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Our Featured Santee, CA Partner:

El Cajon Dog and Cat Animal Rescue (EDCAR)

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve the lower part of Southern California. All of our animals that are not owner surrenders are rescued from the Imperial Valley.

About Our Rescue Group:

The El Cajon Dog and Cat Animal Rescue (EDCAR) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. We are an all breed, no kill dog rescue who rescues dogs at risk of being euthanized from shelters. We also rescue many owner surrendered dogs; which are dogs that can no longer remain in their current homes due to financial or personal issues.

El Cajon Dog and Cat Animal Rescue is dedicated to reducing the number of dogs that are euthanized in our shelters each and everyday. We focus on rescuing and rehabilitating them in loving foster homes until they are adopted into their permanent homes. We also focus on educating the public regarding specific breeds, and spaying and neutering.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

We accept donations at adoptions events and in the bin at our Petco location at 2510 Jamacha of: *Linens *Canned and Dry Food. (opened or unopened) *Crates *Newspaper *Cash donations

Come Meet our Pets:

Rain or shine. We do adoptions in front of Petco in Santee at 9745 Mission Gorge rd. Santee CA 92071. Every friday from 11 am to 4 pm and every saturday from 11 am to 5 pm

We update available pets daily so if you see them on Adopt a Pet during the week that pet will be at our weekend adoption event unless otherwise stated in that pets story. We have two websites:

Our Adoption Process:

Approval of adoptions are based on interview, fee and contract process. All interviews paper work and consulting are done at our adoption location.If you are approved for the pet you are interested in they can go with you same day(unless home check is required). Expert training advice included in every adoption.

Renters please bring your lease with you with landlord pet approval. Home owners please bring proof of home ownership( Deed,mortgage payment coupon,tax ass ect. All members of the household must be present at the time of adoption.

We will always be available to help you with your new pet for as long as they live. We always take back animals that do not work out.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.