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Animal Rescue and Advocacy

For Love of a Dog Jewelry Resources for Animal Rescue and Advocacy Organizations & Associations 
We support animal rescue.  Almost all our own pets, both dogs and cats, have all been rescued as strays or adopted from animal shelters.  Not only do we create dog rescue jewelry (and some cat rescue jewelry, too), but we also support animal rescue with a portion of For Love of a Dog profits, as well as in other ways. 

If you're a reader of our Talking Dogs blog, you already know that we frequently announce fundraising events for animal welfare groups, profile animal advocacy groups, and each week we feature a homeless, adoptable dog.

As part of our commitment to animal rescue, we provide this directory to general animal rescue, as well as breed rescue groups.  They include humane societies, animal shelters, spay neuter groups, and other organizations devoted to rescue and advocacy for animals, especially dogs, cats and horses. 

If you belong to, or know of, a group that should be listed here, please take a moment to let us know. 
 
 Adopt-A-Dog, Inc - Dog and cat rescue serving NY, CT and more.

Alley Cat Allies
Dedicated to increasing awareness about feral cats.

Allies for Greyhounds - rescues Greyhounds bred for racing.

American Anti-Vivisection Society - Advocates of cruelty free products.

American Bouvier Rescue League (Bouvier des Flandres dogs)

Animal Farm Foundation, Inc - Dog rescue and anti-breed specific legislation advocates

American Fox Terrier Rescue - National organization; wire fox terriers and smooth fox terrier dogs only.

Animal Legal Defense Fund - Winning the case against animal cruelty.
 
Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania
Shelter, online newsletter, plus a summer education program for children

Animal Rescue New Orleans - Founded for the rescue of abandoned homeless animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The Animal Rescue Site
American Humane Association
 
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
 
Animalearn - Animals, ethics and education

Arizona Beagle Rescue - AZBR is a statewide all volunteer animal welfare organization dedicated to saving Beagles through rescue, adoption and education on the breed.

Aussie Rescue Placement Helpline, Inc - National group; Australian Shepherd dog rescue

Bad Rap ~ Bay Area Doglovers Responsible about Pit Bulls
A diverse and growing group of owners, rescuers, and supporters of the American Pit Bull Terrier.  Perhaps best known for taking in the Vick dogs.

Berner, Inc - Bernese Mountain Dog education and rescue - NE region

Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends' Corner/Oregon Humane Society
In 2006, OHS found new adopted homes for 8,671 pets. Our "save rate" (adoptions, plus transfers to other humane groups and reunions with owners) for dogs was 99 percent; for cats it was 86 percent. (compared to the national average (25 percent for dogs and 20 percent for cats). Retail stores: Best Friends? Corner and Sit, Stay, Good Dog
 
Black Dog Club
The Black Dog Club of the Humane Society of Missouri.  Our dog, Tucker, is a proud member and often blogs about Black Dog Club activities on his Talking Dog blog.

Black Pearl Dogs
Black dogs are commonly the last, if at all, to be adopted. Destined for death in many shelters, they are passed up for whatever the reason. This site is devoted to Black Dog Syndrome and removing the stigma. Be prepared with plenty of tissues when visiting this site.

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance, Inc - US and Canada; rescues blind and visually impaired dogs

B-More Dog - Pit bull dog owners and advocates in Balitmore, MD

Boerboel Dog Rescue - all about Boerboel dogs, including dogs available for adoption.


  Dog Search
This is just what it sounds like ~ a search engine for all things dog.

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network - Cairn Terrier and Cairn Terrier mixed breed dog rescue.

Dogs in Danger
Adopt a dog whose time is running out a a shelter near you!

Dogwood Animal Shelter
Dogwood, a no-kill shelter located in Osage Beach, MO, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2006. This year Dogwood provided sanctuary to over 1,340 homeless pets and placed 1,290 of them into loving homes; spayed or neutered over 500 stray and feral cats through their Feline Fix-it Friday Program, and provided affordable surgeries for over 1,500 dogs and cats through their low cost spay and neuter clinic.  Our dog, Jeffie, came from this shelter.
 
For the Hounds
Rescue and adoption organization for Greyhound dogs and related breeds.  Located in South Carolina.

Friends of Retired Greyhounds - Retired racing dog rescue and advocates.

Fuzzy Pet Foundation and Rescue - Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless animals in Southern California.

Great Dane Rescue of North Texas, Inc - GDRNT is an all volunteer organization dedicated to providing medical attention and foster care while seeking permanent homes for abused and abandoned Great Danes in the North Texas area.
 
Humane Society of Missouri If you read Tucker's Talking Dog blog, you know that For Love of a Dog actively promotes the activities of the HSMO, as well as announcingin news of puppy mill raids, the arrest of dog fighting ring folks, and other valuable work.
 
Island Dog
Provides animal welfare in Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques

John Nelsen Moosedog Rescue Fund, Inc - Norwegian Elkhound dog rescue

Karma Dogs
Specially trained therapy dogs.

Katrina Dogs
Have the kleenex handy.  These photographs of dogs stranded due to Hurricane katrina will hit you in the heart.

Keeshond Rescue
Rescuing over 100 Keeshond dogs from a high volume breeder kennel (non-compliant with NY laws) shelter in New York.  Also rescues Keeshonds who are left at shelters, abused or turned in by owners.
 
Lab Life Lines
Non profit organization provides financial assistance to needy Labrador Retriever dog owners for vet surgery and treatment.
 
   Longmeadow Rescue Ranch
Operated by the Humane Society of Missouri, Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is one of the most comprehensive horse and farm animal rehabilitation centers in the United States. On any given day, as many as 250 animals from throughout Missouri call Longmeadow their safe haven.   If you read Tucker's blog, you're familiar with the invaluable work going on at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch.
 
Love-A-Bull - Advocated for all dog breeds commonly know as "pit bulls". Located in Austin, Texas

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue - All volunteer rescue using foster homes (no physical shelter) saving dogs from high kill animal shelters or from owners who need to re-home their dog.

Lucky Pup Rescue - All volunteer foster homes based (no physical shelter) saving dogs from abuse,and high kill animal shelters, as well as owner surrenders in South Carolina.  Lucky Pup Rescue believes every dog deserves to be a Lucky Pup!

Mid Atlantic Bully Buddies - Dog rescue using foster homes (no physical shelter) for bully breeds.

Military Working Dog Adoptions - Assists civilians in adopting retiring military working dogs

Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation
MAAL protects animals from abuse, neglect and inhumane exploitation by monitoring and facilitating the passage of animal welfare laws.

National Anti-Vivisection Society
Help end the cruelty and waste of animal experimentation.

National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network - Dedicated to Brittany dogs

NEADS Assistance Dogs - provides Assistance dogs for combat and disabled veterans


Northeastern Boxer Rescue - Boxer dog rescue serves NE United States.

North Shore Animal League
The largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.

Our Pack - Pit Bull advocates for compassion and kindness.

Pancake Hollow Farm and Rescue, Inc - dedicated to saving pregnant or just whelped dogs from high kill shelters.

Pathways to Hope Prison Dog Project - Blog of this project; prison inmates train rescued shelter dogs to be assistance dogs.

Petfinder   Did you know we at For Love of a Dog found our boy, Jeffie, on Petfinder?

Animal Breed Zip Code
Pets of the Homeless
National volunteer organization collects and distributes dog food to the homeless, plus other services.

Pinups for Pitbulls - Works to educate the public about the history and temperament of the American Pit Bull Terrier and pit bull type dogs, as well as legislative advocates.  Their annual calendar is not something you want to miss.

Recycled Love
Animal rescue in Baltimore, MD

Redbone Coonhound Rescue

Ridgeback Rescue of the US - Rescues, foster, rehabilitates and re-homes Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs

ROLDA - Romanian League in Defense of Animals, Inc USA
Rescues, shelters, sterilizes and place Romanian rescued strays into carefully selected adoption families.

Rolling Dog Farm - New Hampshire
Rescues and shelters disabled animals. (Formerly Rolling Dog Ranch, Montana)

Russell Rescue, Inc - Jack Russell Terrier dog rescue

Saving Shelter Pets, Inc - Facilitates rescues from high kill animal shelters.
 
South Eastern Pug Rescue and Adoption SEPRA
Pug rescue and adoption organization located in Georgia.

S.T.I.C.K.S. Org - Rescues, remones, vets dogs from rural southern US animal shelters;  donates cameras to place dogs on Petfinder in poor areas.

Stray Rescue of St Louis
Rescues stray dogs and cats from the streets of St Louis and provides veterinary care to restore them to health in preparation for finding them homes.

Stubby Dog - Rediscover the pit bull.
Dedicated to changing public perceptions of pit bulls.

Sula Foundation - Named after Ken Foster's pit bull, Sula (featured in Foster's book The Dogs Who Found Me), promotes responsible pit bull dog ownership throught the New Orleans, LA area.

Team Pit-a-Full - Dedicated to changing public perception of Pit Bull dogs.

The Humane Society of Missouri
For Love of a Dog supports the work of the HSMO.
 
The Humane Society of the United States
 For Love of a Dog supports the work of the HSUS.

The Shelter Dog Project
Launched in 2009 - public service ad campaign encouraging pet adoption from animal shelters.

The Unexpected Pit Bull - Creates and sells merchandise celebrating pit bull dogs.  100% of the proceeds are donated to pit bull rescue, education and advocacy organization.

Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch in Medina, TX

Wayside Waifs
Largest no-kill animal shelter in the Kansas City, Missouri area.

Your Dog's Friend - Educates and supports dog owners to keep dogs out of animal shelter.
 
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