Small Dog Rescue “We Rescue Your New Best Friend”
NEW DOGS ARE NOW POSTED ON THE AVAILABLE DOGS PAGE… Click the Button on the right column to see them.
Small Dog Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization based in Roseville, CA and serving Placer County, Rocklin, Lincoln, Roseville and Sacramento. The group is staffed by a small group of dedicated, unpaid volunteers who rescue small dogs under 20 pounds. We receive no commercial or government funding.
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Most of our dogs come from animal shelters all over central California, where thousands of dogs are euthanized every month. We typically rescue the dog after it has not been claimed or adopted, and is scheduled to be euthanized. Because the shelters are oftentimes very full, many loving, adoptable dogs are euthanized.
We also get dogs from Mexico, through our affiliation with Compassion Without Borders, and spay / neuter programs they do in Mexico to help reduce the horrible problem with street dogs. Their volunteers find the very sweetest dogs and quarantine them to handle any health issues, and then upon their return from a trip to take down medical supplies, Compassion Without Borders brings us these sweet dogs to adopt out.
We are looking for foster homes, event volunteers, dog walkers, and volunteer office staff in the Chico area. Please let us know if you can possibly help us save more lives. For each additional volunteer, an adoptable small dog is placed in the transport vehicle from a shelter, where for no other reason than being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it was going to be killed.
After the dogs are rescued we place them in foster homes until we can find them a permanent home. Because we have already placed them in a home environment, we can tell you about their habits and house manners.
Our dogs have a thorough check up by our veterinarians before being placed. This includes spay/neuter and all necessary vaccinations. The dogs are bathed, groomed and have flea treatments to get them ready for their new home.
If you don’t see a dog on our site that you would like to adopt, please bookmark our site and check back weekly. You should submit an adoption application, because we keep all applications on file and we actively look for the types of dogs we have the most requests for, and we call adoption applicants when a possible match arrives.