About Us
Journey Home Dog Rescue is a volunteer-based IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began in the summer of 2005 with a rescue mission to Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Our immediate goals at that time were to:
  • Transfer as many dogs as possible out of "high-kill" dog pounds in the region into a temporary "no-kill" shelter
  • Transport as many dogs as possible back to Maine for re-homing
During that first road trip, we rescued 70 dogs from imminent euthanasia. We also relocated and helped re-home 14 of them to the greater Portland area. In the months following the storm, we traveled back to the Gulf Coast region to work with other animal welfare groups as they continued to rescue, reunite, and re-home animals left homeless by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Today, our organization continues to be committed to arranging a "journey home" for local surrenders as well as for dogs in shelters that we have partnered with. We work to find permanent homes or foster care, transport as needed, and provide veterinary care. Journey Home Dog Rescue often supports southern shelters because of the pet overpopulation crisis and extremely high euthanization rate in that region. We believe that compassion has no borders and we are committed to creating a more humane world for all.

** Every donation and adoption fee collected by us goes directly toward meeting the needs of the dogs that we rescue **

** Please note that all of our dogs are in foster homes and may be seen by appointment only. **

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Journey Home Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are funded by tax-deductible donations from the public and by small fund-raisers we do throughout the year. We depend on the kind financial support of animal lovers like you to help us provide the gift of health and home to needy dogs.

Please send your tax deductible donation to:

Journey Home Dog Rescue
   please contact us for our mailing address via email at info@journeyhomedogrescue.org

Your generosity is truly appreciated!!
Thank You & Woof! from some of our friends who have been already been adopted...

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Our mission of finding forever homes for homeless dogs is not possible without great foster homes. If you would like to open your heart and home as a temporary doggie haven, we would love to hear from you! Fostering is wonderfully rewarding and earns you two paws up for great canine guardianship. Please contact us with your questions or if you'd like to join our fostering network.

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Journey Home Dog Rescue is often in need of volunteers for fund-raising events, home visits, transportation of dogs, and other rescue efforts. Please let us know if you'd like to be part of our volunteer network.

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Available Dogs
All of our dogs that are available for adoption are listed on our Petfinder.com page. Please click here to download an adoption application.

To see some of the dogs that we have already placed in forever homes, visit our Petfinder.com Happy Tails page.

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Contact Us
Contact Maureen at Journey Home Dog Rescue via email at info@journeyhomedogrescue.org

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Sponsor Links

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