You've found the best app for dog adoption, cat adoption, and other furry and scaly creatures! WeRescue is designed to make it easy to adopt a pet, with over 70 available search filters, along with the best breed selection. An upgrade will allow you to search mixed breeds like Labradoodle, Goldendoodle or Doxiepoo – just to name just a few! Is there a breed you don't want to see? WeRescue lets you hide a breed from your search results!

Includes rescue dogs, cats, barn yard animals, birds, horses, rabbits, reptiles and small & furry pets!

• Best Breed search with upgrades for mixed breeds, designer breeds, and hiding of undesired breeds
• Extensive details on each pet – more than any other app on the market
• The largest number of filters of any pet adoption app
• Beautiful high-resolution photos

WeRescue app connects you with hundreds of thousands of pets across the United States – easily and quickly! Pets from shelters and foster-based rescues are shown in order of distance from your location. Enter zip codes for different areas. WeRescue can cap your search to a certain distance and let you specify gender, age, size, breed, and so many more. WeRescue offers more filters than any other adoption app!

WeRescue lets you share pets via social media, SMS text, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and many more. Even if you're not in the market for a new pet, you can help save pet lives by sharing the beautiful pictures with friends. Your friends will see the exact pet you shared when they open the WeRescue app.

We're proud that we've brought innovative features to you like breed search, hiding breeds, mixed breeds, extensive filters, and beautiful high-resolution photos.


What’s New

Version 5.1

We've added support for dark mode to save your eyes when searching for pets in the darkness of night or the wee hours of the morning. Plus it just looks cool!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

Reed Thatton ,

Hoping to Adopt, easy to use app

I love this app! It’s simple and easy. I’ve been searching for a good dog for years! two years ago I had a little dog named Joey that my mother gave me for Christmas, to my dismay I found out he was a result from puppy mills and passed from a sickness he had since he was a baby. Im making sure to never get dogs from mills. I’m glad I’ve found this app and now I’m hoping to adopt a dog named Tapatio, I’m in love with his little character! My family is thinking to adopt one of his siblings too. Thank you for making this app and looking for a dog easy!

2018dana ,

Repeated list of search results

So far I love the app (we are searching for our first puppy or young dog after the holidays).
I’ve noticed that when I do a search, I get a listing of dogs in the order of distance. Great. But then when I scroll downward I noticed that the list of available dogs is repeated 3 times. Not a big deal but I wanted you to be aware. So if I’m searching within a 100 mile range of home, I’ll get to the last dog at 84 miles out, and then I see the first dog that appeared at the top of the list (2 miles from home). Then I scroll through that list again and it repeats for a 3rd time showing me the first dog that’s 2 miles away.

I’m on iPhone 8 Plus, fully updated at iOS v12.1.2 (I also noticed it was happening with v12.1.1).

Developer Response ,

Hi Dana,
That is very helpful information! I'm working on an update now so I will check to see what's going on. Thanks for letting me know!

Runwme100 ,

Great app but Rescues Don’t Respond

I’m on a serious hunt to rescue a dog or two after our two recently passed. I used the app to find dogs, sent e-mails, & of the 10 I sent, I’ve heard back from 2. One did a home check & I still haven’t heard back other than our home checked out ok. The other, I have an appointment in mid September. They couldn’t get me in before then. I know there are a ton of dogs on the street, but after going through this process, I can see why people go through breeders & people selling. I won’t do that & will continue to be patient & find other avenues. The app works great though, just wish people would respond when I contact & submit an application.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. You've discovered the issue that is unforunately too common in rescue. Most organizations are run by volunteers and often they are overwhelmed with applications for the pets. I'm constantly trying to think of a way to use technology to help with this issue. I hope that we find some ways to make rescue the easiest option.


Pet Ventures, LLC
22.2 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Rescue Hero $4.99
  2. Filters Galore $1.99
  3. Breed Bonanza $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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