are your dog's only ticket home!

Pawz 4 Life Animal Rescue

Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 20134   Saginaw,   MI   48602

Breeds: All Breed Rescue
Area Served: Serve all of Michigan

Pawz 4 Life is an All Breed Rescue that helps and adopts out both cats and dogs rescued from a variety of situations, located in Saginaw, Michigan. Our goal is to rescue and rehabilitate as many animals as we can and get them into their loving, life long homes, that they deserve. All of the animals that come into our rescue will receive vet care, basic training, rehabilitation (if needed), and are fostered in individual homes, not a shelter or kennel type environment. We feel this is a much better way to socialize the animal and fully prepare them for there new home. Our rescue is operated by volunteers, and relys on donations of any kind, to help those animals that desperately need us. PLEASE consider helping us, help them, by donating or fostering TODAY!

Saint Helen
Dog Scouts of America
Other Organization
5040 Nestel Rd East   Saint Helen,   MI   48656

Breeds: All dogs are welcome
Area Served: US, Canada, Japan

FREE information for anyone who shares their life with a dog! Our mission is to promote Responsible Pet Parenting and teach the importance of the Human/Canine Bond. Our web site is full of information to help any dog owner enrich his or her life with the family dog (and enrich the dog's life, too). Solutions for behavior problems, how to create a "perfect" dog by proper early socialization, instructions for activities that you can do to bond with your dog, like backpacking, kayaking, camping, agility, rally, dock diving, flyball, frisbee, water activities, painting, fundraising, geocaching, letterboxing, and much much more! We help you love your dog even more, and show you how to have a well-behaved pet that you can be proud to take anywhere! Our methods are all positive (clicker training). You and your dog will have a new feeling about obedience training, once you have this way of communicating with your canine family member.

St Clair Shores
Detroit Bulldog Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 284   St Clair Shores,   MI   48080

Breeds: English Bulldog
Area Served: Michigan, Ohio, Southeastern Ontario

The Detroit Bulldog Rescue has been helping bullies for over 25 years. We take in English Bulldogs that are in need of homes from owner surrenders, shelters, and strays. For more information please go to

Toledo Area
Humane Society of Monroe County
Humane Society or SPCA
833 N. Telegraph Road   Monroe,   MI   48162

Breeds: All
Area Served: Monroe County

The Humane Society of Monroe County (HSMC) was founded in 1954 by Monroe County residents who were concerned for the welfare of the companion animals in our community. For approximately 30 years, the society has operated a shelter where stray, abandoned or surrendered animals receive care ? food, shelter, medical attention and love ? until they can be placed in a permanent home. The society also promotes the humane treatment of animals through education; attempts to re-unite lost animals with their owners, and promote spaying or neutering of pets to control the population of unwanted animals.

Walled Lake
Pug Rescue Network
Rescue Organization
P.O Box 1204   Walled Lake,   MI   48390

Breeds: Pug
Area Served: MI, IL,OH, IN

Embrace the neglected, forgotten, and displaced Pugs with compassion, providing hope through education and awareness, helping them by finding their way to a permanent loving home.

West Olive
Renewed Life for Greyhounds, Inc.
Rescue Organization
16245 Van Buren Street   West Olive,   MI   49423

Breeds: greyhounds
Area Served: Michigan

It is our mission to find forever homes for retired racing greyhounds through support, fund raising, education, and adoption.

Minnesota Dog-Friendly Organizations

Minnesota Boxer Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. BOX 328   Champlin,   MN   55316

Breeds: Boxer
Area Served: Within the state of Minnesota

Minnesota Boxer Rescue is an ALL VOLUNTEER 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization. The main goal of our organization is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned Boxer dogs within Minnesota. When Boxers are in need, Minnesota Boxer Rescue dedicated volunteers respond. Our mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education. Many of our beautiful Boxers have had a very "ruff" start, for various reasons, please be assured that we have dedicated ourselves to helping as many of these dogs as we possibly can. When a dog comes into our rescue program they are examined by our vet, brought up to date on vaccinations, heart worm tested, (placed on heart worm preventive medication) and fecal tested. All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We evaluate each Boxer's personality and temperament, so he/she can be placed in the best home suited for that dog. If you are interested in adopting, the first step is to submit an application. You must live in Minnesota in order to adopt. However, if you live in another state, we would be able to assist you with a contact person and telephone number of another rescue in that state. Have a little Wiggle Room? Adopt a Boxer Today!

Minneapolis - St Paul
Minnesota Sheltie Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 395   Circle Pines,   MN   55014-9998

Breeds: Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties)
Area Served: All cities in Minnesota, as well as North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

Minnesota Sheltie Rescue is a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to finding the best and last home for Shelties in need. All Shelties are examined by a veterinarian, brought up to date on vaccinations, tested for heartworm/Lyme/Erlichia and placed on preventative, treated for parasites, and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Our Shelties live with carefully screened foster families until a forever home is found. Our adoption process includes an application, references, and a home visit.

Animal Humane Society of Hennepin County
Humane Society or SPCA
845 Meadow Lane N   Golden Valley,   MN   55422

Breeds: All
Area Served: Hennepin and Anoka Counties of MN

Surrender/Adoption/Training/Vet/Shelter/Loss Support/Microchipping/Small and Large Dog indoor supervised play groups/education/euthanasia/cremation/boarding/grooming/

Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota
Service Dog Organization
2537 25th Avenue South   Minneapolis,   MN   55406

Area Served: Minnesota

Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota is a non-profit organization based in the Twin Cities that has been providing and training HEARING DOGS (to alert deaf and hard-of-hearing people to important sounds they might otherwise miss, such as smoke detectors, a baby crying, or an intruder) and SERVICE DOGS (to assist physically impaired people in becoming more independent) to clients for more than 15 years. Dogs, training, medical treatment, supplies, food and ongoing support are provided to clients free of charge. We have certified more than 150 Hearing and Service Dogs and have an additional 56 dogs currently in training. Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota is entirely funded by generous contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota
Rescue Organization
3853 Columbus Ave   Minneapolis,   MN   55407

Breeds: dogs 20 pounds and under
Area Served: Twin Cities and SE MN

Pawsitivity Service Dogs
Other Organization
197 Griggs St. N.   St Paul,   MN   55104

Breeds: All Breeds & Mixed Breeds
Area Served:

Pawsitivity Service Dogs trains autism assistance dogs for children, to help with socialization, education, and seizures. Children with autism have difficulty with social skills such as empathy, have trouble with language development, often exhibit repetitive behaviors, sometimes exhibiting seizures, as well. They may be teased or bullied, or simply ignored as a result of not understanding the unspoken rules of social interaction. Service dogs can help mitigate many of these problems, serving as a bridge to social interactions with both peers and adults, as well as help with motivational, behavioral, and sensory challenges. Pawsitivity is proud to train these amazing dogs, creating a human-canine bond that changes lives.

New Germany
Top Dog Foundation
Other Organization
5120 Vega Ave   New Germany,   MN   55367

Breeds: all old dogs with heath related conditions
Area Served: Minnesota

Our mission is to build a Sanctuary in Minnesota for old dogs with health-related conditions that have been abandon by theor owners and give them a permanent home with plenty of love, food, and shelter from the cold so that they would not be otherwise unnecessarily euthanized.

Reason for Hope Retreat
Other Organization
755 95th Street NW   Rice,   MN   56367

Area Served: Central Minnesota

A weekend retreat for parents and caregivers having or caring for a disabled child or adult. A weekend of education, relaxation and enjoyment while attending workshops, support groups, entertaining speakers, community vendors, informational packets, gift bags and win prizes. To sign up or read more, check out the website. See you there!

Midwest Pug Rescue - Minnesota Division
Rescue Organization
2205 5th Ave SW   Rochester,   MN   55902

Breeds: Pug
Area Served: Minnesota

Midwest Pug Rescue ~ MN Division has been in operation since April 2006. We are 501c(3) approved. All pugs are kept in loving caring homes during foster care. All pugs are vet checked prior to any adoption.We try our best to match the dogs with the needs, wants, personalities, and lifestyles of potential adopters to ensure a healthy, happy, and permanent home.Midwest Pug Rescue ~ MN Division (MNMPR ) fosters pugs in the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota.Often, the pugs arrive at rescue through no fault of their own. Many MN MPR dogs have been surrendered by their owners due to unfortunate circumstances. Others have been given to us by rescue-friendly shelters or taken from puppy mills.

Missouri Dog-Friendly Organizations

Chihuahua Rescue Usa-missouri division
Rescue Organization
10071 west mrytle dr   Blackwell,   MO   63626

Breeds: Chihuahuas
Area Served: tennessee, kentucky, ohio, missouri, Illinois, Indiana

Chihuahua Rescue focuses on the midwest region of the United States which includes Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. As volunteers join and our support increases, our scope will broaden to include additional states. We want to thank you for taking a moment to read about our cherished Chihuahua friends and look forward to helping you through the adoption process.We are an all-volunteer rescue, transport, foster and adoption group. It is our belief that irresponsible breeding of animals for profit is unethical and seek to encourage potential pet guardians to consider adoption as their first choice in selecting a loving canine addition to their family.We work tirelessly to place lost, abandoned and surrendered Chihuahuas into loving and responsible homes.

House Springs
Open Door Animal Sanctuary
Rescue Organization
   House Springs,   MO   63051

Breeds: Mixed breeds, purebreds, and cats
Area Served: St. Louis

Open Door Animal Sanctuary is one of the St. Louis area's largest no-kill shelters dedicated to preserving the lives and health of homeless companion animals. ODAS is funded entirely from donations, bequests, memberships and fundraisers. All incoming animals receive medical care needed to maintain good health, are tested and given heartworm preventative each month, and are spayed or neutered to prevent further pet overpopulation.

Kansas City
Pets For Life, Inc.
(816) 363-3665
Service Dog Organization
7240 Wornall Road   Kansas City,   MO   64114

Breeds: all
Area Served: Kansas City metro area (Missouri and Kansas)

Pets For Life is a local, non-profit organization supported by community donations only. There is no charge for our service. We are headed by a Board of Directors and are staffed by an Executive Director and a Program Director. The purpose of Pets For Life, Inc. is to provide the therapeutic touch of pets

Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter
Rescue Organization
PO Box 29121   Parkville,   MO   64152

Breeds: dogs and cats
Area Served: Parkville and surrounding area

Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter(FOPAS) is an all volunteer, not-for-profit 501(C)3 rescue organization. We are committed to caring for the cats and dogs at the shelter, and in foster care homes, while finding them forever homes. Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter supports the community through the rescue of their animals and provides education and awareness on responsible pet ownership. FOPAS pets are not only from the Parkville Shelter, but also from several 'kill' shelters throughout the Northland.

Pleasant Valley
Heartland Weimaraner Rescue
Rescue Organization
7805 Lee Drive   Pleasant Valley,   MO   63129

Breeds: weimaraner
Area Served: OK, MO, NEB, KS, OH

Heartland Weimaraner Rescue is a non-profit corporation committed to the following community service:

Poplar Bluff
Rescue Organization
520 CR 5351   Poplar Bluff,   MO   63901

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Semo and surrounding area, a local non profit Poplar Bluff Animal Shelter deals with the prevention of cruelty to animals and global education.

St Louis
Greyhound Planet Day of St. Louis
Other Organization
304 Spring Ct.   Manchester,   MO   63011

Breeds: Greyhounds
Area Served: central & eastern Missouri & western Illinois

Greyhound Planet is a time chosen each year to honor the Greyhound and its relatives (Galgos, lurchers, etc.) throughout the world. The purpose of this international event is to raise the public's awareness of the wonder and magic of Greyhounds as pets, educate others on the current status of Greyhounds around the world and to honor those Greyhounds who have left us already. The St. Louis event will be a celebration at The Boathouse in Carondelet Park at Loughborough and I55, on Sunday, September 18, 2005, from 3 to 6 pm. There will be information about greyhound adoption with grey related demonstrations. Erin O'Neill, of Newschannel 5, has agreed to emcee the program. Of course, there will be food, vendor booths, children's activities, nail trims, contests, raffles, door prizes, music, a group picture in front of The Boathouse with a fountain and the sunset in the background, a blessing of the hounds, a roo, fun for the whole family, available fosters to view, a candle lighting in honor of all greys, past and present, and more. AVID ID Systems will provide a vet to hold a Microchip Clinic that will cost $20.00 or $15.00 each for 2 or more (a $60.00 Value). All leashed greyhounds are welcome. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Adopters and their greys will be on The Window on Newschannel 5 on Thursday, 9/15, at 6 am and 3 pm. They will be available to answer questions at some PETCO's on Saturday, the 17th, from 12 to 3 pm. To learn more about greyhounds and the event, please visit or

Second Chance Sheltie Rescue
(888) 873-5443
Rescue Organization
P. O. Box 1791   Maryland Heights,   MO   63043

Breeds: Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)
Area Served: St. Louis, MO and areas within 120 mile radius

Second Chance Sheltie Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of unwanted or abandoned Shelties. All Shelties are given necessary veterinary care, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and their temperament evaluated. All adoptive homes are carefully screened to ensure the dog is placed with the best possible match. We do not have a shelter and therefore our dogs are cared for in the homes of our volunteers. Second Chance Sheltie Rescue survives entirely on donations. Because we are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, your donations are tax-deductable.

Second Chance Sheltie Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 1791   Maryland Heights,   MO   63043

Breeds: Shetland Sheepdogs, Shelties
Area Served: St Louis and surrounding counties (120 mile radius)

Second Chance Sheltie Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abandoned or unwanted purebred Shelties.

Rescue Organization
774 Elmwood Ave.   St Louis,   MO   63122

Breeds: all
Area Served: St. Louis Metro area

Saving dogs in crisis from the streets and high kill shelters. Ultimate goal of matching the dog to a loving family that will love them for the rest of their lives

American Eskimo Rescue of St. Louis
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 190523   St Louis,   MO   63119

Breeds: American Eskimo Dog
Area Served: Missouri Mid & Eastern

Our mission is to save the lives of abused and unwanted American Eskimo dogs in the St. Louis area. We are a group of dedicated volunteers, working together for the benefit of helpless and homeless Eskies. Our program is funded by donations and adoption fees. Our volunteers spend endless hours of rescue work which involves transporting, fostering, and networking to save American Eskimo lives.

Coaltion for Animal Rescue and Education
Rescue Organization
160 Marine Lane   St Louis,   MO   63146

Breeds: all cats horses chickens
Area Served: St. Louis, Jefferson, Washington counties

Rescue from kill shelters those about to be put down. Rescue more than the cute lap dogs, we rescue the dogs that are hard to place into loving homes. Rescued means we get them adopted. We work in a economically depressed area, so we do everything we can to spay/neuter and help those that cannot afford to pay for the medical service. We work with the local shelters/pounds to save animals and reduce or stop unwanted litters. We a 501c3 and only survive on donations. We need a larger kennel to pull and save more animals. Can anyone help????

Nebraska Dog-Friendly Organizations

Healing Heart Therapy Dogs
Other Organization
1955 St. Andrews Dr.   Crete,   NE   68333

Area Served: eastern Nebraska

Healing Heart Therapy Dogs trains, test, certifies and insures individuals and their canine companions to provide animal assisted activity and animal assisted therapy in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools and assisted living facilities. We also train and certify our teams in R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs). They go into schools and libraries and aid in the improvement of childrens' reading ability through the use of the dogs.

Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue

Rescue Organization
   Lincoln,   NE   68510

Breeds: Italian Greyhound
Area Served: Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota & Winnipeg, Manitoba

To outline our adoption program, we require a fenced yard in most cases, the dog must be an indoor pet and a member of the family and you must have time to give the dog the attention it requires and deserves. Italian Greyhound Rescue is an organization that receives Italian Greyhounds who have been turned in for various reasons with housebreaking issues and "not knowing the breed" being at the top. Italian Greyhounds are typically, very sensitive and 'needy', they want to connect to their owners and be part of their lives....if the dog is unhappy and misunderstood, the owner will also be unhappy.

Nebraska Kennel Club, Inc.

Dog or Kennel Club
P.O. Box 34241   Omaha,   NE   68134

Breeds: All AKC recognized breeds
Area Served: Omaha, NE & surrounding area

AKC member dog club. Providing education & community service for our area.

Nevada Dog-Friendly Organizations

Las Vegas
Adopt A Rescue Pet
Rescue Organization
   Las Vegas,   NV  

Breeds: Aussies, Border Collies, Pit bull terriers, Shepards, ect.
Area Served: Las Vegas NEVADA

Adopt a Rescue Pet is a non-profit organization. We go in to the local Shelters and Save the dogs on thier last days. We rescue many breeds. However, We DON'T get very many SMALL dogs, like the Toy Breeds. Its rare to see them on the Kill list.

Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club

Dog or Kennel Club
5840 W Craig Rd 120-287   Las Vegas,   NV   89130

Breeds: Dachshund
Area Served: Clark County

Our Club members meet monthly for "play days" and we also schedule other fun events. Our big fundraiser of the year to support Dachshund Rescue is our annual Hallo-Wiener. We have Dachshund races, costume parade and contest, raffles and food/drinks. Our Club assists in the rescue and placement (adoption) of abandoned Dachshunds and helps provide funds for medical treatment for these Dachshunds through fundraisers. The objective of our Club is to promote responsible pet ownership (updated vaccinations, microchipping, spaying/neutering and training.) You are more than WELCOMED to join our Club and participate on our on board discussions and attend any of our events.

Las Vegas Weimaraner Club & Rescue
Rescue Organization
Call or use website   Las Vegas,   NV   89124

Breeds: Weimaraner
Area Served: Las Vegas, Pahrump, Boulder City, Henderson

The purpose of the Las Vegas Weimaraner Club Rescue Program is to take Weims in need of homes, rehabilitate them, and find loving new homes for these wonderful dogs. Our goal is to give as many lost, neglected and abandoned Weims as possible a second chance at a good life. Often through no fault of their own, Weimaraners are turned over to us because of lifestyle changes of their owners. The owners divorce, move to an apartment, have a baby, etc. and can no longer care for their Weimaraner. Also animal shelters throughout the state receive Weimaraners for various reasons also. These shelters know of our Rescue Program and call us when they get a Weimaraner. Sometimes Weims are found running loose and are turned over to us. Why adopt an adult dog? Weimaraner puppies, as cute as they are, are notorious for causing havoc as they go through the housebreaking, chewing, and basic learning stages. Rescued Weims make wonderful companions. They seem grateful for a new life. How do I adopt a Weimaraner? In order to adopt a dog from our Rescue Program, an adoption application must be completed. This application can be found on our website under the Rescue Section. How long does it take to adopt a Weimaraner? The length of the adoption process depends on the availability of dogs in our Rescue Program that meet your particular needs. Some Rescue dogs are placed within weeks of being received in our program. Others stay in the program for months as they recover from previous neglect or abuse. Whatever time the dog needs to be rehabilitated is determined by the individual dog. A donation of $250 is requested for each adopted Weimaraner. The donation will go to help pay for Vet & Boarding bills for the weims in rescue and to help with saving future weims.

Shakespeare Animal Fund
Other Organization
P.O. Box 8201   Reno,   NV   89507

Breeds: all
Area Served: Northern Nevada

To many of us a $50.00 medical bill at the vet is nothing, but for an elderly person on a fixed income, a single mother, a student, and for many others, it's an impossibility.There are many instances of elderly people doing without their own medicine or even food in order to care for their animals' medical needs.So what do you do if you love your animal but can't afford to pay the bill- Shakespeare Animal Fund, a non-profit charity was founded after the loss of a beloved Cocker Spaniel "Shakespeare". He died after a very costly illness, and in his memory this fund was founded to help others who might face financial problems while trying to save their pet.Shakespeare Animal Fund, a non-profit charity was founded after the loss of a beloved Cocker Spaniel "Shakespeare". He died after a very costly illness, and in his memory this fund was founded to help others who might face financial problems while trying to save their pet. Let Shakespeare help you!You can be a hero to people in need. Support the efforts of the Shakespeare Animal Fund with your donations of funding and of time.

New Hampshire Dog-Friendly Organizations

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England, Inc.
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 162   Greenfield,   NH   03047

Breeds: Cocker Spaniels
Area Served: New England States

The Right Dog in the Right Home for the enduring happiness of both... That is the driving principle behind Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England, Inc. CSRNE is one of the oldest and largest cocker rescue groups in the country. It is composed of many volunteers throughout New England dedicated to rescuing and placing homeless cockers.

Lake Winnipesaukee Region
New Hampshire Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
1305 Meredith Center Road   Laconia,   NH   03246

Breeds: all breeds
Area Served: Lakes region of New Hampshire

no kill animal shelter placing animals in forever homes. Rated 4th highest adopting shelter in New England 90% adoption rate in 2006.

Animal Rescue League of NH
(603) 472-5714
Rescue Organization
545 Route 101   Bedford,   NH   03110

Breeds: all
Area Served: all of Southern NH

The Animal Rescue League of NH is a community resource dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets, caring for companion animals afflicted by neglect, abandonment and cruelty and enhancing the relationship between people and pets through adoption, education, compassion and the promotion of animal welfare.

New England Basset Hound Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 835   Raymond,   NH   03077

Breeds: Basset Hounds
Area Served: All 6 New England States

New England Basset Hound Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded on June 20, 2001 by a group of basset hound lovers. Everyone involved with NEBHR is on a volunteer basis only and members reside throughout New England. We receive no financial compensation for our efforts. Like you, we all have jobs outside of the home, have families, and other important commitments. We do basset rescue because we want to help save homeless hounds and place them in good homes.

Concord-Merrimack County SPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
130 Washington Street   Penacook,   NH   03303

Breeds: All
Area Served: Merrimack County

The Concord-Merrimack County SPCA was founded in 1910 to relieve suffering and prevent cruelty to animals and to educate society on the importance of being just and compassionate to all living things.In the 1930s, the agency was one of the original five agencies to form the Community Chest, which has since grown to today's active and highly successful United Way of Merrimack County. Our agency remains a part of the United Way as a designated agency.Our original structure was basically a chicken coop to provide temporary shelter to animals in need. Today we have a 2000 square foot shelter with additional administrative space in a separate building on the property.Our past history reflects a different philosophy of sheltering that was based on animal shelter serving as "warehouses" for homeless animals. Today, our shelter is truly a shelter, with all that word implies in providing safety from the world around us. It is a warm and caring facility for animals in transition, where staff find a loving home for all adoptable animals, no matter how long it may take. And our mission, while basically the same as that back in 1910, is interpreted to require not only on-site care of animals but an active involvement in the community that supports us by serving as a resource to all pet guardians and as an educational voice for our youth. Our programs and services reflect our involvement, our commitment, and our vision.

New Jersey Dog-Friendly Organizations

Belle Mead
Animal Alliance
609 818-1952
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1285   Belle Mead,   NJ   08530

Breeds: all breeds
Area Served: New Jersey, Pennsylvania,New York anywhere the web is available

Animal Alliance, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization, is a volunteer organization that rescues animals in immediate danger of euthanasia from several animal shelters. Animal Alliance places animals removed from the shelters into temporary foster care where they are rehabilitated, spayed/neutered, restored to health, and readied for a speedy adoption to carefully chosen adoptive families. Animal Alliance finds euthanasia to be an unacceptable fate for adoptable animals, and strives to educate the public about the surplus of adoptable animals in shelters, the critical importance of spay/neuter, and responsible pet ownership. Through its Planned Pethood Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, Animal Alliance offers spay/neuter outreach services to those who wish to alter their pet but lack the funds to do so.To learn more about Animal Alliance, visit

Browns Mills
HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue
Rescue Organization
83 Bear Alley   Browns Mills,   NJ   08015

Breeds: English Bulldogs
Area Served: NJ, PA, MD, NY, DE

The only rescue in the State of New Jersey dedicated to English Bulldogs, HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue is a volunteer group of bulldog lovers whose mission is to re-home bulldogs who are surrendered by their owners or find themselves otherwise without homes, landing in animal shelters or wandering the streets as strays. Volunteers provide foster care, veterinary care and rehabilitation for these needy dogs, ultimately finding them forever homes. While HeavenSent places rescued bulldogs primarily with families in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, bulldogs from the surrounding areas are rescued as well, including those in New York, Delaware, and Maryland. In 2006, HeavenSent rescued and placed more than 50 bulldogs. HeavenSent is not a shelter facility! Foster care for bulldogs in transition is provided in the private homes of HeavenSent's volunteers, who receive no compensation for their time. Many volunteers, by choice, spend their own money to provide toys, treats, food, grooming and beds for the dogs entrusted to their care. HeavenSent is not a paid network, is not affiliated (see our non-affiliation statement below) with any purebred dog club or other for-profit organization, and does not operate under any type of charitable program providing funds for veterinary care. HeavenSent relies solely on donations and fundraisers to finance veterinary exams, inoculations, medications, and surgical procedures including routine spaying/neutering as well as life-enhancing and, sometimes, life-saving surgery. Donations also help pay for food, bedding, grooming supplies, bowls, vitamins and other supplements. HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and a New Jersey Nonprofit corporation. For more information on bulldog rescue & adoption in the New Jersey/ Pennsylvania /Delaware /Maryland/New York area, if you know of a Bulldog in need or would like to volunteer, please contact:

Budd Lake
Beagle Rescue League, Inc.
Rescue Organization
19 Kenmar Road   Budd Lake,   NJ   07828

Breeds: beagle
Area Served: NJ/PA

We are beagle breed rescue located in NJ/PA dedicated to rescuing/rehabilitating and rehoming unwanted dogs in our communities.

Cascade Beagle Rescue - East

Rescue Organization
19 Kenmar Road   Budd Lake,   NJ  

Breeds: Beagle
Area Served: North East

Cascade Beagle Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Beagle breed, opened its East Coast Chapter and celebrated its one year anniversary on March 1, 2007!

Camden Area
Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO Box 4416   Cherry Hill,   NJ   08034

Breeds: Greyhounds
Area Served: NJ, NY, CT, PA, DE

Greyhound Friends of N.J., Inc. is a non-profit group dedicated to the rescue, appreciation, and care of the greyhound dog. The organization rescues as many dogs as possible from death after racing, giving them appropriate medical attention, and placing them in safe, loving homes. GFNJ encourages caring treatment of all animals, educates the public about the qualities of the greyhound and the need for humane treatment of the greyhounds in the racing industry. GFNJ promotes responsible pet ownership, including neutering, and holds adoption seminars wherever we are invited to appear to communicate information about the greyhound to the general public.

Animal Welfare Association
Humane Society or SPCA
509 Centennial Blvd   Voorhees,   NJ   08043

Breeds: All
Area Served: Southern New Jersey Region

The Animal Welfare Association is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization serving providing shelter for orphaned animals, low-cost spay and neuter services, humane education and pet assisted therapy for the community.

Lilo's Promise Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 23   Voorhees,   NJ   08043

Breeds: All with a focus on pit bulls
Area Served: NY, NJ, DE, PA

Lilo's Promise Animal Rescue is a group of dedicated volunteers who provide love, socialization, veterinary care and safe housing for homeless companion animals. Those animals taken into Lilo's Promise will stay with us until their forever homes are found, no matter how long that may be. We obedience train the majority of the dogs taken into Lilo's Promise with professional trainers as well as provide them with exposure to various social situations. We believe no matter what the breed, background, age, or disability, all animals deserve a second chance or as we prefer to say, "A new beginning". Each animal we rescue has a special place in our hearts. Our goal is to make the best match possible for both the pets and those looking to adopt a new family member. Lilo's Promise educates the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, obedience training, and the joy of adopting a homeless dog or cat.

NJ Aid for Animals
856 498 3978
Rescue Organization
P O Box 4   Cedarbrook,   NJ   08018

Breeds: All
Area Served: State of New Jersey

We are the ONLY ALL VOLUNTEER HUMANE ORGANIZATION that travels door to door in Camden City,NJ to pick up and have spayed or neutered dogs and cats for the residents that cannot afford it and/or have transportation. We also supply needed vaccines and when monies are available flea preventatives and non prescription medical supplies.We also report cruelty and build case for law enforcement and take it to the higheset level of prosecution

Central Shore
American Rescue Dog
Rescue Organization
PO Box 4525   Toms River,   NJ   08753

Breeds: All dogs
Area Served: New Jersey

American Rescue Dog rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes puppies and dogs from shelters, rescue groups, backyard breeders, puppy mills and owners that can no longer care for their dogs. We are very diligent in our application process to make sure that these dogs go to the proper homes. We do not work on first come first serve basis, we adopt to the best possible home.American Rescue Dog strives to educate, train and support dog owners, rescue groups, people who foster dogs, veterinarians and animal shelters on methods to improve their dog's behavior. By providing this information we believe we can drastically reduce the number of dogs who need to be rescued. We also believe that by educating animal shelter & rescue staff, volunteers and those who foster dogs on our methods that we can drastically improve adoption rates and reduce the number of dogs who reside in animal shelters.

Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey - Caregiver Canines
Service Dog Organization
253 Chestnut Street   Toms River,   NJ   08753

Breeds: All
Area Served: Ocean County, NJ

Caregiver Canines is a rewarding pet therapy program for homebound senior citizens and families living at home with a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Visits are according to the handlers schedules. Dogs must be certified through a reputable therapy program. Please call or email if you would like a free visit by a dog and their handler or have a therapy dog and would like a wonderful volunteer opportunity.

Elmwood Park
Save The Animals Rescue Team II
201 797 8861
Rescue Organization
PO Box 177   Elmwood Park,   NJ  

Breeds: All Breeds
Area Served: Passaic/Bergen counties

START II is a non-profit, 501c status organization dedicated to alleviating the plight of homeless and abandoned companion animals. Twice a week we visit a local pound and take as many adoptable animals as we can. These animals are provided veterinary care, clean living conditions, exercise and socialization. We work with potential adopters to find that perfect match¬? them a "fur"- ever home for life. In addition, we educate the public on the importance of spaying/neutering as well as offering low cost options, vaccinations, preventive medications, and proper living conditions for their new and existing pets. We hold our weekly adoptions at the following locations:Petsmart, Paramus Rt. 17North, Paramus, NJPetsmart, Wayne 57 Route 23, Wayne, NJPetsmart, Nanuet, NY 155 E. Rt. 59, Nanuet, NYPetValue, 40 Washington Avenue, Dumont, NJPlease visit our website at for a listing of all our adoptable animals.

People for Animals Spay Neuter Clinic and Pet Rescue
Rescue Organization
401 Hillside Avenue   Hillside,   NJ   07205

Breeds: All
Area Served: New Jersey

Founded in 1980, People for Animals, Inc. is an independent nonprofit animal welfare organization not affiliated with any other Humane Society or any national or local animal welfare groups. They were chosen by the State of New Jersey to participate in a pilot program to reduce animal overpopulation, and in 1985, opened the first Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic of its kind in this State.
People for Animals relies entirely upon private donations, grants, bequests and fund raising events to care for more than 18,000 animals the organization provides services for each year.
The primary mission of PFA is to reduce animal overpopulation by providing low-cost spay/neuter and related services to the general public, especially lower and middle-income groups. In addition, PFA may from time-to-time operate dog and cat rescue services, and undertake efforts to educate the public with respect to spay/neuter and animal care.
To that end, PFA is opening a second clinic in Mercer County NJ. Once that clinic is operational, we will be performing a mind-boggling 30,000 surgeries per year.
Some of PFA's other programs include the Neuter Scooter,the Spay NJ Hotline and our Adoption Program.
For more information about People for Animals or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our website at

Soundless Barks
Other Organization
PO BOX 5145   Hillside,   NJ   07205

Breeds: Small Breeds
Area Served:

This is a Life Insurance company for small breeds.

Hunterdon County
Parachutes for Pets
Other Organization
PO Box 91   Ringoes,   NJ   08851

Breeds: All
Area Served: Somerset, Mercer, Union, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Warren, Essex, Monmouth

We are Parachutes for Pets; a Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to providing medical funding for sick or injured pets of families with severe financial constraints. We also provide education and resources regarding pet care. Through fundraisers and donations, support will be provided directly to participating veterinarians for qualified candidates. There is a dire need. We have a solution.

I-80 Corridor
Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association, Inc
Rescue Organization
1915 Route 46 West   Ledgewood,   NJ   07852

Breeds: all
Area Served: Morris, Sussex, Warrn Counties

Noah?s Ark is a non-profit organization caring for animals for over 40 years. We operate a limited admission facility that operates under an ?adoption focused? philosophy, meaning no adoptable pet will be euthanized due age, breed, lack of space or modifiable behavioral issues. Noah?s Ark also operates a Spay-Neuter Hotline that people can call for coupons for reduced spay or neuter services from a network of veterinarians in the community. Our objective is to find wonderful, forever homes for as many cats and dogs as we can. Last year, approximately 650 cats and dogs found forever homes. Noah?s Ark is a private shelter that receives no state or municipal funding for our operations. We thrive on generous donors and volunteers as well as community outreach programs to promote the fantastic cats and dogs we have up for adoption. It is only through the support of the local businesses and the community that we are able to achieve our goals.

Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue

Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1148   Jackson,   NJ   08527

Breeds: Dachshunds & Dachshund Mixes
Area Served: Nationwide

Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue, CCDR, was formed in August 2000 as a non-profit organization. We are dedicated to rescuing Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes all across the country and will help all Dachshunds regardless of health or age.

All About Them, Giant Breed Rescue
Rescue Organization
204 Archertown Road   New Egypt,   NJ   08533

Breeds: Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, English Mastiffs, etc.
Area Served: All of NJ, Parts of North East

ll About Them, Giant Breed Rescue, is an organization comprised of volunteers that strives to be innovative in its assistance to all Giant Breed canines. When decisions must be made, we believe that the animals' needs come first. We believe that like us, no two animals are alike and are individuals. Our goals are to educate humans about proper canine nutrition and health as well as understanding what the animals are saying through their behavior. Never should an animal or an adopter have to "settle" for one another.

American Red Cross Burlington County Chapter
609-267-9595 ext. 105
Other Organization
1632 Route 38   Lumberton,   NJ   08533

Breeds: All
Area Served: New Jersey

Mission: The chapter's mission as a humanitarian organization is to help people prepare for, prevent and respond to disasters and other emergencies. This is accomplished through the delivery of related services and products to the community.We have blood drives for dogs ("People and Pups Blood Drive") to support the University of PA's veterinary hospital.On Saturday, June 27, 2009, we are sponsoring our first "Dog's Day Afternoon" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cater 2U, 2901 Marne Highway, Mount Laurel, NJ. This is a family event to bring your day and enjoy the day with a dog beauty contest, dog costume contest, auditions for dogs for commericials, food, fun and lots more.

Newark - NYC Area
CLAWS, Closter Animal Welfare Society
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 172   Closter,   NJ   07624

Breeds: All
Area Served: Bergen County

CLAWS is dedicated to placing cats and dogs in foster and permanent homes. CLAWS also traps and spay/neuters feral animals and manages many feral colonies. CLAWS holds pet adoptions at PETCO in Ramsey, NJ from 12-4 and Pet Valu in Dumont the 2nd and 4th saturday of the month from 12-4.

Newark - NYC Suburbs
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter
Rescue Organization
194 Route 10 West   East Hanover,   NJ   07936

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Northern and Central NJ, Morris County, Essex County

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is a private, limited admission non profit shelter that has placed thousands of homeless animals into new familes for over 35 years. Our mision is to give adoptable companion animals a second chance at a new home. We are proud of our 97% adoption rate! We offer humane education and information to the general public. Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Sunday for adoptions. Please call 973-386-0590 for more information. See our adoptable animals online at!

yahoo groups NJPugs

Dog or Kennel Club
Goffle Brook Park dog run   Hawthorne,   NJ  

Breeds: Pugs
Area Served: Northern NJ

Monthly pug meet at the dog park, usually the first Saturday morning of the month,for off-leash activity.

Dog or Kennel Club
315 NORTH CENTRAL AVE   Ramsey,   NJ   07446

Breeds: Pugs, Pugs and more Pugs!
Area Served: Northern NJ and Southern NY suburbs

We are a once-a-month meetup for Pugs and their People! The only criteria for joining is that you are a Pugaholic!

Eleventh Hour Rescue
Rescue Organization
Mt Pleasant Ave   Rockaway,   NJ   07866

Breeds: All breeds
Area Served: All counties of New Jersey

Eleventh Hour Rescue is made up of dedicated individuals who believe that innocent pets deserve love and a place to live where they are honored and cared for. No dog deserves to die simply because they do not have a home.

Eleventh Hour Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 218   Rockaway,   NJ   07866

Breeds: All
Area Served: United States

Focusing on saving Death Row Dogs from kill shelters; fostering them in a home; providing them with all the love and medical attention they require until they find their forever homes; educating the community about the animal over population problem and the importance of spaying and neutering.

Friends of Wayne Animals
Other Organization
187 Dey Road (PO Box 3701)   Wayne,   NJ   07470

Area Served: Wayne, NJ

Friends Of Wayne Animals (FOWA)aslo known as the WAyne Animal Shelter, is a non-profit organization. We are a group of about 30 volunteers who runs and maintains the WAyne Animal Shelter in Wayne, NJ. The cost to run this shelter is $150,000 a year in which Wayne Township provides us with 17% of that money. We raise the rest by our fundraising events.

Gentle Giants, Inc.
Rescue Organization
565 Colfax Road   Wayne,   NJ   07470

Breeds: Great Dane, Great PYR, EnglishMastiff, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound, Saint Bernard, Bernese Mountain Dog, Neo and Tibetian Mastiff, Konmondor
Area Served: U.S.

Gentle Giants, Inc. is a 501c3non-profit giant breed dog rescue.Our mission is to educate the public on responsible ownership of a giant breed dog(or any animal) To find loving forever homes for the unwanted giants. Our dream is to open a NO KILL sanctuary for all the unwanted giants to live out their lives with love if a forever home cannot be found.

North Shore
Monmouth County SPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
260 Wall Street   Eatontown,   NJ   07724

Breeds: all
Area Served: Monmouth county

We are a not for profit organization - To be advocates for all animals and assist in the enforcement of anti-cruelty laws. To shleter and care for lost and unwanted animals. We have a low cost spay and neuter clinic and humane education program. Services and hours of operation are on our website -

Wags to Riches
917 656 7416
Other Organization
21 Reddington Drive   Matawan,   NJ   07747

Breeds: All
Area Served: Middlesex/Monmouth Counties NJ

We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide supplemental support to local shelters to provide an adequate environment for homeless adoptable animals; provide life-saving healthcare to animals who otherwise would not receive it; prevent the birth of additional animals who would contribute to the ever-growing pet overpopulation problem; solicit the community to find additional permanent and foster homes for local homeless adoptable animals; and educate the community about the benefits of spaying and neutering both household pets and homeless animals.

AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds
Other Organization
PO Box 3127   Princeton,   NJ   08543

Breeds: All
Area Served: NJ/PA/NY

AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds is a program developed by AIR Attitudes In Reverse. Our mission is to educate about good mental health and suicide prevention. Dogs are a BIG part of our advocacy work. Petting dogs release oxytocin, dopamine and seratonin, good de-stressing brain chemicals. We go to schools and talk to students and dogs come with us to help educate. Dogs come to awareness events. Recently, we started the Paws for Minds program, where we locate a dog to be rescued and placed them as an emotional support dog with a person with an emotional disability.

Woodbridge Animal Shelter Volunteers

Other Organization
195 Woodbridge Avenue   Sewaren,   NJ   07077

Breeds: All
Area Served: Woodbridge, Carteret, South Amboy, Roselle Park

The Woodbridge Animal Shelter Volunteers is a 501c3 organization that operates in full support of the Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center. 100% of all funds raised are go directly towards the care, treatment and placement of the residents of the shelter. We dedicate our time, talents, resources and finances towards fundraising events, daily shelter cleaning, socialization of the shelter animals while they await their forever homes and networking with rescues across the country for animal transfer.

Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue
Rescue Organization
57 Mine Hill Road   Washington,   NJ   07782

Breeds: Basset Hound/Basset Hound Mixes
Area Served: NJ, NY, PA, MD

Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue is a basset hound rescue group who provides veterinary care, food, shelter and support to basset hounds needing assistance in the mid-Atlantic states. We treat these animals with care and respect. MidABHR makes decisions based on compassion and with concern for the quality of life of each individual basset hound. We place basset hounds in our care into foster homes and permanent homes with consideration to personality, behavior, and special needs. We provide continuing support to adoptive families throughout the lifetime of the dogs.We work in direct cooperation with all local and state shelters to reduce euthanasia of basset hounds. Of the bassets we rescue and care for, approximately 60% come from these shelters. The other 40% of our bassets are surrendered by their current owners directly into MidABHR care. By taking in bassets surrendered by their owners, MidABHR helps ease the burden on our local animal shelters by preventing those bassets from ever entering the animal shelter system.

New Mexico Dog-Friendly Organizations

Santa Fe
Bridging The Worlds
Rescue Organization
PO Box 9109   Santa Fe,   NM   87504

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northern New Mexico

We Are a No-Kill Sanctuary. Currently our efforts are focused on dogs, who live safe and free here while they recover physical health and emotional harmony. All are spayed or neutered, receive appropriate veterinary care, and excellent nutrition. No cages, no chains. They have 35 snugly fenced acres on which to run and play. They are occasionally separated in large shady enclosures as may seem prudent for the safety and comfort of both the newcomers and the old-timers - an adjustment period that is usually brief, since most dogs are so fond of other dogs. As needed, they receive homeopathic and herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and western medicines to address acute or chronic physical or behavioral symptoms. When they are ready, we help them to join new human families. Occasionally an unexpected condition such as cancer is revealed during the initial veterinary exam. Or a traumatized animal who functions joyfully in this "free" environment cannot adjust to the requirements of life as a "pet" and is considered "unadoptable." We do everything possible to help those animals achieve comfort and happiness and they live out their lives with us.

New York Dog-Friendly Organizations

Berkshire Region
New England Border Collie Rescue
Rescue Organization
760 East Road   Stephentown,   NY   12168

Breeds: Border Collie
Area Served: New England, NY, NJ

New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc. (NEBCR) is a group of volunteers working to find homes for stray, abandoned or unwanted Border Collies. Our coverage area includes the New England states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as Eastern New York State and Northern New Jersey.

Rescue For Life Labrador Retriever Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 579   Bloomingburg,   NY   12721

Breeds: Labrador Retriever
Area Served: Hudson Valley

Rescue For Life Labrador Retriever Rescue is a non-profit 501c3 that places Labradors into new homes when their present owners can no longer care of them. Volunteer support is essential for the success of the program. Through our efforts and devotion we provide loving homes and promising futures for Labs throughout the region. These Labs come into Rescue come from a variety of sources, including owner surrenders, breeders, other rescues and shelters.

Magic Bullet Fund
Other Organization
PO Box 2574   Briarcliff,   NY   10510

Breeds: All
Area Served: All U.S.

Magic Bullet Fund helps people who have a dog with cancer and cannot afford treatment costs. After working to get shelter dogs into loving homes, we hope that it will be more than a "good" home. We hope that The Bond will develop and then we cannot expect people to simply replace a dog who develops cancer. In a good or great home, a dog is not so easily replaced.We have helped 30 dogs through treatment so far.

Eagle Bay Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
State Route 31   Bridgeport,   NY   13030

Breeds: all
Area Served: Syracuse and surrounding areas, but exceptions are made

Eagle Bay Animal Rescue is a NO kill animal rescue NEAR Syracuse, NY. All animals that come in are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, de wormed, frontlined for fleas and ticks, heartworm tested for dogs and put on preventative, FELV/FIV tested for cats. These are animals that have been given up for various reasons and are placed up for adoption after given tempermant tests and have had obedience training. Many come in with issues and the issues are resolved and they are able to be placed in a new loving and caring home! If you are able to give a new animal a chance at a loving home please call or email as the website is not always accurate as to what we have in from time to time. For more information please feel free to contact for what we have up for adoption now, or to surrender an animal, please see website requirements!

Glen Highland Farm
Rescue Organization
217 Pegg Rd   Morris,   NY   13808

Breeds: border collie
Area Served: north east - NY, NJ, PA, CT, VT

Glen Highland Farm is a 175 acre nature sanctuary in upstate New York dedicated to the rescue of abandoned & unwanted border collies & border collie mixes & to fostering the human/animal bond through new levels of awareness and connections†

East Amherst
Akita Rescue of Western New York
Rescue Organization
P.O Box 428   East Amherst,   NY   14051

Breeds: Akitas
Area Served: Northeast/MidAtlantic

ARWNY is a small group of volunteers dedicated to Akitas. ARWNY covers a wide territory to save Akitas because we care about the breed. We are here to offer adoptions, health education, temperament information and training guidelines for your Akita. If you own an Akita already, then the more help we can offer, the less chance your Akita will end up in rescue. ARWNY does not want YOUR Akita to end up a statistic!

Hudson Valley
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
Rescue Organization
54 Simmons Lane PO Box 1129   Beacon,   NY   12508

Breeds: all
Area Served: Northeast

ARF is a no-kill, non-profit, all volunteer cat and dog shelter located in the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY. We receive no gov't funding and all money generously donated goes directly back into the care of the animals.

Long Island - Suffolk
Maltese Mommy & me
Dog or Kennel Club
P.O. Box 793   Nesconset,   NY   11767

Breeds: Maltese and small breeds
Area Served: Smithtown, NY

We are a group of small dog owners who meet up at a local park for puppy picnics, meet the Duckers (the Ducks) We also have a forum for those too far away and so we can keep in touch in between meetings.

NYC Boroughs
World Canine Freestyle Organization, WCFO, INC
Other Organization
PO Box 350122   Brooklyn,   NY   11235

Breeds: All and All American
Area Served: World

Dancing With Dogs is what we are all about! Titling and non titling competitions, workshops, seminars, FUNMEETS, are all happening with WCFO, INC. Come join the fun and learn how to dance with your dog!

Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness (ARF-ARF)
Other Organization
P.O. Box 930272   Rockaway Beach,   NY   11693

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: NYC

ARF-ARF provides a healthy resource to foster the fitness and social growth of dogs and their owners. ARF-ARF views Rockaway Freeway Dog Park as a community project, in partnership with the City of New York and the Department of Parks, designed to satisfy the needs of dog owners and non-dog owners alike. ARF-ARF acts as a steward of this park, further developing and improving it as a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. This group also works for increased leashed and off-leash recreation opportunities for responsible dog owners, guardians, and for their companions.

Allied Rockaway foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness
Other Organization
P.O. Box 930272   Rockaway Beach,   NY   11693

Breeds: any
Area Served: NYC

ARF-ARF provides a healthy resource to foster the fitness and social growth of dogs and their owners. ARF-ARF views Rockaway Freeway Dog Park as a community project, in partnership with the City of New York and the Department of Parks, designed to satisfy the needs of dog owners and non-dog owners alike. ARF-ARF acts as a steward of this park, further developing and improving it as a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the parks rules and restrictions. This group also works for increased leashed and off-leash recreation opportunities for responsible dog owners, guardians, and for their companions.

Allied Rockaway foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness
Other Organization
P.O. Box 930272   Rockaway Beach,   NY   11693

Area Served: NYC

New York
Animal World USA
Other Organization
101 W. 80th St. #9A   New York,   NY   10024

Breeds: All
Area Served: National

Non- profit organization that is educating and inspiring people to understand, love, and protect the animals of our planet. AWUSA publishes a no-charge monthly animal welfare publication and distributes to communities across the country. AWUSA primary campaign is Weeks for the Animals across the country. AWUSA also works with animal shelters in communities everywhere to end the killing of healthy adoptable animals.

New York Dog Nanny
Dog or Kennel Club
126 Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl   New York,   NY   10016

Area Served: New York

We provide dog walkers, daycare, cage-free boarding and grooming to NYC dogs and their owners.

Greyhound Outreach, Inc.
Rescue Organization
PO Box 912   Oswego,   NY   13126

Breeds: Greyhound
Area Served: Central, Northern and Southern New York

Greyhound Outreach (G.O.) was started in 2001 and is dedicated to finding loving homes for ex-racing greyhounds. Although greyhound racetracks abound throughout the United States, Florida has more tracks than any other state in the nation. This has led to an overabundance of greyhounds needing homes in that area, and Florida is saturated to beyond the breaking point. Greyhound Outreach helps move these dogs up the Eastern Seaboard and into loving homes in upstate New York. Greyhound Outreach is also dedicated to educating the public about what wonderful pet these dogs make! Affectionate, gentle, and clean, the loving greyhound is a fantastic companion. If you are interesting in adopting a greyhound, learning more about the breed, or would like to find out about our local events and/or volunteer, we invite you to explore our new website and contact us! G.O. also is extremely thankful for any donations coming into the group. Everything is for the benefit and promotion of these extraordinary dogs! Whether it's going on a walk with other greyhound owners, chatting on the community e-group or volunteering to help more hounds with G.O., there are many ways to be a part of the larger greyhound community here in Central New York!

Ozone Park
Bobbi and the Strays
(718) 326-6070
Rescue Organization
P.O. BOX 170129   Ozone Park,   NY   11417

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: New York City and surrounding areas and States

Bobbi and the Strays believes that animals deserve our love, compassion, and respect. Our purpose is to undertake rescue operations and to provide essential care for orphaned, stray, abused and special needs cats and dogs. Through rehabilitation, socialization and adoption, we endeavor to provide a humane service to all animals that come into our care. Additionally we generate awareness in the community about the prevention of animal abuse and neglect as well as spay/neuter programs and their important effect on the dog and cat overpopulation crisis in New York City.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Canine Development Center
Service Dog Organization
361 Route 164   Patterson,   NY   10547

Breeds: Labrador Retreivers, German Shephers, Golden Retreivers
Area Served: NY, CT, VT, MA, NH, ME, MD, DEL, VA, NC

The Canine Development Center is an exciting place, where the first steps are taken toward producing a successful guide dog team: breeding, birthing, socializing, screening and placing high- potential puppies in loving, nurturing puppy raising homes. The puppies are bred to maximize the qualities required in a working guide dog and minimize any health problems that would disrupt or shorten a guide dog's working years. These are very special puppies - the result of many generations of selective breeding. Approximately half of the puppies go on to be working guide dogs. However, every pup is valued and goes on to find his or her place in the world; as a guide dog or another type of service dog, or as a loving pet in a carefully screened home.

Hi Tor Animal Care Center
Other Organization
65 Firemens Memorial Dr.   Pomona,   NY   10970

Breeds: All
Area Served: Rockland County

Hi Tor Animal Care Center is the only animal care and control center in Rockland County, New York that takes in approximately 2,500 animals each year. We provide humane care and shelter to all animals and provide medical treatment when necessary. Hi Tor offers a variety of education and training programs with the goal of getting as many animals adopted to good homes as possible.

Port Washington
North Shore Animal League America
Rescue Organization
25 Davis Avenue   Port Washington,   NY   11050

Area Served: NY, NJ, CT

North Shore Animal League America is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. For more than 60 years, the League has worked to make the world a safer and friendlier place for animals in need, reaching across the country to rescue, nurture and place over 20,000 homeless pets in loving homes every year. Since 1944, we have stayed true to our mission of saving lives and have found homes for almost one million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

Friends of the Monroe County Dog Parks
Other Organization
171 Reservoir Avenue   Rochester,   NY   14620

Breeds: All
Area Served: Monroe County, NY

Friends of the Monroe County Dog Parks is a volunteer group dedicated to building and maintaining safe, fenced, off-leash dog parks, through private funding, on land set aside by Monroe County, for the purpose of enriching our community, parks, and the lives of dogs and their owners.

The Rochester Small Dog Play Group
Other Organization
13 Renouf Drive   Rochester,   NY   14624

Breeds: All Small Breed Dogs-25lbs. or less.
Area Served: Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, finger lakes region

This group is for socialization and exercise for all small breed dogs. We meet once a month at various locations. Please go to the website for more details and sign up at for up to date information and mailing list.

Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY
Humane Society or SPCA
41 York Street   Auburn,   NY   13021

Breeds: All-Depends on Intakes
Area Served: Cayuga County and Western Onondaga County

The Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY is a no-kill humane shelter that takes in cats and dogs. We are a 501(c)(3) organization that relies on our community support and we do not receive city, county, or national funding. Our hours of operation are Mon., Tue., Fri. from 12-5pm and Sat. and Sun. from 12-4pm. We are closed Wed. and Thu. Please see our website at for our list of available animals and other important information.

Sunshine Friends, Inc. Pet Therapy Programs
Other Organization
P.O. Box 6936   Syracuse,   NY   13217

Breeds: All
Area Served: Central New York

Sunshine Friends, Inc is a non-profit volunteer organization with over 100 members providing animal assisted activities and therapy to the Central New York Area. Our volunteers bring their pets to local nursing homes, adult day care centers, hospitals, libraries, schools, etc.

SPCA Serving Allegany County
Humane Society or SPCA
PO Box381   Wellsville,   NY   14895

Breeds: all breeds, including mixed.
Area Served: All of Allegany County

We are a non-profit organzation. We do fundraisers to help cover the cost of shelter expenses, which include care and feeding of animals in our care, cleaning products, and utilities. We are a very small shelter and finding funds to keep us going is a great effort, as we are located in a low income county. Each day we struggle to keep our doors open. We have many dedated volunteers and a small decated staff of nine. They work long hours to provide care for our many animals.

North Carolina Dog-Friendly Organizations


Other Organization
PO Box 464   Burgaw,   NC   28425

Breeds: All
Area Served: North Carolina

PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) of North Carolina is a 501c3 umbrella organization dedicated to helping no-kill shelters and rescues in North Carolina through fundraising efforts. PAWS produces Paw Jam every year as it's major fundraiser.

Chapel Hill
Imladris Dog Rescue

Rescue Organization
   Chapel Hill,   NC   27516

Breeds: All
Area Served: Chapel Hill, NC

We are committed to rescuing, protecting, and otherwise aiding dogs

American Pet Cross
704 889 2115
Other Organization
   Charlotte,   NC  

Area Served:

The American Pet Cross, is a new, national organization focused on funding and providing support for animals and owners in the area of disease, abuse, abandonment, and disaster. It’s emphasis is on assisting existing animal organizations, including the Humane Society, ASPCA, and Animal Defense League. APC is working to innovate in the pet protection arena by developing such programs as The American Pet Cross Care Center and The American Pet Cross Rescue Camp.

Greyhound Lifesavers
Rescue Organization
Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; Atlanta, GA   Charlotte,   NC   28204

Breeds: Greyhound
Area Served: All SC; Atlanta, GA Metro Region; Charlotte, NC Metro Region

Greyhound Lifesavers Inc., formerly GHL Greyhound Adoptions, consists of greyhound owners from Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We are dedicated to finding homes for retired racing greyhounds. We have extensive experience in caring for greyhounds and we love matching people and greyhounds. We work with greyhound farms and adoption representatives at several Florida racing tracks to place dogs in desperate need of a loving home. Are you our next GL home? Contact us if you can open your home to a retired racing greyhound - you won't be sorry.

Animal Protection Society of Durham
2117 E. Club Blvd.   Durham,   NC   27704

Breeds: all
Area Served: NC

The Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) is a not for profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. In addition to county funding, APS relies on donations from caring individuals and corporations to feed, shelter and provide medical attention for the nearly 7,000 stray, surrendered and abused animals we care for each year.

The mission of the APS of Durham is to educate the public about the humane care, treatment and well-being of all animals, to help stop pet overpopulation through the promotion of spay/neuter programs, and to find suitable adoptive homes for the animals in our care.

K9 Buddies, Inc.

Other Organization
3118 Marywood Drive   Durham,   NC   27712

Breeds: All
Area Served: North Carolina, Virginia, Florida

K-9 Buddies is an all volunteer, non profit organization that trains and certifies therapy dogs. We also promote and staff cell dog programs and public education on matters pertaining to the human/domestic dog bond and relationship. We provide speakers and dogs for presentations on child/dog safety, responsible dog ownership, choosing the right dog, and tips on how to have the most fun possible with your dog(s, and many other related subjects.

Rottweiler Hearts Rescue
Rescue Organization
816 Wood Chapel Lane   Durham,   NC   27703

Breeds: Rottweilers
Area Served: Carolinas

Rottweiler Hearts Rescue (RHR) is a regional rescue/placement organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and careful re-homing of neglected, lost, surrendered, or otherwise homeless Rottweiler dogs. Concurrently, RHR is dedicated to preventing this by education of responsible dog ownership regarding the proper care and training of Rottweilers.Mission Statement: Rottweiler Hearts Rescue (RHR) is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Rottweilers, placing them in safe and loving homes, and educating the public on the Rottweiler breed and responsible pet ownership.

Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Rescue Organization
1008 Mohawk Ave.   Fayetteville,   NC   28303

Breeds: Great Dane
Area Served: Mid Atlantic States-MD,NJ,NY,MD,PA,VA,WV,NC and upstate SC

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

SPCA of the Triad, Inc.
(336) 375-3222
Humane Society or SPCA
3163 Hines Chapel Road   Greensboro,   NC   27405

Breeds: All
Area Served: Greensboro, Guilford County, NC

The SPCA of the Triad's mission is to provide care and protection to animals in need of help; to find loving, forever homes for all adoptable animals in our care; to provide education about responsible pet ownership; to assist with aggressive spay/neuter programs to stop pet overpopulation and the killing of healthy animals.

Carolina Boxer Rescue

Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 87   Hampstead,   NC   28443

Breeds: Boxer
Area Served: All across North and South Carolina

CBR is a volunteer run, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving North and South Carolina. We rescue Boxers from shelters, human societes and directly from owners and are placed with foster homes until a suitable adopter can be found. Donations can be made through our website and all donations are tax deductible. Visit us Today!

Holly Springs
North Carolina Schnauzer Rescue (NCSR)
Rescue Organization
PO Box 1147   Holly Springs,   NC   27540

Breeds: Miniature Schnauzers
Area Served: The state of North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA SCHNAUZER RESCUE, INC. (NCSR) is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer group that works in North Carolina to rescue, assess through fostering, care for medical needs, and adopt out pure-bred miniature schnauzers. We also strive to educate the public on schnauzer-specific and other canine issues, and support spay/neuter for all family pets to help reduce pet overpopulation. NCSR does not have a central ?shelter? location ? our rescue group is made up of foster homes throughout the state of North Carolina , with concentrations of membership in the greater Raleigh , Greensboro , Winston-Salem , Charlotte , Asheville , and Wilmington areas.

Marley's Cat Tales and Dogs Too!
Rescue Organization
PO Box 30601   Raleigh,   NC   27622

Breeds: All
Area Served: NC

We are a cat and dog rescue of all breeds, just trying to make a difference. We usually do the more difficult animals to place or unique, we rehab them and get them their new own home.

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue

Rescue Organization
   Raleigh,   NC  

Breeds: Pugs and obvious pug mixes
Area Served: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Eastern Tennessee

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to providing for the short and long term needs of abandoned or surrendered pugs. We give rescued pugs veterinary care, a nurturing foster environment, and permanent placement into a loving home. In addition, we offer education to the public on the special responsibilities of pug ownership and the need for domestic animal population control.

The Raleigh Whippets Group

Dog or Kennel Club
   Raleigh,   NC  

Breeds: Whippets Only
Area Served: Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh/Cary/Apex

We organize gatherings in the Triangle area for Whippets and their human parents for walks in various parks as well as running in a safe, fenced-in area.

Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
704 607 0463
Rescue Organization
2130 Vashti rd.   Taylorsville,   NC   28681

Breeds: Great Dane
Area Served: Upstate SC,NC,VA,WVA,PA,MD,NY,NJ

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ohio Dog-Friendly Organizations

Angels for Animals
Rescue Organization
4750 State Route 165   Canfield,   OH   44406

Breeds: All
Area Served: North East Ohio

We offer low cost spay and neuter. But most importantly we house 100 cats and 20-30 dogs available for adoption.

Chagrin Falls
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
Rescue Organization
7122 Country Lane   Chagrin Falls,   OH   44023

Breeds: Greyhounds
Area Served: Ohio

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes for over sixteen years. To date we have placed more than 1600 dogs (who might otherwise have been destroyed) into homes where they have become members of the family. We are very proud of the work we do and the many volunteer hours it takes to provide homes for these amazing animals. Our Mission Statement: Greyhound Adoption of Ohio Was established in January of 1993 to attempt to compensate the wonderful greyhound for the injustices bestowed upon them at the hands of the racing industry. Since our inception, we have placed more than 1000 greyhounds in loving homes. We retrieve retired or rejected greyhounds from the racing kennels, bring them to the kennel and prepare them for their new lives. Upon arrival at GAO, each dog is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, heartworm-tested, receives a thorough dental cleaning, has a microchip implanted for permanent identification and has any other medical care he or she might need. Each dog is then evaluated to determine what type of home will be best for placement. Some of the factors considered include the activity level of each dog and family, whether there are children or other pets in the home, how long the family is away on a daily basis, and whether the family has a history of responsible pet ownership. We strive to ensure these gentle creatures are placed in homes where they will live safe and secure and be loved for the rest of their lives. We believe, however, that adoption is but a "band-aid" on a very large wound. There can never be enough homes for all the dogs in need. For each greyhound that is placed, a dog somewhere will die because that home was taken. With an estimated 10-15 million unwanted animals abandoned or destroyed each year in this country, our goal, in addition to finding loving homes for these kind and gentle creatures, is to make the public aware of the enormity of the pet overpopulation problem and to encourage spaying and neutering of all pets. Therefore, we do not place greyhounds in homes where there are unaltered pets. For many in the racing industry, greyhounds are a disposable commodity, to be discarded when they are no longer able to provide a profit for their owners. We are aware that there are owners and trainers who do take good care of their charges and do everything possible to ensure that they go to responsible adoption organizations when their racing days are over. We endeavor to acknowledge and assist these individuals in their efforts. At Greyhound Adoption, we believe those responsible for the vast over breeding and blatant cruelty that takes place in the sport should be held accountable, and look forward to the day when there will be no need for organizations like ours.

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Inc.
Rescue Organization
7122 Country Lane   Chagrin Falls,   OH   44023

Breeds: greyhounds
Area Served: Ohio

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is the largest (based on number of dogs placed) and oldest (based on incorporation date) greyhound adoption organization in the state of Ohio. At the time of our inception, in 1993, greyhounds were rarely seen in Ohio. Today, you'll see greyhounds nearly everywhere you go! The word is out! Greyhounds make WONDERFUL pets! GAO receives dogs from numerous tracks around the country, but primarily from Florida , Wisconsin and Kansas . We generally have 25-30 dogs awaiting placement at any given time. Upon arrival at GAO, each dog is neutered, vaccinated, checked for parasites, heartworm tested, microchipped and has a complete dental cleaning. Anything else the future pet may need is done prior to placement. Occasionally, GAO will receive a dog with a fractured leg, an injury that is quite common in the world of greyhound racing. These dogs receive excellent care through Ohio State University 's orthopedic surgery center. Our goal, at GAO, is to place our greyhounds with loving, committed families where they will live safe and secure for the rest of their lives. To that end, GAO offers support to help your dog transition into his or her new life and throughout the life of your pet. We welcome you to the wonderful world of retired racing greyhounds! May it be as rewarding for you as it is for us!

Friends of Noah Adoption Center
513-797-7387 x112
Other Organization
1894 A Ohio Pike   Amelia,   OH   45102

Breeds: All
Area Served: No limit

It is the mission of Friends of Noah to facilitate the placement of stray and unwanted animals and pets into desirable forever homes through responsible adoptions; establish and maintain an animal shelter and associated procedures that promote good health, daily care and handling helping to prevent over population and cruelty to animals in support of the No-Kill initiative.

Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
P O Box 112055   Cincinnati,   OH   45211

Breeds: all breed rescue; dog & cat
Area Served: Greater Cincinnati Area

Fourgotten Paws is an all-volunteer non-profit rescue organization. We are a dedicated and devoted group of people working to rescue animals that are in need of forever homes. We do not have a shelter. All animals are fostered in our homes where we provide a safe haven for abandoned and unwanted domestic animals. We are a no kill rescue. We provide medical care to our foster animals as needed and keep them in our homes until they are physically and emotionally healed and ready for adoption.

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati, Inc.
Rescue Organization
8327 Northport Dr   Cincinnati,   OH   45255

Breeds: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, occassional other breeds and breed mixes
Area Served: Oh, KY and IN but do receive dogs and adopt dogs to other regions

LRRoC, Inc. rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and occasional other breeds and mixes. We take in many Labradors which need immediate and/or specialized medical care when others do not. We alter each and every dog that comes to us to help reduce the overpopulation of unwanted pets. Because the Labrador Retriever is the Number 1 dog listed every year in the AKC, we feel it is imperative that we help to stop the overpopulation of Labradors.

Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART)
Rescue Organization
PO Box 158   Harrison,   OH   45030

Breeds: All
Area Served: OH Reg 6, KY Reg 6, IN Reg 9

Non-profit, 5011c3, all volunteer organization that provides disaster aid services for animals in 31 counties matching Greater Cincinnati Red Cross Chapter. In an emergency or disaster CART is activated by emergency management or the locat ACO to help with S&R, temporary sheltering, daily care and reunification of all animals impacted. During non-disaster times, CART provides education and public awareness regarding pet disaster preparedness.

Our Gang Rescue
Rescue Organization
6515 Lewis Road   Loveland,   OH   45140

Breeds: Mainly bully breeds, but all breeds are welcomed
Area Served: Cincinnati

We are a small rescue group of volunteer foster homes dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation of any abused, neglected and unwanted dogs or puppies. When necessary provide sanctuary for dogs that are deemed unadoptable.
As a not-for-profit group we use non-tax deductible donations to help fund rescue & transport; veterinary care; spay & neutering of rescue dogs; trap, neuter & release (TNR) of feral cats, and hunger relief.

Through our advocate group Liberty & Justice for Dogs, we promote and encourage canine well-being and social awareness to build positive relationships between dogs and people. As well as dog bite prevention education and legislation of canine welfare.

Our Gang Rescue's motto is 'Helping Others' - be it a dog, cat or human. We have spread the word, collected and transported dog food to shelters in various counties of Ohio and Kentucky in need of help. We helped save lives by transporting rescue dogs for other rescue groups. We are helping pet owners and rescue groups w/low cost spay & neutering to prevent unneeded litters.

Under Liberty & Justice for Dogs, we have collected pet food to help the senior citizens of Meals on Wheels. We have supported other advocate groups by protesting the injustice of inhumane treatment of shelter animals, limited pet ownership or dogfighting.

Our Gang Rescue is putting on an adoption event, Mardi Paws, March 5, 2011 (11am to 4pm / The K9 Company, 9159 Lighthouse Way, Loveland, OH 45140) to showcase our wonder adoptable dogs as well as the wonder adoptable pets of other Tri-State rescuers. The goal for the event is to collect monetary donations to help assist the cost for spay & neutering of rescue pets and pet owners as well. We are also taking in exchange for monetary donations bags of pet food (dog or cat). The pet food donations will be divided up given to rescuers who feed feral cat colonies or into gallon size bags to be handed out to individuals living in lesser than desirable situations (homeless and elderly).

Adopt A Husky, Inc - OH
Rescue Organization
P.O.Box 326   Amherst,   OH   44001

Breeds: Siberian Huskies ONLY
Area Served: Northern Ohio basically

Our organization AAHI-OH,is a now part of Adopt A Husky Inc., which is based in the IL/WI area. We are a 501 (C) 3 not for profit organization devoted to placing rescued, purebred Siberian Huskies in suitable, loving homes, via a network of foster homes. WE ARE NOT A SHELTER. Due to a limited number of foster homes, at present, we are unable to take owner surrenders. Our time and effort must be placed on the dogs in shelters with a time limit before death.

Berea Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
390 Barrett   Berea,   OH   44017

Breeds: all
Area Served: multiple

Rescue and find homes for hundreds of cats and dogs. No time limit. Adoptions include vet visit, spay /neuter microchip, rabies. Non profit volunteer run and donation dependent.

Cleveland Animal Protective League
Humane Society or SPCA
1729 Willey St   Cleveland,   OH   44113

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northeast Ohio, Cuyahoga County

The Cleveland Animal Protective League rescues abused and neglected animals, offers shelter to homeless pets, and promotes compassionate and responsible guardianship.

Ohio Maltese Haven / Rescue for Cats & Toy Breed Dogs

Rescue Organization
Poe Ave   Cleveland,   OH   44109

Breeds: Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, other small breeds and small mixes
Area Served: National

We are a small home based rescue which saves small breed dogs from high kill shelters & accepts owner surrenders. We evaluate them then place them in matching "forever" homes. If you would like more info on adopting, fostering, donating or owner surrenders feel free to look at our site or email us!

PAX: Peace For Animals
Other Organization
5882 Pearl Road   Cleveland,   OH   44130

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northeast Ohio

PAX: Peace for Animals is a a Pet Food Bank striving to offset the dire effect the modern day economy is having upon families and their pets. Our goal is to be an easily accessible source of nutritious pet food for the families of pets in need. This 501c3 non profit organization is tailored to allow loving people to keep family pets and small farm animals rather than to have no choice but to relinquish them to shelters or worse.

PAX: Peace For Animals, Northeaster Ohio's Pet Food Bank
Other Organization
   Cleveland,   OH   44130

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northeastern Ohio

Pet Non Profit Resource - Northeastern Ohio's Pet Food Bank

Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio
Rescue Organization
PO Box 24651   Cleveland,   OH   44124

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northeast Ohio

The Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded in 1976. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization considered to be one of Ohio's most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups. Our group is dedicated to the rescue of pets in Northeastern Ohio. Our mission is to rescue stray and/or abused cats and dogs and place them in good homes. It is a PAWS policy to adopt animals to responsible homes only in the greater Cleveland area. We provide medical care to rescued animals and foster them in our own homes. We also make sure that they are spayed or neutered so that they do not continue the cycle of births that result in more pets than homes. The advantage of adopting a fostered animal is that we know all about our adoptable pets! They have lived with us and we know their personalities, habits, likes and dislikes. We can help you find the perfect companion for your home and lifestyle! We are a no kill organization (the only time we euthanize is on the advice of a vet in order to end suffering where no hope of recovery exists). Everything we do is out of love for the animals. PAWS philosophy is that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us. Through the generosity of other caring individuals, we can ensure that animals who come into the care of PAWS will never again be alone, hungry, sick, afraid, or in pain.Our mission is ...To provide for the welfare, medical care, temporary housing, and adoption of dogs and cats in northeast Ohio.To Work for the prevention of cruelty to all animals.To work to form coalitions and working relationships with other local and national humane organizations.To actively create, promote and implement a humane education program.To reduce the over population of cats and dogs in northeast Ohio through education.

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 609054   Cleveland,   OH   44109

Breeds: All
Area Served: NE Ohio

THE SANCTUARY FOR SENIOR DOGS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, adoption, and lifelong care of senior dogs abandoned in shelters and pounds. All of our dogs live in Sanctuary-approved foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Senior dogs too ill to be safely adopted stay in a Sanctuary hospice foster home for life. All senior dogs are spayed or neutered prior to placement.

A New Leash on Life Rescue
Rescue Organization
9609 Grist Mill Run   Olmsted Falls,   OH   44138

Breeds: all
Area Served: All of Ohio

Our group consists of foster homes in the Northeastern Ohio Region. We work together to save as many animals as possible from local shelters and puppy mills. We are a non-profit organization, and work strictly on a volunteer basis.

NE Ohio Greyhound Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
   Perry,   OH   44081

Breeds: Retired Racing Greyhounds
Area Served: Northeast Ohio

NE Ohio Greyhound Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to taking in retired racing greyhounds and preparing them for life as cherished pets. We give each of the greyhounds in our care basic training and socialization, teach them house manners (stairs and housebreaking, etc.), provide premium quality food and supplements, and give them the best veterinary care available.

CHA Animal Shelter
Other Organization
3765 Corporate Dr   Columbus,   OH   43231

Breeds: All
Area Served: Columbus

CHA Animal Shelter is a 501C(3) nonprofit animal shelter in northeast Columbus, Ohio. CHA is funded solely by donations from adoption fees, donations from the public and our own fundraising efforts.

Our mission is to serve the people and animals of Central Ohio by providing safe, temporary shelter and care for abandoned or otherwise homeless cats and dogs, and to reduce pet overpopulation by means of spay and neuter, education and community outreach, and we have been doing so since 1975.

Tender Loving Canine Rescue - Specializing in the American Eskimo
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 216   Grove City,   OH   43123

Breeds: American Eskimo or American Eskimo Mix
Area Served: Central Ohio and surrounding states

We are an American Eskimo rescue. We pull dogs from shelters/pounds and have them vetted,etc and placed in wonderful homes.

Worthington Organized Off-leash Friends
Other Organization
P.O. Box 1155   Worthington,   OH   43085

Area Served: Worthington, Columbus

Worthington Organized Off-leash Friends (WOOF) is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing volunteer and fundraising support for the dog park at Godown Park, located at 6099 Godown Road, Worthington, OH. Additionally, WOOF provides and supports educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, like our Dog Park 101 course, taught by certified trainers and in partnership with the Worthington Parks and Recreation Department.

The Society for the Improvement of Conditions of Stray Animals
Humane Society or SPCA
2600 Wilmington Pike   Kettering,   OH   45419

Breeds: Dogs and Cats- all ages, pure-bred and mixed breed
Area Served: Montgomery and Greene Counties

Established in 1974,as an alternative to the traditonal animal welfare system, SICSA has placed over 40,000 homeless dogs and cats into loving homes. Our mission is to promote the welfare of companion animals and to nurture loving, lifelong relationships between anmals and people. We are committed to ending pet overpopulation and therefore provide low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to our community. We also have programs in which our animals serve the community: pet-facititated therapy to senior centers, nursing homes and schools, career traing for special education students and partner with Project Mobility that provides work for the physically handicapped. We have over 340 adult and junior volunteers who provdide 16,000 hours of service a year at our shelter.

Second Chance Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
P.O. Box 286   Johnstown,   OH   43031

Breeds: ALL
Area Served:

Second Chance Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt, all volunteer, organization whose focus is on rescuing abused, abandoned, and unwanted animals and finding homes for them where they can receive the love and care they deserve.

Lake Erie Island Region
North Coast Greyhound Connection
Rescue Organization
551 Findlay St.   Port Clinton,   OH   43452

Breeds: Greyhounds
Area Served: All of Ohio, near borders of surrounding states

North Coast Greyhound Connection has entered it's 3rd year and is going strong! One of our specialties is taking in special needs greyhounds. We have special foster families who care for these dogs, mostly broken limbs, until they are healed then NCGC finds them their forever home. It is very rewarding work. We also take in a large percentage of senior dogs (7 yrs. and over) to find homes for. Since a Greyhounds life span is 12-15 yrs there is still plenty of time to enjoy with these special Greys, and boy do they deserve it. There are also plenty of youngsters to be found at NCGC too! Some come straight off the track while others have been in the "Second Chance at Life" program, which is a prison training program. Once they have graduated they know "sit", "down", "shake" and other commands. Please consider adopting a Greyhound today.

Community Animal Task Force
Other Organization
5902 S. Park Dr.   Lorain,   OH   44053

Breeds: All
Area Served: Lorain County

Population control and promoting proper, responsible care by adopting animals into good homes and forging the cost of spaying, neutering and annual vaccinations for those on low or fixed income, and for strays and managed colonies.

Southern Ohio All Breed Dog Club
1033 Cramer Road   Lucasville,   OH   45648

Breeds: All
Area Served: southern Ohio-northern Kentucky regions

Southern Ohio All Breed Dog Club is the premiere dog club of our geographic location. We offer dog training classes, Dog Days Out Events, Fun Matches, licensed show/trials, special dog demos, parade participation, and plenty more for dog lovers in our area. All training classes SOABDC offers is FREE for their members in good standing. We also put on AKC Dog Safety Presentations for local elementary schools, for Boy/Girl Scout troops, 4H Groups, and plenty more-at no cost. We proudly bring dog education awareness on several levels to our community. We're on Facebook and have a website where people can visit and learn more about our great club!

Planned Pethood, Inc.
Humane Society or SPCA
P.O. Box 178   Swanton,   OH   43558

Area Served: Northwest Ohio Southeast Michigan Northeast Indiana

Planned Pethood, Inc. is a non-profit, Northwest Ohio based organization who cares about the over population of dogs and cats in our community. We feel every companion animal deserves to live a life of dignity which includes adequate food, water, health care and a warm loving home. As a no-kill organization, Planned Pethood, Inc. provides medical treatment and behavioral rehabilitation for animals that come into our care and offers adoptable* animals to the public. *("Adoptable" is defined as dogs and cats that pose no health or safety risk, which makes the animals unsuitable for placement as a pet).

World Animal Foundation
Humane Society or SPCA
5725 Liberty Ave.   Vermilion,   OH   44089

Breeds: All
Area Served: Vermilion, Lorain County, Erie County

Dedicated to the preservation and protection of the planet and its animals.

Oklahoma Dog-Friendly Organizations

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
9300 N. May, Suite 400-281   Oklahoma City,   OK   73112

Breeds: all
Area Served: Oklahoma City Metro Area

Nonprofit animal welfare organization; promotes adoption, trap/neuter/return and spay/neuter programs to help end pet overpopulation in the OKC metro area. Site features program information, volunteer and donation opportunities, and pictures and bios of animals for adoption.

The Bella Foundation
Other Organization
2501 Ashley Dr   Oklahoma City,   OK   73120

Breeds: all
Area Served: Oklahoma

Every year thousands of animals are euthanized or sent home to die because the people who love them cannot afford the cost of veterinary care. Stray and abandoned animals have even fewer options when they are brought into a clinic or veterinary office with no owner to pay for their care.

Volunteers for Animal Welfare
Other Organization
P.O. Box 20061   Oklahoma City,   OK   73156

Area Served: Oklahoma

VAW is a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to prevent cruelty to animals and has earned the recognition of being a reputable, well-informed organization which is a strong and effective voice for animals throughout the state of Oklahoma.

CATS are Treated Special
Rescue Organization
2122 West Chantry t.   Perkins,   OK   74059

Breeds: All
Area Served: Perkins

This is a 501 3c non-profit ,State Incorporated cat/kitten rescue. only one in my community. Operating on personal income only. In operation for 8 years.

Oregon Dog-Friendly Organizations

Pet Adoption Network
Rescue Organization
1658 Marten Ave. SW   Albany,   OR   97321

Breeds: All
Area Served: Areas served Northwest and Midwest Oregon including Salem and Portland metro area.

Pet Adoption Network is a network of services and support, not a shelter.

Other Organization
p.o. box 2091   Bend,   OR   97709

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Bend Oregon and the rest of Central Oregon

Other Organization
PO Box 1896   Clackamas,   OR   97015

Area Served: Clackamas County

AniMeals and Dog Food Bank to assist seniors and low income families in feeding their pets

Other Organization
5TH STREET PARK   Coquille,   OR   97423

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: COQUILLE


Xoloitzcuintle Club USA
Dog or Kennel Club
PO 789   Lafayette,   OR   97127

Breeds: Xoloitzcuintle
Area Served: USA

Xoloitzcuintle Club USA is a non-profit breed club organized for the education about and protection of the Xoloitzcuintle. Club Services: National registry, Breed education, Club membership, Specialty & Companion events, Breed Rescue referral.

Central Coast Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
PO Box 71   Newport,   OR   97365

Breeds: All
Area Served: Lincoln County Oregon

Founded almost 30 years ago, the CCHS works to protect animals from overpopulation, abuse, and neglect in Lincoln County by partnering with the county animal shelter to provide programs for the animals and the people who care about them and live with them. Our efforts include a spay/neuter program, a feral cat program, an emergency pet food bank, emergency medical care, animal cruelty investigation, and humane education.

Indigo Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O.Box 554   Beaverton,   OR   97075

Breeds: All
Area Served: Washington County (within 50 miles)

Non Profit Organization rescuing animals (mostly dogs) from local animal shelter that would otherwise be euthanized. We are not first come first served, we look for the best match between people and animal to ensure a forever home.

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals
Rescue Organization
PO Box 1425   Hillsboro,   OR   97123

Breeds: All
Area Served: Oregon

The mission of Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals is to improve the living conditions and adoptability of shelter animals. We accomplish our mission by providing financial assistance to shelters for veterinary services, medications, flea treatment, and animal spay and neuter programs. OFOSA has a foster network to rescue dogs and cats that are otherwise adoptable, but can not thrive in the shelter environment due to illness, fear, or space limitations. We also assist with grooming to improve the health and appearance of shelter animals to make them adoptable and prevent them from being destroyed.

Project POOCH
Other Organization
PO Box 305   Lake Oswego,   OR   97034

Breeds: All
Area Served: Oregon

Project POOCH is a non-profit organization that matches shelter dogs with incarcerated youths at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn. The youths train the dogs to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test and then place the dogs for adoption in the community. The dogs leave the program ready to be great pets, while their trainers re-enter the community with new job and personal skills and increased compassion and respect for all life. It's a win-win for the dogs, the youths and the community.

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Oregon
Dog or Kennel Club
   Portland,   OR   97236

Breeds: Bernese Mountain Dog
Area Served: Oregon and includes PNW

AKC recognized club for Bernese Mountain Dog Owners and Lovers in the Oregon area. Provide breed information, membership and local activities for all to join in.

Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital
Other Organization
1984 NW Pettygrove   Portland,   OR   97209

Breeds: All
Area Served: All

Founded in 1973 as a non-profit organization, Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital serves over 13,000 animals each year and is supported by treatment fees and donations. The Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in NW Portland, as well as evenings and weekends at Plaza 205. Celebrating the human-animal bond, Dove Lewis is known for its community service programs such as the Stray Animal and Wildlife Program, Canine Blood Bank, Animal Assisted Therapy and Education, and Pet Loss Support.

Greyhound Pets of America - NW
Rescue Organization
PO Box   Portland,   OR   97

Breeds: Retired Racing Greyhounds
Area Served: Oregon, Southwest WA & Northern CA

The mission of Greyhound Pets of America-Northwest(GPA-NW)is to find loving and responsible permanent homes for retired racing Greyhounds. In furtherance of this mission, GPA-NW seeks to educate the public about what good pets Greyhounds make. GPA-NW is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation and tax-exempt organization. It is a sub-chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, a national network of Greyhound adoption groups. GPA-NW is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers; all donations and other revenues are dedicated entirely to supporting its Greyhound adoption program.

Oregon Dog Rescue
503 819 1720
Rescue Organization
17944 NW Gilbert Ln.   Portland,   OR   97229

Breeds: All
Area Served: Portland Metropolitan & Vancouver Wa

Oregon Dog Rescue is an Oregon nonprofit corporation as a collaboration of rescue volunteers who are dedicated to the well being of dogs put into our care as well as maximizing the potential for a successful adoption for every dog! We accomplish this by taking in unwanted dogs from shelters and individual owners, carefully observing the dogs in our care and building a plan that will give the dog the tools and confidence to fit into a relationship that will benefit both dog and owner. We provide helpful information and training to new owners to help with the transition of dog and owner. We are determined to stay in touch with our adopters to insure a positive outcome for all. Oregon Dog Rescue is available for dog care seminars to educate the general public in regard to basic dog care, dog training and rescue.Oregon Dog Rescue is currently a resource for several shelters and Humane Societies in our area. We are contacted by these organizations when they have too many dogs or if they have a dog that is not doing well in a shelter environment. We evaluate the dog in person and determine whether the dog can be helped by our organization. We then provide any immediate attention such as baths, haircuts, etc. before placing them in a foster home. We provide the foster with supplies such as: a crate, bedding, toys, meds, food and any other items needed. The foster parent must care for the dog, take the dog to vet appointments if necessary and report their observations to one of the three directors. This information as well as pictures is displayed on the internet through and our own website. Dogs are also accepted on a case by case basis from individual owners as well. We notify veterinarians in the area who may be treating dogs that the owners can no longer care for. Our posting on also brings in calls from individual owners who may need to re-home their dog. Volunteers also contact posters on the internet as well as newspaper advertisers who are actively looking for a new home for their dog. They inform the owners of our service and these owners sometimes set an appointment to meet with us in order to take their dog into our organization with the intention of finding the right new home.

WildCat Haven
Rescue Organization
PO Box 1071   Sherwood,   OR   97140

Breeds: Bobcats, Servals, Cougars, Lynx
Area Served:

WildCat Haven rescues abused and neglected captive born small wildcats like bobcats, servals, cougar, & lynx. WCH is a all volunteer 501c3 nonprofit sanctuary located in Sherwood Oregon. The mission is simple: we believe every captive wildcat deserves to have a safe, peaceful, and natural place to live their lives without fear of abuse and neglect. Currently over 40 cats call WildCat Haven home. We also educate the public about why wildcats do not make good housepets.

WildCat Haven
Other Organization
PO Box 1071   Sherwood,   OR   97140

Area Served:

WildCat Haven is a 501c3 nonprofit sanctuary that rescues abused or neglected captive born wildcats - primarily bobcats, servals, cougars, & lynxes. Our mission is threefold: provide the cats who live at our sanctuary a safe and natural place to live their lives, give our rescues the best medical and psychological care possible, and educate the public about the plight of these cats that were never meant to be pets. For more information please see our website at

Marion County Dog Control & Shelter
Other Organization
3550 Aumsville Hwy SE   Salem,   OR   97317

Breeds: All
Area Served: Marion County

Marion County Dog Control & Shelter serves and protects the people and dogs of Marion County in a professional and courteous manner by: Enforcing Marion County dog licensing and control ordinances. Promoting the humane treatment of dogs. Providing shelter and care for stray dogs until they are reunited with their families or adopted. Educating our residents. Respecting the needs of our customers.

Pennsylvania Dog-Friendly Organizations

Save-A-Dog, Inc.
Humane Society or SPCA
HCR 1 Box 306   Brodheadsville,   PA   18322

Breeds: All
Area Served: Monroe County PA

Save-A-Dog, Inc. is a No-Kill, Non-Profit, registered 502(c)3 Humane Society with an office located on Route 209 in Brodheadsville, PA. S.A.D was established in February, 1998. From then until now, this all-volunteer ogranization has worked tirelessly to save abandoned dogs and those at shelters scheduled to be euthanized. Our efforts are limited in that we have no facility to house these homeless dogs. We place them in foster homes, which are always at a premium. It is our intent to invlove local businesses and the general public in our efforts to build an animal sanctuary/shelter in this area where animals of all species will receive care. We exist solely on contributions from the public.

Mountain Laurel Kennel Club of Clearfield County PA
814 765-2740
Dog or Kennel Club
P.O. Box 263   Hyde,   PA   16843-0263

Breeds: All Breeds
Area Served: Clearfield County, PA

Our mission is 1. promoting the well being of dogs.2. Generating public awareness of canines in the community.3. Foster responsible pet ownership. 4.Provide educational opportunities to the public. 5. Support dog rescue and support agencies.6.Further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs. 7.To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of dog shows and obedience trials. 8. To encourage sportsmanlike competition at such events.9. This club is for purebreds and mixed breeds. Dog ownership is not required, just a love of dogs.

Canine Partners For Life
Service Dog Organization
334 Faggs Manor Road   Cochranville,   PA   19330

Area Served: United States

CPL is a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to persons with physical disabilities, mobility impairments, and seizure disorders. CPL has placed over 400 service dogs that assist their human partners with many physical tasks such as getting dressed, opening doors, turning lights on or off, retrieval of dropped items, helping to do the laundry, providing constant companionship, and much more. CPL also places home companion dogs with children with disabilities that need the companionship of a well trained dog. CPL is funded entirely through donations and special events.

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
PO Box 612   Colmar,   PA   18915

Breeds: Siberian Husky & Siberian Husky Mixes
Area Served: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware

TOTTSHR is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization comprised of volunteers throughout PA, MD, NJ, DE, WV and NY who dedicate their time and effort to rescuing Siberian Huskies and Siberian Husky mixes from shelters, abusive homes, or owners who can no longer properly care for their dogs. Our goals are to place these dogs in loving homes and to educate people about the characteristics of this often misunderstood breed.

Therapy Dogs United
Other Organization
1934B West 8th Street   Erie,   PA   16505

Breeds: All
Area Served: Erie County, PA; Buffalo, NY; Pittsburgh, PA

Therapy Dogs United, Inc. impacts the quality of life for thousands of children, adults and seniors throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York. Our therapy dogs provide the catalyst for positive change by motivating emotionally and physically challenged individuals. We open dialogue with the abused, disabled, sick, lonely, injured, or depressed. Our programs inspire learning and change - and include everyone. Our certified therapy dog teams are personally committed to bring joy and inspiration to every human life we touch. Rooted in the strength of the unique human-to-animal bond, our programs reach beyond traditional forms of rehabilitation and treatment. Let our team of certified therapy dogs erase the language barrier, and start making a difference in your life today! We're ready to show you how.Our Programs:FACILITY, SKILLED SUPPORT & COMPANION DOGS; ACE Program (Animal Care for Exceptional Children & Adults); PAL PROGRAM (Bring a therapy dog into the classroom); BELLA'S BRIGADE (crisis outreach for neglected,abused and/or grieving children);AT-RISK FAMILIES (ARF Program - homeless shelters and group homes); PACKS PROGRAM (Prevent Attacks with Care, Kindness and Safety) See a full description to all our programs on our website.

Harrisburg - Hershey
K9 Club of Elizabethtown College
717 361-3305
Other Organization
1356 Baugher Ave   Elizabethtown,   PA   17022

Breeds: All
Area Served:

The K9 Club at Elizabethtown College is committed to raising money and awareness for dogs all over the world. We do many fundraisers during the year to support other canine Organizations.

Dauphin Dog Training Club, Inc
Dog or Kennel Club
719 Manada Bottom Road   Harrisburg,   PA   17112

Breeds: All Breeds & Mixed Breeds
Area Served: Dauphin County

Dauphin Dog Training Club, Inc. (DDTC) is a not-for-profit dog training club, founded in 1956 by a small group of dog enthusiasts who wanted to meet with other dog owners to train dogs and promote goodwill among all dog lovers. We strive to train owners to train their dogs. All club officers and all activities are run by volunteers.

Helen Krause Animal Shelter
Rescue Organization
PO Box 311   Mechanicsburg,   PA   17055

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Dillsburg, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, CampHill

The Helen Krause Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter providing housing and medical care for stray, abandoned and abused animals. Many volunteers help out at the shelter caring for the animals, along with helping to raise funds for the shelter. Please visit our website to view current animals that are ready for adoption!

Laura's Hope Rescue
570 280 2083
Rescue Organization
3385 Forest Rd   HopBottom,   PA   18824

Breeds: all
Area Served: all

We are a 501c3 registered dog rescue. We help dogs of any age and any breed in kill shelters that are on the euthanize list and bring them to pay and help them find their furever homes. All our dogs are vaccinated for their ages and are fixed. Please check out our website for further information.

Huntingdon County Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
11371 School House Hollow Road   Huntingdon,   PA   16652

Breeds: all
Area Served: Huntingdon & Mifflin Counties of Central PA

provide care for homeless, abandoned, sick, and injured animals; reunite owners with lost pets; find new homes for surrendered or strayed animals; provide educational materials to owners about adopting, providing for, and spaying/neutering pets; lend humane traps for catching cats; raise funds through a variety of planned events; provide low-cost rabies vaccination clinics in the community

Lehigh Valley
Friends of MonDaug Bark Park

Other Organization
Camphill Road   Upper Dublin Township,   PA   19034

Area Served: Upper Dublin Township

The Friends of MonDaug Bark Park is a volunteer based group working to raise money to build the dog park. All money raised by the Friends of MonDaug Bark Park will be donated directly to the Township, which will use the money for the sole purpose of building the improved dog park.

CANINE Cancer Research USA
Other Organization
922 So. Woodbourne Rd., PMB 236   Levittown,   PA   19057

Area Served: International

CANINE Cancer Research is a national 501c contribution funded non profit corporation with a sole purpose to fund research, the key to finding the cure for cancer, the #1 killer of our cherished canine companions.

Mostly Mutts Inc. no-kill dog shelter
Rescue Organization
PO Box 498   Millville,   PA   17846

Breeds: We have a variety of breeds available for adoption.
Area Served: Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Union & Northumberland counties

Mostly Mutts Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps support "Mostly Mutts Inc." no-kill dog shelter in PA. We have 90+ dogs available for adoption. Volunteers do fundraising events to raise money to help defray the tremendous costs of caring for the dogs and upkeep of the shelter.

New Castle Area
Sharon Pug Group
Dog or Kennel Club
428 South 8th Street   Sharpsville,   PA   16150

Breeds: Pug or Pug mix
Area Served: Shenango Valley Area

This a group of Pug Lovers who meet up once a month at least. We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month. Please check our website for more details, as our location may change due to weather. We also get together to let our Pugs play or take them for walks. The Pugs love it! Currently we get together once a week for a walk at Buhl Park and we meet once a month at a members home in Sharon. We also will visit Riverside Park, because of it's fenced in section. The Pugs go WILD. Please check out our website!! We welcome Pug mixes and your non-pug dog.

New Hope - Washington Crossing
Make Peace With Animals
Rescue Organization
PO Box 488   New Hope,   PA   18938

Breeds: Greyhounds
Area Served: Within 3 Hours of New Hope, PA

PA & NJ Pet, ResQ + Animal Welfare Events
Other Organization
no physical address.. Bucks County PA   Solebury,   PA   18938

Breeds: All
Area Served: Southeastern Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey

This is the only central place on the web where Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey families can locate Pet Adoption/Pet and Animal Welfare related activities ~ and regional Animal Rescue or Welfare Groups can announce all their Adoption, Fundraising and Educational Events in one place.

Lehigh Valley Puppy Mill Watch

Other Organization
PO Box 273   Northampton,   PA   18067

Breeds: All
Area Served: Lehigh Valley PA and Surrounding Areas

Lehigh Valley Puppy Mill Watch is a grassroots organization dedicated to educating consumers and residents of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas about the pet store-puppy mill connection.

Oil City
Paws and Play
Rescue Organization
1082 Grandview Road   Oil City,   PA   16301

Breeds: All
Area Served: North West PA

PAWS AND PLAY TO CELEBRATE RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY¬? OIL CITY, PA, JULY 3, 2009: Paws and Play announced today that it will be celebrating the second annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day (RDO Day) on September 26, 2009. This goal of this initiative, supported by the AKC is to educate first-time dog owners about the responsibilities of dog ownership and help current owners enhance their relationships with their pets. Paws and Play will raise money to support local dog chapters (PAWS) and the Oil Creek State Park. September 26th 2009 9 am to 5 pm ALL breeds registered or non are welcome!Paws and Play will be held on September 26th from 9 to 5 at Oil Creek State Park. This event is to raise money the Oil Creek State Park and PAWS. Last year our major sponsors were Donovan Bauer Auto Group, Comfort Solutions, Dog Lovers Gold, Knights of Columbus, Barnwood Gallery, Availis Dog Food, Witherup Fabrication, among others. This event will have an amateur agility course, Coloring contest, nail clipping, character drawings, a clothing race, talent show, and face painting. You will also have the opportunity to show your dog off in one of our many contests such as cutest collar, David and Goliath, Longest Tail and Loudest Bark. Last year our winners received cool prizes such as a Savings Bond from Farmers National Bank or a Train Ride donated by Oil Creek State Park. This year we are looking for additional sponsors and donations. Please take the time to ¬?Paws¬? and Play this September 26th!-End-

Prancing Paws Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
various foster homes   Philadelphia,   PA   19154

Breeds: Cats and Kittens
Area Served: Northeast Philadelphia

We are a non-profit no kill cat and kitten rescue. We are dedicated to rescuing and rehoming stray and homeless cats and kittens in the Philadelphia area.

Animal Friends
Humane Society or SPCA
562 Camp Horne Road   Pittsburgh,   PA   15237

Breeds: all
Area Served: South Western Pennsylvania

Animal Friends, Inc., Pittsburgh's No-Kill Shelter in the Strip, provides temporary care for dogs and cats in need, free from unwarranted euthanasia, while:finding loving homes;reducing animal overpopulation;decreasing animal abuse and suffering;demonstrating the importance of companion animals; and educating the public.

Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue
Rescue Organization
737 Sweinhart Rd   Boyertown,   PA   19512

Breeds: English Setters and English Setter mixes
Area Served: Northeastern, Midwestern and Southern, USA

A and B is dedicated to English Setters. We rescue, foster and place our dogs in approved adoptive homes. All potential adopters must fill out an application and pass a home visit and reference checks before an adoption can occur. We pull dogs from shelters all over the country and place them only in areas where we have trusted volunteers to do a home vist for our group.

Sinking Spring
Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
2650 Shillington Road   Sinking Spring,   PA   19608

Breeds: Yorkshire Terriers
Area Served: PA, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA, WV,

This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes of: A). Rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing Yorkshire Terriers and Yorkie mixesB). Educating the public and prospective pet owners on the breed traits and training of Yorkshire Terriers.

State College
Central Counties Branch PSPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
2451 General Potter Highway   Centre Hall,   PA   16828

Breeds: All
Area Served: Central PA

Central Counties Branch - PSPCA

Happy Paws Happy Homes
Other Organization
P.O. Box 22   Tyrone,   PA   16686

Breeds: all dog breeds
Area Served: central PA

Our organization serves as a liason between shelters in central PA, rescues, the public, and DOGS! We are committed to providing services to shelter dogs and their foster and adoptive families. We provide transport to/from shelters, rescues, adoption events, and veterinary visits, as well as educational materials and supplies to families and their pets. We are not a shelter or a rescue, but rather work with existing organizations to do what's best for dogs.

Other Organization
Manor Ridge Dr. Lancastor, PA, 17603, U.S.A   c,   PA   17603

Breeds: english bulldogs
Area Served: Lancastor

AKC male and Female English Bulldogs puppies looking for new homes,this Puppies are akc Registered,with Champion Bloodlines and will come with a Predigree,Microchip,vet check with Health Certificate,A one (1) yr,Guarantee Against Congential Defects,and also a Shots And Wormer,

Rhode Island Dog-Friendly Organizations

Glocester Animal Control
Other Organization
121 Chestnut Hill Rd   Chepachet,   RI   02914

Breeds: All
Area Served: Glocester, RI

Hands That Heal RI
Other Organization
P.O. Box 69   North Scituate,   RI   02857

Breeds: All
Area Served: Rhode Island

Hands That Heal RI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, assists the elderly and needy in caring for their pets by providing veternarian services and food. We are also a resource for low cost spay and neutering clinics and help with adoptions.

Providence Animal Rescue League
Humane Society or SPCA
34 Elbow Street   Providence,   RI   02903

Area Served: Rhode Island

The Providence Animal Rescue League is a private 501 (c) organization serving Providence and the state of Rhode Island. The League's mission is to provide for the rescue and relief of suffering or homeless animals and perform charitable or benevolent acts for the welfare of animals. The League accomplishes its mission by:

Volunteer Services for Animals
Humane Society or SPCA
27 Dryden Lane   Providence,   RI   02904

Breeds: All
Area Served: Rhode Island

Volunteer Services for Animals (VSA) is an all volunteer humane organization helping animals in Rhode Island municipal animal shelters and in the communities. Founded in 1979, VSA is a statewide organization and also has 5 chapters in East Providence, Glocester, Providence, Warwick and West Warwick. Our focus has been to stop the suffering of companion animals through agressive programs of spaying and neutering. VSA provides financial assistance to qualified applicants, hosts low cost spay/neuter clinics, provides foster care, adoption programs, pet therapy, legislative advocacy and more. Please visit our website to learn more, to volunteer or to donate.

Southern Rhode Island
The Pet Refuge
Rescue Organization
500 stony ln   North Kingston,   RI   02852

Breeds: pets
Area Served: statewide

The Pet Refuge is a non-profit, no kill animal shelter. We depend on the support of the community for daily expenses at the facility. We provide veterinary treatment,a spay/neuter program and shelter for unwanted and abandoned pets while they await adoption.

South Carolina Dog-Friendly Organizations

Anderson County Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
PO Box 2262   Anderson,   SC   29622

Breeds: All
Area Served: Anderson

The Anderson County Humane Society is committed to improving the quality of life of animals in the Anderson area.

Lowcountry Rottweiler Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1698   Beaufort,   SC   29901

Breeds: Rottweiler
Area Served: SC Lowcountry and Coastal Georgia

Save the Strays Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Rescue Organization
1670-9 Springdale Drive, PMB 143   Camden,   SC   29020

Breeds: All
Area Served: Eastern South Carolina

Save the Strays Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit organization, with a "no-kill" philosophy, that rescues and re-homes stray and abandoned animals, with a primary focus on dogs.

Noble Ones Bully Breed Rescue
Rescue Organization
131 Surlington Drive   Ladson,   SC   29456

Breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Stafforshire Terrier, American Bulldog, Bull Terrier, and many other breeds that orginate from bulldogs
Area Served: South Carolina/Charleston Area

NOBLE ONES BULLY BREED RESCUE is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of South Carolina on January 24th, 2008. NOBBR caters to "Bully Breeds" also known as the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), American Staffordshire terrier (Am Staff), American Bulldog, Staffordshire bull terrier (Staffie), and more. We are a rescue dedicated to the rehabilitation and re-homing of abandoned, stray, and neglected bully breed dogs.Noble Ones Bully Breed Rescue hopes to transform the undeserved negative image that society has of these animals through education. We encourage responsible pet ownership and humane treatment to animals and we are in support of breed neutral policies to protect these wonderful animals. We'd also like to educate the Lowcountry on the importance of spaying & neutering.

Myrtle Beach
Steve's Dog Shelter
(843) 347-0454
Rescue Organization
891 Daisy Lane   Conway,   SC   29526

Breeds: All, Mixed Breed, Carolina Dingo
Area Served: Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

Steve's Dog Shelter is a no-kill not-for-profit shelter/rescue located near Myrtle Beach South Carolina, taking in abandoned and abused dogs and adopting them out. We need serious volunteer help finding adoption homes and fundraising.

Tennessee Dog-Friendly Organizations

Friends of the Cookeville/Putnam County Animals
Other Organization
P.O. Box 2615   Cookeville,   TN   38502

Breeds: all
Area Served: Putnam County, TN

We are a non-profit 501c3 working to raise public awareness of the plight of homeless animals, promote pet adoptions, and educate citizens on the importance of spaying or neutering pets.

Great Smoky Mtn Dog Club
Dog or Kennel Club
4922 Morganton Road   Greenback,   TN   37742

Breeds: All
Area Served: Knoxville.....TN, KY, GA, AL, NC

Great Smoky Mountain Dog Club (GSMDC) is a non-profit organization. The Club's purpose is to educate the public about dog breeds, host dog sporting events, and welcome all who support the standards and contribute to the success of GSMDC and the United Kennel Club: breeders, fanciers, and handlers who wish to exhibit purebred dogs in the spirit of Good Sportsmanship. Proceeds raised benefit GSMDC and purchases of dog sport equipment necessary for

Animal World USA
Other Organization
380 Marianna Street   Memphis,   TN   38111

Breeds: All
Area Served: Nationwide

Animal World USA is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals...working with organizations, decision-makers, and the public-at-large to bring about awareness as to the plight of the animals of our world. Our mission is educating and inspiring people to understand, love, nurture and protect the animals and planet. Animal World USA, established in 2003, publishes free educational materials dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through advocacy, education, and community support. Animal World USA is committed to a world in which animals are treated with compassion and respect and where resources are readily available to those who require support for the animals in their lives.Animal World USA developed the AWUSA-Int'l Weeks for the Animals Campaign in 2005 bringing communities together on behalf of animals. Working with youth, educational institutions, shelters, humane societies, rescue groups, living-assisted homes, hospitals, legislators and animal advocates, the Animal World USA Weeks for the Animals campaign has demonstrated that it is ushering in the future of animal welfare.

Guardian Angel Pet Rescue
Rescue Organization
345 S White Station   Memphis,   TN   38117

Breeds: all
Area Served: Memphis-Mississippi

Pet rescue - Foster-Adoptions

Memphis Shelby County Humane Society
(901) 276-7770
Humane Society or SPCA
2238 Central Avenue   Memphis,   TN   38104

Breeds: All
Area Served: Memphis and Shelby County

While Memphis Shelby County Humane Society is widely recognized for its adoptions and rescue, we are also in the business of creating a better community through mobile adoptions, spay and neuter programs, educational outreach, and pet therapy. The Memphis Shelby County Humane Society promotes responsible pet ownership for citizens throughout the region, helping to create a more humane and caring community built on strong values of animal welfare.

Sunny Meadows...Safe Haven for Pets
Rescue Organization
4066 New Getwell Road   Memphis,   TN   38118

Breeds: All
Area Served: Memphis vicinity

Sunny Meadows...Safe Haven for Pets (Memphis, Tennessee 38118) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Sunny Meadows operates a no-kill, animal rescue organization, focusing on saving lives and ultimately placing our rescues in permanent, loving homes. Our organization has rescued, re-homed and cared for thousands of stray or abandoned pets. We strive to place our homeless residents into wonderful, loving homes. Currently, we house over 150 dogs and cats available for adoption.

Sumner County Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
16 Volunteer Dr.   Hendersonville,   TN   37075

Breeds: Dogs/Cats
Area Served: Sumner County, Tennessee

Celebrating our 32nd anniversary of helping Sumner County Animals. We provide an adoption program that places animals in responsible homes, maintain a lost and found program, provide advice and counsel for animal related problems and also provides pet sterilization programs. Over 5,000 homeless pets were helped in 2005. We have a yearly membership drive: $25.00 for single membership and $40.00 for family.

Agape Animal Rescue
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 1647   Mount Juliet,   TN   37121

Breeds: All Breed
Area Served:

Abandoned. Neglected. Abused. Lost. At AGAPE, we have seen it all when it comes to man's friend. But despite the misfortunes these animals have endured, our commitment to them remains steadfastly clear: to provide loving, emotionally stable, nurturing foster care for them while they wait for their forever homes, for their forever families.

SCBCA - Specialty Canine Breeders Club of America

Dog or Kennel Club
P.O. Box 160473   Nashville,   TN   37216

Breeds: Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Schnoodle, Pom-a-poo, Spanador, Alaskan Husky, Cockapoo, peek-a-poo, malti-poo & more.
Area Served: Nationwide

Registry for specialty bred dogs. Also provides assistance to low income families to have their pet spayed or neutered. Pedigree information available and education regarding responsible breeding and ownership. Members must adhere to strict guidelines when breeding or registering their dogs. We only accept the best!

Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association
(931) 684-KIND
Humane Society or SPCA
P.O. Box 391   Shelbyville,   TN   37160

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Shelbyville-Bedford County in Tennessee

The Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association is a 501(c)(3) organization and is is ENTIRELY operated by volunteers. Our group has provided all volunteer animal welfare services to Shelbyville, Bell Buckle, Wartrace, and all of Bedford County for nearly 30 years. We are funded strictly by donations and fundraising events.

Texas Dog-Friendly Organizations

Austin Dog Alliance
512 219-8793
Other Organization
12129 RR 620 N, Suite 401   Austin,   TX   78750

Breeds: All
Area Served: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Georgetown

Austin Dog Alliance strives to make dogs a part of the community thru training, rescue and adoption, pet therapy and outreach programs. Our highly trained instructors provide puppy, adult dog and pet therapy training classes. Pet therapy teams volunteer in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and libraries. We provide educational programs for children in schools in the greater Austin area and after school in our training center. Dogs are rescued from kill-shelters and placed in loving homes based on the needs of the family and the dog.

Austin Dog Rescue

Rescue Organization
   Austin,   TX  

Breeds: Mixed Breeds
Area Served: Central Texas

Austin Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. These are dogs that were either picked up as strays and impounded or were surrendered to the shelter and were slated for euthanasia. We believe there is a wonderful home waiting for each dog our Rescue Team saves.

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 27543   Austin,   TX   78755

Breeds: Cocker Spaniel
Area Served: Austin, San Antonio

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio is a non-profit, breed-specific organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of Cocker Spaniels that need our help. As a rescue organization we recognize the value of life of all dog breeds. We focus on Cocker Spaniels because it is our belief that breeds that require special care benefit from people who know how to care for them through experience and training.

Gold Ribbon Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 956   Austin,   TX   78767

Breeds: Golden Retrievers
Area Served: Central Texas

Rescue organization for Golden Retrievers in Central Texas

Lil Paws Maltese Rescue

Rescue Organization
   Austin,   TX  

Breeds: Maltese, Llapso, Shitzu, Poodle and Mixes
Area Served: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and surrounding area

Lil Paws is a new rescue to the Austin area, full-filling a need for the care of maltese, poodles and mixes of these smaller breeds. It is a 100% volunteer organization that rescues dogs from shelters that would otherwise be euthanized. We provide necessary medical attention, foster homes, and socialization to these doggies and then work with the community in finding them forever homes. If you live in the Austin area and would like to get involved either as a volunteer or maybe adopting your own lil doggie, please visit our web page or contact us via e-mail. We will be happy to hear from you!

Austin Greyhound Adoption
(512) 895-9150
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 336   Cedar Park,   TX   78630-0336

Breeds: Retired Greyhounds
Area Served: Central Texas

Educating the public of the joys of owning a retired greyhound and placement of hounds into their forever homes. Continuous support following adoption as adjustments are made from track to home. AGA serves but is not limited to the Central Texas area.

Austin Greyhound Adoption
(512) 895-9150
PO Box 336   Cedar Park,   TX   78630-0336

Breeds: greyhound
Area Served: Austin, Killeen, Temple, Georgetown, Round Rock, Bastrop, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, New Braunfels

AGA educates the public on the joys of greyhound ownership and life with a retired racer.

Humane Society of Williamson County
Humane Society or SPCA
10930 Crystal Falls Parkway   Leander,   TX   78641

Breeds: All
Area Served: Round Rock, Leander, Florence

The Humane Society of Williamson County (HSWC) is an "open-door" shelter serving the city of Round Rock and unincorporated areas of Williamson County. We are committed to accepting every stray, unwanted, injured or abused animal, in addition to young, healthy puppies and kittens. This means that animals that arrive at our shelter get a second chance at finding a new home if their owners do not reclaim them.

Texas Equine and Canine Rescue Corporation
Rescue Organization
13628 Gregg Manor Road   Manor,   TX   78653

Breeds: All
Area Served: Central Texas, Specifically Austin Metro area

Our organization was formed under SOS of Texas Non-Profit Corporation, our 501(3)(C)is pending expedited approval. Our organization formed by a group of caring individuals to assist destined equines, mostly ex-racehorses; and destined canine, destined due to overcrowded city shelters whereby those who are more difficult to adopt out are sadly being euthanized. Or organization has over 100 acres that has been provided for our Mission to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Re-home. On our property we have developed a small B&B and wedding venue business and welcome travelers with dogs or horses. see our website at

College Station
Woodstock Animal Foundation of Texas
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 3302   College Station,   TX   77841

Breeds: All
Area Served: Brazos Valley

Woodstock Animal Foundation of Texas is a foster home based rescue and adoption program for dogs and cats. All of our pets come to you altered, vaccinated, microchipped, county tagged, and our dogs are house trained, crate trained and attend weekly obedience. We also offer low cost microchipping to the public and need-based low cost or free spay/neuter surgeries to low income families.

Conroe Kennel Club
Dog or Kennel Club
PO Box 13   Conroe,   TX   77305

Breeds: All Breed Dog Club (Conformation, Obedience & Rally)
Area Served: Conore, Montgomery, Willis, Huntville and surrounding areas


Basset Rescue Across Texas, Inc.
(972) 798-2343
Rescue Organization
PO Box 116225   Carrollton,   TX   75011

Breeds: Basset Hound
Area Served: Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas

Basset Rescue Across Texas, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless Basset Hounds in the Dallas, Texas area and surrounding regions. In conjunction with our rescue activities, educating the community regarding responsible and humane pet ownership is another aspect of our mission. This includes informing the public of the current pet overpopulation crisis, the benefits of spaying/neutering programs, and the dangers of irresponsible breeding. Finally, our group is also focused on promoting a sense of community amongst those who are "owned" by a basset hound (or would like to be.) We thought our name, BRAT, was appropriate. Anyone who's a basset slave know our little darlings are adorable, lovable brats! And we mean that in the most affectionate way!

American Red Cross- Dallas Area Chapter
Other Organization
4800 Harry Hines Blvd.   Dallas,   TX   75235

Breeds: Pet First Aid Courses- Applies to all breeds
Area Served: Our twelve county area including Dallas and Collin County

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies.

North American Shar Pei Rescue
Rescue Organization
1200 Main St   Dallas,   TX   75287

Breeds: Chinese Shar Pei
Area Served: Texas

North American Shar Pei Rescue Inc. is a non-profit organization with members and volunteers all over the U.S. annd Canada. We rescue adoptable pure bred Chinese Shar-Pei and place them in suitable homes. All our sponsored dogs are health checked and their temperment evaluated. All of our dogs go to homes neutered or spayed. There are no exceptions.

Humane Society of Flower Mound
Humane Society or SPCA
1601 Arrowhead Drive   Flower Mound,   TX   75028

Breeds: All Breeds
Area Served: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

The Humane Society of Flower Mound is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a respectful, responsible, and compassionate relationship between animals and people. We work to help animals in need in Flower Mound and the Denton County area. Since 1997, the Humane Society of Flower Mound has given hope to thousands of homeless, abused, and unwanted animals in Flower Mound and the surrounding communities by providing spay/neuter programs, adoption opportunities, and education to the public about animal welfare.

Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue
Rescue Organization
   Flower Mound,   TX  

Breeds: Italian Greyhound, Whippet
Area Served: Dallas, Fort Worth, Coppell, Grapevine, Garland, Mansfield, Arlington

Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue is a non-profit group dedicated to finding loving forever homes for Italian Greyhounds and Whippets.

DFW Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
1611 W. Irving Blvd   Irving,   TX   75061

Breeds: all/any
Area Served: Texas

Our organization gives temporary homes to dogs, cats, and other lost or brought in animals. We are searching for capital funds to build a new facility on land we recently purchased. We spay and neuter our animals and insert a microchip when they arrive. We are a no-kill 501 (c) 3 facility running soley on donations from coperations and the public. Our 2 largest fund raisers are the Black Collar Affair - silent auction/casino night in Nov @ Las Colinas Country Club, and our golf tournament in May, at Hackberry Country Club.

Dripping Springs
German Shepard Rescue Central Texas c/o Central Animal Sanctuary
Rescue Organization
PO Box 1555   Dripping Springs,   TX   78620-1555

Breeds: mixed or pure bred german shepherds
Area Served: Central Texas

We rescue, rehabilite, and arrange for adoption of mixed and pure bred german shepherd dogs.

Fort Hood
Centex Great Dane Meetup and Rescue
(254) 285-9772
Rescue Organization
80006-1 Travis Street   Fort Hood,   TX   76544

Breeds: Great Danes
Area Served: Central Texas (Austin, Waco, Killeen, Temple, Fort Hood)

I am the organizer of The Centex Great Dane Meetup, a group of Great Dane lovers who get together once or twice a month to socialize, provide advice and training and most importantly, raise money to support Great Dane rescue. I am an American Kennel Club certified dog trainer, group organizer and rescue coordinator which keeps me very busy. Recently we've conducted our monthly Meetups at the Red Bud Isle dog park which has been absolutely perfect. We handed out plastic bags for people to clean up after their dogs, we gave away tennis balls and introduced ourselves to the community, it's been fantastic. The American Kennel Club's National Responsible Dog Ownership day is coming up and the Canine Good Citizen training and test go hand in hand with the "holiday". As a certified AKC trainer I am qualified to conduct this prestigious test that promotes socially acceptable dogs. We have set up a training table to provide this beneficial community training in exchange for rescue donations! My group sells hand made dog treats, tennis balls and bottled water while I conduct several 30 minute training sessions to visiting dogs and owners. Most dog owners know about this test as many apartment complexes and pet friendly hotels require the certification before a dog can stay. We set up a discrete table, and offer our services without soliciting. We clean up after ourselves and our dogs and continue to offer the pooper scoop bags to park visitors. This is an awesome privilege and a wonderful opportunity not only for my group and rescue, but for the public park visitors as well! For more information you are welcome to check out the meetup group at, the AKC at, and/or Paws of Austin Great Dane Rescue at

Fort Worth
Dane Angel Network (Great Dane Rescue)
Rescue Organization
715 Appaloosa Trail   Arlington,   TX   76015

Breeds: Great Danes
Area Served: DFW area

Our mission is to rescue Great Danes from neglect, abuse, and abandonment. To provide medical care and individual rehabilitation through our experienced and loving foster home program. To provide each rescued Dane with a qualified, caring new home that will ensure a quality of life each Dane has deserved from the day it was born. We have been rescuing Great Danes in the D/FW/Denton area since 1998 and we take pride in the collective love, concern and dedication for the throw-away Danes here. It is our mission to continue to hear the voices of the less fortunate Danes, and to provide them safety, protection and their birthright of a quality of life with love and dignity.

RUFF -- Responsible Unleashed Fun for Fido

Other Organization
P.O. Box 121728   Arlington,   TX   76012

Breeds: All
Area Served: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

RUF is a 501(c) 3nonprofit organization in Arlington, Texas. The members were brought together by the mutual enjoyment of exercising with their dog companions offleash. The group was formed to give voice to the shared feelings that public park spaces are for the benefit of all citizens and for us that means space to play, walk, jog, and interact with our canine pals offleash.

Legacy Boxer Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
Plainview Drive   Hurst,   TX   76054

Breeds: Boxers
Area Served: Dallas/Fort Worth/Austin

Legacy Boxer Rescue is dedicated to the boxer breed. We rescue boxers from area shelters and adopt them to loving, forever homes after their medical needs are taken care of. All boxers in our program are current on all vaccinations and spayed/neutered before adoption. They are also tested for heartworms and treated if necessary.

Dachshund Rescue of Houston
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 580   Friendswood,   TX   77549

Breeds: Dachshunds
Area Served: Houston. TX and surrounding areas

We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization with one sole purpose; to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Dachshunds in need of a second chance at life and love. Every rescued DRoH dachsie is fully vetted and lovingly fostered until matched with their perfect forever family. Only through fund raising, donations and adoption fees are we able to continue our rescue efforts. "Until there are none, save just one!" Thank you for considering a Dachshund adoption.

Guadalupe River
WAG Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 2218   Wimberley,   TX   78676

Breeds: All
Area Served: Wimberley, Hays County, Texas

The Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue Corporation, WAG Rescue is committed to the following community services:

To assist in the permanent placement of stray, abandoned,unclaimed and surrendered dogs in and around the Wimberley, Texas area.

To promote and ensure the compassionate and humane treatment of dogs in our care by providing medical treatment, vaccinations, up-to-date shots, spay/neuter services, and professional evaluation, training and rehabilitation if required.

To place these dogs in safe-haven, pre-screened foster homes where they are nurtured, receive training, and learn socialization skills so that they have the best chance of becoming a good companion animal.

To find the most suitable, vetted permanent home for each dog based on its temperament and personality.

To educate the public about responsible pet ownership, treating animals with dignity and encouraging spay/neutering of all pets in order to prevent overpopulation and animal suffering.


Rescue Organization
P.O. BOX 122   Barker,   TX   77413-0122

Breeds: Shih tzu and Lhasa Apso
Area Served: Texas

Rescue group with members in the Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Clear Lake area. The rescue group is devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing dogs in good homes.

Houston Dog Park Association
Other Organization
P. O. BOX 80223   Houston,   TX   77225

Breeds: all
Area Served: South TX , Houston area dog park locations

HDPA is an educational organization as well as an advocate for dog parks. The HDPA web site is a resource that HDPA maintains to inform the public of park locations via Google Map, all area park rules, events, and even common tips and etiquette advice -so everyone enjoys their dog park experience. It also provides a comment form to provide feedback about all the local dog parks.Houston Dog Parks are public parks designated and built specifically for your dog to socialize and exercise safely and off-leash. Houston and surrounding areas now boast over 15 fenced, off-leash dog parks with a variety of amenities including swimming ponds, agility equipment, shaded seating and walking trails. Amenities vary by park.

Houston Labrador Retriever Rescue

Rescue Organization
   Houston,   TX  

Breeds: Pure Bred Labrador Retrievers
Area Served: Houston Area

Houston Labrador Retriever Rescue's Mission to assist with rehoming, abandoned, neglected and abused Labrador's in the Houston area. One of the mail goals is to work with local animal humane shelters and provide some relief by evaluation and rescuing purebred Labradors that have been abandoned by their owners or that were found wondering the local streets untagged. We also advocate neutering/spaying of pets and provide education for responsible and lifetime pet ownership.

L.S.D.R. Inc. (Life Saving Development & Rehabilitation, Inc)
Other Organization
   Houston,   TX  

Breeds: all breeds
Area Served: Houston

L.S.D.R. Inc. is a Houston based non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, which is dedicated to the well-being and betterment of canines as companions with human partners, in contemporary society through educational, humanitarian and public service programs, all of which will improve the quality of life for both through the development of the Human/Dog relationship. Utilizing primarily rescue dogs, these programs will improve and in many circumstances, save the life of both the dog and the person.

PAWS Houston - Pets Are Wonderful Support
Other Organization
14900 Woodham, Suite 170-A   Houston,   TX   77073

Area Served: Houston

PAWS Houston is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of low-income pet owners who are living with a terminal illness and elderly shut-ins.

The Woodlands Dog Park Club
Other Organization
PO Box 130175   Houston,   TX   77393

Breeds: All breeds welcome, mixes too!
Area Served: The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Harris County

The Mission of The Woodlands Dog Park Club is to support local rescue groups and foster healthy bonds between pets and owners through education and dog friendly socialization.

Huntsville Walker County Pet Organization
Other Organization
480 FM 1791   Huntsville,   TX   77340

Breeds: All
Area Served: East Texas

Our organization is for the purpose of providing funds through events to give to the community, state and national needs of all pets.

Bullies Against Cancer
Other Organization
P.O. Box 1114   Hutto,   TX   78634

Breeds: All
Area Served: All

Bullies Against Cancer Foundation was created after the founder was diagnosed with cancer. Her support system was not only her church, family, and cancer societies but her dogs. The organization was created in 2009 and hosts several events throughout the year. We host confirmation dog shows to raise money for cancer societies. These events are held in the central Texas area and usually involve several shows, vendors, and various breeds.

League City
Discover with Dagwood

Other Organization
715 Davis RD   League City,   TX   77573

Breeds: All
Area Served: All


Liberty Hill
Hill Country Bulldogge Club - IOEBA Dog Show
Dog or Kennel Club
PO Box 1378   Liberty Hill,   TX   78642

Breeds: Olde English Bulldogges, Olde Boston Bulldogges, APBT, Colored Boston Terriers, American Bulldogges, American Bullies,
Area Served: Texas Hill Country. Central Texas Area

The Hill Country Bulldogge Club is located in Georgetown/Liberty Hill area and was created to give bulldogge breeders and owners a place to network in order to promote the breed in the best fashion possible. As a kennel, membership is helpful in bringing credibility to your program, a place for you to highlight your accomplishments, have hands on participation in shows /events and so much more.

Hound Rescue
PO Box 177   Pflugerville,   TX   78691-0177

Breeds: Beagles, Hounds
Area Served: Central Texas

Hound Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that is committed to rescuing beagles and hounds from kill shelters or those that have been abused and neglected. Our foster family volunteers provide loving homes until adoptive homes have been selected via our application process. We exist solely on fundraising, donations and adoption fees in order to continue our rescue efforts. 100% of all contributions are directed towards proper vaccinations, heartworm treatment, spaying/neutering, micro-chipping and any other medical treatment that is necessary to ensure good health for all our hounds.

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs
Service Dog Organization
811 Yellow Jacket Ln. Ste#700   Rockwall,   TX   75087

Area Served:

Southern States Rescued Rottweilers, Inc.
Rescue Organization
8810 Wood Glen Drive   Rowlett,   TX   75088

Breeds: Rottweiler
Area Served: TX, LA, AL, AR, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA peninsula, north FL

Southern States Rescued Rottweilers, Inc helps rehome and rehabilitate Rottweilers throughout the south east region of the United States. Funds raised go towards spay / neuter costs, surgeries, heartworm treatments and any emergencies that arise with our dogs. We are a non-profit organization, classified as a 501c3 with the IRS. All donations are tax-deductible.

San Antonio
Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.
Service Dog Organization
11825 West Avenue, Suite 104   San Antonio,   TX   78216

Breeds: Labradors and Golden Retrievers
Area Served: Texas

San Antonio based Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc. compliments the fine services offered by national schools by providing a regional alternative. GDTx is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing mobility and independence to Texans who are visually impaired.

Therapy Animals of San Antonio
Other Organization
P.O. Box 690221   San Antonio,   TX   78269

Breeds: all
Area Served: San Antonio Region

Therapy Animals of San Antonio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the primary mission of "Bringing people and animals together for healing". Our approximately 90 Therapy Teams (volunteers and their pets) are improving the mental and physical health of local citizens through animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapy. Our teams work with all age groups, from children to elderly, in over 150 healthcare facilities, nursing homes, independent living centers, hospitals and other not-for-profit agencies. 'StoryTails', our literacy program, works with underperforming elementary students to help improve reading skills and build self-esteem and confidence. We also provide educational presentations on our work in the community and the human-animal bond.

Spacious Skies Inc. Lifecare Animal Sanctuary
Rescue Organization
694 FM 2571   Smithville,   TX   78957

Breeds: All dogs/cats/birds/small animals
Area Served: nationwide

501 C 3 non profit LifeCare animal Sanctuary located in Smithville Texas. 100% Absolute NO kill. Provides lifecare sanctuary to any animal deemed unadoptable due to behavior issues such as biters etc.. or any small animal in need of permanent stable environments.

Valley Ranch
We Let The Dawgs Out! Meetup Group
Dog or Kennel Club
426 Red River Trail   Valley Ranch,   TX   75063

Breeds: All dogs welcomed, even reactive dogs. But, must be under owners control.
Area Served: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

You've got an active dog. You're a pretty active person yourself. You'd like to meet other active dog lovers and their dogs to socialize with. Perhaps you're looking for community activities and events both you and your dog can enjoy. Then look no further. We Let The Dawgs Out! was created for the socially active dog and its owner. Our busy calendar will keep you and your dog out and about. We know that a tired dog is a happy dog, and that eliminates potentially bad behavior. Some of our dog friendly activities include: group play dates, group dog walks along scenic trails, hiking along nature trails, kayaking and canoeing, dog swims and pool parties at water parks and local swimming pools, doggy brunches and Yappy Hours at restaurants and cafes, free concerts and movies in the park, street fairs and festivals, camping trips, pet fairs, parades, marathons, fundraising events, and more!

Utah Dog-Friendly Organizations

Cedar City
Friends of Festival Country K-9s
Other Organization
4891 West 1000 South   Cedar City,   UT   84720

Breeds: All
Area Served: Iron County Utah

Our group would like a centralized location to conduct educational classes to enhance human-animal bonding, animal assisted therapy, animal adoptions, demonstrations, seminars and other activities to protect and enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the local community but until we are able to raise the funds and find an approved location, we will be conducting our activities throughout the county. Enriching our community through Human-Animal Bonding Working to build a Cedar City Dog Park Providing pet related educational and training materials to the community Adoption and Funding Assistance to Iron County Animal Shelters and Rescues Provide sponsorship of animal related events, seminars, demonstrations and classes.

Friends of Festival Country K9s
Other Organization
4891 West 1000 South   Cedar City,   UT   84720

Breeds: all
Area Served: Iron County Utah

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Best Friends Animal Society
435-644-2001 Ext 4564
Rescue Organization
5001 Angel Canyon Rd   Kanab,   UT   84741

Breeds: all
Area Served: international

Best Friends Animal Society is home to the largest no-kill sanctuary in the nation. On any given day, we are home to 2,000 animals(dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, and other animals). Best Friends reaches across the nation, helping humane groups, individuals, and entire communities to set up spay/neuter, shelter, foster, and adoption programs in their own neighborhoods. The mission of Best Friends is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us.

North Utah Valley Animal Shelter
Other Organization
193 N. 2000 W.   Lindon,   UT   84042

Breeds: All Breeds
Area Served: Utah County, UT

We shelter and care for lost pets that are found in Utah Co. We also adopt out non-claimed animals as well. Microchip and licensing.

Salt Lake City
Utah Animal Adoption Center
Rescue Organization
1955 N. Redwood Rd.   Salt Lake City,   UT   84116

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Utah

Utah Animal Adoption Center (UAAC) formerly Wasatch Humane is a non-euthanizing animal adoption center, rescuing an average of 1,000 dogs, cats and horses each year and placing them in loving homes. UAAC has been dedicated to reducing the tragedies of pet overpopulation, the euthanasia of healthy adoptable pets and animal suffering since 1983.

UAAC is vastly different from most traditional animal shelters. We pride ourselves on providing the most comfortable and homelike environment possible for the animals in our care. Our adoption center is located on a beautiful 3.5. acre sanctuary located next to the Jordan River Parkway Trail. Our dogs enjoy indoor/outdoor kennels and three large fenced areas where they can safely socialize and play. Our feline friends live communally in a large room where they can interact and relax on abundant cat tress and towers. During the warm months they venture out into an amazing outdoor cat enclosure to lounge in the sun and fresh air.

We are also unique in that we offer a lifetime guarantee for our adopted animals. If their person ever decides they can no longer care for the pet we placed with them, we will accept it back into our program, giving it another chance with a new family. The most important distinction is that we do not ever euthanize any healthy, adoptable pets.

The majority of our cats and dogs come from local and regional shelters that sadly have to euthanize thousands of animals annually. We partner with these shelters, rescuing pets form their euthanasia lists. A few of our animals come directly from owners, when hardships make it impossible for them to care for their pet.

UAAC also has a horse rescue and adoption program. For years we have taken in horses from a variety of unfortunate situations. Some are rescued from cruelty and neglect, or others are turned over to us due to economic hardships. These majestic animals are available for adoption at our beautiful new Equine Center located on ten acres of renovated property.

Education Program: Our Lesson In Kindness program offers classroom presentations on kind and responsible treatment of animals. We give tours of our facility and offer a variety of service learning projects to students of all ages.

Vermont Dog-Friendly Organizations

BUDDHA (Burlington Disc Dogs and Handlers Association)
802 6556612
Other Organization
21 University lane, 128   Colchester,   VT   05446

Breeds: All
Area Served: Vermont

We are disc dog association that meets monthly to demonstrate new skills and tricks that our human and canine members can do as a team. Membership is free and open to all. Members, both dogs and handlers range in levels of expertise, starting from novices to serious competitors. To attend our meetings, email Krishnan at or go to the URL : to check for meeting times and venues. Any dog can play disc- It is up to us to figure out how!!!

Green Mtn Pug Rescue
802 626 8280
Rescue Organization
14 pine ridge circle   Lyndonville,   VT   05851

Breeds: Pugs
Area Served: All of New Hampshire, All of Vermont and Northeast NY

Green Mountain Pug Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) non profit rescue group of volunteers within Vermont here to help pugs. They are placed in foster homes with dedicated volunteers for evaluation and vet visits which include: getting them up to date on shots, spaying/neutering them if needed.

Virginia Dog-Friendly Organizations

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD)
Rescue Organization
3445 Seminole Trail, Box 248   Charlottesville,   VA   22911

Breeds: Basset Hounds
Area Served: Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware, West Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and Pennsylvania

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) was formed in the fall of 1996 by a small group of Basset Hound lovers who wanted to offer a more customer friendly approach to adopting a basset. BROOD finds homes for around 150 basset hounds every year in the Mid-Atlantic area.

The Mosby Foundation
Other Organization
P.O. Box 218   Deerfield,   VA   24432

Area Served: National

The Mosby Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes to assist in the care of sick, injured, abused, and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.

Let Us Consider Adopting Strays (LUCAS)
Other Organization
5171 Waterway Dr. PMB 102   Montclair,   VA   22025

Area Served: Prince William County, VA

LUCAS is dedicated to helping prevent unwanted pet overpopulation and the unnecessaery euthanizing of homeless and shelter animals in Prince Wm Cty, VA. This all volunteer group strives to make a difference through public education on the benefits of sterilization and by raising funds to help sponsor low cost and no cost spay and neuter clinics in our county. Our ultimate goal is to help fund a no kill shelter.

OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Northern Virginia (Oldies But Goodies)
Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 361   Newington,   VA   22102

Breeds: Cocker Spaniels
Area Served: Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.)

Oldies but Goodies Cocker Rescue, Inc, (OBG) is an all-volunteer non profit animal rescue organization based in Washington DC that is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. We do this through the rescue, medical care, rehabilitation and placement by adoption of homeless and/or abandoned cocker spaniels and cocker spaniel mixes to good homes in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Northern Virginia
Operation Paws for Homes

Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 90813   Alexandria,   VA   22309

Breeds: All
Area Served: All of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvaina

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized daily. We provide foster homes where they can get the love and attention needed before finding their forever homes. Our organization provides pet adoption services in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and parts of Southern Pennsylvania. Operation Paws for Homes, a 501(c)(3) organization, is 100% donor funded and could not save these dogs and fulfill their dreams of being united with their forever families, without the dedication of our incredible adopters, fosters, donors and volunteers. Sadly, without our help, all of these adoptable animals would face almost certain euthanasia - usually within days or hours of arriving at the shelter. Each year we take in hundreds of wonderful animals who were left at shelters by no fault of their own.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Pit Crew
Rescue Organization
2650 S. Arlington Mill DR   Arlington,   VA   22206

Breeds: Pit Bull Terrier and All Bully Breeds
Area Served: Arlington, VA and Metropolitan D.C. area

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington Pit Crew, a volunteer group dedicated to educating the public and promoting the adoption of Pit Bull Terriers and Bully Breeds, sponsors the monthly training session, Breakfast with Bullies. All are welcome to join; the AWLA Pit Crew meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

DAR&E Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education
Rescue Organization
   Arlington,   VA  

Breeds: Doberman Pinscher
Area Served: Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and eastern West Virginia areas

DAR&E is a Maryland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the growing needs of unwanted and homeless Dobermans in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and eastern West Virginia areas.Our primary directives are to educate the public about Dobermans, to assist owners in placing unwanted Dobermans, to provide foster homes and veterinary care for rescued and relinquished Dobermans, and to place Dobermans into loving homes through our adoption program. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of the Dobermans, and as such we provide support, consultation, and camaraderie to the adoptive families--not only through the adoption process but also throughout the lives of our Dobermans.

The Northern Virginia Puggles Meetup Group
Other Organization
7550 Reservation dr   Burke,   VA   22015

Breeds: Puggles, Pugs and Beagles
Area Served: Northern Virginia/ DC Metro area

We are a group that share a common interest- our awesome dogs! Puggles are dogs that are half Pug and half Beagle. We do many activities that are dog friendly and have scheduled play days throughout the months. This is a great opportunity to let your dog socialize while you make new friends too! We hope to see you soon!

All 4 the Animals Rescue

Rescue Organization
1940 Willow Lane   Woodbridge,   VA   22191

Breeds: we do not discriminate - we accept all breeds
Area Served: primarily Northern Virgina, MD and DC

All 4 the Animals Rescue is a volunteer-based organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned dogs. We became operational in May 2007. All 4 the Animals Rescue does not discriminate in dogs that we rescue ? if there is a need we are there. We have found the most effective way to match families and dogs is to foster the dogs in our own homes; not in a kennel or shelter type facility.

Prince William SPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
P.O. Box 6631   Woodbridge,   VA   22195

Area Served: Prince William County, Virginia

The Prince William SPCA was established to benefit the animals of the greater Prince William County, Virginia area. This all-volunteer, non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment, and stopping the unnecessary overpopulation of companion animals. Our mission is accomplished through programs designed to 1.) reduce the number of dogs and cats being born, 2.) facilitate animal adoptions, and 3.) enrich the human-animal bond. The Prince William SPCA encourages partnerships with the veterinary industry, the local business community, county government officials and other nonprofits that share in our mission. In working with these groups, we hope to make the greater Prince William region a better place for precious companion animals.

The Orange County Fair
Other Organization
Montpelier Station   Orange,   VA   22960

Area Served:

To organize,manage,promote, and operate an annual agricultural, commercial, and cultural fair for the benefit of the citizens of the county of Orange, VA and visitors, and to promote the mutual interestsand welfare of agriculture, business,education, and cultural activities in the area.

Star City Greyhound Adoptions
Rescue Organization
1542 Epperly Lane   Salem,   VA   24153

Breeds: Retired Racing Greyhounds
Area Served: Roanoke, Salem, & Surrounding Areas

Our mission is to educate the public about these wonderful dogs and find them loving, quality, forever homes. Our interest in the adoption doesn't stop when we place a dog. We offer 24 hour greyhound support, and try to work with the adopter and dog to solve any problems that may arise. If at any time the dog is no longer wanted or we feel the home is not beneficial to either parties the dog always has a home here with us.

Greyhounds Rock

Other Organization
10617 Piney Branch road   Spotsylvania,   VA   22553

Breeds: All
Area Served: Northeast

About Greyhounds Rock FredericksburgEach of us knows someone who has lost a dog to cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death for our canine companions. According to the Morris Foundation, up to 50% of all canines will die from cancer. Greyhounds ROCK Fredericksburg, a 501c(3) non-profit fund-raising charity, was created to raise awareness and funds to support canine cancer research, to honor the dogs that are or have been affected by this disease, and to offer encouragement and education to the people who love them.Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg is working with researchers at Ohio State University to help find cures and provide help to area pet owners. Numerous local owners have benefited from Greyhound Rock's work with OSU's program to provide free chemotherapy to dogs in need, as well as our educational seminars on topics such as grief support, becoming a therapy dog team, and how to foster a homeless dog. Greyhounds Rock has also begun work with local firehouses to provide oxygen masks for cats & dogs, Red Cross first aid books and veterinary-led instruction on how to administer first aid to companion animals.Cancer research for the benefit of animals also has applications in human medical treatments. Doctors of veterinary medicine at Ohio State have even collaborated with doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital. We find hope in the possibility that another animal (or even a human) will benefit from research that our support is helping to fund.Greyhounds Rock cannot succeed without donations or sponsors. Every donation to our events, or sponsorship from individuals, groups, and merchants, helps achieve the goal .... effective treatment, and an eventual cure, for canine cancer.

Other Organization
10617 Piney Branch Road   Spotsylvania,   VA   22553

Breeds: all breeds
Area Served: all regions

Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg is working with researchers at Ohio State University to help find cures and provide help to area pet owners. Numerous local owners have benefited from Greyhound Rock's work with OSU's program to provide free chemotherapy to dogs in need, as well as our educational seminars on topics such as grief support, becoming a therapy dog team, and how to foster a homeless dog. Greyhounds Rock has also begun work with local firehouses to provide oxygen masks for cats & dogs, Red Cross first aid books and veterinary-led instruction on how to administer first aid to companion animals.

Augusta Regional SPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
33 Archery Lane   Staunton,   VA   24401

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, and County of Augusta

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the safety, well-being, and prevention of cruelty to animals.

Patrick County United Fund, Inc.
Other Organization
PO Box 141   Stuart,   VA   24171

Area Served: Patrick County, VA, USA

We are a non-profit agency collecting donations to help our volunteer fire departments and rescue squads, family support services, county parks and youth development. We will be hosting a "Canine Convention" on 10-06-07 as a fundrasier.

Virginia Beach Area
Spanish Water Dog Association of America, Inc
Dog or Kennel Club
501 Dissdale Court   Chesapeake,   VA   23320

Breeds: Spanish Water Dog
Area Served: North America

North American Spanish Water Dog/Perro de Aqua Espanol breed club.

glen allen
French Bulldog Rescue Network

Rescue Organization
po box 4764   glen allen,   VA   23058-4764

Breeds: French Bulldog
Area Served: Nationwide

The French Bulldog Rescue Network was created in 2001, and is an independent, North American rescue organization, not affiliated with any AKC breed club. Our purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Frenchies in need.

Washington Dog-Friendly Organizations

Dane Outreach
(206) 654-5111
Rescue Organization
PO Box 803   Lynden,   WA   98264

Breeds: Great Danes
Area Served: Washington State

Dane Outreach is a non-profit, volunteer group of caring individuals dedicated to helping Great Danes in Washington State. We do this by (1) accepting Danes in need into our program and finding them new homes; and (2) providing educational materials and answering questions on care and training. At the present time Dane Outreach is the only Great Dane Rescue Organization doing rescue in Washington that is an affiliated rescue program of the Great Dane Club of America.

Whidbey Animals Improvement Foundation
Other Organization
PO BOX 1108   Coupeville,   WA   98277

Breeds: all
Area Served: Island County

The Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1990 in an effort to help Whidbey Island's homeless companion animals. WAIF is dedicated to provide food, shelter, veterinary care, and nurturing to displaced pets until loving homes can be found for them.

Mill Creek
Dog or Kennel Club
PO Box 14342   Mill Creek,   WA   206-763-6237


Sometime around 5 years ago, a group of Doberman owners started meeting informally at local restaurants, talking about our favorite subject - the Doberman Pinscher. We all had different interests in the breed - conformation, breeding, handling, obedience and agility training, tracking, rescue, pet therapy, health and genetics and solely pet owner - but we were all drawn by our common love for this magnificent breed of dog. We all felt there was a lack of a club in the area for the Total Doberman, as well as for those not necessarily interested in the showing aspects of the dog world, but wanting to communicate with and learn from others who love this breed.

Animals First Foundation

Rescue Organization
4701 SW Admiral Wy Private Mailbox #96   Seattle,   WA   98116

Breeds: All
Area Served: Various

AFF's plan is to become a constant and powerful source of information for the public. We also hope that through the Foundation, individuals and rescue groups will find assistance in their efforts and support for their cause. Dedicated to promote and support the well-being of ALL animals.

Seattle Area
Puget Sound DockDogs

Other Organization
P.O. Box 2501   Woodinville,   WA   98072

Breeds: All
Area Served: Western Washington

You have probably seen dock jumping on ESPN's Great Outdoor Games and now we have an organization dedicated to furthering the sport in our own area. In dock jumping, everyone is a winner! There is no right breed of dog, age or weight of dog. The only thing you need is a dog that likes water and loves to have fun! If your dog plays in the water until she drops at the local park or your own lakefront, this is a sport for you! You can't fail! your dog can't fail!

Reading With Rover

Other Organization
PO BOX 2569   Woodinville,   WA   98072

Breeds: Any Breed will do!
Area Served: Northwest

We are a volunteer Pet Therapy program called Reading With Rover. We are helping kids in the Puget Sound "One tail at a time!" Dogs are willing non judgemental listers for a child and we promote childrens literacy and rescuing dogs.

Greater Northwest Greyhound Rescue and Adoption
Rescue Organization
   Spokane,   WA   99202

Breeds: Retired racing Greyhounds
Area Served: Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane, Montana, Idaho, and Southwest Canada

GPA Greater Northwest, Inc. was founded in the footsteps of John Hern Jr., to place retired racing Greyhounds into homes. John placed over 4200 ex-racers in his lifetime, and his vision remains strong in those who would continue his mission. Areas served include Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. We are proud to have joined the family of chapter groups of Greyhound Pets Of America, which was established in 1987 and currently includes over 10,000 members and 47 other chapter groups throughout America.

Dugan Foundation
Other Organization
706 Court A   Tacoma,   WA   98403

Area Served: Washington State

Dugan Foundation is currently an all volunteer organization, founded on the principle that there is no reason to kill a companion animal for population control. We do, therefore, everything in our power to assist existing non-profit organizations to shelter, adopt and care for the homeless companion animals. We also work to ensure all of our programs have an educational component to allow people to learn what it takes to make a no-kill community. The creation of a no-kill community is based on the development and implementation of a community wide comprehensive animal welfare plan. The Dugan Foundation, in collaboration with local shelters and rescues and hundreds of passionate volunteers, has been leading the development of this comprehensive plan effort since 2003. The decrease in euthanized homeless animals reflects our effort. With all the work that has been done, it is dwarfed by all the work that needs to be done. The plan includes: high volume no cost spay neuter services to decrease the number of animals coming into shelters; high volume adoption events to increase the number of animals leaving a shelter; intensive re-homing and retention services to keep the animals in their current homes; long term care in the form of a Sanctuary for those that are not adopted; increasing the strength and capacity of all smaller rescues and shelters through grant giving so that they can do more; and outreach in every form, to teach and train and advise on appropriate companion animals care and the responsibilities that come with the privilege.

Other Organization
13504 NE 84th St Ste 103 Pmb 303   Vancouver,   WA   98682-3091

Breeds: All
Area Served: Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR

DOGPAW is a non-profit organization registered in the State of Washington. Mission: To work with dog owners and the community at large to promote awareness and acceptance and to increase the availability for safe off-leash areas for dogs in Clark County.

Foster Grand Parent Program
(360)7500-7500 x393
Other Organization
2500 NE 65th Ave   Vancouver,   WA   98661

Breeds: All
Area Served: Portland, Oregon, Vancouver Wa. (metro areas)

The Foster Grandparent Program provides opportunities for low-income seniors to contribute to their community as they engage children at risk on a one-to-one basis in various school and non-profit settings.

Humane Society for Southwest Washington
360 213 2615
Humane Society or SPCA
1109 NE 192nd Avenue   Vancouver,   WA   98684

Area Served: Vancouver, Washington and Southwest Washington

We love dogs and cats! Simply put, we work to ensure that dogs and cats (and a few other animals) are placed in loving homes with families who are excited to experience the joy of living with a pet. The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is a nonprofit organization working in Vancouver, Washington, and Clark County. HSSW is an open admission shelter, serving Clark County and the City of Vancouver and residents. HSSW offers an array of pet services, pet owner services and community services.

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society
(509) 662-9577
Humane Society or SPCA
1474 South Wenatchee Avenue   Wenatchee,   WA   98801

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: Chelan and Douglas County, All of Washington State

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1967 to provide humane treatment and protection for all animals. We are involved with over 4,300 lost and unwanted animals every year. We have an active adoption program which provides spay/neuter, vaccinations, health exam and permanent microchip identification. We provide animal control services to nine different contracted areas in Chelan and Douglas County. Our officers handle calls ranging from animal rescues to felony violations. We strive to make our communities better places for pets as well as people. We have an active volunteer program and rely on those volunteers and fundraising to support our programs and achieve our goals.

Wisconsin Dog-Friendly Organizations

Lifeline Italian Greyhound Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
N6256 County Road D   Arkansaw,   WI   54721

Breeds: Italian Greyhound
Area Served: IL, IA, MN, WI

Non-profit organization dedicated to helping Italian Greyhounds in need. We accept dogs from humane societies, shelters, veterinary offices, other rescue groups, along with owner surrenders, including dogs who need specialized medical treatments. Our dogs are fostered in private homes in WI and MN where they are temperament tested, socialized and housetrained. Each dog is spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, vaccinated and has a negative fecal exam before adoption. We offer a monthly newsletter to all owners of Italian Greyhounds, organize playdates, offer continued support for our adopters, and assist owners who have training issues with their IGs.

Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County Humane Association
Humane Society or SPCA
10501 CTH S   Chippewa Falls,   WI   54729

Breeds: ALL
Area Served: West-Central Wisconsin, Midwest

CCHA is 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization with a mission to provide humane care and treatment for homeless and unwanted companion animals. CCHA promotes responsible pet ownership through humane education and outreach.

Door Peninsula
Door County Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
3475 Park Drive PO Box 93   Sturgeon Bay,   WI   54235

Breeds: all
Area Served: Door County, WI and surrounding regions

We are a Humane Society serving the Door County and surrounding regions. We handle over 700 cats and dogs every year, keeping them as long as it takes to find them new loving homes. We spay/neuter and fully vaccinate each animal prior to adoption and also offer cremation services to our clients. We never turn away a stray animal and take in adoptable surrenders when space allows.

Green Lake
Green Lake Area Animal Shelter
Humane Society or SPCA
N6217 Busse Drive, PO Box 86   Green Lake,   WI   54941

Area Served:

We are an open-admission shelter for homeless dogs and cats. We offer friendly adoptions in a clean environment. The most wonderful companions are found here!

Companion Animal Resource & Adoption Center (CARAC)
(414) 421-8881
Other Organization
Southridge Mall, Upper Level, 5300 S. 76th St.   Greendale,   WI   53129

Breeds: All
Area Served: Southeast Wisconsin

Companion Animal Resource & Adoption Center, Inc. (CARAC) places homeless animals from the Greater Milwaukee Area into loving, permanent homes, as well as provides community outreach programs in order to secure a better future for all companion animals. Located in Greendale at Southridge Mall, CARAC is one of a very few animal welfare organizations in the country to operate in a retail environment, a unique service model.

Capital K9s
Service Dog Organization
P.O. Box 2367   Madison,   WI   53701

Area Served:

Capital K9?s is a nonprofit organization that exists solely to fund and support the Madison (Wisconsin) Police Department?s (MPD) K9 unit. The MPD?s K9 teams have provided a great service to the community, tracking missing persons, apprehending suspects and locating evidence. The K9 teams have also made many public appearances, visits to schools and attended community events, resulting in numerous positive police/citizen encounters. All of the funding for operating the patrol K9 unit ? except for officers? salaries ? is provided by Capital K9?s. These costs include vehicles, training, food, equipment, veterinary expenses, and the dogs themselves (one dog is funded through the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force).

Elmbrook Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
20950 Enterprise Ave   Brookfield,   WI   53045

Breeds: All
Area Served: Brookfield and surrounding areas

Georgia's Legacy
Other Organization
9623 W. Melvina St.   Milwaukee,   WI   53222

Breeds: All
Area Served: Wisconsin

The mission of Georgia's Legacy is to raise awareness of canine cancer and to provide information and support to families in Wisconsin who are affected by this devastating disease.

Wisconsin Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue   Milwaukee,   WI   53208

Breeds: all
Area Served: Southeastern Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need for 130 years. We receive no government funding and we are not part of any national umbrella organization. As the largest and most recognized shelter in the state of Wisconsin, WHS offers the following specialized services:

Cudahy Kennel Club
(414) 769-0758
Dog or Kennel Club
3820 South Pennsylvania Avenue   St Francis,   WI   53235

Breeds: All Purebred and Mixed Breed Dogs
Area Served: Southeastern Wisconsin

Though we are an AKC club, we offer reasonably priced training to the public for all pure or mixed breed dogs in obedience and agility, puppy socialization classes, conformation classes for those wishing to show, breeder referral, organize dogs shows and obedience and agility run throughs and trials, host bazaars that feature many rescue groups and special seminars as well as rent our building to the public and may be called with dog related questions which we will try to answer or direct you to appropriate help.

Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue, Inc
Rescue Organization
82 Perkins Dr. #200   Mukwonago,   WI   53149

Breeds: Bichon Frises and other small dogs
Area Served: WI and IL

Wi based rescue that takes in homeless, small dogs and rehomes them.

Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc
Other Organization
708 Stillwell Ave   Oshkosh,   WI   54901

Breeds: All
Area Served: Winnebago County

Our Mission as Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc. (FWCDP) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to maintaining, improving, and establishing off-leash dog parks in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.Our Vision and goal is to serve the community's need for public areas where responsible pet owners may safely exercise their socialized canine citizens off-leash and in accordance with applicable laws and ordinances. This includes lending support to the maintenance and improvement of the Best Friends Dog Park in Oshkosh, as well as the establishment of additional off-leash dog parks in Winnebago County. FWCDP encourages community involvement and welcomes new members.

Racine - Kenosha
Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc
Rescue Organization
3601 Wright Ave   Racine,   WI   53405

Breeds: Maltese
Area Served: Nation Wide coverage

We are a nation wide rescue providing safe foster homes for maltese dogs until forever homes can be found. We provide complete veterinary care to all rescue dogs in our rescue before they are placed in for ever homes. An application to adopt can be found on our website. Please consider a loving Maltese dog as a new addition to your family.

Adopt A Husky

Rescue Organization
P.O. Box 275   Salem,   WI   53168-0275

Breeds: Siberian Husky
Area Served: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan

We are a rescue organization for purebred Siberian Huskies. We take care of them until we can find them a loving and nuturing home.

Northwestern Wisconsin K-9 Club
Dog or Kennel Club
8238 Waldora Road   Siren,   WI   54872

Breeds: all
Area Served: Northwestern Wisconsin

Northwestern Wisconsin K-9 Club serves Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties in NW Wisconsin. However you need not reside in these areas to join. The club is open to all dogs, purebred and mixed breed. The goal of the club is to acquire a training center to serve the needs of dog owners in the area. Until that time the club holds various event for public participation. Information, photos of past events and a listing of upcoming events can be found on the website.

Twin Lakes
Shorewood Cocker Rescue

Rescue Organization
   Twin Lakes,   WI  

Breeds: Cocker Spaniels
Area Served: WI, IL, MN

The mission of Shorewood Cocker Rescue, Inc. is to assist homeless cockers find permanent homes with responsible, loving, forever families. We spay or neuter all cockers prior to placement and check references on all adopters. We make every effort to carefully match each cocker with the right family to maximize the likelihood of the adoption's success.

Brew City Bully Club
Other Organization
PO Box 26041   Wauwatosa,   WI   53226

Breeds: Pit Bull and Bully related breeds
Area Served: Greater milwaukee

We are a 501(c)(3), non-judgmental organization that was formed to help support Pit Bull owners and to help Pit Bulls return to adored family pets. If we can possibly help we will. Being non-judgmental allows us to help ALL who need our help - it in no way lowers our expectations for potential fosters or adopters.Our objectives are:1. Community Awareness/Education2. Support of Bully Owners 3. End Dogfighting in Milwaukee 4. BYBB - Backyard Breeder Battle Spay & Neuter Program5. Fostering & Adoption - Rescue

Wyoming Dog-Friendly Organizations

Wyoming Border Collie Rescue, Inc.
Rescue Organization
PO Box 141   Glenrock,   WY   82637

Breeds: Border Collies and Border Collie mixes
Area Served: WY, CO, NE, MT, SD, UT, ID

Wyoming Border Collie Rescue (WBCR) rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes Border Collies and BC mixes throughout the western region. We also work to educate the public about the Border Collie breed.

Yellowstone - Grand Teton
Wyoming Weimaraner Rescue
307 733 9167
Rescue Organization
PO Box 11822   Jackson,   WY   83002

Breeds: Weimaraner
Area Served: Wyoming and southeastern Idaho

Weimaraner rescue group in Wyoming and southeastern Idaho; recruiting volunteers for foster and transport; finding homes for unwanted, abused or abandoned Weimaraners

Canada Listings

Alberta Dog-Friendly Organizations

Alberta Kennel Club
403 246-5363
Dog or Kennel Club
Box 72042, D167, RPO Glenmore Landing, 1600 90th Av SW   Calgary,   AB   T2V 5H9

Area Served:

Alberta DockDogs Club
Other Organization
9343-70 Ave   Edmonton,   AB   T6E 0T8

Breeds: All
Area Served: Alberta

Alberta DockDogs promotes dog dock diving competitions in Alberta and surrounding areas.

Alberta DockDogs Club
Other Organization
9343-70 Ave NW   Edmonton,   AB   T6E 0T8

Breeds: All
Area Served: Alberta, A bit of BC and Saskatchewan

Alberta DockDogs is a non profit club created to promote and develop the sport of dog dock diving in Alberta and area.

Search and Rescue Dog Association of Alberta
(780) 446-4059
Service Dog Organization
P.O. Box 68098, #162 Bonnie Doon Mall   Edmonton,   AB   T6C 4N6

Breeds: Non-specific
Area Served: Alberta

Our volunteer organization provides search and rescue dog services at no charge to law enforcement and emergency response organizations. We have a number of breeds working in a number of different profiles including wilderness search, disaster search, human remains detection and water search.

Lloydminster Hot Doggers Inc.
Dog or Kennel Club
Box 1571   Lloydminster,   AB   T9V 1K5

Area Served:

Lloydminster Hot Doggers Inc. is a flyball, agility and demo dog club.

British Columbia Dog-Friendly Organizations

Comox Valley Kennel Clubs
Dog or Kennel Club
8610 Lory R.D.   Courtenay,   BC   v9j1b8

Breeds: all
Area Served: Comox Valley

Comox Valley kennel Club , Glacier View Club Kennel , Offers conformation classes at Van Isle ,links and info and 2 CKC Dogs Shows .List of reputable Breeders . ..

Garibaldi Highlands
DOGSS (Dog owners of greater squamish society)
Other Organization
box 2539   Garibaldi Highlands,   BC   v0n 1t0

Breeds: all
Area Served: Squamish B.C.

Every year we host a very large dog festival. The squamish Dog festval is a celebration of all dogs in our lives from the pampered house pet to the working dogs that make out lives easier. The festival raises money for the "my best freind fund" which is a fund that helps pay for low income families or individuals who have emergency vet bills. We feel that nobody should lose a best freind due to cash flow issues. The fund will also be used for spay/nueter programs in the community. This year the festival is on August 27th, 10 to 4 Logger Sports grounds Squamish B.C.Canada. For information please call 604-898-1367.

Canine Advocates Watchdog Society (CAWS)
Other Organization
PO Box 34009, 17790 Highway 10   Surrey,   BC   V3S 8C4

Breeds: All
Area Served: BC Lower Mainland

Society of dog parents advocating for off leash parks, responsible pet parenting. Host fun year round events that honour the human animal bond.

Canadian Bulldoggers Association
Dog or Kennel Club
box#232   Ymir,   BC   V0G 2K0

Breeds: Specialty club for bulldog breeds
Area Served: Canada Wide

The CBA is the Premier National Specialty Club for Bulldog Breeds in Canada. Endorsed by the IOEBA The club was founded by breeders, owners, enthusiasts and fanciers passionate about their bully breeds. A dedicated group who share common interests and goals for their breeds. We are your bully breed specialists.We are a non-profit incorporated association. We invite you to learn about our program initiatives and to attend our programs on specific bull breed related topics, seminars and shows. designed for the serious bulldogger.

Manitoba Dog-Friendly Organizations

Better Dog Network and Humane Society
Humane Society or SPCA
   Brandon,   MB  

Breeds: All Dog Breeds
Area Served: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and North Dakota

The Better Dog Network and Humane Society is a non-profit organization which connects smaller rescue groups in Manitoba and surrounding areas. Our affiliated rescues are located in Brandon, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Toronto and Minot. We assist with adoption, placement, transport, fostering, fundraising, and anything else that is needed. Our organization serves as a network between our affiliated rescue organizations. It is our goal to provide information and resources, along with finding homes for ANY dogs that need them. We are a rescue network.

Winnipeg Animal Services
Humane Society or SPCA
1057 Logan Ave   Winnipeg,   MB   r3y 8N8

Breeds: Dogs
Area Served: Winnipeg and Surrounding

We are dedicated to find new loving homes for dogs and puppies.

Northwest Territories Dog-Friendly Organizations

Beaufort Delta Regional SPCA
Humane Society or SPCA
Box 2202   Inuvik,   NT   X0E0T0

Breeds: All Breeds
Area Served: Beaufort Delta Region

The Beaufort Delta Regional SPCA in Inuvik Northwest Territories is proud to help the Animals of our Northern Region in Canada.We provide Fostering for surrendered and rescued dogs and cats and other small animals. We have no shelter so Relocation for animals is much needed as is a needed shelter. We are a Registered non-profit Society with a Charity Number. If any one would like to adopt a Northern Dog, or send a donation,please contact

Nova Scotia Dog-Friendly Organizations

Nova Scotia SPCA
902 835-4798
Humane Society or SPCA
422-1600 Bedford Highway   Bedford,   NS   B4A 1E8

Breeds: All
Area Served: Province of Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty is a not-for-profit charitable society organized under the provincial Animal Cruelty Prevention Act, dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals and to the promotion of respect and humane care for animals. We are committed to providing humane leadership in animal advocacy, protection, education, and veterinary care. Through our Provincial Society, Branches/Shelters, and network of volunteer Agents, we are committed to compassionately serving and protecting the animal community by providing quality animal care, a safe haven, and promoting the human/animal bond. Through innovative programs, we aim to end animal overpopulation, cruelty and neglect.

Ontario Dog-Friendly Organizations

Canadian Dachshund Rescue
Rescue Organization
   Haliburton,   ON   K0M 1S0

Breeds: Dachshund
Area Served: All Ontario

We are a non profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of dachshunds all over Ontario. Before our dogs leave foster care they are vet checked, spayed/neutered and up to date on shots. We sdopt out only to approved homes after checking references and doing a home visit.

Black Russian Terreir Breeders Alliance of Canada
Other Organization
1315 Aldersbrook RD   London,   ON   N6G 3J1

Breeds: Black Russian Terrier
Area Served: Canada

519 285-5123
Rescue Organization
Po Box 342   Thamesford,   ON   N0M2M0

Breeds: Any dog 20 lbs and under
Area Served: all across Canada

Wienerfest is a festival for Tiny paws dog rescue and Helping homeless pets. We raise funds to rescue any dog 20 pounds and under. Helping Homeless pets is a group of 17 rescues working together.

Helping Homeless Pets

Rescue Organization
135 Main St. North   Markham,   ON   L3P 1Y2

Breeds: All
Area Served: Canada

This organization is dedicated to assisting legitimate pet rescue groups in Canada to raise funds and find homes for pets that have become homeless and need their help. The site has a current list of pets that are available for adoption as well as links to all the organizations that are members of Helping Homeless Pets.

Lions Foundation of Canada
Service Dog Organization
152 Wilson Street   Oakville,   ON   L6J 5E8

Breeds: Main breeds used are: Labrador Retrievers, Standard Poodles, Miniature Poodles, and Border Terriers
Area Served: Across Canada

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is a federally incorporated charitable foundation created by Lions clubs across Canada. Its mission is to provide service to physically challenged Canadians in the areas of mobility, safety and independence.

Richmond Hill K9 Klub

Dog or Kennel Club
   Richmond Hill,   ON  

Area Served: Richmond Hill

The Richmond Hill K9 Klub is the community organization that was instrumental in the successful opening of the first Leash-free Dog Park in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Ontario

Rescue Organization
   Toronto,   ON  

Breeds: Jack Russell Terriers
Area Served: Province of Ontario

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Ontario is a small volunteer organization that is dedicated to placing unwanted or abandoned Jack Russells. We arrange rescues throughout Ontario, and gathers information designed to match appropriate dogs in appropriate permanent and temporary homes.

PawsWay, Pet Discovery Centre
416 360 PAWS (7297)
Other Organization
245 Queens Quay West   Toronto,   ON   M5J 2K9

Breeds: ALL
Area Served:

Toronto is home to a first of its kind centre devoted completely to dogs and cats, called PawsWay. Launched in June 2008, PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre offers a unique, pet-friendly destination where everyone can learn, play and celebrate their favourite four-legged friends. It is designed first and foremost to foster healthy and happy relationships between pets and their guardians.The 16,000 square feet of public space, situated on the waterfront at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, is a one-stop resource for information, offers permanent and rotating exhibits, events and interactive learning opportunities throughout the year. The facility and meeting rooms can also be rented for private events pending availability.

Saskatchewan Dog-Friendly Organizations

Diamonds in the Ruff Flyball
Other Organization
Site 605 Box 11 RR#6   Saskatoon,   SK   S7K 3J9

Breeds: All
Area Served: Saskatoon and area

Diamonds in the Ruff Flyball is a fun loving group of dog and their people who love the game of flyball. We come together once a week to practice and compete in the game of flyball. We teach classes once or twice a year as well as host a tournament every September. The only prerequisite is a good sense of humour and wanting to get out to spend more time with your best friend!

New Hope Dog Rescue
Rescue Organization
Site 605 Box 11 RR#6   Saskatoon,   SK   S7K 3J9

Breeds: All
Area Served: Saskatchewan

New Hope Dog Rescue (NHDR) will foster stray, abandoned, neglected, unwanted, and abused dogs and re-home them. NHDR members will strive to find the right home best suited to an individual dog. We will not place dogs simply as a means to move them out. NH defines a "good" home as one that is a match for the dog's temperament, energy level and training requirements. A good home must meet both the physical and psychological needs of the dog. NHDR also strives to educate the public on humane treatment, lifelong commitment, responsible dog ownership, and population control through spaying and neutering.'s Sponsor's Sponsor

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