2021 Recipients


2021 Shelters of the Month

January – Labs & More

Labs and More Dog Rescue is San Diego’s fastest growing and most active dog rescue organization. Our volunteers work to rescue over 2,000 dogs each year. We find them forever homes in and around San Diego. In just 10 short years, our volunteers have worked to give hope to over 12,000 rescue dogs in need of a chance at life. We rescue large dogs and mixed breed dogs often with past medical trauma from high kill shelters.

Adoptable Dogs

February – Satchels Last Resort

Satchel’s Last Resort is a no-kill animal shelter/sanctuary whose mission is to Rescue, Rehab and Rehome dogs and cats with nowhere else to go because of breed, behavior or medical issues. We are housed on 12 acres – two large play yards in the front of the building and a large area behind our building where volunteers can walk the dogs.

Adoptable Dogs

March – Ayla’s Acres

We are tackling the problem one animal at a time. Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue is a St. Augustine, Florida-based 501(c)(3) supporting adoption, spay and neuter, and responsible care of animals. Along with education, outreach, and adoption and fostering programs, Ayla’s Acres also maintains a 45-acre sanctuary where “unadoptable” animals may live out their lives with peace, love, and dignity.

Adoptable Dogs

April – Animal Rescue New Orleans

Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) is an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the New Orleans area, including responding to the immediate needs of those in need of medical care or those too old, too young, too sick, neglected, abused and deprived of love. ARNO promotes the foster, adoption and reunion of pets with caretakers as well as spaying and neutering all companion animals through our no-kill shelter.

Adoptable Dogs

May – Operation Kindness

Operation Kindness is a pioneer in North Texas for providing assistance to animals in need of medical care, companionship, and most of all, a home.​

In addition to pet adoptions, we provide extensive medical care for our animals, a foster program, a pet food pantry, a surrender prevention program, education to pet parents and volunteer opportunities.

We believe in going above and beyond to give every animal the care and kindness they deserve. While we love every single animal we care for, we hope to see them leave one day – adopted into a loving home.

Adoptable Dogs

June – Labradors and Friends

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group is a 501(c)3 volunteer animal rescue group whose mission is to help save the lives of homeless Labradors, Labrador-mixes, and Labrador “friends” from kill-shelters in California and across the southwest.

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue has a lifesaving percentage of 98%. Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue takes in approximately 350 dogs (adults and puppies) annually.

Adoptable Dogs

July – Animal Ark Minnesota

Animal Ark is a Minnesota-based animal welfare organization. We embrace and follow a no-kill philosophy in our work to rescue, rehabilitate, & rehome Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year.

Animal Ark is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Minnesota corporation. We accept sick and injured strays from within our immediate area who require medical care. This collaborative relationship created the first No Kill community in Minn.

Adoptable Dogs

August – Red Dog Farm North Carolina

Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue is a leader in animal rescues in North Carolina. We have found homes for over 4,000 animals. Our organization is built on a large network of caring individuals and families who open their hearts, homes and farms to foster until a forever family is found.

Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed on August 23, 2006 to rescue and rehabilitate neglected, abused or otherwise unwanted animals in and around Guilford County, with a particular focus on domestic farm animals.

Adoptable Dogs