Heart of Gold's Shelter

A 9400 Blossom Valley Road, El Cajon, CA 92021 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Heart of Gold's Shelter

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Senior
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Male, Senior
Poodle (Miniature)


Female, Adult
Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier

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1 - 3 of 3 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Heart of Gold's Shelter Serves

San Diego County Animal Shelters and unincorporated dog rescues of San Diego

Heart of Gold's Shelter's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Available by request.

2. Approve Application

After checking references and clearing all other questions that may occur when reviewing an application.

3. Meet the Pet

Scheduled viewing appointment.

4. Home Check

(Currently unavailable. A Zoom based home check will be available in the near future. Stay tuned!)

5. Sign Adoption Contract

6. Pay Fee

7. Take the Pet Home


We are not only looking for the best fit for the prospective adopter, but our rescues as well!

About Heart of Gold's Shelter

We are a no-kill rescue dedicated to providing housing & individualized care to dogs of all breeds and cater to their respective temperaments.
Please note that we do not accept dogs from the public as we pull dogs from larger shelter partners.

Come Meet Heart of Gold's Shelter's Pets

Regarding COVID-19: Adoption questionnaires (applications) and adoption process inquiries are available for our past adopters, until further notice (continue reading for exceptions).
As of 10/6/20, we are adding a few exceptions to this rule:
-Inquiries from the general public are being accepted for senior dogs and dogs that require an experienced adopter
-These dogs include Gumby and Tank
-Applications from the general public are available by request, for the dogs listed above, and must be completed and approved prior to scheduling a viewing appointment

For the everyone's safety, all other viewing appointments and adoptions for the general public that are not listed above will NOT be conducted until further notice.
We will continue to serve the dogs in our care without interruption during these challenging times. ​

Heart of Gold's Shelter's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List