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 – 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 – Pepsi

Meet Pepsi, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Pepsi is a Pug Mix from Homewood, AL, and she’s already spayed, housetrained, up to date…

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 – 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 the Week- Hazel

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Hazel, a 2 to 3 years old Border Collie from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is spayed and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Gabby

Meet Gabby, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Gabby is an adult Shih Tzu that lives in Lexington, KY. She is spayed, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Mochi

Please meet Mochi, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This sweet, little girl is a mixture of playfulness and love from Nashville, Tennessee.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Berkley

Meet Berkley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This little fellow is a Rat Terrier mix that lives in New Milford, CT and can’t wait to…

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 Pet of the Week – Maia

Maia, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is a 5-year-old Pit Bull mix from Indianapolis, Indiana with a gorgeous white and chestnut coat and a heart of gold.

5 Ridiculous Myths About Rescue Dogs

You've heard the myths surrounding rescue dogs, and they may have prevented you from adopting one. We're here to clear up some of the popular misconceptions

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Lucy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lucy, a 5 year old Shih Tzu mix from Seattle, Washington. She is spayed, house trained, crate trained, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Snickers

This adorable chocolate poodle from Tallahassee, Florida is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and tested free of heartworms.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Gypsy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Gypsy, a 3.5 years old English Setter and Great Pyrenees mix from Des Moines, Iowa. 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-Jai

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Jai, a 5 years old Australian Shepherd from Dodson, Montana. He is neutered, up to date on his shots, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Jai

With a beautiful personality to match his movie-star good looks, Jai, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is going to be a hit with one lucky family!

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 – 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 – 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 – Brenda

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Brenda, a 3 years old Pit Bull Terrier mix from Chesterfield, Virginia. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Oliver

This handsome pooch will be your loyal companion and partner in crime for your life’s adventures! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Oliver, a 3 years ol…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Emmy

Please meet Emmy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Emmy is a female adult Shepherd mix from Baton Rouge, LA. She is already spayed, housetra…

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 – 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 – 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-Gypsy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Gypsy, a 2.5 years old Pitbull mix from Versailles, Kentucky. She is spayed, vaccinated , and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Paxton

We can't resist a cute Corgi butt! Meet Paxton, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Paxton is a 2-year-old male Pembroke Welsh Corgi mix from Salem, Oregon.

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- 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- Hunter

This 2.5-years-old American Foxhound mic from Cheyenne, Wyoming, is also a graduate of the P.A.C.K. Project with the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

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 Pet of the Week – Thelma

Meet Thelma, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a black Shepherd mix from Seattle, Washington with the ability to make anyone fall in love with her.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Buttercup

A delicate flower, sweet little Buttercup is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a 2-year-old Dachshund from Henderson, Las Vegas.

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- Kyra

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kyra, a 2 and a half years old Shepherd mix from Atlanta, Georgia. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Charles

Charles, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, lives up to the notoriety of the breed's good nature. A 6-year-old male English Bulldog from Miami, Florida.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Google

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Google, a charming 9 years old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Dachshund mix from Washoe Valley, Nevada.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Marigold

Here's a flower you'll want to pick! Meet Marigold, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a 2-year-old Pitbull Terrier Mix from Durham, North Carolina.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Rufus

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Rufus, a 2 years old tri-color Boxer mix from Middletown, Delaware. He is neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.

The Netherlands Just Became First County With No Stray Dogs

With an estimated 200 million stray dogs worldwide it’s clear that the issue of abandoned pets is a major problem for many countries across the globe. Except for the Netherlands!

Adoptable Dog of the Week: Pete

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Pete, a 4 years old Miniature Schnauzer mix from Millersville, Maryland. He is neutered, housebroken, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Chewy

This Brussels Griffon mix is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations; he's also housetrained and gets along with other dogs and older children.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Magellan

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Magellan, a 3 year old Mastiff mix from Parkersburg, West Virginia. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Top 10 Reasons for Adopting a Senior Dog

Looking to adopt? Choose an older dog. There are plenty of reasons why you should adopt a senior dog, and we've outlined just 10 of them!

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Dukes

Meet Dukes, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptadog.com. This senior from Mays Landing, NJ still has lots of life in him and wants to find a home to cal…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Ellie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Ellie, a 5 years old terrier mix from Starkville, Mississippi. She is spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Bogey

Feeling down? Let Bogey, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, chase those blue thoughts away! A comic canine, Bogey is an adult male Boxer living in Boise, Idaho.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Quinn

Quinn, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, has a big smile for you. The gorgeous girl is an adult Retriever and Rhodesian Ridgeback mix from Atlanta, Georgia.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Nino

Meet Nino, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Nino is an adult male American Pitbull Terrier from Roanoke, VA. He is already neutered, housetr…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Foxy

Foxy is a young female Whippet mix from Cedartown, Georgia. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and good with dogs, cats and kids.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Tommy

What a stunning fella! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Tommy, a 2 to 3 years old Husky mix from Cedar Crest, New Mexico.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Buck

My, what a handsome young buck our Adoptable Dog of the Week is! Meet Buck, a 3-year-old male Cocker Spaniel and Poodle Mix from Phoenix, Arizona. He is alre…

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 – 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…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Max

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Max, a 5 years old Shepherd mix from Oakville, Washington. He is neutered, current on his vaccinations, and housetrained.

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 – 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 – 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 – 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.