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Animal Rescues and Shelters in California

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California animal abuse prevention agencies, rescue centers, and humane societies are included here.
  • Ace of Hearts

    Rescuing dogs from shelters on the day they are scheduled to be euthanized in the Beverly Hills area. Includes information about adoption, fostering, volunteering, success stories, dog of the month, and donations. AceOfHeartsDogs

  • Afghan Hound Rescue of Southern California, Inc.

    A non-profit organization whose purpose is to rescue stray, abandoned, relinquished and/ or impounded Afghan Hounds.

  • Animal Abuse Prevention Agency

    Nonprofit organization promoting the prevention of cruelty to animals.

  • Animal Match Rescue Team

    Not-for-profit corporation facilitating adoption of shelter and rescue pets in the Southern California area.

  • Animal Samaritans

    Nonprofit animal welfare organization promoting the welfare of animals in the Coachella Valley area.

  • ARF - Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation

    Private organization devoted to the rescue and placement of stray and abandoned dogs and cats.

  • Association to Save Abandoned Pets (ASAP)

    Aims to decrease euthanasia and raise adoption rates of animals in Los Angeles.

  • Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society

    Group established to nurture and shelter companion animals throughout Berkeley.

  • Bill Foundation

    Rescues dogs from Los Angeles shelters system and seeks permanent homes for them. Includes list of available pets, fostering information, history of the foundation, online store, and photo album of adopted dogs.

  • Butte Humane Society

    Advocates humane treatment of companion and other animals. Site includes information on programs and services.

  • Contra Costa Humane Society

    Aims to improve the welfare of companion animals in Contra Costa County through rescue and shelter.

  • County of San Diego – Animal Services

    Aims to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people and animals in San Diego.

  • East Bay SPCA

    Aims to provide shelter, health care, and adoption services for unwanted and abandoned animals. Includes list of adoptable pets and ways to help.

  • Forgotten Paws Animal Rescue

    Animal rescue that is a no-kill shelter specializing in adoptions of Chihuahua and Chihuahua-mixed breed dogs. Most animals are kept locally in foster care homes that emphasize family settings. The shelter is in San Marcos and holds adoption events each weekend mainly at PetCo at the Bresi Ranch location in Carlsbad.

  • Found Animals

    Pet adoption centers in Downey and Lakewood, directory of free or low-cost spay and neuter clinics in the Los Angeles area, pet care advice, and ways to help by volunteering or donating.

  • Friends of the Fairmont Animal Shelter

    All-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of companion animals.

  • Happy Tails

    No-kill facility aiming to protect and improve the lives of homeless and abused animals.

  • Haven Humane Society

    Charitable, nonprofit organization promoting the general welfare of animals through cruelty prevention and animal protection. Located in Anderson.

  • Healdsburg Animal Shelter

    Descriptive information on the sanctuary devoted to abused, abandoned, and neglected animals.

  • Helen Woodward Animal Center

    San Diego-based nonprofit corporation providing humane care and adoption services to abandoned and abused animals.

  • Home At Last

    Organization established to provide rescue and rehabilitation services for stray and abandoned pets.

  • Hooves and Paws Animal Rescue

    Not-for-profit animal rescue organization and sanctuary dedicated to neglected, abused, and homeless animals.

  • Human Society Silicon Valley

    Aims to promote the value and respect for animals through education and technology. Site presents program information and a calendar of upcoming events.

  • Humane Society of Ventura County

    Organization dedicated to the promotion of humane care and protection of animals. Find available animals and ways to help.

  • ICARE of the Eastern Sierra

    Inyo County Animal Resources and Education – nonprofit organization offering programs and services focused on the welfare of companion animals.

  • Inland Valley Humane Care Society and SPCA

    Private, nonprofit organization providing animal control services in the Inland Valley area.

  • Living Free

    No-kill animal sanctuary focused on the rescue and rehabilitation of cats and dogs facing shelter euthanasia.

  • Love of Animals

    Based in Visalia, and offering animals for adoption plus a variety of spay and neuter programs in Tulare and Kings counties.

  • Marin Humane Society

    Providing programs and services dedicated to increasing the awareness on animal welfare and protection.

  • The Milo Foundation

    Nonprofit, no-kill organization providing shelter to homeless pets throughout Northern California.

  • Modjeska Ranch Rescue

    All-volunteer rescue organization dedicated to finding homes for neglected and abused animals.

  • New Beginnings for Animals

    Nonprofit charitable organization aims to save animals from euthanasia as well as providing them with new homes.

  • No Kill LA

    Animal shelter that finds homes for all animals and provides spay/neuter services.

  • Pacific Coast Dog Rescue

    Shows information and pictures of the rescued canines that can be adopted. Also contains the training videos of the animals.

  • Palo Alto Humane Society

    Volunteer-run, charitable organization seeking to help animals through awareness and the promotion of spaying and neutering.

  • Pawd Squad Animal Rescue

    501c3 non-profit organization which rescues, fosters, and finds adoptive homes for cats and dogs in Los Angeles county, CA.

  • Pet Orphans of Southern California

    Details the prices and locations for canine training and presents an overview on the volunteering services of the association in helping abandoned and sick pets.

  • Pet Orphans of Southern California

    Los Angeles-based humane organization focusing on the advancement of companion animal welfare in the area.

  • Pets In Need

    No-kill adoption shelter aims to improve the lives of abused and mistreated companion animals.

  • Pets Lifeline

    Nonprofit, private community supporting Sonoma Valley’s homeless and lost cats and dogs.

  • Pooch Heaven

    Presents guidelines in dog adoption and contains resources on animal medicine, behavior, and legislations.

  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    Charitable organization providing care and treatment services to the homeless animal population in the San Diego County.

  • The Rescue Train

    Non-profit, no-kill organization works for the elimination of euthanasia and animal suffering. Based in Los Angeles, educating the entire nation.

  • Rocket Dog Rescue

    Displays adoption guidelines for abandoned and unwanted canines. Includes pictures and news updates of the center.

  • Rohnert Park Animal Shelter

    Organization dedicated to the rescue and care of stray and abandoned companion animals.

  • Rover Rescue

    Contains notices on the availability of adoptable dogs and presents information on canine breeds.

  • Sacramento SPCA

    Presenting the organization’s adoption programs, services, and other initiatives on preventing animal cruelty.

  • San Diego Chihuahuas

    Presents availability of adoptable puppies and provides information on the breed.

  • San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

    Private, nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and services.

  • San Francisco SPCA

    Aims to save and protect San Francisco’s animals through treatment care services.

  • San Gabriel Valley Humane Society

    Provides spaying and neutering services to address pet overpopulation problems in the San Gabriel Valley community.

  • Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society

    Private, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the humane care of companion animals.

  • Save A Life

    Nonprofit, no-kill organization focusing on the rescue and adoption of cats and dogs in Los Angeles.

  • Second Chance at Love

    Facilitates workshops and seminars designed to foster the health and welfare of animals.

  • Sequoia Humane Society

    Organization established to promote responsible pet ownership and animal health and welfare.

  • Shelter Pals

    No-kill humane society striving to educate the public about the importance of pet spaying and neutering.

  • Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority

    Advocates for animal cruelty prevention through rescue, education, and outreach programs.

  • Silicon Valley Animal Rights

    Group dedicated to promoting non-lethal alternatives to provide care for and protect animals.


    Contains notices in availability and presents guidelines on adopting canines. With newsletters on dog trainings.

  • Smiley Dog Rescue

    Presents the services offered by the organization, which are adopting, fostering, and sheltering unwanted and injured canines in the region.

  • Tri-Valley Animal Rescue

    All-volunteer, nonprofit organization aims to provide rehabilitation services for homeless animals.

  • United Hope For Animals

    Promotes the welfare of animals in Tijuana and South Carolina through rescue and adoption.

  • Valley Animal Medical Foundation

    Not-for-profit organization facilitates education and medical programs that aim to prevent animal cruelty.

  • Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter

    Nonprofit animal service agency cares for homeless animals in the Burbank community through medical, social, and financial means.

  • We Care Animal Rescue

    No-kill refuge dedicated to providing a safe haven to homeless cats and dogs.

  • Woods Humane Society

    Providing treatment and rehabilitation services to homeless animals in the Central Coast area.

  • Yolo County SPCA

    Facilitates adoption and education programs aimed at enhancing the welfare of animals in Yolo County.

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