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Here you will find animal rescue organizations in South-Central region of the United States.  This page covers the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.  Also listed are additional non-profit organizations which help domestic animals and shelters, as well as breed-specific rescues.  Please feel free to drop me an email to share animal rescue organizations in the area.  I hope this directory helps you find your perfect forever furry buddy.

And, if you’re interested in learning more about volunteering for your local shelter, please check out the blog.  

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ADOPTION FEE LEGEND

A = Under $150.00
B = $151.00 to $299.00
C = $300.00 to $499.00
D = $500.00 and up

TEXAS

COLLIN COUNTY

  • Name:  Emma’s Wish Senior Dog Rescue
  • Address:  Plano, TX
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Senior Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B 
  • Website: https://emmaswishsdr.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 972-948-4054

HARRIS COUNTY

  • Name:  Shaggy Dog Rescue
  • Address:  Houston, TX
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B 
  • Website:  http://houstonshaggydogrescue.org

  • Name:  Friends For Life
  • Address:  107 E 22nd St, 
    Houston, Texas 77008
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats –  A
  • Website: http://www.friends4life.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 713-863-9835

MCLENNAN COUNTY

  • Name:  Fuzzy Friends Rescue
  • Address:  6321 Airport Road, Waco, Texas 76708
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – B to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website:  https://fuzzyfriendsrescue.com/#
  • Telephone: 254-754-9444

TRAVIS COUNTY

NEW MEXICO

BERNALILLO COUNTY

  • Name:  Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico
  • Address:  Tiejaras, NM
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Small dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Website: https://lapdogrescue.org
  • Email: [email protected]lapdogrescue.org
  • Telephone: 505-934-2202

  • Name:  Animal Humane New Mexico
  • Address:  615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A to B
  • Website: https://animalhumanenm.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 505-255-5523

SANDOVAL COUNTY

  • Name:  NM-K-911
  • Address:  Rio Rancho, NM
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B; Cats – A
  • Website: https://nmk-911.com
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone:  (505) 414-9970

OKLAHOMA

CLEVELAND COUNTY

  • Name:  Second Chance Animal Sanctuary
  • Address: 4500 24th Ave NW, Norman, Oklahoma 73069
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter 
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A to B
  • Website:  http://www.secondchancenorman.com
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 405-321-1915

  • Name:  Forever Yours Dog Rescue
  • Address: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A 
  • Website:  http://foreveryoursokc.org
  • Email: [email protected]

OKLAHOMA COUNTY

TULSA COUNTY

  • Name:  Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Address: 5201 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter and Fosters
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees:
  •   Cats – A
  •   Dogs – A
  • Website:  https://www.arftulsa.org
  • Telephone: 918-622-5962

LOUISIANA

LAFAYETTE PARISH

  • Name: Acadiana Animal Aid
  • Address: 142 Le Medicin Rd, Carencro, Louisiana 70520
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter and Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – B to D
  • Website: https://acadianaanimalaid.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 337-896-1553

OUACHITA PARISH

  • Name: All Hounds on Deck
  • Address: Monroe, LA
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs – Hounds.  Will deliver adopted hounds nationwide and Canada.
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A
  • Website: http://allhoundsondeck.com/index.html
  • Email: [email protected]

ORLEANS PARISH

  • Name: Zeus’ Rescues
  • Address: 2520 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter and Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Website: https://zeusrescues.org
  • Email: [email protected]

ARKANSAS

BENTON COUNTY

  • Name:  Bella Vista Animal Shelter
  • Address: 32 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista, AR 72714
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: Very low rate
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Website:  http://bellavista-animalshelter.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 479-855-6020

PULASKI COUNTY

  • Name:  Out of the Woods Animal Rescue
  • Address: Little Rock, AR
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Website:  http://ootwrescue.org/index.html
  • Email: [email protected]

  • Name: Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals (CARE)
  • Address: Little Rock, AR
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – B
  • Website:  http://www.careforanimals.org/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 201-603-2273

BREED SPECIFIC RESCUES

OTHER NON-PROFIT SERVICES

  • Name: Wrapped in Love
  • Address: Run through the web only
  • Purpose/Services: Connecting crafters with dog and cat rescues with a primary focus on making blankets, belly bands, and diapers.  These items are often sent home with newly adopted pets to ease their transition into a forever home.
  • Website: http://www.wil4u.com
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artisanswithamission
  • Statistics:  Total Number of Blankets pledged as of June 18, 2020: 25,656