Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley
Promoting respect for animal life through direct care and education. Photos of adoptable pets, available online giving, spay/neuter clinic, and information on its animal cruelty investigations department.
Humane education center and home for abandoned and abused animals. Includes information about the care of rabbits, iguanas, rats and mice.
Berkeley Animal Care Services
Offers dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, kittens, and puppies for adoption. Also has a mobile adoption unit and a free spay and neuter program for feral cats. Information on city dog regulations, volunteer needs, and photos of pets.
Oakland SPCA - http://www.oaklandspca.org/
Non-profit charitable organization. Includes listing of adoption locations, information about dogs and cats, services, volunteer opportunities, and photos of available pets for adoption.
San Francisco SPCA
Operates over 20 programs and services including an adoption program, spay/neuter clinic, grooming college and doggy daycare center. Photos of available pets, frequently asked questions, and information about ways to help.
Pets in Need
PIN is a community-based, no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency bringing homes within paw's reach of every adoptable dog and cat. History, upcoming events, and photos of adoptable pets. Located in San Francisco.
Pet Finders - http://www.petfinders.org/
Pet information hotline and adoption placement service for stray or unwanted pets for Northern California. An alternative to animal control, "the pound", and SPCA.
Peninsula Humane Society - http://www.peninsulahumanesociety.org/
Providing a warm bed, food, vet care and a gentle touch for all the lost, stray, unwanted and injured animals in the community. Educational programs, pet adoption, outreach clinics and support groups. Located in San Mateo County.
Helen Woodward Animal Center - http://www.animalcenter.org/
Providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Animal Rescue Foundation
Rescuing and adopting animals in Contra Costa County. Online tour of facility and pictures of pets up for adoption.
Santa Clara Division of Animal Care and Control - http://claraweb.co.santa-clara.ca.us/animal/
Photos of adoptable animals, adoption fee comparison chart, and a list of ways to help the shelter care for homeless pets.
Marin Humane Society - http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/
Animal shelter located in Novato that provides pet adoption and foster services, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and animal assisted therapy programs. Photos of adoptable pets.
Living Free - http://www.living-free.org/
No-kill sanctuary dedicated to rescuing adult dogs and cats scheduled for euthanasia at local pounds. Photos of featured animals for adoption and wishlist.
North County Humane Society - http://www.nchumane.org/
Works for humane care of animals and the adoption of unwanted animals into loving homes. Adoptions, programs, and services. Directions to shelter, adoption hours, and shelter history. Located in Oceanside.
Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center - http://www.petsadoption.com/
Believe that every dog and cat is a living, feeling being who would make a wonderful companion if given a chance. Pet adoption services, upcoming events, wishlist, volunteer needs, and online donations.
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation - http://www.narfrescue.org
Animal rescue group in Northern California. Current pictures of animals looking for homes, rescue news, newsletter subscription form, frequently asked questions, and dates of pet fairs.
CrystalBay Pound Animal Rescue - http://www.crystalbay.net/poundpuppies.html
Rescue a pound animal and hear the story of three real pound puppies.
Humane Society of Sonoma County - http://www.sonomahumane.org/
Non-profit group dedicated to the welfare of animals. Descriptions of various volunteer needs, information on making a donation, adoption policies, photos of available animals, and pet care information.
San Diego County Animal Control - http://www.sddac.com/
Shelter locations, policies, pet ownership information, news, profiles of available animals, and frequently asked questions.
Pasadena Humane Society - http://www.phsspca.org/
Independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting humane treatment and quality of life for all animals - domestic, exotic, wild, or livestock. Photos of available animals, upcoming events, and email newsletter.
Animal Abuse Prevention Agency - http://www.animalapa.org/
We take a pro-active approach in preventing cruelty to animals. Services include pet adoptions, pet rescue, spay neuter program, temporary care for pets without a home, enforcement of animal rights, and pet education.
Animal Match Rescue Team - http://www.amrt.net/
Assists potential pet owners in finding a shelter or rescued pet. Includes photos of shelter pets as well as pets available for private adoptions, frequently asked questions, and happy ending stories.
Pets Lifeline - http://www.petslifeline.org/
Small animal shelter committed to rescuing homeless dogs and cats in the Sonoma Valley, and adopting them into new families. Volunteer opportunities, newsletter, photos of available pets, and information on their feral cat campaign.
Pet Orphans Fund
Private, "no-kill" shelter located in the Greater Los Angeles area. Photos of available pets, shelter alumni stories, volunteer needs, donation information, wishlist, and reasons to spay or neuter a pet.
Hollister Animal Shelter - http://www.hollinet.com/~shelter/
Updated photos of current animal residents up for adoption, things to consider before adopting a pet, lost and found pictures, and contact information.
Contra Costa Humane Society - http://www.cchumane.org/
Features profiles of dogs and cats available for adoption as well as information about the spay/neuter program, humane education center, description of services, and animal related stories.
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue - http://www.tvar.org/
Rescues animals at risk of destruction from the East County Animal Shelter.
Animal Samaritans SPCA - http://www.animalsamaritans.org/
Coachella Valley volunteer group provides information on spaying and neutering, humane treatment, and emergency disaster relief. Adoption hours, pet therapy program details, and volunteer opportunities are also presented.
SC Paw - http://www-scf.usc.edu/%7Eanimal/
Animal rescue, foster, and adoption group based in South Central Los Angeles. Looking for loving adoptive and foster homes for many wonderful animals. Photos of pets up for adoption, foster and sponsorship application forms, and success stories.
Friends of the Fairmont Animal Shelter - http://www.fofas.org
Photo listings of available animals, schedule of events, volunteer needs, and foster opportunities. Located in San Leandro.
Noah's Bark Pet Rescue Organization - http://www.dogsaver.org/noahsbark/
Organization committed to finding permanent and happy homes for unwanted and homeless pets. It does not have a shelter volunteers provide foster care for animals while they await placement.
Mercy Crusade Inc. - http://www.aaarf.org/
Providing assistance to the needy animals with spay, neutering and medical assistance. Located in Thousand Oaks.
Animals at Risk Care Sanctuary - http://cjwww.csustan.edu/animals/AARC.html
Non-profit organization which provides lifetime care for older animals in a homelike setting by allowing people to set up a lifetime "trust" for their pet.
Rescuers.com: California - http://www.rescuers.com/rescues/ShelterCounties11.asp
Directory of pet adoption resources searchable by county.
Rohnert Park Animal Shelter - http://www.rpanimalshelter.org/
Photos of pets in need of homes, information about volunteer opportunities, tips on dealing with a pet's bad habits, and a virtual tour.
Seal Beach Animal Care Center - http://www.sbacc.org/
All-volunteer non-profit animal shelter finding homes for the dogs, cats, and occasional rabbits, lost within their city limits. Photos of featured pets for adoption and hours of operation.
Second Chance Pet Rescue - http://www.secondchancepetrescue.com
Non-profit shelter finding good homes for healthy adoptable pets. Photos of dogs and cats in need of homes, volunteer and donation information, and a form for reporting animal abuse. Located in Red Bluff.
Home At Last Animal Rescue - http://www.homeatlastrescue.org/
Shelter in Berkley that rescues as many animals as they can from shelters, provides rehabilitation, and adopts them out. Photos of adoptable dogs and cats, foster opportunities, and mobile adoption calendar.
Healdsburg Animal Shelter - http://www.healdsburgshelter.org/
Dedicated to finding homes for lost and abandoned animals. Seasonal pet tips, photos of adoptable pets, wishlist, and various volunteer jobs.
Petaluma Animal Services - http://www.petalumaanimalshelter.org
Lists dogs and cats for adoption or fostering, wildlife services, local dog parks, and provides education on animal welfare. Information on volunteering at the shelter.
Valley Humane Society - http://www.valleyhumanesociety.org
No kill animal shelter and adoption services.
Mendocino Coast Humane Society - http://www.mendocinohumane.org/
Runs a shelter and adoption center. Includes photos of available animals, wish list, calendar of events, and information about volunteer opportunities.
All Creatures - http://www.SwiftSite.com/AllCreatures/
Focused on rescue, adoption and education. Animals are housed in a network of volunteer foster homes. Located in San Rafael.
K9 HAVEN -
Local Shelters & Rescues - http://www.k9haven.org/shelter_rescue.html
Organized by area code.
Marina Animal Shelter - http://www.marina-animals.org/
Photos of animals awaiting adoption, a form for reporting a lost animal, message board, and links to other local rescues.
Valley Oak SPCA - http://www.vospca.org/
List of upcoming events, vaccination schedule and clinic times, licensing information, pets of the week listing, map to the shelter, tips for finding a lost pet, and suggestions for ways to help.
Mono County Animal Control - http://www.monohealth.org/animal.html
Information on services provided, contact information, and list of local veterinarians.
Humane Society of Ventura County - http://www.humanesocietyvc.org/
A low-kill shelter that encourages spaying and neutering as an alternative to pet overpopulation. Photos of all kinds of animals up for adoption, volunteer needs, lost and found listings, pet memorials, press releases, and employment opportunities. Located in Ojai.
AnimalSavers - http://www.geocities.com/animalsaversofcalifornia/
Non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating pet overpopulation through free spay/neuter outreach programs. Also places rescued dogs and cats in loving homes.
The Amanda Foundation - http://www.amanda-fnd.org/
Beverly Hills - Dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from the local shelters on their "last day" and finding them homes.
Second Chance at Love Humane Society - http://www.secondchancelove.org/
A grass-roots, non-profit organization dedicated to canine rescue in the North San Luis Obispo area. Lists available pets, their adoption policy, and ways to make financial donations.
Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter - http://www.hugadog.com/rancho.html
Photos of available cats and dogs, adoption information, and hours of operation.
Vallejo Benicia Humane Society - http://www.bvjohs.org
Information on adoption and microchop fees, clinics, and photos of adoptable pets.
Southern California Rat Rescue - http://www.rmca.org/Rescue/
A volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping abused and abandoned domestic rats throughout Southern California.
Mariposa SPCA - http://www.sierratel.com/mariposaspca/
Includes information about the shelter, vet advice and a listing of animals available for adoption.
PAL Humane Society - http://www.palhs.org/
Shelter running a low-cost spay/neuter clinic and adopting out cats and dogs in need of homes. Online wishlist, upcoming events, and lost and found pet listings. Located in Hesperia.
Inyo County Animal Resources & Education - http://www.geocities.com/inyocare/
I CARE is a non-profit organization providing for the welfare of companion animals. Provides low-cost spay/neuter and adoption assistance, and raises funds for shelter improvements.
Delta Humane Society - http://www.deltahumanesociety.com/
Private nonprofit charity supported by people who care for the welfare of animals. Animal care information, adopt-a-cage opportunities, volunteer news, photos of adoptable pets, and details of upcoming events.
Orange County Homeless Pets - http://home.socal.rr.com/ochs/
Photos and descriptions of available dogs and cats. Information on the adoption procedure and links to other rescues.
Butte Humane Society - http://www.buttehumane.org/
Offers a variety of programs to assist in returning lost pets to their people, as well as finding new homes for animals in need. Information on mobile adoption and ways to help.
Animal Friends of the Valleys - http://www.a-web-design.com/leaf/
Offering adoption services, help with behavior problems, low-cost spay/neuter referral, and a lost and found program. Includes information on volunteer opportunities. Located in Lake Elsinore.
Bakersfield SPCA - http://www.bakersfieldspca.org/
Adoption gallery, upcoming events, and information on how to adopt and licensing your animal.
Homeless Animal Rescue Team - http://www.slohart.org/
All volunteer humane service group dedicated to saving homeless and stray animals. Online tour, wishlist, online newsletter, and volunteer application. Located in Cambria.
Glendale Humane Society and SPCA - http://www.glendalespca.org/
A private non-profit humane rescue and education organization. Lists animals for adoption, foster opportunities, and upcoming events. Online newsletter.
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter - http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/CA25.html
Provides temporary care for lost, stray and sick or injured animals rescued by animal services officers within the city limits. Directions, volunteer opportunities, and photo listing of adoptable animals.
North County Humane Society - http://www.slonchs.org
Operates the Margaret Raber Shelter for Cats, a no-kill/for-life animal shelter serving San Luis Obispo County. Lists dogs and cats for adoption, hours of operation, organization's history, and ways to help.
Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA - http://www.ivhsspca.org/
Serves southern California's Inland Valley. Offers adoptions and veterinary care, as well as volunteer opportunities, humane education, and animal care and control.
Arphanage, Inc. - http://www.arphanage.org
Non-profit rescue organization with a goal to protect, care for and find homes for homeless animals.
Woods Humane Society - http://www.woodshumanesociety.org/
Volunteer information, wish list, and list of upcoming events for the shelter in San Luis Obispo.
New Beginnings for Animals - http://www.greatpets.org/
Shelter and foster group saving animals from shelters and placing them for adoption. Pictures of available animals, foster and volunteer opportunities, and information on upcoming events. Located in South Orange County.
Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society - http://ariel.syv.com/humane/
Dedicated to the care and placement of homeless animals. Photos and descriptions of available pets, membership details, and frequently asked questions.
To Assist Needy Animals -TANA Foundation - http://www.as.net/~tana/
Lancaster area no-kill shelter caring for homeless cats and dogs. Browse photos of dogs for adoption, scan their wish list, or read test of the "California Abandoned Animal Act."
Modjeska Ranch Rescue - http://www.modjeskaranchrescue.org/
Southern California group that rescues animals off of death row at local shelters and off the streets. Photos of cats and dogs up for adoption, photos of animals who have been adopted, wishlist, and information on upcoming events.
PAL Rescue & Adoption - http://www.palrescue.org
Nonprofit organization working to place abandoned and unwanted pets in safe, permanent homes. Includes photos of available animals.
Fremont Police Department Animal Shelter - http://www.fremontpolice.org/animal/animal.htm
Photo listings of adoptable animals. Also has contact information for help with lost and found and nuisance animals.
Animal Friends Connection Humane Society - http://www.animalfriendsconnect.org
Foster home network with a listing of adoptable pets. Offering spay/neuter program, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities. Calendar of events, information on adopting a pet, and schedule for mobile adoption unit. Serving San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas.
Haven Humane Society - http://www.havenhumane.org/
Dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. Contact information and shelter's hours of operation. Located in Redding.
Cats in Need - http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/Haven/1352/
A "no kill", non-profit cat/dog rescue and adoption organization in Southern California. We do adoptions at PETsMART stores in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and L.A. Counties.
Ramona Animal Shelter - http://www.ramonaanimalshelter.org/
Located in San Jacinto. Programs include adoptions of dogs and cats, low-cost spay/neuter clinic, and adoptions for seniors. Wishlist, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events.
Town & Country Humane Society of Glenn County - http://www.shelterpals.com
Takes online donations, tips for people who have lost their pet, information on upcoming events, and a kids corner.
Friends of Animals Foundation - http://members.tripod.com/FOAF/index.htm
A no-kill cat and dog shelter in west Los Angeles. Photos of available animals, wishlist, upcoming events, and what to do when you lose a pet.
Tehachapi Humane Society - http://www.tehachapihumane.org
Information on their many programs including spay/neuter assistance and a Christmas basket program providing pet supplies to low-income families. Wishlist, dog licensing information, calendar of events, and volunteer needs.
Tuolumne County Humane Society - http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/CA71.html
Rescue working with animal control to find homes for cats and dogs. Photo listings of available pets, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to help.
Eastern Madera County SPCA - http://www.sierratel.com/lylesaccount/index.html
Volunteer and membership information. Online newsletter.
Shelters, Humane Orgs. and Rescues in Southern California - http://www.aaarf.org/shelters.htm
Sorted by county, name, and zipcode.
Dedicated Animal Welfare Group - http://www.dawg.org
Provides medical assistance and care for abandoned, injured and abused animals.
Your Best Friend - http://www.yourbestfriend.org
Pet adoptions, shelters, and animal rescue's in the southern California area.
Sacramento SPCA - http://sspca.org
Provides shelter for homeless, lost or abused pets, offers low-cost spay and neuter services, humane investigations, and public education. Photos of available pets, volunteer positions, pet care tips, and a variety of ways to help.
Animal Match - http://www.animalmatch.net
Photos, and lists of dogs and cats in shelters in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. CA.
We Care Animal Rescue - http://wecareanimalrescue.org
Shelter in St. Helena serves as a refuge for homeless cats and dogs in the Napa Valley. Newsletter and adoption information.
Pet Adoption Fund - http://members.aol.com/petplacement2000
Non-Profit no-kill rescue organization. Photos and information on available dogs and cats.
Long Beach Animal Shelter - http://www.geocities.com/lbanimals
Listing of some of the animals available for adoption. Lost and found pets and gallery of successful pet placements.
Act Today To Save A Life - Yucaipa, CA - [/b]http://SurfAmerica.com/millcreek/
A nonprofit "no-kill" dog and cat rescue and placement organization serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Irvine Animal Care Shelter - http://www.cityofirvine.org/depts/cs...re/default.asp
Online newsletter, pictures of recent events, and a list of upcoming events.
Lake Tahoe Humane Society - http://www.highsierra.com/lths/
Photos of available pets, wishlist, sponsorship information, pet safety tips, upcoming events, volunteer form, and current news.
Concerned People for Animals - http://www.concernedpeopleforanimals.org/
Organization in Somis helping homeless cats and dogs to find homes. Photos and descriptions of available pets, wishlist, and information on fundraising efforts.
Finding Keepers 4 Creatures - http://majicnightengale.homestead.co...creatures.html
Small all-breed, all species rescue located in Morgan Hill. Photos of available pets and information on adopting an animal.
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA - http://www.sdhumane.org/
Animal welfare organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty in the county. Information on programs, shelters, choosing pets, and volunteer opportunities. Not affiliated with any national or regional organization.
Noah's Friends Animal Sanctuary - http://noahandfriends.homestead.com/
A no-kill shelter located east of Reedley at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas. Photos of adoptable dogs and cats along with online adoption application.
Placer County Domestic Animal Services - http://www.placer.ca.gov/animal/
Information on adopting an animal from the shelter, online license application, local ordinances, and a calendar of events.
Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort - http://www.capoanimalrescue.com/index.html
Saves homeless and abandoned animals in San Juan Capistrano and places them in caring homes. Photos of adoptable animals, upcoming events, volunteer application, and wishlist.
Palo Alto Animal Services - http://www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/poli...mal/index.html
Non-profit organization that offers pet adoptions, tips for those who have lost a pet, local ordinances, and articles on animal behavior.
A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County - http://www.amador-apal.org/
Selection of animals for placement in permanent homes. Free vaccinations are provided; financial help with spay and neutering is offered with each adoption. Event details and list of volunteer opportunities are presented.