Please read Is a Pit Bull the Dog For Me? as you consider adopting a dog. Pit bulls and their mixes make up 30-70% of animal shelter populations and are euthanized at high rates.

Not sure you're ready to commit to owning a dog? Apply to be a foster home for any animal rescue! Food and medical are often paid for, you get the enjoyment of a dog's company for as long as it takes to get them a permanent home, or have the option of adopting your foster!

Shasta County Rescues

Mutts Transport Service

http://www.muttstransportservice.com/

A volunteer-coordinating service based in Redding that helps distribute needy animals from rescues and shelters to areas with more opportunities.  If you are taking a road-trip and have room for an extra crate or two, check with them! Occasionally members have or know of adoptable dogs.


ResQ Animal Coalition

http://www.resqac.com/ Saturday adoption events at their thrift store, Pawz For A Cause, 254 Hartnell Ave Redding. Mostly small dogs, some birds & tortoises


http://www.petswithoutpartners.com/ Saturday adoption events at PetSmart, Redding. Fees $25-350. All breeds, lots of small dogs. Specialty: Bloodhounds


Homeward Bound California Shar-Pei

http://www.californiasharpeirescue.com/index.php Based in Redding



Haven Humane Society

http://havenhumane.net/ Largest shelter in Shasta and neighboring counties, contracts with City of Redding for animal control. Dog adoption fees from $100, spay and neuter vouchers sometimes available.


http://rainingcatsndogs.rescuegroups.org/ Nonprofit organization based in Redding. Adoption events 2nd Saturday of the month at Dana Park Veterinary Hospital-1405 Bradford Way, Redding. Dog fees $150 and up.


SAVE A DOG TODAY

http://www.sadt.info/ Rescue based in Redding. Dog adoption fees from $185


Shine On Animal Rescue (SOAR)

http://www.shineonca.org/ Bella Vista based all-breed dog and cat rescue, dog adoption fees range from $55 – $250. "S.O.A.R believes it is our moral duty to show compassion toward abandoned, neglected, and abused animals that have found themselves homeless. We will better their lives through rescue, medical care, and finding loving permanent homes for them." Facebook page


Another Chance Animal Welfare League (ACAWL)

http://www.acawl.org/adoptable-pets.html Palo Cedro-based no-kill organization, also involved with spay/neuter vouchers for Shasta County Residents. The organization also runs a thrift store at 3984 Deschutes Rd, Suite D, Palo Cedro.


Hearts Treasure Dog Rescue

http://heartstreasuredogrescue.weebly.com/index.html

City of Shasta Lake Animal Control

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA940.html Small city-administered shelter with surprising selection, often overlooked, does not always have updated web information on adoptable dogs. Adoption fees from $10.00 (not altered, heartworm-checked, or vetted)

TEHAMA COUNTY RESCUES



Second Chance Pet Rescue

http://www.second-chance-pets.org/ Based in Corning, partner with the Corning Animal Shelter. Adoption fees $150 for screened and trained pit bulls, $75 other dogs.


Tehama County Animal Shelter

http://www.co.tehama.ca.us/animal-services2 Well-supported shelter with adoption fees as low as $35. 


Northern California Doberman Rescue

http://norcaldobermanrescue.com/index.htm Red Bluff-based breed rescue



Annie’s Pet Rescue

www.anniesrescue.com Cottonwood-based rescue “focusing on pets considered “un-adoptable” that are generally not accepted into traditional rescues due to illness, injury, behavioral issues, age, breed and/or appearance”. Specialty: Handicapped or hard-to-place pets


Deserving Pets Animal Rescue

http://deservingpetsrescue.com/ Red Bluff-based all volunteer rescue. Specializes in “abandoned, injured and sick pets of Tehama County that would not thrive in a shelter situation.


Northern California


High Plateau Humane Society

highplateauhumanesociety.org Alturas, CA, shelter. Often has subsidies for low cost or free spay/neuter.

Shasta Sanctuary

Facebook Page. Located in Weed, CA. Mostly rescued pit bulls, very low adoption costs. (530) 261-1473 shastasanctuary@live.com


Trinity County Animal Shelter

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1807.html Located in Weaverville


NorCal Sled Dog Rescue

http://www.norsled.org/about/ All-volunteer organization, no paid staff, headquartered in Walnut Creek. Dogs are altered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated. Fees $250 and up. Specialty: Malamutes, Alaskan Huskies, Siberian Huskies


Herd It Through the Grapevine

http://www.hittgv.org/ Bay Area rescue specializes in herding breeds, Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, McNabbs, Kelpies, Border Collies, etc.


NorCal Border Collie Rescue

http://www.bcrescuenc.org/
Based Castroville, with foster homes throughout Northern California, quality evaluations and placement

Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement (SNIPPP)

http://snippp.rescuegroups.org/ Based in McArthur, a community-supported non-profit that shelters and adopts out dogs, as well as providing spay/neuter vouchers. Dog adoption fees start at $75


High Plateau Humane Society

highplateauhumanesociety.org Alturas, CA, shelter. Often has subsidies for low cost or free spay/neuter.

NorCal Boxer Rescue

http://www.ncbr.org/ca/ Adoption of boxers & boxer mixes in California and Texas. Fees $300 for fully vetted and temperament tested dogs.

Great Dane Rescue of Northern California

http://www.gdrnc.org/About-Us.html


Save the Nor Cal Shelter Dogs

Dedicated networking group that often posts at-risk shelter dogs, including Shasta Lake City shelter, which often does not post available dogs online. Facebook page

Saved by a Share

Networking group with photos and info on at-risk shelter dogs. Facebook page

 LIST OF ALL CALIFORNIA RESCUES