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
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
Supports its member animal welfare organizations across Canada by promoting respect and humane treatment toward all animals.
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.
Calgary Humane Society
A non-profit organization with a rich history of grassroots work on behalf of animals in the community.
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is a registered charity non-profit organization devoted to the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Adopt an Animal
Maintains a database of animals available for adoption and matches them with prospective owners.
Alberta Humane Society
A provincially-incorporated non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals.
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.
Gimli Humane Society
The Gimli Humane Society is committed to providing safe and healthy housing for stray and unwanted domestic animals waiting for adoption.
Toronto Humane Society
Information about animal services, available animals for adoption, and fostering opportunities.
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.
Puppy Mill Rescue
Helps outlaw puppy mills and cares for dogs previously used in puppy mills and commercial kennels.
Prisoners of Greed
Fighting to end puppy mills. Help them free the prisoners whose only sin is that they are dogs.
Pet Shop Puppies
Provides information about the commercial pet industry to educate consumers about commercial dog breeding; lobbies for laws that protect 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.
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
Companion Animal Protection Society
Fighting against the abuse and suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs.
Guide Dogs for The Blind
Helping blind people by creating a profound partnership between a blind person and a dog.
Blind Dogs Donations Fund
Provinding opportunities for blind dogs to overcome their disability and live a happy life.
Oklahoma Fox Terrier Rescue
Breeders and pet owners who want to make sure that no Smooth or Wire Fox Terrier in Oklahoma or surrounding states is abused or abandoned, and that no adoptable Oklahoma or nearby Fox Terrier is destroyed.
Mothers Against Dog Chaining
Fights against chaining dogs so they don't become aggressive and attack children.
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.
Rocket Dog Rescue
An all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals from euthanasia in overcrowded Bay Area shelters.
Well Pet USA
Provides fundraising and community pet education to assist in the health of animals. Reimburses the cost of spaying/neutring for qualifying non-profits.
Pet Smart Charities
Supporting animal welfare agencies that save homeless pets' lives.
Mid-Michigan Bully Breed Rescue
The purpose of the Mid-Michigan Bully Breed Rescue is to aid in the placement of stray and unwanted big Breed Dogs and mixes thereof.
Animal Match Rescue Team
Dedicated to facilitating adoption of shelter and rescue pets in the Southern California area.
Chris' Rescue Angels
They exist to save the throwaways, the strays, the owner turn-ins, the puppy mill survivor, the shelter dogs close to euthanasia - they will speak for those who have no voice.
Your donations help all the lucky mutts get the medical care they need and helps pay for special care for some of the special lucky mutts.
Safe Haven Center
Dedicated to Retreiver rescue and eliminating pet-overpopulation in Oklahoma.
Hundreds of ways to help animals. Great site!
Prisoners for Profit
A small organization that rescues dogs from local animal shelters and other places.
Ring Dog Rescue
Ring Dog Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to help 'Bully Breeds'.
Pet Connection Programs
A non-profit, tax exempt maternity, special care animal shelter founded in 1984.
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.
Underdog Rescue of Florida
Providing shelter for homeless dogs, many coming from puppy mills, in Florida until they find a loving owner.
Oklahoma Puppy Mill Truth
Fighting against puppy mills in Oklahoma.
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.
Help Angel Dogs
A small organization that rescues dogs from local animal shelters and other places.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Your donatinon to the ASPCA helps fight cruelty to animals every day.
North Shore Animal League America
The largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.
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.
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.
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