China Rescue Dogs

Our story

“Now it is time for them to live the rest of their lives being safe and happy with their forever families.”

“From the east coast to the west coast, we have forever families waiting for their new babies to arrive. "

The mission of China Rescue Dogs is to rescue and rehabilitate dogs from the meat trade in China and provide them with loving homes in the U.S. and Canada. Working with trusted rescues and shelters in China, we first remove the dogs from imminent harm, treat the physical and psychological injuries from severe abuse and neglect, and socialize the dogs so that they can be integrated into loving family environments. Then, in partnership with other rescues in the U.S. and Canada, we locate adoptive for the dogs and arrange transportation of the dogs from China to their new forever families in the U.S. and Canada.

Finally, we hope that, through our rescue efforts, we also shine a light on the dog meat trade in China and other countries and, thereby, encourage others to advocate for the end of the dog meat trade and speak up for those who have no voice.

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"What was once the end of their lives, is now a new beginning for these beautiful babies."- Jill

China Recue Dogs is a 501c3 organization founded by Jill Stewart, an ardent advocate of animal rights worldwide, and especially in China. Their global mission is to rescue and rehabilitate dogs from China and provide them with loving forever homes in North America. There are over a dozen other U.S. dog rescue organizations that are working with China Rescue Dogs on these rescues.

As we reflect on the progress of the mission to save dogs, we are thankful for everyone’s support. Everything the organization does relies on
donations and volunteers. Ryan McDonnell, Vice
President of China Rescue Dogs confirms, “all of us
are volunteers – even our vet partner Bay Street
Animal Hospital in Staten Island, NY. They come
to every flight arrival at JFK and make sure all the
dogs are healthy as soon as they land.” 


Funding is crucial!

We never say no to any dog – mixed breeds, banned breeds, disabled dogs and seniors. We try to rescue them all. Unfortunately, we cannot do that without the public’s continued support.