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) 942-1211Alabama
Arizona Beagle Rescue(623) 977-1355Arizona
Boxer Luv Rescue(602) 530-5672Arizona
Arizona Basset Hound Rescue(866) 882-9247Arizona
Smammal Ranch Rez Dog Rescue(480)628-2947Arizona
Augusta Animal Shelter(870) 919-6518Arkansas
SEAACA(562) 803-3301California
Beagles and Buddies(626) 444-9664California
San Gabriel Valley Humane Society(626) 286-1159California
Wine Country Greyhound Adoption(800)924-7397California
Westie Rescue of Orange County and Beyond(805) 208-4322California
Nine Lives Foundation Cat RescueCalifornia
Northern California Family Dog RescueCalifornia
Alameda City Shelter(510) 748-4585California
Bay Area Poodle Rescue (From Fresno to Medford, OR)(510) 286-7630California
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)(925) 256-1273California
Antioch Animal Services(925) 779-6989California
BAD RAP (Pit Bull Rescue)(510) 414-6461California
Berkeley Animal Care Services(510) 981-6600California
Golden Gate Basset Rescue(707) 765-2690California
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society(510) 845-7735, x23California
Border Collie Rescue of N. CA(408) 847-7419California
City of Hayward Animal Shelter(510) 293-7200California
Companion Animal Rescue Effort(408) 227-CARECalifornia
Contra Costa County Shelter(925) 335-8300, (510) 374-3966California
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority(408) 754-0344California
Contra Costa Humane Society(925) 279-2247California
East Bay SPCA(510) 569-0702California
Four Paws Rescue, Inc.(510) 886-8925California
Friends of Fairmont Animal Shelter(510) 667-7707California
Friends of San Martin shelter(408) 686-3900California
Furry Friends Rescue(510) 794-4703California
German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California(866) 728-3473California
Golden State Greyhound Adoption(925)-946-0426California
Grateful Dogs Rescue(415) 587-1121California
Hayward Animal Services(510) 293-7200California
Healdsburg Animal Shelter(707) 431-3386California
Home at Last Animal Rescue(510) 237-1625California
Hopalong Animal Rescue(510) 267-1915California
Humane Society of Napa County(707) 255-8118California
Humane Society of Silicon Valley(408) 727-3383California
Humane Society of Sonoma County(707) 542-0882California
Inland Mendocino County(707) 485-0123California
Bull Terrier Rescue(415) 672-7391California
Marin Humane Society(415) 883-4621California
Mendocino Coast Humane Society(707) 961-0365California
Milo Foundation(510) 527-PETSCalifornia
Monterey County Shelter(831) 647-6757California
Napa County Animal Services(707) 253-4381California
NorCal Golden Retriever Rescue(650) 615-6810California
NORSLED Northern California Sled Dog Rescue(510) 676-2215California
North Bay Canine Rescue & Placement(707) 763-7736California
Oakland Animal Services(510) 535-5602California
Ohlone Humane Society(510) 490-4587California
One At A Time Rescue(415) 519-3250California
Palo Alto Animal Services(650) 496-5971California
Peninsula Humane Society(650) 340-8200California
Pet Adoption Network(510) 247-2417California
Petaluma Animal Shelter(707) 778-4396California
Pets in Need(650) 327-5855California
Pets Lifeline(707) 996-4577California
Pets Unlimited(415) 563-6700California
Piedmont Police Dept. Animal Services & Emeryville Police Dept. Animal Services(510) 535-5602California
Rocket Dog Rescue(415) 642-4786California
Rohnert Park Animal Shelter(707) 584-1582California
San Benito County Shelter(831) 637-3526California
San Francisco SPCA(415) 554-3000California
San Francisco Animal Care & Control(415) 554-6364California
Santa Cruz County Shelter(831) 475-6454California
Second Chance Cocker Spaniel Rescue(805) 687-4674California
Second Chance Rescue(415) 721-1721California
Smiley Dog Rescue(510) 496-3484California
Solano County Animal Care(707) 421-7486California
Solano County SPCA(707) 448-7722California
Sonoma County Shelter(707) 524-7100California
South Bay Pure Bred Rescue(408) 629-8293California
South County Animal Shelter in San Martin(408) 683-4186California
TikiHut Akita RescueN/ACalifornia
Tri Cities Shelter(510) 790-6630California
Tri Valley Animal Rescue(925) 803-7043California
Afghan Hound Rescue of California(650) 678-9984California
Muttville(415) 641-1331California
Valley Humane Society(925) 426-8656California
Wonder Dog RescueN/ACalifornia
Northern California Weimaraner RescueN/ACalifornia
Malibu Dog Adoptions(818) 222-1488California
Bad Dawg Rescue(831) 636-6816California
San Luis Obispo Animal Shelter(805) 781-4400California
Pound Puppy RescueN/ACalifornia
Paws LA(323) 464-7297California
Lange Foundation(310) 473-5585California
SPCA Los Angeles: Topanga Adoption Center(323) 730-5300California
Bark Avenue Foundation(323) 788-8448California
Pasadena Humane Society(626) 792-7151California
LA Animal Services(888) 452-7381California
Burbank Animal Shelter(818) 238-3340California
LA Animal Services-West LA Shelter(888) 452-7381California
LA Animal Services-East Valley LA Shelter(888) 452-7381California
LA Animal Services-South LA Shelter(888) 452-7381California
LA Animal Services-North Central Shelter(888) 452-7381California
Glendale Humane Society(818) 242-1128California
Holiday Humane Society(818) 765-8196California
Friends of Animals Foundation(310) 479-5089California
Sante D’or Foundation(323) 898-8889California
Mutts and Moms(626) 394-0946California
Labs 4 RescueN/AConnecticut
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation(703) 295-DOGSDC
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue(703) 766-2647DC
Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida(407) 332-2840Florida
Nassau Humane Society(904) 321-1647Florida
Pet Rescue North, Inc.(904) 346-6412Florida
Orlando Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc.(407) 909-4764Florida
Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education (DARE)N/AFlorida
The Humane Society Naples(239) 643-1555Florida
CARK (Capitol Adoption Rescue and Kennels)(850) 668-1004Florida
Coastal Pet Rescue(912) 228-3538Georgia
Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia(770) 499-1164Georgia
New Rattitude Rat Terrier RescueN/AGeorgia
Animal Protective League(217) 544 PETSIL
Central Indiana Lab Rescue(888) 882-1900Illinois
Peoples Animal Welfare Society(815) 464-7298Illinois
C.A.R.E./Evanston Animal Shelter(847) 705-2653Illinois
Chicago Canine Rescue(773) 294-9305Illinois
David R. Lee Animal Care Shelter(312) 747-1406Illinois
Lake Shore Animal Shelter(312) 409-1162Illinois
Red Door Animal Shelter(773) 764-2242Illinois
The Anti-Cruelty Society(312) 644-8338Illinois
Anderson Animal Shelter(847) 697-2880Illinois
Buddy Foundation(847) 813-7206Illinois
Heartland Animal Shelter(847) 296-6400Illinois
Orphans of the Storm(847) 945-0235Illinois
Will County Humane Society(847) 741-0695Illinois
A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter(630) 355-2299Illinois
DuPage County Animal Care & Control(630) 682-7197Illinois
Hinsdale Humane Society(630) 323-5630Illinois
Naperville Humane Society(630) 420-8989Illinois
Oak Park Animal Care League(708) 848-8155Illinois
Oak Park Animal Control(708) 358-5680Illinois
West Suburban Humane Society(630) 960-9600Illinois
PAWS Chicago(773) 521-7729Illinois
Assisi Animal Foundation(815)455-9411Illinois
Chicagoland Dog Rescue(847) 259-6458Illinois
New Leash on Life Chicago(312) 458-9839Illinois
American Brittany Rescue1-866-BRIT911Illinois
Northern Illinois Pug Rescue & AdoptionN/AIllinois
Steuben County Humane Society, Inc.(260)833-2877Indiana
Humane Society of Wichita(316) 524-1590Kansas
Save a Dog(978) 443-7282Massachusettes
The Animal Aid Foundation, Inc.N/AMassachusettes
Mid-Michigan Cocker Spaniel RescueN/AMichigan
Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter(320) 234-9699Minnesota
Animal Rescue Fund of MississippiN/AMississippi
Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi(601)750-2740Mississippi
Kansas City Doberman Rescue(816) 587 -3245Missouri
Peis & StraysN/ANew Hampshire
Cocker Rescue of New Jersey(908) 526-3329New Jersey
Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club Rescue ProgramN/ANew Jersey
NJ Schnauzer Rescue Network(732) 920-8242New Jersey
Humane Society of Atlantic City(609) 347-2487New Jersey
Camden County Animal Shelter(856) 401-1300New Jersey
Triboro Animal Welfare(973) 831-5555New Jersey
Mt. Pleasanton Animal Shelter(973) 386-0590New Jersey
Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center(609) 890-3550New Jersey
Hunterdon County Animal Shelter(908) 996-2525New Jersey
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center(973) 377-2295New Jersey
West Jersey Volunteers for Animals(856) 845-3860New Jersey
Hudson County Animal League(201) 200-1008New Jersey
SOS DogsN/ANew Jersey
Closter Animal Welfare Society(201) 784-7484New Jersey
Monmouth County SPCA(732) 542-0040New Jersey
Save the Animals Rescue Team(201) 797-8861New Jersey
Rescue Ridge(732) 681-3450New Jersey
Pet Rescue of MercerN/ANew Jersey
People for Animals(973) 282-0890New Jersey
Liberty Humane Society(201) 547-4147New Jersey
Friends of Linden Animal Shelter(732) 388-6300New Jersey
Jersey Animal Coalition(973) 763-7322New Jersey
Humane Society of Ocean City(609) 399-2018New Jersey
Sayreville Pet Adoption Center(732) 727-3895New Jersey
Burlington County Animal Shelter(609) 265-5073New Jersey
Animal Allies(609) 737-2380New Jersey
Puppy Love Pet Rescue(732) 914-0600New Jersey
Little Egg Harbor Animal RescueN/ANew Jersey
Friends of Wayne Animals Rescue(973) 902-7515New Jersey
New Jersey Boxer RescueN/ANew Jersey
Gentle Giants, Inc(973) 248-6481New Jersey
Aunt Mary’s Doghouse(908)362-1333New Jersey
ASPCA – NYC(212) 876-7700New York
Bide-A-Wee(212) 532-5884New York
Humane Society of New York(212) 752-4842New York
New Yorkers for Companion Animals(212) 427-8273New York
Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC)(718) 486-7489New York
Center For Animal Care and Control(212) 639-9675New York
Mighty Mutts(718) 946-1074New York
A Cause for Paws(212) 340-1020New York
Animal Haven Inc(212) 274-8511New York
P.L.U.T.O Rescue(718) 227-0553New York
Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare(718) 918-5623New York
North Shore Animal League(516) 883-7575New York
Earth Angels(917) 648-7070New York
Muffins Pet Connection(718) 833-7988New York
City Critters(212) 252-3183New York
Ollie’s Place(917) 673-1030New York
Animal Center of Queens(718) 424-3340New York
Tri State Basset Rescue(610) 388-2434New York
Cascage Beagle Rescue(973) 863-7220New York
New England Border Collie Rescue(800) 760-1569New York
Adopt a Boxer Rescue(914) 949-7815New York
Long Island Bulldog Bescue(631) 689-6245New York
Waggy Tail Rescue(212) 414-7777New York
Pet Adoption League/Chow Chow Rescue of New York(718) 347-0638New York
Abandoned Angels, Inc.(917) 257-0911New York
Dalmatian Adoption(718) 522-4782New York
Golden Retriever Rescue Operated With Love – GRROWLS(877) GRROWLSNew York
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue(516) 578-3803New York
Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League(518) 875-9174New York
Long Island Labrador Retriever RescueN/ANew York
Metropolitan Maltese Rescue(212) 242-1151New York
Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York(845) 791-1386New York
Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York(973) 361-6790New York
The Husky HouseN/ANew York
Tiny Treasures Rescue(914) 965-3725New York
Waggin’ Train(212) 580-9032New York
Woof Dog Rescue(212) 517-7297New York
Zani’s Furry FriendsN/ANew York
For our Friends(718) 595-2161New York
Loving Touch Rescue(718) 820-9220New York
SAVE Animal Rescue(718) 358-0774New York
Paws to Love Adoptions(718) 294-8058New York
Project Whoopee Humane Society(718) 562-3121New York
NEW YORK PET-I-CARE(212)614-7194New York
MCM Rottweiler Rescue(631) 226-6989New York
Wake County SPCA(919) 772-2326North Carolina
Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (CBHR)(843) 766-8838North Carolina
SPCA of the Triad, Inc.(336) 375-3222North Carolina
Save the Animals Foundation of Cincinnati(513) 561-STAFOhio
Capital Area Humane Society(614)777-7387Ohio
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley(740) 373-5959Ohio
Small Paws RescueN/AOklahoma
Save-a-Dog – Brodheadsville(570) 992-7480Pennsylvania
Main Line Animal Rescue(610)933-0116Pennsylvania
Mostly Mutts(570)988-6483Pennsylvania
Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (CBHR)(919) 708-4247South Carolina
Tucker’s Way RescueSouth Carolina
Dallas Fort Worth Dachshund RescueN/ATexas
Richardson Humane Society of Richardson, Texas972.234.5117Texas
DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue(972)994-1133Texas
Houston Collie Rescue(281) 479-2167Texas
Houston Beagle RescueN/ATexas
SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County(276) 638-PAWSVirginia
Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin(888) 655-4753Wisconsin
Dane County Humane Society(608) 838 – 0413Wisconsin