Resources

1)  Wake County Animal Center

The Wake County Animal Center is an open-admission animal shelter operated by Wake County. We receive all stray, abandoned & surrendered pets in Wake County.

2)  Second Chance Pet Adoption

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a non-profit animal rescue organization that has rescued stray or abandoned cats and dogs in the Triangle Area of North Carolina since 1987.

3)  Seattle Animal Shelter 

It’s important to consider the type of pet that would best fit into your family and lifestyle. Before looking for adoptable pets, check out our Deciding to Adopt guide.

4) Family Dogs New Life Shelter  (Portland)

Family Dogs New Life is a no kill dog shelter devoted to rescuing needy dogs of all breeds, ages and backgrounds.

5) South LA Animal Shelter

We envision a day when every pet born has a good home and is cared for all its life, when no person is ever endangered by an animal and when all Angelenos are actively engaged in making Los Angeles the most humane city in the nation.

6) Idaho Humane Society

The mission of the Idaho Humane Society is to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane education, awareness, and compassion.

7) The Animal Foundation(Las Vegas)

Saving lives is a three-pronged effort based on lowering intakes, increasing positive outcomes, and ensuring The Animal Foundation can properly house and care for all animals who come into our care.

8) Utah Animal Adoption Center

The Utah Animal Adoption Center (UAAC) is a non-euthanizing animal shelter that rescues and finds homes for an average of 1,000 dogs and cats each year.

9) Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA 

To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs, cats, puppies and kittens throughout the State of Arizona that have been surrendered, abandoned, abused and neglected.

10) Dumb Friends League (Denver)

Working with our compassionate community, we will end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

11) Animal Humane New Mexico

Founded in 1965, Animal Humane New Mexico is the state’s leading private 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization serving more than 10,000 homeless and at-risk dogs & cats each year.

12) Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter (Billings)

Our Mission: With compassion and without judgment, we provide a respectful and safe environment for companion animals in our community and for the people who surround those animals.

13) Cheyenne Animal Shelter 

The mission of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is to enhance the quality of life for animals and people through compassion, respect and education.

14) Alaska SPCA Adoption Center 

For over 60 year the Alaska SPCA has worked to provide programs to support the health and well-being of Alaska’s dogs and cats.

15)  Hawaiian Humane Society

Since 1942, our busy shelter in the heart of Moiliili has become a community hub for animal lovers featuring programs and services focused on strengthening the human-animal bond: rescuing the abused, engaging volunteers, fighting for better laws and caring for more than 20,000 animals a year.

16) Homeward Animal Shelter (Fargo) 

Homeward Animal Shelter (formerly Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead) is a local and community-funded, non-profit animal shelter. Its mission is: “Rescue. Shelter. Protect. Rehome.”

17) Sioux Falls Area Humane Society

Serving since 1919, the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society is an open admission facility that takes in abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals that need tender loving care until they can find a permanent home.

18) Nebraska Humane Society

he Nebraska Humane Society protects, saves and enriches the lives of animals in the communities we serve. We provide education, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership.

19)  Kansas Humane Society

The Kansas Humane Society is a community resource for pets and people that helps abandoned and homeless animals in our community.


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Oklahoma City Animal Welfare’s mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of pets and people in OKC.

21)  Houston Humane Society

The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care.

22) Dallas Animal Services

OUR VISION: Lead the nation in compassionate care of animals while finding positive outcomes for all placeable pets through innovative shelter operations and community engagement. 

23)  Animal Humane Society (Minneapolis)

As one of the nation’s leading animal welfare organizations, AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities.

24)  Animal Rescue League (Des Moines)

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa’s largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year.

25)  Mississippi Animal Rescue 

We shall implement programs and provide services to promote responsible pet ownership; We shall be advocates for animals; we shall speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

26)  Humane Society of Pulaski County (Little Rock)

The mission of Humane Society of Pulaski County is to rescue, rehabilitate, provide veterinary care, spay/neuter, and find loving homes for Central Arkansas dogs and cats in need.

27)  Louisiana SPCA

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, we have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 130 years.

28)  Manchester Animal Shelter 

At the Manchester Animal Shelter, we believe all animals are deserving of life, respect and care. Our goal is zero-population-growth through spay/neuter programs and services that focus on education, medical care, fostering and adoption. 

29)  Humane Society Of Chittenden County (VT)

The Mission of the Humane Society of Chittenden County (HSCC)  is to foster compassionate treatment of animals and prevent animal suffering.

30)  Animal Rescue League of Boston

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.

31)  Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee Campus 

Our mission: to create a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.

32)  PAWS Chicago 

To build No Kill communities; To end the overpopulation of homeless animals; To transform animal welfare.

33)  Michigan Humane Society Pet Adoption 

Each year, the MHS achieves 100 percent adoption of more than 8,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for humane treatment.

34)  IndyHumane

The Humane Society of Indianapolis is the leading voice for the welfare of animals and improving their quality of life.

35)  Kentucky Humane Society Sam Swope Pet TLC

The Kentucky Humane Society is a champion for companion animals. Through leadership, education and proactive solutions, we are creating more compassionate communities.

36)  Nashville Humane Association

Nashville Humane Association is committed to finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation and promoting the humane treatment of animals.

37)  Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Since 1883, our mission has remained the same – to promote the humane treatment of people and animals through education, advocacy and services.

38)  Atlanta Humane Society

AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. We do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care.

39)  Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.

40) Cleveland Animal Protective League

Animals are valued, treated with dignity and respect, and protected from cruelty and neglect; Every companion animal-in-need has a chance for rehabilitation and re-homing; The human-animal bond is cherished and supported; and every pet is wanted.

41)  Animal Care Centers of NYC – Manhattan

We strive to find loving homes for homeless and abandoned cats, dogs, and rabbits, both by adopting animals directly to the public and by partnering with more than 200 dedicated animal placement organizations.

42)  Humane Animal Rescue (Pittsburgh)

We strive to provide all aspects of care to abandoned, neglected, and injured animals; reunite lost pets with their caregivers or seek new families for them.

43)  Animal Rescue Rhode Island

We are a no-kill organization committed to the humane welfare and well-being of animals in need.

44)  Connecticut Humane Society

CHS envisions a state where each companion animal finds a permanent, compassionate home, where communities are enriched by the special bond between people and animals and where cruelty no longer exists.

45)  Associated Humane Societies

The mission of the Associated Humane Societies, Inc., including Popcorn Park Zoo, is to consistently provide the highest quality of care to all animals, domestic and wildlife, including their rescue, housing, veterinary care, placement whenever possible, and when required, a peaceful end.

46)  Faithful Friends Animal Society (Delaware)

To end the neglect, abandonment and killing of pets in Delaware and enrich the lives of people by promoting and providing compassionate animal-related welfare and social services.

47)  Baltimore Humane Society

The Baltimore Humane Society was founded to protect our region’s pets and to address their suffering. Since inception, the Baltimore Humane Society has strived to reach its potential and to achieve its mission.

48)  Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association

KCHA is committed to saving the lives of animals through sheltering, adoption, foster care, spay and neuter programs, cruelty prevention, and community outreach.

49)  Charleston Animal Society

Our Vision is one where all healthy and treatable animals are saved. It’s a vision where all people and animals are treated with respect and kindness.

50)  Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine

Our Mission: To provide refuge, comfort, and medical attention to cats that have been surrendered, abandoned, injured, or abused – and to find permanent loving homes to adopt them.

51)  Humane Rescue Alliance and Medical Center

The Humane Rescue Alliance protects animals, supports families, and advocates for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive.

52)  Toronto Animal Services

The Toronto Humane Society believes that education is the first step to reducing pet overpopulation, improving animal health and preventing animal cruelty and neglect.