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Cause 4 Paws Rescue

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:

All of California.

About Our Rescue Group:

Cause 4 Paws Rescue is a nonprofit animal rescue organization. We help unwanted and homeless animals find loving homes so that they can have a second chance at life. Our organization is not a facility, and therefore we strive to get all of our animals into a foster home where they can be with loving families while they wait for their forever home.

We primarily work with the homeless and their pets, domestic survivors and their pets, and people who can no longer keep their pet due to extreme financial hardship or terminal illness.
We also work extensively with feral cat colonies and provide TNR.

We try to help keep pets out of the shelter and in loving homes, but only when foster homes are available.

We rescue many dogs from their last day's at our local Southern California shelter's and off the streets.

Our primary mission is to keep pet companions OUT of the shelter.

Through our partnership with Animal Shelter Count via Maddie's Fund here is our numbers for 2016.

Maddie’s Fund™, the Pet Rescue Foundation, is a family foundation funded by PeopleSoft Founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, to help create a no-kill nation. Maddie’s Fund™ mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. You can read about the work that Maddie’s Fund™ does at its website

2016 #'s

Animals Rescued 313

Incoming Dogs: 103

Incoming Cats: 210

Total: Rescued that found their forever homes: 108

Dogs Returned to Owner: 25

Dogs Euthanized Due to Medically Necessary Reasons: 0

Cats TNR: 180

Cats Euthanized: 0

Live Release Rate 267/313= 99.86% live release rate

(*live release rate is calculated by the total number of animals that left our organization alive divided by the number of total incoming animals)

Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

All donations can be made via PayPal to: All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity!

Come Meet our Pets:

Come visit your our available cuties looking for their forever homes by emailing to make an appointment for a meet & greet.

We have a lot of wonderful doggies waiting for their furever home! Help us spread the word! We are overflowing with lots of cuties needing homes!

Step 1:
Fill out an online application at:

Step 2:
Once we review your application we will respond as quickly as possible to set up an appointment for a meet and greet. *Please see above special notes*.

Every other Saturday a private "meet & greet" will be scheduled so that you can meet your new family member in a calm, fenced in area or agreed upon location so that you can get a better idea of what dog is the best fit for you and your family!

To schedule your meeting please email us at to make an appointment. An appointment must be made for meet and greets.

Most "meet & greets"will vary and be according to both parties locations. We try to accommodate you as best as possible while keeping the rescued fur kids in a safe environment.

We look forward to meeting you and hope to make a match for your family with one of rescued fur kids!

Thank you so much for choosing to adopt!

ADOPT don't shop!

Please be patient with us responding to your emails. We solely operate on an all volunteer basis it may take several days to respond back.

Our Adoption Process:

Due to the difficult beginnings with which our animals have been faced, it is our goal to find them a happy ending; we want them to have the loving home they so deserve. In order to provide this for these animals, our adoption process consists of several easy but thorough steps.

If you're interested in one of our dogs, we'll ask that you fill out a adoption application and talk with an adoption counselor. If we determine that you and the dog you are interested in adopting could be a good match we'll do a home visit. If all goes well at the home visit we will proceed with the adoption.

Our goal is to find the best match possible for our rescued animals so that the pet and the adopters are happy and the dog will remain in his/her new home forever.

A $200 tax-deductible donation is required for all dog adoptions. A $50 tax-deductible donation is required for all cat adoptions. The dog or cat you adopt will have already been spayed/neutered, will have already received all his/her vaccinations and will also have a microchip!

Adoption applications & contracts can be downloaded from our website at:

Please fill out your application, scan & email to:

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.