State List of Shelters and Rescue Organizations

By Kevin Myers | 2023 Update

There are public and private animal rescue organizations located in all 50 United States and the District of Columbia. These shelters, rescues, and organizations are there to provide assistance to animals in need as well as assisting those who can no longer take care of their animals. The people who run and volunteer at these havens deserve our thanks and respect as true caretakers.

We have utilized the API graciously provided by to generate the listings for each state and would like to thank them for making such lists possible.

If you are a shelter or rescue organization and do not see yourself on your state’s list, we suggest you create an account on to help people better find you.

Click on your state to find a list of animal shelters, animal rescues, and animal welfare organizations within that state. 

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