Contact the Rescue Groups and No Kill Shelters below before surrendering your pet.
The majority of these rescue groups have Adoption Events where you can meet the animals up for adoption. Click on their site to see locations and times.
Most of these wonderful animals live in foster homes which provides them with a loving home environment while they’re waiting for their forever home.
If you are surrendering your pet, there are things you should know BEFORE giving your pet to a Rescue Group. Please click here for that important information.
ADOPTING A PET
When you find the pet you want from a Rescue Group online, please make sure that you receive the necessary spay/neuter papers, vaccination records along with the microchip information when adopting BEFORE taking the pet.
DO NOT meet at a store or on the corner to get your pet.
Most reputable groups have adoption events where you can meet and greet their pets.
If you adopt a small Chihuahua or other toy breed there really shouldn’t be any small children in the household who could accidentally injure the animal with their playfulness.
PetFinders The virtual home of 373,378 adoptable pets from 13,743 adoption groups.
*NOTE: So many people have in mind a specific breed that they would like to have (like Malteses, Dobermans, English Bulldogs, etc), and they think the only option is to go to a breeder.
It is important to understand that there are so many breed specific rescues all over the world, and using the Internet, it is so easy to find and ADOPT a dog of your favorite breed (pure breed or a mixed breed dogs).
The best websites for finding dog & cats by breeds:
The Pets for The Elderly Foundation Phone: 480-625-4679 Contact: Susan Kurowski (Executive Director)
The Shelter Pet Project
For a List of Shelters/Rescue Groups by City/State
Yorkie Rescue Listed by the State
As rescue pets become more and more common family members in today’s households, it’s wonderful to know that there are rescues and shelters out there advocating for, rescuing, and adopting out dogs with all kinds of disabilities.
House with a Heart SENIOR Pet Sanctuary
6409 Stream Valley Way Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882
For a List of Shelters/Rescue Groups by City/State:
Yorkie Rescue Listed by the State
Come by Monday thru Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 PM to visit our facility, meet our animals and fill out an adoption application.
Support for U.S. Military Veterans Adopting Shelter Pets for Companion Animal or Service Dog needs. Our role is to pull together the many organizations, information and resources that exist to enable Veterans to enjoy a Companion Animal adopted from a pet shelter. Vets Adopt Pets facilitates Shelter Pet Adoptions to thank Veterans for their service to us, our families – to all of America.
HOPE FOR PAWS Animal Rescue Organization Facebook Page
They have many video’s of rescuing these helpless animals, which are a “must see”! Click on their website or their Facebook page above, to view.
“We save stray animals from the streets to the deserts and all neighborhoods in between who are facing a life of misery and imminent death.”
Pet ResQ Inc (mail) 24 W Railroad Ave. Tenafly, NJ 07670
“Within The Heart of Every Stray Lies the Singular Desire to be LOVED!”
The Putnam Humane Society (845) 225-7777 Open 7 days a week.
68 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY
The Shelter Project For a List of Shelters/Rescue Groups by State
List of Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups (Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas)