Find Pet Friendly Housing

  • Zillow maintains a searchable list of both pet-friendly rental housing and apartments. Be sure to check the details because sometimes they have restrictions on sizes and breeds.

  • The Apartment Guide website maintains a searchable list of apartment complexes that allow pets. Be sure to check the details because sometimes they have restrictions on sizes and breeds.

Local Organizations

These organizations, listed in alphabetical order, are very important to us.

  • Big Dogs - Huge Paws Rescue is a 501c3, non-profit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to rescuing, re-homing, and rehabilitating unwanted giant breed dogs that have been mistreated, neglected, abused and/or abandoned. We believe giant breeds to be loyal and loving, yet very expensive and sometimes overwhelming due to their massive size and need for constant human attention.

  • The Capital Humane Society serves the community by sheltering unwanted pets, acts as an advocate for animal welfare and strives to educate the public about responsible pet care.

  • The Cat House provides a safe, no-kill shelter and adoption facility for cats in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. The Cat House is a 501(c)(3) organization, funded by donations and staffed by volunteers. The main shelter is at 1935 Q St in Lincoln; cats are also available at PetSmart locations in Lincoln. Please visit their website for visiting hours and other information, or contact The Cat House at 402-441-9593.

  • The Cause for Paws Boutique for Cheap donates all profits of their retail sales to leading Nebraska animal charities. Cause for Paws is located at 56th and Old Cheney. Please refer to their website for hours and other information.

  • Coalition for Pet Protection’s mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and animal abuse in Nebraska. CPP offers medical assistance with cats.

  • Deer Springs Winery is Lincoln’s award winning winery and is located in a quiet country setting just minutes away from the city.

  • Domesti-PUPS provides service dogs for persons with disabilities, pet therapy programs, classroom dogs and educational programs.

  • The First Plymouth Church provides a Blessing of the Animals Service every fall. Karen Clarke, First-Plymouth Animal Ministry Leader and HopeKeepers Leader, offers a free class entitled, Spirituality: What Can Animals Teach Us? This class looks at developing a better understanding of animals; gaining knowledge for better communication with animals while building mutual respect; and considering the ways animals can help us tap into our spiritual natures and catalyze personal growth and understanding. Pre-registration is required. Please call 402.476.7550 or email to register.

  • Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill animal shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. We rescue dogs from all over the country and specialize in long distance adoptions. We take the creatures who are lost, afraid, hungry or ill and comfort them, give them a warm, soft bed, good food, medical care and most of all, love. HUA is a place of happiness, joy and love. Everything we do is in the best interest of the dogs. The dogs have big fields of grass and trees in which to run. Our primary interest is what will make them happy. HUA is a place to celebrate the joy of life. Hearts United for Animals is located between Auburn and Nebraska City. You will need to contact them for directions and to verify the visiting hours.

  • The Nebraska Humane Society was founded in 1875 and is the fifth oldest Humane Society in the United States! The organization was originally established for the protection of both animals and children. In the mid 1940’s, state agencies began to embrace child welfare issues, leaving the Nebraska Humane Society as the sole organization within the Omaha area designated for the protection of animals. We provide education, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership. By providing animal control services to much of the metro area we also serve the citizens of our community by upholding laws enacted for the protection of people and animals.

  • The Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue is a local affiliate of the Italian Greyhound Club of America Rescue. You can visit for more information about the Italian Greyhound Club of America (IGCA) Rescue or to find a rescue representative in your area.

  • Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue (NNKCR) was formed by five people who had a dream that one day all adoptable dogs in Lancaster County would find loving homes. To accomplish this, we do three things: rescue dogs, rehabilitate dogs, and re-home dogs. NNKCR is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit dog rescue group. We provide emergency foster care for homeless dogs, veterinary care for dogs in our care and find forever homes for homeless dogs. NNKCR is an all-volunteer organization, and 100% of all funds donated go toward our rescue efforts and the dogs in our care.

  • The Nebraska Rescue Council was formed, so that independent, state-licensed, animal shelters and rescues can work together to promote one another, reduce euthanasia and provide information to the public about our organizations. We want to tell you how you can get involved and educate others.

  • Paws Up Nebraska is a non-profit no kill rescue organization committed to providing resources and education regarding the ever growing pet population problem.

  • Revolution Rescue is a all volunteer, foster-based rescue out of Lincoln, Nebraska and is a 501(c)3 non-profit group.

  • R.u.F.F. Rescue, Inc. emerged from the desire of several community individuals that saw the need in Lincoln and its surrounding communities to provide a rescue for the “Highlander Kids” (meaning Westies, Cairns, and Scotties) plus other small dogs within the Lincoln area. There is an ongoing need for protection of vulnerable animals and education to society in general.

  • The St. Matthews Episcopal Church provides a Blessing of the Animals Service each fall.

  • We are Voice for Companion Animals. We are a 501C3 non-profit organization in Southeast Nebraska. We have a simple yet profound mission, to improve the lives of companion animals. How we have done this is by creating a pet food pantry in rural Southeast Nebraska. In the future we will be conducting a traveling educational workshop for the purpose of educating the public on animal welfare.

  • Mobile Grooming for dogs, cats and pets of all sizes!

  • Wildlife rescue Team is dedicated solely to the rescue and rehabilitation of Nebraska’s orphaned and injured wildlife, and its return to it’s natural habitat.