We urgently need new volunteers!  Visit our Foster & Volunteer page for more information.

PETS OF THE WEEK:  Gerard and Slim

Gerard is a very charming senior beagle, about 30 - 35 pounds. He is very good with dogs and kids, but cats are unknown. Gerard is crate-trained, does well on a leash, and is doing very well with housetraining. Gerard has a very happy-go-lucky attitude. He absolutely LOVES going on walks and playing with his doggy friends.

All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested negative and microchipped. A senior (7+ years) dog's  adoption fee is $100. There is a $5 fee for credit/debit cards.

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please fill out an online application here: www.heartlandsmallanimalrescue.org/canine-application.html

Slim Don't you love my beautiful eyes?  My personality is just as lovely -- great fit for any household.

All cats/kittens are spayed or neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped and FIV/FeLV tested before adoption.  Slim's adoption fee is $100.  A $5 convenience fee is added to all credit/debit card transactions.

Interested in adopting?  Please email cats@heartlandsmallanimalrescue.org or fill out an application online at http://www.heartlandsmallanimalrescue.org/cat-adoption-application 

 gerard: heartland small animal rescue

gerard: heartland small animal rescue

 slim: heartland small animal rescue

slim: heartland small animal rescue


Heartland Small Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue based in South Bend, Indiana.

Heartland Small Animal Rescue was originally founded to rescue small pocket pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small & furry animals from shelters and adopt them out to forever homes through our established adoption program.  A few years later, we expanded the rescue to include cats and in 2010 we expanded again to include dogs. Since then, our rescue has significantly grown as we continue to rescue pets in need from our local shelters as well as other high-capacity shelters throughout the Midwest. When space is available, we also accept pets from owners who are no longer able to care for them.  We recently went through yet another expansion and are now welcoming reptiles and birds into the rescue. 

As our rescue continues to grow, so do our needs. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities; everything from exercising dogs in our kennel enrichment program, support crew for concession-stand fundraisers, bakers and sewers for our craft booths, and a cleaning crew for our cats in the adoption center at PetSmart. However, our two biggest needs have stayed the same throughout the years: we need foster homes for our rescued pets and monetary donations - without these, we would not be able to continue our mission of helping the animals who need us most.