Norwegian Elkhound Rescue
Wake the kids and call the neighbors!
   Our annual Howl-o-ween contest is underway!

Voting is underway and continues all through the month of October.  Winner will be announced November 1st!  Click on the pumpkin below to see the entries and how to vote.  

This is the primary fundraiser for the year and elkhounds across the country are counting on you.


Check out all our rescue items available through
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Sweet Xena thanks you for your help! 

Click here to see her status.


(click on their names to see them, seniors designated by *)

Aleska (10/7/15) in MN
(9/30/15) in NJ
(9/8/15) in IL
(9/8/15) in PA

(9/8/15) in NJ
(8/10/15) in NJ
(4/29/15) in NY

The designation PENDING is added once the adoptive home has been informed that the match has been approved and arrangements to meet the dog have been made.  Should the match not work for all concerned, the dog will be re-listed for adoption.

There are Many Ways to Help

Sponsor a dog
Support Long Term Foster Care
Donate for Dogs in need of Special Veterinary Care
Browse or Shop the Internet
Patronize our Fundraising Partners

Click here to see a few of the special dogs that are being cared for in our program.


Click here to see who is Getting Ready to Look for a Home


Looking to help more than one dog?  A special page where you can find dogs who are already bonded with one another and are looking for a home together.  Two is MUCH more fun than one!  Click here to see who is waiting.


Don't forget our senior elkhounds designated by asterisks after their names!  They deserve a home in their golden years.

 If there is no dog listed near you, please go to and help a shelter dog.

Established in August of 1996, we believe this to be the oldest Elkhound Rescue page on the Internet. It arose from the common desires of group of people with one common goal: to find caring, loving homes for Norwegian Elkhounds and Elkhound mixes, in both the United States and Canada. Eventually these desires and goal became the foundation of a rescue organization called the John Nelsen Moosedog Rescue Fund.

If you cannot adopt a needy Elkhound now, but would like to help with our efforts, you can make a donation to:


John Nelsen Moosedog Rescue Fund
P.O. Box 65
Mendenhall, PA 19357


Via PayPal

If you need other information, contact us at or visit us at

Your donations and gifts are tax deductible. We have received our determination letter from the IRS and are classified as a tax exempt organization described in section 501c3.

If you wish to refer a needy dog to us, please use the Submit for Adoption form to 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.



Updated Oct.7, 2015
36 Dogs helped this year
1669 Dogs placed since 1997








 a Senior

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