10 amazing dog rescue groups to donate before the end of the year

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The year is drawing to a close, and now is a good time to make some last-minute charitable donations that you can deduct when you do your taxes. If you are like me you are always looking for a way to help dogs in need.

The nonprofit groups on this list help dogs get the care and homes they need forever. You can find easy to follow links to donate to any group of your choice.

Here are ten nonprofit dog rescue groups that stand out and deserve your charitable donation.

1. Hope for the paws


You’ve probably seen some of the amazing Hope For Paws rescue videos on YouTube, and we regularly point them to DogTime because we couldn’t be happier and more in awe of their work.

They take suffering animals – often from abuse, neglect or injury – off the streets and provide them with medical care. They also strive to find forever homes for these animals.

If you haven’t seen what they are doing yet, check out some of their videos and bring some tissues because you are likely going to burst into tears.

You can find out more about Hope for the paws here and donate here.

2. American Pit Bull Foundation


The American Pit Bull Foundation works to educate and change the perception and stereotypes surrounding Pit Bulls. They want the public to see that these dogs deserve to be loved despite the way they are typically portrayed in the media.

The foundation has Pit Bulls available for adoption in loving homes forever, and they have a program called Operation Sidekick that trains rescued Pit Bulls to become service dogs for veterans with PTSD and depression.

You can find out more about the American Pit Bull Foundation here and donate here.

3. Unlimited animal assistance


Animal Aid Unlimited was founded by a family from Seattle who moved to India. They have seen animals suffering in the streets, but there are very few animal hospitals in India. So they founded Animal Aid Unlimited, and the organization quickly grew.

They take animals in need of medical care off the streets and provide them with the care they need. Most of the treatments they provide are for minor injuries or illnesses, but you can see some of their more extreme cases on YouTube. Although they are based in India, they accept donations from the United States.

You can find out more about Animal Aid Unlimited here and donate here.

4. Angels among us


Angels Among Us is a group that focuses on rescuing dogs and cats from high mortality shelters. You may remember the viral photo of two puppies at the shelter hugging each other some time ago. They have found their forever home thanks to Angels Among Us.

This group operates through a network of volunteers and foster families, and they regularly post photos and stories of animals on social media so they can find a forever home and get out of shelters before they do. not be too late. They also publish success stories of pets that go into loving families.

You can find out more about Angels among us here and donate here.

5. House with a heart


House With A Heart is a sanctuary and forever home for senior dogs and cats. Animals are often left behind when an owner dies, and due to their age and medical needs, they are generally unlikely to be adopted.

House With A Heart looks after all of the animals’ needs for the rest of their lives, and most importantly, they receive a lot of love and affection from a team of volunteers, even until the moment of their death. .

You can find out more about House with a heart here and donate here.

6. Best Friends Animal Society


Best Friends Animal Society is a group dedicated to ending the slaughter of shelter animals. They also run the country’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary for pets.

Through adoption events, education campaigns and fundraising, they work with other relief organizations to find permanent homes for dogs, cats and other animals in need and to raise awareness. They even helped several of the dogs involved in Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring get the care they needed.

You can find out more about Best Friends Animal Society here and donate here.

7. Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch


DogTime interviewed our friends and Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (JARR) earlier this year, and we were very impressed with their work. Not only do they save and find homes for dogs, but they also care for cats, horses, chickens and many other animals.

JARR also offers several programs to benefit the community. They provide assistance to low-income families with pets, people displaced by natural disasters, victims of abuse, the elderly, etc. Drop by if you’re ever in Napa Valley and give them a hello from DogTime!

You can find out more about JARR here and donate here.

8. Rescue of senior dogs in Muttville


Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is dedicated to finding homes or palliative care for older dogs in need of assistance. They are also disseminating information to the public about senior dogs and working to change the perception of old puppies as unwanted, a perception that leads many seniors to reprimand instead of being adopted.

Older dogs are often the first to be euthanized in shelters to make room for more puppies and young adoptable dogs, but Muttville is seeing owners returning for their second or third senior dog. Their success stories are truly heartwarming.

You can find out more about Muttville Senior Dog Rescue here and donate here.

9. Friends of Retired Greyhounds


Friends of Retired Greyhounds strive to place retired racing greyhounds into loving forever homes that will teach them the joy of being beloved pets and family members instead of working dogs. They also accept greyhounds from farms and shelters.

The organization is very careful to ensure that the right dog finds the right adopter. Friends of Retired Greyhounds also has a program that allows inmates at a correctional facility to help with the rehabilitation of racing dogs. The program benefits Greyhounds, inmates and everyone involved in many ways.

You can find out more about Friends of retired greyhounds here and donate here.

10. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humanitarian society to exist in North America. They regularly help save dogs from dog fighting circles, puppy mills, hoarding cases, and other situations of neglect or abuse.

You’ve probably heard of their work before, but if you’d like to know more you can check out this story on how the ASPCA saved over 50 dogs from a puppy mill or this story on how l ‘ASPCA saved 23 Pit Bulls. of a dog fighting organization.

You can find out more about the ASPCA here and donate here.

Do you know of any other amazing organizations that help dogs? What other relief groups should people donate to? Let us know in the comments below!


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