2nd Chance Dachshund Rescue
Rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Dachshund dogs in San Diego County only. A small, all-volunteer organization, placing approximately 15 dogs per year. Adoption fees range from $150-$400.
A Passion for Paws Akita Rescue, Inc
Phone: (858) 551-7511
An Akita rescue that relies on donors, foster homes & volunteers. They do not have a shelter, and are always in need of new foster homes for Akitas which they often rescue from high-kill shelters.
Animal Rescue Resource Foundation (ARRF)
Phone: (760) 414-3966/ (760) 522-7836
AARF is an all-volunteer foster program without a facility. They accept all breeds of dogs and cats when foster homes are available. They often rescue pets from Animal Control facilities.
Animal Rescuers Without Borders
(619) 977-3593 cell (call or text)
A volunteer organization rescuing all breeds of dogs and cats from L.A. to Tijuana. All animals are kept in a network of foster homes throughout the San Diego area, and featured at regular weekend adoption events as well as PETsMART & PETCO adoption centers.
Aussies & Others Rescue
Phone: (619) 469-3748
All volunteer organization specializing in Australian Shepherds and Border Collies, but often accept other breeds if foster homes are available. Dogs are always fostered in private homes and never housed in kennels.
Basset Hound Rescue & Adoption, Inc
Phone: (619) 286-8638
Rescuing purebred Basset Hounds in San Diego for 17 years.
Boxer Rescue Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 532-6541
Dedicated to finding homes for unwanted Boxers. They maintain two large capacity kennels where Boxers are kept.
California Labradors Retrievers and More Rescue
Phone: (858) 273-5386
We take all kinds of dogs as our resources have allowed. You can see from our website the variety of dogs we take including seniors and the medically needy.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue
Phone: (760) 635-1955
Matching rescued Chesapeake Bay Retrievers with loving, permanent adoptive homes.
Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego
Phone: (858) 277-3557
Foster homes located throughout San Diego. Only adopt to local residents.
Rescue abandoned, abused, and special needs Chihuahuas. All-volunteer.
Cute Odyssey Inc., Shih Tzus & Small Breed Rescue
Phone: (619) 337-1373
A very small organization dedicated to Shih Tzu, Maltese, Lhasa Apso, Yorkshire Terrier and Dachshunds. Funded primarily through adoption fees.
Dogz In Need
Phone: (760) 390-8973
Michelle Johnson (DBA Dogz In Need) Affiliate of Rescue Alliance of Hairless & Other Breeds,Inc A Non-Profit 501(c)3
Nationwide Rescue Group
East County Animal Rescue
Phone: (858) 224-3227 or (858) 224-ECAR
A grassroots rescue organization for all breeds. Mostly cats, but also dogs when foster homes are available. Also work to provide spay/neuter services for owned and feral cats.
Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals
Phone: (619) 466-0426
Very small volunteer fostering organization, usually featuring dogs under 20 pounds who would have been killed in shelters due to expensive but treatable medical conditions.
German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of Southern California
Phone: (760) 726-4813
Breed-specific, all-volunteer rescue organization specializing in German Shorthaired Pointers. All dogs come with a warranty contract for lifetime training and support.
Great Pyrenees Association Of Southern California Rescue
Phone: (858) 847-2271 (909) 887.8201
GPASC Rescue is a private rescue and foster care organization, created for the safe haven and permanent placement of homeless Great Pyrenees. They rescue Pyrs from shelters throughout Southern California.
Greyhound Adoption Center
Phone: (877) 478-8364
The Greyhound Adoption Center is dedicated to rescuing Greyhounds and placing them in responsible, loving homes, matching each dog with an adopter, taking into consideration other family members, children, other pets and surroundings.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Phone: (619) 286-4739
A volunteer-run organization focusing on rescuing Greyhounds. Not a shelter. Dogs are fostered in homes before being placed with a permanent family.
Phone: (858) 274-2940
Very small rescue organization rescuing small breed dogs, such as Shih Tzu, Maltese, and Lhasa Apso.
It's The Pits
Phone: (858) 472-0985
Fostering organization which focuses on rescuing and re-homing dogs mostly of the bully breed such as American Staffordshire Terriers and American Pit Bull Terriers. Foster homes are located throughout San Diego, as well as a facility in Poway. Dogsare evaluated for temperament and health, before being placed with an appropriate family.
Labradors & Friends Dog Rescue Group
Phone: (619) 990-7455
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Rescue and foster labs and lab mixes throughout Southern California. All volunteer. They will take Labradors that aren't purebred. Very large organization.
Labrador Rescuers, Inc.
Phone: (619) 819-0234
Established to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home stray, abandoned, or unwanted Labrador Retrievers into loving, permanent homes. Large, volunteer based rescue.
Phone: (619) 212-5623
Lionel's Legacy is a 501c3 non-profit, senior dog rescue working to rescue, rehabilitate, rehome, and provide hospice for senior dogs of all breeds ages 7+. Also provide humane education program for elementary school children.
Open Arms Rescue
Phone: (760) 470-7643
Very small foster organization based in Imperial Beach since 2007. Rescues small dogs from Tijuana and Mexicali dog pounds. 70-7643.
Operation Greyhound Rescue & Adoption
Phone: (619) 588-6611
A volunteer-run organization for past 17 years. Rescues ex-racing greyhounds and other sighthounds.
Pacific Animal Welfare Society of Coronado (PAWS of Coronado)
Phone: (619) 435-8247
All-volunteer organization that facilitates adoptions for the Coronado Animal Shelter in addition to assisting Coronado residents re-homing their pets. Very limited foster homes available.
Pit Bull Rescue San Diego
Volunteer-run, foster organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and related bully breeds. Advocating responsible pet ownership, and the exploitation of the bully breeds. They're working to save the most difficult breed to place....a tough job, due to prejudice and abuse of the breed.
Pug Rescue of San Diego
Phone: (619) 685-3580
Breed Specific Pug rescue servicing San Diego County and surrounding areas. All volunteer, no facility....pugs are located in foster homes.
San Diego Bull Dog Rescue
Phone: (619) 501-0219
Rescue and Adoption Services for Purebred English Bulldogs only.
San Diego Rottweiler Rescue
Phone: (619) 659-9189 or (619) 212-6028
Small volunteer rescue specializing in Rottweilers, but willing to help with other breeds when foster homes are available.
San Diego Spaniel Rescue
Phone: (619) 922-0545
Provides breed education, rescue, fostering, medical and adoption services for abused or abandoned Cocker Spaniels in San Diego and Orange Counties. All volunteer.
Shelter Pet Partners
Phone: (619) 866-6035
All-breed dog & cat rescue. Maintain cat adoption facilities in several pet supply stores throughout the County. Most pets stay in temporary foster homes until adopted. We only take animals from shelters, we do not take owner surrenders.
Southern California German Shepherd Rescue
Phone: (619) 379-1796
Rescues German Shepherds in Southern California. Dogs are kept in foster homes or kennels.
Southland Sheltie Rescue, Inc.
Phone: (619) 347-0379
Rescuing Shetland Sheepdogs, also known as Shelties. Based in Southern California, SSRI is an all-volunteer organization.
Special Needs Rescue
E-mail only: SpecialNeedsRescue@san.rr.com
Very small, two person organization, run from a foster home. Often take animals that other organizations won't accept due to impending medical expenses.
SPOT - Saving Pets One at a Time
E-mail (is best): email@example.com
Phone (leave message): (760) 593-7768
All-volunteer organization. All-breed, mixed-breed rescue for dogs and cats. Operates primarily in north San Diego County.
Sunny Saints, S. CA St. Bernard Rescue
United Hope For Animals
Phone: (858) 222-4101
Rescuing lost, abandoned and relinquished Saint Bernards throughout Southern California. Providing medical attention, spay/neuter and placement into permanent homes.
Phone: (909) 801-0012 or (858) 405-6267or (626) 325-8442
Network of volunteers and foster homes throughout Southern California, based in Pasadena. Provide spay/neuter services in Tijuana, as well as humane euthanasia in those pounds.
Wagging Dog Rescue
Phone: (310) 853-0757
Rescue and rehoming dogs throughout Southern California. They are not a shelter, but instead place dogs in foster homes until permanent homes can be found. Their dogs are orphans, rescued from shelters and streets throughout California.