Who we are
JNMRF is an all
volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Norwegian elkhounds and elkhound mixes. Incorporated in 2003, we are a 501c3 organization and
work with volunteers around the country to find caring,
loving homes for these dogs. We
do not have a kennel or shelter to house dogs so we
depend on volunteer foster families for holding dogs
until they are adopted. The fund provides money to
pay for shelter fees, spaying and neutering, heartworm
checks, vaccinations, immediate as well as long term medical treatment, temporary
transportation in its effort to rehome these dogs. We maintain a
website to provide internet exposure for dogs
in need. We also work with other rescue groups
throughout the USA and Canada in helping to accomplish
these goals. Once you have decided
this is the breed for you, consider adopting your
How do I adopt a dog?
Complete an adoption application:
Forms can be submitted
online or downloaded, completed and mailed to JNMRF, P.O.
Box 65, Mendenhall, PA 19357
Click here to
go to the forms.
|Step 2. Email or discuss with our coordinator about dogs
listed on our rescue site.
may know of others not yet
listed that would also work well in your home
Receive a home visit
from one of our volunteers or a volunteer from
an associated organization. The whole
family should be present during at least part of
the home visit.
Sign an adoption contract prior to or at the time
you receive a dog.
All dogs placed must have signed contracts
received by the JNMRF Treasurer or a designated
View the contract here.
be of legal age to adopt a dog from JNMRF. We
reserve the right to refuse adoption of any dog in our
care without explanation. Due to the shortage of
volunteers, you may not be contacted immediately after
submitting a form. We apologize for delays and try
to do our best to find the right home for each dog we
have in our care.
If you wish
to refer a needy dog to us, please click here to use the
Submit for Adoption form
and provide as much information as possible. We are a
national rescue and need information on the location of
the dog as well as the legal owner or responsible party.
Why Adopt a Rescue?
come into rescue for many different reasons. Some are
picked up as strays and taken to shelters and never
claimed. Some come into rescue because of the death or
serious illness of an owner. Others are voluntarily
surrendered because of behavioral problems or changes in
owner situations such as moving or financial
circumstances. Sometimes people buy that “cute puppy”
in the pet shop window and find they have inherited a
dog which sheds, barks and demands more attention than
they are able or willing to provide. Many of these
dogs become superb pets with a little training and
understanding of their needs.
I can't adopt, How else can I help?
Can't foster or adopt,
but want to HELP A DOG RIGHT NOW?
Click on the "Donation"
button below to make a donation via PayPal -- it's safe,
it's easy, it's secure!
All donations are fully tax deductible.
you can mail your
JNMRF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
incorporated in the state of Illinois.
P.O. Box 65
Mendenhall, PA 19357
Donations are deductible to the fullest extent of the