Why am I having so much trouble trying to adopt a rescue puppy?
Try to contact them by phone. Call all of them. I know many shelters and rescues are short staffed. You can also check with Petsmart and Petco, who have rescues based in their stores. The Humane Society and ASPCA have national numbers, so contact them. Also, PuppyFinder online has lots of mixed breed puppies and purebred puppies connected with rescues.