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  • 10 Kids Helping Pets
    Homeless animals from Southern California animal shelters seeking loving homes.
  • Ace of Hearts
    Rescues dogs, on the day they are scheduled to be euthanized, from various Los Angeles shelters.
  • Alley Cat Rescue
    Private, nonprofit cat and kitten resuce organization. Focuses on the feral and stray cats of the Tri-City area.
  • American Cetacean Society (ACS)
    Works to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education, conservation, and research.
  • American Humane Society: Film and TV Unit
    Authorized by the entertainment industry to monitor the treatment of animals in film and television productions.
  • American Tortoise Rescue
    Founded to shelter and rehabilitate all species of tortoise and turtle.
  • Angel Puss and Pooch Rescue
    Striving to spay and neuter, tame, and place cats and dogs.
  • Angel Puss of Eagle Rock
    Nonprofit organization that promotes the neutering and spaying of cats and provides adoption services, flea control, and food.
  • Animal Abuse Prevention Agency
    Services cover educating pet owners on the dangers of giving their animals away by using "free to good home" ads.
  • Animal Friends Connection Humane Society
    Dedicated to finding permanent loving homes to the pets in their foster care network.
  • Animal Friends Rescue Project
    Dedicated to finding good permanent homes for abandoned, abused, and stray dogs and cats on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
    Takes direct legal action to protect animals from exploitation and abuse. Works to establish legal rights for animals.
  • Animal Protection Institute
    Advocacy organization working through litigation, education, and publications to protect all animals. Includes links to program areas, publications, and the Action Alert Team.
  • Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point, Inc.
    Nonprofit, all volunteer group supporting the San Clemente Animal Shelter and maintaining an adoption/foster program, pet therapy, and humane education programs.
  • Another Life for Animals (ALFA)
    Provides companion animal rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and education for San Mateo county.
  • Ark Trust Inc., The
    Nonprofit animal rights organization dedicated to erradicating animal cruelty through the voice of the media.
  • Arphanage
    Offers to protect and care for homeless animals.
  • Asians for Humans, Animals & Nature
    Nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public on animal and environmental welfare.
  • Association to Save Abandoned Pets (ASAP)
    Nonprofit charity holding fundraising events to help increase pet adoptions and reduce animal euthanasia throughout the metropolitan Los Angeles area.
  • Autos For Animals
    Takes tax-deductible donations of old cars and distributes the proceeds to a variety of nonprofit animal organizations.
  • Bad Rap (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls)
    Includes adoption and breed information, a list of Pit friendly resources, and information for the prospective new owner.
  • Basenji Rescue of Southern California
    Rescue, adoption, fostering, and more.
  • Bay Area Boxer Rescue
    Pure bred Boxers and mixed breed pups.
  • Beagles & Buddies
    Hound dog rescue in Southern California. Other breeds too.
  • Benevolent Animal Rescue Committee - San Bernardino County Chapter
    Rescues as many pets as possible, spays or neuters them, and places them in loving homes.
  • Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
    Nonprofit organization dedicated to placing homeless animals with committed caretakers, and to developing healthy relationships between pets and people through education, training, and counseling.
  • Bill Foundation, The
    Dog rescue group dedicated to lowering the kill rate in animal shelters. Also rescues dogs from shelters and finds them loving new homes.
  • Border Collie Rescue of Northern California, Inc.
  • Boxer Rescue Fund Inc. Los Angeles
    Promotes rescue of Boxer dogs from animal shelters and other dangerous circumstances.
  • Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS)
    Cares for stray and abandoned rabbits at the County Animal Shelter.
  • Bunny Bunch, The
    Nonprofit organization providing no-kill rescues and medical, adoption, and educational bunny information.
  • Butte Humane Society
    Protects, cares for, and promotes the welfare of all animals.
  • California Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue
    Nonprofit Chinese Shar Pei dog and puppy rescue organization offering adoption services, online health information, and Shar Pei gift items for sale.
  • California North Coast House Rabbit Society
    Rescuing rabbits from animal shelters, finding loving, indoor homes for them, and educating people on the proper care of rabbits.
  • Cars For Cats and Pups
    Fully chartered and government authorized nonprofit animal rescue organization. Free nation wide pick up.
  • Cats & Rabbits & More
    Offers cats and rabbits for adoption.
  • Cats In Need
    Nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue group.
  • Cavy Spirit
    Takes in abandoned guinea pigs and places them in quality, permanent homes. Its focus is on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve.
  • Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE)
    Providing foster care and adoption services for rescued animals who are older, injured or recovering from an illness.
  • Central California SPCA
    Shelter and animal control facility serving Fresno and Fresno County.
  • Chako Rescue Association for the American Pit Bull Terrier
    Rescues APBTs in need, placing them in qualified adoptive homes.
  • City of San Jos? Animal Care & Services
    Animal shelter and control services for San Jose, California. Find information on spay, neuter, and vaccine services, lost and found dogs and cats, animals to adopt, licensing, behavior training, and dog parks.
  • Community Concern for Cats (CC4C)
    Nonprofit cat rescue and adoption organization serving Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda Counties. Lists adoption sites and available cats and kittens.
  • Companion Parrot Connection
    Parrot rescue and education organization dedicated to helping companion parrots in Northern California.
  • Contra Costa Humane Society
    Dedicated to promoting animal welfare.
  • Delta Humane Society
    A nonprofit, no kill facility.
  • Doberman Pinscher Rescue and Little Paws
    Nonprofit charity dedicated to finding permanent homes for rescued Doberman Pinschers and small mixed-breed dogs in Southern California.
  • Dog Savers Rescue
    Working to provide abandoned dogs and puppies with well-matched, loving, responsible and committed new homes.
  • DogWorks Canine Rescue
    Specializes in the rescue and placement of Doberman Pinschers and Greyhounds in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Eco Station, The
    Focuses on the rescue and rehabilitation of exotic wildlife and provides learning opportunities for children and families.
  • English Springer Rescue America, Inc.
    Providing nationwide adoption assistance to English Springer Spaniels who are unwanted, abandoned and abused.
  • English Springer Spaniel Rescue
    Helps find homes for unwanted English Springer Spaniels in the Bay Area.
  • Escondido Humane Society
    Adoptable animal gallery photos and Puppy Cam.
  • Fast Friends - Greyhound Pets of America
  • Felines & Friends
    Cat rescue and placement.
  • Feral Cat Alliance
    Dedicated to the care and protection of feral cats in Los Angeles.
  • Feral Cat Coalition
    Information related to spay, neuter, release programs for feral cats. Also general info of interest to those dealing with cats.
  • Feral Cat Foundation
    Adoption of tame cats and kittens to loving homes, and trap-neuter-release program to manage and control the feral cat population.
  • Friends of Animal Services
    Welfare nonprofit group enhancing a humane animal services program.
  • Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter
  • Friends of the Watsonville Animal Shelter
    Dedicated to providing assistance and care to the the city of Watsonville's sheltered animals.
  • Furry Friends Rescue
    Dedicated to the rescue, sanctuary, and adoption of companion animals.
  • German Shepherd Rescue
    Nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to finding good homes for German Shepherds in Southern California.
  • Golden State Greyhound Adoption & Rescue
    Nonprofit volunteer group that rescues, rehabilitates, and adopts out ex-racing greyhound dogs into loving family homes.
  • Greyhound Connection
    Greyhound rescue group that places retired racing greyhounds with new owners.
  • Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
    Cage-free, no-kill pet rescue and placement agency serving the entire Sacramento metropolitan area.
  • Healdsburg Animal Shelter
    Dedicated to the adoption and welfare of animals. Dog and cat adoptions, public education, and animal welfare and health.
  • Helen Woodward Animal Center
    Committed to the philosophy of people helping animals, animals helping people.
  • Home at Last Rescue
    Saving cats and dogs from municipal animal shelters and finding them new homes through bi-weekly adoption events.
  • Homeless Cat Network
    Nonprofit, all volunteer, feline rescue organization.
  • Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary
    Serving Sacramento and the surrounding counties.
  • Hopalong Animal Rescue
    Fosters and places cats and dogs that have been surrendered by their owners, abandoned, or are at risk to be euthanized by one of the East Bay animal shelters.
  • House Rabbit Society - San Francisco Peninsula Chapter
    Actively involved with the national House Rabbit Society adoption and education center in Richmond.
  • House Rabbit Society - Solano/Sonoma Chapter
    Educates the public about bunny behavior and care; and rescues/rehomes abandoned rabbits.
  • House Rabbit Society - Southland Chapter
    Rescues unwanted rabbits and places them in good homes.
  • House Rabbit Society of Orange/Los Angeles Counties
    Provides information about all aspects of rabbit behavior, care, and health. Also has homeless bunnies available for adoption.
  • Humane Farming Association
    Dedicated to the protection of farm animals. Includes information on factory farming, veal, dairy cows, the pork industry, animal refuge and more.
  • Humane Society of Silicon Valley
    Promotes value and respect for animal life by connecting people and pets and enhancing this through technology.
  • Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
    Nonprofit organization dedicated to finding new homes for homeless animals. Features pets for adoption.
  • Humane Society of Ventura County
    Photos and bios of animals available for adoption as well as information about services.
  • In Defense of Animals
    National animal advocacy organization dedicated to ending the institutionalized exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitat.
  • International Generic Horse Association/HorseAid
    Rescue and care of horses and ponies that have been abused or neglected. Abolishment of all horse abuse and slaughter and owner education in the ways and needs of horses.
  • Island Cat Rescue Association (ICRA)
    A nonprofit, volunteer group which rescues abandoned and feral cats. Also provides adoption and foster care services.
  • Jack Auchterlonie Memorial Equine Sanctuary (JAMES)
    Nonprofit organization located on ten acres in 29 Palms, California offering rescue, charitable refuge, and rehabilitation for abandoned, abused, neglected, unwanted, or retired equines.
  • K9 Rescue Ltd.
    Dedicated to the rescue and placement of purebred dogs who are in need of TLC and a new family to love.
  • Kitten Rescue
    Information on adoption events, available cats, and vets, plus success stories, links, and more, in the Los Angeles area.
  • L'il Orphan Hammies
    Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abandoned, neglected, and abused potbellied pigs.
  • Lange Foundation
    Nonprofit pet adoption organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from city shelters and placing them in loving homes.
  • Last Chance for Animals
    Dedicated to reducing exploitation of animals across a variety of issues.
  • Lifesavers, Inc.
    Dedicated to saving abandoned, abused, neglected, and slaughter bound mustangs.
  • Lily Sanctuary, The
    Nonprofit parrot rescue organization specializing in the care of older and special needs birds.
  • Little Angels Pug Rescue
    Network of foster homes throughout southern California.
  • Living Free
    A nonprofit animal sanctuary founded by Emily Jo Beard.
  • Los Angeles Animal Services
    Houses and cares for lost and abandoned animals in its shelters located throughout the city. Also enforces animal-related laws, and acts to prevent cruelty to animals.
  • Marin Humane Society
    Mission is to protect animals from abuse and neglect.
  • Mendocino Coast Humane Society (MCHS)
    Includes pictures of pets available for adoption.
  • Mickaboo Cockatiel Rescue
    Nonprofit small bird rescue organization placing birds in foster homes while they are being rehabilitated for adoption.
  • Milo Foundation
    Nonprofit, no-kill, domestic animal sanctuary, adoption, and educational facility.
  • Miranda's Rescue
    Nonprofit, no-kill shelter for large and small animals.
  • Much Love
    Southern California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to finding loving homes for homeless and abused dogs and cats.
  • National Pet Alliance
    Nonprofit corporation formed to promote the well-being and responsible ownership of domesticated cats and dogs.
  • New Leash on Life
    Nonprofit corporation dedicated to significantly reducing the number of animals abandoned and euthanized in Los Angeles.
  • Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF)
    Dedicated to protecting dogs, cats, and horses in the San Jose, CA, area.
  • NorCal Aussie Rescue
    A California nonprofit public benefit corporation that rescues, evaluates, and places Australian Shepherd dogs.
  • Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue
    Many wonderful dogs looking for a new family to love. Recycle love, adopt a Golden Retriever.
  • North Bay Canine Rescue & Placement
    Pulls mixed breed and herding dogs out of shelters and other at-risk situations and places them in safe, loving homes.
  • North County Humane Society
    Offering cat adoption, spay and neuter services and education, and a trap neuter and release (TNR) program for feral cats.
  • Northern California Sleddog Rescue
    Rescuing Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Nordic mixes in Northern California.
  • Northwest Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
    Includes calendar, upcoming events, membership info, and more.
  • Oakland SPCA
  • Ohlone Humane Society
    Serving companion animals and wildlife in Fremont, Newark, and Union City.
  • Orphan Pet Oasis
    A no-kill animal shelter with dogs and cats waiting for adoption.
  • Parrot Rehabilitation Society
    Dedicated to the rescue and placement of unwanted parrots as well as educating the public on parrot care.
  • Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
    Animal shelter site with photos of adoptable pets, free newsletter, and dog and cat behavior help. Also supplies custom engraved pet ID tags.
  • Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue
    Nonprofit organization in California dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected, and unwanted donkeys.
  • Peninsula Humane Society of San Mateo County
    Private nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthy relationships between people and animals.
  • Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
    Place where abandoned or abused performing animals can live in peace and contentment.
  • Pet Network
    Animal rescue and placement services.
  • Pet Orphans Fund
    No-kill animal shelter which rescues homeless dogs and cats, provides quality care, conducts adoptions, and educates the public.
  • Pets & Pals Animal Shelter
    Nonprofit shelter serving Central California.
  • Pets 90210
    Advocating for the creation of a shelter for lost animals in Beverly Hills, CA.
  • Pets In Need
    Animal adoption and referral agency.
  • Pets Lifeline Animal Shelter
    Dedicated to providing food, shelter, medical care and love for lost or abandoned cats and dogs, and to finding them responsible homes.
  • Pets Unlimited
    Full-service pet care facility offering emergency medical services, adoption, grooming, foster care, and 24-hour veterinary care
  • Project Wildlife
    Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization.
  • Pug Rescue of Sacramento (PROS)
    Takes in Pugs and Pug-mixes from across Northern California and finds happy homes for each of them.
  • Pug Rescue of San Diego County
    Devoted to helping Pugs get the loving homes they need.
  • Rabbit Haven
    Rescues injured and abandoned bunnies and accepts surrendered rabbits from the general public or the SPCA in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey Counties.
  • Rabbit Rescue
    Rescues, rehabilitates, and places homeless rabbits into foster or adoptive homes.
  • Rabbit Row
    Municipal facility located at Alameda's Animal Shelter.
  • Rabbits N More
    Rescues and places bunnies for adoption and fostering.
  • Redwings Horse Sanctuary
    Learn about the plight of horses, ponies, and donkeys, and how to protect them from abuse and slaughter.
    Comprehensive list of animal rescue and adoption information for California.
  • Rescuing Animals In Need
    Provides services including spaying and neutering, veterinary care, and adoption.
  • Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center
    A no-kill shelter in Southern California. View available animals with RealVideo from their TV show.
  • Rottweiler Rescue of Los Angeles
    Works to find permanent, loving homes for Rottweilers. All Rottweilers available for adoption have been altered, vaccinated, and tested for parasites.
  • Rover Rescue
    Nonprofit organization that rescues and places homeless dogs from local animal shelters.
  • Sacramento County Animal Shelter
    Provides pet adoption and lost and found services.
  • Sacramento House Rabbit Society
    Volunteer-run group dedicated to rescuing domestic rabbits and educating the public on training and living with pet rabbits.
  • Sacramento SPCA
    Dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment of all animals in the Sacramento area.
  • Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
    Founded on the belief that no animal should have to go hungry, be homeless, or live in fear or pain.
  • Safe Haven for Cats
    Instructions for raising feral kittens, and trapping and socialing feral cats.
  • San Diego County Animal Shelters
    Features links to shelters in San Diego County, pet care tips, volunteer opportunites, and more.
  • San Francisco Animal Care and Control
    Offers dogs, cats, rabbits and more for adoption.
  • San Francisco SPCA
    Guaranteeing that no adoptable dog or cat will be euthanized; look at adoptable animal profiles, find out more about the tax-deductible car and other donation programs.
  • Santa Cruz SPCA
    Providing animal control and shelter for lost, injured and abandoned animals.
  • Save A Bunny
    San Francisco/Marin rabbit rescue group. Helping people find companions for themselves and their bunnies. Also offers boarding, nail trims, and alternative healing for rabbits.
  • SC p.a.w. (people for animal welfare)
    University of Southern California-based animal rescue group which places dogs and cats in loving, adoptive homes.
  • Second Chance Humane Society
    Nonprofit, no kill organization run by volunteer professionals.
  • Second Chance Rescue
    Nonprofit organization which saves abandoned dogs, provides foster care, and adoption services.
  • Second Time Around Aussie Rescue in Northern California
    Nonprofit rescue organization dedicated to the welfare of Australian Shepherds.
  • Shelter Dog Rescue Project
    Dogs rescued from local shelters by veterinary students, placed in foster homes, obedience trained, and adopted out to permanent homes.
  • Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
    Provides Campbell, Monte Sereno, and Santa Clara with enforcement of animal control laws, education programs, and care of injured, lost, and abandoned companion animals. SVACA also shelters stray, abused, and unwanted animals at their Animal Care Center.
  • Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA)
    Provides the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, and Santa Clara with enforcement of animal control laws, animal cruelty investigations, education, and outreach programs, volunteer programs, care of injured, lost, and abandoned companion animals.
  • Silicon Valley Animal Rights (SVAR)
    Implements and promotes nonlethal alternatives to care for and protect animals.
  • Silicon Valley Friends of Ferals
    Helps feral cats by implementing trap-test-vaccinate-alter-release programs in the South San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Small Dog Rescue.Org small breed dog rescue and adoption in Chico, CA, Redding, Sacramento, Butte County
    Small dog -- poodle, shih tzu, terrier, chihuahua, and pug -- rescue and adoption in the Chico/Sacramento/Redding area.
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    Programs and services include cruelty investigation, humane education, and adoptions.
  • Sonoma County Animal Shelter
    Nonprofit, volunteer organization offering pet adoption and lost and found services for Sonoma County.
  • South Bay Cats
    Nonprofit organization of volunteers with the purpose of caring and feeding feral and/or homeless cats and kittens in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.
  • South Bay Purebred Rescue
    Dedicated to the rescue and placement of purebred dogs and puppies of all breeds.
  • Thumpers Hollow
    Specializes in rabbit-themed products including rugs, T-shirts, jewelry, pillows, and stuffed bunnies. Also lists bunnies available for adoption through local agencies.
  • Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
    Committed to companion animal rescue and adoption, humane education, pet-assisted therapy, and other animal related programs. Browse photos and descriptions of available dogs and cats ready for adoption.
  • Town Cats
    Nonprofit organization dedicated to feline rescue and adoption, education of the public about pet overpopulation, and feline population control through No Kill techniques.
  • Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
  • Valley Humane Society
    A nonprofit, nonpolitical organization relying on volunteer support to promote awareness, education, and care for unwanted, unloved animals.
  • Villalobos Rescue Center
    Rescue, rehabilitation, and placement facility for abused and abandoned pit bulls.
  • Westie Rescue of California
    Provides breed education, rescue, fostering, medical, and adoption services for abused, abandoned, neglected, and/or homeless West Highland White Terriers, primarily in Southern California.
  • Wild Horse Sanctuary, The
    Providing horse adoption and sponsorship opportunities.
  • WildCare
    Cares for injured wildlife from all over the Bay Area.
  • Wings For Greyhounds
    Flying retired racing greyhounds from the tracks to Greyhound rescue agencies throughout California.
  • Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
    Organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife living in urban city centers.
  • Zoo To You Wildlife Education
    Central California-based rescue organization set up to educate learners of all ages about wildlife and the environment with the help of live animals and artifacts.
  • Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue
    Rescues, treats, spays/neuters, and places rabbits that have been abused, neglected, or dumped and educates the public on rabbit health care and needs.

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