Pennsylvania Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania 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.

Categories:
Birds
Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

LOCATION TYPE BREED URL NO-KILL
Dovlestown PA 18901 Support Organization for Rescues All Animal Lifeline
Chester County All All Glenmoore Small Animal Rescue Yes
Central Counties All All Central County SPCA Shelter
Luzerne County All All Luzerne County SPCA
Pocono All All Pocono Pet Rescue
Lehigh Valley All All Fresh Start Bird Rescue Yes
Birds
Nanticoke, PA 18634 Birds All My House of Wings Parrot Rescue and Adoption
Wantage NJ 07461 (Serving Pennsylvania) Birds All Under My Wing Avian Refuge Yes
Pennsylvania Birds All Lair of Dragons Bird Rescue and Sanctuary
Cats
Acme, PA 15610. Cats All Animal Keepers Rescue Yes
Allentown, PA 18109 Cats All Itty Bitty Kitty Yes
Berks & Lehigh counties area Cats All One By One Cat Rescue> Yes
Catasauqua, PA 18032 Cats All Feline Finish Line
Devon, PA 19333 Cats All P.A.L.S. – Devon Yes
East Norriton PA 19401 Cats All Kitty Cottage Yes
Kutztown, Pa 19530 Cats All One by One Yes
Lancaster PA 17584 Cats All The Animal House Pet Rescue Yes
Lehigh Valley Cats All Forgotten Felines and Fidos Yes
Morrisville PA 19067 Cats All Hope for the Animals Yes
Philadelphia, PA 19119 Cats All cats, some dogs Animal Rescue Network
Springfield PA 19064 Cats All Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society Yes
E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Cats All ANIMALS CAN’T TALK RESCUE AND ADOPTION, INC.
Trexlertown, PA 18087 Cats All The Cat Shack, Inc
Whitehall, PA 18052 Cats All Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab
Wilkes Barre, PA 18706 Cats All Opt 2 Adopt Yes
Cats and Dogs
Allentown, PA 18103 Cats and Dogs All Lehigh County Humane Society)
Bensalem, PA 19020 Cats and Dogs All Women’s Humane Society
Birdsboro, PA 19508 Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue League of Berks County
Bloomsburg PA 17815 Cats and Dogs All Animal Resource Center Yes
Brodheadsville, PA Cats and Dogs All Kanyon’s Gold
Coatesville, PA 19320 Cats and Dogs All Helping The Helpless Pet Rescue
Denver, PA 17517 Cats and Dogs All Plain and Fancy Animal Rescue Yes
Downingtown 19335 Cats and Dogs Pit Bull All Things Pawssible Animal Rescue
Easton, PA 18042 Cats and Dogs All The Center for Animal Health and Welfare Yes
Easton, PA 18042 Cats and Dogs All Furry Feet Rescue
Erie 16511 Cats and Dogs All The ANNA Shelter
Frazer Cats and Dogs All Help The Animals – 610-644-6996
Harrisburg, PA 17105 Cats and Dogs All Castaway Critters Yes
Indiana, PA 15701 Cats and Dogs All Four Footed Friends Yes
Kittanning, PA 16201 Cats and Dogs All Orphans of the Storm Yes
Landenberg, PA 19350 Cats and Dogs All TreeTops Animal Rescue
Landenberg, PA 19350 Cats and Dogs All CompAnimals
Lancaster, PA 17602 Cats and Dogs All Humane League of Lancaster County
Lebanon, PA 17046 Cats and Dogs All Friends of All Animals Yes
Lehigh Valley(Neffs, PA 18065) Cats and Dogs All Tattered Tails Animal Rescue Yes
McKean, PA 16426 Cats and Dogs All Because You Care Yes
Mechanicsburg PA 17055 Cats and Dogs All Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation Yes
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Cats and Dogs All Homeward Bound Animal Rescue Yes
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Cats and Dogs All Im-Paws-Able Dog Rescue
New Kensington, PA 15068 Cats and Dogs All Welcome to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley Yes
Newtown Square , PA 19073 Cats and Dogs All Animal Coalition of Delaware County, Inc.
Pennsburg, PA 18073 Cats and Dogs All Open Arms ResQ Yes
Philadelphia area Cats and Dogs Cats and Dogs Pawsitively Purrfect Rescue
Philadelphia, PA 19140 Cats and Dogs Mostly cats, some dogs Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia – ACCT Philly
Philadelphia, PA 19119 Cats and Dogs Mostly cats, some dogs Animal Rescue Network
Philadelphia, PA 19149 Cats and Dogs All Faith’s Hope
Philadelphia, PA 19134 Cats and Dogs All The Pennsylvania SPCA
Philadelphia, PA 19106 Cats and Dogs All Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Pine Grove, PA 17963 Cats and Dogs All Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA Yes
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (ARL) Yes
Pittsburgh, PA 15233 Cats and Dogs All Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue League of Western PA Yes
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Cats and Dogs All Animal Friends Yes
Pottsville, PA  17901 Cats and Dogs All Hillside SPCA Yes
Radnor, PA 19087 Cats and Small Dogs All Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals Yes
Reading PA 19604 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Berks County
S. Williamsport, PA 17702 Cats and Dogs All Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS) Yes
Scranton Cats and Dogs All Animal Care Associates Yes
South Abington Township PA 18411 Cats and Dogs All Griffin Pond Animal Shelter
Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Cats and Dogs All Camp Papillon Yes
Stroudsburg, PA Cats and Dogs All Animal Welfare Society of Monroe Yes
Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Cats and Dogs All Monroe Animal League
Uniontown, PA 15401 Cats and Dogs All Fayette Friends of Animals Yes
Uniontown, PA 15401 Cats and Dogs All Fayette County SPCA
West Chester, PA 19380 Cats and Dogs All Chester County SPCA
Western Pennsylvania Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania
Whitehall, PA 18052 Cats and Dogs All Peaceable Kingdom
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Cats and Dogs All SPCA of Luzerne County
Williamsport, PA 17701 Cats and Dogs All Lycoming County SPCA
Wrightsville, PA 17368 Cats and Dogs All Tails End Farm Animal Rescue
Dogs All Breed
Bethlehem, PA 18017 Dogs Northern Breeds Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
Brodheadsville, PA 18322 Dogs All Kanyons Gold Rescue
Brodheadsville, PA 18322 Dogs All Save-A-Dog, Inc. A Humane Society Yes
Chester Springs, PA 19425 Dogs All All 4 Paws Rescue, Inc.
Coatesville 19320 Dogs All Canine Reescue of Central PA
Dillsburg, PA  17019 Dogs All Helping The Helpless Pet Rescue
Elizabethtown, PA 17022 Dogs All 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue
Hanover, PA 17331 Dogs All Missions of Mercy Rescue
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Dogs Police Type The Throw Away Dogs Project
Lehigh Valley Cats All Forgotten Felines and Fidos Yes
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Dogs All Im-Paws-Able Rescue
Parker Ford, PA 19457 Dogs Small Dogs Forever Home Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Northern Breeds or mixes Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs All A Tale to Tell (Puppy Mill Rescue)
Pennsylvania Dogs All Adopt A Shelter Dog
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 Dogs All S&L Animal Rescue
Quakertown 18951 Dogs All Last Chance Ranch
Scranton Dogs All One Life To Live Rescue
South Central PA Dogs All Operation Paws for Homes
Sunbury, PA 17801 Dogs All Mostly Mutts Inc.
Winfield, PA 17889 Dogs All Haven to Home Canine Rescue
Dogs By Breed
Pennsylvania Dogs Airedale Airedale Rescue of Delware Valley
Pennsylvania Dogs Alaskan Malamute Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs American Bulldog American Bulldog Rescue of PA
Pennsylvania Dogs American Eskimo Dog Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs America Eskimo Gina Donnelly, Chapter Asst Director of Operations Web site: Eskie Rescuers United
Eastern Pennsylvania Dogs Basset Hound Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Dogs Border Collie Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
Eastern PA (Turnersville NJ 08012) Dogs Boxer Fassa’s Friends Boxer Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Boxer Northeastern Boxer Rescue Yes
Pennsylvania Dogs Bulldog HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue (English)
Pennsylvania Dogs Bulldog English Bulldog Rescue
Ambler, PA 19002 Dogs Colllie Collie Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Morrisville, PA  19067 Dogs Dachshund Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County
Royersford Dogs Dalmation Willing Hearts Dal Rescue – 610-948-5898
Harrisburg Dogs Doberman Recycled Doberkids Rescue Referral – 717-221-8582
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Dogs Doberman The Throw Away Dogs Project
Pittsburg Dogs Doberman Recycled Doberkids Rescue Referral – 412-766-7632
Pennsylvania Dogs English Bulldog HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs English Springer Spaniel Mid-Atlantic ESS Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs English Springer Spaniel Rescue for ESSpaniels
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Dogs German Shepherd The Throw Away Dogs Project
Pennsylvania Dogs German Shorthaired Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Northeast Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Dogs Giant Schnauser New Jersey Giant Schnauser Rescue
Eastern Pennsylvania Dogs Golden Retrievers Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
South Central Penn Dogs Golden Retrievers GRREAT. Inc
Central Pennsylvania Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Retriever Rescue of Central Pennsylvania
Western Pennsylvania Dogs Golden Retrievers With a Golden Spirit-WAGS
Western Pennsylvania Dogs Great Dane Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue
Western Pennsylvania Dogs Great Dane The Great Dane Club of Western Pennsylvania Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Great Pyrenees Peen-Dutch Pry Rescue
Western PA Dogs Italian Greyhound Italian Greyhound Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Keeshound Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
VA, MD, DC, PA, NJ (Palmyra, PA 17078) Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Labrador Retriever Brookline Labrador Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Miniature Schanuzer Schnauzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic
Pennsylvania Dogs Norwegian Elkhounds Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
Coatesville 19320 Dogs Pit Bulls Helping The Helpless Pet Rescue
Downingtown 19335 Dogs Pit Bull All Things Pawssible Animal Rescue
Southampton, PA 18966 Dogs Pit Bull Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue
In Huntingdon Valley, PA (also accepts New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland) /td> Dogs Pug Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue, Inc. Yes
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Dogs Rottweiler The Throw Away Dogs Project
Parts of Pennsylvania Dogs Samoyed Mid-Atlantic Samoyed Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Samoyed Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Schanuzer Schnauzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic
Pennsylvania Dogs Siberian Husky Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
Eastern Pennsylvania Dogs Siberian Husky Tales of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Siberian Husky MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Services
Brick, NJ 08723 Dogs Siberian Husky Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue
Bluemont, VA 20135 Dogs West Highland Terrier Westie Rescue Inc
Pennsylvania Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Me – Yorkie Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Save A Yorkie Rescue
Pennsylvania Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Save A Yorkie
Other ANimals
Pennsylvania Ferrets All Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association
Southeast Pennsylvania Ferrets All Ferret Friends of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Ferrets All Last Chance Ferret Rescue
Pennsylvania Ferrets All Tiny Prints Ferret Rescue
Pennsylvania Ferrets All Pennsylvania Ferret Club and Shelter
Pennsylvania Ferrets All Helping Hands Ferret Rescue
Lancaster PA 17584 Guinea Pigs All The Animal House Pet Rescue Yes
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Mammals Small Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (ARL) Yes
Lancaster PA 17584 Rabbits All The Animal House Pet Rescue Yes
Philadelphia Rabbits Domestic The Rabbit Habit
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Rabbits All Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (ARL) Yes
Southeast Pennsylvania Rabbits Domestic Luv-N-Bunns
Lancaster PA 17584 Rats All The Animal House Pet Rescue Yes
Lancaster PA 17584 Rodents All Pittsburg Rat Lover’s Club and Rescue Yes
Lancaster County Reptiles All Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary Yes
Lancaster PA 17584 Small Mammals All The Animal House Pet Rescue Yes