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Connecting pups in need with their furever families


NorthWest Wag Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit pet rescue organization based in Gig Harbor dedicated to representing the rights of animals everywhere. We work tirelessly to get animals out of shelters and dangerous situations and find them loving forever homes in the Pacific NorthWest. To do so, we partner with Roswell Shelter in New Mexico, Caddo Parish in Louisiana, Misiones Caninas and Flying Dog Rescue Ranch in Guadalajara, Mexico. Two of these shelters, Roswell, and Caddo, are "kill shelters" which eventually carry out euthanasia on those animals they cannot find homes for. Unfortunately, this happens too often, and in our mission of saving and rehoming pets, time is often of the essence. Our Mexico partners rescue dogs from the streets and unsafe situations, nurse them back to health, complete their protocol and place them into safe living situations until they have their chance to come to WA. We are able to help local animals in need as well, as long as space permits. Currently, we do not have a facility of our own, so we rely on the help of volunteers and foster families in the Pacific Northwest area to reduce the euthanasia and abuse of homeless dogs and cats through rescue and quality adoptions.

Want to learn more? Check out our FAQs page and our list of adoptable  dogs and cats!

202 adoptions in 2023

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Fosters Needed!

Be part of something big with us by helping rescue dogs and cats in need! If you live in the Pacific Northwest and want to foster with us, please fill out and submit a dog fostering application or cat fostering application!

If you are new to fostering and want to learn more about it, visit our fostering FAQ page. Can't foster, but want to help out? Fill out our volunteer form here!

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