Bay Area Dog Rescues


So, you want a dog? You better take excellent care of that dog, or I'm coming after you. Many dogs are thrown away because people pick the wrong breed for their situations. Find some sites that will describe the different breeds so you can decide which could be a good fit for you.

Unfortunately, people abandon every type of dog. You can find exactly what you're looking for without resorting to breeders or pet stores. Also, widen the scope of your search. A mix or a breed you hadn't considered before may be exactly the right dog for you. A puppy is a whole lot more work and needs much more attention than a young adult. Be open minded and enjoy the adventure.

Please check out kill shelters and "humane societies" first to find your dog (on this page). You will be saving a life. Of course, the work that rescues do is among the most noble of all vocations. But in shelters, time is of the essence, and rescues do get most of their animals from shelters.

You can go to rescues that don't specify a breed or the breed specific dog rescues. Happy searching

General Dog Rescues,
Breed Rescues A-C
,

Breed Rescues D-I
,
Breed Rescues J-P
,

Breed Rescues R-Z

For instance, this guy was my most recent foster:
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This is Milo. I thought my Gigi was one of a kind, but Milo is
yet another. I couldn't let him stay at the Alameda Shelter

where I spotted him; this unique dog had to be Gigi's brother
(same estimated age, same side of the Bay) .
So Hopalong Rescue helped me and I became
his foster mom. He has been adopted by a wonderful couple
and their 3 lb. Pomeranian in Oakland


Gigi


Searches
These sites search a number of rescues and shelters for you.
Just answer a few questions and let them do the walking.

A very concise listing of all the Shelters in California.

batchgeo Bay Area Shelters

petfinder.com - by far the best coverage

Overstock.com - yes, they list dog rescues nationally
Not much in Bay Area yet, but will probably add more shelters soon

adoptapet.com

dogsindanger.com

dogtime.com

1-800-save-a-pet.com

Craig's List (bulletin board - community, pets. Beware of breeders and scams!)

Furry Friends Rescue

Northern California Pet Adoptions

Pet Ark

petharbor.com

pets911.com

PGAA Rescue Contacts

Special Needs Pets

virtualpetadoptions.com

World Animal Net - California (listing of rescues by breed)


My sweet Livia
died March 19, 2009, after a sudden and brief illness.
I'm grateful for the time we had,
though it could never be enough.


Brindle was my sister Sheryl's dog.
Brindle lived to 15 and had a full, beautiful life.
She was much loved and will be missed.
Here she is immortalized in an etching by Sheryl.
Click for more of Brindle and Sheryl's other art work
.

Alameda
All the dogs on this site are from
shelters or rescues.

Alameda City Animal Control X
1590 Fortman Way
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-8565
Can see pets through
NorthernCaliforniapetadoptions.com

Alameda County Animcal Control (East)
East County Animal Shelter
4595 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA
(925) 803-7040

Alameda County Animal Control (West)
Friends of Fairmont Animal Services
2700 Fairmont Dr.
San Leandro
president@fofas.org
(510) 667-7707

Albany Animal Control
1000 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94707
(510) 525-7300



Livia & me

Berkeley Animal Care Services
2013 Second St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-6600

(510) 644-6755
koconnor@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Berkeley East County Animal Shelter
4595 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 803-7040

Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (no kill)
2700 - 9th St.
Berkeley, CA 04710
(510) 845-3633
information@berkeleyhumane.org



The poster child for shelter rescues

East Bay SPCA
8323 Baldwin St.
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 569-0702

Hayward Animal Control
16 Barnes Court
Hayward, CA 94544

(510) 293-7200


Ginger & Laddie - my childhood Spaniels

Oakland Animal Services
1101 29th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
( 510) 535-5602

Piedmont-Emeryville Animal Services
403 Highland Ave.
Piedmont, CA 94611
(510) 420-3006

Tri-City Animal Shelter
1950 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 790-6640

Tri-Valley SPCA
4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA
(925) 479-9670
Can see pets through virtualpetadoptions.com

Valley Humane Society
3670 Nevada St.
Pleasanton, CA
(925) 462-8656



Gremlin & Max

Contra Costa County

Antioch Animal Services
300 "L" Street
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 779-6989

Contra Costa Animal Services
Martinez Shelter: 4800 Imhoff Place
Martinez, CA 94553
(
925) 335-8300

Pinole Shelter: 910 San Pablo Ave.

Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 374-3966

Contra Costa Humane Society
609 Gregory Lane #140
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 279-2247



Riley - Corgi X with his healing leg

Contra Costa SPCA
PO Box 20460
El Sobrante, CA 94820
(510) 223-2272 or
Concord , CA 94522
( 925) 825-5156
1865 Adobe St.
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 689-8435

East County Animal Shelter
4595 Gleason Dr.
Dublin, CA 94585
(925) 803-7040


Valley Humane Society
273 Spring St
Pleasanton 94566
925-426-8656


Princess - Chihuahua/Dachshund

Marin

Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-4621

St. Francis Animal Protection Society
Corte Madera, CA
(415) 435-2097

Napa

Napa Humane
3265 California Boulevard
Napa, California 94558
(707) 255-8118

Napa Animal Control
(707) 253-4382



Livia - Kyi Leo, and Rudy - Jack Russell mix

Sacramento

Sacramento City Animal Shelter
VERY HIGH KILL RATE
2127 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95818

(916) 264-7387

Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation
VERY HIGH KILL RATE
4290 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA
95827
(916) 875-5232

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin-Perkins Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 383-7387


The Underbite Kids - Lou and Abe

Merced County Animal Control
2080 Grogan Avenue, Merced, CA 95340
Phone (209) 385-7436 • Fax (209) 722-3627
Information (209) 385-7338
mercedpets@yahoo.com

Friends of the Sacramento City Shelter

San Francisco

San Francisco Animal Care and Control
1200 - 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-6364

http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/acc


Brindle and Teddy in the Vermont woods.

San Francisco SPCA
2500 - 16th St.
an Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-3000

San Mateo

Peninsula Humane Society
12 Airport Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 340-7022 x307

Santa Clara


Princess & Magnolia sparring - the joy of 2 dogs

Humane Society of Silicon Valley
2530 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 727-3383

Palo Alto Animal Services
3280 East Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 496-5971

Palo Alto Humane Society
PO Box 60715
Palo Alto, CA 9 4306
(650)327-6631

SVACA
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
3370 Thomas Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 764-0344
staff@svaca.com


Booboo & Tommy - mother and son Chihuahuas

San Martin Animal Shelter
San Martin Animal Control
12370 Murphy Ave.
San Martin, CA 95046

Solano County

Benecia/Vallejo Humane Society
Humane Society of the North Bay
1121 Sonoma Blvd.
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 645-7905

Lake County Animal Control & Shelter
(707) 263-0278




Winnie - Chihuahua Dachshund

Solano County Friends of Animals
PO Box 4081
Vallejo, CA 994510
707-552-3323

Solano County Animal Care
2510 Clay Bank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 784-1356


Solano County SPCA
2200 Peabody Rd.
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 448-7722

Sonoma County

Healdsburg Animal Shelter
570 Westside Rd.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-3386



Dobie Gillis - Patterdale Terrier

Petaluma Animal Shelter
840 Hopper St.
Petaluma, CA 94953
(707) 778-4396


Rohnert Park Animal Shelter

301 J Rogers Lane
Rhonert Park, CA 94928
(707) 584-1582

Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 524-7104


Zelda - Volpino

Sonoma County Humane Society
1247 Century Court
Santa Rosa, CA
95407
(707)
565-7100

 

 

General Dog Rescue
Breed Rescues A-C

Breed Rescues D-I
Breed Rescues J-P

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