Omaha Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Omaha


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Omaha

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Omaha area? Bring Fido along for a hike along the historic Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Running from Illinois to the Pacific Ocean, this trail allows you to roam through beautiful natural surroundings with your pup. Just keep your dog leashed while on the trail. For more hiking options, check out the Big Papio Trail along Big Papillion Creek, the Keystone Trail, or the West Papio Trail.

Meet new friends, canine and human, at one of Omaha’s dog parks. Created by the Omaha Dog Park Advocates, Hefflinger Dog Park and Hanscom Dog Park each feature separate fully-fenced areas for small and large dogs. Your dog can also play off leash at the Walnut Creek Park Off-Leash Area, featuring plenty of room to roam and a swimming pond to splash around in. Omaha Dog Park Advocates also host a variety of canine-centric events throughout the year, making it easy for you and your pooch to get to know other pups in the community.

You and Fido can find toys, treats, games, natural and organic foods, and more at The Green Spot. Grab a cup of coffee and socialize with other humans and their pets in The Green Spot’s café lounge. Nature Dog is another popular spot for premium pet supplies and healthy, natural foods. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Omaha area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Omaha on

Omaha Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Omaha

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Omaha, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Omaha, and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Omaha paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Omaha. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Omaha Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Omaha focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Omaha focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • SOLAS - Council Bluffs, IA 51501