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PBSF Dog Rescue

Saving one dog will not change the world,

but for that one dog the world will change


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About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to focus on dogs at risk for euthanasia & those in need of medical care. We work to give them a second chance at a wonderful life. 

PBSF Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, 100% volunteer and foster-based dog rescue in Louisville, Kentucky. We rescue all breeds and ages of dogs.


Our Featured Dog


Male Staffordshire Mix

1 year old

60 pounds

Hey. My name is Loki, and if you know anything about Loki from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that’ll tell you that I’m a little bit mischievous I’m also like what they say about Sour Patch Kids – first they’re sour, then they’re sweet! I may drive you a lil’ crazy sometimes, but I’ll also brighten your day In reality, I’m just an instinctive bully breed with a short attention span who loves to play, and it’s not my fault I’m built like a tank I mean, I do love to eat, but I’ve got a whole lot of muscle to fuel I don’t have a mean bone (or muscle) in my body, but I’m still learning appropriate play – something about hoomans not liking being chomped or nibbled on, which I don’t totally understand yet, because chomping is fun. I love snuffling through my toy box to see what I feel like playing with. Foster mom says I snort like a truffle piggy, which I think is part of my charm I’m still learning, and I’d love for my forever home to keep working with me and teach me more listening skills – I think I’d be a great training student (and maybe a class clown ). Give me lots of appropriate things to chomp and play with, then when I settle down I’ll scoot close and give you all the kisses and cuddles (and probably snore a bit, too).

My foster mom says I can be something like a bull in a china shop, so they don’t let me play with small children…which I totally disagree with, they’re so cute and they love my squishy snoot – but I guess I can be sort of excitable and they do seem to fall over pretty easily. Also, since I’m a big boy and love to run and play, I’ll need space. I’m not well suited for an apartment, and a nice yard with a fence is preferable so I can run off all my energy and do some zoomies, because zoomies are important.

Foster mom says to tell y’all that I shouldn’t live with cats, which is kinda lame because I like chasing cats, maybe a little too much… I’m fine with being the only pet – more belly rubs and snacks for me – but I’d also be cool with living with another dog friend as long as they’re tolerant and patient while I learn more about boundaries. I’m house trained and crate trained, so I’m good with overnights and even workdays in the crate, but I don’t *love* extended periods in there because there’s not enough space to run and play! So if you love a bully and you’ve got the strength and will to match mine, along with the patience to work on training with me (so that I can be “mischief managed,” if you’re a Harry Potter fan ), I would love be your bestest bully buddy. See ya when I see ya!


PBSF Dog Rescue

Upcoming Events

April 30, 2023 • 1 to 5 p.m.

The "No Fleas, Please! Market" at PG&J's Dog Bar
800 Baxter Ave. • Highlands

May 28, 2023 • 1 to 5 p.m.

The "No Fleas, Please! Market" at PG&J's Dog Bar
800 Baxter Ave. • Highlands

June 25, 2023 • 1 to 5 p.m.

The "No Fleas, Please! Market" at PG&J's Dog Bar
800 Baxter Ave. • Highlands

Donate to Save a Life

Our rescue runs entirely on donations from generous and caring people. We are a volunteer-run organization, so every dollar goes to saving another dog’s life. Please consider donating to help us fulfill our mission. We are a nonprofit 501c(3), so donations are tax-deductible.

Adopt or Foster

About 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized every year. Yet, puppy mills and breeders continue to produce litter after litter. There is no excuse for buying instead of adopting when there are breed-specific rescues and shelters in every city. If you don’t see an adoptable dog here that catches your eye, please check other shelters and rescues until you find one. Plus, it will cost you a whole lot less!

Not ready to adopt? Have a little extra space and time? Become a foster! Our foster program is open to anyone in the Greater Louisville area who is interested in providing a loving temporary home to a rescued puppy or adult dog while they wait for their forever home. 


Contact PBSF Dog Rescue

We are a small team of volunteers, so please be patient as we work to answer emails. We do not have an intake facility, so we cannot take in owner surrenders or strays. To report a stray,  contact Louisville Metro Animal Services here.