Bark’s Breed Rescue Directory

breed rescue directory

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Passionate about dogs in general and their breed in particular, dog breed rescue groups work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome their pups. The dedication these organizations and their members devote to dogs, purebreds and mixes alike is overwhelming. We salute them all.

We also urge everyone to adopt rather than purchase; whether you have your heart set on a mix or a purebred, there are many perfect dogs out there waiting to be your loving companion.  If your heart’s been captured by a purebred dog type, don’t buy—adopt!

There are virtually thousands of dog breed rescue groups. This particular dog breed rescue list was generated from The Bark reader nominations. If your group isn’t represented, please use the submission form to tell us about it and have it included in this directory.

AFFENPINSCHER

AFGHAN HOUND

  • Afghan Hound Rescue of So. California, Inc. Tel: 909-305-0552
    Established in 2000, AHRSC serves the Western United States. Afghan Hound Rescue of So. California, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to rescue stray, abandoned, relinquished and/ or impounded Afghan Hounds. Veterinary care is provided- prior to adoption according to the dog’s needs, always including spaying or neutering.

AIREDALE

AKBASH

AKITA

ALASKAN MALAMUTE

AMERICAN ESKIMO

ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD

AUSSIES/BORDER COLLIE/BRITTANY/CATTLE

AUSTRALIAN TERRIER

BASENJI

BASSET HOUND

BEAGLE

BELGIAN MALINOIS

BICHON FRISE

BORDER COLLIE

  • Glen Highland Farm Tel: 607-267-3528
    Established in 2001 GHF serves the eastern seabord from Canada to Florida. Glen Highland Farm is a senior (10+) Border Collie rescue and sanctuary with a thirty dog capacity located in Virginia.
  • New England Border Collie Rescue

BOSTON TERRIER

BOXER

BRITTANY SPANIEL

  • American Brittany Rescue Tel: 866-274-8911
    Established in 1991, ABR serves the USA and Canada. ABR’s mission is to provide the leadership and expertise via a network of trained volunteers to take in stray, abandoned, surrendered and/or impounded purebred Brittanys, provide them with foster care, health and temperament screening, an opportunity for any necessary rehabilitation and to assure their health and placement into new homes. In order to fulfill this mission, ABR’s volunteers remain flexible and adaptable to current and future business environments and they remain dedicated to the organization.

BULLDOG

CAIRN TERRIER

CATAHOULA
CHIHUAHUA
CHINESE CRESTED

COCKER SPANIEL

  • Cocker Spaniel Resources Serving Wisconsin and Minnesota.
  • Shorewood Cocker Rescue
    Established in 1985, SCR serves Illinois and Wisconsin. The mission of Shorewood Cocker Rescue, Inc. is to assist homeless Cockers in finding  permanent homes with responsible, loving families. We spay or neuter all Cockers prior to placement and check references on all adopters. We make every effort to carefully match each Cocker with the right family to maximize the adoption's success.
  • Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center Tel: 410-628-6191
    Established in1995, CSAC serves north-eastern Maryland, south-central Pennsylvania and surrounding states. CSAC takes a different approach to rescue than many other breed rescues. We accept all cocker spaniels into our rescue, regardless of age or medical condition; not just the young and healthy that are easily adoptable and inexpensive to rescue. We believe all dogs have love to give someone. The Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and we find safe, loving, forever homes for the rescued cocker spaniels in our care.

COLLIE

DACHSHUND

DALMATION

DOBERMAN PINSCHER

  • Doberman Pinscher SOS Serving southern California.
  • Dobie Rescue Rescue and sanctuary in Fillmore, Calif.
  • Delaware Valley Doberman Pinscher Tel: 610-935-0896
    Established in 1989, DVDP serves PA, NJ, DE, NY and MD. Delaware Valley Doberman Pinscher is a breed rescue for Doberman Pinschers. Taking in Dobermans from shelters and owners to help them find their next home. All dobermans are completely vetted with shots, 4DX, fecal, spay/neuter, microchip and any medical treatment required.

DOODLE

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL

FOX TERRIER

FRENCH BULLDOG

GERMAN SHEPHERD

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER

  • NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, Inc Tel: 408-402-2092
    Established in1998 NorCal GSPR serves Northern California. NorCal GSP Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to placing unwanted and abandoned German Shorthaired Pointers in Northern California into new homes. We accomplish this by providing veterinary and behavioral care for each German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) rescue including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, heartworm tests & preventative, intestinal parasite treatment, positive reinforcement training, and behavior evaluations, and any other medical or behavioral care needed.
     
  • Texas GSP Rescue

GIANT BREEDS

  • Big Dogs, Huge Paws Includes Great Danes, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards, Mastiffs, Irish Wolfhounds, and Scottish Deerhounds.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER

GREAT DANE

GREYHOUND

ICELANDIC SHEEPDOG

IRISH SETTER

  • Save Our Setters Assisting Irish, Gordon, and Irish Red and White Setters nationwide; officially the only US organization providing rehoming and hospice care to elderly or critically ill Setters.

LABRADOR RETRIEVER

LABRADOODLE

MALTESE

NEWFOUNDLAND

  • Newfoundland Health and Rescue, Inc. Tel: 510-582-9027
    Established in 2003, NH&R serves all of Northern California and Nevada except Clark County. NH&R provides fostering, medical and behavior evaluations and support needed to make dogs available for adoption.
     

NORWICH TERRIERS

PIT BULL

POODLE

RAT TERRIER

RETRIEVER

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK

SAINT BERNARD

SCHNAUZER

SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

  • Minnesota Sheltie Rescue
  • Southwest Collie and Sheltie Rescue, Inc Tel: 602-525-3313
    Established in 2019, SCSR serves Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas. Southwest Collie and Sheltie Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization rescuing pure breed rough and smooth coat Collies.When resources permit we will also rescue mixes of those breeds. We take in the pure breed rescues regardless of age, temperament, or physical condition.

SHIH TZU

  • New Beginnings Shih Tzu Rescue The organization currently has rescue volunteers in 13 states, and can be found at adoption events throughout the Midwest.

SIBERIAN HUSKY

WEIMARANER

  • Northern California Weimaraner Rescue Tel: 707-355-1085
    Established in 2004, the NCWR serves the western part of the United States. Helping Weimaraners get a second chance for more than a decade, we are an all volunteer group of compassionate Weim lovers devoted to the happiness of these magnificent dogs.
  • Weimaraner Rescue of the South Serving Alabama, Mississippi and parts of Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana.

MULTIPLE BREEDS