Saving Cats and Dogs from Rural Texas Shelters

Our Mission

Our mission is to save dogs and cats in rural shelters by taking them into our rescue or transporting them to other rescues and sanctuaries. Our vision to is to educate the community about spay and neuter programs, the importance of vaccinations, and end the euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs. Shelter2Rescue strives to find these animals loving homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and across the country.


Our Story

Shelter2Rescue Coalition is an all-volunteer rescue organization dedicated to the safe rehoming of shelter animals. Founded in 2007, our volunteers have saved over 3,000 dogs and cats. Most shelters can only hold animals for 72 hours before the animals end up on euthanasia lists. We began our journey by helping rural shelters publicize their at-risk dogs and cats, thereby reducing euthanasia due to lack of space. Then, as we networked with more shelters, it became apparent that if we could get dogs and cats just a little more time, we could save even more lives. As a rescue organization, we expanded and built partnerships with boarding facilities, transport organizations, and rescues nationwide. Shelter2Rescue Coalition, in collaboration with NoKill Rural Texas, continues to save the lives of cats and dogs in rural shelters.


Our Process

We do our best to match potential adopters with the right pet with the goal of ensuring a lifelong placement for the rescued animal. Our adoption process includes an initial application, reference and vet checks, and a home visit, when able. If we believe the applicant and animal are a good match, we offer the adoption contract. We have a commitment not only to our adopted dogs and cats, but also to the families that adopt them. We are always available to help with the transition to a new home and will check in during the first few weeks to answer any questions or help with any issues.


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