"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

Mango
Mango

Mango is a 2-year old , 27 lb beagle mix. She became the shelter favorite because of her super sweet... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Lucy
Lucy

Lucy is so sweet and so smart. She is a decent walker but look out for birds. She likes to... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Jillian
Jillian

Jillian is a 4-year old , 40 lb hound girl who is simply the sweetest soul around. Her tail NEVER... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Nelly
Nelly

Nelly is @2 years old - we think she's a cattle dog/lab mix? Her foster says she's good with the... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Henry
Henry

Henry is a @ 6 year old , 30 lbs beagle mix. He is a complete sweetheart. He's gentle, sweet,... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium

How cute is this little girl? She weighs about 5 pounds and is a year old. Her foster says: "... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Nottoway
Nottoway

Meet Nottoway! He is @3 years old and 45 lbs. He is fully vetted including neuter and according to his... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium

Just like the human Audrey Hepburn after which our Knine version is named, this dog is one-of-a-kind! Audrey has THE... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium

Sierra is a gorgeous 5-year old puggle (pug/beagle mix). She is Bailey's Mom. She is an attention hog, so would... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Jellybean
JellybeanJellybean

Jellybean is a gem! He loves everyone and has a sunny personality. We think he is @2-3 years old. He... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Gordy
Gordy

Gordy is a 5-year old , 40 lb hound mix with the softest, sweetest eyes in the world. He will... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium

What a good, friendly, boy he is! This 4 month old shepherd mix is nearly 40 pounds. He loves kids... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Jimbo
JimboJimbo

Jimbo is an absolute GEM. He is a 4-year old , 60 lb foxhound mix. He is a quiet, sweet,... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Bailey
Bailey

Bailey is a super cute 4-year old " chuggle " weighing @20 lbs. His Mom is a Puggle (pug/beagle mix)... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Emily
EmilyEmily

Meet Emily - she was rescued from a horrific situation (it's hard to even share the details) Despite everything, she... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium