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

PET OF THE WEEK:  Chris

Chris is an 11mo old beagle mix. He is full of energy and loves to play. He does well with older children. He gets along with other dogs. He's still working on learning manors and potty training. He enjoys cuddling and getting lots of attention. He likes sleeping with you or the kids. He is crate trained with treats.

All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested negative and microchipped. A puppy's adoption fee is $250.

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

chris: heartland small animal rescue

chris: heartland small animal rescue

chris: heartland small animal rescue

chris: 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.