Find A Dog
Search websites from shelters and rescue organizations for dogs that are currently up for adoption.
The Right Dog for You
Pure bred or a mixed breed? Long-hair or short-hair? Big dog or small dog? Choosing a dog with the personality, energy level, and best characteristics to fit your lifestyle.
A Match Made in Heaven [offsite link]
Choosing to adopt a shelter pet is a decision that will change your life - undoubtedly for the better - but before you pick the first floppy-eared, warm-eyed mutt that pulls at your heartstrings, consider the serious commitment you are about to make and act with your head as well as your heart.
A to Z Breed Rescue Organizations [offsite link]
Breed specific rescue organizations listed alphabetically...Click on the name of a breed. Many are national or regional breed organizations.
Animal Haven [offsite link]
Animal Haven is a no-kill animal shelter for abandoned animals in New York City, located in a three-story house in a commercial area of Flushing, Queens. Current care facilities and operations are maintained by donations from individual animal lovers.
Animal Life at Bella Online
Find dog rescue oragnizations by breeds from A to Z plus mixed breed dogs.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary [offsite link]
Best Friends operates the nation’s largest sanctuary for homeless animals. For dog adoptions, uou can submit an adoption application by mail or online. You can email any questions you have about a specific dog before submitting your application. They´ll need to talk with you about the dog you´d like to adopt.
Canada, International Rescue & Shelter Information [offsite link]
Links to dog rescue groups in Canada, Australia, and Ireland plus several other countries.
Did You Know - Questions & Answers [offsite link]
The top 10 reasons for dog relinquishment?
How many animals enter shelters each year?
When shelters receive the most summer activity?
Hearts United for Animals [offsite link]
A no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization - Every dog that is adopted from Hearts United for Animals has been altered, is current on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm and flea preventative. They´ll tell you in detail about their personalities and likes and dislikes of each dog. Unlike many shelters which cover a limited area, they are long distance adoption specialists, having placed dogs in homes in forty-four states and in Canada.
How Do I . . . Adopt a New Pet? [offsite link]
When you find your new companion at a shelter, you´ll be saving a pet´s life. Read how to adopt an animal, from the American Humane Association.
Hugs for Homeless Animals [offsite link]
Advocates for companion animals; Comfort to animals awaiting placement into good homes,
to work with humane societies, shelters, and fostering programs to assist in increasing the availability of good permanent homes,
Military Pets Foster Project [offsite link]
A Nationwide network of individual foster homes that will house, nurture and care for dogs, cats, birds and other pets for military personnel and members of other related government organizations who must leave their beloved pets behind. It is recognized, recommended, and endorsed by the U. S. Department of Defense.
Noah´s Friends Animal Sanctuary [offsite link]
Noah´s Friends Animal Sanctuary is a small no-kill shelter near Reedley,CA. Their
primary focus is to rescue and re-home dogs.
Noah´s was established in January 2001, with the belief that although they cannot save them all, they can make a committment to those in our care to provide them with love and kindness until a good home is found. Dogs come in different ways - Owner relinquishment, strays and, when given the opportunity and the available space, from "death row" at area shelters.
Pet Finder. Com [offsite link]
Search for adoptable pets;
Locate shelters and rescue groups currently caring for adoptable pets;
Browse their resource library and learn more about how to care for your pet;
Post classified ads for lost or found pets, pets wanted, and pets needing homes;
Sign up to be a volunteer to help your local shelter or rescue group.
Pets 911 [offsite link]
Find shelters and rescue, adoption locations, emergency animal hospitals, find animal events in your community, get spay and neuter information and more.
Pets For People Program [offsite link]
The Senior Adoption Program helps to reimburse shelters covering the cost of spaying or neutering, vaccinations, or other adoption fees, providing the opportunity for senior citizens, aged 60 years and older in adopting a pet for little or no cost.
PETsMART Adoptions [offsite link]
PETsMART does not sell cats or dogs. Rather, they dedicate space in every store to more than 2,400 local animal welfare organizations to help homeless dogs and cats find loving homes. Call your nearest PETsMART store find out adoption costs and the times pets are available for adoption (times vary by store).
The Greyhound Project [offsite link]
If you are thinking about getting a new pet, consider a retired Greyhound. Greyhounds become wonderful pets and reward you with many years of love and enjoyment.
The Rescue Workers Adoption Page [offsite link]
This webpage provides a place for rescue workers to showcase some of the animals they have up for adoption or animals who are otherwise awaiting rescue. If you see a little face here that interests you, you can contact the person listed with that animal. If you are involved with rescue work, you can send a photo along with a "write-up" on the animal.
The Scoop on Adoption—Everything You Need To Know [offsite link]
Want to adopt but not sure what to expect or where to begin? Use this adoption guide to help you navigate the process and adopt the dog of your dreams.
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