Welcome!

Tucson Cold Wet Noses is a 501c3 non-profit dog rescue and adoption organization. We were founded by a group of local dog lovers whose goal is to rescue dogs from the local shelters (PACC, MCACC and PCACC) and find them their perfect homes through successful adoptions.

Our ultimate goal is to have successful adoptions, a perfect match between the dog and their new owner.

Tucson Cold Wet Noses is not a breed-specific rescue, but we do get our share of Chihuahuas, Pit Bulls, Jack Russells, Miniature Pinschers, Chow Chows, Labradors and all of their mixes. Tucson, as well as all of Pima County, has many Pit Bull/Pit Bull mixes, many of whom find themselves at the local shelters for adoption. The bulk of the dogs we rescue and later adopt out are senior dogs because they have a tougher time finding adoptive homes.

We are sorry, but we have our hands full taking in dogs from shelters and there are always more waiting for rescue. We cannot take in dogs from the general public. We only have room in our foster care system for rescued pets.


Senior dogs need love too! Donations always welcome!

As many of you know,
Tucson Cold Wet Noses rescues the seniors, the dogs with medical needs and the hospice cases. We rely on generous donations throughout the year to keep our medical fund going. We commit to caring for these dogs to the best of our ability, no matter what.
We can really use your help!
If interested in donating, please click the “Donate” button. If interested in setting up a monthly donation plan, please click the “Subscribe” button. Both will take you to Paypal.
Thank you for your support! We can’t do this without you!



Looking for Fosters!

This is Annie, Annie is approximately 9 years old and weighs approximately 45 pounds. Annie is a sweet natured easy going mellow girl. She does very well with her friend Moose but can be adopted or fostered (Tucson Cold Wet Noses to foster) alone. She would make an excellent companion dog. She walks great on a leash. She appears to be house trained as when she goes out for a walk she pottys immediately. Annie does ok with large male dogs but her true love is her humans. Annie has an aversion to small animals so no small animals. She will do great in a home with children 10 years and up that are respectful and easy going like Annie. She has been at the shelter since the end of May. Please consider adopting or fostering Annie (thru Tucson Cold Wet Noses) today. Tucson Cold Wet will help with Medical thru their vets for shots, annual check ups. You will not be sorry to have a friend like Annie!

This is Moose. Moose is a lab mix weighing approximately 65-70 pounds and is 7 years old. Moose is a great guy! He does great on a leash walks like a champ… What Moose is wonderful at is his goofiness and his sweet natured attitude. Don’t let him fool you when taking him out of the kennel, he acts like a tuff guy barking at the other dogs in the kennels across from him or why walking to get outside but once he is out of the shelter he is a marshmellow. He listens to commands, knows sit, no and loves to play with you. He does great with his female kennel mate Annie but he would be totally fine as an alone dog or with another large female. Any imperfections he has medically will be taken care of by the great medical staff at PACC when adopted (he has a skin tag and a lump that will be removed prior to going home) He has the most endearing eyes and can definitely show a grin when happy. Moose has an aversion to small animals so sorry no small animals in the home. He will do great with a family (respectful children 11 or above would be great) or as a companion dog. Moose is for sure an indoor dog as he has shown he is well mannered in the home and appears to be potty trained when shown where to go outside. Any annual exams (shots) will be paid by Tucson Cold Wet Noses at their vets if needed. If you cannot adopt but would like to foster TCWN will take with a foster home. Have a PACC staff member take him to Mikey’s room so you can see the true Moose or take a walk around the park. This guy is truly a “Dream”…

If interested in fostering, please fill out a foster application.


Adopt Me!

My name is Taz and I am almost 2 years old. I would love it if I could be the center of attention in my new home. I would do better being an only child. I like to play with toys. I like to walk. I like to cuddle in a lap or lay by your side. I am sorry, no kids under 18 though. Would you like to know more about me? Check out my bio under Adoptable Pets!