My name is Penelope!

Miniature Pinscher Mix Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Penelope
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Rocket Dog Rescue

Facts about Penelope

  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Penelope is truly a long legged beauty.
She and several of her siblings were part of a hoarding case that we helped rescue last year.
(Although they were adequately cared for, there were just too many dogs!)
Penelope is about 2-3 yrs old, an Italian greyhound -terrier mix. She is a bit shy at first with people but she loves to play with her canine friends! She has gained weight since being in foster care and now tips the scales at 14 lbs!
If you would like to meet Penelope Joe, email and a volunteer will contact you!

About Rocket Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We rescue not for politics, fortune, or fame, my friend… but for the kiss of a dog.

Rocket Dog Rescue, the name says it all. We are an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals from euthanasia in overcrowded Bay Area shelters. We literally give them a second chance at life. And everybody deserves a second chance.

Rocket Dog Rescue places non-aggressive dogs into temporary foster homes where they are socialized, spay/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical or behavioral conditions which would otherwise limit their adoptability. We then actively seek out permanent quality homes for these deserving animals through our volunteer network, online adoption page, weekend adoption fairs, and neighborhood poster campaigns.

Founded in 2001 by Bay Area animal activist Pali Boucher, Rocket Dog Rescue is a 501-C3 nonprofit corporation supported completely by donations. Our all-volunteer, home-based organization guarantees that your donations are completely focused on saving dogs.

Rocket Dog Rescue’s ultimate goal is to help create a world where all companion animals have loving and permanent homes. A world where no good-natured companion animal, no matter what their age, are killed in shelters because they are considered surplus or unadoptable.
Whether you are visiting our site in hopes of adopting, volunteering or donating – welcome and thank you for your support!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Mobile Adoption Events
Every Sunday
Pet Food Express @ Stonestown
3160 20th Avenue
San Francisco, 1-5 pm
On The Peninsula in Belmont the Second Saturday of every month at Pet Food Express 990 El Camino Real Belmont

Rocket Dog Rescue’s mobile adoption events are your chance to come meet Rocket Dogs currently for adoption. We’re out and about to help educate people about dog rescue and help match great people with wonderful companion animals.

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a rescued animal is a lifetime commitment!
Adopters must complete an adoption application (, have a personal interview and possible home visit prior to adopting a Rocket Dog.
There is a non-refundable $280.00 adoption fee which helps us defer the cost of spay/neutering, vaccinations and microchipping.