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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 3484
san diego, CA 92163
(619) 756-6376

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Thank you for considering a rescued pup.

We are Lucky Pup Dog of San Diego-- a small group of crazy dog lovers!! We are an all volunteer non profit 501c3 dog rescue.
Our dogs are rescued from high kill shelters in the Southern California area. The high kill shelters are killing at a rate of 80%+ right now. Our dogs come from San Bernardino City and County shelter, where the need is so great.
Thank you for considering a homeless shelter pet as your new best friend.
Our headquarters are in San Diego, California. We provide a safe, happy home for dogs rescued from high kill shelters until they can be adopted. We offer transportation from the shelter, fosters, health care, and multiple adoption opportunities for our find their forever homes ! We are an all volunteer, 501c3 non profit dog rescue.

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a small group of volunteers who love animals. We are dedicated to finding forever homes for homeless dogs in the high kill shelters of Southern California . Of course, we do this work because we love dogs and are overwhelmed at the numbers of dogs that are killed each and every day who just need a little more time to find a home. We find homes via adoption events, social networking, Adopt A Pet and local media.

We are ALWAYS LOOKING for reliable, responsible, serious FOSTER homes in the San Diego area, we ask for a 3 -4 month commitment.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Our dogs are located in foster homes around the San Diego area.
We hold adoption events, dates/times are on our website .
We are also happy to set a meet and greet for you--however, we MUST have a completed application before we set a time to meet privately.

Applications are available on our website: You can also email to check for more information about the pup you are interested in.
Once your application is completed on line, we will get back to you within 48 hours. Our Contact info:
PHONE NUMBER IS 619 756 6376.
FAX # is 619 795 9936

Thank you for considering a homeless shelter dog as your next BEST FRIEND !
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Our Adoption Process:

We are THRILLED you are considering a rescue dog for your next adoption. At Lucky Pup, we take our adoptions very seriously and want to make a great fit for each placement. As one can guess, not every dog is perfect in every home. We try to let you know as much as we can about the dog before an adoption takes place. We personally screen and live with each dog before their adoptions. We do ask for a completed application prior to meeting our pups privately. This can be done on our website at You may just have a quick question about a dog, you can email too!

We also hold adoption events monthly. (Fido & Co on the THIRD SUNDAY of each month 1228 University Ave/Hillcrest SAN DIEGO) 11-2pm.

Most of our pups are in foster homes, so it may take a day or two to arrange a meeting if you aren't able to attend an adoption event.

Our adoption process includes an adoption application, you can fill out on line at

We'd like your vet's information, a couple of references, a home check, and an adoption donation to cover our pups spay/neuter/shots, flea meds/ worming/ microchip costs. Our minimum donation is $200 to our rescue. ($250 for puppies) Your donations support our work and gives us the opportunity to continue to rescue the next dog. Our pups have been spayed/neutered, shots, fleas, wormed, microchipped in most cases and vet check up.

Since dogs are pack animals, and love company, we generally don't adopt dogs into homes where they are left all alone for long hours at at time on a regular basis. With pet walkers, doggie daycare, roommates, other pups we are happy to work around most situations.

We've found that a lonely, sad, bored dog waiting hours on end for your return... can end up having behavior issues: barking , damage to your beloved possessions :( We want our adoptions to be forever, and with best opportunity for success! We would like to see our pups in homes with another dog, and/or a dog walker/doggie daycare if they must be left alone for extended periods of time.

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.