• (CARE) Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) Companion Animal Rescue Effort


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Mission Statement

CARE's mission is to find good, permanent homes for dogs and puppies that were abandoned, relinquished, or found and never reclaimed. CARE will provide temporary shelter, food, love, and medical care to these foster pets until they are placed. In order to promote the reduction of pet overpopulation and euthanasia, CARE spays or neuters all of its foster pets. Our purpose is to educate the public on pet ownership and responsibility.


CARE is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization that accepts unwanted and otherwise abandoned dogs of all ages from Bay Area humane societies, animal shelters, and from the general public. These animals are taken into our foster home program where they receive quality nutrition and veterinary care along with love and attention.

When CARE animals are ready for adoption, our foster home volunteers bring them to our center during specific adoption hours. There they are viewed by the public and adopted into pre-screened, permanent homes. Because each foster home has learned a little about each animal in their care, they are responsible for interviewing prospective adopters, answering any questions they may have, and taking them through our adoption process.

As animals are adopted to good, permanent homes, new animals come into our foster home program and the cycle repeats itself. Being a patient, avid animal lover is a must to become a CARE foster parent. Those who foster find it very rewarding.

Each foster home remains available should new adopters have questions or concerns after bringing their new pet home. Because we believe in quality not quantity, CARE extensively screens all potential adopters to ensure that each pet is perfectly matched into their new home. Due to the tragedy of pet overpopulation, CARE spays and neuters its animals before they leave our hands.

CARE offers various services to our community including education and information on spaying and neutering, including low-cost spay and neuter referrals, referrals to dog obedience classes and behavior problem troubleshooting, referrals to quality groomers, networking with other animal rescue groups for specific breed adoption requests, and informational booths at local community events. CARE also publishes a newsletter that is mailed to over 2,000 animal lovers, businesses, and previous CARE adopters.


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