Approved Shelters

Amanda Approved Shelters

My trusty companion, Amanda, has visited each one of these shelters below!

Make sure you click on a shelter in your area if you’re interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering! My pals could really use your help.


Rancho Coastal Humane Society

San Diego, California

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is dedicated to the care of animals and the people who love them. Our homegrown, private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization rescues, shelters and adopts more than a thousand companion animals annually.

Labs & More

San Diego, California

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. 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.

Labs & Friends

San Diego, California

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.


Oakville & Milton Humane Society

Toronto, Canada 

We are dedicated to protecting and making life better for animals and connecting the communities that care about them in Oakville and Milton.


Garden Rescue

Sanford, Connecticut

We will provide medical care as well as a loving and safe environment for the dogs while we seek to find them permanent homes.  Garden Rescues will distinguish itself from traditional shelters by providing a much more comfortable and less stressful environment where the dogs will board. 


PAWS4you Rescue

Miami, Florida

PAWS4you Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization based in Miami, Florida. Over the last 11 years, we have served the vital need of sheltering, fostering, and placing dogs in the southern part of Miami-Dade County. We offer life-saving services and employ various strategies to place and keep animals in loving, lifelong homes.

Satchels Last Resort

Sarasota, Florida

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.

Ayla’s Acres

St. Augustine, Florida

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.


Atlanta Humane Society

Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill shelter providing 60,000 animal care points each year through sheltering and adoption, veterinary care, and community outreach. We operate out of three locations in metro Atlanta and help find nearly 10,000 animals loving homes each year. As one of the oldest charities in Atlanta, we have been caring for our community and her animals for more than 147 years.

CSRA Humane Society

Augusta, Georgia

A group of like-minded individuals organized the Society, which was incorporated in Georgia in 1985. Initially the Society was a network of foster homes that housed adoptable cats and dogs and brought them to TV stations and other venues to try to get them adopted.

Chow Chow Rescue

Watkinsville, Georgia

Jeff Gold, the owner and operator of Chow Chow Rescue and Rescue Me’s Animal Rehabilitation Center where he has rescued 18 animals. Chow Chow rescue aids in the help of adoption of Chow Chows across the country utilizing an interactive map located on his website.


Villalobos Rescue Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

VRC works ceaselessly to give Pit Bulls (and other types of dogs) another chance in life. Each and EVERY dog is taken in and received any and all medical treatment necessary. We work patiently to re-acclimatize fearful dogs to the loving care of a human, so that they may eventually be adopted.

Animal Rescue New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

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.


Animal Ark Minnesota

Hastings, 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.


Stray Rescue of St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri

We seek out and take in those who no other organization will help or would simply euthanize because they are too expensive to heal. We rescue the abandoned, beaten, bred, fought, injured, terrified, defeated and betrayed. The minute they enter our doors, we look in their eyes and promise them ALL the second chance they deserve for health, home, commitment and love, no matter the time or cost.


Nevada SPCA

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nevada SPCA provides shelter and care for homeless pets. We are dedicated to bringing pets and people together by finding them loving new homes and inspiring a more humane community.


SPCA of Wake County

Raleigh/ Durham, North Carolina

Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County (SPCA Wake) is an independent, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization and shelter, serving the central and eastern regions of NC and actively working in 25 counties through collaborative partnerships that save pets and help people.

Red Dog Farm North Carolina

Stokesdale, North Carolina

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.


Operation Kindness

Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas

Founded in 1976, 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.

Humane Society of North Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

HSNT is much more than an animal shelter; we’re a resource to our entire community. Our goal is to improve the lives of North Texas animals and the people who love them. That is why we offer a variety of unique, affordable, and lifesaving services to our community.

San Antonio Pets Alive!

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio Pets Alive! is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Due to alarming euthanasia rates, San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) was founded in 2011.  SAPA! is unique—it is the only high paced, high-volume rescue in San Antonio, saving 5,000 at-risk cats and dogs from euthanasia annually.