14425 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19116

About Us

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.   Several years ago we joined forces with The Pennsylvania Division of The Humane Society of The United States, to lobby for stronger animal protection legislation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  We participate in Humane Lobby Day in Harrisburg held each year in which we meet with legislators and talk about animal welfare legislation that we feel needs to be brought up in the Commonwealth and passed into law.  Wet Nose Rescue worked hard with other rescues and the Humane Society to get new legislation passed that was signed by Governor Tom Wolf in 2017.  Libre's Law  which officially is Act 10, was named after a little dog that was almost left for dead but then found by a truck driver and rescued, the law now makes many former misdemeanors, felonies in the State with much more severe penalties.  We will continue to lobby for increased protection for all animals.  A year later we were able to help get legislation first introduced by Bucks County Representative  Frank Farry, passed to help protect animals left by their owners in hot cars unattended.  It now gives police the authority to break into private vehicles to rescue those animals.  We are currently working on legislation to stop the sales of dogs and cats in Pennsylvania that come from Puppy Mills and continue our efforts to shut down the Pennsylvania puppy mills.  Wet Nose Rescue is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization, incorporated as a charity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Libre & Governor Tom Wolff the day Libre;s Law passed

Libre & Governor Tom Wolff at the State Capitol the day Libre's Law passed

About Us

Wet Nose Rescue was founded in 2008 as an all breed dog rescue with the aim of trying to find homes for the countless numbers of dogs and puppies that are left homeless through no fault of there own.  We are a non-profit organization, made up totally of volunteers and licensed by the State of Pennsylvania. Wet Nose Rescue depends solely on public contributions for support.

Our rescue works mainly with shelters in the south that are over crowded and transports dogs to this area about once every two weeks.  We are totally foster based and even though Wet Nose has an adoption center, we don't kennel our dogs there.  Once our rescues come from the shelter, they have an opportunity to become socialized with a family. The family cares for the dog or puppy as if it were their own, until a home is found.

Wet Nose Rescue tries to do as many public and community oriented events as possible.  We used to hold our Pet Fair every Spring in April but have recently moved it to the Month of September at Warminster Community Park.  Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we had to cancel our 2020 fair.  We also do events such as The John Debella Dog Walk, the Langhorne Rotary Club Pet Fair and the Bensalem Fall Festival.  Each December we hold a Christmas party at our adoption center “Walking In A Furry Wonderland”  and all are invited. We have started doing new types of events such as "Yoga With Puppies" and "Yappy Hours" at local micro breweries.  Join our e-mail list to stay updated on everything we do or just check this page to stay updated.

Did you know that a donation of $1 buys a days worth of food for a dog that has nothing, a $2 donation buys a collar, a $5 donation buys a Bordatella shot which prevents kennel cough, a $15 donation buys a set of vaccinations for a puppy, a $25 donation buys a snap test which checks for Lyme Disease and Heartworm. Small donations of this type are so important to us.

Did you know that a donation of $60 buys a Kuranda Bed, which is a special bed elevated off the ground so a dog or puppy doesn't have to lay on the cold floor or wet ground in a shelter. A $100 donation allows Wet Nose Rescue to pay for health certification and transportation to save a life. $135 pays for spaying or neutering. $500 to $800 donation pays for Heartworm treatment for Heartworm positive dogs.

Please don't think every dollar doesn't count, because it does.


We are always in need of foster homes for our dogs and puppies as we search for forever homes. If you would be willing to help this way, please complete the foster application under the “forms” tab and you will be contactted by our Foster-Coordinator. We will provide you with all the food you need as well as a crate, toys and anything else you may need. Foster familes are our life line.

We are always in need of volunteers, they are vital to an organization like ours and even the smallest amount of time you can give is greatly appreciated. Volunteers help on transport days when the dogs arrive from shelters, outdoor and indoor rescue shows and pet store events. Please fill out the volunteer application on the website under the “forms” tab and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.


We are also in need of blankets, towels, trash bags, paper towels, bowls , leashes and collars and harnesses. If you can donate gas cards or pet store cards, that would be greatly appreciated.

Wish List

  • Volunteers
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Trash bagsPaper towels
  • Bowls
  • Gas cards
  • Pet Store cards
adopting family, adopting a new puppy

Mission & History

14425 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19116

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