Desiderata Rescue

A , Tacoma, WA 98408 rescue helping to find loving homes for Dogs, Cats.

Pets at Desiderata Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

Texas Kittens

Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Young

6 Shepherd Mix Puppies

Male, Puppy
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Female, Puppy
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Female, Puppy
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Male, Puppy
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Male, Puppy
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Female, Puppy
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Male, Puppy
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Female, Young
Domestic Mediumhair

Benny and Niko

Male, Young
Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier


Male, Adult
American Bulldog

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1 - 12 of 12 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Desiderata Rescue Serves

We rescue out of Texas and adopt out in Washington State.

Desiderata Rescue's Adoption Process

Adoption application, home visit, meet and greet, adoption contract, adoption fee, follow up.

About Desiderata Rescue

Our organization saves dogs and cats from high kill shelters in Texas, with a few exceptions. 95-99% of our animals come from Texas, 1-5% come from WA state (owner surrenders, 'feral' cats that can be tamed). The cost of rescuing these precious souls from Texas is immense. We have to pay for vetting, any extra medical they may need, health certificates, often times boarding, food and litter, training if necessary, and more. We try to help the 'plain looking' cats and dogs, the black ones who get overlooked in shelters (this is a proven fact), the bully breed mixes that stand no chance in Texas, the pitbulls and chihuahuas who are so abundant in shelters in Texas, the heartworm positive dogs who need expensive treatment before we can bring them to WA state, and more. We are not a retail rescue. We do not pick ur dogs and cats based on breed or looks. If there is a foster in Texas willing to take them in until transport to WA state, we save them. We do not get a lot of donations. We are small but mighty. We have no overhead for paid staff or paid marketing. Your adoption fee is what allows us to operate and continue saving more lives. The adoption fee is not a price tag that resembles the worth (it would priceless if that was the case) or the cost of the pet you are adopting. It is a flat, standard fee that allows us to continue saving animals from death. Some of the shelters we pull from euthanize as many as 100 animals per day. Your puppy didn't cost us $600, but the senior heartworm positive pit bull cost us $1,000 and he will only be adopted for $200. It is not quid pro quo. But you are not purchasing an object. You are taking in a pet once discarded by humans and by that you are becoming part of the circle that will allow us to help more animals. You are paying it forward, just like someone else paid it forward so we could save your new dog or cat.

Come Meet Desiderata Rescue's Pets

We don't hold adoption events at this time. All of our adoptable pets have been transported to foster homes in WA state and can be met there after the adoption application is reviewed and approved.

Desiderata Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Desiderata Rescue to help homeless pets find homes