If you want to adopt a dog, or show your support to one of the best dog rescues in Northern California, below we’ve featured 10 rescue organizations.
1. Family Dog Rescue
This non-profit dog rescue in San Francisco takes in dogs of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. They are passionate about their work, and want nothing more than to see the dogs that come to them leave for loving home where they’ll be properly cared for.
If you’ve been thinking about adopting a dog, Family Dog Rescue is the perfect place to adopt from! Check out their available dogs, and learn more about the adoption process.
If you can’t commit to a dog long term, why not foster or volunteer instead?
To learn more, visit Family Dog Rescue’s contact page and get in touch!
2. Hopalong Animal Rescue
If you’re in the Oakland, California area looking for a dog rescue, be sure to check out Hopalong Animal Rescue. This rescue is completely foster-based, which means instead of sitting in an uncomfortable shelter the dogs instead go to comfortable foster homes until they’re ready to be adopted.
Are you thinking of adopting? First, learn more about Hopalong Animal Rescue’s adoption process, and then take a look at the dogs available for adoption. If you’d like to help a dog in need, consider becoming part of their network of foster homes.
Get in touch with Hopalong Animal Rescue today!
3. Green Dog Rescue Project
Based out of Windsor, California, the Green Dog Rescue Project is a passionate team of dog lovers who believe there is hope for every dog. They rescue dogs of all types, including aggressive and fearful ones, and strive to rehabilitate them.
Considering adopting a dog? Check out Green Dog Rescue Project’s dogs that are currently up for adoption, and learn about their adoption process. If you’d like to help in other ways, make a donation, or apply to become a foster.
Head over to Green Dog Project’s contact page now to get in touch.
4. Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoption
If you have a soft spot in your heart for the Border Collie breed, this rescue based out of Coming, California is the perfect rescue to check out. They take in abandoned and abused dogs, as well as remove them from high-kill shelters to find them a safe and caring home.
If you’ve been thinking about adopting a Border Collie, first read up on this breed! Then take a look at the dogs available through the rescue.
If you’d like to volunteer or foster, then join their team today!
Visit their contact page to give them a shout.
5. Rocket Dog Rescue
Based out of San Francisco, Rocket Dog Rescue is a volunteer-run rescue that focuses on removing dogs from high-kill shelters in order to find them the loving forever homes these dogs deserve.
If you’ve been considering adding a furry friend to your household, take a look at the dogs available through Rocket Dog Rescue. If one dog catches your eye, learn more about the adoption process.
To help out at Rocket Dog Rescue, consider becoming a volunteer or a foster today.
Visit their contact page to get in touch.
6. Wonderdog Rescue
Wonderdog Rescue in Penngrove, California, is a rescue that focuses on bringing in and rehoming senior dogs, dogs with special needs, and dogs that are the most “at risk.” They believe every dog deserves a second chance, and strive to provide that for each one that comes into their care.
Have you been thinking about adopting a dog? Consider giving any of Wonderdog’s available dogs a new home. If you can’t commit long term, you can also become a foster or volunteer through this rescue.
If you’d like to learn more, give Wonderdog Rescue a shout today!
7. Foothill Dog Rescue of the Sierras
This dog rescue based out of Shingle Springs, California, works on pulling dogs out of high-kill shelters. They also take them in from owners who can no longer care for them and work tirelessly to fine them the perfect homes.
If you’ve been thinking about adopting a new family member and you’re in the area, take a look at Foothill Dog Rescue’s available dogs all looking for a home. If you’d like to help out this rescue in other ways, why not volunteer or become part of their foster network?
Visit Foothill Dog Rescue’s contact page to give them a shout now.
8. Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue
Since their founding in 2000, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue has helped over 9,500 dogs. Located in Elverta, California, this rescue is perfect for anyone who loves this beautiful and gentle breed.
If you’d like to welcome a four-legged friend into your home, take a look at Homeward Bound’s available dogs. If one catches your eye, read up on their adoption process to move forward.
If you can’t adopt but want to help, apply to become a volunteer, or a foster to help a dog in need.
Visit their contact page to get in touch.
9. Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation
Operating all throughout Northern California, the Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation is a volunteer-based rescue that focuses on taking in and rehoming Italian Greyhounds. If you love this breed, then you’ll love this rescue too!
If you’d like to adopt one of these little dogs, check out the rescue’s list of available dogs, and read up on their adoption process. If committing to a dog long term just isn’t in the cards for you right now, why not become a foster?
To get in touch and learn more about this rescue, visit their contact page.
10. Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
Based out of Sacramento, this volunteer-run rescue and shelter was first founded in 1993. Since then, they have rescued and rehomed countless unwanted and abused animals in the Sacramento area.
Are you looking to adopt a dog? Read up on Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary’s adoption process, and take a look at the dogs that are currently up for adoption. If you’d like to help this rescue in other ways, they are always looking for more volunteers, as well as donations to keep the rescue running.
Visit their contact page and get in touch today!
Evelyn is a writer and dog lover living with her roommate and their foster dog Bacon. In her spare time you can find her curled up with a book, out for a jog, or listening to true crime podcasts.