The rescue of Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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.
All animal shelters or foster home based rescue groups must be licensed in Nebraska to operate (See http://www.agr.state.ne.us/animal/dog_cat.html). Check with rescue groups to see if they are licensed and, if not, ask why.
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
Nebraska 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.
|All Nebraska||All||All||The Nebraska Rescue Council Listing of Nebraska Rescue Groups (animal rescues who are licensed to operate within Nebraska for 2012)||Various|
|Omaha, NE 68134||Birds||Parrots||Beak n’ Wings, Inc.||Yes|
|Lincoln NE 68542||Cats||All||The Cat House||Yes|
|Beatrice, NE 68310||Cats and Dogs||All||Beatrice Humane Society|
|Columbus, NE 68601||Cats and Dogs||All||Paws & Claws|
|Norfolk, NE 68701||Cats and Dogs||All||Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska|
|Omaha, NE 68106||Cats and Dogs||All||Helping Hand 4 Animals|
|Papillion, NE 68046||Cats and Dogs||All||Town and Country Humane Society||Yes|
|Wahoo,, NE 68066||Cats and Dogs||All||Saunders County Lost Pets – Pet Rescue|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Rescue Blog||WayCoolDogs Great dog info and links|
|Broken Bow 69922||Dogs||Large||K9 Haven Rescue|
|Glenwood, IA 51534||Dogs||Large||Hooves and Paws Rescue, Inc.|
|Omaha, NE 68106||Dogs||All||Helping Hand 4 Animals|
|Walthill, NE||Dogs||All||12 Hills Dog Rescue|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Australian Shepherds||Aussie Rescue Midwest (click on State)|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Basset, pure and mixed||Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Beagle, pure and mixed||Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Border Collie||Nebraska Border Collie Rescue|
|Omaha, NE 68154||Dogs||Boston Terrier||Nebraska Boston Terrier Rescue|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Boston Terrier||MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue Inc.|
|Omaha, NE 68139||Dogs||Dachshund||Nebraska Dachshund Rescue|
|Omaha, NE 68114||Dogs||Doberman||Doberman Rescue of Nebraska|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Golden Retrievers||Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska 402-330-6680|
|Parts of Nebraska||Dogs||Great Dane||Colorado Great Dane Rescue (303-794-4924)|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Italian Greyhound||Nebraska IG Rescue|
|IA, NE, KA||Dogs||Jack Russell Terrier||JRT Rescue|
|Omaha, NE 68154||Dogs||Jack Russell Terrier||JRT Rescue, Inc.||Yes|
|Omaha, NE 68106||Dogs||Pit Bull Friendly||Helping Hand 4 Animals|
|Omaha, NE 68114||Dogs||Pointers||Great Plains Pointer Rescue|
|Omaha, NE 68104||Dogs||Pug||Pug Partners of Nebraska|
|Omaha, NE 68164||Dogs||Saint Bernard||NE/IA Saint Bernard Rescue|
|Omaha, NE 68105||Dogs||Weimaraner||Wonder Weims Rescue- NE Omaha Nebraska||Yes|
|Nebraska||Dogs||Weimaraner||Heartland Weimaraner Rescue|
|Glenwood, IA 51534||Horses||All||Hooves and Paws Rescue, Inc.|