"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

Hickory - Merrily Pup
Hickory - Merrily PupHickory - Merrily Pup

Merrily is only THE sweetest dog ever. She has 8 beautiful babies that will be ready for adoption at the... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Goose - Merrily Pup
Goose - Merrily PupGoose - Merrily Pup

Merrily is only THE sweetest dog ever. She has 8 beautiful babies that will be ready for adoption at the... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Diddle - Merrily Pup
Diddle - Merrily PupDiddle - Merrily Pup

Merrily is only THE sweetest dog ever. She has 8 beautiful babies that will be ready for adoption at the... View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Rain - Merrily Pup
Rain - Merrily PupRain - Merrily Pup

Merrily is only THE sweetest dog ever. She has 8 beautiful babies that will be ready for adoption at the... View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Piper - Merrily Pup
Piper - Merrily PupPiper - Merrily Pup

Merrily is only THE sweetest dog ever. She has 8 beautiful babies that will be ready for adoption at the... View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Sprat - Merrily Pup
Sprat - Merrily PupSprat - Merrily Pup

Merrily is only THE sweetest dog ever. She has 8 beautiful babies that will be ready for adoption at the... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Dozer
Dozer

Dozer is a beautiful 9 mos old, @55 lbs hound mix with an interesting brindle pattern and amazing blue eyes.... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Pokey
PokeyPokeyPokey

Pokey is an adorable @9 mos old 35 lbs mix with the cutest spots! He is a friendly and happy... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Imogene
ImogeneImogene

Imogene is a small-ish yellow lab mix - she came to us with 10 adorable pups. Once they are weaned... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Adult, Male, Medium
Caroline
CarolineCaroline

Caroline is absolutely beautiful! She gave birth to 7 adorable pups on 1/8 but once they're weaned, she will be... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Tennessee
Tennessee

Tennessee, an approximately 6 year old 50lb. Bassett Hound-Corgi mix, is an incredible dog for a person or adult couple... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Allie
Allie

Allie and her 4 pups came in from TX on 1/9. Mama is very good with her babies, gentle and... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Betty White
Betty White

Betty is about a year old and maybe 45 lbs. She is absolutely delightful. Super sweet and loving, a little... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Raven
RavenRavenRaven

Raven is a 9 year old dog who's owner passed away about a year ago. She was taken in by... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Vixen
VixenVixenVixen

Vixen is a super sweet @2 year old, 45 lbs tri-color hound. She gets along with other dogs and loves... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Moira
Moira

Moira is an *incredibly* sweet 10-12 lbs chi mix that is currently pregnant. She loves giving kisses and getting petted.... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Olive
OliveOlive

Olive is an adorable 10-12 lbs chi mix that gave birth to 4 babies on Jan 10. She is SO... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Athena
Athena

Athena is a @20 lbs cuddlebug! She is sweet and gentle and loves children. She is being fostered with another... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Mama Bear
Mama BearMama BearMama Bear

Now that Mama Bear's 7 cubs have all been adopted, let's find HER a home! She is a small (25... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Amber
AmberAmberAmber

Amber is a one-year old German shepherd mix. Her foster says: "Amber is highly motivated, highly intelligent, and high energy.... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Jimbo
JimboJimboJimbo

Jimbo is a 6-8 year old, sweet, sensitive, and gentle foxhound mix that loves spending time outside, human affection and... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium