During our online campaign to provide Omaha-area pet lovers with information about adoptable animals that would have been at our live event at Baxter Arena, we’ll show you how to find pets that need homes from each of the 15 shelter and rescue organizations that were scheduled to appear in person. Find your favorite rescue below (or peruse them all!), follow the links to their websites, and see how you can apply to adopt!
Adoptable Animal Organizations
Town and Country Humane Society is a non-profit, no time limit shelter run entirely by volunteers serving eastern Nebraska and beyond.
We are dedicated to providing a safe and caring living facility for pets in need until a loving home can be found, as well as helpful information for those wishing to re-home or adopt an animal.
The Nebraska Humane Society was founded in 1875. It is the fifth oldest humane society in the nation, and, today, is also one of the largest. We offer shelter to animals who have no place to call home and provide vital services to them and to the people who love them. Every year, more than 30,000 animals, including wildlife, find their way to our doors. Through our programs, we touch the lives of more than 200,000 people annually with our message of compassion and humane treatment for all living creatures. We are housed on a 13-acre campus with four buildings, 150 dedicated staff members and 600 volunteers.
We are an all-volunteer group deeply committed to offering a chance at a good life to the dogs in our care. We provide a loving foster home, medical care, and quality food to each of our little dogs and begin training them to become beloved house pets. As a final gift to each of our dogs, we work diligently to make the best match for them with a new family.
Northern Plains Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer effort where every boxer counts. The organization strives to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home all boxers in need. Northern Plains Boxer Rescue makes every effort to educate the public about the boxer breed and responsible pet ownership.
Our mission is to take in orphaned or abandoned kittens that most shelters are unable to accept due to cost and time. At the Foster Kitten Project we strive to give the best care possible. Specializing in neonates and the human/animal bond. We are saving kittens one bottle at a time.
Husker’s Hope Dachshund Rescue is a Public Benefit Corporation, organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to rescue, rehabilitate and place displaced dachshunds from shelters, puppy mills and other sources into temporary foster homes, with the ultimate end of being adopted; And, provide educational tools to the public regarding the benefits of spay/neuter, health care, nutrition and behavioral needs of dachshund and animals, in general, via web site, public events and training.
R.u.F.F. Rescue, Inc. emerged from the desire of several community individuals that saw the need in Lincoln and its surrounding communities to provide a rescue for the “Highlander Kids” (meaning Westies, Cairns, and Scotties) plus other small dogs within the Lincoln area. There is an ongoing need for protection of vulnerable animals and education to society in general.
Taysia Blue Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are a family of volunteers and advocates dedicated to helping local Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and their guardians. We are funded solely and supported by, the generosity of individuals and corporations in our communities. All of our dogs are located in approved foster homes in the metro areas of Omaha, Lincoln, Kansas City, Des Moines and Denver. Taysia Blue does not have a physical building and does not have set hours of operation.
NALA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, that was created to help educate Animal Rescues, and allow them access to vital pharmaceuticals at low to no cost.
GRRIN was founded in 1991 and is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Our all-volunteer program provides a network to shelter, rehabilitate and rehome Golden Retrievers who are displaced due to family circumstances or other needs. GRRIN volunteers provide foster care for Goldens until they can be matched to prospective owners who are carefully screened to provide permanent homes.
GRRIN also provides public education about responsible dog ownership and, in particular, about the Golden Retriever breed via our newsletter and official website.
To rescue Boston Terriers and Boston mixes that are surrendered/unwanted, homeless/stray, mistreated/neglected, slated for euthanasia or puppy mill released, no matter their health, condition or age, finding them safe and happy forever homes through an adoption program that provides foster care, medical care, rehabilitation, and education.
Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill animal shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. We rescue and take creatures who are lost, afraid, hungry or ill and give them a warm, soft bed, good food, medical care and most of all, love.
FurEver Home, Inc. is located in Fremont, NE. We work locally with our community to educate dog owners on spay/neuter programs, the importance of vaccinations as well as ways to promote good behavior.
And of course, we pull and rescue dogs who are in danger of being euthanized, or we will rescue strays who have been abandoned by their not-so-good owner and make sure they are cared for medically, emotionally and made adoptable and help them find that perfect FurEver Home.
Big Dogs Huge Paws was founded on the core philosophy is that every “BIG” dog deserves a chance. Our goal is to make sure that every dog receives only the best of care, food, and training. We will also ensure that they are properly evaluated (medically and behaviorally) and placed according to their special needs. Our medical officer and veterinarian team will provide first aid training to all foster volunteers and health seminars about the latest developments in animal medicine. We work actively with professional behaviorists who train each foster home how to handle introductions, properly evaluate dogs, work through specific behavioral issues, etc. Foster families undergo quarterly training sessions in order to maintain everyone’s skills and abilities and ensure that the entire foster team is on the same page and has the tools they need for success. We will be working toward a special therapy dog training program as we identify dogs that would be good candidates and other potential partnerships. Eventually, our goal is to secure an actual facility where we can work with special behavioral or medical cases to give them the optimal chance of success!
Here are some of the rescue organizations in the metro area. You can contact them directly to help you find your “forever” friend.
- Northern Plains Boxer Rescue
- Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska
- MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
- The Foster Kitten Project
- Town & Country Humane Society
- Nebraska Humane Society
- Taysia Blue Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue
- Hearts United for Animals
- Husker’s Hope Dachshund Rescue
- Furever Home
- RUFF Rescue
- Big Dogs, Huge Paws
- Hearts United for Animals
- NALA Rescue
- Little White Dog Rescue