Animal shelters and rescue groups are your best source for a new pet. Did you know that shelters and rescues - large and small - always have a great selection of animals looking for new homes. You can find cats and dogs, birds, small animals and even pure bred pets that are looking for their furever home.

Contact the Rescue Groups and No Kill Shelters below before surrendering your pet. Rescue Groups and many 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.

The majority 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.

Most of 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. 

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.

(702) 798-8663 general message line or
(702)883-0035 Founder’s Line
Interested in Adopting?
Have you fallen in love with your new best canine friend at Adopt a Rescue Pet? You may be ready to adopt one of our dogs! Please visit us at one of our adoption locations or send us an email

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

Contact Emily at (702)588-2301 if you wish to foster, adopt or have questions. 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.
    All Fur Love Animals Society We are an 501(c)(3) not for profit rescue that is an all-volunteer, foster based organization specializing in rescuing of kittens of 8 weeks or less. We do not have our own facility, so please contact us to inquire about a kitten or visit us at adoptions to see our available felines.
    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.

    All Fur Love Animal Society, 10120 W Flamingo Rd, Ste 4657 Las Vegas, NV 89147 
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.
Betty Honn's Animal Adoptions (702)361-2484
P O Box 90838 Henderson, NV 89009
"Where the love of animals reigns supreme".  Helping animals since 1968.
Canis Recovery Rescue  Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 883-4582
CharlieTo The Rescue  Facebook Las Vegas, NV  
 Churchill Foundation - Facebook Page

The Churchill Foundation strives to not only be an animal rescue, but also a community resource that encourages widespread participation and involvement on rescue issues. We hope to create a collaborative coalition of animal enthusiasts that are willing to work together to portray rescue and shelter animals as the loving and lovable companions that they are.
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 AnimalsHorses, 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.

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 - Pahrump, NV FAX: 775-751-8250
alt: 775-848-9478
GermanShepherd Rescue of Las Vegas 
(775)9101640 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:
Adoption Center and Pet Supply Store
1750 South Rainbow Blvd, Unit # 4
Las Vegas, NV 89146 (In the Starbucks shopping center) (702) 870-0065
Our first adoption center and discount supply store is open for business! Our hours are 10-5, 7 days a week.
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. (Facebook)

    *NOTE: So many people have in mind a specific breed that they would like to have (like Malteses, Dobermans, English Bulldogs, etc), and they think the only option is to go to a breeder. This is of course NOT TRUE. It is important to understand that there are so many breed specific rescues all over the world, and using the Internet, it is so easy to find and ADOPT a dog of your favorite breed (pure breed or a mixed breed dogs).

    Two of the best websites for finding dogs & cats by breeds: (Facebook)
    Adopt-a-Pet (Website) (Facebook)
    Petfinder (Website)
    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

    Second Chance Animal Rescue (702)885-9077
    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


      All Breed Rescue

      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.

      House with a Heart SENIOR Pet Sanctuary
      6409 Stream Valley Way
      Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882
      Phone: 240-631-1743  Fax: 240-681-1131
      Email: or email:
      Volunteer contact #: 240-353-1698
      If you would like to know about Shelters and Animal Rescue Groups, and what they really do, click here

      Animal Shelters

      Animal Shelters receive animals from:
      • owners who can no longer care for their pets
      • relatives when an owner has passed away
      • stray animals
      • humane organizations and animal control agencies
      When animals are taken in, they rarely have a medical history. If there is one available that indicates medical aid or veterinary care has been given; this information is passed on to the new owner. The Animal Shelter cannot guarantee the health or temperament of an animal adopted from the Shelter.

      Please allow at least 30 minutes to visit the Shelter, view the animals and acquaint yourself with those who are available for adoption.

      If you do not find what you are looking for, a wish list is sometimes maintained at the front desk, so be sure to check with the receptionist.

      (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)
      Nevada SPCA is a nonprofit charitable organization which operates a no-kill animal shelter in Las Vegas for cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more than a dozen other species of domesticated animals in need from the community. 
      In addition, Nevada SPCA promotes humane education, makes lower cost spay/neuter & vaccination referrals, and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care.

      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.
      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.

      Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

      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.

      To see REVIEWS of The Animal Foundation click here.
        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.

        If you have to surrender your pet please read:

        300 Galleria Drive Henderson, NV 89011
        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).

        To see REVIEWS about The Henderson Animal Shelter click here.

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

        Las Vegas and Surrounding Areas:
        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.
        Adoptions and Fees

        To see REVIEWS of the Nevada Humane Society click here.

        Northern Nevada Rescue Groups
        ChihuahuaRescue for Truckee Meadows - Reno
        DogTownCanine Rescue - Carson City
        FelineRescueOf Northern Nevada - Reno
        ForPetsSake Small Dogs - Reno

        Out of State Rescue Groups

        Abandoned Pet 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.
        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 rescuing these helpless animals, which are a "must see"! Click 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 
        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

        All Other Animal Rescues and Shelters

        Farm Animals (702) 815-7711
        Rabbits (702) 518-3098
        Horses (LEAN) Local Equine Assistance Network

        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. 
        If you are looking to adopt a pet, many of the Rescue Groups have "On-Going Pet Adoption Events". Please click here for information.
        **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 is not a non-profit group, please contact me at and I will get back to you. 
        Thank you.