Our Story

Since 2006, Anna Pet Rescue has saved and placed in forever homes more than 16,000 dogs and cats that would otherwise have been abandoned or killed. This success is the legacy of Daina Lewis.
Judge Daina Lewis became involved in animal rescue in the late 1960s, when another animal-related organization trapped a feral mother dog and puppies on the family’s property. Although Daina fought to save them, all were ultimately euthanized by the animal organization that had trapped them. Daina, who had been only vaguely aware of the plight of homeless animals prior to this tragedy, joined a series of animal rescue organizations believing she could prevent this kind of incident from happening to other innocent animals. Failing to find an organization that adhered to a strict no-kill policy, Daina founded her own organization, Anna Pet Rescue for Shelter and Guardians of the Homeless Animals. Since then, she has devoted the remaining years of her life to the rescue and care of homeless animals.

Who We Are!

Animals need us. They need us now. Animals all over world are being killed, tortured, starved to death, abandoned. The law isn’t protecting them well enough and it’s up to foundations like ours to reach out and help. We want to do everything in our power to help the animals in need. We started as a group of volunteers, united by their love for animals. Our devotion to rescuing, caring and finding new homes for stray dogs and cats helped a lot of animals be saved. Inspired by these results, our co-founder decided to set up our animal rescue foundation – “Anna Pet Rescue”.

Our No-Kill Philosophy and Lifetime Commitment to Our Animals Anna Pet Rescue makes a lifetime commitment to every cat and dog we bring into our organization. If at any time after an adoption is completed, the adopter can no longer care for the animal for any reason, they must return it to us. Anna Pet Rescue is committed to taking that animal back and searching for its new home. This is written into every adoption contract signed by our adopters.
We are also committed to keeping our long-term, harder-to-adopt resident dogs comfortable at our shelter in their own individual homes equipped with a bed, front porch, turf outdoor running area, and air-conditioning and heat. We are a true no-kill organization that rarely performs euthanasia except in situations where animals are suffering and can’t be helped medically.

Our Vision

Giving animals the best chance of a happy and healthy life.

Our Purpose

We care for lost dogs, cats and other companion animals. We reunite lost pets with their families, find new homes for others, and always seek the best possible outcomes for all animals that come into our care.

Our Strategic Pillars

1. Compassionate care for our animals.
2. A modern and sustainable charity.
3. A trusted and ethical partner.
4. An employer of choice.
5. A fierce advocate for animal welfare.

Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. We maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as an animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 95, 000 supporters across the country.
The Daina’s mission, as stated by founder, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals.”

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Over 16 years of breeding experience with animal rescure.
Animals successfully adopted from Anna Pet Rescue.
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Love. care and professionalism is what we offer along with regular health checks