Did you know that there are a suprising number of purebred animals saved from euthanasia at our City Shelter each year? PAWS works to find these pets a home locally – but we also work closely with many rescue organizations that specialize in a particular breed.

PAWS works with animal rescue organizations across the U.S. to insure that every adoptable animal has a chance for a new life, ranging from Weimeraner rescue in Dallas, TX to Dachshund rescue in Kerrville, TX to Chow rescue in California.

Our staff contacts the rescue organizations and arranges for transport to that facility. We are in constant need of transportation. If you would like to volunteer to help with rescue transport, go to our Volunteer Page and complete an application so you can receive Transportation requests.

If you are looking to adopt a particular breed there are many purebreed rescue groups right here in Texas:
(note: PAWS does not endorse any particular organization. Please contact them for more information individually.)

Airedale Terrier:
Texas Airedale Rescue Team

Alaskan Malamute:
Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association

American Bulldog:
Lone Star Bulldog Rescue

American Eskimo:
Houston Eskie Rescue

Basset Hound:
North Texas Basset Hound Rescue
Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas
Helping Hands Basset Rescue

Houston Beagle and Hound Rescue

Border Collie:
Ruff Mutt Border Collie Rescue
Border Collie Rescue Texas

Boston Terrier:
North Texas Boston Terrier Club, Inc.
Boston Terrier Rescue of Greater Houston, Inc.

Austin Boxer Rescue
Lone Star Boxer Rescue
San Antonio Boxer Rescue

Cocker Spaniel:
DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas
Gulf Cost Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Houston Collie Rescue
DFW Collie Rescue

Dachshund Lovers Texas
Central Texas Dachshund Rescue
Diamond Dachshund Rescue
Dachshund Rescue of Houston
DFW Dachshund Rescue
Long on Love Dachshund Rescue

Dalmatian Rescue of North Texas

Doberman Pinscher:
Doberman Rescue of North Texas
Dobie Haven, Inc.
San Antonio Doberman Rescue

German Shepard:
Austin German Shepard Rescue
German Shepard Rescue of Central Texas
North Texas German Shepard Rescue

Golden Retiever:
DFW Golden Retriever Rescue
Golden Retiever Rescue of North Texas
Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston

Great Danes:
Great Dane Rescue of North Texas
PAWS of Austin

Great Pyrenees:
Lone Star Pyrs and Paws
Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue

Greyhound Adoption League
Heart of Texas Greyhound Adoption

DFW Lab Rescue
Lone Star Lab Rescue
Houston Lab Rescue

Lhasa Apso:
For the Love of Lhasa
Lone Star Shihtzu & Lhasa Rescue

Lil Paws Maltese Rescue

Texas GSP Rescue

Poodle Rescue North Texas

DFW Pug Rescue
San Antonio Pug Rescue

Minature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas

DFW Sheltie Rescue
Austin Sheltie Rescue
Houston Sheltie Sanctuary

Weimaraner Rescue of North Texas

West Highland Terrier:
Westie Rescue of North Texas
Westie Rescue Houston