If you want to support one of the best dog rescues in Bucks County, PA, below we’ve featured 8 across the region.
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1. Harley’s Haven (Perkasie)
Harley’s Haven is a non-profit dog rescue organization based in Perkasie, PA. Serving the greater Philadelphia area, they rescue dogs of all ages and breeds from overcrowded, high-kill shelters and keep them in foster care until a suitable permanent home can be found for each dog. All animals are given the food, nurturing, and medical care they may require prior to being adopted.
If you’re interested in adopting from Harley’s Haven, please note that they only consider individuals and families who live within one hour of Perkasie, PA. Each dog comes with an adoption fee of $350, which covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, plus other necessary medical care the animals receive. Dogs available for adoption are listed here – please check regularly as new dogs are added constantly.
2. Royce’s Rescue (Richboro)
Royce’s Rescue is a dedicated no-kill animal rescue group that rescues and houses horses, dogs, and cats until they can be adopted. Located in Richboro, they operate across Bucks County, PA. With a trained veterinarian on staff, all animals are given the medical care they need once rescued by Royce’s Rescue. In 2020, they rescued and adopted almost 300 kittens and cats (mostly strays), as well as four ex-racehorses and numerous dogs.
Dogs currently available for adoption from Royce’s Rescue can be viewed here. If you see any dogs you are interested in, complete an application online and schedule a visit to meet your potential new family member.
3. Sherry’s Place Rescue (Newtown)
Located in Newtown, PA, Sherry’s Place Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue run entirely by volunteers. Their team specializes in rescuing and re-homing Yorkies and similar dogs of small breeds. All rescued dogs are given a comprehensive veterinary examination, care and rehabilitation, and then matched with a suitable adopter. Rescued dogs are housed with foster families in PA and NJ prior to their adoption.
To adopt a dog from Sherry’s Place Rescue, you must be based in southeastern PA or southern NJ. Prospective owners who have experience in owning small dogs are given preference. An adoption fee is required, to cover the cost of medical treatment and foster care of each animal. Dogs currently available for adoption from Sherry’s Place Rescue can be viewed here.
4. Last Chance Ranch (Quakertown)
Last Chance Ranch is an animal rescue organization that rescues and adopts a diverse selection of animals, including dogs, cats, horses, sheep, rabbits, and birds. Based in Quakertown, PA, this non-profit organization rescues and rehabilitates animals in need across Bucks County, and also works to educate the public on responsible ownership of pets and farm animals.
Before being adopted, all rescued animals are housed on their 35-acre ranch, complete with a barn, riding arena, small animal room, and everything else the rescued animals need to be happy and healthy. If you’re interested in adopting, view their available dogs here. All dogs at Last Chance Ranch are spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
5. Wet Nose Rescue (Southampton)
Based in Southampton, PA, Wet Nose Rescue is a dog rescue that accepts all breeds and ages. Founded in 2008, the group has grown significantly over the last decade or so. Although they have an adoption center in Philadelphia, no animals are housed there – all rescued dogs are placed in foster care prior to being adopted.
Puppies from Wet Nose Rescue come with an adoption fee of $300, which covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and veterinary care prior to adoption. Dogs aged six months and older are available for $250. If you’re interested in adopting, view the Wet Nose Rescue dogs waiting for a new home here.
6. Jax’s Labrador Retriever Rescue (Feasterville-Trevose)
Jax’s Labrador Retriever Rescue is a breed-specific dog rescue based in the Feasterville-Trevose, PA area. If you’re looking to adopt a lab, lab mix, or other sporting type of dog, they might just have the match for you. Their dogs are rescued from overcrowded shelters where they risk euthanasia. Although they adopt many types of labs, they specialize in those that are harder to place or less likely to be picked up from a shelter due to behavioral or medical conditions.
Puppies (six months and younger) come with a $425 adoption fee. Dogs aged seven months to eight years are available for $325, while dogs over nine are $200 and special needs dogs of any age are $150. View the dogs ready for adoption here.
7. Doxie Rescue of Bucks County (Morrisville)
Doxie Rescue of Bucks County first opened their doors in Morrisville, PA, in 1984. Specializing in dachshunds, they rescue and rehabilitate dachshunds, providing medical care and training until each dog can be re-homed.
If you think a dachshund would be a good fit for your family, you can view the dogs currently available for adoption here. Adult dogs come with an adoption fee of $300, while dogs 18-months and younger are available for $400.
8. Street Tails Animal Rescue (Philadelphia)
Based in Philadelphia, PA, Street Tails Animal Rescue started as a one-woman show, with founder Lindsay Condefer rescuing dogs one at a time and operating out of her pet shop. In the years since, Street Tails Animal Rescue has grown significantly, and now has a dedicated rescue facility so that more and more dogs in need can be rescued and housed prior to adoption.
Most of the dogs at Street Tails Animal Rescue are abandoned, unwanted, and saved from overcrowded shelters across Philadelphia. Dogs under 10 years of age can be adopted for $350, while those over ten cost $295. French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, and Pugs come with an adoption fee of $500. Dogs currently available for adoption can be viewed here.