To Love a Canine Rescue


Our Mission

To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all breed, foster based, dog rescue operating in suburban Philadelphia, PA.

Our mission is to rescue and find permanent homes for abandoned, stray and surrendered dogs in order to minimize the needless euthanizing of animals. Our vision is to make the right connections between our rescued dogs and families in order to give our dogs their final, happy, loving homes.

TLC strives to be a valuable resource to our community by working with struggling dog owners and by providing education on responsible dog ownership including the importance of spaying/neutering, behavior training, Heartworm testing & prevention, and microchip implanting.


As of December 2017, we’ve written 2,000+ happy tails!


At TLC, bonding with our dogs is very important. Rather than being housed in a stressful shelter environment, our dogs live in the homes of our volunteers where they thrive with attention and love.  Our dedicated foster families socialize and interact with the dogs to learn their strengths, understand their challenges and help them get used to life as a family dog.  Adding a new member of your family is a life long commitment so TLC foster families and associated trainers will work with adoptive families to ensure a smooth transition and help facilitate additional support and training that may be needed to create and maintain a stable and happy furever home for our dogs. 

Learn about our adoption process

See our adoptable dogs

Apply to adopt a dog from us


TLC is an IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. All donations made to TLC are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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