Welcome to Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue

Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue (NNKCR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was originally formed in 2010 by a handful of volunteers who wanted to provide a foster-based no-kill option for all dogs regardless of breed. We utilize a network of foster homes who volunteer their time. To date, Nebraska No Kill has rehomed more than 400 dogs, with a success rate of 97 percent on adoptions.

We are inspired and affirmed on a daily basis by the support received from the Lincoln community, where most of our fosters and adopters reside. Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue strives to collaborate with other local rescues and has developed a strong relationship with the Capital Humane Society and other shelters across the state, often working together on hard-to-place dogs. Our volunteers are striving for the day when every dog has a safe and loving home.

It’s pretty simple. The more fosters and funding we have, the more dogs we can save! Those two factors are the keys to our whole operation. Our network is growing, but the influx of dogs in need of a foster home continues. Fostering is a great way to help a dog along in his or her life’s journey with no long-term commitments and little or no financial obligation. Foster dogs are fully vetted prior to placement, and medical expenses are paid for by Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue until an adopter is found. Consider opening your home and your heart to a foster dog, and we’ll work hard to find a great match!

For information on fostering, adopting or volunteering, email us at: info@NebraskaNoKill.org and don't forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook!


Help us help our favorite four-legged friends!

Let us know if you would like to become a NNKCR volunteer.

Here are some of the ways you can help:

  • Foster a rescue dog
  • Help find forever homes
  • Home-visit volunteer
  • Conduct interviews with potential adopters
  • Application reviewer
  • Committee chair
  • Community liaison
  • Event help
  • Assess dogs’ dispositions
  • Help with publications, media and print materials
  • Pick up donated supplies
  • Many other ways

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