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Rescue Partners

Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) relies on the hard work of dozens of local and national rescue groups to take animals out of its shelter and find them loving forever homes.  In 2013, over 6,000 animals were saved by the rescue groups we work with.  Below, you will find a list of some of the rescues we work with. Please note: this is not a complete list, as we are always adding new rescue groups.  IACS encourages the community to adopt from these partners if the perfect pet cannot be found at its shelter:

A Critter's Chance

A Heart for Dog


Exotic Animal Clinic

Beagle Buddies

Canine Express

Casa Del Toro

Cats Haven

Central Indiana Lab Rescue

Chihuahua Rescue USA


Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue


Flying K9s Herd Rescue


Guardian Angel Basset Rescue

Hamilton County Humane Society

Happy Labs Rescue

Humane Society of Indianapolis

Indiana St. Bernard Rescue


Indy Feral

Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue

Indy Homes for Huskies

INKY Rottweiler Rescue

Kentuckiana Pug Rescue

Lean on Me Doberman Rescue

Louisville Weimaraner Rescue

Lucky Dog Retreat

Mended Hearts

Midwest Akita Rescue Society

Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue


Northern Light Sled Dog Rescue

Rescue Farm

Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana 

Siamese Rescue

Southside Animal Shelter

Wags Animal Foundation

Westie & Scottie Rescue

To apply to become a rescue partner with Indianapolis Animal Care Services, groups will need to review and return the Breed Rescue Memorandum of Understanding, provide a copy of its adoption contract, and provide a letter of recommendation from its vet.  Adoption contacts and letters of recommendation should detail spay/neuter policies.

All completed applications will be reviewed and approved by the IACS administrator.  If you need more information, please email