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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

A big thank you to our donors



Check out Paisley, our sweet senior girl that is battling lymphoma with weekly chemotherapy! (But honestly, we’re not even sure she realizes it.)What she does know…Dr. Alyse and her staff sit on the floor and feed me yummy canned food while I’m connected to these tubes. And I sure have been feeling better since I started my visits to this cool place.Thank you to Synergy Animal Care and Paisley’s wonderful foster mom, Katy!

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