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KC Area Rescue Groups

There are many people and organizations in our area who are dedicated to helping homeless pets. Pets in rescue groups are primarily fostered in individuals' homes rather than at a shelter. The Humane Society of Greater KC and many other area shelters network with rescue groups. By working together, many more lives are saved.

Contact these rescue groups to adopt a pet or to learn more about a particular breed or type of pet:

To find more adoptable pets: Petfinder is an excellent resource to help you find a pet. It contains a comprehensive listing of animals available for adoption from shelters and rescue groups, with photos and descriptions. Use the search engine to find a specific breed or type of pet. Many shelters, humane societies and rescue groups in the Kansas City area post their available pets on this web site-- including The Humane Society of Greater KC!

Notice to rescue groups: Please email us to update or correct your contact information, or to add your web address to your listing. We would like to include more web links. Also contact us if your group is not on our list and you'd like to be considered.

Cat Rescue Groups

Diva Pets Tania Dodson 816-589-6994

Greycat Adoptions Dee Basile 816-517-2901

Kansas City Siamese Rescue Also rescue Persian, Himalayan, & Maine Coon Cats. Brooke Wood 816-331-9700

Karma's Rescue

Kitty City

Purrfect Angels Kim Rodgers 816-640-5362

Purrfect Paradise

Purrfect Pets in Metcalf Mall 913-652-6677

Second Chance Pet Adoptions 913-814-7471

Siamese Rescue

The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A.)



Dog Rescue Groups (various breeds and sizes)

Chain of Hope

Crossroads Dog Rescue

Erin's Midwest Animal ResQ

Excelsior Springs Friends of Animals

Friends of Liberty Animal Shelter Andi Myers 816-415-8690 or Lesa Tegeler 816-792-3059 or email

Heart of America Humane Society

Humane Society of Miami County

Karma's Rescue

KC P.A.W.S. (Protective Animal Welfare Society)

Military Family Rescue Information

New Beginnings Dog Rescue or email

Rare Breeds Susan Bass 816-796-6444

Safe Harbor for Pets 913-634-5955 or 913-724-DOGS

Second Chance Pet Adoptions 913-814-7471

Service Dogs Susan Bass 816-796-6444

The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A.)



Small Dog Rescue Groups (various breeds)

LL Dog Rescue (Toy Breeds) email or call 816-926-0242

New Beginnings Dog Rescue

Midwest Animal Rescue Sherry 816-358-6499

Second Chance Pet Adoptions 913-814-7471

Small Paws Susan 1-785-224-7839 email



Dog Breed Rescue Groups (listed by breed)

These groups and individuals specialize in rescuing certain breeds. Some also rescue mixes of that breed. Breed rescuers are a good source of information to learn about that breed.

American Eskimo HEART BANDITS: Laurel Johnson 913-901-8430 or email

Airedale Sara Franson 816-678-2126 or Terry Kratchman 913-541-1295

Akita Deanna O'Brian (St. Louis) 733-792-1309 or email

Akita Lisa McCluskey (Central/Southern Illinois) 217-344-9115 or email

Basenji Vicky Jacobs 785-379-5430; Eva Allen 816-444-9321; Yvonne Sims 660-352-6202

Basset Hound WESTERN MISSOURI BASSET RESCUE: Chris Bly 816-353-5643 or email ; Margaret Baldomino 816-853-1634 or 816-461-0313 or email

Basset Hound Liz Vahl Kamp 1-800-892-2722 or 314-863-1467

Basset Hound BASSET & BEAGLE RESCUE OF THE HEARTLAND

Beauceron Susan Bass 816-796-6444

Beagle BEAGLES AND MORE

Beagle Rhonda Cella Lippert 913-621-3474 or email

Beagle BASSET & BEAGLE RESCUE OF THE HEARTLAND

Bearded Collie Barb Clauson 785-842-6884

Bernese Mountain Dog HEARTLAND BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG RESCUE Julie Hesssenflow 913-385-0400 or email

Belgian Malinois Barb Clauson 785-842-6884

Belgian Sheepdog Barb Clauson 785-842-6884

Bloodhound Doris Coleman 816-356-9868

Borzoi (Irish Wolfhound) Dawn Kelley 913-677-3296

Borzoi Randa Glen 816-322-2244

Border Collie Jennifer Fitzwater 816-305-6756

Boston Terrier MIDAMERICA BOSTON TERRIER RESCUE (MABTR) Jennifer Misfeldt 402-510-1346 (Omaha NE but work in the KC area, too).

Boston Terrier Anne Alscott 913-764-4748

Boston Terrier Stacey Nagals 816-920-3436

Boston Terrier Anita Crowell 816-891-6367

Bouvier Andrea Jackson 913-341-0351

Boxer MOKAN BOXER RESCUE: 785-979-2679

Brittany Cindy Williams 816-858-0195

Brittany AMERICAN BRITTANY RESCUE: Jennifer Schoonover 816-790-3611 or 816-734-2347

Bulldog (French/English) Bev Larrick 913-583-3624

Bulldog (French/English) Sandi Farr-Spears email

Bulldog (French) Annie Alscott 913-764-4748

Bulldog (French) Charlotte Kreely 508-588-7968

Bull Mastiff MASTIFF HOPE: hot line 816-352-9384, Sandi Farr-Spears, or email

Bull Mastiff Izetta Wright 913-533-2413

Bull Mastiff Kelli Johnson email

Bull Mastiff Locker Wheat 573-635-0088

Bull Terrier Claudia Sharp 636-332-6341 or Rob Reiber at 913-856-4144 or email

Bull Terrier John & Lynn Byrd 660-222-63341 or 660-222-3474

Chihuahua Vicky Rogers 816-753-7873

Chihuahua LL DOG RESCUE: email or call 816-926-0242

Chinese Crested Sharon Robinson 573-634-2767

Chinese Crested LL DOG RESCUE: email or call 816-926-0242

Chinese Shar Pei WELUVPAWS CHINESE SHAR PEI RESCUE

Chow Chow Debbie Willis 816-765-8387

Clumber Spaniel Judy Rickey 913-724-1054

Clumber Spaniel Sue Carr (New Jersey) 908-580-1055 or 1-800-589-9566 or email

Cocker Spaniel Jane & Al Beck 816-228-4567

Cocker Spaniel Halle (with HEART OF AMERICA HUMANE SOCIETY) 913-722-0636

Cocker Spaniel OKIE DOKIE COCKER SPANIEL RESCUE: Anita 816-763-7275

Collie KANSAS COLLIE RESCUE (KSCR) Sarah Millsap 816-518-5956

Collie Pat Rawitch 913-681-0406

Corgi CORGI CONNECTION

Corgi Claudia Mitchell 913-764-7117

Corgi Sara Keith 816-833-2757

Dalmatian June Mueller or Janice Boyanchek 314-842-8958

Dalmatian Nancy Welsh 901-758-9073

Dalmatian Shirley Allen 816-444-1820

Doberman KANSAS CITY DOBERMAN RESCUE

Elkhound Renee Schmidt 913-856-3886

English Springer Spaniel Kim Ludwig 816-803-8962

English Springer Spaniel Mark Samuel 816-523-2723

English Springer Spaniel Judy Manley 1-800-377-3824

English Springer Spaniel Valerie Hoffman 816-254-3771

English Setter Diane Brim 712-322-4051 or email

German Shepherd MISSOURI GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE (MoGS): 785-409-3919 or email, or email to surrender a dog.

German Shepherd SERENDIPITY GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG RESCUE: 573-418-7666

German Shepherd Ann Mackey 816-363-0121

German Short Hair Pointer email

Golden Retriever GOLDEN RETRIEVER FREEDOM RESCUE Nicole Incorvaia 720-849-7879

Golden Retriever Bev Weaver 913-362-3397

Golden Retriever Phil & Pat Severson 816-741-2838

Golden Retriever Pat Munn 816-331-8856

Gordon Setter MISSOURI VALLEY GORDON SETTER CLUB RESCUE: Charlotte Kerr or email

Great Dane Janet Quick 816-250-2574 or 816-361-2242

Great Pyrenees Jane Signorelli 816-361-9262

Great Pyrenees Jo & Jill Patton 314-739-2562

Greyhound R.E.G.A.P. (RETIRED GREYHOUNDS AS PETS)

Greyhound MOKAN GREYHOUND ADOPTION

Irish Setter Mary or Pat Gocke 913-557-6936

Irish Wolfhound Sue Stobart 816-540-4842

Irish Wolfhound Doris Coleman 816-356-9868

Italian Greyhound MO/KAN ITALIAN GREYHOUND RESCUE

Jack Russell Terrier Kerri Dahlheim 402-963-9722

Keeshond KEESHOND LOVERS UNITE: Judy Hintzman 785-550-5429

Labrador Retriever Shirley Allen 816-444-1820

Lhasa Apso KANSAS FUREVER SHIH TZU & MINI SCHNAUZER RESCUE Cindy Stoll 1-620-431-1387 or email

Maltese KC MALTESE RESCUE

Mastiff MASTIFF HOPE 816-352-9384 or email

Miniature Pinscher Sue Mohr 1-785-748-0941

Newfoundland Cathy Figgins 816-361-7492

Papillon Irene Hummell 816-333-0034

Pekingese Mary Stickney or 402-613-4306

Pit Bull MID-AMERICA BULLY BREED RESCUE: 816-291-2053

Pit Bull MISSOURI PIT BULL RESCUE: Marisol Miller

Pit Bull PIT BULL RESCUE CENTRAL Educational and rescue info on Pit Bull type breeds

Pointer (German Short Hair) email

Pomeranian Kristin Roberson 816-792-3192

Pomeranian LL DOG RESCUE: 816-926-0242

Poodle (Standard) Heather Zimmerman 913-661-0329

Pug Anne Alsott 913-764-4748

Pug Vicki Dressler 785-256-2324

Pug Misty Wilson Brumback 913-385-1510

Pug MIDWEST PUG RESCUE

Pug Jane Braman 785-843-2292

Pug Lisa Ferrell 1-800-833-3311 or 913-685-5994

Rare Breeds Susan Bass 816-796-6444

Rat Terriers (& mixes) AMERICAN RAT TERRIER RESCUE: Ceci

Rhodesian Ridgeback Sandy Curtis 913-341-3746

Rottweiler MID AMERICA ROTTWEILER RESCUE Barb Krimminger email or call 402-578-5308

Saint Bernard Jennifer Spaeth 401-292-2245 or email

Schnauzer KANSAS FUREVER SHIH TZU & MINI SCHNAUZER RESCUE Cindy Stoll 1-620-431-1387 or email

Scottie Nancy McClure 816-322-2740

Scottie Penny Walker 816-358-6632

Shar Pei (Chinese Shar Pei) WELUVPAWS CHINESE SHAR PEI RESCUE

Shar Pei Mary Crafton 816-741-6212 or email

Sheepdog Joan Long 913-385-0362

Sheepdog (Old English) Judy Rickey 913-724-1054

Sheltie KANSAS CITY SHELTIE RESCUE, INC.

Sheltie Tracy Buck 314-561-3091

Shiba Inu MIDWEST SHIBA INU RESCUE: Kathy Bucnholz or 913-322-6883 or email

Shih Tzu KANSAS FUREVER SHIH TZU & MINI SCHNAUZER RESCUE: Cindy Stoll 1-620-431-1387 or email

Silky Terrier Mary Estrin 816-942-2427

Spitz Laurel Johnson 913-345-0628

Springer Spaniel (Look under English Springer)

Vizsla SHOW ME VIZSLA CLUB RESCUE

Weimaraner Gail 816-781-0828

Weimaraner Laura Roehrich 913-385-0815

Weimaraner HEARTLAND WEIMARANER: Rebecca Singleton 816-781-0828

Welsh Terrier Linda Sutton 816-764-4542

Westie (West Highland Terrier) WESTIE RESCUE OF MISSOURI: Elizabeth Schanou 913-302-0514 or email

Westie LuAnn Johnson 532-4853

Westie Linda Spitzengel 913-677-2469

Westie OKLAHOMA WESTIE RESCUE: Meredith & Mike Butcher 918-369-1143 or Theresa Stewart 405-330-5889

Westie LITTLE WHITE DOG RESCUE: email

Whippet Emily Mathis 816-242-2967

Wolf Hybred WILD SPIRIT WOLF SANCTUARY (New Mexico): 505-775-3304 or email

Yorkshire Terrier Martha Lewis 913-596-2162

Yorkshire Terrier Susan Zale 913-451-9283



Small Critters, Reptile, Amphibian Rescue Groups

Chinchilla Robin Rysavy 816-356-3900

Ferret FERRET HOTLINE 816-276-4747 or Bobbie McCanse 816-842-3707

Guinea Pig Danny Anderson 816-373-1965 or 816-896-4095 or 816-246-5050, or email

Hamster Robin Rysavy 816-356-3900

Pot-Belly Pig PIGS, A SANCTUARY or 618-459-3619

Prairie Dog Rescue Jan Calvert 913-432-5537

Rabbit Rescue MISSOURI HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY: Robin Rysavy 816-356-3900

Reptile Rescue Cassandra Davidson 913-727-1456

Tortoise & Reptile Sandy Spears email

Turtle Laurie & Tim Hut 816-524-4557



Pet Bird Rescue Groups

Parrot Sandy Spears email

Pet Bird (Parrots, etc) BURGE BIRD RESCUE Julie Burge, DVM 816-356-4700

Pet Bird (Parrots, etc) Melissa Sopko 913-248-1551

Pet Bird Sandy Schmidt 913-681-2253

Pet Bird Dean Tyson 913-722-2632 or 913-271-4225

Pet Bird Micra 913-381-3272

Pet Bird BEAK N WINGS Rescue/Adoption Program: email or call 913-322-3398

Pet Bird Educational Web Sites: THE BIRD WHISPERER and BEAK N WINGS



Farm Animal Rescue Groups

Duck Sandy Leonard 816-322-5502

Farm (ducks, goats, chickens, etc.) Susan Nichols 816-257-9678

Horse FABLEVIEW EQUINE RESCUE 660-747-0531 (24 hours a day) or 816-674-6748

Horse CHANGING LEADS EQUINE RESCUE

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