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Small Breed Rescue of Southern California Animal rescue in Vista, CA

Small Breed Rescue of Southern California is an all-volunteer, non-profit, foster based organization funded by donations. We are dedicated to rescuing small breed dogs, small reptiles and select exotic pets primarily from public shelters and other rescues. Being committed to keeping administrative expenses low, virtually every dollar received goes directly to the care of the animals.

Our rescue is uniquely structured to rehabilitate animals who are at high risk of euthanasia due to manageable behavioral challenges, such as dogs who are declining in a shelter environment or reptiles / exotics that have not been properly handled over their lifetime. We develop relationships to accommodate these specific assistance needs, which is what differentiates us from other rescue organizations.

We have assembled a foster team that consists of experienced individuals who bring particular skills from the animal welfare industry. This enables us to grow, educate and enrich our foster community in a manner that supports our specific needs and those of our animals.

Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the animals beyond the adoption process by providing education, training tips, resource references, and an open door policy to our adopters.

Contact Michelle Meschko
Address
Vista, CA 92083
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Adoptable pets at Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

We'll also keep you updated on Delilah's adoption status with email updates.
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Delilah

French Bulldog

Female, Young
Vista, CA
We'll also keep you updated on San Dollar Reeses's adoption status with email updates.
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San Dollar Reeses

Snake

Female Adult
Vista, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Oogie Boogie CinnaRoll's adoption status with email updates.
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Oogie Boogie CinnaRoll

Snake

Female Young
Vista, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Gum Ball Jin's adoption status with email updates.
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Gum Ball Jin

Snake

Female Young
Vista, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Cheeta's adoption status with email updates.
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Cheeta

Gecko

Female Young
Vista, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Boo's adoption status with email updates.
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Boo

Snake

Female
Vista, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Lemon Bear's adoption status with email updates.
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Lemon Bear

Gecko

Female
Vista, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Bindi's adoption status with email updates.
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Bindi

Miniature Pinscher

Female, 3 yrs 7 mos
Vista, CA

Rescue FAQs

San Diego County

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Interview
  • 3. Home Check
  • 4. Approve Application
  • 5. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 6. Pay Fee

Additional adoption info

Application links are individual to each animals and will be provided in the adoption summary.

Adoption application

https://www.smallbreedrescue.org/Home/Adoptions

Pets at shelters & rescues near Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time)

3784 Mission Ave Ste 148-356,
Oceanside, CA 92058

Feline Underground Rescue

30724 Benton Road Ste C302 #595,
Winchester, CA 92596

We'll also keep you updated on Cowboy's adoption status with email updates.
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Cowboy

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Chihuahua

Male, 2 mos
Winchester, CA
We'll also keep you updated on RYLEE's adoption status with email updates.
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RYLEE

Australian Cattle Dog

Female, Young
Tustin, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Banjo Kazooie's adoption status with email updates.
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Banjo Kazooie

Mixed Breed (Large)

Male, 8 mos
Hemet, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Aruba Pup - Noord's adoption status with email updates.
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Aruba Pup - Noord

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever

Male, Puppy
San Diego, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Presley's adoption status with email updates.
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Presley

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Jack Russell Terrier

Male, 4 yrs
Irvine, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Famian (bonded to Hendrick)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Famian (bonded to Hendrick)

Guinea Pig

Male, 1 yr
Imperial Beach, CA

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