The North American Rescue Collective

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Liberating animals and providing opportunities to achieve high quality of life. Providing the community with evidence-based education on humane animal care taking. Cultivating a more compassionate environment for all beings.


Who We Are

Here at The North American Rescue Collective, we are driven by a single goal: do our part in making the world a better place for all living beings. In our pursuit to place each animal in the best environment that aligns with individual needs, our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies, high quality data evaluation, and the relationships we build as an organization. It is our mission to serve the animals and communities who need us most.


Our Activities

Making a difference. One dog, one person, and one community at a time. Explore below to find out how you can join our team and get involved. If you know of a way you can contribute to NOARC's mission that is not described here, please reach out to us! We'd love to hear from you.

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Pre-Adoption Foster Program

Providing a Safe Space to Heal

Our Foster program is the heart of our organization and is essential to the success of our mission. Often times, our dogs need a safe space to heal as a step to becoming "adoption ready". 
One of the most impactful ways to help NOARC and the dogs we serve is to foster with us. At this time, we are in need of reliable fosters within the Central Ohio area. If you are looking for ways to give back to your community, please consider becoming a foster fur-parent with NOARC.


Fur-ever Home Placement

Our goal is to match each dog with a family that fits their individual needs, ensuring the opportunity for the best quality of life. No two dogs are the same.  NOARC's adoption process is a collaborative approach between the Foster and Adoption Team(s) and the adopting family. This involves an up to date health assessment of each dog, meet and greets, home visits, and continued support throughout the transition into the adopter's home. Contact us for additional information if you're interested in adopting through NOARC. Be sure to check out our Available Dogs page for an updated roster of currently available pups.

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Community Outreach

Helping The Community

NOARC partners with shelters in the Midwest region, with a focus on Ohio and Kentucky to aid in the implementation of sustainable programs that address the issues of canine abuse, neglect, and overpopulation. The deep, fundamental animal welfare issues in our communities yield the effect of dogs ending up in shelter facilities. Shelter overpopulation and high euthanasia rates are not the cause, they are the effect. As an organization, part of our mission includes aiding in the implementation of programs and educational outreach efforts that address these core issues. If you would like to join us in designing these community-based programs, please drop us a line!