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Please consider adopting a pet from one of these area shelters/rescues. Each of these rescues operate under a 501(c)(3) non-profit status and pull from local shelters.

2×2 Rescue

Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership (ARPO)

Almost Home Schnauzer Rescue

Beagle Buddies Rescue

Casa Del Torro Bully Breed Rescue

Cats Haven

Central Indiana Lab Rescue & Adoption (CILRA)

Chihuahua Rescue Indianapolis

Every Dog Counts Rescue

Frenzy Animal Rescue

German Shepherd Rescue Indy

Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption (GRRAND)

Golden Retriever Rescue and Community Education

Guardian Angel Basset Rescue

Helping Paws Rescue

Hope Marie’s Fund

Houndsong Rescue

Humane Society of Indianapolis

Humane Society of Johnson County

Indiana Bulldog Rescue

Indiana German Shepherd Husky Rescue

IndyCLAW Animal Rescue

Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue

Kentuckiana Boxer Rescue

Kentuckiana Pug Rescue

Last Call K9’s

Louisville Weimaraner Rescue

Love of Labs, Indiana (LOLIN)

Mended Hearts Rescue – Indy

Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue

Midwest Dachshund Rescue

Misty Eyes

Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue

Our Lil Bit of Heaven Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Rescue Farm

reTails Indy

Ruts Rescue

Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana

Southside Animal Shelter

Tails and Trails Rescue

Waldo’s Muttley Crew


Also consider some of these rescues for non-traditional or exotic pets:
Exotic Animal Rescue and Pet Sanctuary (EARPS) is a central Indiana 501C(3) non-profit animal rescue group made up of volunteers working to help pocket pets, exotic and non-traditional pets.
We coordinate with Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, the Humane Society, and several shelters throughout the state as well as surrounding states, as well as the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic to rescue and care for exotic pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, reptiles, birds and more.
A Critter’s Chance is a 501c3 organization specializing in wildlife rehabilitation and exotic/domestic pet rescue. Our mission is to be a voice for the animals, to educate the public about animal responsibility, to ensure animals are treated humanely and given a chance, to find adoptive homes for domestic animals, and to return wildlife to their natural environment.
Indy CLAW is primarily an exotic pet rescue (non-traditional pets) with a focus on rehoming house rabbits and “caged” birds. We began as an all-breed rescue but have narrowed our focus in the past few years.