Rottweiler Rescue Groups give abandoned or rejected Rotties a second chance at happiness.
They spend a lot of time, money and love on ‘their’ dogs and are dedicated to finding each one a forever home, with people who will love and appreciate them.
If you’re considering Rottweiler adoption, or are ready to bring one of these very special dogs into your life then you’ve come to the right place!
On this page you’ll find a list of rottweiler rescues who have dogs (and sometimes puppies) desperately in need of a big dose of TLC.
Some of these groups cover a very small geographical area, others accept and rehome dogs across several states.
The dedicated staff want their dogs to find loving, permanent homes and to be as sure as they can that each dog and its’ new owner are a good ‘fit’.
Check out my Rottweiler Rescue page to learn all about the adoption process, and what sort of preparation/questions you should expect.
Use these quick links to jump straight to your local region, or simply scroll down to see all organizations….
Rottweiler Rescue Groups – By Region
Here is a list of Rottweiler Rescue Organizations across the United States.
I’ve divided them, as far as possible, according to the regions that they cover, but remember, some rescue groups cover several states.
North East United States:
RRUF rescues unwanted and abandoned Rottweilers from shelters. They also accept a limited number of owner surrender cases (if there are special circumstances). Covers CT, MN, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WI
Volunteers at MRR place homeless Rottweiler’s with new loving families and help to educate the public about responsible dog ownership. The foster all dogs in approved homes and dedicated to the welfare of this exceptional breed. MD, DE & the Southeastern parts of PA & NJ. (Coverage is limited to a 2-2.5 hr. radius of Darlington, Md)
NoVa Rottweiler Rescue League Inc. is dedicated to helping homeless, lonely Rottweilers get a second chance at a happy life. Volunteers provide foster homes until abandoned or unwanted Rotties can be found permanent, loving homes. Covers Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.
The people at this Rottweiler rescue group believe that all dogs should have a chance at a happy life. They rescue and foster needy Rotties (and Pitbulls) and work tirelessly to find the right family for each one. New Hampshire area.
A small, devoted group of animal-loving friends who are devoted to saving Rottweilers from death in New Jerseys’ overwhelmed shelters. Also rescue Pitbulls and other ‘not-weilers’ whenever resources allow. New Jersey area.
A small group of volunteers who are committed to finding permanent loving homes for Rottweilers in need. New York City and Long Island area.
A Rottweiler Rescue Group based in New York City area, this organization also takes in other breeds in need whenever possible.
Based out of Saratoga County in upstate New York, this organization is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and responsibly rehoming Rottweilers in need – as well as som ‘Not-weilers’ too! NY, CT, MA, PA, VT and NJ areas.
Eastern United States:
AARFNCs’ aim is to ‘Rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome all unwanted Rottweilers’. They operate from two locations in North Carolina, and have a network of dedicated volunteers.
This dog rescue organization rescues unwanted Rottweilers and Boston Terriers from bad environments, shelters, or as strays. They then find safe, loving, permanent homes for these dogs. Ohio area.
South East United States:
This Rottweiler Rescue Organization is dedicated to saving the lives of Rottweilers throughout eleven states – AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA Peninsula. As well as rescuing Rotties, they spend time and effort to help educate people about this wonderful breed.
This organization has a whole team of ‘Guardian Angels’ (human and canine!) who rescue, foster and rehome Rottweilers across Florida.
Central Unites States:
This organization offers placement assistance, rescue, referral and education. They help Rottweiler owners who have problems keeping their dogs, and are also involved in finding new homes for Rotties in need, setting up foster care, and educating the public about the breed. Covers Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska areas.
Big Sky Rott Rescue make a huge effort to rehome needy Rottweilers in the North Central states. Covers Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming.
Mid America Rottweiler Rescue works hard to meet the great need for a rescue network in the midwest states. They take in dogs from private shelters, Humane Societies, animal control facilities, and other organizations. Covers northeast Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and western/central/southern Illinois.
This Rottie Rescue dedicates itself to finding suitable and responsible homes for abandoned, rejected and homeless Rottweilers, and to educating the public about the Rottweiler breed. Covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
THORRs’ aim is to place orphaned or displaced Rottweilers in responsible, loving homes, and to educate the public about the Rottweiler breed. Illinois and Wisconsin areas.
This organizations’ wish is one that I’m sure is shared by all Rottweiler Rescue Groups… to ensure that every rottweiler has a loving and nurturing life-time home. Michigan state only.
A Rotta Love Plus is dedicated to rehoming Rottweilers and pit bulls in Minnesota. It’s also very involved in raising breed awareness, educating the public about responsible pet ownership. Rehomes both Rottweilers and Pitbulls. Minnesota.
WRR is a breed rescue initiative located in Madison, Wisconsin. Focuses specifically on Bull Terrier breeds, Miniature Pinscher and Chesapeake Bay Retriever rescue.
South Western United States:
This Rottie rescue is devoted to find loving, life-time homes for homeless and needy Rottweilers in Southern California.
How You Can Help Pet Rescue Organizations
If you’re not ready to welcome a homeless Rottweiler (or a dog of any breed for that matter) into your home, there are still lots of ways that you can help.
Pet Rescue Organizations are generally staffed by volunteers, and their funding comes from donations and gifts.
Taking care of abandoned or neglected dogs is expensive! There’s food, vaccinations, routine and/or acute veterinary care, housing, toys… the list goes on and on.
There’s also often a shortage of willing volunteers, and without help Rottweiler Rescue Groups simply can’t function.
You’ll find info. on the type of help each rottweiler rescue organization is in need of on their websites, any and all help is always greatly appreciated.
There are also a couple of more general ways that you can help animals in need below….
Each time you make a purchase on RescuePetStore.Com you are given the opportunity to select an animal rescue group to receive your donation. 10% of your total purchase will be donated to the animal rescue organization you’ve chosen.
Or, by clicking on The Animal Rescue Site banner below you can help generate funds for the feeding and care of animals in shelters and sanctuaries across the US.
Oh…. and while you’re there, why not check out their amazing online store. Every item purchased there will provide food for a homeless animal.
- Rottweiler Rescue & Adoption Guide
- Rottweiler Rescue – Available Dogs
- About Rottweiler Dogs
- Caring For Big Dog Breeds