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Mission Statement

Sante D’Or Foundation, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, is an almost solely volunteer-run animal adoption center and community focused rescue located in the Atwater Village Neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Our mission is to secure forever homes for abandoned animals and prevent them from entering the shelter system. Our animals come to us from our streets, are surrendered by residents experiencing extreme financial hardship, a crisis, or those who are no longer able to care for them. We are proud to be directly impacting our local shelters and community by accepting animals who would have otherwise been surrendered and likely euthanized due to overcrowding, or left to roam and reproduce on our city streets.


Sante D'Or provides our rescue animals with necessary medical treatment by a veterinarian and a healthy, natural diet coupled with loving care. Our unique approach to animal rescue and adoption places the focus on the whole health care of rescued animals, as well as the bigger picture of our neighborhoods and the planet at large.

Our adoption center is friendly, welcoming and open to the public. We use eco-friendly products, practice conservation, provide quality food free of by-products and use biodegradable litter. Our team of caring volunteers works with the animals 7 days a week and unlike most shelters, they are free to roam and play all day. This nurturing approach to socialization directly translates into healthy and well-adjusted animals, who make a great companions. We understand, however, that just as in the human world, not everyone is right for each other, which is why we take a personalized approach to the adoption process.

Our clean, healthy, stress-free environment is where our rescue animals do more than survive; they THRIVE.

We invite you to impact the lives abandoned animals by supporting us with a donation or become a member of our volunteer team.



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Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Sante D’Or Foundation?

by Jemima W. (May 7, 2012)
I like to refer to Sante D'Or as the little rescue that can, and does! This place is unique, devoted to providing truly outstanding care to animals in need, while supporting and educating the community at large. The dedication of the team and the true passion for each animal's welfare makes Sante D'Or top notch. Volunteers have a unique opportunity to play a key role in our continued efforts to help our community and save, care for and love each wonderful animal who comes our way.
by jacquie n. from los angeles, CA (May 7, 2012)
This is truly unique animal rescue & adoption center. The animals are provided with the highest quality of care & expert socialization prior to adoption. The organization works tirelessly to find the 'right' adoption match for each animal- so important for longterm success. By taking a neighborhood approach to animal rescue & adoption, Sante D'Or is truly saving lives, as well as providing the surrounding community with a vital animal welfare service. If every neighborhood in LA had a Sante D'Or & we would see far fewer animals put to sleep in our shelters & wandering our streets!