Fresno Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Fresno


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Fresno

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Fresno area? If you and your pup enjoy the great outdoors, head to the Sierra National Forest on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada. Do some lakeside camping and picnicking and explore more than 1,000 miles of trails. You can also enjoy some off leash fun at Woodward Dog Park. This one-acre, fully-fenced park has separate areas for small and large dogs to play, picnic benches, and water fountains for humans and dogs alike.

Fresno is also home to some fantastic dog-oriented events! The Fresno Pet Expo is a two-day event where you can learn about pets, play, and shop with your well-behaved leashed pet. Get out your costumes for the Tower District Pooch Parade Canine Carnival and Costume Contest. This pre-Halloween event includes prizes, dog-oriented booths, family entertainment, samples of dog food and treats, and a Bear and Bone Garden. For more ideas, visit the Dog Owner's Guide to Fresno on

Fresno Dog & Puppy Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Fresno.

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Fresno, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Fresno, and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Fresno paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Fresno. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Fresno Dog & Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Fresno focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Fresno focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue - Central California - Visalia CA 93277
  • K9 Rescue Ltd. - P.O. Box 175, Woodlake CA 93286
  • B.A.R.K. - 1464 Madera Road #N123, Simi Valley CA 93605
  • Saint Bernard Adoption and Rescue of Clovis - Clovis CA 93611
  • Clovis Animal Shelter - 908 Villa, Clovis CA 93612
  • Noahs Friends Animal Sanctuary - P.O. Box 238, Orange Cove CA 93646
  • Selma Animal Shelter - 16097 S. McCall Ave., Selma CA 93662
  • Heaven Can Wait Dogs - Fresno CA 93720
  • Animal Rescue of Fresno - Fresno CA 93727
  • Well and Good/Heart Bandits - Central and Northern CA - PO Box 4322, Fresno CA 93744
  • Senior Pet Rescue Group - P.O. Box 5558, Fresno CA 93755
  • Pug Rescue of Fresno - PO Box 9913, Fresno CA 93794