Because every Grateful Dog deserves a Grateful home.

The Grateful Dog Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all breed, no kill animal rescue group that saves dogs from high kill shelters in the rural south. We rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home our dogs through a careful adoption process to ensure a lifelong happy and structured foundation for our Grateful Dogs.



Finding Our Rescues

We save our Grateful Dogs from high kill shelters in the southern states. We aim to save the dogs that have been there the longest, or that are the most commonly overlooked types of dogs such as bully breeds, black dogs, or older dogs at risk for euthanasia.  Our main goal is to not only to safely place our rescues in the right home through a careful screening process but to also prevent cruelty to animals by rescue and rehabilitating dogs who have come from abusive pasts, and maintaining the pet population by encouraging our communities to


and spreading the importance of SPAYING/NEUTERING!

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The Reward of Fostering

Fostering can be a highly rewarding experience. By fostering, you are allowing a dog a second chance at a new life out of the shelter. Our rescue is run strictly out of foster homes, so the more foster homes we have...the more dogs we can save from euthanasia! Fostering expenses are paid for by us. We provide the crate, and food if needed. Contact us if you'd be interested in opening your home to a rescue dog and saving a life today! It is always a little hard to let our foster dogs go, but they never forget us for the experience and opportunity we gave them at another chance. Please consider fostering one of our Grateful Dogs today!

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Adopting Vs. Buying

By adopting, you are helping not only a homeless pet but also the pet population control. Our adoptable dogs come fully vetted, up to date on all vaccinations, preventatives, spayed/neutered, and microchipped which is included in the adoption fee of $375. The costs of buying a dog usually vary from $300-$2000 and include none of the above. Not only are you saving thousands of dollars by adopting a dog, you're saving a life! Once you adopt, you can spend all of that extra money you would have spent if you'd have bought a dog through a breeder or a pet store on spoiling your happy and healthy rescue dog silly!

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