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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 800 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 rescue group is 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

For the first time ever, Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue placed in the Top 60 out of more than 400 charities on Give to Lincoln Day’s nonprofit leaderboard! Our supporters collectively contributed $35,551 and that record total will increase after our proportional match is added by the Lincoln Community Foundation. We’re so humbled that so many believe in our mission and the work we are doing. We appreciate all who donated and shared our social media posts. Our hearts are truly grateful.

A big thank you to our donors

In The News

Check out Paisley, our sweet senior girl that is battling lymphoma with weekly chemotherapy! (But honestly, we’re not even sure she realizes it.)

When our community comes together for this day of giving, we see amazing displays of generosity that help our local nonprofits provide needed services and improve our great city. All gifts given for the event are matched by our challenge match fund of $650,000. Lincoln Community Foundation and generous sponsors helped make this match fund possible.

Since the first Give to Lincoln Day in 2012, thousands of donors have come together to raise more than $57 million to support Lancaster County nonprofits.

The 13th annual Give to Lincoln Day will be held on May 30, 2024.

Are you looking for a new addition to your family? You came to the right place! We would love to match you with a great rescue dog. When you see a dog you’re interested in, the first step is to read through and fill out the Adoption Application so that we may find out more about you and your family. This will help ensure that you and your dog are the right fit for each other. If you have questions, please contact us.

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2024 Numbers

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