Viva Rescue

A San Diego, CA 92105 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.


Pets at Viva Rescue

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


Male, Adult, Bonded Pair
Husky / Labrador Retriever


Male, Young, Bonded Pair
Pointer / Boxer


Male, Adult
English Springer Spaniel


Female, Puppy
Jack Russell Terrier


Female, Puppy
Jack Russell Terrier


Female, Puppy
Doberman Pinscher


Female, Puppy
Jack Russell Terrier / Black Mouth Cur


Male, Adult, Bonded Pair
Fox Terrier (Smooth) / Dachshund


Female, Adult, Bonded Pair
Basenji / Dachshund


Male, Adult
Labrador Retriever


Female, Puppy
American Staffordshire Terrier / Australian Cattle Dog


Male, Young
Whippet / Pointer

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Areas Viva Rescue Serves

San Diego, Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, Mission Valley, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Clemente, Ramona, Carlsbad

Viva Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Ideally view pet at our adoption events at Petco or online and apply for dog.

2. Interview

Learn more about the potential adoptee and discuss dog to see if they are a good fit.

3. Meet the Pet

Potential Adoptee met dog and do a home check at the same time. If application is approved, home check is approved and is a fit then adopt!

4. Home Check

5. Approve Application

6. Sign Adoption Contract

7. Pay Fee

We pride ourselves on making sure that each adoptee is a good dog owner and is the best home for that specific dog. This means we also check references, verify dog-friendly homes with landlords, etc...

About Viva Rescue

VIVA, Volunteers for Indigent and Vulnerable Animals. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to increase animal awareness through education; reduce animal overpopulation by spay and neutering; help indigent animals and provide a structured network of care to adopt the animals ready for forever homes.

Come Meet Viva Rescue's Pets

Every Saturday we are at Petco Sports Arena Blvd in San Diego and are participants in quarterly adoption events at Grossmont Center. Kahoots Pet & Feed, Ramona, CA 4th Saturday of the month & Kahoots Escondido 3rd Saturday of the month. Please come meet out cute "Baja Blends".

Viva Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List