14425 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Wet Nose Rescue is an all breed dog rescue, founded in 2008 based in Southampton, Pennsylvania. Our Adoption Center is located at 14425 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116

Welcome to Wet Nose Rescue.

We are an all breed dog rescue, founded in 2008 in Southampton, Pennsylvania.  Wet Nose Rescue is a 100% foster based rescue meaning that while we have an adoption center, we do not kennel dogs there. Instead our adoptable dogs and puppies are kept in local foster homes which allows them to become socialized with families and not kept in a kennel while waiting to be adopted. We aim to match adoptable dogs with loving and caring families, while making the adoption process simple and straight forward. 

  Our hours at the Adoption Center, located at 14425 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19116, are by appointment only. If you have any questions about adopting a dog or puppy, please feel free to call us at 267-684-6187.

The Annual Wet Nose Rescue Walking In A Furry Wonderland Holiday Party

Saturday, December 3rd 10am to 3pm at our adoption center, pictures, with Santa, raffles, food gifts for sale

and this year our Very Special Guest Lucy Noland! Lucy Noland's career as a journalist has taken her across America, from Alaska to the Bay Area, Detroit, New York City, Houston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.  This mom of three humans, four cats, and a box turtle feels most blessed to help those in need.  Though awards, from Emmys to Golden Mikes sit on her bookshelves, it's the honor of advocacy from organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States and ACCT Philly that have a special place in her heart.  Come, meet Lucy and purchase one of her literary creations, they make perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends who love furry friends!


Keep an eye on our calendar for fun events coming up. We are a very active group and we love to see new and past adopters as often as possible!


Wet Nose Rescue Adoption Center

Wet Nose Rescue works hard to help those who are unable to help themselves.  Our goal is to help abandoned dogs and puppies that would otherwise be euthanized or subject to a life in extremely poor conditions, unloved and neglected.

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  • I looked at the caged animals in the shelter. . . the cast offs of human society. I saw in their eyes, love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal and I was angry.
    “God” I said, “this is terrible. Why don't you do something…?”
    God was silent for a moment and then he spoke softly. “I have done something” he replied, “I created you.”


14425 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19116

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