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.


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.


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.


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.


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.