Dog Rescues in the Bay Area – Top 7 Picks!

In general, if you buy a dog from a reputable breeder, you can expect to pay at least $1,500 in the Bay Area.

Alternatively, if you rescue or adopt a dog from the humane society, you’ll will be paying less than $500. highly encourage you to take on the “adopt, not shop” mantra. With that being said, I’ve listed out some of the best dog rescues in the Bay Area.

This rescue gives dogs in high-kill San Francisco and Oakland shelters a second chance at life. Rocket Dog Rescue used to rely solely on the heroism of foster families to care for and rehabilitate their dogs.

1. Rocket Dog Rescue Bay Area

Long-time animal advocate, Sherri Franklin, is San Francisco’s patron saint of senior dogs. She founded Muttville Senior Dog Rescue – originally out of her house – with the vision that she “wanted to make senior dogs sexy.”

2. Muttville Senior Dog Rescue San Francisco

At this rescue, the volunteers believe that 1 or more humans + a dog = a family, and we are in 100 % agreement! They rescue a wide range of dogs from across California and Mexico.

3. Family Dog Rescue San Francisco

Oakland Animal Services has a comprehensive adoption checklist, including a required home visit to ensure the potential adopter has sufficient space and a safe environment for their desired adoptee.

4. Oakland Animal Services Bay Area

All of the residents at Ozzies Dog Rescue are up-to-date on shots, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The adoption fee is $275 dollars and all funds go toward helping the next lucky dog.

5. Ozzies Pound Puppies California

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