Are you looking for a purebred dog that fits your lifestyle and is also in need of a loving, forever home? The AKC Rescue Network is the country’s largest network of dog rescue groups, representing 166 breeds, and is predominantly run by volunteers from our National Breed Clubs. These volunteers work extremely hard to foster, rehabilitate and re-home dogs in need.
Here are just a few of the cute, loving pups currently seeking homes through the AKC Rescue Network.
Meet Goldilocks, a one-year-old Pomeranian who was picked up as a stray and given to Second Chance Poms. When Goldilocks arrived at the rescue, she was matted, full of fleas and ticks, and limping. That limp turned out to be a badly broken elbow. She’s since had surgery and made a full recovery! Goldilocks is very affectionate and active. To inquire about Goldilocks, contact Second Chance Poms at Rescue@secondchancepoms.org.
Meet Jewel, a three-year-old Rottweiler who spent the better part of her life tied up outside where she became pregnant, gave birth and protected seven puppies for months outdoors. She and her pups came to Rottweiler Hearts Rescue after a good Samaritan contacted the rescue group. It turned out Jewel had torn ligaments in both her rear legs. She had two ACL repair surgeries and is recovering and in rehab with her foster mom. Jewel is a sweet, loving dog that loves to play and give kisses. To inquire about Jewel, contact Rottweiler Hearts Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Joy, a six-year-old Papillon who came to Papillon Haven Rescue virtually blind because of a birth defect. She recently had surgery that gave her the gift of sight! Joy was transformed from lonely and isolated to happy and excited. This affectionate little girl loves to snuggle on the couch and get belly rubs, but also has a playful side. To inquire about Joy, visit Papillon Haven Rescue at www.paphaven.org.
Meet Phoenix, an eight-year-old Rottweiler who was found wandering the streets with a giant tumor on her leg. She was taken in by Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue (GGARR) and the tumor on her leg was removed. Phoenix loves to give kisses and is a very happy girl. The rescue team at GGARR is now waiting for biopsy results while Phoenix is recovering. To inquire about Phoenix, contact Yoly Ramirez at 954-309-0115.
Meet Rex, a Bullmastiff who was rescued by the American Bullmastiff Association Rescue Society (ABARS) after he was presumably hit by a car. Rex was in bad shape, having tested positive for the tick-born disease Anaplasmosis and suffering from an injury that caused paralysis to his left front leg. Rex is now on the road to recovery with his foster family. He received medication for the Anaplasmosis and receives Sana Wave Therapy and acupuncture for his leg injury. With each session, he has gained a more and more feeling. He loves receiving pets and hugs from his foster parents. To inquire about Rex, contact Melissa Bausman of ABARS at email@example.com.