The Foster Home

Meet the                  Crew


to save a life


a pet in need

a best friend


Since we are a network of foster homes, all of our pets enjoy the love and personal attention which cannot be duplicated in a kennel setting. They live as members of our volunteers' families, enjoying human and usually dog or cat contact and socialization every day. When a potential adopter chooses his new best friend, the foster home can give him insights about the dog that will help him make the right choice. If this truly is the pet for him, the information will help start them off on the right foot (paw?) in their new lives together. Cold Nose adopters enjoy support through every step of the process - from choosing a pet to post adoption check-ins to make sure everyone is happy!

Cold Nose Warm Heart Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs and cats from high-kill shelters.   Through our network of committed volunteers and foster homes we are able to rescue, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well matched, thoroughly screened forever homes.  We also provide our adopters and the community with information on responsible pet ownership, including spay-neuter, training and good nutrition.



Our Mission

Founder and Rescue Director Alissa McLaughlin has 15 years of experience in rescue.  The pets' health and welfare is the rescue’s top priority.  They take pride in matching each pet with the right forever home.  Along with a group of top notch volunteer team members, the Cold Nose Crew will make your adoption experience smooth and enjoyable.

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