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Last Updated  October 21, 2019


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 The rescue and adoption of our pets; dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, etc., is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue and adoption lists for all types of 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.

You will find listings with a “Yes” in the No-Kill column.  This means that 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.

Non-specific Rescue Assistance Links

Adopt A Shelter You can earn money for the shelter or rescue of your choice every time you shop online at hundreds of top retailers.

Advocate for Saving Dogs Voice for the Voiceless-Raising Awareness, Promoting Adoption, and Assisting the Animal Rescue Network.

The Amazing Dog Adoption Method: The Secrets to Dog Adoption That Avoids Heartbreak (Ultimate Dog Care Book 3) Adopting a dog or puppy can be one of the most exciting times in your life. However, without the proper research, questions, and a little knowledge, it can be the most heartbreaking time of your life. There are many things you need to consider before you dive into the adoption process.

American Temperament Test Society

Education Not Euthanization Locally, nationally and internationally, Education Not Euthanization is a vocal advocate for the bully breeds, and all dog owners. Our voices count and together we can make a difference

Home Check (pre-adoption) The difference between a forever home visit and a bad placement

Keep Your Pet Before you surrender your pet to a local animal shelter, consider other options that are available to you.

No Kill:   All About the Initiative to Make All Shelters No-Kill By 2025  (07-30-17)

Report Puppy Mills The Humane Society of the United States offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a puppy mill operator for illegal animal cruelty.

Rescue Revolution Provides consulting services to maximize the effectiveness of animal shelters, animal rescue organizations, and adoption centers.

Shelter Assistance:  Ways in Which You Can Assist in Animal Rescue  (08-31-17)

The Shelter Pet Project a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and lovable, and encouraging potential adopters to consider the shelter as the first place to look when acquiring a “new best friend.”

Stray Dogs:  Three Things You Should Immediately Do When You Find a Stray Dog  (10-21-19)

USDA Removes Animal Welfare Information From Public Access  Puppy mill investigation road block

Who, What, and Where are the Nation’s Shelters?

What Makes A Good Rescue?

Why are the Costs of Adoption High  (05-30-15)

Working at A Rescue?  (03-09-15)

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.

Caution:  Because no single group can continually review and rate all the rescue services across the country each individual adopter should review any group before adopting.  When adopting carefully review the shelter itself to make sure they’re a reliable shelter with the greater good of the animal their prime concern.  Things to look for are:  the condition of the animals in their care; the cleanliness of the facilities; the experience of the staff; health care of the animal while it is in their shelter; the rescue contract (is it fair to you, the shelter and the animal); and any other observations that may make you question their integrity.  They should be doing the same review on you and your home.

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One last caution:  Read the article Rescue Scams before adopting or surrendering a pet.