If you want to adopt a dog from one of the best dog rescues in Indiana, below we’ve featured 10 for your review.
1. Heaven After Hell (Indianapolis)
Heaven After Hell is a rescue organization that believes in giving shelter animals a better life. Based in Indianapolis, IN, Heaven After Hell rescues abused or unwanted cats and dogs from high-kill shelters. Dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas/worms, microchipped, and sometimes even trained before being listed for adoption.
Heaven After Hell also works to help control pet overpopulation by fixing all their animals and promoting spay/neuter surgeries among pet owners. They carefully match their available animals with the right adopter to ensure both pet and owner are happy. Their adoptable dogs can be viewed here, or you can make a donation to Heaven After Hell here.
2. It Takes A Village (Evansville)
It Takes A Village is a no-kill rescue that helps homeless animals throughout Evansville, Indiana. They rescue any dog in need, regardless of their breed, where they are located, or their circumstances. Since opening their doors in 2010, they have helped to rescue and re-home over 5600 animals.
Many rescued animals are placed in foster homes prior to being adopted, and the organization is run mostly by volunteers. Before being listed for adoption, all dogs are dewormed, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered. View adoptable dogs here, or donate to It Takes A Village here.
3. All 4 Animals Rescue (South Bend)
All 4 Animals Rescue initially began as a home-based foster rescue organization in 2007 in South Bend, Indiana. The organization is now a registered nonprofit and has grown into a group of over twelve volunteers, fosters, and animal transporters. All 4 Animals Rescue recently purchased their first building with the hope of expanding their organization further.
Adoption fees cover vaccines, deworming treatment, microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, and a heartworm test. If you’re interested in adopting from All 4 Animals Rescue, you can view their available dogs here. Alternatively, visit this page to make a donation to the organization.
4. Misty Eyes Animal Rescue (Avon)
Founded in 2011, Misty Eyes Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization based in Avon, Indiana. Their team of dedicated volunteers works with local organizations to promote responsible pet ownership and encourage pet owners to spay/neuter their animals. Misty Eyes Animal Rescue has a network of dedicated fosters who can care for these animals prior to their adoption.
The organization is completely run by volunteers and is funded by private donations, fundraisers, and grants. Although the organization has been responsible for rescuing many animals, they have to turn away thousands more each year due to space constraints. To help them expand, make a donation here.
5. Frenzy Animal Rescue (South Indianapolis)
Frenzy Animal Rescue is a small, non-profit rescue organization based in South Indianapolis. In 2009, they rescued over 100 dogs. Their small network of volunteers worked extremely hard to walk and feed the dogs, provide the care they needed, and keep up with the endless cleaning. The organization is committed to reducing pet overpopulation by offering low-cost spay/neuter surgery to pet owners.
Frenzy Animal Rescue has been saving dogs for more than two decades. They are constantly expanding their network and developing more programs to engage with the community. Adoptable dogs from Frenzy Animal Rescue can be viewed here. You may also like to visit this page to consider donating to the organization.
6. Furever We Love (Indianapolis)
Furever We Love is a rescue organization that focuses on finding loving homes for pets whose owners are reaching the end of their lives. Rather than having these animals placed in a shelter, if there is no family member to care for the animal, they try to find a suitable, loving home.
Furever We Love does everything they can to keep pets and their owners together for as long as possible. If a pet will need to be re-homed, they make pre-arrangements to care for these animals should their owner be unable to. Rescued animals will either be adopted into loving families or will spend their time in one of the dedicated foster homes. View adoptable dogs here, or donate to the organization here.
7. Vanderburgh Humane Society (Evansville)
The Vanderburgh Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that was founded back in 1957. For the last 60 years, they have been offering protection for homeless animals and rescuing pets from abusive or neglectful environments. They also provide a range of community education programs to promote responsible pet ownership.
The organization provides humane education programs and spay/neuter information. They also provide low-cost veterinary care, including spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations, for pet owners in need. If you would like to adopt from the organization, you can view their available dogs here. Visit this page to donate to the Vanderburgh Humane Society.
8. Pet Refuge (South Bend)
Based in South Bend, Indiana, Pet Refuge is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the best possible home for all animals that end up in their care. They are a dedicated no-kill animal rescue that spays/neuters every animal in their care in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation.
Before rescued animals can be re-homed, they are placed in a shelter or foster care where they are given medical treatment (including vaccinations), heartworm tests, and lots of love and care. View adoptable dogs here, or donate to Pet Refuge here.
9. Indy Humane (Indianapolis)
Indy Humane has been caring for central Indiana’s pets since 1905. Based in Indianapolis, this nonprofit organization is a limited admissions shelter – they take in as many animals as possible, but are never overcrowded and never euthanize animals to free up space.
Indy Humane offers a great range of community services, including a pet lost and found, surrender services, a pet loss support group, and behavioral resources to help pet owners deal with different issues. View adoptable dogs, or make a donation to Indy Humane here.
10. 2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond (Richmond)
2nd Change Animal Rescue of Richmond is the only nonprofit, no-kill rescue organization in Wayne County. They have no paid staff and are committed to caring for rescued animals until their forever homes can be found.
Prior to adoption, all dogs are spayed/neutered. The organization also offers a number of community services, including low-cost spay/neuter programs. View adoptable dogs here, or donate to 2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond by clicking the yellow button on this page.
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