Adoptions

Tri-State Rescue Organizations & Animal Shelters


Pennsylvania

Animal Shelters & Rescue Organizations in Pennsylvania



Almost Home Dog Rescue
Animal Rescue League of Berks County
Animal Welfare Society of Monroe
Bucks County SPCA
Central PA Humane Society
Chester County SPCA
Delaware County SPCA
Dutch Country Animal Rescue
Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter
Hazleton Animal Shelter
Humane League of Lancaster County
Humane Society of Harrisburg
Lancaster C.A.R.E.S.
Last Chance Ranch
Lehigh County Humane Society
Main Line Animal Rescue
Montgomery County SPCA
PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society)
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA)

Pocono Animal Welfare Society
SPCA of Luzerne County
Women's Humane Society
York County SPCA


New Jersey

Animal Shelters & Rescue Organizations in New Jersey

Animal Alliance
Animal Welfare Association
Animal Welfare Society of Cape May County

Atlantic County SPCA
Bergen County Animal Shelter
Bloomfield Animal Shelter
Burlington County Animal Shelter
Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Cumberland County SPCA
Edison Animal Shelter
Ewing Twp. Animal Shelter
Gloucester County Animal Shelter
Hudson County Animal League
Humane Society Of Atlantic County
Humane Society of Ocean City
Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter
Jersey Shore Animal Center
Ocean County Animal Facility
Salem County Humane Society
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
Trenton Animal Shelter
Tri-Boro Animal Welfare


Delaware

Animal Shelters & Rescue Organizations in Delaware


Delaware Humane Association
Delaware SPCA
Delaware SPCA - Sussex Chapter
Kent County SPCA




Breed Clubs and Rescue Organizations

 

Rescue Organizations

LOCAL BREED SPECIFIC RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS

Adopt a Pet

Pet Finder

The Animal Orphanage

Pets 911

Philly Paws

Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania


TOY BREEDS


Affenpinscher
The Affenpinscher is a balanced, wiry-haired terrier-like toy dog whose intelligence and demeanor make it a good house pet. Originating in Germany, the name Affenpinscher means, "monkey-like terrier." The breed was developed to rid the kitchens, granaries, and stables of rodents. In France the breed is described as the "Diablotin Moustachu" or moustached little devil. Both describe the appearance and attitude of this delightful breed. The total overall appearance of the Affenpinscher is more important than any individual characteristic. He is described as having a neat but shaggy appearance.
http://www.affenpinsc...
http://www.affenrescu...


Brussels Griffon
A toy dog, intelligent, alert, sturdy, with a thickset, short body, a smart carriage and set-up, attracting attention by an almost human expression. There are two distinct types of coat: rough or smooth. Except for coat, there is no difference between the two.
http://www.brussels-g...
http://www.brusselsgr...


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an active, graceful, well-balanced toy spaniel, very gay and free in action; fearless and sporting in character, yet at the same time gentle and affectionate. It is this typical gay temperament, combined with true elegance and royal appearance which are of paramount importance in the breed. Natural appearance with no trimming, sculpting or artificial alteration is essential to breed type.
http://www.ckcsc.org/...
http://www.ckcsc.org/...


Chihuahua
A graceful, alert, swift-moving little dog with saucy expression, compact, and with terrier-like qualities of temperament.
http://www.chihuahuac...
http://www.chihuahua-...


Chinese Crested
A toy dog, fine-boned, elegant and graceful. The distinct varieties are born in the same litter. The Hairless with hair only on the head, tail and feet and the Powderpuff, completely covered with hair. The breed serves as a loving companion, playful and entertaining.
http://accc.chinesecr...
http://www.crest-care...


English Toy Spaniel
The English Toy Spaniel is a compact, cobby and essentially square toy dog possessed of a short-nosed, domed head, a merry and affectionate demeanor and a silky, flowing coat. His compact, sturdy body and charming temperament, together with his rounded head, lustrous dark eye, and well cushioned face, proclaim him a dog of distinction and character. The important characteristics of the breed are exemplified by the head.
http://www.etsca.org/...
http://www.englishtoy...


Havanese
The Havanese is a small sturdy dog of immense charm. He is slightly longer than tall, and covered with a profuse mantle of untrimmed long, silky, wavy hair. His plumed tail is carried loosely curled over his rump. A native of Cuba, he has evolved over the centuries from the pampered lap-dog of the aristocracy into what he is today - the quintessential family pet of a people living on a small tropical island. His duties traditionally have been those of companion, watchdog, child's playmate and herder of the family poultry flock. His presentation in the show ring should reflect his function - always in excellent condition but never so elaborately coifed as to preclude an impromptu romp in the leaves, as his character is essentially playful rather than decorative.
While historically always a toy dog and therefore never overly large or coarse, he does not appear so fragile as to make him unsuitable as a child's pet. His unique coat reflects centuries in the tropics, and protects against heat. It is remarkably soft and light in texture, profuse without being harsh or woolly. Likewise, the furnishings of the head are believed to protect the eyes from the harsh tropical sun, and have traditionally never been gathered in a topknot for this reason.
In both structure and gait, the Havanese is not easily mistaken for any other breed. His characteristic topline, rising slightly from withers to rump is a result of moderate angulation both fore and aft combined with a typically short upper arm. The resulting springy gait is flashy rather than far-reaching and unique to the breed. The overall impression of the dog on the move is one of agility rather than excessive ability to cover ground. These characteristics of temperament, structure and gait contribute in large part to the character of the breed, and are essential to type.
http://www.havanese.o...
http://www.havanese-r...


Italian Greyhound
The Italian Greyhound is very similar to the Greyhound, but much smaller and more slender in all proportions and of ideal elegance and grace.
http://www.italiangre...
http://www.italiangre...


Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin is a small, well balanced, lively, aristocratic toy dog with a distinctive Oriental expression. It is light and stylish in action. The plumed tail is carried over the back, curving to either side. The coat is profuse, silky, soft and straight. The dog's outline presents a square appearance.
http://www.japanesech...
http://www.japanesech...


Maltese
The Maltese is a toy dog covered from head to foot with a mantle of long, silky, white hair. He is gentle-mannered and affectionate, eager and sprightly in action, and, despite his size, possessed of the vigor needed for the satisfactory companion.
http://www.americanma...
http://www.americanma...


Manchester Terrier
A small, black, short-coated dog with distinctive rich mahogany markings and a taper style tail. In structure the Manchester presents a sleek, sturdy, yet elegant look, and has a wedge-shaped, long and clean head with a keen, bright, alert expression. The smooth, compact, muscular body expresses great power and agility, enabling the Manchester to kill vermin and course small game.
Except for size and ear options, there are no differences between the Standard and Toy varieties of the Manchester Terrier. The Toy is a diminutive version of the Standard variety.
http://clubs.akc.org/...
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Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Pinscher is structurally a well balanced, sturdy, compact, short-coupled, smooth-coated dog. He naturally is well groomed, proud, vigorous and alert. Characteristic traits are his hackney-like action, fearless animation, complete self-possession, and his spirited presence.
http://www.minpin.org...
http://www.minpinresc...


Papillon
The Papillon is a small, friendly, elegant toy dog of fine-boned structure, light, dainty and of lively action; distinguished from other breeds by its beautiful butterfly-like ears.
http://www.papilloncl...
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http://www.paphaven.org/


Pekingese
The Pekingese is a well-balanced, compact dog of Chinese origin with a heavy front and lighter hindquarters. Its temperament is one of directness, independence and individuality. Its image is lionlike, implying courage, dignity, boldness and self-esteem rather than daintiness or delicacy.
http://www.thepekinge...
http://www.nepekeresc...


Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a compact, short-backed, active toy dog. He has a soft, dense undercoat with a profuse harsh-textured outer coat. His heavily plumed tail is set high and lies flat on his back. He is alert in character, exhibits intelligence in expression, is buoyant in deportment, and is inquisitive by nature. The Pomeranian is cocky, commanding, and animated as he gaits. He is sound in composition and action.
http://www.americanpo...
http://adopt-a-pomera...


Poodle
The Standard for the Poodle (Toy variety) is the same as for the Standard and Minature varieties except as regards heights.
That of a very active, intelligent and elegant-appearing dog, squarely built, well proportioned, moving soundly and carrying himself proudly. Properly clipped in the traditional fashion and carefully groomed, the Poodle has about him an air of distinction and dignity peculiar to himself.
http://www.poodleclub...
http://www.poodleclub...


Pug
Symmetry and general appearance are decidedly square and cobby. A lean, leggy Pug and a dog with short legs and a long body are equally objectionable.
http://www.pugs.org/...
http://www.pugs.org/...


Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu is a sturdy, lively, alert toy dog with long flowing double coat. Befitting his noble Chinese ancestry as a highly valued, prized companion and palace pet, the Shih Tzu is proud of bearing, has a distinctively arrogant carriage with head well up and tail curved over the back. Although there has always been considerable size variation, the Shih Tzu must be compact, solid, carrying good weight and substance.
Even though a toy dog, the Shih Tzu must be subject to the same requirements of soundness and structure prescribed for all breeds, and any deviation from the ideal described in the standard should be penalized to the extent of the deviation. Structural faults common to all breeds are as undesirable in the Shih Tzu as in any other breed, regardless of whether or not such faults are specifically mentioned in the standard.
http://www.shihtzu.or...
http://www.usshihtzur...


Silky Terrier
The Silky Terrier is a true "toy terrier". He is moderately low set, slightly longer than tall, of refined bone structure, but of sufficient substance to suggest the ability to hunt and kill domestic rodents. His coat is silky in texture, parted from the stop to the tail and presents a well groomed but not sculptured appearance. His inquisitive nature and joy of life make him an ideal companion.
http://silkyterriercl...
http://silkyrescue.tr...


Toy Fox Terrier
The Toy Fox Terrier is truly a toy and a terrier and both have influenced his personality and character. As a terrier, the Toy Fox Terrier possesses keen intelligence, courage, and animation. As a toy his is diminutive, and devoted with an endless abiding love for his master. The Toy Fox Terrier is a well-balanced Toy dog of athletic appearance displaying grace and agility in equal measure with strength and stamina. His lithe muscular body has a smooth elegant outline which conveys the impression of effortless movement and endless endurance. He is naturally well groomed, proud, animated, and alert. Characteristic traits are his elegant head, his short glossy and predominantly white coat, coupled with a predominantly solid head, and his short high-set tail.
http://www.atftc.com/...
http://www.atftc.com/...


Yorkshire Terrier
That of a long-haired toy terrier whose blue and tan coat is parted on the face and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight down each side of body. The body is neat, compact and well proportioned. The dog's high head carriage and confident manner should give the appearance of vigor and self-importance.
http://www.ytca.org/...
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http://www.yorkierescueme.com/default.asp




OTHER SMALL BREEDS



HOUNDS


Dachshund ~ Minature
Low to ground, long in body and short of leg, with robust muscular development; the skin is elastic and pliable without excessive wrinkling. Appearing neither crippled, awkward, nor cramped in his capacity for movement, the Dachshund is well-balanced with bold and confident head carriage and intelligent, alert facial expression. His hunting spirit, good nose, loud tongue and distinctive build make him well-suited for below-ground work and for beating the bush. His keen nose gives him an advantage over most other breeds for trailing. NOTE: Inasmuch as the Dachshund is a hunting dog, scars from honorable wounds shall not be considered a fault.
Bred and shown in two sizes, standard and miniature; miniatures are not a separate classification but compete in a class division for "11 pounds and under at 12 months of age and older." Weight of the standard size is usually between 16 and 32 pounds.
http://www.dachshund-...
http://www.dachshund-...


TERRIERS


Australian Terrier
A small, sturdy, medium-boned working terrier, rather long in proportion to height with pricked ears and docked tail. Blue and tan, solid sandy or solid red in color, with harsh-textured outer coat, a distinctive ruff and apron, and a soft, silky topknot. As befits their heritage as versatile workers, Australian Terriers are sound and free moving with good reach and drive. Their expression keen and intelligent; their manner spirited and self-assured.
The following description is that of the ideal Australian Terrier. Any deviation from this description must be penalized to the extent of the deviation.
http://www.australian...
http://www.australian...


Border Terrier
He is an active terrier of medium bone, strongly put together, suggesting endurance and agility, but rather narrow in shoulder, body and quarter. The body is covered with a somewhat broken though close-fitting and intensely wiry jacket. The characteristic "otter" head with its keen eye, combined with a body poise which is "at the alert," gives a look of fearless and implacable determination characteristic of the breed. Since the Border Terrier is a working terrier of a size to go to ground and able, within reason, to follow a horse, his conformation should be such that he be ideally built to do his job. No deviations from this ideal conformation should be permitted, which would impair his usefulness in running his quarry to earth and in bolting it therefrom. For this work he must be alert, active and agile, and capable of squeezing through narrow apertures and rapidly traversing any kind of terrain. His head, "like that of an otter," is distinctive, and his temperament ideally exemplifies that of a terrier. By nature he is good-tempered, affectionate, obedient, and easily trained. In the field he is hard as nails "game as they come" and driving in attack. It should be the aim of Border Terrier breeders to avoid such over emphasis of any point in the Standard as might lead to unbalanced exaggeration.
http://clubs.akc.org/...
http://clubs.akc.org/...


Cairn Terrier
That of an active, game, hardy, small working terrier of the short-legged class; very free in its movements, strongly but not heavily built, standing well forward on its forelegs, deep in the ribs, well coupled with strong hindquarters and presenting a well-proportioned build with a medium length of back, having a hard, weather-resisting coat; head shorter and wider than any other terrier and well furnished with hair giving a general foxy expression.
http://www.cairnterri...
http://www.cairnrescu...


Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer is a robust, active dog of terrier type, resembling his larger cousin, the Standard Schnauzer, in general appearance, and of an alert, active disposition.
http://amsc.us/...
http://amsc.us/index....


Norfolk Terrier
The Norfolk Terrier, game and hardy, with expressive dropped ears, is one of the smallest of the working terriers. It is active and compact, free-moving, with good substance and bone. With its natural, weather-resistant coat and short legs, it is a "perfect demon" in the field. This versatile, agreeable breed can go to ground, bolt a fox and tackle or dispatch other small vermin, working alone or with a pack. Honorable scars from wear and tear are acceptable in the ring.
http://www.norwichand...
http://www.norwichand...


Norwich Terrier
The Norwich Terrier, spirited and stocky with sensitive prick ears and a slightly foxy expression, is one of the smallest working terriers. This sturdy descendent of ratting companions, eager to dispatch small vermin alone or in a pack, has good bone and substance and an almost weatherproof coat. A hardy hunt terrier-honorable scars from fair wear and tear are acceptable.
http://www.norwichand...
http://www.norwichand...


Parson Russell Terrier
The Parson Russell Terrier was developed in the south of England in the 1800?s as a white terrier to work European red fox both above and below ground. The terrier was named for the Reverend John Russell, whose terriers trailed hounds and bolted foxes from dens so the hunt could ride on. To function as a working terrier, he must possess certain characteristics: a ready attitude, alert and confident; balance in height and length; medium in size and bone, suggesting strength and endurance. Important to breed type is a natural appearance: harsh, weatherproof coat with a compact construction and clean silhouette. The coat is broken or smooth. He has a small, flexible chest to enable him to pursue his quarry underground and sufficient length of leg to follow the hounds. Old scars and injuries, the result of honorable work or accident, should not be allowed to prejudice a terrier?s chance in the show ring, unless they interfere with movement or utility for work or breeding.
http://www.prtaa.org/...
http://prtaa.org/inde...


Smooth Fox Terrier
The dog must present a generally gay, lively and active appearance; bone and strength in a small compass are essentials; but this must not be taken to mean that a Fox Terrier should be cloddy, or in any way coarse?speed and endurance must be looked to as well as power, and the symmetry of the Foxhound taken as a model. The Terrier, like the Hound, must on no account be leggy, nor must he be too short in the leg. He should stand like a cleverly made hunter, covering a lot of ground, yet with a short back, as stated below. He will then attain the highest degree of propelling power, together with the greatest length of stride that is compatible with the length of his body. Weight is not a certain criterion of a Terrier's fitness for his work-general shape, size and contour are the main points; and if a dog can gallop and stay, and follow his fox up a drain, it matters little what his weight is to a pound or so.
http://www.aftc.org/...
http://www.foxterrier...


West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier is a small, game, well-balanced hardy looking terrier, exhibiting good showmanship, possessed with no small amount of self-esteem, strongly built, deep in chest and back ribs, with a straight back and powerful hindquarters on muscular legs, and exhibiting in marked degree a great combination of strength and activity. The coat is about two inches long, white in color, hard, with plenty of soft undercoat. The dog should be neatly presented, the longer coat on the back and sides, trimmed to blend into the shorter neck and shoulder coat. Considerable hair is left around the head to act as a frame for the face to yield a typical Westie expression.
http://www.westieclub...
http://www.barkbytes....


Wire Fox Terrier
The Terrier should be alert, quick of movement, keen of expression, on the tip-toe of expectation at the slightest provocation. Character is imparted by the expression of the eyes and by the carriage of ears and tail.
Bone and strength in a small compass are essential, but this must not be taken to mean that a Terrier should be "cloddy," or in any way coarse?speed and endurance being requisite as well as power. The Terrier must on no account be leggy, nor must he be too short on the leg. He should stand like a cleverly made, short-backed hunter, covering a lot of ground.
http://www.aftc.org/...
http://www.foxterrier...



NON-SPORTING BREEDS


Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a small, sturdy, white powder puff of a dog whose merry temperament is evidenced by his plumed tail carried jauntily over the back and his dark-eyed inquisitive expression.
This is a breed that has no gross or incapacitating exaggerations and therefore there is no inherent reason for lack of balance or unsound movement.
Any deviation from the ideal described in the standard should be penalized to the extent of the deviation. Structural faults common to all breeds are as undesirable in the Bichon Frise as in any other breed, even though such faults may not be specifically mentioned in the standard.
http://www.bichon.org...
http://bichonrescue.o...


Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is a lively, highly intelligent, smooth coated, short-headed, compactly built, short-tailed, well balanced dog, brindle, seal or black in color and evenly marked with white. The head is in proportion to the size of the dog and the expression indicates a high degree of intelligence.
The body is rather short and well knit, the limbs strong and neatly turned, the tail is short and no feature is so prominent that the dog appears badly proportioned. The dog conveys an impression of determination, strength and activity, with style of a high order; carriage easy and graceful. A proportionate combination of "Color and White Markings" is a particularly distinctive feature of a representative specimen.
http://www.bostonterr...
http://www.nebostonre...
http://www.bostonterr...


Lhasa Apso
Gay and assertive, but chary of strangers.
Size, variable, but about 10 inches or 11 inches at shoulder for dogs, bitches slightly smaller.
All colors equally acceptable with or without dark tips to ears and beard.
http://www.lhasaapso....
http://www.lhasaapsor...


Tibetan Spaniel
Should be small, active and alert. The outline should give a well balanced appearance, slightly longer in body than the height at withers.
http://www.tsca.ws/...
http://www.tsca.ws/re...


Xoloitzcuintli
The Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced show-low-eats-queen-tlee), or "Xolo," is an ancient, natural breed from Mexico.
http://www.akc.org/br...
http://www.xoloitzcui...






BREEDS RECORDED IN THE AKC FOUNDATION STOCK

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Bolognese
http://www.akc.org/br...
http://www.bolognesec...


Cesky Terrier
http://www.akc.org/br...
http://ceskyterrierfa...


Coton de Tulear
http://www.akc.org/br...
http://www.usactc.org...


Rat Terrier
http://www.akc.org/br...
http://www.ratterrier...


Russell Terrier
http://www.akc.org/br...
http://www.americanru...



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