Greyhound in a field of yellow flowers.

Whether it’s a purebred rescue or not, there are millions of dogs nationwide looking for homes. Always make sure you are prepared before adopting any animal. Learn about how big the animal will get, what it eats, how much exercise and socialization it needs – BEFORE you adopt it. That will make the experience better for everyone involved.

Obedience training with dogs is critical to the whole family being happy with the new pet. Make sure you use a non-aversive trainer, one who doesn’t bully or push the dog.

Please let us know if you have a rescue to add to our list or if a link doesn’t work.

Adopt A Bull Rescue (FL)

All Breed Rescue & Referral (MD)

All Breed Training & Rescue (TX)

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

Angels of Gaston Animal Rescue (NC)

Animal Appeal (PA)

Animal House Shelter (IL)

Animal Placement Bureau (MI)

Animal Relief Fund, ARF (FL)

Animal Rescue Force (FL)

Animal Rescue, Inc. (MD)

The Animal Rescue Site

Animal Welfare Society (ME)

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan

The Fallston Rescue Animal Movement Inc. (MD)

Friends in Need (UT)

Friends of Montgomery Co. Animals Inc. (MD)

Furbaby Rescue (WA)

Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village (OH)

Get A Life Pet Rescue (FL)

Golden Treasures Rescue (OH)

Greyhound Pets of America (has chapters all over the US)

Happy Whiskers Animal Assistance, Inc. (WV)

Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc. (NC)

Hedgesville Hounds (MD)

Homewood Trails Animal Rescue (VA)

Hooves & Paws (IA)

Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue (CA)

Humane Society of Middletown, New York

Illinois Dog Adoptions

Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center

K9 Lifesavers (DC)

Last Chance Animal Rescue (NY)

Their Last Resort (MI)

L.O.L.A.’s Rescue (CO)

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (MD & SC)

LuvFurMutts (OH)

Maryland SPCA 

McPaw’s Regional Animal Shelter (ID)

North Mecklenberg Animal Rescue (NC)

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. (MD & VA)

Our Pal’s Place (GA)

Painted Acres Animal Rescue (OH)

Pampered Paws Rescue (MD)

Pampered Pets Animal Rescue (KY)

Paw Squad (CA)

Paws Rescue (MS)

Peke A Tzu (MI)

Peppertree Rescue (NY)

Pet Rescue by Judy (FL)

Pet Rescue of Maryland

Pets Alive (NY)

Planned Pethood, Inc. (OH)

Rescue Angels (DC & MA)

Rescue Me Incorporated (CA)

Richardson Rescue (SC)

Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue (WA)

SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary (SC CARES)

Second Chance for Animals (OH)

Small Miracles, MD

SPCA of PG Co., MD

Tara’s House (MD) (Some graphic photos, showing injuries)

Washington Co. – Johnson City Animal Shelter (TN)

Well Placed Pet (MD)

Woozez Animal Rescue and CAC (OH)