Use the WeRescue app to find your adoptable pet during Clear The Shelters from August 23rd - September 19th. Don't forget to apply early!

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. 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 5.2.2

We're getting ready for NBCUniversal's Clear The Shelters 2021 from August 23rd - September 19th! Search now to find participating shelters and rescue organizations. Select your favorites and apply ahead of time to make sure you are ready for the event to begin!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.6K Ratings

7.6K 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!

getthisbabyouttame ,


I can’t stand apps with condescending or manipulative content. Fortunately, if you like either, you don’t even need to sign in to get both!
On the front page, there’s an option to create an account or “skip.” “Skip” simply opens a pop-up with an explanation of why it’s “important to sign in” to “save your data from being lost.” Thanks, I learned that when I lost my first important essay in grade school to our malfunctioning computer. I think everyone using a computer knows it’s important to save. But I save things that are important to me. This app is just not important to me, because there are so many others like it.
I think my data is important to the developer, and it’s definitely important to adopt, not shop. I’ll just be using a different app for it, because I don’t want some developers with a freshman year’s grasp of manipulation tactics to have it.

Vince Howard ,

Brilliant app & incredible customer service

I was hesitant to spend the money to block breeds I wasn’t intentionally searching. My breed search was retrieving many additional results with similar breed names. I contacted the app creator and he responded immediately to assure me that if I was unhappy with my in-app purchases (for better filtered searches) then my money would be instantly refunded. Because of this I paid to focus my search and it’s working brilliantly. Such a great app! Can’t wait to find the right little buddy to rescue.

Thank you, Mark!!

Developer Response ,

Hi Vince,
I'm glad the filters were able to give you a great experience with WeRescue!

App Privacy

The developer, Pet Ventures, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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