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.

How to Bring Adoptable Dogs to the United States

Many countries around the world have a problem with stray dogs. Here's how you can bring those homeless pups to the U.S. for adoption.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Cain Big Poppa

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Cain Big Poppa, a little over 2 years old American Bulldog mix from Boston, Massachusetts.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Nikki

Small and spunky, Nikki is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's an adult Glenn Imaal Terrier mix who lives in Lumberton, North Carolina.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Booker

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Booker, a 3 to 4 years old Olde English Bulldogge or American Bulldog mix from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Balto

Meet Balto, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's an adult Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute mix from Hastings, Nebraska.

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 – Sienna

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sienna, a 4 years old American Pit Bull Terrier and American Bulldog mix from Austin, 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 Day – Max

We’d like you to meet Max, our Adoptable Dog of the Day from Adoptapet.com. Max is an adult male German Shepherd from Portland, Oregon. He is already n…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lilac

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lilac, an almost 2 years old Pitbull mix from St. Paul, Minnesota. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, potty trained, and crate trained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Poochy

Are you ready to meet your new best friend? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Poochy, a 3-year-old Husky from Columbus, Ohio.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Pixie

It’s time to meet Pixie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She is an adult Spitz and Border Collie mix from Missouri. Pixie is already spayed, housetraine…

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Adopting a Dog

You've decided to adopt a dog - that's awesome! Before you rescue a pooch and bring him home, watch out of these common adoption mistakes.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Roscoe

Handsome and smart- this doggo has it all! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Roscoe, a 3 years old Pitbull Terrier mix from Clarksville, Arizona. He is vaccin…

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- 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 – Peanut

You've got to meet Peanut, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's a young French Bulldog and Chihuahua mix from Stockport, Ohio.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Kai

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kai, a 2 years old white German Shepherd from Montgomery, Alabama. She needs a furever home with a loving family!

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Francis

Young, handsome and available – Francis is an eligible bachelor who’s looking for some love. And that’s why he’s our Adoptable Dog of…

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 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- 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 – 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 – Chrisy

This week’s adoptable dog from Adoptapet.com is Chrisy, a Labrador Retriever Mix from Manhasset, NY. She’s young, cute and much more – if f…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Tanner

Well, hello handsome! How can we resist such charm? This irresistible gentleman is Tanner, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. A dashing young…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Dani

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Dani, a 3 year old Border Collie mix from Chestertown, Maryland. She is spayed, vaccinated, crate trained and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Nebby

Nebby, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is an adult male Chihuahua and Dachshund mix looking for a forever home in Helena, Alabama.

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.

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 Pet of the Week – Suzie

Introducing Suzie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Suzie is a fluffy, white and black purebred Shih Tzu from New Jersey with lots of love to give.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Leeta

We’re pleased to introduce you to Leeta, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Leeta is a young female Boston Terrier and French Bulldog mi…

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- 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 – Chester

Meet Chester, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This adorable fellow is 2 years old, lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a Skye Terrier/Papillon Mix.

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 Pet of the Week – Boomer

Meet Boomer, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This handsome, purebred Basset Hound wants to wag his way right into your home

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Red

Let's paint the town red, with Red, our Adoptable Dog of the Week! This cheerful gal is a young Pitbull Terrier from Calgary, Alberta.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Rusty

Tiny but mighty is Rusty's mantra- this Cairn Terrier mix might weigh only 14 lbs, but that doesn't stop him from being the center of attention!

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-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 – Katie

We’d like you to meet Katie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Katie is a female adult German Shorthaired Pointer from Omaha, Nebraska.…

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- 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.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Winnie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Winnie, a year old Pitbull Terrier and Great Dane mix from Dayton, Ohio. She is spayed and working on her training with Dayton Dog Training Club volunteers.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Clementine

What a sweetie! Meet Clementine, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's an adult Italian Greyhound waiting for her forever home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Davina

What a sweetie! Davina is a young Catahoula Leopard Dog and Labrador Retriever mix waiting for her forever home in Middletown, Delaware.

Devastating Statistics Show an Increase in Euthanasia of Cats and Dogs

The data collected by Best Friends Animal Society indicates that there is an animal shelter crisis in America, with more and more pets being abandoned and less of them getting adopted, but it’s not all bleak – even though shelters have seen better day

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 – Willow

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Willow, a 3 years old Boxer mix from Nashville, Tennessee. She is spayed, up to date with her shots, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Bugz

Bugz, our Adoptable Dog of the week, is the best kind of bug - a cuddle bug! A Shepard mix from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Bugz is a happy and smart pup.

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- 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 – 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: Sonic

The perfect little bundle of joy – that pretty much sums up Sonic, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Sonic is a young Chihuahua Mix from Grand Rapids, Mic…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Mia

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mia, a 4 years old mixed breed from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. She is spayed, house trained, crate trained, and vaccinated.

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-Sugar

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sugar, 7 years old Hound mix from Columbia, South Carolina. She is housetrained, spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Fuzz

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Fuzz, also known as Fozzie Bear, a one year old Labrador Retriever mix from Millersville, Maryland.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Hunter

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Hunter, a 2 years old red-haired Siberian Husky from Cedar Crest, New Mexico. He does well with other dogs and children.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Jango

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Jango, a Brittany and Husky mix from Boonville, Missouri. She is spayed, vaccinated, and gets along with cats and dogs.