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- Suzie Q

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Suzie Q, a 1yo Rat Terrier mix from Moberly, Missouri. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Daisy

What a sweet flower - it's no wonder Daisy is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Daisy is a 4-year-old female Hound and Mastiff mix from Orlando, Florida.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Cammie

Sweet, loving, and eager to be someone's best friend, our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Cammie, an almost 2 years old Labrador Retriever mix from Montgomery, Alabama.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Spots

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Spots, a 2 years old spotted coat mutt from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

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- 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 – Foxy

A true lady isn't afraid to snort. Just ask Foxy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week! This classy 5-year-old female Pug resides in Torrington, Connecticut.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Rocky

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Rocky, a 1.5 to 2 years old Siberian Husky and Catahoula Leopard Dog mix from Chariton, Iowa.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Tucker

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This week we’re featuring Tucker, an adult Labrado…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Romulus

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Romulus, a 4 year old German Shepherd from Washoe Valley, Nevada. He is neutered, vaccinated, and knows basic commands.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Bluebelle

Blooming beauty Bluebelle is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Hailing from Decatur, Illinois, Bluebelle is an adult English Bulldog with swagger to spare.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Amstel

Please say hello to Amstel, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Amstel is a Shiba Inu Mix from New York City, NY. He is already neutered, house…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Darby

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Darby, a 7 years old American Pit Bull Terrier mix from Phoenix, Arizona. She is spayed, vaccinated and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Lacey Jane

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lacey Jane, a one year old Collie from Dublin, Ohio. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

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 – Ida

What a sweet face! There’s no resisting Ida, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Ida is an adult female Boston Terrier from Providence, R…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Massey

Meet Massey, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He’s a 2-year-old male Weimaraner from Wichita, KS. Massey is already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a s…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Gemma

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Gemma, a one and a half year old Pitbull and Lab mix from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is trained, vaccinated, and spayed.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Moon

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Moon, a 6 years old American Pit Bull Terrier and Pug mix from Phoenix, Arizona. He is neutered and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Tequila Sunrise

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Tequila Sunrise, a 2 years old American Pitbull Terrier mix from Richmond, Virginia. She's spayed and vaccinated.

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 – Maerdy

This gorgeous guy is a party on legs! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Maerdy, a 2 years old Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) from Gretna, Nebraska.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lily

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lily, a 4 to 5 years old English Bulldog from Indianapolis, Indiana. She spayed and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Shiloh

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Shiloh, a 2 years old Shiba Inu and Shepherd mix from Ballston Spa, New York. He is neutered, current on his vaccines, and knows basic commands.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Bart

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Bart, a 2 years old Pit Bull Terrier from Parkersburg, West Virginia. Bart is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Kaycee

Meet Kaycee, an adorable little girl with a face you can’t help but fall in love with, and our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Kaycee is a young female Brus…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sosa

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sosa, a 5 years old Rottweiler and German Shepherd mix from Great Falls, Montana.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Mason

Get along little doggy - and meet cutie Mason, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's a young mixed Terrier from Dallas, Texas.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Wally Cleaver

Wally Cleaver, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, sure is the bee's knees! Wally is an adult female German Shepherd Mix from Jackson, Mississippi.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Princess

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Princess, a year old Cocker Spaniel and Shih Tzu mix from East Hartford, Connecticut. Princess is spayed and vaccinated.

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 – 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- 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.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Cooper

All dressed up and looking for somewhere to go, Cooper is our adoptable dog of the week. He's an adult male Weimaraner from Birmingham, Alabama.

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- Sahara

If you are looking for a smart, affectionate dog to share your life with, you'll fall head over heels for this charming pooch!

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.

Why I Believe Dog Adoption Takes More Than Heart: Part 1

Adopting a stray dog isn't a job for the faint of heart. Kevin Roberts opened his heart to a feral dog, but would love be enough to fix her?

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Forrest

Hey Forrest, you can stop running now – you’re our Adoptable Dog of the Week! Forrest is an adult male Labrador Retriever mix from Glen Morgan, W…

Adoptable Dog of the Month – Paisley

Say hello to Paisley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Paisley is a female adult Bull Terrier/American Bulldog Mix from Southampton, PA. She…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Bacon

Everybody loves Bacon - hey, what's not to love? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is a happy 5-year-old Shepherd and Akita mix from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Nala

This ginger beauty is the dog for you! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Nala, 4.5-year-old Labrador Retriever Mix from Jerseyville, Illinois.

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-Max

Our Adoptable Dog of the week is Max, a 4 years old American Pit Bull Terrier mix from Cooperstown, NY. He is neutered and up to date on his 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 – Brewster

Meet Brewster, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Brewster is an adult male Terrier and Australian Cattle Dog Mix in Jackson, MS. He’s a…

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 – Lin

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lin, a 2 years old Australian Cattle Dog and Labrador Retriever mix from Nashville, Tennessee.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Ireyna

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Ireyna, a 4 years old Australian Kelpie mix from Gretna, Nebraska. She is spayed, housetrained and vaccinated.

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- 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-Dana

This beautiful girl is spayed, crate trained, up to date with her shots and gets along great with other dogs and older children.

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-Duke

Goofy, cute, and sweet as they come- our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Duke, a 5 years old English Pointer from Brunswick, Maine.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Shanghai

You’ve got to love Shanghai, an adorable mop of fur who happens to be our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Shanghai is a 1.5-year-old male Shih Tzu and Bruss…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Logan

If you want a gentle, loving dog whose world will revolve around you, this handsome furball could be just the dog for you!

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Watson

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Watson, an adorable 3 year old Daschund with tri-colored coat from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Macon

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Macon, a 2 years old Border Collie and Labrador Retriever mix from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Dash

Dash, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, would be a perfect fit for an active family. He's an adult Australian Shepherd and Siberian Husky mix from Sawyer, ND.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Ellie

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