About Us
Since 2013

Saving Animals & Providing Second Chances

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 History

Formerly called Pit Bulls of St. Francis, the rescue was founded by Sarah Daniel with the help of some saintly supportive friends and family. In 2013, Sarah picked up two stray pit bulls off the side of the road. She kept them in a friend’s barn until perfect homes could be found. Every day, she prayed to St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, to help find those sweet, sad, skinny dogs loving, happy adopters. Through a series of fortunate events, Simon and CC were adopted by amazing people, and Sarah began rescuing and rehoming more vulnerable dogs. 

In 2017, the organization expanded its Board of Directors and foster network to allow us to rescue more dogs of all breeds from high-kill shelters and other high-risk situations. In 2021, we changed our name to better reflect that we do not discriminate in the breeds and types of dogs we save. We continue to pray for guidance from St. Francis, though. He always comes through for us

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
–St. Francis of Assisi



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Our Board of Directors

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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.