NEAA
Norwegian Elkhound Association of America

Welcome to the NEAA Rescue Page

Please note that the Norwegian Elkhound Association of America (NEAA) does not in and of itself participate in the active rescue of Norwegian Elkhounds. Instead, the organization assigns a Rescue Chairman and Co-Chairman to a rescue committee whose job it is to update and maintain a network of contacts who aid in the re-homing of lost, abandoned or surrendered Norwegian Elkhounds.


These contacts, located in several states, cities and towns are run through the regional member specialty clubs of NEAA, or by well-established independent Norwegian Elkhound rescue groups comprised of dedicated volunteers.

While we do not have dogs available for adoption on this website, we gladly assist with questions and guidance for those looking to adopt, or those finding themselves in need of rehoming an elkhound. Our contact information is as follows:

        

Margaret Williamson            Amy Peterson
NEAA Rescue Chairman    NEAA Rescue Co-Chairman
elkie44@gmail.com                   elvbend1@mchsi.com


An elkhound can become a rescue for a variety of reasons and giving a home to a Norwegian Elkhound in need can be very rewarding.  Many of these dogs have lost their homes through no fault of their own, often due to aging owners, job transfers, family emergencies, or uncertain economic times.


If you are willing to open your heart to a Norwegian Elkhound in need that has lost its home, particularly to a dog who is senior or has some health or non-threatening behavioral  issues to manage, you will find that the love and devotion you get in return makes it all worthwhile. 

It is important to be aware that a good reputable rescue organization is open and transparent. Dogs rescued will have been properly vetted, be up to date on all shots, spayed/neutered if healthy enough, microchipped and when needed, treated for parasites.  Reputable rescues will charge a reasonable rehoming fee and may be able to assist in securing safe transport.

Reputable rescues will keep detailed records on every dog, will evaluate for any temperament issues and will not attempt to place dogs that are overly aggressive, have a bite history or have major health issues that are untreatable.  Reputable rescues will have you fill out a detailed questionnaire, do home checks where possible and will take the time to answer your questions and be willing to present all records pertaining to any dog you may be considering.  Matching your lifestyle with the right dog is a win for all.


Please Note: The Norwegian Elkhound Association of America shall NOT be liable for the accuracy of information received about the temperament, habits, or physical and medical condition of any Norwegian Elkhound obtained, adopted, or referred through information available on this web site.


This web site only provides a contact point for the exchange of information between individuals and organizations interested in elkhound rescue.

It shall be the sole responsibility of any individual entering into an agreement with any of the organizations listed below to ascertain for themselves the accuracy of all information presented for any Norwegian Elkhound made available for adoption before agreeing to that adoption.

Those who choose to volunteer their time and effort in assisting a rescue dog do so entirely of their own accord and without express or implied direction from the Norwegian Elkhound Association of America, its members, or anyone indirectly affiliated with the Norwegian Elkhound Association of America.


Below, you will find a listing of resources based in various geographical areas of the country that are deemed reputable.


NEAA MEMBER REGIONAL CLUBS WITH RESCUE CONTACTS:


CALIFORNIA
Norwegian Elkhound Association of Southern California
Rescue Contact:  Mary Albee –
norwegianelkhounds@gmail.com 310-261-6391
Rescue Contact:  Tony Hernandez –
tonyhernandez11@att.net 951-377-3531


Sacramento Sierra Norwegian Elkhound Club
Rescue Contact:  Sue Ellen Green –
seg1seg@aol.com 916-965-6846


ILLINOIS
Northeastern Illinois Norwegian Elkhound Association
Rescue Contact:  Sue Lazar –
susan.lazar@att.net 630-462-1817


MARYLAND
Norwegian Elkhound Club of the Potomac Valley
Rescue Contact:  Pat Jarvis –
elkiehelp@gmail.com 301-989-0866


MASSACHUSETTS
Norwegian Elkhound Minutemen Association
Rescue Contact:  Nancy Delaney –
silverpaw@comcast.net 508-966-2218
Rescue Contact:  Nancee Greeley –
djgreeley1@comcast.net 781-749-3645


MICHIGAN
Norwegian Elkhound Club of Southeastern Michigan
Rescue Contact:  Cindi Kinser –
cindik524@aol.com 248-674-0735
Rescue Contact:  Lisa Piascik –
dmaczoo@aol.com 586-218-8179


MINNESOTA
Norwegian Elkhound Association of Minnesota
Rescue Contact:  Andrea Carpentier –
auntieandi_pets@hotmail.com 651-429-9465
Rescue Contact:  Kim Chisholm –
kachisholm@gmail.com 651-888-1277


NEW JERSEY
Garden State Norwegian Elkhound Club
Rescue Contact:  Sally Spear –
elkhoundrescue@comcast.net


OREGON
Puget Sound Norwegian Elkhound Association
Rescue Contact:  Jan Herinckx –
janor2h@gmail.com 503-648-5508


TEXAS
Norwegian Elkhound Club of Greater Houston
Rescue Contact:  Dot Wallace –  
hestsko1@windstream.net 979-647-4528


WASHINGTON
Puget Sound Norwegian Elkhound Association
Rescue Contact:  Jan Herinckx –  
janor2h@gmail.com 503-648-5508


CANADA
Norwegian Elkhound Club of Canada
Rescue Contact:  Donna Surman –
gladshiem@hotmail.com
http://www.elkhounds.net/necc

 

INDEPENDENT NON-PROFIT ELKHOUND RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS


John Nelsen Moosedog Rescue Fund
Email address:  
rescue@jnmrf.org
http://www.elkhoundrescue.org


Norwegian Elkhound Rescue & Referral of New England
Rescue Contact:  Cotton Silverman –
statton@comcast.net 508-252-3909
http://www.norwegianelkhoundrescue.org