Copper’s Dream Animal Rescue

159 Bonita Ave, Redwood City 94061
Copper’s Dream Dog Rescue, named in honor of a cherished reddish-brown Cocker Spaniel reminiscent of Disney’s “Copper and Tod – the Fox and the Hound,” embarks on a noble mission to pave a compassionate path towards a future where every dog is granted a life full of love, happiness, and adventure. Established by co-founder Jennifer Wang, the rescue embodies the spirit of Copper, whose zest for life and indefatigable curiosity was a beacon of joy and an emblem of the unbreakable bond shared between dogs and humans.

East Bay SCPA

8323 Baldwin St, Oakland 94621
Since its inception in 1874, the East Bay SPCA has stood as a beacon of hope for injured, lost, and abandoned animals across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, with dedicated facilities in Dublin and Oakland. With a heart rooted in the well-being of cats and dogs within the communities it serves, East Bay SPCA earnestly endeavors to eradicate animal cruelty, neglect, and overpopulation.

East Bay SPCA Oakland Adoption Center

8323 Baldwin St., Oakland 94621
At its core, East Bay SPCA believes in the lifelong responsibility of pet care, ensuring animals receive necessary sustenance, healthcare, and emotional support.

The center stands as a supportive pillar for pet owners, offering resources like behavioral helplines, financial aid for veterinary services, and emergency boarding. Championing positive reinforcement training, the East Bay SPCA rejects harmful dominance-based methods, promoting more humane approaches. Advocating for early-age spaying/neutering in alignment with California's laws, the center also supports community cat welfare and advises on responsible pet acquisition, emphasizing adoption from reputable sources.

Recognizing the educational potential of pets, East Bay SPCA offers guidance for classroom animal care and diverse educational programs. The center advises against the training of dogs for aggressive behaviors and supports the appropriate care of outdoor-living dogs, in line with ethical practices.

Friends of The Alameda Animal Shelter

1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda 94501
Friends of The Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) stands as a beacon of hope and care for lost and abandoned companion animals in Alameda, California. Since 2012, through a significant public-private partnership, FAAS has been at the helm of the City of Alameda Animal Shelter, managing its open-intake facility. This dedicated organization not only reunites lost pets with their owners but also ensures that homeless animals find loving new families.

FAAS's commitment to animal welfare is exemplified by its impressive track record: annually, it successfully saves an average of 97% of nearly 1,000 animals that enter the shelter. This achievement reflects the shelter's innovative programs, strong community partnerships, and the unwavering support of its passionate volunteers and donors.

Grateful Dogs Rescue

PO Box 411013, San Francisco 94141
Grateful Dogs Rescue (GDR) proudly stands as the oldest all-breed rescue group in San Francisco, carrying a noble mission since 1990 of saving local dogs at risk of euthanasia, primarily from San Francisco Animal Care and Control. Founded by the compassionate Michelle Parris, a former volunteer at SF Animal Care & Control, this volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has been a haven for shelter dogs not made available for adoption.


255 Alabama St, San Francisco 94103
Muttville is a pioneering rescue organization focused on changing perceptions about older dogs and providing them with a chance for a loving future. Founded by Sherri Franklin, Muttville rescues and rehomes senior dogs, operating with innovative facilities like a cage-free environment and an on-site veterinary suite. Recognized for its impactful work, Muttville showcases its dedication to senior dogs' well-being and the joy they bring to loving homes.

Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs and Cats Rescue

1271 Washington Ave., #907, San Leandro 94577
Nobody's Perfekt Dogs is a beacon of hope for 'imperfect' dogs facing dire circumstances in shelters. This rescue organization is dedicated to saving senior dogs, those with special needs, and traumatized canines by providing them with a second chance in loving forever homes. Their approach goes beyond mere adoption; it's about saving lives and creating a community that values and protects the most vulnerable dogs. When you adopt from Nobody's Perfekt Dogs, you're not just gaining a pet; you're participating in a lifesaving mission.

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo 94401
The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) stands as a testament to compassion and dedication in animal welfare. As a local, private non-profit organization, PHS/SPCA has etched its mark not just in the community but also in the hearts of numerous animals and their human companions.

At the core of PHS/SPCA's mission is a commitment to provide a sanctuary for animals in need. The organization prides itself on a remarkable achievement: ensuring 100% adoption of all healthy, adoptable dogs and cats that come into their care. This milestone is a reflection of their unwavering dedication to every animal that crosses their threshold.

Beyond adoption, PHS/SPCA’s Hope Program plays a crucial role in nurturing animals back to health. This charitably funded initiative extends a lifeline to thousands of pets that arrive sick, injured, or too young to fend for themselves. Through this program, countless lives are not only saved but are also given a chance for a loving home.

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo 94401
Discover the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA), a beacon of hope in animal welfare. This private, non-profit organization in the Bay Area is dedicated to 100% adoption of healthy pets and the rescue of injured or vulnerable animals through its Hope Program. PHS/SPCA is expanding its compassionate reach with a new sanctuary in La Honda for animals needing special care. Funded entirely by charitable donations, this sanctuary represents their commitment to providing a safe haven for animals.

Pets in Need – Palo Alto Branch

3281 E Bayshore Road, Palo Alto 94303
Join the compassionate mission at Palo Alto Animal Services' Palo Alto branch, operated by Pets in Need. Located in the heart of Palo Alto, this branch offers a wide range of adoptable pets, with a unique Foster-to-Adopt option to ensure the perfect match. Embrace their vision of a community where animals and humans coexist in harmony, supported by our commitment to positive, force-free training and animal welfare.