Dog Care 101

Rescue Dogs: The Top 30 Dog Breeds In Need Of Rescue In America… And The Official Dog Rescue Groups For Those Breeds

Are you looking to adopt a specific breed of dog? Maybe even a rescue dog that needs a good home?

Adopt Me!... See if this breed is on the list of Top 30 rescued dog breeds.

Local dog breeders and pet stores are not your only options for finding a dog, you know.

Thousands of dogs across America are in need of a permanent home to call their own.

Fortunately, there are dog rescue groups to help you find the exact breed you are looking for and give a rescue dog a good home!


The Most Popular Rescue Dog Breeds

Do you know which dog is routinely at the top of the list when people are searching for rescue dogs?

It’s the Golden Retriever! Yep, that beloved breed claims the top spot on Yahoo’s list of the Top 30 Dog Breeds In Need Of Rescue.

Want to see all of the most researched dog breeds that people seek to rescue?

Here’s the scoop…

Nothing says “rescue me” like the big brown eyes of a dog in need. Sure, we log weekly searches for “cat rescue adoption” and “horse rescue.” We even see buzz for “big cat rescue.” But when it comes to the vast majority of queries for animal adoption and pet rescue, man goes looking for his best friend. To give you an idea — and maybe to help you find your own four-pawed pal — we present the top breeds to draw “rescue” matches on Yahoo.


Top 30 Dog Breeds That People Rescue The Most

Each link takes you to the official directory of rescue dog organizations — all across America — for that particular breed:

1. Golden Retriever Rescue
2. Boxer Rescue
3. English Bulldog Rescue
4. Pug Rescue
5. Great Dane Rescue
6. French Bulldog Rescue
7. Yorkie Rescue
8. Dachshund Rescue
9. Labrador Rescue
10. Chihuahua Rescue
11. German Shepherd Rescue
12. Rottweiler Rescue
13. Boston Terrier Rescue
14. Beagle Rescue
15. Border Collie Rescue
16. Poodle Rescue
17. Doberman Rescue
18. Mastiff Rescue
19. Pit Bull Rescue
20. Collie Rescue
21. Basset Hound Rescue
22. Shih Tzu Rescue
23. Sheltie Rescue
24. Maltese Rescue
25. Pomeranian Rescue
26. Bull Terrier Rescue
27. Weimaraner Rescue
28. Schnauzer Rescue
29. Cocker Spaniel Rescue
30. Papillon Rescue

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Top 30 dog breeds in need of rescue + The official dog rescue groups for those breeds!