A PO Box 4792, Valley Village, CA 91617 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at START

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


Male, Senior
American Staffordshire Terrier


Female, Young
Spaniel (Unknown Type) / Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Female, Adult, Special Needs
American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier

MILO loves dogs

Male, Young
Shepherd (Unknown Type) / Husky

Stewie and Grover

Male, Young, Bonded Pair
American Staffordshire Terrier / Labrador Retriever

Grover and Stewie

Male, Senior, Bonded Pair
Labrador Retriever / Shepherd (Unknown Type)

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1 - 6 of 6 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas START Serves

California, Oregon, Washington State

START's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

2. Meet the Pet

3. Home Check

$250.00 - $500.00 we require an adoption application, contract, home check.


S.T.A.R.T. (A 501c3 non-profit) was formed in May 2011 by Steve Spiro, Suzanna Urszuly, Rene Ruston and Adam Tarshsis.

We began raising money and transporting dogs from high kill shelters here in California and sending them via our van or plane to Oregon, Washington (WA) and Canada where they go to reputable no kill shelters or foster homes.
To date we have transported over 5,800 doomed death row dogs who are placed into loving homes. Our reputation is growing as is our demand from out of state groups in the north west who know how bad the animal situation in LA is and want to get involved and receive our dogs/cats.

We have also started a second division of our group which is SPAY - NEUTER: this is where we believe the real animal control problem lies. Over 4,000,000 unwanted animals are killed each year in the US because of breeding and unfixed pets. We are planning to raise money to fund low income families to fix their dogs and have had several meeting with city and county shelters to help fund a spay/neuter program. We have already set up our first program where we fund 60 dogs to be spay/neutered monthly in Riverside County.

Come Meet START's Pets

Our pets are fostered or in kennel facilities... Please EMAIL to set up the meet and greet or to discuss a pet and arrange a transfer to your area!

START's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to START to help homeless pets find homes