Afghan Hound
Greater Pittsburgh Afghan Hound Club Rescue
Laurentia Ebbert
Pittsburgh, PA

Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier Rescue Network
Alicia Caldwell
Butler, PA
Day: 724-283-6768 - No calls prior to 9:30 am Eve: 724-283-6768 - No calls after 11:00 pm

Airedale Terrier
Carol Dietz

Area Serviced: western PA

Airedale Terrier
Airedale Rescue and Adoption of the Delaware Valley
Heather Estlow
Altoona, PA
Area Serviced: PA,NJ,DE
Rescue and placement for purebred Airedale Terriers in PA,NJ,DE

Akita Rescue of WNY
Nancy Lamm
East Amherst, NY

Tom Conflenti
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 967-9234

Alaskan Malamute
Bonnie Ferianc
Butler, PA

American Cocker Spaniel
Regina Beinhauer
Venetia, PA

American Eskimo Dog
Eskie Rescuers United
Gina L Donnelly
Carlisle, PA

Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association, Inc.
Tonya Nardi
Pittsburgh, PA

Australian Cattle Dog
ACD Rescue Association, Inc.
Melinda Wood
Pittsburgh, PA

Australian Shepherd
Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline
Maribeth Hook

Australian Shepherds and Aussie Mixes
New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue
Pam Caldwell
Collegeville, PA
Area Serviced: East Coast
We evaluate Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherd mixes from selected shelters and private owners no longer able to keep their Aussies. If we judge a dog suitable for placement with an average adopter, we foster it in private homes and get to know the dog. We then post the dog to our website and place it in an adoptive home where the energy levels, expectations and personalities are a good fit.

Basset Hound
Droopy Basset Hound Rescue of Western Pennsylvania
Judy L Helfferich
Area Serviced: western PA

BREW Midwest (BREW Inc. - Midwest Region)
Elaine Taillon
Pittsburgh, PA

Forever Home Beagle Rescue, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
Area Serviced: Western PA, WV, Eastern OH

Bearded Collie
Dave and Lori Bible
Pittsburgh, PA

Bernese Mountain Dog
Three Rivers Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Julia Airgood
Pittsburgh, PA

Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise Club of America
Lynn Ramich
Monroeville, PA

Border Collie
Glen Highland Farm
Lillie Goodrich
Morris, NY

Border Collie
Buckeye Border Collie Rescue, Inc.
Lynne Kelly
Tiffin, OH
Area Serviced: Western PA and Ohio
Buckeye Border Collie Rescue, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-deductible organization) is committed to helping Border Collies find appropriate, loving and responsible forever homes.  We do not operate a facility. The BCs are fostered in our homes (in Western PA and Ohio) so we know a lot about them.

Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier Club of Western Pennsylvania
JoAnn Thielman
Freedom, PA

Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier Rescue Network
Frank Gavlak
724-941-3860 (H), 412-215-1385 (C)
Area Serviced: western PA
See also:

Mary Morris
Triadelphia, WV

Lighthouse Boxer Rescue
Renne Puleo
Cleveland, OH

Keystone Boxer Rescue
Wil Keener
Uniontown, PA
Area Serviced: S.W. Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, N.W. Maryland

Greater Ohio Boxer Rescue, Inc.

Briard Rescue
Janice McNelis
Pittsburgh, PA

National Brittany Rescue and Adoption
Gaye Bricker
Kent, OH

Mid-Atlantic Brittany Rescue
Michelle Campbell

American Brittany Rescue
Julia Smith

Bull Terrier
Golden Triangle Bull Terrier Club
Bill McLidden
Area Serviced: western PA

American Bullmastiff Association
Lindy Whyte
Washington, PA

Catahoula Leopard Dog
Catahoula Rescue Inc. - North East
Tina Wright-regional coordinator
Belfast, NY
Area Serviced: NY,PA,NJ,OH,CT,Maine,NH,MD,WV and SE Canada

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
WPA Cavalier Rescue
Jane Heatherington
Pittsburgh, PA

Assisting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in need of rescue or re-homing.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier Rescue USA
Karen Sage
Ephrata, PA
PA representative for the national breed rescue group. Cavalier King Charles Rescue USA - 501(c)(3) non-profit

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Thirdtyme Rescue
G Frick

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization (S.P.A.R.R.O.)
Joe Maringo, Director
Plum, PA

Chihuahua Rescue
Sandra Speicher
Pittsburgh, PA

Chinese Crested
Dawn Backos
Greensburg, PA

Clumber Spaniel
Clumber Spaniel Club of America
Kimberly Jordan Daboo
Pittsburgh, PA

Northeast Ohio Collie Rescue, Inc.
Tom Hoadley
Orrville, OH
330-682-7948 or 440-248-9173

Tri State Collie Rescue
Area Serviced: OH, KY, IN, WV
Established in 1984, Tri State Collie Rescue is a group of concerned volunteers who seek to promote the welfare of the Collie breed. This is accomplished through our networking and coordinating efforts with various rescue organizations, dog shelters, humane societies, and members of the communities. Tri State Collie Rescue has a combined fifty years experience with the collie breed. We are entirely self-supported through fundraising events along with individual and corporate donations. For each collie adopted from Tri State Collie Rescue, a required donation helps to replenish our funds to help with the next rescue collie in need.

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
Mission is to provide homeless Collies and other family-friendly dogs a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition, and love until an approved home is found; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in our rehoming program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets, and to promote the message that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment.

Tri-State Corgi Rescue
Debbie Nosse
Bridgeport, WV
Area Serviced: OH, PA, WV, MD

Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society

Dachshund Rescue of North America (DRNA)
Shannon Lawer
Indiana, PA

Dachshund Club of America Rescue
Emma Jean Stephenson
Beaver Falls, PA
(724) 846-6745

Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue, Inc.
Robbie Lark
Royersford, PA
(610) 948-5898

Damon's Den Doberman Rescue of Western PA
Debby McMullen
Pittsburgh, PA

Distinguished Dobermans Rescue
Susan Szyklinski
Moon Township, PA

Doberman Pinscher Rescue
Nancy Langdon
Pittsburgh, PA

Doberman Pinscher Rescue of Western PA
Nancy Robson
Clairton, PA

Doberman Rescue Inc.
Candie D Avirro
Sewickley, PA
Doberman Rescue Inc. (D.R.I.) is a nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to rescue abused, abandoned and unwanted Dobermans and place them in suitable, safe, and loving homes. We provide Doberman adoption in Sewickley, PA (near Pittsburgh). We rescue primarily Pure-Bred Doberman Pinschers but, in urgent circumstances we help Dobe/Mixes and other breeds.

English Setter
English Setter Rescue
Joy and Jim Kealey
Pittsburgh, PA

English Setter
Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue
Bonnie Girard
Boyertown, PA

English Shepherd
National English Shepherd Rescue
Heather Houlahan
Cranberry Township, PA

English Springer Spaniel
The Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue
Karen Bobic
New Castle,PA

English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Rescue America

Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue, Inc.
Barbara Carlson
Pittsburgh, PA

French Bulldog
French Bulldog Rescue Network
Frank Gavlak
McMurray, PA
724-941-3860 (H) 412-215-1385 (C)
See also:

German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Deb Orpen
Pittsburgh, PA

Golden Retriever
Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization (S.P.A.R.R.O.)
Joe Maringo, Director
Plum, PA

Golden Retriever
With A Golden Spirit, Inc. (WAGS)
Mike Davin
Irwin, PA

Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever/Poodle mix)
International Doodle Owners Group, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
IDOG Doodle Rehome/Rescue Resources is a program of the International Doodle Owners Group, Inc. (IDOG.Biz) The International Doodle Owners Group, Inc. is a worldwide not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity group of volunteers, dedicated to educating the public, providing resources and encouraging responsible ownership and breeding practices. We provide support and resources to help Labradoodle and Goldendoodle owners and doodles in need. We work with shelters to assist in communications and provide our network resources to help locate quality forever homes for Labradoodles and Goldendoodles.

Great Dane
Dane Connection - Great Dane Club of Western PA
To place a dane contact: Mimi Kim
Pittsburgh, PA
Area Serviced: greater Pittsburgh area to Johnstown PA, Youngstown OH, Morgantown WV, Erie PA
Established in 1994, Dane Connection is a non-profit organization of caring volunteers dedicated to finding permanent home for unwanted or abandoned Great Danes in the great Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area. We strive to place Danes with owners who will provide loving and healthy homes. We also provide guidance on care and training for all placed Danes. We operate in the greater Pittsburgh area but will travel as far as Johnstown, PA to the east, Youngstown, Ohio to the west, Morgantown, WV to the south and Erie, PA to the north.

Great Dane
Dane Connection - Great Dane Club of Western PA
To adopt or foster: Gretchen Ocilka
Pittsburgh, PA

Great Dane
Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue
Jean Matvey
Baden, PA
Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue is dedicated to the placement of Great Danes in a safe and caring home; matching as carefully as possible the needs of the Dane with the environment of the new owner. Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue requires the spaying or neutering of all Danes placed by our organization. We also require the completion of an adoption application and a home visit to aid in the completion of an adoption. Although primarily of service to the Great Dane breed, Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue works with other rescue organizations to help in the placement of other dogs.

Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees Club of Western Pennsylvania
Lynn Pilarski
Pittsburgh, PA

Going Home Greyhounds Inc.
Wexford, PA
Area Serviced: 100-mile radius of the Pittsburgh area
Bringing Retired Racing Greyhounds Home Since 1995.

GPA/Three Rivers Greyhounds
Ruth Scheller
Pittsburgh, PA
Area Serviced: Western Pennsylvania
Exclusive SW PA chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, "The Greyhound Adoption Specialists," the largest greyhound pet adoption group in the US.

Greyhound Club of America
Lois Bires
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 935-3276

Hurry Home Hounds
Van Voorhis, PA
(724) 250-8585
Area Serviced: 100 miles of Pittsburgh
Hurry Home Hounds is a volunteer, non-profit greyhound rescue group founded in 2010. We place greyhounds within 100 miles of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including cities like Belle Vernon and Washington, PA and Morgantown, West Virginia.
Our rescued greyhounds await adoption in foster homes and kennels. We have excellent relationships with racetracks, as well as local and regional adoption groups, and we will work to find the perfect greyhound for you.

Nittany Greyhounds
Port Matilda, PA
(814) 933-6981
Nittany Greyhounds, located in the heart of Pennsylvania, has been re-homing ex-racing dogs for 12 years. To date, we have found forever homes for more than 1,200 greyhounds. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and welcome volunteers who want to get involved in our activities, whether a Nittany Greyhound owner or not. We are 100% donation based and every penny supports greyhound adoption.

Steel City Greyhounds Inc.
Marci Anderson
Pittsburgh, PA
Steel City Greyhounds Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) Pennsylvania non-profit corporation established in 2002 to promote adoption of retired racing greyhounds in the metropolitan Pittsburgh and surrounding western Pennsylvania regions.

Irish Setter
Golden Triangle Irish Setter Club
Sally Stewart
Pittsburgh, PA

Italian Greyhound
Italian Greyhound Rescue of Pennsylvania
Kacey Smith
Pittsburgh, PA
412 825-6092

Keeshond (referrals only)
Theresa Bricker
Pittsburgh, PA
412 884 2759

Western PA Keeshond Rescue League
Elissa Powell
western PA

Labradoodle (Lab/Poodle mix)
International Doodle Owners Group, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
IDOG Doodle Rehome/Rescue Resources is a program of the International Doodle Owners Group, Inc. (IDOG.Biz) The International Doodle Owners Group, Inc. is a worldwide not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity group of volunteers, dedicated to educating the public, providing resources and encouraging responsible ownership and breeding practices. We provide support and resources to help Labradoodle and Goldendoodle owners and doodles in need. We work with shelters to assist in communications and provide our network resources to help locate quality forever homes for Labradoodles and Goldendoodles.

Labradoodle (Lab/Poodle mix)
Doodle Rescue Collective
Jacquie Yorke
Montclair, NJ
Doodle Rescue Collective Inc. is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to Labradoodle & Goldendoodle rescue and education. We provide refuge, foster homes, vet care, rehabilitation and transport to doodle dogs in need and educational resources for doodle owners, rescuers and enthusiasts. WE ARE PENDING 501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION STATUS.

Labrador Retriever
Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization (S.P.A.R.R.O.)
Joe Maringo, Director
Plum, PA

Lhasa Apso
American Lhasa Apso Club (ALAC) Rescue
Helen Brown
Pittsburgh, PA

FORM (Friends of Rescued Mastiffs)
Bonnie E John
Pittsburgh, PA

Miniature Pinscher
Internet Miniature Pinscher Service
Area Serviced: NJ / PA

Miniature Schnauzer
Penn-Ohio Miniature Schnauzer Club Rescue
Theresa Klemencic
Bridgeville, PA

Miniature Schnauzer
Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption
Stacey and Joe Ambrose
New Kensington, PA

Newfoundland Club of America Rescue Network
Bonnie Blecher
western PA and Ohio
A non-profit organization recognized by the American Kennel Club to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of Newfoundland dogs.

Old English Sheepdog
Greater Pittsburgh Old English Sheepdog Club Rescue
Chris Gaburri
Pittsburgh, PA

Old English Sheepdog
Olde English Sheepdogs & Friends Rescue

Dawn Backos
Greensburg, PA

Papillon Club of America Rescue

Safehaven Foster Pekingese Charitable Foundation Inc.
Teri Walters
Tionesta, PA
Area Serviced: PA, Eastern OH, northern WV, southern NY

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue
Midge Ruscak
Pittsburgh, PA

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
WV Corgi Rescue
Debbie Nosse
Bridgeport, WV
Area Serviced: OH, PA, WV, MD
We help with re-homing Corgis and Corgi mixes, and we foster dogs while they\'re looking for their forever homes. Dogs can be found on the Tri-State All-Breed Rescue site listed on Petfinder in Hagerstown MD.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
G Frick
Area Serviced: SW PA

Dawn Backos
Greensburg, PA

Pom Prints Rescue
Lori Zeneski
Oakdale, PA
Area Serviced: within 1 hr 30 minutes from Pittsburgh in PA, WV AND OH
Pom Prints Rescue is ran by my husband and I with the help of our teenage children. We are a not to profit dog rescue for Pomeranians and small breed dogs.

Greater Pittsburgh Poodle Club Rescue
Joanna Fortson
Pittsburgh, PA

Greater Pittsburgh Poodle Club Rescue
Linda Caldwell

Guardian Angels Pug Rescue
Patti Levay
Latrobe, PA

Southwest PA Pugs with Special Needs
Lisa Ward
Leechburg, PA
Area Serviced: Southwestern PA
Our mission as a nonprofit, all volunteer, no-kill rescue organization serving the Southwest PA area is to rescue older, disabled and special needs pugs that require special care and/or medical treatment from local shelters where these particular pugs are considered unadoptable to the general public and scheduled to be euthanized, where we will be dedicated to providing appopriate medical treatment and placing them into a nuturing environment, utilizing temporary foster homes, while awaiting placement into their permanent loving forever homes.

Rat Terrier
Ratbone Rescues
Sue Benes
Leechburg, PA
We rescue Rat Terriers of all ages. The organization has been in business since 1995.

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesiann Ridgeback Rescue
Brenna Tatusko

Saint Bernard
Saintly Bernards Rescue
Jamie Byrnes
Ambler, PA
(215) 643-1447
Area Serviced: PA, OH, NJ, DE
Saintly Bernards Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to placing solid temperament Saint Bernards into a loving home and giving them that much deserved second chance. We take great pride in placing non-aggressive dogs that have been thoroughly temperament tested.

Scottish Terrier
Greater Pittsburgh STC
Martha Sovari
North Versailles, PA

Scottish Terrier
Greater Pittsburgh STC
Jan Kostyzak
North Huntingdon, PA
(724) 864-4229

Shetland Sheepdog
Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Pittsburgh
Beverly Nemeth
(412) 833-5905

Shiba Inu
Shiba Inu Rescue
Norma Hornung
Plum, PA

Shih Tzu
American Shih Tzu Club Rescue
Johnette Dinello
Aliquippa, PA
(724) 375-0837

Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky Rescue of Western PA
Barbara Waterhouse
Irwin, PA
724-446-7573 or 724-446-7500

Siberian Husky
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue
Pauline Bray
Harrison City, PA
888-sibes-4-U, 724-744-4593

Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terrier Club of America
Eileen Fedor
Pittsburgh, PA

Toy and Small Breeds
Adopt-A-Luv Small Breed Rescue
Audrey Atherton
Mentor, OH
440-255-2200 --Ring long, I use a walker.
Peke, Shih-Tzu, Yorkie, Maltese, Chihuahua

Tri State Weimaraner Rescue Inc.
Kristen Heilman
western PA
Area Serviced: NJ, DE, PA
Tri-State is a Non-Profit 501c3 organization. We help find new homes for abandoned, unwanted, and stray Weimaraners. Information and education is given to current owners who are considering giving up their Weim for adoption. If this aid fails and the dog is given up, Tri-State has the owner sign a release form giving custody of the dog to Weimaraner Rescue. We then place the dog for adoption and screen prospective owners. A mandatory spay/neuter clause is included with our Adoption Agreement.

Welsh Terrier
WT Cares
John Melair
Rockledge, PA

West Highland White Terrier
West Highland White Terrier Club of Western Pennsylvania
Michelle Clemenson
Pittsburgh, PA
Western Pennsylvania Westie Rescue is a committee of the West Highland White Terrier Club of Western PA. Though we serve mainly the W. PA area, we will also accept applications and dogs in need from other areas of PA, as well as portions of NY, OH and WV.

Whippet (referrals only)
Kathy Sutton
Volant, PA
(724) 946-8195

Yorkshire Terriers and Mixes
Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc.
Marilyn Faughner
Sinking Spring, PA

Alternate Email
Area Serviced: PA, MD, VA, DE, NJ, NY, CT
We are Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc. established in January of 2002. Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc. was organized as a Yorkshire Terrier rescue group in southeastern PA. We are a non-profit corporation and a registered kennel on file in Harrisburg, PA. We are also 501(c)3 federally qualified and we can provide the IRS letter confirming this status. We are one of the original participating rescues with