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Dog Shelters
SPCAs, Humane Societies & All-breed Rescues

This is a directory of dog shelters around the World Wide Web. You can add a URL to this page by sending me email

United States

Pits Plus is dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of special breeds including the American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. PitsPlus provides foster homes and medical care to dogs of good disposition.

Going to the dogs


The Humane Society of Southern Arizona
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the general welfare, sheltering and placement of animals; prevention of cruelty to animals and animal over-population; education concerning humane treatment of animals; and involvement in other animal welfare issues.

F. A. I. R.
FAIR is a nonprofit corporation founded in April, 1996 by a group of Pima County Animal Control (PACC) volunteers who recognize that limited space and funds mean that adoptable animals often run out of time at PACC before they find a good home. FAIR is in existence solely for rescue and adoption of as many of those animals as possible. FAIR does not accepted unwanted, homeless or stray animals from the public. FAIR adopts healthy, adoptable animals from PACC when these animals are in risk of being put down. After they have been spayed or neutered by PACC at the currently contracted clinic, FAIR places them in foster homes until they are adopted. FAIR is a no-kill organization; animals stay with us until they find homes.

We rescue cats and dogs whose time has run out at the local pound. Volunteers bring the animals home, care for them, and prepare them for adoption into loving homes.


Berryville Animal Control  Historic City of Berryville
Fayetteville Animal Shelter and Animal Services
The Animal Services Division of the City of Fayetteville is committed to bettering the quality of life for the citizens of our city and for the animals which share our lives. We enforce the laws, rescue lost or mistreated or injured animals, work toward the goal of ending the serious overpopulation by encouraging spaying and neutering, educate citizens about responsible pet ownership. An officer is on duty 24 hours a day to assist in any emergency. If you have questions, we are happy to try to answer them for you, and will assist you in any way that we can under the law.


Doberman RescueOpen house adoptions every Saturday and Sunday 10-3. Located in Ventura County, CA. Serving all of Southern California. Have largest Dobie Rescue in the country, and many toy and small mixed breed dogs.
Beagles and Buddies: Beagle/hound rescue in El Monte California.  Open house every weekend.
C. A. R. E.
The Companion Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) is a nonprofit network of volunteers that foster and adopt pets into caring homes. C.A.R.E was established in 1987 as a shelter alternative for the animals of Santa Clara County. This year alone we have placed more than 1000 displaced animals that otherwise would have be placed in a shelter, put-to-sleep or both.

Escondido Humane Society
Escondido Humane Society does not have a mandatory euthanization guideline - in other words, the animals that are accepted are not necessarily "put to sleep" if they are not adopted after a set amount of time, or because of standard criteria like age or manageable physical challenges. We do not discriminate against breed or age of an animal, and we accept all surrendered animals. We carefully evaluate each animal's temperment, physical condition and age, administering medical treatment wherever necessary in order to provide loving healthy animals to people who wish to adopt them.

The Akita Project
A purebred dog rescue with focus on the Akita. We rescue dogs from shelters and from owners who can no longer care for them.

Noah's Bark Pet Rescue
Nonprofit volunteer based pet rescue organization based in the Los Angeles South Bay area

Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue
dedicated to finding new homes for abandoned or unwanted Labrador Retrievers in the Northern Central Valley of California

The Amanda Foundation
A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to rescuing animals spending their "final day" at the shelters.

Border Collie Club of No. CA.
Rescue for Border Collies in No. CA

Pet Rescue Association
If you are concerned about the fate of the unwanted animals in our enviroment and have even the most minimal amount of time to spare, there is always something you can do to help.

The Helen Woodward Animal Center
Helen Woodward Animal Center, HWAC, shelters and rescues animals, adopts them with qualified owners, educates the public and children, runs pet assited therapy program, animeals.

dogs for adoption; claremont, ca
Orphan Pet Oasis, Humane Society of the Desert
Orphan pet oasis, run by the Humane Society of the Desert

Seal Beach Animal Care Center
Animal Shelter for Seal Beach, California (Orange County)

Animals at Risk Sanctuary Stanislaus County, California
H.A.R.T. Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Cambria, CA
Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo, California
Pet Pro Life Serving Orange County, CA
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue of Pleasanton, California


A no-kill animal shelter in Denver.

Denver Dumb Friends League
Animal Shelter located in Denver. Excellent facility and staff

Longmont Humane Society
Longmont Humane Society places companion animals in caring homes, shelters lost animals in the City of Longmont, and offers humane education to the community. In addition, we provide behavioral counseling, dog training, and pet loss support. Our extensive volunteer pool donates more than !6,000 hours per year doing direct animal care, fund-raising, public relations and much more.

Mesa County Humane Society in Clifton, Colorado


Animal Angels Rescue Foundation Inc.
Rescuing companion animals from abuse and abandonment, photos of adoptables

New Leash on Life
All breed rescue in Connecticut. Maintains individual pages with photos for various shelters.


Delaware Humane Association


Animal Welfare League
The Animal Shelter Orange County, Florida near Orlando
Boca Raton Animal Shelter


Save-A-Life is Savannah's oldest Animal Welfare Organization. We provide foster homes until permanent homes can be found.

Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA
A Humane Society page which strives to place pets by adoption in the surrounding areas of Forsyth County and North Georgia.

PAWS- Pets Are Worth Saving
PAWS is a non-profit organization that fosters pets until lifelong, loving homes can be found for them. Serving all of Savannah and Georgia's Coastal Empire.

Homeless Animal Network of Animal Welfare and Rescue Effort of Savannah
A non-profit, all volunteer animal welfare and rescue group with a focus on rehoming displaced pets, low cost spaying and neutering, and public education on pet related issues.
Society of Humane Friends
A small no-kill humane society in Lawrenceville, GA.
Rome/Floyd County Humane Society
A northwest Georgia Humane Society
DogPak Rescue
All breed canine and feline rescue & foster care
Athens Alliance of Allbreed Canine Rescue & Referral
Dekalb Humane Society Decatur, GA


Idaho Humane Society
Boise, Idaho


Pet Rescue Inc.
Pet Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill shelter in Bloomingdale, IL.
Northern Illinois Samoyed Assistance (rescue)
We are a breed specific organization dedicated to finding new homes for abandoned or unwanted Samoyeds. For info. call 847-255-4815
Champaign County Humane Society Urbana, Illinois
Community Animal Rescue Effort helping find homes from Evanston, Illinois
Pets In Need Of Ringwood no-kill cat and dog shelter in Ringwood, IL


Vincennes Pet Port
We are a local animal shelter as well as a center for adoptions and education.


Animal Lifeline of Iowa Website
Animal Lifeline is central Iowa's only no-kill animal shelter. We prioritize special needs animals (animals without owners who are injured, sick, handicapped, pregnant, nursing or orphaned). . We are staffed entirely by volunteers and funded solely by donations.




Kentucky Humane Society
Louisville, Ky

Lexington Humane Society
We adopt more than 1,500 dogs into new homes each year and intervene in more than 1,000 cruelty cases each year. We're a nonprofit organization devoted to helping the animals of Central Kentucky.

Shamrock Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to solving the pet overpopulation problem through education about spay/neuter/humane care and promotion of pet adoption versus euthanasia.




Marlee Animal Rescue in Wells, Maine


Humane Society of Charles County, Maryland
***NOTE: This is a new URL for an existing link you have on your site. This site includes photos of adoptable pets, pet care tips, lost pet tips, and the abilityt o search for pet related books.

Patuxant Animal Welfare Society
PAWS is a non profit charity incorporated in Maryland for the rescue and adoption of healthy, friendly family dogs and cats, puppies and kittens. We are advocates for humane education, and the promotion of Spay/Neuter. The pets came from many sources; Last minute shelter rescues, strays, and people who were no longer able to keep their pets for various reasons.
The Maryland SPCA
A private shelter in Baltimore, Maryland.
Alley Animals Baltimore, MD shelter
Montgomery County Humane Society in Rockville, Maryland


PAWS of Granby, MA Inc. Dog and Cat Rescue and Adoption
PAWS of Granby, MA Inc has been helping strays for over twenty years. Our site offers, pet for adoption, free listings for lost or found pets, Western MA dog Officer info., pet care and training tips, events and much more.

Sterling Animal Shelter
We have up to 30 dogs and puppies that need homes (978)422-8585 Sterling Ma
Adopt Homeless Paws
Animal control officer has unclaimed stray pets for adoption, Also rabies, animal bites & wildlife information. Town of Amesbury, Mass on line!!
PawSafe Animal Rescue
Dedicated to ending the needless suffering of animals.
Buddy Dog Humane Society
Adopt a dog, puppy, cat or kitten. Pictures and profiles available. Sudbury, Framingham, Boston, MA.
Baypath Humane Society
Nonprofit, no-kill shelter for dogs and cats
New England Doberman Rescue
Photos and descriptions of Dobermans available for adoption, "Dobegear" for the enthusiast, general information


Central montcalm Animal Shelter/rescue page
This web page currently displays pictures of the animals at the Animal shelter in stanton, michigan

Peninsula Animal Welfare Society, Inc. - PAWS
volunteers dedicated to finding good, loving homes for abused, abandoned and homeless animals and to educating the public in the proper care of animals and to the importance of spaying and neutering.
Michigan Animal Adoption Network
See web site
Ottawa Shores Humane Society
pictures of animals available online updated frequently
Mid-Michigan PetShelter On-Line
View the homeless dogs and cats who are desperately searching for homes at the Gratiot & Montcalm County Animal Shelters
Lake County Pet Adoption League
A non-profit organization that focuses on spay/neuter and placement of homeless pets that are at the local shelter.
Silver Lake Animal Rescue League Oakland and Macomb counties of MI


The Beltrami Humane Society
A No Kill Shelter located in Bemidji, Minnesota
Animal Humane Society
A non-profit humane society serving Minnesota since 1891




St. Louis Pets   a collaboration of agencies and departments in the Greater St. Louis area.
Humane Society of MO
Homes for Endangered & Lost Pets
Homes for Endangered & lost Pets is a small group of volunteers forming a foster care facility for stray & unwanted pets. We are new, but have plans to build a shelter in Cass County, MO.

Joplin Humane Society
a non-profit shelter for dogs and cats serving the Joplin MO area

Mo-Hart- from SouthWest Missouri, dedicated to helping homeless pets.
Critter Connection - Serving Western Missouri.  Information and photos of animals available for adoption.




Hearts United for Animals
Home of the Midwest Animal Shelter in Auburn, NE


Pets On Line Resource for shelters near Reno, NV

New Hampshire

Concord NH SPCA
Homepage for the Concord SPCA serving the Merrimack Valley Region of NH.

Humane Society of New England
A website dedicated to the humane society of New England, and to the exposure of homeless animals. One feature is a complete listing of the animals that are available for adoption, updated twice a week. A great resource and learning experience about the homeless animal problem.

New Jersey

An on-line database of animals available for adoption nationwide. Includes photos, descriptions, breed listings, pets wanted & more.
West Milford Animal Shelter
An animal shelter in Northern NJ providing temporary homes to West Milford's abandoned and unwanted animals. Dogs and cats available for adoption. Photos & descriptions listed on
Animal Adoption Center
To rescue and welcome abandoned and unwanted companion animals.To shelter, nurture, and support all loving animals until they find their families and can leave us for safe, caring homes.
Little Egg Harbor Animal Rescue(LEHAR)
Lehar is a no-kill,not for profit animal rescue located in New Jersey.we are commited to finding safe and loving homes for unwanted/abused animals.
Noah's Ark Animal Rescue & Placement
A non-profit animal rescue organization
Bergen County Animal Shelter
County-operated shelter in Teterboro, NJ
Salem County Humane Society Carneys Point, NJ

New York

Angie's Animal Adoptions
Match people with pets for adoption- for FREE. Any animal or breed. Many links. All over USA
Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
Showcases with description of color photos all cats and dogs available at Little Shelter for adoption. Care Tips, Animal Protections Lawa
Whiskers Animal Benevolent League in Albany, NY

North Carolina

Watauga County Humane Society
A private, non-profit shelter helping homeless cats & dogs find loving, permanent homes.

Dalmatian Rescue of the Triad - Greensboro, NC
Not for profit organization that rescues, fosters, and places abandoned dalmatians.
The Haven - Friends for Life
A No Kill Animal shelter and educational facility

North Dakota





The Russell Davis Animal Sanctuary
Providing a safe haven for dogs, cats, and more. Some purebreds available, but mostly mixed breed dogs & cats.

Mary's Critter Corner
Eastern Oklhoma, western Arkansas online rescues & lost and found directory

Pets & People Humane Society, Inc.
Serving central Oklahoma. We rescue & adopt 3,000 dogs and cats each year.

Tulsa SPCA
Shelter for dogs and cats. Located in Tulsa, OK. Promote spaying and neutering


Columbia County Humane Society St. Helens, OR
Oregon Humance Society Portland


SPCA Northampton County
EASTON, PA - SPCA serving Northampton, PA county dogs and cats. Small animals such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs are sometimes available. All cats are tested and FELV negative. All purebred animals are spayed before leaving the shelter. Come visit us!
Humane Society of Greene County Pennsylvania
We shelter dogs and cats found in the Greene County area. We always have plenty of pets available for adoption to good homes. We investigate animal abuse reports in Greene County.
Pet Connection,Inc.
No-Kill Cat and Dog Rescue Organization serving the Alle-Kiski area
Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley New Kensington, PA

Rhode Island


South Carolina

Berkeley County Animal Shelter
Pictures of all animals up for adoption.

South Dakota



Roane County Humane Society
Located in Kingston,TN.

Nashville Humane Association
Pet Connection in Blount County in Eastern Tennessee


SOUTH TEXAS ANIMAL ADOPTION RESOURCE is a no-kill organization. We have pets in foster with loving care until they are adopted. We have dogs and cats. zOur site is Our email is Phone-281-392-0927. Address-POB 6575, Katy, Tx 77491.
STAAR is a n-kill organization. We have pets in foster homes until they are adopted. We have dogs and cats available.

Ponder Poodle Rescue
PO Box 38 Ponder, Tx 76259 (940)479-0363

Paws 4 Life
No Kill Animal Shelter

Taylor Jones Humane Society
no kill, volunteer run animal shelter

South Texas Aussie Rescue, Inc.
A non-profit adoption and referral serviced dedicated to placing abandoned Australian Shepherds in new, permanent homes

Lago Vista P.A.W.S.
Animal shelter for the Lago Vista Texas area. Shelter finds homes for homeless dogs and cats.

Humane Society - SPCA of Austin
The Humane Society SPCA of Austin. A non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the re-homing of homeless animals.

Humane Society of Vernon
nonprofit organization dedicated to shelter abandoned animals and find homes for them through adoption
Tom Green County Humane Society
Info about our programs and the San Angelo shelter

A no kill shelter for dogs and cats in Victoria, Texas

Homeless Pet Placement League
The Homeless Pet Placement League is a Houston based non-profit org that focuses on rehabilitation and permanent placment of stray and abandoned dogs and cats by providing medical care and adoption sites in cooperation with foster homes.

Citizens for Animal Protection Pet Shelter in Houston
Color photos of pets available for adoption, updated weekly. Information on pet related subjects. Non-profit organization founded in 1972 and shelter at same location for over 10 years.

Alamo City Adopt-A-Thon
Animal Rescue League for the North Texas area
Animal Trustees of Austin, Inc. Texas
Save Pets Society A Lago Vista, TX area humane organization.
Texas Rescue Contacts
Waco AdoptPets in Waco, Texas



located i nvirginia

SPCA of Northern Virginia
Rescues and rehomes dogs and cats that have been the victims of cruelty, neglect and abandonment. .

Westie Rescue Mid Atlantic
Westie Rescue covering VA MD WV DE & Washington, DC, Activities, adoption info, State contacts for USA. "Second Hand Dogs make First Rate Pets" Part of the Westie Rescue USA Network

Louisa County Animals
Dogs and pups in foster care from Louisa County Animal Shelter in Central Virginia

Rescue Brittanys in Virginia
Information on Brittany Rescue. Listing of dogs available in VA and nearby. Link to main Britt rescue site.

Madison County Humane Society
Our history, special events, officers ect.

Henrico Humane Society - Pet Adoptions
Pet adoptions of cats and dogs in the Richmond Virginia area. Pets are safehoused by volunteers until a loving family is found.

Humane Society of Fairfax County
Lost Paws a domestic pet lost & found service
we offer several services. we give free detailed information on how to recover a lost pet

Lend-A-Paw in Northern Virginia
Humane Society of Nelson County


Dane Outreach, Inc.
Dane Outreach is a non-profit, volunteer group of caring individuals helping to find homes for unwanted Great Danes. They also help provide educational materials on the breed, and answer questions on care and training issues. We only place in the NW area.

Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF)
WAIF is a non-profit, volunteer-staffed organization on Whidbey Island which is dedicated to helping homeless companion animals and to developing programs to educate people to care for them with respect and compassion.

Kitsap Humane Society
Striving to end animal suffering!

Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Seattle, WA

Washington DC
Washington Humane Society

West Virginia
Berkeley County Humane Society Martinsburg, WV

Sauk County Humane Society
Sauk County Humane Society is dedicated to helping animals and educating the public about responsible pet ownership. We stress kindness and respect for all living things.

Wisconsin Humane Society
a glimpse of innovative programs and see some of the great animals available for adoption.

Chequamegon Animal League and Ashland Animal Shelter in Ashland, WI



The Lost Dog's Home in North Melbourne, AU




The Cambridge and District Humane Society
This non-profit Animal Shelter site features events and all information as well as featured pets for adoption
Regina Humane Society in Saskatchewan
Sarnia & District Humane Society
Ottawa Humane Society in Ontario

Nova Scotia

SHAID Tree Animal Shelter
Shelter for Helpless Animals in Distress. Our pets are free, but all adoptess must be spayed or neutered.

Puerto Rico

Save a Sato (stray) Puerto Rico organization for improving PR's animal cruelty and neglect.
Pare Este, Inc.  Peurto Rico animal welfare organization.

Other Shelter Directories
Browse thru services that place dogs in need of homes

Caralysa's Corner An excellent overall RESCUE site, including How to Start a Rescue, Buyer Beware (where to avoid), and more!
Delta Society Service dog organization: People helping animals, Animals helping people.
Dog Gone Locate Lost and Found site