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Animal Abuse Prevention Agency 
Takes 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 Friends Connection Humane Society 
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.

Animal Friends of the Valleys
Offering adoption services, help with behavior problems, low-cost spay/neuter referral, and a lost and found program. Includes information on volunteer opportunities and photographs of available pets. Located in Lake Elsinore.

Animal Kind Rescue 
A non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and placement of abused or abandoned pets. Photographs of available dogs and cats, ways to help, adoption application, animals available through private adoption, and contact information for other shelters. Located in the Los Angeles area.

Animal Match Rescue Team 
Assists potential pet owners in finding a shelter or rescued pet in the southern part of the state. Photographs of shelter animals as well as pets available for private adoptions, frequently asked questions, and happy ending stories.

Animal Rescue Foundation 
Rescuing and adopting animals in Contra Costa County. Online tour of facility and pictures of pets up for adoption.

Animal Rights Rescue 
Volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of abandoned, abused, and unwanted animals. Photographs of available pets and information on how they are funded. Based in San Bernardino.

Animal Samaritans SPCA 
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.

Animals at Risk Care Sanctuary 
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. Donation form and calendar of events. Modesto.

Non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating pet overpopulation through free spay/neuter outreach programs. Also places rescued dogs and cats in loving homes. Pictures of available animals and news. Sacramento.

Non-profit rescue organization with a goal to protect, care for, and find homes for homeless animals. Wish list, electronic postcards, ways to help, and photographs of animals looking for homes. Ontario.

Association to Save Abandoned Pets 
No-kill group dedicated to saving the lives of cats and dogs in shelters. Calendar of events, volunteer opportunities, photographs of available animals, and pet care and training tips. Sun Valley.

Bakersfield SPCA 
Adoption gallery, upcoming events, and information on how to adopt and licensing an animal.

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 photographs of pets.

Butte Humane Society 
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.

Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort 
Saves homeless and abandoned animals in San Juan Capistrano and places them in caring homes. Photographs of adoptable animals, upcoming events, volunteer application, and wish list.

Cats in Need 
A no-kill, non-profit cat and dog rescue and adoption organization in Southern California. They do adoptions at PETsMART stores in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and L.A. Counties. Pictures of available pets.

Cloud Nine Animal Rescue 
Photographs of available cats and dogs including listings for those still with their owners or with other rescuers, success stories, ways to help a local rescue, and links to other rescues. Located in Merced.

Concerned People for Animals 
Organization in Somis helping homeless cats and dogs to find homes. Photographs and descriptions of available pets, wish list, and information on fundraising efforts.

Contra Costa Humane Society 
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.

Cozy Kennel and Grooming 
No-kill animal shelter offering sales and care for pets of any age. Located in Esparto.

Dedicated Animal Welfare Group 
Provides medical assistance and care for abandoned, injured and abused animals of Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel. Newsletter, information on upcoming events, membership form, and the featured animal of the month.

Delta Humane Society
Private nonprofit charity supported by people who care for the welfare of animals. Animal care information, adopt-a-cage opportunities, volunteer news, photographs of adoptable pets, and details of upcoming events. Serving San Joaquin County.

Eastern Madera County SPCA 
Volunteer and membership information. Online newsletter.

Finding Keepers 4 Creatures 
All-breed, all species rescue that adopts out dogs and cats. Photographs of pets in need of homes, success stories, explanation of adoption procedures, and forms for adopting or surrendering an animal. Located in Tracy.

Fremont Police Department Animal Shelter 
Picture listings of adoptable animals. Also has contact information for help with lost and found and nuisance animals.

Friends of Animals Foundation 
A no-kill cat and dog shelter in west Los Angeles. Photographs of available animals, wish list, upcoming events, and what to do when you lose a pet.

Friends of the Fairmont Animal Shelter 
Photograph listings of available animals, schedule of events, volunteer needs, and foster opportunities. San Leandro.

Glendale Humane Society and SPCA 
A private non-profit humane rescue and education organization. Lists animals for adoption, foster opportunities, and upcoming events. Online newsletter.

Haven Humane Society 
Dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. Contact information and shelter's hours of operation. Located in Redding.

Healdsburg Animal Shelter 
Dedicated to finding homes for lost and abandoned animals. Seasonal pet tips, photographs of adoptable pets, wish list, and various volunteer jobs.

Helen Woodward Animal Center 
Providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals in Rancho Santa Fe.

Hollister Animal Shelter 
Photographs of current animal residents up for adoption, things to consider before adopting a pet, lost and found pictures, and contact information.

Home At Last Animal Rescue 
Shelter in Berkley that rescues as many animals as they can from shelters, provides rehabilitation, and adopts them out. Photographs of adoptable dogs and cats, foster opportunities, and mobile adoption calendar.

Homeless Animal Rescue Team 
All volunteer humane service group dedicated to saving homeless and stray animals. Online tour, wish list, online newsletter, and volunteer application. Located in Cambria.

Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue 
A non-profit, all volunteer organization specializing in the rescue and adoption of dogs and farm animals as well as the promotion of vegetarianism and animal rights. Based in Littlerock. Wish list and contact details are presented.

Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley 
Promoting respect for animal life through direct care and education. Photographs of adoptable pets, available online giving, spay/neuter clinic, and information on its animal cruelty investigations department.

Humane Society of Sonoma County 
Non-profit group dedicated to the welfare of animals. Descriptions of various volunteer needs, information on making a donation, adoption policies, photographs of available animals, and pet care information.

Humane Society of Ventura County 
A low-kill shelter that encourages spaying and neutering as an alternative to pet overpopulation. Photographs of all kinds of animals up for adoption, volunteer needs, lost and found listings, pet memorials, press releases, and employment opportunities. Located in Ojai.

Humane Society Silicon Valley 
Includes photographs of available dogs, cats, and rabbits, news, and how to help. Santa Clara.

Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA 
Serves southern California's Inland Valley. Offers adoptions and veterinary care, as well as volunteer opportunities, humane education, and animal care and control.

Inyo County Animal Resources and Education 
Non-profit organization providing for the welfare of companion animals. Provides low-cost spay/neuter and adoption assistance, and raises funds for shelter improvements. List of events and information on becoming a member.

Irvine Animal Care Shelter 
Online newsletter, pictures of recent events, and a list of upcoming events.

Laguna Beach Animal Shelter 
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.

Living Free 
No-kill sanctuary dedicated to rescuing adult dogs and cats scheduled for euthanasia at local pounds. Photographs of featured animals for adoption, foster needs, and wish list. Riverside County.

Long Beach Animal Shelter 
Listing of some of the animals available for adoption. Lost and found pets and gallery of successful pet placements.

Loving Pet Rescue 
Performs rescue and adoption of dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens in Southern California. Photographs of available pets and contact information.

Marin Humane Society 
Animal shelter located in Novato that provides pet adoption and foster services, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and animal assisted therapy programs. Photographs of adoptable pets.

Marina Animal Shelter 
Photographs of animals awaiting adoption, a form for reporting a lost animal, message board, and links to other local rescues.

Mendocino Coast Humane Society 
Runs a shelter and adoption center. Includes photographs of available animals, wish list, calendar of events, and information about volunteer opportunities.

Mercy Crusade Inc. 
Providing assistance to the needy animals with spay, neutering and medical assistance. Located in Thousand Oaks.

Modjeska Ranch Rescue 
Rescues animals off of death row at local shelters and off the streets. Photographs of cats and dogs up for adoption, photographs of animals who have been adopted, wish list, and information on upcoming events. Based out of Foothill Ranch.

Mono County Animal Control 
Information on services provided, contact information, and list of local veterinarians.

New Beginnings for Animals 
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. South Orange County.

New Leash on Life 
Lists dogs and cats available for adoption in Los Angeles and offers educational seminars to reduce the number of unwanted pets. Includes links concerning training, adoptions, and special events.

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation 
Animal rescue group in San Jose. Current pictures of animals looking for homes, rescue news, newsletter subscription form, frequently asked questions, and dates of pet fairs.

No More Homeless Pets in Sacramento County 
Coalition of shelters and animal control agencies, rescue organizations, veterinarians, and concerned individuals. Includes mission statement, staff profiles, news, event details, and information about volunteering.

Noah's Bark Pet Rescue Organization 
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. Located in Manhattan Beach.

Noah's Friends Animal Sanctuary
A no-kill shelter located east of Reedley at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas. Photographs of adoptable dogs and cats along with online adoption application.

Noah's Wish 
Rescues and shelters animals during disasters. Includes how to help and volunteer opportunities. Based in Placerville.

North County Humane Society 
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.

North County Humane Society 
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.

Oakland SPCA 
Non-profit charitable organization. Includes listing of adoption locations, information about dogs and cats, services, volunteer opportunities, and photographs of available pets for adoption.

Orange County Homeless Pets
Photographs and descriptions of available dogs and cats. Information on the adoption procedure and links to other rescues.

PAL Rescue and Adoption 
Nonprofit organization working to place abandoned and unwanted pets in safe, permanent homes. Includes photographs of available animals and volunteer needs. Located in Gardena.

Palo Alto Animal Services
Non-profit organization that offers pet adoptions, tips for those who have lost a pet, local ordinances, and articles on animal behavior.

Palo Alto Humane Society 
Involved in the care and rescue of homeless animals in the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula. Includes pet care tips, volunteer opportunities, and membership information.

Pasadena Humane Society 
Independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting humane treatment and quality of life for all animals - domestic, exotic, wild, or livestock. Photographs of available animals, upcoming events, and email newsletter.

Peninsula Humane Society 
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.

People for Pets 
Provides care and support to animals brought into the Tracy Animal Shelter. Pictures of available animals, newsletters, and calendar of events.

Pet Adoption Fund 
Non-profit no-kill rescue organization. Photographs and information on available dogs and cats.

Pet Finders 
Pet information hotline and adoption placement service for stray or unwanted pets for Northern California. An alternative to animal control, "the pound", and SPCA.

Pet Orphans Fund
Private, no-kill shelter located in the Greater Los Angeles area. Photographs of available pets, shelter alumni stories, volunteer needs, donation information, wish list, and reasons to spay or neuter a pet.

Petaluma Animal Services
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.

Pets in Need 
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 photographs of adoptable pets. San Francisco.

Pets Lifeline 
Small animal shelter committed to rescuing homeless dogs and cats in the Sonoma Valley, and adopting them into new families. Volunteer opportunities, newsletter, photographs of available pets, and information on their feral cat campaign.

Placer County Domestic Animal Services 
Information on adopting an animal from the shelter, online license application, local ordinances, and a calendar of events.

Ramona Animal Shelter 
Programs include adoptions of dogs and cats, low-cost spay/neuter clinic, and adoptions for seniors. Wish list, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events. San Jacinto.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society 
Seeking to educate the public about proper pet care and to provide adoption services for those seeking orphaned pets. Live Puppy Cam, searchable listings of adoptable pets, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, and foster application.

Redlands Humane Society 
Photographs of available animals, adoption policy, success stories, and volunteer opportunities.

Rescuing Animals in Need 
Includes volunteer opportunities, a calendar of events, adoption information, photographs of dogs and cats available for adoption, and donation information. Located in Sacramento.

Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center 
Believes 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, wish list, volunteer needs, and online donations.

Rohnert Park Animal Shelter 
Photographs of pets in need of homes, information about volunteer opportunities, tips on dealing with a pet's bad habits, and a virtual tour.

Sacramento SPCA 
Provides shelter for homeless, lost or abused pets, offers low-cost spay and neuter services, humane investigations, and public education. Photographs of available pets, volunteer positions, pet care tips, and a variety of ways to help.

San Diego County Animal Control
Shelter locations, policies, pet ownership information, news, profiles of available animals, and frequently asked questions.

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA 
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.

San Francisco SPCA 
Operates over 20 programs and services including an adoption program, spay/neuter clinic, grooming college and doggy daycare center. Photographs of available pets, frequently asked questions, and information about ways to help.

Santa Clara Division of Animal Care and Control 
Photographs of adoptable animals, adoption fee comparison chart, and a list of ways to help the shelter care for homeless pets.

Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society 
Dedicated to the care and placement of homeless animals. Photographs and descriptions of available pets, membership details, and frequently asked questions.

SC Paw 
Animal rescue, foster, and adoption group based in South Central Los Angeles. Looking for loving adoptive and foster homes for many wonderful animals. Photographs of pets up for adoption, foster and sponsorship application forms, and success stories.

Seal Beach Animal Care Center 
All-volunteer non-profit animal shelter finding homes for the dogs, cats, and occasional rabbits, lost within their city limits. Photographs of featured pets for adoption and hours of operation.

Second Chance at Love Humane Society 
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.

Sequoia Humane Society 
Photographs of available animals and lost and found listings.

Siskiyou Humane Society 
Photographs of available animals, calendar of events, and pet care tips. Mt. Shasta.

TANA Foundation 
Lancaster area no-kill shelter caring for homeless cats and dogs. Browse photographs of pets for adoption, scan their wish list, or learn about their activities.

Tehachapi Humane Society 
Information on their many programs including spay/neuter assistance and a Christmas basket program providing pet supplies to low-income families. Wish list, dog licensing information, calendar of events, and volunteer needs.

The Animal Guardian Society 
Providing disability tags, free medical, disaster rescue aid, adoption services , pet parenting education, and counseling. West Hollywood.

The Sanctuary 
Humane education center and home for abandoned and abused animals. Includes stories of residents, volunteer needs, sanctuary gossip from the animals, and information about the care of rabbits, iguanas, rats, and mice. Located near Los Osos.

Town & Country Humane Society of Glenn County 
Takes online donations, tips for people who have lost their pet, information on upcoming events, and a kids corner.

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
Rescues animals at risk of destruction from the East County Animal Shelter.

Tuolumne County Humane Society 
Rescue working with animal control to find homes for cats and dogs. Photo listings of available pets, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to help.

Vallejo Benicia Humane Society
Information on adoption and microchop fees, clinics, and photographs of adoptable pets.

Valley Animal Medical Foundation 
Provides medical treatment and care for abandoned, sick, or injured animals. Calendar of events, newsletters, and donation information.

Valley Humane Society 
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Valley Oak SPCA 
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.

We Care Animal Rescue 
Shelter in St. Helena serves as a refuge for homeless cats and dogs in the Napa Valley. Newsletter and adoption information.

Woods Humane Society 
Volunteer information, wish list, and list of upcoming events for the shelter in San Luis Obispo.

Worcester Animal Rescue League 
Includes newsletter, dog and cat training and health tips, volunteer needs, information on upcoming events, directions to the shelter, and featured pet for adoption.

Your Best Friend 
Directory of pet adoptions, shelters, and animal rescues in the southern part of the state. Photographs of animals in need of homes and tips for finding the right pet.