California

Muttville

Muttville is based in San Francisco, California and since their founding in 2007, they have rescued over 8,000 senior dogs (and counting!). Wonderful dogs with loving personalities are euthanized at shelters at staggeringly high rates, simply because of their age. Muttville's mission is to create better lives for senior dogs (age seven and older) through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice, education and advocacy.  

East Bay SPCA

Founded in 1874, the East Bay SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest animal welfare organizations.  The East Bay SPCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties (in California). Its mission is to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals, which in return enriches the human-animal bond. 

NorCal Boxer Rescue

NorCal Boxer Rescue is an entirely volunteer-operated, foster-based rescue for boxers in need throughout northern California. They prioritize the most vulnerable dogs, including those who are old, ill, injured or housed at the shelters where the risk of euthanasia is the greatest. At a minimum, they provide each rescued dog with veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a microchip, a temporary foster home at a private residence, lots of love and placement into a forever home.

Live Love Animal Rescue

Live Love Animal Rescue’s mission is to save homeless animals in Long Beach, California by providing a lifelong commitment to their well-being. Live Love places them in safe foster homes, provides comprehensive medical care, and supports their physical and emotional rehabilitation. The ultimate goal is to find all rescue dogs a forever home of their own. For those that are too ill, they will remain as Forever Fosters and be cherished for all of their remaining days. Live to Rescue. Love to Care.

Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs

Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs rescues dogs and cats, especially those who are elderly and disabled, from high-kill shelters and provides them with the best quality of life. At Dharma Rescue, animals are provided with with shelter, spay/neuter surgery, medical care and rehabilitation. If they need assistance to walk, they are fitted for a specialized wheelchair as part of the D.A.W.G.S. program (Disabled Animals Who Generously Serve), which also certifies them as therapy animals.

C.A.R.E.4Paws

C.A.R.E.4Paws—short for Community Awareness, Responsibility & Education—works to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve quality of life for pets and pet owners in need. The organization was founded in 2009 with the goal to promote animal welfare and alleviate the burden of Santa Barbara County shelters by intervening before animals become homeless.

Diana Basehart Foundation

Diana Basehart Foundation provides financial help for essential and critical veterinary care to people on low-fixed incomes; including seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans who have service animals. They keep people and their beloved pets together, while also minimizing the number of animals being turned over to shelters due to financial struggles.

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