Directory of Animal Shelters in California

Looking for a new pet? Please consider adopting a new dog or puppy from an animal shelter in California. You’ll find information on all of the animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups we've partnered with in California below. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in California.

Pet Friendly Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue
Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group, Inc. is 501c3 animal rescue group dedicated to rescuing labrador retrievers and labrador mixed breed dogs in Southern, Central and Northern California and placing them in loving homes. Founded in 2007, the all-volunteer group is comprised of experienced men and women who work passionately to save dogs from local shelters. Their volunteers are dedicated to changing the fate of labrador retrievers. Their volunteers include countless men and women who open their hearts and homes to our rescues in need. Without them, none of this would be possible. See Details
Pet Friendly Barks of Love Animal Rescue
Barks of Love Animal Rescue Barks of Love is the only non-profit canine rescue program in Orange County committed to matching dogs with ideal foster families that will give them the best chance at permanent, loving homes. **WE ONLY ACCEPT ADOPTION AND FOSTER APPLICATIONS FROM THOSE RESIDING IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA AND CLOSELY SURROUNDING AREAS** **NO OUT OF STATE ADOPTIONS** Since our inception in 2008, we've maintained our values as an organization that puts our dogs' welfare first. Everything we do is driven by our passion for matching families with the right dog. We emphasize compatibility and build mutually beneficial relationships to ensure dogs are placed responsibly and given a permanent home. We do everything we can to provide foster families with the right resources and advice to raise happy, loving dogs. In addition, we make continuous efforts to stay in touch with our families and follow the success of our canines. Our status as a volunteer organization ensures that our most dedicated staff have an utmost passion for rescuing and caring for dogs. We make sure to share all of our combined knowledge to make the most out of a foster or ownership transition. Barks of Love is one of the few animal rescue organizations to take a proactive approach in ensuring the welfare of our dogs. We manage the entire foster process from selection to training, to matching the dog with a permanent family. Once dogs are adopted, we encourage new owners to keep in touch with any questions or concerns. We want our dogs to stay in one permanent home for the rest of their lives and do everything in our power to ensure that they do. Barks of Love has a diverse base of remote volunteers. We do not run out of a facility but through our loving foster homes. Our mobile events and recruiting methods spread our ideology that anyone can take some part in animal rescue across Orange County, California, whether it being volunteering, fostering, or donating. See Details
Long Beach Animal Care Services The vision of Animal Care Services is to become California's safest large city for people and animals through a proactive strategy of community engagement and enforcement activities. The City of Long Beach provides animal care services to four contract cities, including Cerritos, Seal Beach, Signal Hill and Los Alamitos. Services at the shelter include adoptions, volunteering and licensing. The shelter is open admission and will accept relinquished or stray animals from residents and neighborhoods within the jurisdiction. See Details
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC) is a non-profit 501c(3) charity organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing purebred German Shepherd Dogs that have no where else to turn. They are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff. They are funded entirely by private donations and receive no government support. Dogs for adoption are housed in foster home situations and in private boarding facilities. Currently, they do not own their own kennel facility, but their dream is to have one some day so that they can eliminate the tremendous expense associated with boarding the dogs while they wait for their forever families. See Details
Koalition of Rescuers & Animal Lovers K.O.R.A.L. K.O.R.A.L. Rescue is a San Diego based registered non-profit public charity. We are dedicated to saving lives of shelter animals from high kill shelters, especially those already scheduled for euthanasia. Our main focus is medium to large breed canines, in particular German Shepherds and blends of the breed. See Details
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace Annenberg PetSpace is a unique community space featuring an interactive place for pet adoptions, an education center, and a leadership institute. Annenberg PetSpace focuses squarely on the mutually beneficial and dynamic bond between people and their pets, as well as the origins and science of that relationship. Our adoptable pets are located on the second floor and, for the comfort and safety of the animals in our care, we ask that publicly-owned pets remain on the first floor. See Details
Wagging Dog Rescue Wagging Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization striving to help as many dogs as possible get through Southern California's shelters and find the perfect forever family. We are an all volunteer group of passionate animal advocates, owners and rescuers dedicated to improving animal welfare and restoring the unwanted family pet to his rightful place in a responsible home. All of our adoptable dogs are in a private foster home with a loving caregiver who guides them through their transition from a stressful past to a permanent and well-deserved future. We promote responsible pet ownership, firm leadership, spay and neuter... and most of all, ADOPTION. See Details
HART Homeless Animal Rescue Team HART is a non-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill animal rescue organization, shelter and adoption center. Their shelter houses up to 120 cats and kittens in a free-roam environment. They also have a retail store where they sell Science Diet cat & dog food, Frontline Flea & Tick products for cats & dogs and a variety of supplies and gifts. See Details
ARA Canine Rescue Inc (Husky Rescue) ARA Canine Rescue inc (Alleys Rescued Angels) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer, husky rescue and adoption organization. We have a 10 acre ranch where all of our rescued huskies have comfortable kennels and get plenty of socialization and playtime as they await their new families. We are dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned Siberian Huskies throughout the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino and then adopting them into loving homes. See Details
Silicon Valley Pet Project Silicon Valley Pet Project is a nonprofit organization committed to saving animals who are at risk in our local municipal shelter. Our organization is structured into dedicated teams focused on rescue operations, foster parent support, marketing and communications, volunteer management, development, community outreach and more SVPP strives to make the experience of volunteering, fostering, adopting and/or donating to our organization rewarding, educational, supportive and community-focused. We are an animal welfare organization that is first and foremost a people organization. We could not do what we do without every person who volunteers, fosters, adopts or donates to SVPP. The animals that need our help deserve the best of the best, and in Silicon Valley, we have that! See Details
Sacramento Independent Animal Rescuers Sacramento Independent's mission is to provide loving, permanent homes for animals that have been abused, abandoned, or lost, which otherwise would not be with us today. Many of their rescued animals, especially those that were rescued from the shelters initially had kennel cough, pneumonia, or Giardia with the extreme cases having the Parvo or distemper viruses. In addition, a high percentage of animals are malnourished and require special dietary demands. They rely on tax deductible cash donations as well as food and other pet supplies that will allow them to continue to save lives! All of the companion pets, have been neutered or spayed, given all current vaccinations, heartworm tested and microchipped. This also provides the community with healthier animals and aids in the reduction of the outspread of illness and future homeless offspring. See Details
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Muttville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs, aged seven years and older, and to creating better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice. Muttville begins transforming the dogs' lives the minute they arrive. The dogs see a vet almost immediately; they roam the offices freely soaking up love; and they go to foster as soon as possible until they find their forever homes. See Details
San Diego Humane Society Escondido Campus San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals and people. Their lifesaving safety net has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized. They are a private, independent, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. With campuses in Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego, they provide animal services for 12 cities within San Diego County. They not only care for 50,000 animals in our communities, but also share the expertise they have gained through their innovative programs with shelters nationwide so they can save more lives in their communities. While their influence is expanding nationally, their top priority is meeting the needs of San Diego. They provide exceptional care for all animals through world-class veterinary medicine, shelter and most of all: love. See Details
San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals and people. Their lifesaving safety net has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized. They are a private, independent, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. With campuses in Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego, they provide animal services for 12 cities within San Diego County. They not only care for 50,000 animals in our communities, but also share the expertise they have gained through their innovative programs with shelters nationwide so they can save more lives in their communities. While their influence is expanding nationally, their top priority is meeting the needs of San Diego. They provide exceptional care for all animals through world-class veterinary medicine, shelter and most of all: love. See Details
Frosted Faces Foundation Frosted Faces Foundation is an organization that advocates for senior animals. Through their programs their mission is to deliver quality veterinary care and the promise of family for senior animals whose love and lives are in jeopardy. They typically rescue senior animals with no advocates slated for euthanasia in the shelter system. See Details
Ace of Hearts Ace of Hearts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from various Los Angeles shelters the day they are to be euthanized. Their goal is to help provide animals with a second chance to a happy life and to help reduce pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs. See Details
Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. They organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. See Details
PAWS San Diego San Diego Humane Society San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals and people. Their lifesaving safety net has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized. They are a private, independent, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. With campuses in Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego, they provide animal services for 12 cities within San Diego County. They not only care for 50,000 animals in our communities, but also share the expertise they have gained through their innovative programs with shelters nationwide so they can save more lives in their communities. While their influence is expanding nationally, their top priority is meeting the needs of San Diego. They provide exceptional care for all animals through world-class veterinary medicine, shelter and most of all: love. See Details
San Diego Humane Society San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals and people. Their lifesaving safety net has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized. They are a private, independent, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. With campuses in Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego, they provide animal services for 12 cities within San Diego County. They not only care for 50,000 animals in our communities, but also share the expertise they have gained through their innovative programs with shelters nationwide so they can save more lives in their communities. While their influence is expanding nationally, their top priority is meeting the needs of San Diego. They provide exceptional care for all animals through world-class veterinary medicine, shelter and most of all: love. See Details
Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary is a volunteer run nonprofit organization based in Petaluma, CA. Their mission is to provide a safe and loving home for large breed senior dogs (50+ pounds, 7 years or older) who have been displaced from their homes and/or abandoned for any reason, until they are adopted or to remain at the sanctuary until they pass on. See Details
Project Wildlife San Diego Humane Society San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals and people. Their lifesaving safety net has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized. They are a private, independent, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. With campuses in Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego, they provide animal services for 12 cities within San Diego County. They not only care for 50,000 animals in our communities, but also share the expertise they have gained through their innovative programs with shelters nationwide so they can save more lives in their communities. While their influence is expanding nationally, their top priority is meeting the needs of San Diego. They provide exceptional care for all animals through world-class veterinary medicine, shelter and most of all: love. See Details