"Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."

About Us

We are a small non-profit 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to animal care and protection. We assist shelters and other rescues (both in our local community and beyond) by finding loving forever homes for neglected, abandoned and homeless animals. Our goal is to promote responsible animal ownership by educating the wider public on the importance of spay/neuter, positive training and pet health care.

Knine Rescue was originally founded in 2004 by Chris Biscardi, and officially registered as a non profit in June 2007. Chris passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Since then friends and adopters have come together to keep her dream alive. She believed that every dog deserves a loving home. “Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole” was her favorite quote.

With an amazing team of volunteers, fosters, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, we are able to rescue hundreds of animals and provide them with loving temporary care, then find well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.

If we can assist you in selecting the right pet, please reach out today!

Our Newest Friends

Patsy
Patsy
Baby, Female, Small
Rose
Rose
Baby, Female, Small
Spot
Spot
Baby, Male, Small
Dottie
Dottie
Baby, Female, Small
Mini
Mini
Baby, Female, Small
Brent
Brent

Brent is a happy 3-year old 50 lb Carolina-Husky mix. He is housebroken, good in the car. You can tell... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Calista
Calista
Adult, Female, Small
Wonder
WonderWonderWonderWonder

Wonder is a 4 year old over all good boy. Most of the time he is calm and loving but... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Wonder
WonderWonderWonderWonder

Wonder is a 4 year old over all good boy. He would do well with one dog. He was living... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Brandi
Brandi
Young, Female, Small
Cecelia
CeceliaCecelia
Adult, Female, Small
Tasha
TashaTashaTashaTashaTashaTasha

Tasha is a 6 years old Rottweiler (Female), in Maryland. She is house trained and had lots of doggie training... View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Bandit
BanditBanditBanditBanditBanditBandit

He's amazing with kids and very playful, so an active family will love him so much. He's crate, leash, and... View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Benji
Benji
Adult, Male, Medium
Pip
PipPipPipPipPip

Pip gets along well with his foster brother Milo. He is also friendly and affectionate toward kids (lives with a... View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Milo
MiloMiloMiloMiloMilo

Milo gets along well with his foster brother Pip. He is also friendly and affectionate toward kids (lives with a... View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Chestnut
ChestnutChestnutChestnut

Chestnut is a 4 month old puppy, guessed to be a hound mix. She is great with everyone! Super friendly... View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Kinley
KinleyKinleyKinley

Kinley Meet the coolest tripod ever. Unrelated to a health concern Miss Kin found herself in the shelter needing a... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Elodie
Elodie

Elodie is a super sweet, social and friendly puppy. She loves other dogs and is great with kids! Please reach... View full description »

Baby, Female, Small
Johnny
JohnnyJohnny

This sweet little guy will be available soon for adoption on 5/14/2024. He just had his first puppy shots and... View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Sky
SkySky

Available for adoption 4/28/24 View full description »

Baby, Female, Small
Louie
LouieLouie

This sweet little guy will be available soon for adoption on 5/14/2024. He just had his first puppy shots and... View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
MaggieMay
MaggieMayMaggieMayMaggieMayMaggieMay

This sweet little girl will be available soon for adoption on 5/14/2024. She just had her first puppy shots and... View full description »

Baby, Female, Small
Meg
MegMegMegMeg

Molly (Meg in her foster home) is an adult poodle mix. She was not raised as a pet so is... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Caroline
CarolineCarolineCarolineCarolineCarolineCaroline

Sweet Caroline (cue the Neil Diamond song) is a wonderful little 13.5 lb dog. She is housetrained, super friendly and... View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Buttercup
ButtercupButtercupButtercupButtercup

These sweet babies will be ready for adoption on 4/14. We expect them to be medium size full grown. Please... View full description »

Baby, Female, Small
Briar
BriarBriarBriarBriar

Super sweet Briar is now available for adoption. He is super friendly and gets along with kids, other dogs and... View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Pansie
PansiePansiePansiePansie

Super sweet Pansie is about 3 months old and ready for adoption. She is super friendly and gets along with... View full description »

Baby, Female, Small
Ren
RenRenRen

Super sweet Ren is now available for adoption. He is super friendly and gets along with kids, other dogs and... View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Whiskey
WhiskeyWhiskeyWhiskey

Whiskey is a stunning 6 year old Husky. He lost his owner in a motorcycle accident. His grandparents have been... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Sofia
SofiaSofiaSofia
Adult, Female, Medium
Mena
MenaMena

Meet Mena! The mini Diva! Big personality packed into a little body! (25 pounds) always happy and loving life. This... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Winter
WinterWinterWinter

Winter is a kid-friendly dog that absolutely loves snuggles. She prefers to be with her people, so she is still... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Zilla
ZillaZillaZilla

Zilla is a snuggly, smart, energetic, fun-loving 1.5 year old dog. She's a 40 lb suspected black lab/beagle mix. Even... View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Skip
SkipSkipSkipSkipSkipSkip

Skip is great with other dogs. He is 10 lbs and 3 years old. Once he feels safe, he's happy... View full description »

Adult, Male, Small