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 – 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 – Kenai

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kenai, a 3 years old German Shepherd from Lake Odessa, Michigan. He is neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Best Toys and Accessories for Rescue Dogs

You've just adopted a dog and you want to make sure he feels welcome in your home. Before he arrives, make sure you have these toys and accessories.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Nikita

Good things come in furry packages, just like Nikita, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Nikita is a female adult Alaskan Malamute from Boise,…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Finn

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Finn, a 6 year old Parson Russell Terrier from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Zoe And Scout

Meet Zoe and Scout, our Adoptable Dogs of the Week. These lovely ladies live in Grants, New Mexico and are part of a program where inmates train rescue dogs

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Jean Ralphio

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Jean Ralphio, a year old Husky mix from Auburn, Alabama. He is vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm negative.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Allie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Allie, and 8 years old purebred Yorkshire Terrier from Lexington, Kentucky. She is spayed and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Flash

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Flash, a 2 years old chocolate Lab mix from East Hartford, Connecticut. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Rosie

Say hi to Rosie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Rosie is a young Golden Retriever mix from North Little Rock, AR. She is already spayed, h…

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 – Inspector Gadget

We're on the case of finding Inspector Gadget a new home! Inspector Gadget is an adult male Terrier mix from Shelbyville, Kentucky.

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- Hansel

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Hansel, a 2 years old Miniature Pinscher and Australian Cattle Dog mix with a bobbed tail from Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Django

Ears up! We’d like you to meet Django, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Django is an adult male Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua Mix from…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Chelsea

Meet Chelsea, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Hailing from Hooksett, New Hampshire, this 2-year-old purebred German Shepherd has everything going for her.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Nadia

Believe in love at first sight - meet Nadia, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Nadia is a young female Border Collie and Spaniel mix from Boulder, Colorado.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Owen

Don’t you just want to hug Owen, our Adoptable Dog of the Week? This furry fella is a 3-year-old Great Pyrenees mix from Portland, ME. Owen’s Sto…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Greta-Tzu

When you're this cute, you need a hyphenated name! Meet Greta-Tzu, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a 6-year-old Shih Tzu from Holland, Michigan.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Daisy

Pure 70 lbs of puppy love, Daisy loves stuffed toys, snuggles, playing with other pups, camp, going on walks, and life in general.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Hylo

Meet Hylo, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This young fellow is a Terrier/Schnauzer mix and he’s already neutered, up to date with sh…

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: Bear

Our Adoptable Dog of the week is Bear, a 4 years old Terrier mix from, Charleston West Virginia. He is neutered, house-trained, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Brody

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Brody, a year old Australian Cattle Dog mix from Billings, Montana. He is neutered, housetrained, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Bentley

Meet Bentley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. He’s a young Yorkshire Terrier who lives in Madison Heights, MI. He is already neutered…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Gabby

Gabby, Gabby, hey! Meet Gabby, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's an adult female Chihuahua mix from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Fritz

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Fritz, a 7 years old Chihuahua mix from Eugene, Oregon. He is neutered, up to date with his vaccines, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Rolly

What happen when you cross a Dachshund and Boxer? You get Rolly, our Adoptable Dog of the Week! Rolly is a young male Dachshund and Boxer mix from Mandan, No…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Caleb

Full of charm and personality, Caleb is our Adoptable Dog of the Week! This friendly Pitbull mix is about 2 years old and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lola

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lola, a 6 years old Miniature Pinscher from Nashville, Tennessee. This little lady has been spayed and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Chip

Out Adoptable Dog of the Week is Chip, a 2 years old Terrier mix from Manhattan, Kansas. He is vaccinated, neutered, housetrained and very friendly.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Andrew

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Andrew, a 3 years old Pit Bull Terrier mix from Williston, Vermont. He is neutered and up to date on his shots.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Kuma

Big is beautiful - just ask Kuma, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This 4.5-year-old female Akita mix currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Teddy Bear

Wouldn't you love to cuddle up with Teddy Bear, our Adoptable Dog of the Week? This 2-year-old male Rottweiler mix lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Sheba

Say “Hello” to Sheba, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Sheba is an adult female German Shepherd from Montgomery, Alabama. She’s already spaye…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Kiwi

We think that Kiwi is a sweetie – that’s why she’s our Adoptable Dog of the Week! Hailing from Salem, OR, Kiwi is a 3.5-year-old female Ame…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Polly

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Polly, a 3 years old Cairn Terrier and West Highland White Terrier mix from West Sand Lake, New York.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Karma

You're always guaranteed good Karma with our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a two-year-old German Shepherd Dog mix from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Luna

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Luna, a 2 and a half years old Chihuahua and Dachshund mix from Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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!

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Nutella

Sweet and gooey! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Nutella, a 5-year old chocolate brown Chihuahua mix from Phoenix, Arizona.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Lightning

Meet Lightning, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Lightning is a 3-year-old Poodle mix from Cheektowaga, NY. He’s already neutered, goo…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Nyla

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Nyla, a one year old Pomeranian from Madison, Wisconsin. This adorable little lady is spayed and current on her vaccines.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Shadow

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Shadow, an 8 years old Husky from Hailey, Idaho. This handsome fella is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Squeaky

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is the adorable Squeaky, an 8 years old Treeing Walker Coonhound and Beagle mix from Lake Odessa, Michigan.

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Reno

This red, gold, and orange beauty is a Pekingese from Wethersfield, Connecticut and ready to invade your home with lots of love and cuteness.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lilac

The bigger the ears, the bigger the love, right? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lilac, a 4-year old pointer mix from Boston, Massachusetts.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sadiee

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sadiee, a 5 years old Bull Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier mix from Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is spayed and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Daisy

Daisy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is the pick of the litter! She's a young Labrador Retriever Mix from San Antonio, Texas.

In NYC, Feral Felines Get A Second Chance at Life as "Working Cats"

Instead of giving up on feral cats that cant be socialized as family pets, New Yorkers are giving them jobs- saving hundreds of feline lives.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Bogey

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Bogey, an adorable 6 years old Lhasa Apso and Bichon Frise Mix from Fargo, North Dakota.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Bunny

Hopping her way into our hearts is Bunny, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Bunny is an adult female Pitbull from Richmond, VA. She’s already spayed, hous…

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Zenon

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Zenon, a year and a half old Shepherd mix from Fargo, North Dakota. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Spankee

Meet Spankee, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Spankee is an adult English Pointer and Dalmatian Mix from Newcastle, Oklahoma. He’s already neutered, hou…

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 – Eddie Vedder

He may be our Adoptable Dog of the Week, but there's nothing grunge about Eddie Vedder. 4-month-old Shepherd and Pitbull mix from West Allis, Wisconsin.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – CJ

CJ is the perfect pick for our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's a 1-year-old male American Bulldog and Pitbull Terrier mix from Springfield, Missouri.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Mazie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mazie, a 2 years old shepherd and cattle dog mix from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lamonia

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lamonia, a 7 yo American Pitbull Terrier mix from Mission, Kansas. She is spayed, potty trained, and cratetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Frankie

Sweet, fun, and as charming as they come, this cutie patootie would love to join your family! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Frankie, a 2.5 years old Ameri…