Become an Affiliate

Our Basic Premise. Rescue Alliance was established to support individual rescuers of companion animals. Rescue Alliance acts as a fiscal sponsor to individual rescuers who are termed "Affiliates." The activities specific to each Affiliate's rescue group is considered an "Affiliate Program" of Rescue Alliance. Affiliates and their programs must be in compliance with all nonprofit rules and financial regulations required by Rescue Alliance.

It is our desire to have a network of rescuers across the U.S. who support each other in the legitimate rescue of companion animals. Once we have received and screened your completed application and references, one of our board members will contact you to arrange a home visit. If you operate a shelter away from your home, we will also arrange a visit to your shelter.

To apply to become an Affiliate, please download our application. If you have any questions, please email us at