Animal Rescue Groups and Shelters

Please contact the Rescue Groups and No Kill Shelters below before surrendering your pet  for "Free".

Rescue Groups and some Shelters have Foster homes for your pet which provides them with a loving home environment until they get adopted. When Adopting from a Shelter, you will have saved a precious life.

Below are some of the most hard working, dedicated rescue groups in the Las Vegas valley and surrounding areas. If you are looking for a pet PLEASE visit these groups.

Most of these rescue groups have Adoption Events where you can meet the animals up for adoption. Click on their site to see locations and times.

These wonderful animals live in foster homes which provides them with a loving home environment while they're waiting for their forever home.

Have you ever considered fostering an animal or would like information about fostering? If so, click here for 10 Reasons to Foster a Pet.

If you are surrendering your pet, there are things you should know BEFORE giving your pet to a Rescue Group. Please click here for that important information. 

Have a rescue group not listed here? Please contact me to be added! Together, we CAN and WILL make a difference.

If you don't live in Nevada, CLICK HERE to find a Rescue Group or Shelter in your area
To Find More Out of State Rescue Groups 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page

On the bottom of this page is information if you've Lost or Found a pet. They can help you.

On the bottom of this page there are some ***WARNINGS to animal lovers and pet guardians from the author. Please read before adopting or surrendering a pet.

Adopt a Rescue Pet  
(702) 798-8663 general message line or (702)883-0035 Founder’s Line

Adopt a Pet
Adoption is the loving option... consider adoption before buying a dog from a dog breeder or pet store.

Contact Emily at (702)588-2301 if you wish to foster, adopt or have questions.We are dedicated to saving/re-homing as many dogs as we can. We specialize in saving ‘death row’ dogs from our local kill shelters. Our dogs (unless noted) are spayed/fixed, up-to-date on shots, microchipped and fostered in REAL homes by volunteers.
Adoption Events:
Tivoli Village @ Alta and Rampart - First Sunday of Every Month
Every Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Petsmart - 9775 W.Charleston Blvd LV (940-5200)
    Petsmart - 531 N.Stephanie St. Henderson (898-0055)
    To view Special Events Flyers and dogs for adoption click here

    All Fur Love Animals Society Specializing in CATS (702)362-5617
    We began with the vision to rescue animals which have been abandoned and provide them extra love and care until new forever loving homes are found. Our mission is to improve the lives of homeless and abandoned animals through rescue, rehabilitation and adoption efforts.
Animal Help Alliance
We promote adoption, foster, and rescue for animals in our local kill shelters. The ultimate goal of AHA is a No Kill Las Vegas where no healthy/treatable animal is ever killed due to lack of a home.

AHA educates about and advocates for the No Kill Philosophy and provides aid to partner rescue groups who support AHA’s initiatives of saving death row animals, seniors & special needs pets, pit bulls, and feral cats.

Animal Super Friends is not listed here, as it is NOT a Non-Profit Rescue Group.
P O Box 90838 Henderson, NV 89009
"Where the love of animals reigns supreme".  Helping animals since 1968.

Canis Recovery Rescue

CitizensK9 Club and Rescue (702)302-2667 or (702)683-3870
Protection and Handicapped Trained (Certified)
For your family's safety and the welfare of the dogs, we will conduct an extensive interview to identify your needs and K-9 experience. Although all dogs are trained by Citizen K9, understand that they are not temperament for all families and therefore we reserve the right to deny your choice of dogs. These pet dogs are NOT suitable for working.
Desert Rescue Animal Sanctuary 
We handle ALL type of Animals ~ Horses, Livestock, Dogs, Cats, Reptiles, Amphibians, Tortoises, Turtles, Small Animals and Birds. *We do not take venomous reptiles or amphibians.

We also take in sick & temperament problem animals. Want to get listed on this site to get more coverage for your pet, just contact Lakota at (702)275-2125 or

Foreclosed Upon Pets (702)272-0010  Facebook Page
Check their website or their facebook page for adoption events.
Find out more about FUPI and how THEY can help you or, how YOU can help them.

Read about Foreclosed Upon Pets saving pets from the Animal Foundation (Lied) and sending these small dogs to Canada for adoption, where there's shortage of these precious animals.

Dog Adoptions are every Saturday 10am to 2pm at various Petsmart locations. Check their facebook page for the PetSmart locations. Cats are available for adoption EVERYDAY at several of these locations. Whether you're looking for assistance with an existing pet or want to adopt one for your family, THEY CAN HELP!

Friends of Feral Felines
Cats and kittens are available for adoption each weekend at the Henderson PETCO located at 631 Marks the shopping center with the Best Buy and Costco at Marks and Sunset Drive.

Furgotten Friends Dog Rescue  Jane or Manda at 775-751-0853.

GermanShepherd Rescue of Las Vegas (775)910-1640 or (702)279-2934
Mailing Address Only: 50 South Emery Street, Pahrump, NV 89048

Greyhound Pet Adoptions (702)392-5822
PO Box 36748
Las Vegas, NV 89133-6748
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas  Facebook
 (702)595-0644  E-mail:

We are solely supported by the community. With the help of our dedicated volunteers and through our partnerships with other agencies, we aim to reduce the number of dogs and cats lost in the shelter system by promoting owner retention with programs that provide food, veterinary care, and training assistance. 

We focus our efforts in the under served areas to impact the numbers of dogs and cats that enter the shelters through our outreach and educational programs.

Heaven Can Wait 

Heaven Can Wait Programs
  • Pups on Parole is our dog adoption program that is run out of a local women’s correctional facility. We train the inmates to train the dogs, and after they learn all of their basic commands, are then put up for adoption. 
  • Tales to Tails matches a therapy dog with a learning disabled child in order to help them with their reading skills.
  • Pawsitively Seniors allows a senior citizen to permanently foster an adult cat at select assisted living facilities. 

  • The Feral Cat Clinic is a once-a-month clinic strictly for the sterilization of  feral cats that are roaming our streets
  • It’s The Pits is a program aimed at helping the largely misunderstood pit bull breed. 
  • Angels for Animals is our after school program that teaches the importance of responsible pet ownership
  • Pet Adoptions We house and prepare a limited number of cats and dogs for adoptions into permanent loving homes. We assist with adoptions through a partnership with PetSmart.
Homeward Bound Cats (702)533-3440 or (702)232-6732
P.O. Box 60025 Las Vegas, NV 89160
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is a non-profit charitable organization that offers our community another resource and option for those wishing to find homes for domestic cats/kittens needing to be re-homed.
 Our Petsmart Adoption Centers:
  • Eastern at Russell   Thursday & Friday 12:00-6:00,  Saturday & Sunday 11:00-4:00pm
  • Rainbow and Lake Mead Friday, Saturday and Sunday-12-5pm

Our Mission:
Celebrating America’s “pit bull” dogs while working to end canine discrimination, no matter the breed, through education, advocacy, owner support and accessible services.
Our Vision:
To be part of a community where dogs are seen as individuals and are treated as such.
Incred-A-Bull believes through community partnerships, we can accomplish more on behalf of our canine companions. We are proud to partner with local spay & neuter clinics, allowing us the ability to offer a low cost option to owners of pit bull and pit bull mix dogs. For assistance, please fill out the form at the bottom of their page.

Las Vegas Boxer Club and Rescue

We come together as a team to build a network in the Las Vegas Valley as vast as possible in order to place as many rescued Boxers as we can in Rescue Approved Homes.  

If you're  giving away your pet call to see if they have a Foster home available.

LasVegasLabrador Rescue Facebook Page
2510 E Sunset Rd Suite 5-98 Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
We are a small group of volunteers that specialize in rescuing and re-homing Labrador Retrievers. Although we are based in Las Vegas, we will rescue and re-home our dogs out of state in locations where we have volunteers that help us. Please keep in mind, even if you cannot adopt at this time, we are always looking for volunteers to be a foster home.

Noahs Animal House  (Shade Tree)
Our Mission: To provide on-site shelter and care for the pets of the victims of domestic violenceOur Five Year Results – 48,000 boarding nights for over 600 pets. 

85% of woman and 63% of children seeking shelter from domestic violence report animal abuse in the home! 

On My Way Home Dachshund Rescue 
Located in Henderson and Las Vegas, NV, with foster homes throughout the valley.
Our mission is finding forever homes for displaced dachshunds (and other small breeds).

Paws4Love CATS 702-560-8622
7437 S Eastern Ave Las Vegas, NV 89123
Our cats and kittens live in foster homes, so we know them purrfectly well including their purrsonalities and preferences.

We can tell you who’s a cuddler, who’s a player and who’s a lover. We know who wants to be an only cat and who wants to be part of a herd. If we don’t think the cat you've chosen is perfect for you or for your home, we’ll tell you. We want every cat to be a happy cat in a happy home.

Pet Awareness & Welfare Services (PAWS)
Mailing address: 848 N. Rainbow Blvd. # 2922 • Las Vegas, NV 89107
Email:    Phone: (702) 666-0100 or (888) PAWSLV-1
We help local pet owners suffering from hardship due to income, age, or illness and non-profits/no-kill rescues get the necessary care and services for their pets by providing them with financial support needed to do so. 

PetFinders  The virtual home of 373,378 adoptable pets from 13,743 adoption groups

Pet Harbor Nationwide Database for Shelters and Rescue Groups including Canada
Lost your Pet? Our Lost Pet Postcards service will send hundreds of postcards to the area where your pet was lost. All you have to do is perform a LOST pet search on PetHarbor and follow the prompts.

The Pets for The Elderly Foundation
Phone: 480-625-4679
Contact: Susan Kurowski (Executive Director)
Their mission is to provide companionship to senior individuals through pet ownership, while saving the lives of companion animals in shelters; animals which might otherwise be destroyed due to lack of appropriate homes, and space limitations.

Purrfect Friends Cat Adoptions & Rescue  (702)433-4983
6955 North Durango Drive
Suite 1115-261
Las Vegas, NV 89149

Save a Cat   Nationwide Database 301-277-5595

SecondChance Animal Rescue(702)885-9077 Facebook 

P.O. Box: Second Chance Animal Rescue
1930 Village Center Cir #3 PO Box 316, Las Vegas,
NV 89134

Our Mission
​To improve the lives of homeless, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs through rescue, rehabilitation's and re-homing efforts.

We endeavor to remove them from harms way by pulling them from kill shelters, taking them in through owner surrenders, providing for their immediate medical needs, evaluating their behavioral and social needs, then finding suitable placements for them so that they may live out the remainder of their lives happy, healthy, and well loved.

We seek to show all these animals the love and respect they deserve that comes through humane care, heartfelt compassion, and the touch of human kindness.

Senior Spaniel Rescue Visit their site for "contact information".

Our Mission
  • Compassion for senior dogs needing a home 
  • Desire to help senior citizens find senior dogs
  • Love the breed enough to find homes for seniors 
  • Help people live longer because they live with a loving dog 
  • Adoption referral assistance for owners who can no longer care for their Spaniels 
  • Locating and placing senior Spaniels in foster and/or in forever homes 
  • When possible, assisting with the cost of medications and veterinary costs needed by senior Spaniels in cases that the owners have difficulty paying for these medications

Southern NV Bully Breed Rescue 
Contact Us: Southern Nevada Bully Breed Rescue
(snail mail) 3652 Procyon Street, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Tel: 702.236.5980     General Email:
 We (SNBBR) are a Not for Profit organization dedicated to saving shelter, stray and abandoned bully breed dogs. Our goal is to responsibly rescue and re-home these pets while implementing community outreach programs to promote responsible pet ownership and nurture breed ambassadors.

SouthernNevada Beagle Rescue We are dedicated to the rescue of Beagles and education about responsible dog and puppy ownership. We provide rescue and adoption services primarily in Las Vegas, Henderson, and the rest of Clark County Nevada and find permanent homes for Beagles who have been surrendered by their owners or who have been abandoned or abused.

We do not house dogs and puppies in a shelter as in many rescue groups. Our dogs are cared for in healthy, safe, loving foster home environments.

Spay our Strays 702-363-8616
P.O. Box 44280 Las Vegas, NV 89104
We are an animal rescue association dedicated to eliminating animal overpopulation, mistreatment and abandonment. We spay/neuter, vaccinate and provide medical treatment to all our rescued animals. Tame or socialized animals are placed in quality permanent homes. Feral or unsocialized cats are released back to their colonies when it is a safe managed environment.

The Animal Network   Facebook Page Saving Animals one click at a time 

The Rescue Shelter  The world's largest guide to animal rescue groups & shelters. View thousands of rescue groups in over 150 countries.

For a List of Shelters/Rescue Groups by City/State
VegasAnimal Rescue

Yorkie Rescue Listed by the State

Yorkshire Terrier Rescue  Las Vegas, NV

All Breed Rescue

AHome 4 Spot
Contact Emily at (702)588-2301 if you wish to foster, adopt or have questions.
 All dogs rescued by A Home for Spot are housed in foster homes where they are given love, attention, and any medical attention that may be required. 

1-866-88-FLEAS (35327)
They take in hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, reptiles, birds, and other exotics, including small dogs and cats.

Special Needs Rescue Groups

9 Rescue Groups That Specialize In Saving SPECIAL NEEDS Dogs
As rescue pets become more and more common family members in today’s households, it’s wonderful to know that there are rescues and shelters out there advocating for, rescuing, and adopting out dogs with all kinds of disabilities.

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance Blind Dogs See with their Heart (877)BLIND-01
PO Box 63401, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Open Saturdays and Sundays for your convenience. Closed Tues and Wed.

If you would like to know about Shelters and Animal Rescue Groups, and what they really do, click here

 Animal Foundation 655 N. Mojave Rd., (702)384-3333 Their online database is updated hourly with animals brought in by both Animal Control and members of the community.

FindToto Amber Alert Recover a Lost dog, cat or missing pet. We are an emergency telephone alert system for lost pets, quickly broadcasting your pet’s description and best contact information to nearby residents in the area your pet was last seen. Over 10,000 pets found, let us help you.

Pet Harbor  Nationwide (including Canada) Data Base of Rescue Groups and Shelters
Lost your Pet? Our Lost Pet Postcards service will send hundreds of postcards to the area where your pet was lost. All you have to do is perform a LOST pet search on PetHarbor and follow the prompts.

Tabby Ttracker helps people find their lost cats. # 1 Lost Cat database.
Tabby Tracker is the largest public database of lost cats. Lost cat owners and finders can post classified ads, search listings, and print posters. Start by searching our lost or found cat listings, then proceed to register your cat so that you can be contacted.

Animal Control

Lost Animal Information

All uninjured animals, excluding large livestock, are transported to the Lied Animal Shelter which is located at 655 N. Mojave Road in Las Vegas. Injured and/or sick animals which are in need of immediate medical attention are transported to one of our contract veterinarians.

Clark County Animal Control's voice mail system contains a recorded list of injured animals and is updated twice daily. To obtain this information call (702) 455-7710 and select option No. 4. Large livestock are transported to the Clark County Corrals. For information on lost or impounded livestock, call (702) 455-7710.

Rescue Groups Telephone Numbers

4 Paws Rescue (Rottweiler) 775-751-2851 or 775-751-6081

Colossal Canine Care 702-533-3686

D.A.W.G. 805-681-0561

English Springer Rescue America 702-658-1495/702-300-2808 or 520-568-0720

Foreclosed Upon Pets 702-272-0010 or 702-349-9214

Friends of Rescued Mastiffs 702-415-4547 or 407-782-8228

French Bulldog Rescue 702-351-1209

Gingers Pet Rescue 206-542-3888

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada 702-598-4653 or 702-413-5430

Great Pyrenees Association of Southern California 909-887-8201

Greyhound Pets of Southern Nevada 702-360-6390 or

Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS) 702-564-6510
or 702-373-6603

Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation 702-518-4422

Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue
702-327-5015 or 702-373-3309

Las Vegas Humane Society 702-434-2009
If you're giving away your pet call to see if they have a Foster home available

Love A Bull Rescue (English Bulldog) 702-280-1777 or

Nevada SPCA 702-873-7722 (Shelter)

Old English Sheepdog Rescue 310-392-3366 or

Papillon Club of America Rescue 928-607-4967

Papillon 911 Rescue and Adoption 702-873-3480 or

Poodle Club of Las Vegas 702-361-5349

Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation

Senior Spaniel Rescue 702-300-2808

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Southern California 
702-677-0314 or 714-893-5821

Shetland Sheepdog Club of Southern Nevada

Small Paws Rescue (Bichon Frise)
702-837-6197 or 702-378-2752

Shetland Sheepdog Club of Southern Nevada

Southern California Keeshond Rescue
702-528-1492 or 805-527-4096

Southern Nevada Pug Rescue 702-883-0740 or 702-824-2800

Southwest Collie Rescue (Sheltie & Collie) 602-525-3313 or

Vegas Pig Pets 702-813-4543

Las Vegas Weimaraner Club and Rescue 702-280-6946

Westie Rescue of Orange County and Beyond 702-677-0314

Wildlife Rescues/Sanctuaries

Desert Tortoise Rescue 702-488-9422

Gilcrease Bird Sanctuary 702-645-4224

Hyacinth Preservation Society (Birds) 775-297-2906

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi

(NSPCA) 4800 W. Dewey Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Located east of Decatur between Tropicana & Russell
(702) 873-7722 (This is a NO KILL Shelter)
They have a waiting list if you are surrendering your pet...if you know you're moving and can't take your pet with you...or can't afford to keep your pet, please call them early and make an appointment.

Adoption Hours: 
10 a.m.-4 pm Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am-5 pm Fri./Sat.,10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays

Nevada SPCA does not receive funding from the government or national animal groups.

They operate a no-kill animal sanctuary, promotes humane education, makes referrals for lower-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care. Look for their adoption "specials"!  If you are surrendering your pet, please call them to make an appointment to bring in your pet...they have a waiting list!
  • Dog adoptions are $50 to $150 which includes spay/neuter, major vaccines, microchip ID, Free Vet visit, starter food and more.
Reduced adoption fees on cats 5 years and older.
  • The $20 adoption fee for cats 5 years and older includes spay/neuter, major vaccines, microchip ID, starter food, and more.
  • The adoption fees for adult cats under 5 years of age is $40 (and includes all of the adoption benefits listed above).
They reduced their adoption fee to encourage people to consider the many dozens of sweet, affectionate adult felines who await loving, forever homes.

To view Cats living quarters at NSPCA click here. They actually live in luxury!.

Animal Foundation (formerly Lied) 
Facebook Page      (KILL Shelter)
655 North Mojave Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-384-3333 Extension #131 for Adoptions

They are a "KILL" Shelter
On November 1, 2013 the Animal Foundation announced the launch of its new Online Foster List, an up-to-the-minute listing of all animals at the shelter currently in need of temporary care in foster homes with members of the community.

The Animal Foundation’s Foster Care Program serves as a lifeline for underage, sick or injured pets who cannot immediately be adopted. Our Foster Families provide quiet, stress-free, and loving environments for the benefit of pets not yet ready to be made available for adoption, allowing every pet that is fostered through our program a better chance at a happier and healthier life with a forever family.

The Animal Foundation’s new Online Foster List gives residents 24/7 access to view pets in need of life-saving foster care.
Qualifying adopters age 60 or older can receive a $50 discount on any cat one year and older or any dog three years or older. Must provide photo ID at time of adoption. (Cannot be combined with any other promotion.)
The Animal Foundation is proud to partner with more than 60 local and regional rescue partners to find more positive placements for the animals entering their shelter through no fault of their own.

Contact our Rescue Department for more information on their partnerships, or to become an approved rescue partner. AF has a list of the Rescue Groups who have partnered with them.

Adoption Program: "Seniors 4 Seniors"
Qualifying adopters age 60 or older can receive a $50 discount on any cat one year and older or any dog three years or older. Must provide photo ID at time of adoption. (Cannot be combined with any other promotion.)

The Adoption Department is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lost and Found Daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

All animals have been:
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Microchipped
  • Vaccinated
  • Vet checked
  • Temperament tested
  • You get a Free bag of food
  • You get a Free follow up Vet check
Animal Foundation's (Lied) NEW offsite Adoption Center
Petsmart: 286 W Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV Directions (702)558-9326
Adoption Hours
Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
These adoption centers provide space to house adoptable dogs and cats 24 hours a day. This frees up space at local shelters providing greater exposure of adoptable pets to the public.

300 Galleria Drive Henderson, NV 89011 (702)267-4970
Approximately 100-200 pets are adopted out of our shelter per month. View this video to help you understand why you should adopt a pet from a shelter.


Behavior Help Line (702) 267-4977 - Resolving your pet's behavior problem might be as simple as a phone call away. If you are having behavior problems with your pet, please contact our Behavior Help Line for some advice and suggestions that just might help you keep your pet at home!

  • Cats/kittens are adopted for $55.00 each.
  • Dogs/puppies are adopted for $65.00 each.
  • Ferrets are adopted for $55.00 each.
These fees include the routine vaccines, spay or neuter surgery if not already done, microchip ID and registration, and a Rabies tag or Henderson License (depending on where you live).

Please Adopt/Foster/Network the Animals at your local KILL shelters:

Animal Foundation/Lied Shelter 
Henderson Animal Shelter 
Nye County Animal Shelter 

Nevada Humane Society (Reno) (775)856-2000
2825 Longley Lane, Suite B, Reno, NV 89502-5942
This is a NO KILL Shelter
The Society views itself as a community service organization. And we firmly believe that animals, domestic and wild alike, are a legitimate part of our community. Our many programs and services are designed to address the needs of all animals — and to provide support, education, and assistance for all the people that care about them.

Northern Nevada Rescue Groups
DogTownCanine Rescue   Carson City
ForPetsSake   Small Dogs - Reno

Out of State Rescue Groups

AbandonedPet Rescue
1137 NE 9th Avenue 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Broward County
Come by Monday thru Sunday from 12:00 - 5:00 PM to visit our facility, meet our animals and fill out an adoption application.

 Colorado Vets Adopt Pets
Support for U.S. Military Veterans Adopting Shelter Pets for Companion Animal or Service Dog needs. Our role is to pull together the many organizations, information and resources that exist to enable Veterans to enjoy a Companion Animal adopted from a pet shelter. Vets Adopt Pets facilitates Shelter Pet Adoptions to thank Veterans for their service to us, our families - to all of America.

HOPE FOR PAWS Animal Rescue Organization
Facebook Page    Phone: 1-310-880-1416
8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #525, Los Angeles, CA 90211
They have many video's of them rescuing these helpless animals, which are a "must see"! Click on their website or their Facebook page above, to view.
"We save stray animals from the streets to the deserts and all neighborhoods in between who are facing a life of misery and imminent death."

25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
(516) 883-7575

The Pets for The Elderly Foundation
Phone: 480-625-4679
Contact: Susan Kurowski (Executive Director)
Their mission is to provide companionship to senior individuals through pet ownership, while saving the lives of companion animals in shelters; animals which might otherwise be destroyed due to lack of appropriate homes, and space limitations.

Pet Rescue Inc. (201) 450-5992 (pet needing rescued only)
Pet ResQ Inc (mail)
24 W Railroad Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
“Within The Heart of Every Stray Lies the Singular Desire to be LOVED!”

The Putnam Humane Society (845) 225-7777 Open 7 days a week.
68 Old Route 6
Carmel, NY

The Shelter Project
For a List of Shelters/Rescue Groups by State

Pet Resort & Rehab Center

River Pet Resort & Rehabilitation  (201)945-8500   FAX (201)945-8585
725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020 Minutes from Manhattan, the Lincoln Tunnel, GW Bridge, Rt 3 and NJ Tpk Read about how they saved a paralyzed and homeless dog. This courageous little dog is up for adoption.

There have been complaints about some unscrupulous rescue groups, which are NOT on this list. These warnings should not be taken lightly.

Information on Adopting and Surrendering a Pet 

1. ADOPTING A PET: When you find the pet you want from a Rescue Group online, please make sure that you receive the necessary spay/neuter papers, vaccination records along with the microchip information when adopting before taking the pet. DO NOT meet at a store or on the corner to get your pet.

Most reputable groups have adoption events where you can meet and greet their pets. When you select your furry forever friend, the groups will want to do a “home check” for the safety of the animal eg. a large dog should have a backyard to play in and not be couped up in a small apartment and a cat should be indoors only. 

If you adopt a small Chihuahua or other toy breed there really shouldn't be any small children in the household who could accidentally injure the animal with their playfulness.

2. SURRENDERING A PET: Again, don't meet at a store or the street. See where your pet will reside. The majority of rescue groups have Foster homes for these animals, which means your pet will be living in a loving home environment.

Please read "Things You Should Know Before Surrendering Your Pet to a Rescue Group. If you surrender your pet to a KILL Shelter, you're inviting that Shelter to KILL your pet or live in Prison until it gets adopted or "killed".

NEVER have an animal shipped to you. Most of the time you'll never receive the animal and will have paid the expenses for "your pet".

4. Please don't leave your dog unattended in your backyard for long periods of time. Many dogs are stolen from unsuspecting pet guardians for use as “bait” for dog fighting rings or as “fighters”. Las Vegas has a high incident rate for this horrendous crime. People also steal dogs from yards to sell to other people, without knowing what kind of homes these defenseless animals are going to.

**To the best of my knowledge, the Rescue Groups listed on this page are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. If you can show legal documentation, that one or more of these Rescue Groups are not a non-profit group, please call me at (702)530-3252, leave a message, and I will get back to you. Thank you.

If you are looking to adopt a pet, many of the Rescue Groups have "On-Going Pet Adoption Events". Please click here for information.

An all-new season of Pit Bulls and Parolees is here! 
Watch episodes on Animal Planet every Saturday at 10/9c. 

Be sure to also check out the Pit Bulls and Parolees Cam, live from 
The Villalobos Rescue Center.

Recommended Reading:


Surrendering Your Pet

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