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Our Featured San Francisco, CA Partner:

DogZone Rescue

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.

San Francisco, CA 94116

http://dogzonerescue.org

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We work serve mostly Northern California. Although do have some out of state adoptions if the adopter will come to CA to get their new family member.

About Our Rescue Group:

DogZone Rescue is a group of individuals who are dedicated to ending the pet overpopulation and senseless killing of adoptable dogs. Our foster dogs come from shelters throughout California; we also take in strays off the streets and owner surrenders. We work closely with private Foster homes that are critical to continue our mission to save these precious animals.

We are all unpaid volunteers, and 100% of the adoption fees and donations go towards caring for our rescued dogs. It is our mission to rescue and provide safe haven to as many abused, abandoned and unwanted dogs as we have room for. These dogs would otherwise die in kill shelters or on the streets or meet any number of horrible ends that befall the unwanted. We don't discriminate; we save dogs, regardless of its age or condition.

Prior to every adoption, all of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, current on all vaccines, rabies, dewormed and microchipped. We rescue, nurture and place Senior Dogs & Special Needs Dogs, along with the young and healthy. Here you will find a variety of breeds and ages.
We are also always looking for dedicated volunteers that would like to help. In addition to foster homes we always can use help with transports in your area and home visits. If you are able to dedicate a few hours each week, we would be happy to have you join our team.

Complete Vetting is provided to our foster dogs including Microchip, up to date on Vaccines, Wellness exam, Spay or Neuter. We have a network of knowledgeable people who have been in rescue for many years who can guide you as you help save a life. While in foster care we learn their personalities and temperaments as well as work with them on crate training, house training and basic house manners. Then we help our adopters while the dog settles in.

Come Meet our Pets:

We do not have an adoption center, we occasionally are able to take some dogs to events which we will post here. All our dogs are kept in private foster homes and are seen by appointment only. Thank you so much for wanting to adopt.
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Our Adoption Process:

The first step to adopting is to complete the Adoption Application and submit it to the Dog Zone Rescue. You will be contacted right away by a representative of the rescue once we receive it. Our application process includes adopter, Veterinarian if you already have a pet, personal interviews and a Home Inspection to ensure the environment is safe for the dog. It usually takes no more than 2 -3 weeks from the time we receive the application for your dog to come home to you. Our policy is to find the Best home for each dog, were it will thrive in the environment of its new forever home. Although we work the applications on a first come, first served policy, it doesn't necessarily mean that the first application is the perfect fit. If the dog you applied for is not a good match for your home, we will make sure to work closely with you and your family to find which one of our precious dogs will be a great fit for your lifestyle. You can be assured that we do not misrepresent our dogs...we are absolutely honest when we tell you about our dogs.

We do adopt out of state but there will be an additional charge for a health certificate if needed and for anything else you need to get your new family member home. If you choose to fly the dog home you will be responsible for the cost of the flight, the health certificate. We will only consider out of state adoptions if the adopter comes to California and returns with the dog, if flying in the passenger area of the plane, we will not ship cargo.We will also adopt out of state if the adopter drives both ways.

Our adoption fee varies depending upon the dog's breed and age. The range is $100 - $250. We do offer training support with all our adoptions; just contact us if you need help. The dogs are nurtured in foster homes and given basic training, and treated for any injuries or illnesses that we are aware of.
Senior-to senior program: Dogs 9 years and older and humans 65+ are eligible for reduced adoption fees.

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.