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Our Featured Santa Ana, CA Partner:

Pathways To Hope-Cell Dogs Program

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.

PO Box 23148
Santa Ana, CA 92711
(714) 474-4823

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Orange County, Riverside County, LA County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County

About Our Rescue Group:

We rescue dogs from local shelters and enroll them in a 10 week training program in one of our Cell Dogs Programs at local juvenile halls, jails and correctional institutions. Upon graduating from the program, the dogs are lovingly adopted into their “fur-ever” homes. In addition to saving the lives of wonderful shelter dogs, our program helps rehabilitate incarcerated youth and adults as they learn key life skills, i.e. patience, and responsibility, which helps them become better individuals when they return to the community.
At our adult program located at the California Institution for Women, inmates are training dogs to assist Autistic children.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Since the dogs are being trained and live with wards/inmates at a correctional facility, special arrangements must be made in order to meet the dogs. Please contact Donna Shawver @ 951-255-0302 if you are interested in meeting/adopting one of our dogs.

Our Adoption Process:

Standard Fee: $500.00, Adoption application & Contract is required. All of our dogs receive basic obedience training, are house & crate trained, up to date on all vaccinations, are Microchipped and are spay/neutered. Because our dogs spend a minimum of 10 weeks in training we will be able to tell you about the dogs temperament and behavior. We use "force free" training methods which teach the dog with love using positive reinforcement.

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 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.