Rescue Groups

Rescue Groups

Alachua County Animal Services
ACAS is the temporary home for stray, abandoned, abused, neglected, and homeless animals. With the help of the public, volunteers, and local rescue groups, we try to create happy endings for the animals in our care.

Alachua County Humane Society
ACHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization that has been serving the Gainesville, Florida community for over 40 years. Active programs include a companion animal adoption center, pet fostering, thrift and pet supply sales, as well as educational and advocacy initiatives.

Gainesville Pet Rescue
GPR is dedicated to placing unwanted dogs and cats into permanent, loving homes. All of our dogs and cats live with foster families in real homes while they’re waiting to be adopted. We believe that makes them healthier, happier, calmer and ready to become great pets as soon as they find their forever homes.

Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue
Haile’s Angels is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and is not supported by tax dollars. Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue is not affiliated with any other pet rescue, SPCA, or Humane Society and relies heavily on donations from the public to achieve its mission.

Helping Hands Pet Rescue
HHR is 501c3 non-profit pet rescue dedicated to saving the lives of shelter dogs and cats.

Paws on Parole
Located in Gainesville, Florida, our prison-based dog training programs pair adoptable dogs from Alachua County Animal Services with inmates from the Florida Dept. of Corrections and the Alachua County Jail.  The dogs live with and are trained by the inmates for 8 weeks and learn the basic skills necessary to pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test.

Plenty of Pit Bulls
We bring people together to make good things happen for pit bulls and other dogs in need. We rescue and advocate for dogs through rehabilitation, training, and adoption. We work to build a respectful and joyful community of dog lovers through education and collaboration.

Puppy Hill Farm
We are a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible animal rescue organization whose mission is to save as many animals as possible. We work closely with Alachua County Animal Services to reduce euthanasias at the Alachua County shelter.

Second Chance Rescue & Rehoming, Inc
We give critters slated to be euthanized a second chance to find their forever home.