Adopt a Dog

 

Woof-Report-dog-groupPlease consider adoption before buying a dog from a breeder or pet store. You’ll find purebred & mixed breed dogs of all ages at shelters and rescue organizations — these homeless pets need you.

For more information about adopting a pet and to search for a pet, visit Adopt-a-Pet.com or Petfinder.com.

These sites offer searchable databases of dogs, cats and other pets available for adoption from thousands of shelters across the country. Search the individual websites listed below too.

If we are missing your shelter or rescue organization, contact us and we’ll be happy to include it on our site!

Shelters & Rescue Organizations

Stray from the Heart
Greater Birmingham Humane Society (205) 942-1211 Alabama
Arizona Beagle Rescue (623) 977-1355 Arizona
Boxer Luv Rescue (602) 530-5672 Arizona
Arizona Basset Hound Rescue (866) 882-9247 Arizona
Smammal Ranch Rez Dog Rescue (480)628-2947 Arizona
Augusta Animal Shelter (870) 919-6518 Arkansas
SEAACA (562) 803-3301 California
Beagles and Buddies (626) 444-9664 California
San Gabriel Valley Humane Society (626) 286-1159 California
Wine Country Greyhound Adoption (800)924-7397 California
Westie Rescue of Orange County and Beyond (805) 208-4322 California
Nine Lives Foundation Cat Rescue California
Northern California Family Dog Rescue California
Alameda City Shelter (510) 748-4585 California
Bay Area Poodle Rescue (From Fresno to Medford, OR) (510) 286-7630 California
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) (925) 256-1273 California
Antioch Animal Services (925) 779-6989 California
BAD RAP (Pit Bull Rescue) (510) 414-6461 California
Berkeley Animal Care Services (510) 981-6600 California
Golden Gate Basset Rescue (707) 765-2690 California
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society (510) 845-7735, x23 California
Border Collie Rescue of N. CA (408) 847-7419 California
City of Hayward Animal Shelter (510) 293-7200 California
Companion Animal Rescue Effort (408) 227-CARE California
Contra Costa County Shelter (925) 335-8300, (510) 374-3966 California
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (408) 754-0344 California
Contra Costa Humane Society (925) 279-2247 California
East Bay SPCA (510) 569-0702 California
Four Paws Rescue, Inc. (510) 886-8925 California
Friends of Fairmont Animal Shelter (510) 667-7707 California
Friends of San Martin shelter (408) 686-3900 California
Furry Friends Rescue (510) 794-4703 California
German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (866) 728-3473 California
Golden State Greyhound Adoption (925)-946-0426 California
Grateful Dogs Rescue (415) 587-1121 California
Hayward Animal Services (510) 293-7200 California
Healdsburg Animal Shelter (707) 431-3386 California
Home at Last Animal Rescue (510) 237-1625 California
Hopalong Animal Rescue (510) 267-1915 California
Humane Society of Napa County (707) 255-8118 California
Humane Society of Silicon Valley (408) 727-3383 California
Humane Society of Sonoma County (707) 542-0882 California
Inland Mendocino County (707) 485-0123 California
Bull Terrier Rescue (415) 672-7391 California
Marin Humane Society (415) 883-4621 California
Mendocino Coast Humane Society (707) 961-0365 California
Milo Foundation (510) 527-PETS California
Monterey County Shelter (831) 647-6757 California
Napa County Animal Services (707) 253-4381 California
NorCal Golden Retriever Rescue (650) 615-6810 California
NORSLED Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (510) 676-2215 California
North Bay Canine Rescue & Placement (707) 763-7736 California
Oakland Animal Services (510) 535-5602 California
Ohlone Humane Society (510) 490-4587 California
One At A Time Rescue (415) 519-3250 California
Palo Alto Animal Services (650) 496-5971 California
Peninsula Humane Society (650) 340-8200 California
Pet Adoption Network (510) 247-2417 California
Petaluma Animal Shelter (707) 778-4396 California
Pets in Need (650) 327-5855 California
Pets Lifeline (707) 996-4577 California
Pets Unlimited (415) 563-6700 California
Piedmont Police Dept. Animal Services & Emeryville Police Dept. Animal Services (510) 535-5602 California
Rocket Dog Rescue (415) 642-4786 California
Rohnert Park Animal Shelter (707) 584-1582 California
San Benito County Shelter (831) 637-3526 California
San Francisco SPCA (415) 554-3000 California
San Francisco Animal Care & Control (415) 554-6364 California
Santa Cruz County Shelter (831) 475-6454 California
Second Chance Cocker Spaniel Rescue (805) 687-4674 California
Second Chance Rescue (415) 721-1721 California
Smiley Dog Rescue (510) 496-3484 California
Solano County Animal Care (707) 421-7486 California
Solano County SPCA (707) 448-7722 California
Sonoma County Shelter (707) 524-7100 California
South Bay Pure Bred Rescue (408) 629-8293 California
South County Animal Shelter in San Martin (408) 683-4186 California
TikiHut Akita Rescue N/A California
Tri Cities Shelter (510) 790-6630 California
Tri Valley Animal Rescue (925) 803-7043 California
Afghan Hound Rescue of California (650) 678-9984 California
Muttville (415) 641-1331 California
Valley Humane Society (925) 426-8656 California
Wonder Dog Rescue N/A California
Northern California Weimaraner Rescue N/A California
Malibu Dog Adoptions (818) 222-1488 California
Bad Dawg Rescue (831) 636-6816 California
San Luis Obispo Animal Shelter (805) 781-4400 California
Pound Puppy Rescue N/A California
Paws LA (323) 464-7297 California
Lange Foundation (310) 473-5585 California
SPCA Los Angeles: Topanga Adoption Center (323) 730-5300 California
Bark Avenue Foundation (323) 788-8448 California
Pasadena Humane Society (626) 792-7151 California
LA Animal Services (888) 452-7381 California
Burbank Animal Shelter (818) 238-3340 California
LA Animal Services-West LA Shelter (888) 452-7381 California
LA Animal Services-East Valley LA Shelter (888) 452-7381 California
LA Animal Services-South LA Shelter (888) 452-7381 California
LA Animal Services-North Central Shelter (888) 452-7381 California
Glendale Humane Society (818) 242-1128 California
Holiday Humane Society (818) 765-8196 California
Friends of Animals Foundation (310) 479-5089 California
Sante D’or Foundation (323) 898-8889 California
Mutts and Moms (626) 394-0946 California
Labs 4 Rescue N/A Connecticut
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (703) 295-DOGS DC
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue (703) 766-2647 DC
Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida (407) 332-2840 Florida
Nassau Humane Society (904) 321-1647 Florida
Pet Rescue North, Inc. (904) 346-6412 Florida
Orlando Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc. (407) 909-4764 Florida
Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education (DARE) N/A Florida
The Humane Society Naples (239) 643-1555 Florida
CARK (Capitol Adoption Rescue and Kennels) (850) 668-1004 Florida
Coastal Pet Rescue (912) 228-3538 Georgia
Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia (770) 499-1164 Georgia
New Rattitude Rat Terrier Rescue N/A Georgia
Animal Protective League (217) 544 PETS IL
Central Indiana Lab Rescue (888) 882-1900 Illinois
Peoples Animal Welfare Society (815) 464-7298 Illinois
C.A.R.E./Evanston Animal Shelter (847) 705-2653 Illinois
Chicago Canine Rescue (773) 294-9305 Illinois
David R. Lee Animal Care Shelter (312) 747-1406 Illinois
Lake Shore Animal Shelter (312) 409-1162 Illinois
Red Door Animal Shelter (773) 764-2242 Illinois
The Anti-Cruelty Society (312) 644-8338 Illinois
Anderson Animal Shelter (847) 697-2880 Illinois
Buddy Foundation (847) 813-7206 Illinois
Heartland Animal Shelter (847) 296-6400 Illinois
Orphans of the Storm (847) 945-0235 Illinois
Will County Humane Society (847) 741-0695 Illinois
A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter (630) 355-2299 Illinois
DuPage County Animal Care & Control (630) 682-7197 Illinois
Hinsdale Humane Society (630) 323-5630 Illinois
Naperville Humane Society (630) 420-8989 Illinois
Oak Park Animal Care League (708) 848-8155 Illinois
Oak Park Animal Control (708) 358-5680 Illinois
West Suburban Humane Society (630) 960-9600 Illinois
PAWS Chicago (773) 521-7729 Illinois
Assisi Animal Foundation (815)455-9411 Illinois
Chicagoland Dog Rescue (847) 259-6458 Illinois
New Leash on Life Chicago (312) 458-9839 Illinois
American Brittany Rescue 1-866-BRIT911 Illinois
Northern Illinois Pug Rescue & Adoption N/A Illinois
Steuben County Humane Society, Inc. (260)833-2877 Indiana
Humane Society of Wichita (316) 524-1590 Kansas
Save a Dog (978) 443-7282 Massachusettes
The Animal Aid Foundation, Inc. N/A Massachusettes
Mid-Michigan Cocker Spaniel Rescue N/A Michigan
Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter (320) 234-9699 Minnesota
Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi N/A Mississippi
Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi (601)750-2740 Mississippi
Kansas City Doberman Rescue (816) 587 -3245 Missouri
Peis & Strays N/A New Hampshire
Cocker Rescue of New Jersey (908) 526-3329 New Jersey
Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club Rescue Program N/A New Jersey
NJ Schnauzer Rescue Network (732) 920-8242 New Jersey
Humane Society of Atlantic City (609) 347-2487 New Jersey
Camden County Animal Shelter (856) 401-1300 New Jersey
Triboro Animal Welfare (973) 831-5555 New Jersey
Mt. Pleasanton Animal Shelter (973) 386-0590 New Jersey
Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center (609) 890-3550 New Jersey
Hunterdon County Animal Shelter (908) 996-2525 New Jersey
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center (973) 377-2295 New Jersey
West Jersey Volunteers for Animals (856) 845-3860 New Jersey
Hudson County Animal League (201) 200-1008 New Jersey
SOS Dogs N/A New Jersey
Closter Animal Welfare Society (201) 784-7484 New Jersey
Monmouth County SPCA (732) 542-0040 New Jersey
Save the Animals Rescue Team (201) 797-8861 New Jersey
Rescue Ridge (732) 681-3450 New Jersey
Pet Rescue of Mercer N/A New Jersey
People for Animals (973) 282-0890 New Jersey
Liberty Humane Society (201) 547-4147 New Jersey
Friends of Linden Animal Shelter (732) 388-6300 New Jersey
Jersey Animal Coalition (973) 763-7322 New Jersey
Humane Society of Ocean City (609) 399-2018 New Jersey
Sayreville Pet Adoption Center (732) 727-3895 New Jersey
Burlington County Animal Shelter (609) 265-5073 New Jersey
Animal Allies (609) 737-2380 New Jersey
Puppy Love Pet Rescue (732) 914-0600 New Jersey
Little Egg Harbor Animal Rescue N/A New Jersey
Friends of Wayne Animals Rescue (973) 902-7515 New Jersey
New Jersey Boxer Rescue N/A New Jersey
Gentle Giants, Inc (973) 248-6481 New Jersey
Aunt Mary’s Doghouse (908)362-1333 New Jersey
ASPCA – NYC (212) 876-7700 New York
Bide-A-Wee (212) 532-5884 New York
Humane Society of New York (212) 752-4842 New York
New Yorkers for Companion Animals (212) 427-8273 New York
Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC) (718) 486-7489 New York
Center For Animal Care and Control (212) 639-9675 New York
Mighty Mutts (718) 946-1074 New York
A Cause for Paws (212) 340-1020 New York
Animal Haven Inc (212) 274-8511 New York
P.L.U.T.O Rescue (718) 227-0553 New York
Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (718) 918-5623 New York
North Shore Animal League (516) 883-7575 New York
Earth Angels (917) 648-7070 New York
Muffins Pet Connection (718) 833-7988 New York
City Critters (212) 252-3183 New York
Ollie’s Place (917) 673-1030 New York
Animal Center of Queens (718) 424-3340 New York
Tri State Basset Rescue (610) 388-2434 New York
Cascage Beagle Rescue (973) 863-7220 New York
New England Border Collie Rescue (800) 760-1569 New York
Adopt a Boxer Rescue (914) 949-7815 New York
Long Island Bulldog Bescue (631) 689-6245 New York
Waggy Tail Rescue (212) 414-7777 New York
Pet Adoption League/Chow Chow Rescue of New York (718) 347-0638 New York
Abandoned Angels, Inc. (917) 257-0911 New York
Dalmatian Adoption (718) 522-4782 New York
Golden Retriever Rescue Operated With Love – GRROWLS (877) GRROWLS New York
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue (516) 578-3803 New York
Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League (518) 875-9174 New York
Long Island Labrador Retriever Rescue N/A New York
Metropolitan Maltese Rescue (212) 242-1151 New York
Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York (845) 791-1386 New York
Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York (973) 361-6790 New York
The Husky House N/A New York
Tiny Treasures Rescue (914) 965-3725 New York
Waggin’ Train (212) 580-9032 New York
Woof Dog Rescue (212) 517-7297 New York
Zani’s Furry Friends N/A New York
For our Friends (718) 595-2161 New York
Loving Touch Rescue (718) 820-9220 New York
SAVE Animal Rescue (718) 358-0774 New York
Paws to Love Adoptions (718) 294-8058 New York
Project Whoopee Humane Society (718) 562-3121 New York
NEW YORK PET-I-CARE (212)614-7194 New York
MCM Rottweiler Rescue (631) 226-6989 New York
Wake County SPCA (919) 772-2326 North Carolina
Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (CBHR) (843) 766-8838 North Carolina
SPCA of the Triad, Inc. (336) 375-3222 North Carolina
Save the Animals Foundation of Cincinnati (513) 561-STAF Ohio
Capital Area Humane Society (614)777-7387 Ohio
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley (740) 373-5959 Ohio
Small Paws Rescue N/A Oklahoma
Save-a-Dog – Brodheadsville (570) 992-7480 Pennsylvania
Main Line Animal Rescue (610)933-0116 Pennsylvania
Mostly Mutts (570)988-6483 Pennsylvania
Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (CBHR) (919) 708-4247 South Carolina
Tucker’s Way Rescue South Carolina
Dallas Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue N/A Texas
Richardson Humane Society of Richardson, Texas 972.234.5117 Texas
DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue (972)994-1133 Texas
Houston Collie Rescue (281) 479-2167 Texas
Houston Beagle Rescue N/A Texas
SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County (276) 638-PAWS Virginia
Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (888) 655-4753 Wisconsin
Dane County Humane Society (608) 838 – 0413 Wisconsin