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

PET OF THE WEEK:  Kiki
Kiki is a two-year-old pit mix who is great with kids and other dogs but would prefer a home without cats.  Kiki is deaf, and will need a patient home who is understanding of her special needs.  She loves to come over to her people and lay her head down on them. She loves to play, but loves to cuddle, too!  She's working on her potty training.

Kiki is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heart worm tested negative and micro-chipped. Her adoption fee is $200.

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

Kiki : heartland small animal rescue

Kiki : heartland small animal rescue

Kiki: heartland small animal rescue

Kiki: 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.