Available Breeds

AdoptAvailable Breeds

Because SPDR’s rescue approach relies on volunteers we call Breed Reps, adopting a dog through us depends on whether we have a Rep for your preferred breed.

Why Breed Reps? Learn more >

Even when we do have a Breed Representative, availability of that breed of dog varies from month to month. Once you submit an adoption application for a represented breed, the Breed Rep will work with you to locate your preferred dog.

Note: dogs available for adoption through SPDR can be any age and come from a variety of backgrounds. SPDR requires all dogs to be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Not sure what breed is right for you? Here are some tips >

Breeds Currently Represented by SPDR

Here are the breeds that are currently being handled by an SPDR Breed Representative:

Afghan Hound
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Australian Cattle Dog
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Australian Shepherd
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Basenji
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Bernese Mountain Dog
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Border Collie
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Border Terrier
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Borzoi
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Boston Terrier
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 Bulldog (English)
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Bull Terrier
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Cairn Terrier
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Collie
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Corgi (see Welsh Corgi – Pembroke, below)

Curly-Coated Retriever
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Doberman Pinscher
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English Setter
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English Toy Spaniel
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French Bulldog
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German Pinscher
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German Shorthaired Pointer
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German Wirehaired Pointer
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Golden Retriever
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Gordon Setters
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Great Dane
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Greyhound
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Ibizan Hound
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Irish Red and White Setter
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Irish Setter
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Irish Water Spaniel
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Irish Wolfhound
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Japanese Chin
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Keeshond
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Kerry Blue Terrier
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Labrador Retriever
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Lakeland Terrier
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Llewellin Setter (see English Setter, above)

Lhasa Apso
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Manchester Terrier
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Mastiff
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Miniature Bull Terrier
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Miniature Pinscher
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Miniature Schnauzer
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Newfoundland
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Norwegian Elkhound
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Old English Sheepdog
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Pharaoh Hound
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Rat Terrier
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Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Rottweiler
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Saluki
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Samoyed
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Schipperke
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Scottish Deerhound
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Scottish Terrier
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Sealyham Terrier
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Sheepdog (see Old English Sheepdog, above)

 Shetland Sheepdog / “Sheltie”
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Shih Tzu
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Silken Windhound
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Standard Schnauzer
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Swedish Vallhund
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Tibetan Spaniel
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Welsh Corgi – Pembroke
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Welsh Terrier
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West Highland White Terrier
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Whippet
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Breeds NOT Represented by SPDR

SPDR currently has no Breed Rep for the following breeds. Click the linked breed name to see the AKC’s information about that breed, including a section called “Breed Clubs and Rescue,” through which you may be able to find a local rescue group.

You may also be able to find these breeds through the following:

Petfinder.com
AKC’s Breed Rescue Network
• Your local shelter (Petfinder lists all shelters in your area)

x Affenpinscher
x Airedale Terrier
x Akbash
x Akita
x Alaskan Malamute
x American Eskimo
x American Pit Bull Terrier
x American Staffordshire Terrier
x Anatolian Shepherd Dog
x Australian Kelpie
x Australian Terrier
x Basset Hound
x Beagle
x Bearded Collie
x Belgian Malinois
x Belgian Sheepdog
x Belgian Tervuren
x Bichon Frise
x Bloodhound
x Bouvier des Flandres
x Boxer
x Briard
x Brittany
x Brussels Griffon
x Bulldog
x Bullmastiff
x Canaan Dog
x Cane Corso Mastiff
x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
x Chesapeake Bay Retriever
x Chihuahua
x Chinese Crested
x Chow Chow
x Clumber Spaniel
x Cocker Spaniel
x Coonhound: American English | Black and Tan | Bluetick
x Dachshund
x Dalmatian
x Dandie Dinmont Terrier
x Dogue de Bordeaux
x English Cocker Spaniel
x English Springer Spaniel
x Finnish Spitz
x Flat-Coated Retriever
x Fox Terrier
x Galgo (Spanish Greyhound); no AKC page, see Galgos del Sol’s description
x German Pinscher
x German Shepherd Dog
x Giant Schnauzer
x Glen of Imaal Terrier
x Great Pyrenees
x Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
x Havanese
x Irish Terrier
x Italian Greyhound
x Jack Russell (Parsons) Terrier
x Komondor
x Kuvasz
x Maltese
x Maremma (no AKC page; see the breed club’s FAQ page)
x Neopolitan Mastiff
x Norfolk Terrier
x Norwich Terrier
x Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
x Papillon
x Parsons Terrier
x Pekingese
x Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen
x Pointer
x Pomeranian
x Poodle – Miniature / Standard
x Poodle – Toy
x Portuguese Water Dog
x Pug
x Puli
x Shar-Pei
x Shiba Inu
x Siberian Husky
x Silky Terrier
x Smithfield (no AKC page; learn more here)
x Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
x Spinone Italiano
x Staffordshire Bull Terrier
x St. Bernard
x Tibetan Mastiff
x Tibetan Terrier
x Toy Fox Terrier
x Toy Manchester Terrier
x Vizsla
x Weimaraner
x Welsh Corgi – Cardigan
x Xoloitzcuintle
x Yorkshire Terrier