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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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 South San Diego County and Northern Baja
Menefee's Mutts is a multinational group of three women who couldn't stand to see the growing number of abandoned dogs ending up homeless. Whatever their circumstances, we receive these babies from many places, some in deplorable condition, sick, dirty, terrified: Some are adult dogs surrendered for various reasons; others are puppies, brutally separated from mom's tender care; still others are street dogs who have seen much more of life than any living organism should ever have to face. We treat their wounds and other physical problems and we try our best to heal the emotional ones. They are socialized, allowed to interact with people and other dogs (not cats or children, however). But while we successfully socialize most, there are just too many to completely house or leash train. We often crate, or separate them for their own safety. They learn to sleep in the house, to get along with each other, and are generally civilized by the time we find their forever homes. The final result of our efforts is a doggy version of gratitude because they know we love them. They really do seem to appreciate the small attentions and good food they receive while they are being rehabilitated.
Come Meet our Pets:
Menefee's Mutts can be available to meet and greet potential family members at Unleashed at Petco in the Chula Vista Terranova Shopping Center, 304 E. H Street, just off the 805 Freeways. We take a variety of dogs most Sundays, 10-6, but if you want to meet a specific dog, please contact Sami in advance.
Our Adoption Process:
We ask a $225 adoption fee for our rescues. This fee includes two or more puppy vaccinations and two dewormings. We do not give Bordatella vaccines, but do, if the dog is old enough, we give a anti-rabies vaccinations. We do not do home checks or require a lengthy application process, just a one-page contract that includes pertinent info about the doggy. We do expect our potential parents to be responsible pet owners and provide their new addition with a safe, dry place to sleep, whether inside or outside, to exercise them and spend quality time with them each day. The contract states our return policy. We provide full disclosure for our dogs (such as if any have had problems that might affect them later in life) - IF we are aware of such problems. We have arranged with adopters to do trial adoptions, to give them plenty of time to interact within the family setting and with other furry members of the family. It's a joy to watch potential parents interact with our babies. We watch their faces and the licks and nuzzles they give back usually tells us all we need to know.