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Support Adoption and Rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

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Our Featured San Diego, CA Partner:

Animal Advocates of the US - San Diego Chapter

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.

San Diego, CA 92105

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

All of Southern California. San Diego. Orange County. Irvine. Los Angeles. Riverside. Pasadena. Ventura County. Santa Monica. Long Beach.

About Our Rescue Group:

We help homeless dogs and cats in the poorest neighborhoods . Our volunteers provide food, water, medical care, adoptions, spay-neuter and pet education. We are there for homeless dogs and cats because they have no one else. We are an all volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Please visit our Donations page to make a safe and secure donation online

Come Meet our Pets:

Animal Advocates of the U.S. is a Rescue Group, we do not have a Shelter. All our adoptable animals are in foster care, we show them to approved potential homes. If you see a dog/cat you are interested in, please fill out our online application, if approved, we can schedule a meeting. Please do not use our Webpage Contact form to request a meeting with a dog/cat. Instead, please fill out the application form so that we can determine whether the animal you are interested in will be a good fit for your family.

ANIMAL ADVOCATES OF THE UNITED STATES has many delightful dogs and cats available for adoption. Please visit our Adoptions page to view them all. We want to help you make a good decision, our volunteers welcome your emails and telephone calls.

To adopt, please complete the adoption application here


Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat for your next pet.
Adopt Responsibly. Thank you for supporting rescue!

Our Adoption Process:

The adoption fees for dogs ($250) and cats ($119) provides the following services and benefits to new pet owners.


All vaccines up to date (puppies with at least 2 sets of DHLPP)
Rabies (if over 4 months)
Deworming (puppies 2 sets)
Flea medication up to date (Revolution, Frontline or Advantage)
Michochip registration to new owner paid for
Temporary leash
7 day medical insurance (with up to $250 coverage)
Dental and professional grooming if needed


FRCP vaccines up to date
Flea medication up to date
7 Day medical insurance at the VCA closer to you
Microchip and microchip registration included for an additional $29 (Optional)

Adoption fee is non-refundable, but we will work hard and won't stop until you are happy with your adoption.

We require an adoption agreement.

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.