If you’re looking for a selection of the best dog rescues in DFW, the following list has been put together for your review.
Animal Hope is a rescue organization based in Fort Worth, Texas. This non-profit organization was founded to give disadvantaged animals a second chance at life – those animals with traumatic injuries or behavioral problems that require a trainer. Local, overcrowded shelters unfortunately don’t have the resources or time to deal with these animals, so Animal Hope picks them up and gives them the care they need until a forever home can be found.
They have a group of animals currently in rehabilitation for a variety of reasons – traumatic injuries, abusive situations, neglected medical issues, and more. They also have a number of rehabilitated animals that are ready for adoption – they can be viewed here. If you’re interested in donating to Animal Hope, visit this page.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club is a rescue organization passionate about Labrador Retrievers and determined to ensure a better life for those who have been abandoned, neglected, or abused. They rescue Labrador Retrievers from shelters and work hard to promote responsible pet ownership throughout the community.
The organization usually has around 30 dogs at any one time, with new animals coming in and being adopted daily. They don’t have a shelter and rely on loving foster families to care for the animals until somebody adopts them. View their available dogs here or donate to the Dallas-Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club here.
Operation Kindness is an animal rescue center and no-kill shelter based in the DFW area. As well as rescuing and adopting dogs, they provide medical care for all animals in their program, offer foster care, have a pet food pantry for owners in need, and a surrender prevention program to try to keep pets and their humans together.
Operation Kindness also provides education to pet owners to promote responsible animal care and plenty of volunteer opportunities throughout the community. In 2019 alone, they facilitated 4375 adoptions. View their available dogs here or donate to Operation Kindness here.
If you’re thinking about adopting a boxer dog, make sure you give North Texas Boxer Rescue a visit. This organization is run entirely by volunteers based in Dallas, Fort Worth, and throughout North Texas. They rescue boxers that are sick or injured, or have been neglected or abused, and find them loving forever homes.
North Texas Boxer Rescue relies on foster families to care for the boxers until somebody can adopt them. To adopt, you must live in the DFW area, have a fenced yard, and if you already have pets they must be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. All adoptable dogs are vaccinated, dewormed, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and any medical issues will be addressed. View adoptable dogs here or make a tax-deductible donation by clicking the “donate” button on this page.
Apollo Support & Rescue is a certified non-profit organization that rescues dogs from overcrowded shelters or picks up strays off the street. The team at Apollo Support & Rescue takes in dogs from all over North Texas and provides a place for them to rehabilitate until they can find a new, loving home. They rely on foster families to care for the animals before adoption.
Prior to adoption, all animals are vaccinated, heartworm tested, spayed/neutered (or a voucher will be provided to cover the cost of this), and microchipped. Adopters also receive 30 days of pet insurance and a free one-hour training session in your home. View available pets here, or donate to Apollo Support & Rescue here.
The Forgotten Ones Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization that relies on foster families to care for rescued animals in the DFW area. They focus on rescuing sick or injured animals from local shelters, as well as picking stray dogs off the streets and caring for them. All dogs listed for adoption are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and ready to meet their new owners.
If you’re interested in adopting a dog from The Forgotten Ones Animal Rescue, you can view their available pets here. If you would like to donate to the organization, they are always in need of blankets, dog food, toys, treats, collars, leashes, dog beds, and other pet supplies. You can also make a tax-deductible donation here.
Legacy Boxer Rescue is a non-profit organization that focuses on the breed-specific rescue of boxer dogs in the DFW area. The organization relies heavily on dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to rescue disadvantaged, abused, or abandoned boxers and provide care for them until a loving adopter is found.
Boxers are high-energy, athletic, and playful dogs that can act like puppies for many years. If you have time on your hands for training and want a dog who will never turn down playtime, a boxer might be the perfect match for you. View adoptable dogs here or donate to Legacy Boxer Rescue here.
K9 Mill Rescue first opened their doors in 2014 with the aim to help breeding dogs across Texas. Due to increased public education on “puppy mills” and the treatment of breeding dogs, many breeding dogs are now being discarded throughout Texas. K9 Mill Rescue saves these animals before they are left at shelters, abandoned, or mistreated.
Once rescued, breeding dogs are given personalized care, time to mentally and physically rehabilitate, and are eventually prepared to find their forever home with a loving adopter. K9 Mill Rescue does not have a shelter facility – they rely on loving fosters to care for the dogs before adoption. View adoptable dogs here (all are spayed/neutered to prevent pet overpopulation), or donate to K9 Mill Rescue here.
If you’re a sucker for blue eyes and wolf-like features, perhaps a husky is the dog for you? Texas Husky Rescue is a non-profit organization based in the DFW area, dedicated to finding loving homes for neglected, unwanted, or abused/abandoned huskies.
As well as rescuing and adopting huskies, they also promote public education regarding responsible pet ownership and the unique qualities/needs of the beautiful Siberian husky. If you’re interested in adopting a husky, you can view the available dogs here. You can also donate to Texas Husky Rescue here.
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