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Specialty Organizations

These organizations help specific breeds or types of animals in need in Nebraska, by providing temporary shelter, and evaluating potential homes. Although some organizations are based in surrounding states, they have volunteers and foster animals within Nebraska's borders. Each rescue or shelter possesses a valid Nebraska license.

Grand Paws Country Kennel in Ashland, NE

Nebraska Shelters, Humane Societies,
All-Breed Rescues & Advocacy Groups

These organizations help a wide array of animals in need, not just a specific breed or animal type.


Statewide Nebraska Animal Rescue
Voice for Companion Animals

Alliance Pawsitive Endings Dog Rescue

Ashland Ashland Dog Pound Foundation

Auburn Hearts United for Animals

Aurora Aurora Adopt A Pet

Beatrice Beatrice Humane Society
Never Forgotten Animal Rescue (Cats) 402.239.1692

Blair Friends of the Jeanette Hunt Animal Shelter

Broken Bow K9Haven Rescue

Burwell Welcome Waggin’ Rescue

Central City Help Us Pets Corp, Inc.

Chadron Friends of Pets

Chappell Adopt-A-Dog

Columbus Bright Futures Pet Adoption & Rescue, Inc.
Paws & Claws Adoption Center

Falls City The Humane Society of Richardson County, Inc.

Farwell Rescue Paws 308.336.3308

Fremont Dodge County Humane Society

Grant Perkins County Animal Shelter

Grand Island Central Nebraska Humane Society

Gretna Paws R Us Animal Shelter 402.657.1866

Hastings Heartland Pet Connection
Start Over Rover

Hershey ARK - Animal Rescue of Kindness, Inc.

Holdrege Holdrege Animal Shelter

Kearney Kearney Animal Shelter

Lexington (Johnson Lake) A Passion for Paws

Lincoln Animal Rescue Society
Capital Humane Society
Coalition for Pet Protection
Cause for Paws Boutique
Dolly's Legacy Animal Rescue
Husker Cats
Joining Forces... Saving Lives
Lincoln Animal Ambassadors
Lost Pets of Lancaster County
Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue
Paws Up Nebraska Dog Rescue
Reaching oUt to Furever Friends (R.U.F.F.)
Sadie Dog Fund
Second Chance Pups

McCook McCook Humane Society

Norfolk Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska
Puppy Love

North Platte Fur the Love of Paws Rescue
North Platte Animal Shelter
North Platte Pet Food Pantry
PAWS-itive Partners Humane Society, Inc.

Omaha Accept-A-Bull
Cat Spay/Neuter Connection
Greater Omaha Cage Bird Society & Adoption
Hands, Hearts & Paws
Heartland Cats
Helping Hand 4 Animals, Inc.
Helping Hands for Furry Friends
Homeward Bound in the Heartland
Little White Dog Rescue
Midwest Dog Rescue Network
Nebraska Humane Society
No Pets Left Behind
Omaha Dog Parks
Promise 4 Paws Dog Rescue
The Pit Bull Partnership
Wags to Riches

O’Neill Holt County Animal Shelter

Palmyra Good Dog Rescue of Nebraska

Papillion Town & Country Humane Society

Plattsmouth Happy Paws Animal Advocacy Group
Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

Scottsbluff Panhandle Humane Society

Seward Blue River Pet Rescue

Valentine Borders Without Boundaries Rescue

Wahoo Saunders County Lost Pets Pet Rescue

Walthill 12 Hills Dog Rescue

Wayne Tenderheart Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.

York York Adopt-A-Pet



Animal Resources Along Nebraska's Borders

Check out the groups who reside just across the Nebraska's state lines and do their part in helping animals too.


Cause for Paws in Lincoln, NE



Please send notice if a Nebraska licensed organization missing from this listing, so it can be considered as a potential member.

Animal rescue and shelter organizations in Nebraska are required to be licensed annually by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The organizations listed on this page have all been licensed, if required, based upon standards defined by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Advocacy or educational organizations and groups only rescuing horses, reptiles, rodents, and/or wildlife are not required to be licensed via the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Additionally, our member organizations have voted to exclude some groups from this listing based on complaints, negative publicity or public opinion and/or lack of collaboration or cooperation with our respective member organizations.
























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