List of charitable organizations helping animals
This list was compiled partly by online research and partly by organizations submitting their information. If you want your charitable organization (your main focus must be helping animals) to be listed here, please contact me to add your listing.
Every effort was made to ensure that information on this page is accurate; however, I encourage you to make sure that the organization of your choice is indeed what it claims to be and that it will spend your donation wisely. This website focuses on helping dogs, which is why the majority of the list is dog related; however, you are encouraged to support all species equally.
When you donate, please keep in mind that the ultimate solution is to fight the problem at its root by outlawing puppy mills.
The order of the list changes every time the page is loaded, however, groups fighting puppy mills are always on the top of the list.
Canada No Puppy Mills
Helps puppy mill survivors in Canada and provides educational material about pet stores, as well as dog buying tips. They also actively lobby to change the laws to ensure that puppy mills can no longer legally operate.
Humane Society International - Canada
Alberta Humane Society
A provincially-incorporated non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals.
Speaking of Dogs
A Toronto-based organization which launched in 2001 and is dedicated to educating people about dogs through seminars, workshop forums, outreach, and rescue. Their goal is to end the cruelty, abandonment, mistreatment, and homelessness of man's best friend.
Through its province-wide network of 25 Ontario SPCA Branches and 31 affiliated member Humane Societies, the Ontario SPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year.
Toronto Humane Society
Information about animal services, available animals for adoption, and fostering opportunities.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality
of life for domestic, farm, and wild animals in BC. Through its 36 branches located around BC and its provincial office in Vancouver, the BC SPCA provides
a wide range of services for nearly 42,000 homeless, abused, injured, and abandoned animals around the province.
Calgary Humane Society
A non-profit organization with a rich history of grassroots work on behalf of animals in the community.
Rat Terrier Rescue Canada
RTRC is a non-profit, volunteer organization that rescues and fosters Rat terriers in private homes. Many of the dogs come from puppy mills or shelters from the US.
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
Supports its member animal welfare organizations across Canada by promoting respect and humane treatment toward all animals.
Gimli Humane Society
The Gimli Humane Society is committed to providing safe and healthy housing for stray and unwanted domestic animals waiting for adoption.
Adopt an Animal
Maintains a database of animals available for adoption and matches them with prospective owners.
Teja's Animal Refuge
Teja's Animal Refuge's goal is to help all animals. If they can't take them, their mission is to find them a home. Watch their video on fighting Canadian puppy mills.
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is a registered charity non-profit organization devoted to the prevention of cruelty to animals.
US based dog rescue groups
Stop Puppy Mills
The Humane Society of the United States takes a stand against puppy mills on all possible levels, including supporting legislative changes, conducting investigations and litigation, and promoting public awareness and education. The HSUS also works with local authorities when called upon to help shut down the most abusive puppy mills.
Prisoners of Greed
Fighting to end puppy mills. Help them free the prisoners whose only sin is that they are dogs.
National Mill Dog Rescue
Non profit organization dedicated to help puppy mill dogs and to put an end to the cruelty and evil of the commericial breeding industry.
Animal Adoption And Rescue Foundation
A Richmond, Virginia based, non-profit, all volunteer, non-euthanizing organization founded in May of 1993. Their goal is to rescue orphaned animals and place them in loving homes.
Groovy Paws Rescue Inc.
Our Mission is to save unwanted, homeless and abandoned small breed dogs and place them with safe, caring adoptive families. Additionally, to provide public education on the importance of spaying and neutering all pets to help control overpopulation.
North Shore Animal League America
The largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.
Companion Animal Protection Society
Fighting against the abuse and suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs.
Save A Pet Adoption Center
A not-for-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to finding loving, quality homes for each cat and dog in its care.
Pet Smart Charities
Supporting animal welfare agencies that save homeless pets' lives.
Help Angel Dogs
A small organization that rescues dogs from local animal shelters and other places.
Guide Dogs for The Blind
Helping blind people by creating a profound partnership between a blind person and a dog.
Underdog Rescue of Florida
Providing shelter for homeless dogs, many coming from puppy mills, in Florida until they find a loving owner.
Hundreds of ways to help animals. Great site!
Dogs Deserver Better
Helping dogs on chains. They are a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Your donatinon to the ASPCA helps fight cruelty to animals every day.
A small group responding to a need for compassionate care of injured and mistreated animals. They run two small farms devoted to rehabilitation of animals, and can accept anything from horses to hamsters.
Save A Dog
Save A Dog is an all-breed, all-volunteer dog rescue group devoted to helping adoptable, friendly, dogs find permanent homes in the New England area.
Ring Dog Rescue
Ring Dog Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to help 'Bully Breeds'.
R.A.I.N. Rescue (Rescuing Animals in Need) CHANDLER, AZ
We take in strays, unwanted, abandoned and many that are on the euthanized list at our County Shelters. We give many of them medical care and place them into a loving Foster home where they can be loved and adopted out.
Our Goal is to educate the public by going to schools and groups (Girls & boy Scouts), and sharing the importance of spaying and neutering ALL pets to control the over population we always have.
Rocket Dog Rescue
An all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals from euthanasia in overcrowded Bay Area shelters.
Animal Match Rescue Team
Dedicated to facilitating adoption of shelter and rescue pets in the Southern California area.
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