The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A) is a non-profit 501C3, all volunteer group dedicated to helping homeless pets in the Greater Kansas City area. The organization is the result of an alliance between several rescuers in the Kansas City region who share the same goal of ending animal suffering and homelessness.  Although foster home based, they also lease a building at a local boarding facility. Although this little “shelter” is allowing T.A.R.A. to save many more lives, it is an added expense – which is why they rely heavily on generous donations from caring people in the community.

Missouri German Shepherd Rescue

This is a small and growing breed-specific rescue based in Kansas City, MO.  They save dogs throughout the Midwest and have volunteers in MO, KS and NE. Their focus is German Shepherd Dogs.  Thye also help other breeds and GSD mixes as much as possible.  They use foster homes to save dogs and do NOT have a shelter or physical facility.  They’re moving fast – they’ve saved over 700 dogs in 5 years.

LL Dog Rescue

LL Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Kansas Nonprofit Corporation, licensed with Kansas as an Animal Shelter, dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding new homes for unwanted dogs.  They specialize in helping small dogs in the Greater Kansas City area including both Missouri and Kansas.  Many of their dogs are owner turn-ins and those from puppymills. Others are adopted out of local shelters if their time there is up. The dogs are spayed or neutered (or adopted out under a pre-paid spay/neuter contract if under 4 months of age), heartworm checked negative, and given rabies, kennel cough and parvo/distemper inoculations. Many of their dogs are wormed, and some receive extensive dental care.

Heart of America Humane Society

The Heart of America Humane Society is a 100% volunteer organization working to find good homes for animals that are received at two shelters in the Kansas City area. They do not have a shelter of their own, but they have created cooperative partnerships with the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter and the Lee’s Summit Municipal Animal Shelter.

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue

Their mission is to promote responsible Pit Bull ownership, provide breed education, combat pet overpopulation, fight unfair legislation, and find qualified homes for sound Pit Bull dogs in Missouri.

Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue

MABBR volunteers rescue the dogs in the program directly from death row in Midwest shelters. All of the dogs are temperament tested before they are accepted into the program and are continually socialized until they find a new home. Most MABBR dogs are in foster homes where they are socialized with other dogs, children and adults.

Chain of Hope

Chain of Hope KC is a 501 c3 organization, formed in 2010 with a primary goal of alleviating the suffering of abused and neglected animals within the urban core of Kansas City. Their ultimate goal is to break the chain of ignorance, break the chain of suffering, and break the chain of unwanted litters.

Another Chance Cat Rescue

Located in Brookside/Waldo, the building that houses Another Chance is a stray cat’s safe harbor in a big and busy city.  The tireless volunteers here scour Kansas City for homeless pets, working to get them proper care, good nutrition, and into forever homes.  The Barkery is proud to support this terrific organization!