Animal Pet Sanctuaries, Shelters, & Rescue


Animal Sanctuaries and Wildlife Reserves
Provides links to many animal sanctuaries, wildlife shelters, and animal rehabiliation centers organized by state.



Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. They also have a low-cost spay/neuter program, run a wildlife rehabilitation center, provide foster care and humane education, and works with humane groups nationwide to bring about a time when homeless pets will be a thing of the past. The sanctuary is located in Kanab, Utah.



Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Three Ring Ranch Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit, five acre, exotic animal sanctuary located in Hawaii above Kona. The sanctuary was founded in 1998 and is home to zebras, nene, hawks, owls, flamingos and reptiles, as well as many other rare, endangered and exotic creatures.



Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary
The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit refuge for abandoned, abused, ill, and old animals. The sanctuary is located on 130 wooded acres on a mountain near Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Peace Plantation Animal Sanctuary of New York
An animal sanctuary located in Walton, New York. They provide lifelong sanctuary and adoption services for homeless animals. Most of their animals are cats and kittens, but they do house some dogs and farm animals.



Pigs, A Sanctuary
Pigs, A Sanctuary is located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and was founded in 1992. It is a place of refuge for abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals. We specialize in the care of potbellied pigs and farm pigs, but shelter other farm and domestic animals as well. The Sanctuary currently provides a safe haven for approximately 400 animals, including potbellied pigs, farm pigs, horses, cats, dogs, goats and many other animal species.



Pigs Peace Sanctuary
Pigs peace is a pig sanctuary located in Stanwood, Washington and was founded in 1994. It is a nonprofit organization that is a safe haven for pigs and other animals. It provides homes for unwanted, abused, or neglected animals in need and is committed to spreading the message of compassion and respect for all animals. The sanctuary provides medical care, a healthy diet, socialization, and a permanent loving home. The sanctuary also educates the public about the characteristics and needs of pigs.



Dog Adoption
Dog adoption in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Forgotten dogs seeking loving homes.



Second Acts
Second Acts is a non-profit fundraising organization that distributes 100% of all donations received to very small, volunteer-run animal rescue groups nationwide which adopt a no-kill policy.



All Dogs Matter
Dog rescue and rehoming in and around London.



Puglia Pooches
A site about living in Southern Italy and caring for as many sick stray and abandoned dogs and cats as we can.



One More Smith Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
Providing medical care, safe shelter, food, training and affection to homeless domestic animals with medical and behavioral problems, to save animals that are unwanted due to the limited resources of individuals and other animal organizations, to re-home adoptable animals, and to provide a forever home to non-adoptable animals.



Cat Adoption Center
Animal Humane is a cat adoption center in Albuquerque, NM.



Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue and Zooh Corner E-Store
Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue is a non-profit 501c (3) no-kill rabbit rescue located in the greater Los Angeles area. Our goals include the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abandoned rabbits, as well as public education regarding proper rabbit care and the importance of spay/neuter. We have recently opened an online store, and all profits go to help cover our escalating medical costs.



J&M Acres Horse Rescue
J&M Acres is a non-profit horse rescue in Maple Ridge, BC. We adopt most of our horses from auction or from off the racetrack. Our aim is to get as many horses as we can off the meat truck and adopted into loving homes so that we are able to rescue more. To date, we have rescued over 300 horses and found them loving homes.



Ginger's Pet Rescue
We are a non profit dog rescue located in Seattle Washington.



Bugsy's Animal Network
Our mission is to promote the well-being and humane treatment of all animals, through our support of greater Rochester, New York, area shelters, and rescue organizations.



Greater Chicago Ferret Association
A no-kill ferret shelter in Illinois.



Rocky's Ferret Rescue & Shelter
A loving halfway home for wayward ferrets, food, shelter, adoption, referrals, donations, and support. Located in Parton, MD.



Massachusetts Ferret Friends (MaFF)
A non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of the domestic ferret, specifically in Massachusetts. MaFF's mission is ferret shelter, education, and outreach. Our goal is to educate the public about ferrets and to take action to provide for the best care of the domestic ferret.



Fox Valley Ferret Rescue & Adoption Services
Fox Valley Ferret is a 501(c)-3 tax exempt shelter serving central and northern Wisconsin and the U.P. (and sometimes MN).



Lakeroad Ferret Farm Rescue Shelter
Ferret shelter with ferrets for adoption, pet supplies, and more. The shelter is located in the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York.



Small Pets Big Hearts
Small Pets-Big Hearts, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, dedicated to rescuing small exotic pets and placing them into forever homes. Our primary goal is to rescue guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, mice, rats, degus, ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, reptiles, and birds. We specialize in the care of disabled and/or special needs animals. We are located in Cheektowaga, NY (just outside Buffalo).



Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services
Ferrets Unlimited is a non-profit no-kill ferret rescue serving Northeastern Ohio.



Cascade Ferret Network
Providing temporary homes and adoption opportunities for abandoned, abused, or otherwise homeless ferrets. Located in Portland, OR.



Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association
The Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association is one of over two hundred ferret shelters in the United States devoted solely to the needs of domestic ferrets and their owners. The PFRA functions as a placement/referral service for individuals seeking to place their ferret(s) in a new home and for persons interested in adopting ferrets.



Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue
Hide-E-Hole no-kill Ferret Rescue is located in Pittsburgh, PA. We take in unwanted ferrets, get them medical care as needed, resolve any behavior issues, and strive to find good, permanent homes for them.



Cricket Creek Ferret Rescue
The primary concern of the Cricket Creek and the shelter workers is for the safety and welfare of the ferret. By the time the ferret(s) have reached the shelter, they have already had enough trauma in their lives, and they need a stable home, to be well cared for, and to be loved.



Texas Ferret Lover's Rescue
We are a volunteer rescue group that takes in homeless, abandoned, and needy ferrets. We evaluate them, get them current on shots, and any medical treatment they may need before finding them a forever home.



Ferret Haven by the Sea
The Ferret Haven is a non-profit no-kill animal shelter serving the Southeastern part of Virginia. We are dedicated to helping ferrets, and educating the public in the proper care and treatment of ferrets. We take in lost, unclaimed, or owner-released ferrets and place them in homes.



Washington Ferret Rescue and Shelter
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a no-kill shelter caring for ferrets in the Puget Sound area. The shelter is located in Kirkland, Washington.



The Ferret Nook
The Ferret Nook, Inc., a no-kill ferret shelter that promotes the care and welfare of the domestic ferret. Located in Cambridge, WI.



Fox Valley Ferret Rescue & Adoption Services
Fox Valley Ferret is a 501(c)-3 tax exempt shelter serving central and northern Wisconsin and the U.P. (and sometimes MN).



Small Angels Rescue
A non-profit, no kill, small animal rescue organization based in Frederick, Maryland for hamsters, chinchillas, degas, guinea pigs, mice, and rats.



Given a Chance Hamster Rescue
Giving unwanted hamsters a second chance at a forever home. Located in Allentown, PA, USA.



North Star Rescue - A Rodent and Small Animal Rescue
North Star Rescue is a small companion animal rescue that rescues hamsters, rabbites, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rats, and mice from shelters around the Bay Area in California. We are based in Santa Rosa, CA, about an hour north of San Francisco. Adoption services available, as well as a referral placement service for people who can no longer keep their small pet.



Southern CA Rabbit & Small Animal Rescue & Adoption
Hamsters needing rescue in Southern California and beyond!



Shawsheen River Gerbils
Shawsheen River Gerbils is committed to improving the situation of gerbils in need. We encourage the adoption of older animals who still have much love to give. We specialize in introducing solo gerbils to new friends. We serve as an official breed rescue to area humane societies and assist pet owners who find themselves with gerbils they cannot keep. Located in Brighton, MA.



Chinchilla Rescue
A non-profit chinchilla rescue organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area of CA.



Prairie Dog Lover's Burrow
A not for profit prairie dog shelter located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Also provides prairie dog facts and information.



Bunny Bunch SPCR
We have hundreds of rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas waiting for homes. We are a non-profit, no kill rescue and education organization run entirely by volunteers located in St. Montclair, CA. We have lots of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and chinchillas waiting for homes. Plus, a fully stocked store for all your supplies and gift items too. We do free nail trims and scent gland cleaning, and offer free care sheets.



Small Pets Big Hearts
Small Pets-Big Hearts, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, dedicated to rescuing small exotic pets and placing them into forever homes. Our primary goal is to rescue guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, mice, rats, degus, ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, reptiles, and birds. We specialize in the care of disabled and/or special needs animals. We are located in Cheektowaga, NY (just outside Buffalo).



Rattie Ratz Rescue
Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of domestic pet rats and other small animals in the greater San Francisco bay area of Northern California (San Jose to Sacramento).



Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue
Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue is a 501(c)(3) corporation that rescues abandoned, neglected, and/or abused guinea pigs in the Dallas - Fort Worth Texas area and beyond.



The Animal Adoption Agency
Devoted to taking in animals and finding them happy new homes.