Maine Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Maine dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Maine pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.


Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Maine Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

LOCATION TYPE BREED URL NO-KILL
East Coast Cats Maine Coon Cats Contact:  East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR)
Fairfield, ME 04937 Cats All Save Our Strays
Augusta, ME 04330 Cats and Dogs All Kennebec Valley Humane Society
Clinton, ME 04901 Cats and Dogs All Charleys Strays Yes
Gorham, ME 04038 Cats and Dogs All The Pixel Fund
Westbrook 04092 Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue League of Portland
Biddeford, ME 04005 Dogs All Golden Retriever Rescue Lifeline
New England Dogs All Friends of Homeless Animals Yes
Maine Dogs American Eskimo Akita Rescue of Maine
New England, Eastern NY, NJ Dogs American Eskimo Eskies Online
Maine Dogs Border Collie Glen Highland Farm Border Collie Rescue
Maine Dogs Border Collie New England Border Collie Rescue
Maine Dogs Boston Terriers Boston Terrier Network
Maine Dogs Boxer Northeastern Boxer Rescue Yes
Warren, ME (all New England) Dogs Catahoula Catahoula Rescue of New England
Maine Dogs Cocker Spaniel Maine Cocker Spaniel Rescue Yes
Maine Dogs Coonhound Maine Coonhound Rescue
Maine Dogs Glen of Imaal Terriers Holly Best 207 452 8034
Maine Dogs Golden Retrievers Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue 978-568-9700
Maine Dogs German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Rescue of New England Yes
Maine Dogs Great Dane DogLogic.com Rescue Referral
New England thru Georgia Dogs Maltese Atlantic Maltese Rescue, Inc
Maine Dogs Poodle Poodle Rescue of New England
Maine Dogs Samoyed Minuteman Samoyed Club Rescue
Maine Dogs Shiba Inu Northeast Shiba Rescue Association
New England Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Yorkies Inc
Dresden, ME Ferrets The Ferret Zone
Maine Ferrets Ferret Rescue of Maine
Western Maine Ferrets Western Maine Ferret Rescue