Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue rescues dogs from shelters all over California. As a rescue, we can call a shelter and adopt a dog over the phone, but they do not transport. Volunteers are always needed to pick up the dog from the shelter. Some of these shelters are so bad, that if we do not pick up the dog the same day we tell them we are pulling, the dog will be euthanized. Yes, sometimes the shelters are far away, but this is the time when you actually get to save a life! Shelters in SoCal we rescue from are in the Los Angeles Area (ie San Pedro, Downey, Gardena, Simi Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, Apple Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and the Inland Empire!
Also, since they can’t drive, our dogs need help getting to adoption events, vet appointments, meet and greets with potential adopters, and moving to new fosters.
Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer as a life saving transporter!
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from various Los Angeles shelters the day they are to be euthanized. Our goal is to help provide animals with a second chance to a happy life and to help reduce pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs.
Once rescued, we place our dogs into loving foster homes while they await adoption. We do not keep dogs in kennels. Placing the dogs in foster homes is the first step to rehabilitation, as it allows us to thoroughly evaluate a dog's demeanor and needs, enabling us to make the perfect match of dog and permanent owner. We attribute our high rate of successful placement to our foster program. At Ace of Hearts, we do not discriminate against any breed, including those in the bully breed family. Additionally, Ace of Hearts is dedicated to educating the public on how to be responsible pet owners and on the importance of spaying and neutering. We believe the real solution to pet overpopulation is through spaying and neutering pets.