To the Rescue

The tri-county area has been blessed with an abundance of rescue groups that will fit each family’s needs while also serving a wide variety of animals.  Cats, dogs, horses, and even tigers are just a few of the animals that are cared for by our local rescue organizations. Many of these groups need help in the form of donated food, bedding, and financial assistance.  If you are looking to add to your pet family, are a pet family in crisis, or are wanting to get involved and help local animals, there are many groups available.

Dogs & Cats

Path of Hope

  • Rescues pregnant dogs and puppies under six months of age (most come from shelters in Texas)
  • Foster based rescue

Murci’s Mission

  • Dogs and Cats available for adoption (application on their website)
  • Accepts owner surrender of pets when all other options have been exhausted  (contact the group to schedule an appointment)

Rescue 4 All

  • Rescues dogs from shelters and accepts owner surrenders when there are no other options available
  • Offers foster homes and/or adoptions for dogs

North Eastern Washington Humane Society

  • Rescue organization serving Stevens County
  • Transports dogs for reduced cost spay and neuter services

Becky’s Best Buddies

  • Works with North Eastern Washington Humane Society to hold animals until placed
  • Accepts owner surrenders
  • Holds lost and found animals until they can be reunited with their owners
  • Has been known to take goats and other livestock as well


Rough Start

  • Accepts owner surrender, abandoned, police confiscated, and other horses as the need arises
  • Provides rehabilitation, training, education, and adoption
  • Also available are youth and veteran centered programs

Second Chance Ranch

  • Takes in animals and gives them a second chance at life
  • Offers a mobile petting zoo along with horse/pony rides

Full Circle Rescue

  • Animal rescue and sanctuary focusing on equine animals


Cat Tales Zoological 

  • Non profit big cat sanctuary and wildlife rescue
  • In addition to public admission, they offer feeding opportunities, private tours, and school events
  • Cat Tails also has zookeeper training program

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