Mississippi Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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

Mississippi 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.


Cats and Dogs
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Underdog Animal Society

Grenada, MS 38901 All All Project Hope Yes
Cats and Dogs
Belzoni, MS 39038 Cats and Dogs All Belzoni Animal Rescue Kennel Yes
Brookhaven MS 39603 Cats and Dogs All Brookhaven Animal Rescue League Yes
Caledonia, MS 39740 Cats and Dogs All Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary
Gautier Cats and Dogs All Jackson County Animal Shelter
Gulfport, MS 39505 Cats and Dogs Seniors Underdog Animal Society Yes
Gulfport, MS 39501 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of South Mississippi Working to become
Jackson, MS 39204 Cats and Dogs All Mississippi Animal Rescue League
Jackson, MS 39209 Cats and Dogs All Community Animal Rescue and Adoption Yes
Meridian, MS 39305 Cats and Dogs All East Mississippi Animal Rescue
Olive Branch MS 38654 Cats and Dogs All Olive Branch Humane Society, Gail Hartz, 662-895-5328
Picayune, Mississippi 39466 Cats and Dogs All Pearl River County ASPCA
Tunica, MS 38676 Cats and Dogs All Tunica Humane Society
West Point, MS 39773 Cats and Dogs All West Point – Clay County Animal Shelter
Dogs By Breed
Mississippi Dogs Australian Shepherd Southesat Aussie Rescue and Placement
Mississippi Dogs Chinook Joyce Maley at e-mail: hurricane@chinookdogs.com
Mississippi Dogs Collie Collie Rescue of Mississippi
Mississippi Dogs Havanese Angela Houston, 601-782-4660 dhouston@pier.st.usm.edu Yes
Mississippi Dogs Golden Retrievers Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue
Mississippi Dogs Miniature Schanuzer Schnauzer Lover Rescue
Mississippi Dogs Rhodesian Ridgeback Gulf Coast Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue
Mississippi Dogs Rottweiler Southern States Rottweiler Rescue
Mississippi Dogs Weimaraner Weimaraner Rescue of the South
Other Animals
Opelousas, Louisiana and Mississippi Ferrets All Bon Temps Ferret Rescue Yes
Mississippi Horses All Last Chance Horse Rescue Yes
Mississippi Horses All Muleshoe Ranch Yes
Mississippi Horses All Mississippi Horses Yes