Dog Rescue

Find out about Dog Rescue in your area, what you can do to help and learn about what others are doing to get dogs into a safe, healthy environment.For many dogs out there, adoption is the only option. Dog shelters are full of abandoned, lonely dogs who dream of having a family of their own. But, can you be sure that adopting a dog is the right choice for you? Petguide.com’s Dog Rescue blog covers important topics for all people looking to adopt a dog, whether it’s advice and help, or connecting owner-less dogs with loving parents through or our Adoptable Dog of the Week action.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking to adopt a specific dog breed or an adorable mutt, Petguide.com’s Dog Rescue guides on dog adoption will help you prepare for the process. Find out what are the requirements for dog adoption and which mistakes not to make when adopting a dog. If you’re worried about choosing a pup with your heart rather than with your head, read our emotional story on making the right choice.

Even if you’re not in a position to adopt a dog, there are numerous ways of helping dog shelters and rescues, both locally and globally. Learn more about how to help pups in need and their rescuers, whether it’s volunteering at the local shelter or making crafts. Read inspirational adoption stories, both from our contributors and Hollywood celebrities, and have a look at adorable pooches waiting at a shelter near you. Sometimes, the only thing you can do is spread the word, so feel free to share tales about adoptable dogs to your friends on social media. Who knows, you might turn out to be a purrfect matchmaker!

Being involved in Dog Rescue helps your community and dogs in need a forever home. Find out about Dog Rescue in your area, what you can do to help and learn about what others are doing to get dogs into a safe, healthy environment.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Louie

This cute 4 year old Brussels Griffon and Shih-Tzu mix from Seattle, Washington might be tiny but he has a big personality.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Piper

ur Adoptable Dog of the Week is Piper, a 3 years old Pitbull Terrier mix from Hailey, Idaho. She is house trained, spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Bella Bella

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Bella Bella, 3.5 years old Terrier mix from Wilmington, Delaware. She is spayed, vaccinated, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Biscuit

What a sweetie! This is Biscuit, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's a five-year-old male Chihuahua mix from Wenatchee, Washington.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Willow

Don’t let her wild looks fool you – this girl is as sweet as they come! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Willow, a little under 2 years old Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute mix from Boise, Idaho.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Angela

This week’s adoptable dog from Adoptapet.com is Angela from San Diego, CA. Just look into those eyes and tell us that you don’t melt! This sweet…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Ned

Are you looking for your perfect match? We’d like to introduce you to Ned, our lovable Adoptable Dog of the Week. Ned is a young male Pitbull Terrier m…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Charlie Brown

Meet Charlie Brown, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This good boy is an adult American Staffordshire Terrier mix from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Wicket

Who can resist that adorable underbite? But that’s not the only think that makes Wicket, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com, so special.…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Ryan

Bring on the snow, says Ryan, our Adoptable Dog of the Week! Keeping cool in Jefferson, New Hampshire, this 5-year-old Alaskan Husky is full of energy.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Mama Cass

After seeing all of her puppies find good homes, now it’s momma's turn to find her happily ever after! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mama Cass, an approximately 2 years old German Shepherd from Denver, Colorado.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Sparky

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sparky, a 4 years old Chihuahua mix from Wethersfield, Connecticut. He is neutered, vaccinated, and housebroken.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Tessa

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Tessa, a 3.5 years old Labrador Retriever mix from Columbia, South Carolina. She is spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Toby

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Toby, a 6-year-old Husky and Sheltie mix from Vineland, New Jersey. He is neutered and up to date on his shots.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Oscar

It’s a Pug Life for Oscar, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Oscar is an adult Pug from Omaha, NE. He is already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to d…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Kris

Cuddle up with adorable Kris, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's a 1-year-old male Chihuahua from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Diesel

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Diesel, a 6 years old Boxer mix from Austin, Texas. This handsome fella is neutered and up to date on his shots.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lilly

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lilly, a 3 years old Australian Cattle Dog mix from Boonville, Missouri. She is spayed, house trained and crate trained.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Hugo

Hugo, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, has a huge heart to go along with his huge personality. He is a young Pitbull Terrier from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Etienne

There’s a lot of love in this little fella! Meet Etienne, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He’s an adult Chihuahua from San Francisco, CA. Etienne…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Fox

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Fox, a 3 years old Papillon and Corgi mix from Phoenix, Arizona. He is neutered, housetrained, and up to date on his shots.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Maury

Get ready to fall in love with Maury, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Maury is an adult male Basset Hound from Albuquerque, NM. He is neute…

The Pros of Bringing Home a Rescue Dog

We’re Pro Adoption – so here are a few pros for why you should adopt a dog Although bringing home a dog from a shelter is becoming more and more commonplace…

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Nacho

If you lack some fun in your life, this goofy boy is more than ready to provide it! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Nacho, a 2 year old Labrador Retriever from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Montie

Bigger can be better – especially when you’re talking about Montie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Montie is an adult Great Dane mix from Ashevil…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Dozer

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Dozer, an adorable 3 years old mutt from Lansing, Michigan. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on his vaccines.

11 Celebrities Who Decided to Adopt, Not Shop

When it comes to setting an example, there are times when celebrities shine bright. Here are 11 Hollywood Stars who adopted dogs in need.

Adoptable Dog Of Week – Lisa

Sugar and spice and everything nice – that’s what our Adoptable Dog of the Week is made from. Meet Lisa, an adult Terrier mix from Rochester, New…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Chubby

He’s not fat… he’s just big boned! Just kidding – his name is Chubby, but he’s just a little guy. Chubby is our Adoptable Dog…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Rhett

Charming and unforgettable like his namesake- our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Rhett, a 3 to 4 years old hound mix, from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Garrett

What a happy fellow! Please meet Garrett, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Garrett is a young male Labrador Retriever Mix from Westport, Con…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Finn

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Finn, a 3-4 yo Beagle and Australian Shepherd mix from Sprakers, New York. He is neutered, house trained, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Bowie

An adorable furry goofball, 2-year-old Bowie the Black Lab mix from Lake Odessa, Michigan can't wait to cuddle with his new family.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Gumbo

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Gumbo, a 4 years old Labrador Retriever and Coonhound mix from Dayton, Ohio.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Blake

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Blake, a 6 years old Beagle mix from Anderson, Indianapolis. This pretty pooch is neutered, vaccinated, and fully trained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Wilder

! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Wilder, a 5 years old Husky from Boise, Idaho. He is neutered, weighs around 50 pounds and he's ready for a new home.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Speckles

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Speckles, a 4 years old Labrador Retriever mix from Austin, Texas. He is neutered, vaccinated, and ready for a new home.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Kona

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kona, a 2 year old Cockapoo from Dover, Massachusetts. HE weighs only 25 pounds and he's already neutered and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Buster

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Buster, a year and a half old Terrier mix from Wetumpka, Alabama. He is neutered, up to date on his shots and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Mia

With a big heart and a playful attitude, this happy-go-lucky gal will brighten your every day! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mia, a little over a year old Labrador Retriever mix from Conway, Arkansas.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lexi

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lexi, a 7 years old Yorkshire Terrier from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is spayed, vaccinated, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Eddie

Are you ready to rock out with Eddie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week? Eddie is an adult male Wire Fox Terrier and Dachshund mix from Nashville, TN. He is alre…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Ryder

This week’s adoptable dog from Adoptapet.com is Ryder. This sweet guy is a St. Bernard/American Pitbull Terrier Mix and is available for adoption in Sp…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Rosie

Rosie is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a 2-year old half American Staffordshire Terrier and half German Shepherd from Vineland, New Jersey.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Poindexter

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Poindexter, 7 years old Japanese Chin from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The little guy is neutered and current on his shots.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Anny

Meet Anny, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Anny is a senior Brittany from Jackson, MS. She is housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, a…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Titan

Meet Titan! This handsome Labrador Retriever and Boxer mix from Little Rock, Arkansas is full of love, and those brown eyes will melt your heart!

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Ellie

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Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Frisbee

Living up to his active name, Frisbee, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, will chase any kind of toy you throw for him. He’s a young Flat-Coated Retriever…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Lil Bit

Meet Lil Bit, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Lil Bit is an adult female French Bulldog and Pug Mix from St Paul, MN. She is already spayed…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sammy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sammy, a little over 1.5 years old Australian Shepherd, Bull Mastiff, and Great Pyrenees mix from Olathe, Kansas.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Petey

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Petey, a 1.5 years old Pomeranian and English Toy Spaniel mix from Thompson Falls, Montana.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Ralphie

You can adopt a Corgi butt of your own! Meet Ralphie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, who happens to be the owner of a furry and adorable Corgi butt.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Mac

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mac, a 5 yo handsome mutt from Stratham, New Hampshire. This big fella is neutered and vaccinated and ready for a new home.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Lupi

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lupi, a 2 years old Spaniel mix from Marina del Rey, California.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Blitzen

‘Tis the season! And because of the holidays, Blitzen, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com, is a gift you’ll always treasure. Blitze…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Daisy D

Well howdy-do, Miss Daisy D! This adorable flower is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Daisy D hails is an adult Papillon from San Antonio, Texas.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Athena

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Athena, a 3 years old Hound mix from Tampa, Florida. She is spayed, current on her shots and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Kenzie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kenzie, a one-year-old Catahoula Leopard mix from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is spayed, trained, and vaccinated.

Top 10 Dog Breeds Commonly Found in Shelters

Before you buy a pet, check your local shelter to see if you can find your dream dog to adopt- there are a lot of purebred dogs in need of a home!