A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.
The mission of the San Diego Department of Animal Services is to protect the health, safety and welfare of both people and animals. Their vision is to become an animal services organization known for its transparency, and effectively promoting the humane and responsible care of companion animals, reducing the euthanasia of sheltered animals, and responding to the needs of the community. Their website features a wealth of information for pet owners, including a lost and found section, a listing of adoptable animals and resources to help keep your animals safe, healthy and happy.
The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike. Their programs include sheltering and adopting animals, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, rescuing animals in emergency situations, providing positive reinforcement behavior training through public training classes, providing adult and youth education program, sharing animals through pet-assisted therapy and more. Learn more by visiting the website.
For over 40 years, Helen Woodward Animal Center has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people. They are located in Rancho Santa Fe on 12 acres of land, where they provide a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a no-kill facility. The website features information about upcoming events, a list of animals that are available for adoption, and details on how you can help support this worthy cause.
San Diego House Rabbit Society provides community education about responsible rabbit care, spay/neuter, and adoption. The HRS believes that ALL rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans. The welfare of all rabbits is their primary consideration. The HRS website contains a number of helpful resources for rabbit care as well as a list of rabbits that are looking for their furever homes.
In response to the growing problem of feral cats in the area, the Feral Cat Coalition was established. They are an organization that traps and spays/neuters feral cats, then returns them to their caretakers. This service is provided to the community at no cost by licensed veterinarians and volunteers with one goal in mind: reducing the enormous number of homeless, unwanted cats. Learn more about the FCC, view their online photo gallery, access information about feral cats and learn how you can help by visiting the website.
It’s The Pits is a canine rescue that coordinates the fostering and adoption of dogs that haven’t yet found their permanent home. They specialize in American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and American Pit Bull Terriers, but will do their best to help all breeds. It’s the Pits rescues dogs from various shelters, evaluates them, ensures they are healthy, and then matches them with the appropriate family. If you are looking for a special dog or can help by serving as a foster parent, please visit the It’s the Pits website or contact them.
Mission Weimaraner Rescue is a non-profit organization that has one important goal: to help every Weimaraner in need in Southern California. Another “mission” of theirs is to take in as many intact female Weimaraners as possible so that they can have them spayed and place them in loving forever homes. They also help Weims whose families can no longer keep their dogs, for whatever reason. It is Mission Weimaraner Rescue’s goal that every Weimaraner has a safe, warm place to lay their head at night. Visit the website to learn how you can help and to view available Weims for adoption.
Labrador Rescuers was established to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome stray, abandoned, or unwanted Labrador Retrievers into loving and caring homes so that they could be loved forever in their new homes. They especially like to help labs who have come into sad circumstances, and to provide those dogs with medical care above and beyond the standard. If you are interested in adopting an available lab, please check the Labrador Rescuers website. They also have a variety of helpful information and links on their page as well.
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