In this article, we’ve featured 9 of the best dog rescues in Nebraska for your convenience. Continue reading to learn about them.
1. Dolly’s Legacy Animal Rescue (Lincoln)
Dolly’s Legacy Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization based in Lincoln, NE. Their mission is to save as many abandoned, neglected, or orphaned animals from the local, overcrowded shelters. So far, they have saved the lives of over 2,500 animals in need, placed them in foster care, and then adopted them into loving families.
All rescued animals are given veterinary care, tested and treated for heartworm/parasites, and any necessary surgeries are performed. Before being listed for adoption, all dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. To view their available dogs, click here. You can donate to Dolly’s Legacy Animal Rescue on this page.
2. Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue (Bellevue)
Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue was first opened in 2010. Based in Bellevue, NE, this breed-specific rescue was started by Jackie, who admits she had no idea what she was doing at the beginning. Jackie fell in love with a husky, Taysia Blue, who she then adopted from a rescue, and it inspired her to do something and help to save hundreds of other Huskies who weren’t so lucky.
Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue is a non-profit, breed-specific rescue organization. In 2019, they rescued and adopted 250 huskies across Nebraska. If you’re interested in adopting, you can view their available dogs here. If you would like to donate to Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue (even a small donation can make a big difference!), visit this page.
3. FurEver Home (Fremont)
Based in Fremont, NE, FurEver Home is a rescue organization that takes at-risk dogs from shelters and prepares them for a new life with a loving family. They also work with the local community to promote responsible pet ownership and explain the importance of spay/neuter programs. If owners are having a hard time keeping their dogs, the organization helps out however possible to ensure dogs and their owners stay together.
If you’re interested in adopting a dog from FurEver Home, you’ll first need to complete an application. You can then browse their available dogs here to see if any particular pooch catches your eye. If you would like to help out the organization in other ways, you can donate to FurEver Home by scrolling down to the “donate” section on this page.
4. Nebraska Border Collie Rescue (Gretna)
Nebraska Border Collie Rescue is a breed-specific rescue organization based in Gretna, NE. This non-profit organization is entirely run by volunteers who focus on rescuing border collies and border collie mixes from overcrowded shelters where they may face euthanasia. They also provide avenues for public education so that owners can learn more about caring for these beautiful dogs.
The organization was founded in 1999 and relies on loving foster families to care for these dogs once they are adopted. Once fostered, the dogs are rehabilitated, socialized, and provided with medical care until they can be adopted. View their available dogs here, or donate to Nebraska Border Collie Rescue here.
Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue is an Omaha-based rescue organization that believes every single dog should be given a second chance at life. They rescue animals from shelters or abusive environments and place them in foster care until they can be adopted. They also work with current dog owners to fix behavioral problems that may otherwise cause an owner to surrender their dog.
As well as rescuing and adopting dogs, Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue has an affordable veterinary care fund for owners who need it, as well as a pet food pantry to ensure no dogs go hungry. All of their available dogs can be viewed here. You can also help Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue keep up their great work by donating here.
6. Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue (Lincoln)
If you love long legs and a fast runner, a Greyhound is the dog for you. The Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 that adopts ex-racing Greyhounds and surrendered dogs from all over Nebraska. Based in Lincoln, the organization relies on foster families to care for rescued Greyhounds until they can be adopted.
Unfortunately, an over-breeding of Italian Greyhounds means that there are many of these animals in need. The Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue takes in animals from families who are not able to properly care for them and have also accepted dogs that have been displaced as the result of state-mandated closures of breeding facilities. View their adoptable Greyhounds here, or donate to Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue here.
7. Start Over Rover (Hastings)
Based in Hastings, NE, Start Over Rover is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs in need. They are the only no-kill rescue and shelter in Hastings and rely predominantly on volunteers and generous donations for their day to day operations.
Once rescued, animals are spayed/neutered, given all necessary medical care, vaccinated, and loved until they can be adopted. If you’re interested in adopting, view their available dogs here. If you aren’t able to adopt a dog but still want to help out, you can donate to Start Over Rover here.
8. Good Dog Rescue of Nebraska (Lincoln)
Good Dog Rescue of Nebraska is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs of all breeds, ages, and temperaments. Based in Lincoln, NE, Good Dog Rescue of Nebraska serves eastern Nebraska and is always looking for potential adopters and foster families.
To adopt a dog you must have a fenced yard, agree to keep the dog in your home, and have spayed/neutered any other pets you have. Once you’ve completed an adoption application, you can view their available dogs here. You can also get involved with the organization by donating to Good Dog Rescue of Nebraska here.
9. Doberman Rescue of Nebraska (Omaha)
The Doberman is a very special breed of dog – intelligent, protective, energetic, and loyal. If you’re looking for one to join your family, check out Doberman Rescue of Nebraska. They are an Omaha-based non-profit organization that rescues Doberman and Doberman-mixes from across the state and places them in loving homes.
Dogs available for adoption have been vaccinated, given heartworm treatment, and are spayed/neutered. If you’re looking to adopt, you can view the available Dobermans here. If you’d like to donate to Doberman Rescue of Nebraska, you can do so here.
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