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San Diego Humane Society

San Diego Shelters, Organizations and Wildlife Services

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San Diego Shelters by Area of Coverage

Area of Coverage Shelter Hours

Central San Diego
South San Diego
Imperial Beach

San Diego Humane Society – San Diego Campus
5480 Gaines St. (Lost and Found)
5500 Gaines St. (Adoptions)
San Diego, CA 92110
Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

El Cajon
La Mesa*

*San Diego Humane Society handles animal sheltering only. For licensing, please contact the city of La Mesa.

San Diego Humane Society – El Cajon Campus
1373 N. Marshall Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
San Marcos
San Diego Humane Society – Escondido Campus
3450 East Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92024
Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Del Mar
Solana Beach
San Diego Humane Society – Oceanside Campuses

Dogs, Ext. 2854
2905 San Luis Rey Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058

572 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Camp Pendleton Camp Pendleton Animal Shelter
Marine Corps Base
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Monday – Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chula Vista
National City
Lemon Grove
Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
130 Beyer Way
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Tuesday – Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Coronado Animal Control
395 First St.
Coronado, CA 92118
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Unincorporated North County San Diego County Department of Animal Services – North
2481 Palomar Airport Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Tuesday - Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Unincorporated South County San Diego County Department of Animal Services – South
5821 Sweetwater Rd.
Bonita, CA 91902
Tuesday - Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wildlife Services

Project Wildlife
A program of San Diego Humane Society

Project Wildlife

Animal Welfare Organizations

Organization Phone Website
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6461 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858.756.3791 website
Rancho Coastal Humane Society
389 Requeza Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
760.753.6413 website
FACE Foundation 858-450-3223 website
Feral Cat Coalition 855-322-2287 website
Friends of Cats
15587 Olde Highway 8
El Cajon, CA 92021
619-561-0361 website
Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS)
P.O. Box 8375
La Jolla, CA 92038
619-685-3536 website
Furry Foster 858-848-7387 website
House Rabbit Society 619-718-7777 website
National Cat Protection Society
9031 Birch Street
Spring Valley, CA 91977
619-760-0578 website
Parrot Education & Adoption Center 619-287-8200 website
Pet Assistance Foundation 619-697-7387,
or 760-745-7986 (North County)
San Diego Herpetological Society 619-839-4508 website
San Diego Turtle & Tortoise Society 619-593-2123 website
SNAP (Spay Neuter Action Project) 619-525-3047 website
Vector Control 888-551-4636 website

San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition

cropped-SDWAC-Logo-e1484596796966.pngWho is the SDAWC:

The San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition comprises seven local animal shelters, which consistently exceeds standards of care to save more lives – making us one of the strongest animal coalitions in the nation and a leader in the humane treatment of animals. The SDAWC member organizations work together for the purpose of saving animal lives.

About Getting to Zero:

Together, the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition has been working towards “Getting to Zero,” a movement to eliminate the need for unnecessary euthanasia of homeless pets in San Diego. These seven shelters have committed to working together to transfer homeless pets between organizations and find solutions for each individual animal. The coalition achieved zero euthanasia in July 2015, marking the first time in San Diego County’s history -- and the nation’s top 10 largest cities -- that no healthy or treatable animals will be in danger of being euthanized.

Imagine 45,000 of anything. Dollars: that’s roughly the median income of an individual in San Diego County. People: that’s nearly the capacity of Petco Park. Now imagine that every seat at Petco Park is filled with an animal—that’s the number of homeless animals that end up in shelters each year in San Diego County.

Of those 45,000, many are healthy and adoptable. Many others, however, fall into one of two other categories: treatable or unhealthy. Sadly, several thousand treatable animals used to be euthanized.

Contact SDAWC

The San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition shares a common purpose in saving animals’ lives, preventing animal suffering and eliminating animal abandonment. It includes the following organizations:

Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
Coronado Animal Care Facility
Friends of Cats
Rancho Coastal Humane Society
San Diego County Department of Animal Services
San Diego House Rabbit Society
San Diego Humane Society

Visit for more information. 

San Diego Humane Society's Rescue Partner Groups

Rescue groups play a vital role in the success of San Diego Humane Society. The list below reflects groups that San Diego Humane Society has partnered with.  Using the search bar below you may filter by animal type, location or rescue organization. 

Type in the input field to filter this list by rescue group's name, their website, animal types or Location:


Rescue Groups Website Animal Type Location
4 Love of the Paws loveofthepawsrescue Dogs Fallbrook, CA
A Passion for Paws Dogs Romoland, CA
Adopt a Saint Dogs Lake Forest, CA
Akita Angels Dogs Santa Clarita, CA
Alley's Rescued Angels Canine Rescue, Inc. - ARA Dogs Hesperia, CA
Amazing Strays Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
Angels of Rawley Foundation - ARF Dogs Fallbrook, CA
Animal Alliance of San Diego Dogs, Birds El Cajon, CA
Animal Lives Matter Always Rescue - ALMA Dogs Oceanside, CA
Animal Rescue Resource Foundation - AARF Dogs, Cats Carlsbad, CA
ARE Animal Rescue, Inc. Cats Hemet, CA
Avian Rehabilitation Center Birds Jamul, CA
AZ Sugar Glider Rescue Exotics Phoenix, AZ
Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California Dogs Whittier, CA
Beagle Freedom Project Dogs Valley Village, CA
Bichon Furkids Dogs Carlsbad, CA
Bichon Rescue Brigade Dogs Orange, CA
Bichon Rescue of Orange County Dogs Placentia, CA
BrightHaven, Inc. Dogs, Cats Palm Desert, CA
California Miniature Schnauzer Rescue Dogs La Canada Flintridge, CA
Cat AdopTion Service - CATS Cats Escondido, CA
Cavalier Rescue USA Dogs Tucson, AZ
CFA Breeder Assistance and Breed Rescue Cats Lino Lakes, MN
Chicagoland Eskie Rescue Dogs Elmhurst, IL
Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego Dogs Escondido, CA
Coronado CARES Dogs, Cats Coronado, CA
Crest Care, Inc. Dogs Kingston, NY
Critical Care Cat Rescue Cats Bonsall, CA
Cute Odyssey Dogs San Diego, CA
Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles Dogs Los Angeles, CA
DC Dogos Rescue Dogs Tampa, FL
Delaney's Dog Dogs Los Angeles, CA
Desert Dogs Rescue Dogs, Cats Tonopah, AZ
Doberman Pinscher SOS Dogs Tehachapi, CA
Dogs for Better Lives Dogs Central Point, OR
East County Animal Rescue Cats El Cajon, CA
Emerald City Pet Rescue Dogs, Cats, Small Animals Seattle, WA
English Springer Rescue America Dogs Woodstock, GA
Ferdinand's Rescue Dogs, Cats, Farm, Equine, Birds, Small Animals, Reptiles San Diego, CA
Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue Dogs Los Angeles, CA
Foundation for Care of Indigent Animals - FCIA Dogs Spring Valley, CA
French Bulldog Village Rescue Dogs Rockaway, NJ
Friends for Pets Foundation Dogs Sun Valley, CA
Friends of Ferdinand Dogs, Cats, Birds, Farm Pauma Valley, CA
Frosted Faces Foundation Dogs Ramona, CA
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County Dogs Newport Beach, CA
Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary Farm Santa Rosa, CA
Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue Dogs Los Angeles, CA
Heart of Gold's Shelter heartofgoldsshelter Dogs El Cajon, CA
Hedgehog Welfare Society Exotics Salem, OR
Helping Persian Cats Cats Beverly Hills, CA
Hickory Level Hound Rescue Dogs Carrollton, GA
Hollywood Huskies Dogs Studio City, CA
Homeward Bound California Shar Pei Rescue, Inc. Dogs Redding, CA
Hope2K9 Foundation Dogs Valley Center, CA
Husky Haven Dogs Los Angeles, CA
I Stand With My Pack Dogs Culver City, CA
Indi Lab Rescue of Socal Dogs Valley Glen, CA
Jack Russell Rescue CA Dogs Moorpark, CA
Jackie Blue's Rescue Angels jackie-blues-rescue-angels Dogs Jacumba, CA
JCCare and Rescue Dogs Topeka, KS
Jelly's Place Dogs, Cats San Pablo, CA
JL Animal Rescue Dogs, Equine Rancho Santa Fe, CA
K9 Connection Pet Re-Homing and Adoption Dogs San Diego, CA
Kitten Rescue Cats Los Angeles, CA
Kitten Rescue Life Cats Oceanside, CA
Labrador Rescuers Dogs San Diego, CA
Last Chance at Life – All Breed Rescue and Adoptions Dogs, Birds Oceanside, CA
Lazy Dog Rescue Dogs Hohenwald, TN
Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc. Dogs Virginia Beach, CA
Lionel's Legacy Dogs San Diego, CA
Little Angels Service Dogs Dogs Jamul, CA
Love Your Feral Felines Cats Bonsall, CA
MO Min Pin Rescue Dogs Hazelwood, MO
MustLuvBoxers Rescue Dogs Arlington, WA
My Best Friend Rescue Dogs Trinidad, CO
My New Hope Foundation Dogs Murrieta, CA
Namastray Cats San Diego, CA
New Beginnings for Animals Dogs, Cats Mission Viejo, CA
No Wagging Tail Left Behind Dogs San Diego, CA
O'hana Feral Cat and Kitten TNR OhanaFeralcatandkittenTNR Cats Vista, CA
OC Pom Rescue Dogs Placentia, CA
Old English Sheepdog Rescue Dogs Santa Monica, CA
One Dane at a Time Dogs Tehachapi, CA
One Voice 4 Paws Dogs Albany, OR
Operation Alpha Dog Dogs San Diego, CA
Operation Helping Hounds Dogs Valley Center, CA
Orphan Kitten Club Cats Spring Valley, CA
Parrot Education and Adoption Center - PEAC Birds San Diego, CA
Passion for Pitties Dogs Chula Vista, CA
Paws4Thought Animal Rescue Dogs Bonita, CA
Pei People Shar Pei Rescue, Inc. Dogs Tucson, AZ
Performance ResQ, Inc. performance-rescue Dogs Somerset, CA
Pet Place International Dogs, Cats, Equine, Farm Yucca Valley, CA
Petivity petivity Dogs San Diego, CA
Pitbulls and Friends Dog Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
Pug Rescue San Diego County Dogs San Diego, CA
Pugs N Roses Dogs San Diego, CA
Rescue Love Bulldogs rescuelovebulldogs Dogs San Diego, CA
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Dogs Studio City, CA
Ridgebacks and Friends Dogs Studio City, CA
Road Dogs & Rescue Dogs Lomita, CA
Rovers Retreat Dogs San Diego, CA
Russell Rescue CA Dogs Lompoc, CA
San Diego Bull Dog Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
San Diego Herpetological Society Reptiles San Diego, CA
San Diego House Rabbit Society Small Animals San Diego, CA
San Diego Poodle Club Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
San Diego Rottweiler Rescue sdrottweilerrescue Dogs Alpine, CA
San Diego Spaniel Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
San Diego Turtle & Tortoise Society Reptiles San Diego, CA
San Francisco SPCA Dogs and Cats San Francisco, CA
Save the Dalmatians & Others Canine Rescue, Inc. Dogs Gardena, CA
Save the Orphaned Pets, Inc. - STOP Cats Chula Vista, CA
Saving Animals & Healing Hearts, Inc. Farm, Dogs, Equine Ramona, CA
Saving One Life Cats Vista, CA
Saving Pets One At A Time - SPOT Dogs, Cats San Marcos, CA
Saving Shibas Dogs Los Alamitos, CA
Scottish Terrier Rescue SoCal Dogs West Hills, CA
Scratch My Belly Dogs Rancho Santa Fe, CA
SD Bullies Rescue Mission Dogs San Diego, CA
Second Chance Cocker Rescue, Inc. Dogs Twain Harte, CA
Second Chance Dog Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
Sheltie Rescue Alternative, Inc. Dogs Van Nuys, CA
Small Breed Rescue of Southern California Dogs, Reptiles Vista, CA
South Bay Cat Adoptions southbaycatadoptions Cats Chula Vista, CA
South Bay Dog Rescue southbaydogrescue Dogs, Cats San Ysidro, CA
Southern California Abyssinian Rescue Cats Whittier, CA
Southern California Association for Miniature Potbellied Pigs - SCAMPP Farm Riverside, CA
Southern California Belgian Malinois Rescue: Piper's Angels Dogs Chula Vista, CA
Southern California Bulldog Rescue Dogs Santa Ana, CA
Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc. Dogs La Habra, CA
Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue Dogs Los Angeles, CA
Southern California Herpetology Association & Rescue socalherpassn Reptiles, Exotics, Birds Buena Park, CA
Southern California Keeshond Rescue, Inc. Dogs Rhome, TX
Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue Dogs Torrance, CA
Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue, Inc. Dogs Encino, CA
Southland Collie Rescue, Inc. Dogs Dana Point, CA
Springer Spaniel Rescue, Inc. Dogs Las Vegas, NV
Sunny Oasis Rescue Dogs Riverside, CA
Sunny Saints Dogs Bellflower, CA
Synergy Animal Hospice Dogs Vista, CA
Tabby Nation Cat Rescue Cats Escondido, CA
Ted's Rescue Dogs, Cats San Diego, CA
Tender Loving Canines Dogs Solana Beach, CA
The Animal Pad Dogs San Diego, CA
The Cat Lounge Rescue & Adoption Center Cats La Jolla, CA
The Dog Squad Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
The Little Farm in Ojai Farm, Equine Ojai, CA
The Mutt Scouts Dogs Los Angeles, CA
The Rescue House Cats Encinitas, CA
The Rescued Pup Dogs Ramona, CA
Thrive Animal Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
Tucson2tails Dogs, Cats Tucson, AZ
United Yorkie Rescue Dogs Wales, WI
Wagging Dog Rescue Dogs, Cats Carlsbad, CA
Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League - WAMAL Dogs Spokane, WA
Wee Companions Small Animals San Diego, CA
West Coast Boxer Rescue Dogs San Diego, CA
Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond Dogs Huntington Beach, CA
Woof Project Dogs Vancouver, WA
Woofs and Wags Dog Rescue woofsandwagsdogrescue Dogs San Diego, CA
Yorkie Rescue of America Dogs Los Angeles, CA
Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue Dogs Oakley, CA

*This resource is only a guide and does not necessarily include all animal organizations in San Diego county. Also, not all listed agencies are affiliated with San Diego Humane Society and are only listed here as a community service.

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