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.
- 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.
|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|
|Maine||Dogs||Older Dogs||Old Dogs New Digs|
|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|