Are you looking for dog adoption in San Diego? You have stopped in the right place! First of all, I want to thank you for choosing to adopt rather than find a puppy to bring home from a litter your neighbor might have had. You are giving a second chance for a forever home to an animal that will only show you love. How great is that? I wish more people would adopt (including myself, next dog is going to be adopted). If you live in the San Diego area, there are some of the no-kill shelters you need to be visiting.
Dog Adoption in San Diego
Helen Woodward Animal Center
The story behind this adoption facility is heartwarming. Helen always loved dogs and said her mother often preferred dogs over people because of their unconditional love. Helen appeared to feel the same way because the furniture in her home was covered in plastic, so nothing was off limited to her dogs (sounds kind of like my house, minus the plastic). If you are wondering where they get their pets, they take them from overcrowded shelters. They do not take in strays, and each animal will have to pass a health and behavioral test, so you can rest assured you are getting a great family addition. You can learn more about the Helen Woodward Animal Center at their website.
San Diego Humane Society
The Humane Society does a whole lot more than just adopt out dogs! They do dog training, fur fix Thursdays, microchipping and pet loss support just to give you an idea. They also offer discounts to an active military in addition to support when they need to be deployed and need help with their pets. How great is that?! You can also volunteer (something I would like to do some day) and of course, donations are always helpful. You can learn more about the San Diego Humane Society on their website.
Second Chance Dog Rescue
While most pet adoption agencies do not only adopt out dogs, this one is specific to dogs. If you are wondering if bringing a dog home is going to be a good fit, you can foster! Sign up to be a foster family and you will be giving dogs second chances before they find their forever home. You won’t ever be the same after fostering. When you get your dog from Second Chance Dog Rescue, he will be spayed or neutered and have all necessary medical interventions to ensure a healthy dog. Check out their website and learn more about adopting (or fostering) a dog!
The Barking Lot
I just love their name! A fairly new adoption center (about 5 years old) they have helped more than 3,000 dogs find forever homes and be saved from being euthanized. The Barking Lot (still loving it, the name) is a small organization with just a few key employees. All of their dogs come from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico. You can be sure you are getting a wonderful family pet when you adopt from The Barking Lot! (Ok, I wanted to say it just one more time). Check out their website, their different tabs for content are named things like Temporary Barking (dogs available for adoption), Guest Barking (dog boarding) and more.
I am totally going to adopt my next dog! Who wouldn’t want to give a second (or third, or fourth but hopefully final) chance to a furry guy (or gal) who only wants to love you? Just breaks my heart to see so many dogs in shelters, but it’s, at least, a little uplifting to see area shelters who are taking in those who otherwise wouldn’t be here with us anymore.
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