The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to rescue adoptable dogs, prepare and foster them, and find permanent homes for them.
Open Arms Rescue deals predominantly with smaller breed dogs. We rescue dogs from shelters across Southern California and all the way into the Mexico - Tijuana Pererra (Dog Pound).
We are based in Imperial Beach, Calif. but we have volunteers who foster dogs for us all across San Diego County. We are a non-profit 501c3 registered charity and all volunteer-based.
We also take in injured dogs that require surgeries to become healthy and adoptable. We select dogs that are adoptable. We quarantine them, monitor them, vaccinate them and then take them to volunteers' homes for fostering until they can be adopted.
Before our dogs can be adopted they are spayed or neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated, flea/tick treated and de-wormed.