Nebraska Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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.


All animal shelters or foster home based rescue groups must be licensed in Nebraska to operate (See http://www.agr.state.ne.us/animal/dog_cat.html).  Check with rescue groups to see if they are licensed and, if not, ask why.

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

Nebraska 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
All Nebraska All All The Nebraska Rescue Council Listing of Nebraska Rescue Groups (animal rescues who are licensed to operate within Nebraska for 2012) Various
Omaha, NE 68134 Birds Parrots Beak n’ Wings, Inc. Yes
Lincoln NE 68542 Cats All The Cat House Yes
Beatrice, NE 68310 Cats and Dogs All Beatrice Humane Society
Columbus, NE 68601 Cats and Dogs All Paws & Claws
Norfolk, NE 68701 Cats and Dogs All Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska
Omaha, NE 68106 Cats and Dogs All Helping Hand 4 Animals
Papillion, NE 68046 Cats and Dogs All Town and Country Humane Society Yes
Wahoo,, NE 68066 Cats and Dogs All Saunders County Lost Pets – Pet Rescue
Nebraska Dogs Rescue Blog WayCoolDogs Great dog info and links
Broken Bow 69922 Dogs Large K9 Haven Rescue
Glenwood, IA 51534 Dogs Large Hooves and Paws Rescue, Inc.
Omaha, NE 68106 Dogs All Helping Hand 4 Animals
Walthill, NE Dogs All 12 Hills Dog Rescue
Nebraska Dogs Australian Shepherds Aussie Rescue Midwest (click on State)
Nebraska Dogs Basset, pure and mixed Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland
Nebraska Dogs Beagle, pure and mixed Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland
Nebraska Dogs Border Collie Nebraska Border Collie Rescue
Omaha, NE 68154 Dogs Boston Terrier Nebraska Boston Terrier Rescue
Nebraska Dogs Boston Terrier MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue Inc.
Omaha, NE 68139 Dogs Dachshund Nebraska Dachshund Rescue
Omaha, NE 68114 Dogs Doberman Doberman Rescue of Nebraska
Nebraska Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska 402-330-6680
Parts of Nebraska Dogs Great Dane Colorado Great Dane Rescue (303-794-4924)
Nebraska Dogs Italian Greyhound Nebraska IG Rescue
IA, NE, KA Dogs Jack Russell Terrier JRT Rescue
Omaha, NE 68154 Dogs Jack Russell Terrier JRT Rescue, Inc. Yes
Omaha, NE 68106 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Helping Hand 4 Animals
Omaha, NE 68114 Dogs Pointers Great Plains Pointer Rescue
Omaha, NE 68104 Dogs Pug Pug Partners of Nebraska
Omaha, NE 68164 Dogs Saint Bernard NE/IA Saint Bernard Rescue
Omaha, NE 68105 Dogs Weimaraner Wonder Weims Rescue- NE Omaha Nebraska Yes
Nebraska Dogs Weimaraner Heartland Weimaraner Rescue
Glenwood, IA 51534 Horses All Hooves and Paws Rescue, Inc.