Nationwide Animal Rescue and Adoption

Nationwide Animal Rescue and Adoption


The listings in this post are for groups that are not affiliated with any specific state but help animal rescue and adoption on a national scale.

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
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

National 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.

Australia All Searchable Database PetRescue
National Domestic Violence Animal shelter support programs Animal Shelter Support
National All All Pets With Disabilities
National All All The Shelter Group Project
National All All
National All All
National All All Kids Adopt A Shelter Kids Adopt A Shelter is a network of children and their families across the United States that are on a mission to help comfort and support animals that are in shelters waiting for homes – or the shelters that are their home – See more at:
National All Find a No Kill Shelter in Your Area No Paws Left Behind Yes
National All No Kill Shelters NoKillNetwork Yes
National All No Kill Shelters Yes
National Cats Feral Stray Cat Alliance
National Cats Feral Alley Cat Allies
National Cats Feral The Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition (FCCC)
National Dogs All Dog Time
National Dogs Blind Blind Dog Rescue
National Dogs Breed Rescues Rescue Network E-mail Listing
National Dogs Breed Rescues Rescue Network
East Coast (NY to GA) Dogs Breed Rescues Last Resort Rescue
National Dogs American Fox Terrier American Fox Terrier Rescue
National Dogs Boston Terriers Boston Terrier Network
National Dogs Catahoula Leopard Dogs Catahoula Rescue Southeast
National Dogs Chow TLC Chow Rescue
National Dogs Chow Chow Dog Rescue
National Dogs Chesapeake Bay Retriever Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue, Inc
National Dogs Dogue de Bordeaux Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue
National Dogs Doodles Labradoodle Rescue and Goldendoodle Rescue
National Dogs Doodles Poo-Mix Rescue
National Dogs English Cocker Spaniel English Cocker Spaniel Rescue
National Dogs English Setter English Setter Rescue
National Dogs English Setter Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue
National Dogs Flat Coated Retriever Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America (click on “Rescue”)
National Dogs French Bulldog French Bulldog Rescue Newwork
New England Dogs German Shorthaired Pointer GSP Rescue New England
Southeast Dogs German Shorthaired Pointer Southeast German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
National Dogs Havanese Havanese Rescue, Inc.
National Dogs Husky Gaisha, Tundra and Spirit’s Place Husky Rescue
National Dogs Jack Russell Russell Rescue, Inc
National Dogs Miniature Pinscher The Internet Miniature Pinscher Service
National Dogs Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound Rescue
National Dogs Pit Bull and Bully Breeds Pets and Vets USA
National Dogs Puppy Mill National Mill Dog Rescue
National Dogs Rhodesian Ridgeback Ridgeback Rescue of the United States
National Dogs Samoyed National Samoyed Rescue
National Dogs Shap-Pei North American Shar-Pei Rescue – Shar-Pei Adoption; Fostering
Midwest Dogs Shiba Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue
Midwest Dogs Wire Fox Terrier Rescue Wire Fox Terrier Rescue Midwest
National Guinea Pigs All Raise Money Online for Guinea Pig Rescues
National Horses All The Mustang Freedom Foundation
National Dogs Foster An Animal 911fosterpets-for finding foster homes
National Dogs Fostering Temporary Fostering
National Horses Rescuer Groups List of Horsed Rescue Organizations
National Military and Civilian Fostering Pact for Animals
National Military Fostering Pets Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet
National Military Fostering Pets AHA Military Foster Programs
National Military Fostering Pets Dogs On Deployment
East Coast Transport Cats and Dogs Pooches On The Move
National Transport-Air Cats and Dogs Pilots n Paws
National Transport All Tara’s Pet Transports
National Transport All Paws Without Borders
National Transport All Wheels 4 Paws
National Transport All The Pet Transporter Guys
National Transport All The Pet Transporter Guys
National Transport All The Pet Transporter Guys
National (In Utah) All All Best Friends Sanctuary Yes
National Transport-From the South to the North All Rescue Road Trips
National Wild Life Rehabilitation All Wild Life Rehabilitation
National Wild life sanctuarys All Green People Sanctuary Listings