How many dog rescues are there in the Texarkana area? You’ve probably heard of the Humane Society and the Texarkana animal shelter but what do you know about the individual dog rescues in the area? We have several groups that rescue specific breeds, some rescue small breed dogs and others rescue all types and sizes. Read on to find out important information about theses rescues.

Individually run dog rescues started popping up in Texarkana a little over 10 years ago. Some have come and gone but for the most part, the majority of the rescues are still in operation. These rescues are funded by the person or people who started the rescue. They use adoption fees to help cover all of the costs associated with rescuing dogs. They also receive donations to help keep the dog food rolling in and to cover the vet bills that never seem to end.

Here are the dog rescues and groups in and around the Texarkana area and how you can reach them:

Texarkana Animal League

The animal league is comprised of volunteers and managed by a board of directors. They have a foster program to take in a limited amount of animals as long as there are foster homes available. The group also manages the cat room at PetSmart.

Boxer Rescue of Texarkana

They are a small boxer rescue group with a mission to rescue boxers in need, get them fully vetted, and find their forever homes. They are always in need of foster homes.

Arklatex Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Arklatex Cocker Spaniel rescue is a small organization that takes in unwanted cocker spaniels from shelters. They treat all medical problems and spay/neuter and give some basic training before finding each dog a permanent loving home.

Passion for Pooches

Their mission is to rescue abandoned, abused and injured dogs; rehabilitate them, have them vaccinated, spayed or neutered; and find them loving adoptive homes. They believe in promoting public awareness of animal overpopulation issue and provide solutions to end the killing of adoptable animals

Jeff Tarpley Rescue

This rescue rescues many breeds but the dachshund is a favorite for sure.

Muttley Crew German Shepherd Rescue

They rescue German Shepherds in the Ark-La-Tex. Their policy is to fully vet the dogs prior to finding them permanent homes. They also post lost and found dogs of all breeds as well as dogs that need to be rehomed.

Little Paws Rescue

Dedicated to finding forever homes for rescued or displaced dogs and educating people to be responsible pet owners.

ArTex Animal Welfare Association

ARTex Animal Welfare Association, Inc. (AAWA) is an organization of volunteers dedicated to the welfare of animals. It is our purpose to accomplish the following:
· Eliminate cruel and inhumane treatment of animals by promoting responsible animal ownership through education, assistance or enforcement.
· Coordinate with government and law enforcement agencies on animal welfare issues and the enforcement of animal cruelty laws when appropriate and necessary.
· Work with veterinarians and other humane animal groups to encourage community education programs that promote the human-animal bond and to provide spay-neuter programs to reduce unwanted pet populations.
· Be prepared to serve in other capacities as the future needs of the community may require.

Poodle Patch Rescue

This rescue is a non-profit, 501c(3), all volunteer, rescue and rehoming organization. Founded primarily for Standard Poodles but takes all others when space permits

Texarkana Humane Society

Its mission is to educate the community on the need for responsible pet ownership, including the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. They also assist in the rescue and placement of abandoned, stray or injured animals.

Ark-La-Tex Animal Rescue

Ark-La-Tex Animal Rescue is a 501c(3) non-profit located in Texarkana, Texas, serving the Ark-La-Tex area dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals.

A & B Animal Rescue of SW Arkansas

And, of course, our local animal shelter is the Animal Care and Adoption Center in Texarkana, Ark. Check them out on Petfinder too.

If you have any dog rescues to add to this list, or if you are one of the rescues listed on this page and would like to change some of the information listed, please send an email to me.