Humane Animal Rescue

A lot has changed over the past 105 years, but one thing has held fast in Pittsburgh, PA, and that is Humane Animal Rescue’s commitment “to help animals in need, regardless of species or breed”. Humane Animal Rescue has led the charge for improving animal welfare in Western Pennsylvania and has grown to become one the largest animal rescue organization in western PA and one of the most influential organizations in region. Learn more by visiting www.animalrescue.org.

One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue

Located in the Chicagoland area, One Tail at a Time is a no-kill rescue organization that strives to lower the euthanization rate of companion animals and to educate the public on proper animal treatment. The organization focuses on at-risk dogs and dogs that are mentally deteriorating in the shelter environment. Visit onetail.org to learn more!


Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge in South Bend, IN is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to placing unwanted and abandoned pets into responsible forever homes. Pet Refuge supports the no-kill movement through spay/neutering services, pet fostering, and Adopt-A-Pet Days. Pet Refuge is committed to helping as many animals as possible and to improving animal welfare in Northern Indiana. Visit petrefuge.com to learn more!

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Located in Washington D.C., Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer rescue organization striving to save the lives of homeless pets and educating on responsible pet ownership. They organize temporary foster homes for the dogs while searching for their forever homes. Visit luckydoganimalrescue.org to learn more!


Wisconsin Humane Society

For over 135 years, this amazing organization has been provided a second chance to both the people and pups of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Humane Society is the states largest non-profit animal rescue organization and undertakes efforts to not only place animals in forever homes, but to also prevent animals from entering the shelter system to begin! Visit wihumane.org to learn more!

Secondhand Hounds

Secondhand Hounds was founded in 2009 in Minnetonka, MN. This hardworking, grassroots organization provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home! Please take some time to learn how you may be able to help at secondhandhounds.org.


Midwest Animal ResQ

Midwest Animal ResQ is a Kansas City based foster organization that specializes in rescuing at-risk dogs from rural and city shelters throughout the country. This dedicated organization has one simple objective “to save as many companion animals as possible from dying needlessly – whether they are abandoned, or at risk of being euthanized…” Learn more by visiting www.midwestanimalresq.org.

Dallas Pets Alive

The incredible folks at Dallas Pets Alive are on a mission to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals throughout North Texas. Together with their dedicated network of volunteers and foster families, DPA focuses on helping the healthy and treatable pets who are at risk of euthanasia at Dallas Animal Services.


Born Again Pit Bull Rescue

Born Again Pit Bull Rescue (BAPBR) began in 2007 with one woman’s dedication and passion for providing pit bull type dogs a second chance at happiness. BAPBR is now the longest standing registered nonprofit in the Portland Metro area dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and their communities through spay and neuter assistance, owner and shelter support programs, and community education.

Wags and Walks

Wags and Walks is a grass roots, Los Angeles based rescue organization founded by one woman with a dream to provide all breeds a chance at a better life. This rapidly growing group is supported by a passionate team of volunteers who share a common goal to find at risk dogs the perfect forever home. Learn more about this awesome organization at www.wagsandwalks.org


Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. In 2013, Brother Wolf saved over 3,200 dogs and cats through adoption, transport and return to owner initiatives. Vist bwar.org to learn more!

Athletes For Animals

Founded in 2013 by St. Louis Blues’ captain, David Backes and his wife Kelly. Athletes for Animals brings together professional athletes who are passionate about improving animal welfare and who are willing to dedicate time away from the field to make a positive, grassroots impact. Vist athletesforanimals.org to learn more!

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Charleston Animal Society

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, this incredible group has been fighting to prevent cruelty to animals since 1874. CAS admits 10,000 companion animals each year, and has committed to never turn any animal away! Each year, CAS spends over $500,000 treating injured, abused, and abandoned animals. Learn more by visiting charlestonanimalsociety.org!

Humane Society Silicon Valley

Founded in 1929, Humane Society Silicon Valley has been integral in the progression of the animal rights and rescue movement. This amazing organization has placed over 500,000 pets into loving, forever homes and keeps a clear view on the organization mission “to save and enhance lives – both four-legged and two-legged!”. Learn more by visiting www.hssv.org!

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Humane Society of Indianapolis

For over 110 years, the Humane Society of Indianapolis has worked tirelessly to provide a second chance for every animal in need of a helping hand. More so, this incredible organization is dedicated not only to improving the lives of animals, but also to improving the lives of pet owners throughout the Hoosier state! Learn more by visiting IndyHumane.org!

Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue

“Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue is committed to ‘Helping His Helpless’ through quality care and healing, adoptions, and population control awareness.” Based in Nashville, TN, Proverbs 12:10 is dedicated to taking on the most extreme animal rescue cases to ensure that even the most helpless pup has a chance to bring happiness to a forever family. Learn about our Music City partner by visiting Proverbs1210rescue.org!

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Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

Based in the heart of Brooklyn, this incredible volunteer based organization is dedicated to pulling and transporting pups from high kill shelters in the Southeastern United States while ensuring every animal is placed with the perfect forever family.Learn more about Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue by visiting their site here!

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

Helping thousands of animals every year, the passionate team at PAWS is committed to providing a second chance for all abandoned, injured, and unwanted animals. Not only is PAWS the largest No Kill animal shelter in the city of Brotherly Love, but it also operates two low cost clinics, helping local families keep their best friend’s happy, healthy, and in a loving forever home! Learn more about Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society by visiting their site here!

Adore-A-Bull Rescue

Located in Southwestern Ohio, Adore-A-Bull has grown from a grassroots organization to a very impactful voice in the Midwestern animal rescue community. Through a caring foster network, Adore-A-Bull nurtures and rehabilitates bully breed pups, and helps secure the perfect forever home for these deserving companions. Learn more about our Greater Cincinnati based rescue partner by visiting their site at Adoreabull.org!

Montgomery County Humane Society

Based in Rockville, Maryland, the Montgomery County Humane Society is a 100% privately funded No Kill rescue organization, on a mission to provide every pet a second chance and end animal homelessness. This great organization also leads community initiatives focused on educating and information children, teens, and adults proper pet care and the importance of rescue!Learn more about Montogmery County Humane Society by visiting their site here!

Animal Friends

Since 1943, Animal Friends has continually set – and raised – the bar for humane programming in the Pittsburgh region. Starting as a humble matchmaking service for homeless pets, Animal Friends has evolved into a progressive full-service companion animal resource center. Still staying true to our roots, we provide shelter and adoption services for more than 2,500 homeless pets annually. And, we’re also proud to offer our nationally recognized programs that include aggressive spay/neuter services, humane education, pet behavior classes, pet therapy and wellness services – just to name a few! Animal Friends continues to think outside the cage when it comes to saving the lives of the pets and people our region. Learn more at ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it treats its animals.” – Gandhi