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.


ALL AMERICAN DACHSHUND RESCUE or (317) 388-0961 Independent foster homes, Indianapolis, IN 46254   Providing shelter and medical care for stray and abandoned Dachshunds

ALL CREATURES MATTER RESCUE   ALL Creatures Matter Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue that specializes in puppy mill dogs and rescues from high kill shelters in addition to owner surrenders  ACM exists to save lives by pulling from high kill shelters and rescuing from puppy mills.   ACM is comprised of volunteers as a non-profit rescue.  Email. Telephone: (317) 513-9626; Address. P.O. Box 441. Westfield, IN 46074

ALLIANCE FOR RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP, INC (ARPO) or The Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc. was conceived in 1998 by a group of Indianapolis citizens concerned about the continuing high rate of euthanasia in our city. We do not have a shelter, so all of our adoptable animals are housed in temporary foster homes until loving permanent homes are found. If you would like more information on becoming a foster parent, please contact us.  (317)774-8292 P.O. Box 6385 Fishers, IN 46038

AMERICAS BASENJI AND SHIBA INU RESCUE  or   Foster based rescue located in Indianapolis, IN for Basenji and Shiba Inu dogs. Founded in 1999. We take in African Basenji and Shiba Inu dogs from shelters, owner turn in or found abandoned.  We accept elderly, medical need and ones with issues such as fear biting and not properly socialized. Those who can be treated are placed in a home.  We have several permanent residents due to behavioral or health issues.  We cover Midwest and Mid-South states and are located in Indianapolis Indiana. 501C3 Nonprofit Organization.  Call (317) 619-6444

ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE Our mission is to save lives, to prevent pain, fear, and suffering, and to provide sanctuary and permanent homes for the unwanted, lost and neglected animals as well as to strongly encourage control of pet over-population through education.  MONTGOMERY COUNTY ONLY!  1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN  47933 Phone: (765)362-8846  

THE ARK FOSTER CARE PROGRAM or   The ARK Foster care Program is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), no-kill rescue created for several purposes: providing foster care for canines and felines at shelters, educating and assisting with “free” litters within the community, and providing care for stray animals.  Fillmore, IN Phone: (765)246-6223

BLAZE AND SADDLES SPRINGER AND CAVALIER RESCUE OF INDIANA  We rescue English Springer & Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in IN, KY & surrounding areas as needed. After evaluation, we match with a loving new family Address:  216 S Starter St., Indianapolis, IN   Phone: (317)894-3122

CANINE CASTAWAYS OR  Canine Castaways Rescue, INC is dedicated to rescuing ALL dog breeds, including those in Shelby County, Indiana. We receive many of our rescues from kill shelters, provide medical attention, spay/neutering, and boarding. We are a 100% NON-PROFIT organization that focuses on making Shelby County a NO KILL county! We are 501(c)3. We do this simply to save those others castaway!  10879 N 200 W, Fountaintown, IN Call (317) 345-6578

CASA DEL TORO PIT BULL RESCUE  or   The mission of Casa Del Toro Pit Bull Rescue is to serve dogs identified as pit bulls by fostering responsible pet ownership, enriching the lives of shelter animals and rescuing dogs for permanent placement in quality homes.  We rescue shelter dogs that have been identified as pit bull or pit bull mix. We foster our dogs in loving volunteer homes. A 501 (c)3 Pit Bull Rescue in Indiana.  (317) 586-8024

CATS HAVEN   (317)925-7001 The shelter was founded over 25 years ago as a sanctuary for primarily special-needs cats and kittens, and senior cats who had outlived their owners. Cats Haven is a sanctuary that provides a lifelong, safe, clean and loving environment for the cats in its care. Please visit us at our website:  Cats Haven is the oldest no-kill cat sanctuary in Central Indiana and provides an open atmosphere for primarily special needs and elderly cats.  Mission:  Cats Haven’s mission is to provide a non-institutional (cage-free) sanctuary for primarily special needs and elderly cats and to provide its residents with a lifelong, safe, clean and loving environment.  2603 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN email:

CENTRAL INDIANA FOSTER CATS  Cat rescue focused on the Town of Speedway, IN, Cats being fostered in a private home in Central Indiana that are available for adoption.  PO Box 24832, Speedway, IN Phone: (317)910-2544

CENTRAL INDIANA LAB RESCUE AND ADOPTIONS (CILRA) Central Indiana Lab Rescue & Adoption, incorporated in 1996, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to placing purebred Labrador Retrievers into new homes. CILRA currently serves Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, & the surrounding Midwestern region.  CILRA, P. O. Box 17485, Indianapolis, IN 46217 Toll: (888)882-1900 (Ladoga, IN)

CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER RELIEF AND RESCUE, INC (MIDWEST REGION)  OR    We are dedicated to finding responsible and loving homes for Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Our goal is to educate the public, breeders and fanciers on responsible dog ownership including spaying and neutering of pets, behavioral guidelines to ensure problem behaviors are dealt with before the dog is abandoned and to inform prospective CBR owners of the special qualities, characteristics and requirements of our breed before they acquire a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. With proper education, we hope to eventually eliminate the purebred Chesapeake Bay Retriever from any and all rescue programs. It is imperative as owners of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers that we make every effort to care for our own breed.

CHIHUAHUA RESCUE INDIANA, INC  ​ We feel all animals deserve a second chance and we will do our best to rehabilitate dogs that have behavioral problems and even aggression.  We care for our animals until we find the perfect home, and always take them back if circumstances change for our adopters. ​ We do screen our applicants carefully to ensure both animal and family are finding the perfect match.  We also believe in a foster-to-adopt program for some animals, to make certain the match is perfect.  Indiana

CIRCLE CITY KITTIES – Saving lives one kitty at a time or  We are a 501c3 small foster based rescue in Indianapolis, IN with a focus on Persians as well as other purebreds in need of rescue and rehoming.  Southeast Indianapolis Call (317) 371-3130

CLANCY’S DREAM RESCUE FOR BORDER COLLIES  Clancy’s Dream is a 501 (c)3 Non-Profit Foundation founded by Kenny and Elaine Shuck. All donations are tax-deductible and your contribution directly provides care for the Border Collies we rescue. We provide rescue, medical, rehabilitation and adoption assistance for neglected, abused or abandon Border Collies. Locally, we also assist families who are unable to afford medical help to care for a sick or injured Border Collie.  Clancy’s Dream, Inc.  c/o Kenny and Elaine Shuck, 8092 Heathers Pass, Seymour, IN 47274 (812)988.4656  Email:

CREEKSIDE ANIMAL RESCUE, INC  We are a 501c3 non-profit rescue founded in January 2016 that provides shelter & care for various animals, primarily dogs and cats, via a network of foster homes.  The animals are loved and nurtured until they can be adopted into permanent homes.   The rescue’s foundation is made of people who love animals and those who support us through donations of funds for vetting and supplies such as dog/cat food, kitty litter, and toys. Roachdale, IN (317)946-1316

A CRITTERS CHANCE RESCUE   We are a 501c3 organization specializing in 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, and to find adoptive homes for domestic animals. Mail: A Critter’s Chance, P.O. Box 823, Plainfield, IN 46168 For Exotic Pets:   Amanda Nosie:   For General Information and Farm Animals:  Kelly Thomas: (765) 430-5610,   For Website

EVERY DOG COUNTS RESCUE  or   Every Dog Counts Rescue (EDCR) is a non-profit  501(c)3 all-volunteer organization founded to save the lives of dogs in high-kill shelters in Indianapolis and the Midwest.  EVERY DOG COUNTS RESCUE, P.O. Box 108Zionsville IN 46077 US Phone:     +1.317.300.4EDC (4332) (Voicemail only.  For faster response, we suggest emailing us.)E-mail:

EXOTIC ANIMAL RESCUE AND PET SANCTUARY (EARPS) 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 exotic pets, small companion animals, and non-traditional pets.    We coordinate with Indianapolis Animal Care Services, the Humane Society, and several shelters throughout the state and 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.   Our network of volunteers and foster homes works to educate on the proper care of exotic pets, and we are working to control the pet population through spaying and neutering our adoptable animals whenever possible. Indiana and surrounding states

FAR-FETCHED DOG RESCUE or  We are a foster based 501 c(3) all breed dog rescue, located in Indianapolis, IN. Established February 2017.  Mission:  To give a voice to the voiceless through rescue and rehabilitation, while encouraging responsible pet ownership and promoting spay and neuter.

THE FOUR LEGGED RANCH or   The Four Legged Ranch started in August 2015 in Mooresville Indiana. A home to rescues and strays, helping change their world and finding loving homes.  We provide them with housing, food and most importantly love. It is comforting to us to see them cuddle up on a warm soft bed.  (317)409-0597 Mooresville, IN Email:

FERRET RESCUE AND HALFWAY HOUSE Ferret Rescue and Halfway House is a non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to ferrets.  We turn no ferrets away and do our best to find these little guys new homes. We have our primary shelter in Martinsville, Indiana and numerous foster homes throughout central Indiana. We also try to provide all the stuff you will need to get started from cages, to bedding to info at the shelter. All donations and proceeds go back to the shelter itself.   7150 State Road 44, Martinsville, IN 46151 Phone (765)349-0265

FIVE POINTS FERRET REFUGE  OR  We have been rescuing ferrets since 2009 in the Indianapolis area.  We began innocently enough, searching for a couple of personal pets and discovered so many ferrets in need of good homes.  Unable to find a local rescue, we took in several and while having them vetted, our veterinarian suggested we start rescuing.  Unknowingly, we already were.

All too soon, we realized we would not be able to care for all the ferrets who were coming to us; we would have to find homes for them.  The quest for loving “forever” homes began in earnest and continues, as more fuzzies find their way to our home.   Phone (317)356-2653

FRENZY ANIMAL RESCUE or    37 W Mill Street, New Palestine, IN (371)414-5662  501(C)(3), no kill, small dog rescue.  Rescue and shelter homeless dogs, owner release, pull from kill shelters and help get dogs back to owners and obedience training, service dog training.

FRIENDS FOR PAWS   Friends for Paws is a Non-Profit 501 (c) organization.  We are a home/foster based animal rescue.  Meaning, we cannot take in every unwanted pet.  Our primary focus is to educate the world on the importance of being a pet owner and “Saving the Strays” in Pendleton, IN.  Founded October 2011 Functions:  Education, Adoption, Pet food pantry and TNR.  P. O Box 336, Pendleton, IN (765)610-8135, (765)278-9563.   If you have lost or found an animal contact your local authorities / shelter.  Please do not take the animal out of the county it was found in.  We are unable to take animals from outside the town of Pendleton.

GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE INDY  (317)874-6140 Because this rescue saves almost every shepherd that is in need; serious medical conditions, advanced senior years, hospice, feral, dog intolerant and behavior issues, I am unapologetically selective with whom I adopt.  This rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that operates as a kennel and does not depend on foster homes. By having a kennel, the rescue can save more GSDs as quickly as possible. The facility has three separate large fenced dog run areas, a large communal kennel, and 5 separate rooms for fearful or ill shepherds. The separate lobby area provides a quiet area for adopters to meet their lifetime friend and for any dogs in hospice.  God Bless our German Shepherds. ​ -Amber Marks Founder and President 18131 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203, Closed Sunday-Tuesday.  Not open to the Public. 

GOLDEN RETREIVER RESCUE AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRRACE is a not-for-profit organization serving Indiana, staffed entirely by volunteers, and dedicated to Golden Retrievers in need. GRRACE accepts Goldens surrendered by their owners who no longer want or can no longer care for their dogs, rescues Goldens from situations which endanger their welfare or wellbeing, and places these rescued or surrendered Goldens in loving homes.   GRRACE, Inc., P O Box 513, Plainfield, IN 46168 (317)767-4095

HAPPY LABS RESCUE or   Happy Labs Rescue, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that takes in Labrador Retrievers and lab mixes of all ages. Our dogs come from shelters, owner surrenders who no longer can, or will, provide for them and, all too often, strays that are never searched for. (812)371-6581 P O Box 2296, Columbus, IN 47202 Email: in homes.

A HEART FOR DOG RESCUE Heart For Dog Rescue is a Non-Profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the physiological and psychological needs of abandoned dogs. Our organization consists of foster homes only.  We spend time rehabilitating the dogs both physically and emotionally while they are in our care. (317)518-4222  Danville, IN

HEAVEN AFTER HELL RESCUE    We are an animal rescue that believes in giving shelter animals a voice and happy home. We take in unwanted or abused dogs and cats from high kill shelters. We prepare them for adoption and find the perfect match for the adoptive family and the animal.  6819 W. 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN46214 (317)403-2289

HELPING PAWS   or  Helping PAWS is dedicated to improving the lives of animals, alleviating their suffering and elevating their status in society through the rescue and rehabilitation. We also want to educate our community on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare. Advocating the value of all animal life, in hopes to end the neglect and abuse animals and help control the pet population through spay and neuter advocacy. (317)455-4914 Fillmore, IN

HOPE MARIE’S FUND RESCUE  or Hope Marie’s Fund is a rescue that serves dogs, cats and small animals that have been surrendered, abandoned or orphaned and are at risk of euthanasia due to medical and/or behavioral issues. With financial support from donors and time and aid support from our volunteers, HMF strives to nurse these loving companions back to mental and physical health and then place them up for adoption, so that they may find their permanent loving homes.  Email:  4253 N State Road 135,  Franklin, IN 46131 Phone:  (317) 494-4274

HOOSIER HOOVES AND HOUNDS RESCUE Founded in 2007 as We Care Animal Rescue, Hoosier Hooves & Hounds Inc is a private, independent, 501(c)3 Non-Profit NO-Kill Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors located in Veedersburg, Indiana. We provide shelter to stray, surrendered, abused, and neglected animals and find them permanent loving homes. We keep and care for every animal until a perfect match is found. We offer sanctuary to those animals that are elderly, chronically ill, or otherwise deemed un-adoptable. We strive to create an environment which enhances awareness of the humane treatment of animals and focus on helping all animals alike, we do not discriminate age, sex, size, breed, or color.  As the voice for the animals, Hoosier Hooves & Hounds brings together like minded, animal focused individuals and groups to educate the public about animal welfare.  All animals are welcome, pending our availability of room to service the animals.   85 S Wesley Road, Veedersburg, IN 47987 Phone: (765) 585-0805

INDIANA BULLDOG RESCUE or Mission: Indiana Bulldog Rescue is a small group of volunteers who care about the welfare of English Bulldogs. Our goal is to rehabilitate and re-home English Bulldogs who come to us from animal shelters, families and bad situations.  We are only able to accept English Bulldogs. We place them in foster homes all over Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky where they are cared for and loved until a suitable home is found. All of us have full time jobs, families and other commitments while continuing to make room in our hearts and homes for homeless English Bulldogs in need.

INDIANA GSD AND SIBERIAN HUSKY RESCUE INC  or   Indiana GSD and Siberian Husky Rescue, a 501 (C) Non-Profit Organization, is run by Joanie Zupan, whose goal is to save as many animals as she can. Living on five acres of land, she keeps 20-30 dogs at a time. These dogs are rescued from abandonment or high kill shelters and are cared for as if they were her own. Each rescued dog stays with Joanie until pre-screened, approved forever homes are found!  821 Quincy Rd,  Quincy, IN  (765)712-0421

INDIANA HORSE RESCUE or  Mission Statement:  Indiana Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization dedicated in its mission to facilitate the Rescue and Rehabilitation of equine in need. Equine Division of the Animal Protection Coalition, Inc.  916 E Prairie Ave, Frankfort, IN (765)601-4104

INDY CLAW (Creating Life-Long Animal Welfare) RESCUE  501(c)3 charitable organization. Indy CLAW is an all-volunteer, exotic pet rescue focusing primarily on pet rabbits (indoor house rabbits that have been spayed / neutered). While our intent is to take in, vet and litter train abandoned / surrendered domestic rabbits to be adopted into a home, we do have a few that are not adoptable and will be shelter rabbits until they pass naturally.  All of our rabbits are kept indoors and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers who donate their time to cleaning bunny condos and litter boxes, as well as general rabbit care, feeding and grooming.  Indianapolis, IN

INDY GREAT PYRENEES RESCUE  or  (317)251-3179 Our mission is to rescue and place homeless Great Pyrenees in new loving homes. We take dogs in as space allows from Indiana. We also accept owner surrenders when possible. We are not a shelter. All our dogs live in foster homes.

INDY HOMES FOR HUSKIES – SIBERIAN HUSKY AND MALMUTE RESCUE OR  We are a rescue organization and have no physical shelter. All the dogs posted are either in foster homes or with their current owner. Most of these homes are in the Indianapolis area; however, we also have foster homes in other Indiana communities.  Our Mission is to encourage and promote responsible dog guardianship and to reduce the abuse and neglect of all Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and mixes of either breed through rescue, rehabilitation and adoption.  Indy Homes for Huskies is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible. The organization is comprised of private individuals committed to the rescue and adoption of Siberian Huskies and Husky mixes. We are all volunteers.  Call (317) 251-7297

INTERNET MIN PIN SERVICES, INC  IMPS attempts to assist Miniature Pinschers in need by providing foster care, transport, adoptive homes, veterinary care, and other services and information for the well-being of Miniature Pinschers. IMPS requires reimbursement of all necessary veterinary costs (e.g. the cost of the spay/neuter, microchipping, and any veterinary care required prior to placement), and in some instances, travel costs. A donation to the organization is requested with each adoption so that we may continue to care for chronically ill and/or severely injured foster dogs. In all cases, any expenses related to the adoption will be agreed upon prior to placement. While the Adoption expenses may be negotiable for some dogs, please remember that the care and upkeep of a dog, even the “King of Toys”, requires some financial outlay, and if a small placement expense is beyond your means, you may wish to consider a pet which does not require as much care as the Miniature Pinscher.  Email for Indiana Coordinator Keith is  The country has been divided up into groups of states, with a Regional Coordinator for each area. Please feel free to contact the Regional Coordinator in your area for assistance with the rescue or placement of miniature pinschers.  NOTE: If urgent help is needed, call our hotline at 1-877-Minpin1 (or 1-877-646-7461) and leave a message, as our volunteers listed below may not always be available via email 

KENTUCKIANA PUG RESCUE or Kentuckiana Pug Rescue is a volunteer based, 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization (permit #P14-001003) committed to helping all needy Pugs in the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin.  We work to find both abandoned, as well as surrendered Pugs, loving, forever homes in which they can live out the rest of their lives. KPR does not have a central facility where Pugs can be visited.  Each rescued Pug lives with a foster family until they can be placed in an adoptive home.  (877) 784-7988

LAST CALL K9S or   Mission: Last Call K9s is an environmentally friendly. non-profit organization dedicated to the safe harbor, rescue and preservation of abused, neglected and displaced dogs.  We are mostly family run and do not have a central kennel facility, but rely on foster homes as well as our own home to house the dogs until their adoption. We are a complete volunteer based organization that strives to help place dogs pulled from kill shelters all over the state of Indiana.  Idaville, IN  Email:

LOVE OF LABS INDIANA  (317)727-7392 Love of Labs’ (LOLIN, INC) mission is to reduce the euthanasia rate of Labrador Retrievers and Labrador mixes throughout animal shelters/animal controls in the Midwest (ESPECIALLY INDIANA). Lolin, Inc., 8063 Madison Avenue, #235, Indianapolis, IN 46227 Phone: 317-602-1470   Fax: 801-640-7688    Email:

LUCKY PUPS RESCUE  Specializing in the rescue of kill shelter dogs, particularly those deemed “unadoptable” or with URGENT status. Our rescues are truly LUCKY PUPS! (317)443-2918 Lewisville,

MASTIFFS R US OR  We foster our dogs in private homes. We operate mainly in IN, IL, and parts of surrounding states.  We are a 501 C corp. Founded on August 27, 2012

MENDED HEARTS RESCUE  Mended Hearts Indy is an animal welfare organization based in Indianapolis, IN.  We choose animals who have no voice – animals who are in shelters or found as strays. If you have found a stray animal, please take the animal to Indianapolis Animal Care Services. Obtain the animal’s intake number and email us We are a very small rescue and do not always have space, but we will do our best to get this animal out of the shelter and into a foster home with our group or another rescue. THANK YOU for caring about the animals.  We are operated solely by volunteers. We appreciate your understanding that we do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely manner, but circumstances may delay our ability to respond. Mailing address:  PO Box 36868, Indianapolis, IN 46236 Voicemail Line: 317-731-2257

MIDAMERICA BORDER COLLIE RESCUE  or We rescue Border Collies that are surrendered to shelters, picked up as strays, or relinquished by those who can no longer care for them. We must have current medical records/health certificate, which include: rabies, spay/neuter, heartworm check and dhpp. Records must accompany your Border Collie upon surrender or they will not be able to be taken into our rescue organization. MidAmerica Border Collie Rescue is not a facility open to the public. Our dogs are fostered at a volunteer’s home, therefore meet & greets must be scheduled in advance and only after the application and approval process has been completed. MidAmerica Border Collie Rescue serves Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. We are not a facility open to the public. Walton, IN 

MID WEST DACHSHUND RESCUE Midwest Dachshund Rescue is an all-volunteer nonprofit foster based rescue organization. Our foster homes are in IL, IA, IN and WI and this is our general area for adoptions as well.  Our Doxies come from owner surrenders, shelters and puppy mills. As we are all volunteers and most of us work day jobs, we need time to respond to all the inquiries we get.  Midwest Dachshund Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) all-volunteer organization that was founded in 2003.  2023 RIDGEWOOD STREET, Highland, IN 

MIDWEST OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG RESCUE or  They are based in Minnesota but they have a division based in Greensburg, IN.   Mission: As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit rescue, our mission is to rescue stray, abandoned or neglected dogs along with dogs whose families can no longer care for them (at times bad things happen to good people & their pets) and place these pets into loving, permanent homes.  Email for Indiana:  IN —  or

MISTY EYES ANIMAL CENTER  (Hendricks County) or   It is the mission of Misty Eyes to end the needless euthanasia of domesticated pets in Hendricks County and to teach responsible pet ownership and kindness towards all living things. We will do this by working with local organizations, teaching responsible pet ownership, spay/neuter education and networking for successful adoptions. These relationships, an enthusiastic volunteer network and a dedicated foster system will help us achieve this goal.  Will be without a building for a little while until the new building is opened.  The new address will be 661 S County Road 800, Avon, IN(317)858-8022

NATALIE’S SECOND CHANCE RESCUE or  We are a no kill dog shelter founded in 2009 by Natalie Moore.  We accept personal surrendered dogs, strays, and work with other rescues or animal shelters to rehome dogs and puppies. We have saved many dogs from death row at high kill shelters. We do not discriminate against breed, age, or health of a dog and we provide all our dogs with a comfortable, temporary home until a match with the right family can be found.  If you are in need of surrendering a dog please send us a detailed description of the dog and a picture if possible, We will try our best to get back with you quickly. We cannot guarantee that we will have an available place. We have limited kennel space so we cannot take in every dog but we can courtesy post to try and find them a home.  If you have found a dog please send us a picture and exact location found we will be able to post them and hopefully get them home! We are also able to scan found dogs for microchips containing owner information.  Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter is a No Kill Rescue for all dogs and puppies. We serve Lafayette, IN and surrounding areas. Our open adoption hours are Tuesdays 5-7 Thursdays 3-7, Fridays 2-6 & Saturdays 10-5. We are located at 10 S 16th Street in Lafayette, Indiana. Email  Phone: (765) 742-2200

THE NEST:  DOG RESCUE AND REHABILITATION   or   The Nest is a 501c(3) dog rescue and rehabilitation organization that is located in Bloomington, IN. All our animals are in foster homes until they find permanent homes. Those who are not adopted live out their lives at The Nest sanctuary.  The Nest focuses on dogs that shelters don’t put up for adoption due to their age, health and or minor behavior issues. We do not have a shelter/facility. All our animals are in foster homes. Please visit our web site for more info and details on the adoption process.  The Nest is an all volunteer private 501c3 rescue organization located in Bloomington, IN. Mail can be sent to PO Box 2054, Bloomington, IN 47401.  Email:

NORTHERN LIGHTS SLED DOG RESCUE   Our mission is to advocate for and/or rescue stray, abandoned, displaced, or abused dogs. In particular we focus on northern breed dogs facing euthanasia in the Midwest/Great Lakes region shelters. Our goal is to place the dogs we rescue in loving, experienced, and secure homes with people who understand and celebrate the unique characteristics of their breeds. Northern Lights is the largest rescuer of northern breeds in Indiana. All of our Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and northern breed mixes are adopted to homes that are thoroughly screened and investigated to ensure the best possible match for each individual dog in terms of the new guardian’s experience, lifestyle, and home environment. We work diligently and creatively towards saving as many as we can by tackling the problem from every angle. We work in concert with our rescue partners in the Midwest/Great Lakes region to ensure the most effective placement of the greatest number of dogs. If a dog is adopted into a great home, we don’t care “whose” dog it is — we’re just happy that a dog has been saved and that his or her rescue slot can be given to another in need! Finally, if we can assist in ensuring (through posting and screening) the responsible placement of a found or owned dog who will otherwise face the trauma and uncertainty of being dumped in a shelter, we are here to help. This is not a “fee for service” proposition, and we will not solicit a donation for just doing our job. It’s about helping dogs.

OUR LIL BIT OF HEAVEN or OLBH is a no-kill canine specific rescue located in Poland, IN.  Our purpose is to save the lives of as many canines as we are capable of and find loving homes that are the perfect forever fit for them. To educate the public in proper care of their companions, assist families in financial distress to be able to keep their furry loved ones with them by supplying food, vaccinations, spay/neuter help, preventatives etc.

PARTNERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY, INC Homeless Animal Aid: This is one of our largest, and most expensive programs. The P.A.W.S. Foster Home and Matchmaker programs save the lives of hundreds of homeless pets each year. P.A.W.S takes in abandoned and unwanted pets from a variety of sources, including animal control shelters. Often the animals we take need special veterinary care, nurturing or training before they can be adopted into new forever homes.       P.A.W.S. “Matchmaker” volunteers conduct adoption events 2-3 times a month to find homes for our foster pets.   (317)318-9483 Greenfield, IN, Hancock County

PET ELVES TO THE RESCUE or The Mission of Pet Elves is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home companion animals. All of our pets come from local animal shelters or other rescues needing assistance.  Franklin, IN

REDEMPTION GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE German Shepherd Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 corporation founded in 2014. Based in Indiana, we do our best to assist dogs in the tri-state area. Mission Statement:  Redemption German Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)3 corporation registered in Indiana and headquartered in Kouts. Founded in 2014, our foster based rescue focuses on senior and adult German Shepherds. Our mission is to give homeless and discarded German Shepherds a safe and loving environment while they recover with needed love, medical treatments and/or training while being rehabilitated to the point where they can be placed in forever homes. We understand that there are a lot of unwanted dogs and we cannot save them all. But we will strive to make a difference in the lives that we do save! Redemption German Shepherd Rescue, P.O. Box 158, Kouts, IN 46347​ Email:​  Phone: (219)309-6163

ROBIN’S NEST OF INDY OR    Robin’s Nest of Indy, Inc. is a unique animal care group that specializes in the care of pregnant cats and kittens from newborn to weaning.  We serve mostly central Indianapolis, but we also assist several remote counties and occasionally some of the surrounding states.  Our focus is on unwanted or stray pregnant cats and litters of kittens.  We provide a safe and loving environment for our rescued cats and give our Mom cats the prenatal care and nutrition needed to deliver healthy kittens.  We make available comfortable and quiet settings where they can give birth to their kittens and post-natal care so that they can nurse wholesome kittens.  Post-natal care includes vaccinations and spaying once the kittens are weaned.  Our kittens are provided vet examinations, vaccinations and adopted into loving and committed families.  Mom cats stay at our foster homes where they get regular interaction with family and other animals until we can find them a suitable forever family.  Robin’s Nest of Indy, Inc. only accepts a limited number of cats and kittens so that we can provide superior care for them and make available only healthy cats and kittens to adoptive families.  We do not charge a fee to take in a surrendered cat or kitten litter, but we do require a release to be signed releasing ownership of the animal(s) to us.  We do not judge the circumstances surrounding the surrender of a cat or kittens; rather we are grateful to people who seek out a rescue alternative.  Our complete concern and focus is for the welfare of the mother cat and/or kittens.  Newborn and very young kittens require special care, especially if their mother cat is not around to care for them.  Unfortunately, it is easy for well-meaning people to do the wrong thing when they are trying to help, and we have had kittens who could not be saved because of mistakes that were made in the hours between the time they were found and the time they were brought to us.  So, whether or not you plan to bring a newly-found kitten to us or another rescue, we encourage you to look at the tab on Raising Orphan Kittens if you have questions about how to give a newborn kitten the care it needs. Mailing Address: 8938 Spider Bay Court, Indianapolis, IN 46236 North and East (317) 691-1287and (317) 919-2587 South and West (317) 383-7557 and (317) 402-5678

RUTS RESCUE or  It is the mission of Ruts Rescue to end the needless euthanasia of domesticated pets in Indiana and around the country. We will do this by working with local organizations, teaching responsible pet ownership, spay/neuter education and networking for successful adoptions. These relationships, an enthusiastic volunteer network and a dedicated foster system will help us achieve this goal. We are a non profit animal rescue who rely on foster homes for all of our animals. Our goal is to place animals in their forever homes where they will be loved unconditionally for the rest of their lives.

SACRED SYCAMORE ANIMAL RESCUE    Sacred Sycamore Animal Rescue is named for a great tree on hallowed Indian burial ground in central Indiana. Using these strong roots, we will extend to not only place an animal in a home but to find their perfect home and family the first time. Animals will be placed in a safe and secure internal shelter with access to external space, as appropriate, for relieving themselves, exercise and enjoyment. Because we cannot extend our reach beyond what our roots can bear, Sacred Sycamore will only commit to financially assisting an animal if it has the financial resources available to do so at the time. Sacred Sycamore Animal Rescue, 2230 Stafford Road, Suite 115 #182, Plainfield, IN 46168 765.720.5671, or e-mail: Jane Irk  Terri Johnson

SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE, INC  We are Wayne County’s only non-profit 501(c)3 no-kill shelter that has absolutely no paid staff. We are committed to caring for all animals until their perfect homes are found.  Richmond, IN

SHELTIE RESCUE OF CENTRAL INDIANA, INC   OR   Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana, Inc. ( SRCI ). We are a tax exempt, non-profit corporation consisting of a small number of hard working volunteers who are dedicated to caring for and placing Shetland Sheepdogs into permanent and loving homes. Most of our Shelties come from Indiana and are fostered and adopted within the state.  (317)984-5737 SRCI, P O Box 199046, Indianapolis, IN 46219

SMALL PAWS RESCUE   A foster based rescue for Bichon breed dog with many contacts throughout the state of Indiana.

STARTING OVER AIREDALE RESCUE (SOAR)  The mission of SOAR is to rescue purebred Airedale Terriers who have found themselves without a home, and help them get started on the road to a happy, new life.  Starting Over Airedale Rescue, Inc. (SOAR) was incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Michigan on July 2, 2009.  We are an all-volunteer organization doing the work of Airedale rescue in the states of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.  Sandy Check (Indianapolis, IN)  317-259-7701 

TAILS AND TRAILS RESCUE   “Saving those that others cast away.” We are 501c3 non-profit rescue. Most of our dogs are “pulled” from the euthanasia lists.  Our Rescue is an all-volunteer organization. We are NOT a shelter. Our dogs are housed in foster homes.   Mission: We provide shelter, food, medical care & TLC for dogs that are in danger of being euthanized.   Indianapolis, IN

TRIBE DOG TRAINING AND RESCUE OR  POSITIVE TRAINING AND SHELTER RELIEF Whether you’re thinking about adopting an animal from Tribe or already own a pet and need training, I am here to help. We work with many local rescues and shelters all over the US to evaluate and place canines into foster families while they wait for their forever families. My training is based on positive redirection to help owners better understand canine behavior and psychology! From Basic Obedience to Behavior Training, Tribe CAN help. -Ashlee Miller 317-223-6316 Indianapolis, IN

WALDO’S MUTTLEY CREW ANIMAL RESCUE or   Waldo’s Muttley Crew is a foster based animal rescue in central Indiana.  Our mission is to save animals from poor environments, neglect, and kill shelters.  We also like to help the “good Samaritan” who takes in an animal and can’t keep it but doesn’t want to take it to a shelter.  Strays. However, are our number one priority for rescue and placement.  We are a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible.

WEIMARANER RESCUE   Louisville Weimaraner Rescue, Inc., (LWR) is a non-profit, 501c3 organization run entirely by volunteers to rescue stray, abandoned, and relinquished Weimaraner in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and surrounding states.  All proceeds are used directly to feed, shelter, and provide much needed veterinary care to these rescued Weimaraner who reside with our volunteers in their own homes, with their own pets and families prior to adoption.  We take enormous pride in our rescue efforts, as well as strive to operate a professional and successful rescue group.  Our goal is to find each of these wonderful, homeless Weimaraner their “forever home”. (317)784-5574 Our mission is to save animals from poor environments, neglect and kill shelters.  We also like to help the “good Samaritan” who takes in an animal and can’t keep it but doesn’t want to take it to a shelter.  Strays, however, are our number one priority