San Diego Shelters and Rescue Groups

 
San Diego County Shelters

Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton Marine Base
Bldg. 25132
Camp Pendleton, 92056
760.725.8120
9:30am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri
Closed weekends and holidays


City of Coronado
Animal Control Facility

1015 Sixth Ave.
Coronado, Ca. 92118-1897
619.522.7371


City of El Cajon
1275 North Marshall Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020

619.448.7383 or 619.441.1580
*Twobitranch2@cs.com



Chula Vista
Animal Care Facility

130 Beyer Way
Chula Vista, CA 91911

619.691.5123
Linda Septon:
*Lsepton@ci.chula-vista.ca.us
or Isabel Meza
*IMeza@ci.chula-vista.ca.us

10:00am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri
10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday
Closed on Sunday



County Animal Shelter, Carlsbad
2481 Palomar Airport Road
Carlsbad, CA 92011-1531

760.438.2312 or 760.746.7307
*DACInfo@co.san-diego.ca.us
9:30am-5:30pm, Tues-Sat
Closed Sun., Mon.& holidays



County Animal Shelter, Bonita
5821 Sweetwater Road
Bonita, CA 91902-2219

619.263.7741
*DACInfo@co.san-diego.ca.us
9:30am-5:30pm, Tues-Sat
Closed Sun., Mon.& holidays



Double S. Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Shelter specializing in rescue and permanent sanctuary for all types of animals, including horses.

619-669-1025
info@double-s-animal-rescue.org



Escondido
Humane Society

3450 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027

760-888-BARK (2275)
9:00am - 5:00pm
7 days a week

Friends of Cats
Shelter specializing in rescue/rehabilitation of cats and kittens.
15587 Olde Hwy 80
El Cajon, CA 92021

619.561.0361
*friendsofcats2003@yahoo.com

10:00am-4:00pm, Tues-Sun


Helen Woodward
Animal Center

6461 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858.756.4117
*ritat@animalcenter.org
11:00am-6:00pm, 7 days a week



Imperial Valley
Humane Society

1575 Pico Ave
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-1911


Kroc-Copley Animal Shelter
5480 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110-2887

619.236.4250
*DACInfo@co.san-diego.ca.us
9:30am-5:30pm, Tues-Sat
Closed Sun., Mon. & holidays



National Cat
Protection Society

9031 Birch Street
Spring Valley 91977
619.469.8771
*natcatspringvalley
@earthlink.net

12:00pm-5:00pm, Tues-Sat



North County Humane
Society and SPCA

2905 San Luis Rey Road
Oceanside, CA 92054

760.757.4357 ext.1218
*nchsinfo@nchumane.org
10:00am-5:00pm 7 days a week,
shelter closes at 2pm every
3rd Wed. of the month.



Rancho Coastal
Humane Society

389 Requeza Street
Encinitas, CA 92024

760-753-6413
*info@rchumanesociety.org
11am-5pm, Tues-Sun
11:30am to 5pm, Mondays



San Diego Humane
Society and S.P.C.A.

5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110

619.299.7012
*customerservice@sdhumane.org
11:00am-6:00pm, Mon-Fri
11:00am-5:00pm, Sat. & Sun.

   
 
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Purebred Rescue Groups

Looking for a purebred dog or cat? You can save a life and save money at the same time by adopting a purebred pet through a rescue group. Below is a list of many San Diego based purebred rescue groups. Also, check out this wonderful search tool through 1-800-Save-A-Pet by clicking here. It allows you to search for specific breeds of pets available for adoption in Southern CA and beyond - and will even contact you when more pets matching your search are posted to their site!

Basset Hound Rescue
& Adoption, Inc.

Jerri Caswell
San Diego Coordinator
619.286.8638 | San Diego, CA

Bearded Collie Rescue
Bearded Collie Club of America

619.449.0332

Fuzzy Dog and Cat Rescue
Sheila Choi
714.20.3883
*sheila_choi@fuzzyrescue.org

Greyhound Connection
619.286.4739 | Carlsbad, CA
*greys@GreyhoundConnection.org

Irish Setter Rescue
Irish Setter Club of San Diego
619.262.2885

Italian Greyhound Rescue
858.213.7121
*megandsells@yahoo.com

Labradors and Friends
619.990.7455 | San Diego, CA
*labradorsandfriends@yahoo.com

Labrador Rescuers
858.538.9638 | La Mesa, CA
*doginfo@labrescuers.org

LhasaApso National Breed Rescue
Mary Schroeder
National Coordinator
303.973.3600 | 800-699-3115
808-699-3115
Littleton CO

Newfoundland Club of
America Rescue Network

NC of San Diego
Sharon Gilbert 
760.747.3351|
San Marcos, CA
*newfsforme@aol.com

Operation Greyhound
www.operationgrehound.com
619.588-6611| El Cajon, CA
*operationgreyhound@cox.net

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Southern California
San Diego Rescue Coordinator
Gwen Platt 
760.480.8348 | Escondido, CA
*Rojanway@aol.com

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Rescue
National Club
Debbie Perrott
  

Pit Bull Rescue of San Diego
Kate John
admin@pitbullrescuesandiego.com

Poodle Rescue
858.576.2273

Retrievers and Friends
(Golden Retrievers, Labs, etc.)

San Diego Bulldog Rescue
619.501.0219
*info@sdbr.org

San Diego Poodle Rescue
951.928.4012
*jlgreeno@worldnet.att.net

San Diego Spaniel Rescue
Peggy Mundell
619.922.0545
*SDDogRescue@cox.net

2nd Chance Dachshund Rescue
Cathleen Stamm
619.922.0545
*info@2ndChanceDoxie.com

Siberian Huskie, Malamute
& Other Northern Breed Rescue

Siberian Husky Rescue/
Referral of California 
*sandiegohuskies@aol.com

Southland
Sheltie Rescue

Sar Johnson, Coordinator
619.347.0379
*saraijohnson@mac.com

Southern California Bulldog Rescue
714.612.0265
*contact@socalbulldogrescue.org

Terrier Rescue
Welsh, Airdales, Norwich, & White

San Marcos Kennels
760.744.5171 | San Marcos CA

Terrier Rescue (Boston)
760.634-3262 | 951.600.8655
Temecula, CA
*info@bostonbrigade.com

Vizslas / Keeshonds
Rescue Pet Adoption Fund

818.996.4049

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Mixed Breed Rescue Groups
Just looking for a great dog or cat, and not concerned about breeds? Support the local mixed-breed rescues that work hard to get as many dogs, cats and rabbits out of the harsh shelter environment and into loving foster homes.

Cat AdopTion Service
Many cats and kittens for adoption.
760.550.CATS | Ramona, CA

*help@catadoptionservice.org

FOCAS
Large San Diego rescue group - many dogs & cats for adoption.
619.685.3536

*focas@focas-sandiego.org

Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals
Small rescue group, mostly dogs under 20 lbs
Penny Adams
619.466.0426 | Spring Valley, CA
 

Help4Pets
Small rescue group, mostly larger dogs.
San Diego, CA
*adopt@help4pets.org
 

House Rabbit Society
A non-profit organization that rescues abandoned rabbits
619-718-7777 | San Diego, CA
*hrs@sandiegorabbits.org
 

It's the Pits
Specializing in the bully breeds
Stephanie Rice
619.985.4026

PAWS of Coronado
A small rescue group with many dogs and cats for adoption.
619.435.8247 | Coronado, CA
*PawsofCoronado@aol.com

Shelter Pet Partners
Mary Gagliardo
619.390.9028 | El Cajon, CA
*sppsaves@cox.net

The Rescue House
Many cats and kittens for adoption.
760.591.1211 | Encinitas, CA
*mail@rescuehouse.org

San Diego Animal Rescue
Small rescue group, dogs and cats.
Lakeside, CA

*sandianimalrescue@yahoo.com

Save the Orphaned Pets
Small rescue group, dogs and cats.
619.422.7240 | Chula Vista, CA

Wee Companions
San Diego's only small animal rescue - rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters.
619.934.6007
*weecompanions@aol.com