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Our Featured San Diego, CA Partner:

Baja Dog Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog 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:

San Diego County, Orange County & Los Angeles County.

About Our Rescue Group:

Our Goal and Mission
Baja Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. We rescue & rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and neglected dogs and find them loving happy homes. We literally give them a second chance at life, and everybody deserves a second chance.

Our Website

Our Adoption Application Page

Questions??? Check our FAQs Page

See all the Available dogs for Adoption on our Facebook Page

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Come Meet our Pets:

We are always at local Petco's in the San Diego County area every weekend doing adoption events.

Check out our Adoption Events Schedule.

Our Adoption Process:

Step 1
Fill out an application at our website. You can choose our ONLINE application or DOWNLOADABLE application.

Step 2
Submit your adoption application to us. It may take 24-72 hours before your application is processed and you receive a response back.

Step 3
If your application is approved, we will email you to schedule a "Meet & Greet". Please make sure you take any family members and other dogs to see how the initial introduction goes. That makes the entry into the new home easier for the dog and for you. You will be given a time and day, usually Saturday to meet your prospective pet. You will be given a one hour appointment window where you can come to meet them. When you get an appointment time and day the dog is locked in for you to see only and will not be released to any one else.

Step 4
Meet your prospective new pet. Spend time time with them and see how it goes.

Step 5
Contract & Payment. You must sign an adoption contract and provide payment. If your "Meet & Greet" goes well, you will complete an adoption contract at the appointment and can take the dog home then. We ask for a suggested adoption donation to help us cover spay/neutering, shots, medical treatment, food, and supplies. These suggested adoption donation amounts only partially cover the cost of expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Then you and your new best friend live happily ever after. It's as simple as that!

Step 6
Take your new best friend home!

What if the adoption doesn't work out?
We have a lifetime return policy on our dogs as we don't want to see them turned back into a shelter. The application process helps prevent such an issue, so it's very important that you are honest when answering the questions. Not all dogs are compatible in all situations, so it is imperative that you are forthright in the application process to find the right match. However, be sure you are ready to make a full commitment to adopting a dog, whether a puppy or an adult.

It can take a good 72 hrs for a dog to really adjust to his/her new environment. A lot really depends on the dog's past so the prospect of adopting should be well-thought-out & the commitment should be taken seriously.

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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.