Rescue Organization or Shelter

Member Application

Give Your Dogs an Even Better Chance to Find Their Forever Homes, Gain Immediate Access to Incredible Foster Applicants and Volunteers, Collect Donations to Help Your Cause, Communicate with Other Rescue Organizations Nationwide, and More!

RescueMatch® is an exclusive network solely designed to save the lives of more dogs throughout the United States in desperate need of homes. By connecting dog lovers with homeless dogs and the organizations who rescue them, we can give more dogs the second chance they deserve at a safe and happy life, as well as decrease the euthanasia rate exponentially by matching more rescue dogs with their forever homes and by identifying more foster families willing to help these organizations and shelters.

RescueMatch offers free memberships to legitimate rescue organizations and shelters. Our mission is to help you succeed. By creating a membership, you’ll easily be found by and will be able to connect with potential adopters and potential adopters and volunteers. You’ll also have an online place to showcase your dogs available for adoption or foster. RescueMatch also offers free memberships to dog lovers (in every community) who are looking to join our shared mission and volunteer or foster for local shelters and organizations (like yours) —or who are just looking to adopt their pawfect RescueMatch!

As a RescueMatch Organization member, you will have the ability to: Post your available dogs for adoption; access, search and be sent potential foster homes and volunteers; communicate with other rescue organizations and shelters throughout the country (including the ability to post on and search within a DNA database (Do Not Adopt); collect donations to help fund your efforts; post your most urgent needs to display on our homepage (viewed by members of your community); and much more!

Here's the deal...

Most organizations do not have enough money, support, or bandwidth to successfully adopt out the dogs available in their organization as fast as they would like to. This also makes it super difficult for organizations to find room to bring in and house more dogs to try and save.

Most organizations and shelters lack good foster homes and volunteers to help them.

What if you had access to a constant flow of new volunteers and foster homes for your dogs? This is just another way RescueMatch® is different. Again, our goal is to help support you so you can be successful and do what you do best—help these dogs get the second chance they deserve. As we grow, so will the help and support you receive as a member.

Simply complete the fields below to get started! RescueMatch® will contact you upon receipt of your on-line registration. If you have any questions or concerns, send us an email directly at:

WARNING: We do not permit breeders or any profit seeking organizations as members on our site.

Document Upload Detail:

If you are a 501(c)3 or state tax-exempt non-profit organization:

  • Attach a copy of the first page of your IRS determination letter, AND
  • State tax certificate

If you are an organization without official non-profit status:

  • A copy of your ADOPTION CONTRACT, AND
  • A reference letter signed by your primary DVM confirming that he/she provides medical care for the dogs in your rescue/adoption program.
Organization Name*
Location Street Address*
(If no physical shelter, use mailing address.)
Zip Code*
Contact First Name*
Contact Last Name*
Yes! Please automatically pull our available dog list from our website in real time so we don't need to re-upload and update every dog on
Email Address*
Choose A Password*
Confirm Password*

Please Note: Documents MUST be in either .doc/.docx, .pdf or .jpg file formats and be 5mb or less to be accepted for upload.

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