Here is a list of local animal shelters and rescue organizations. It is by no means all-inclusive, but will give you a good place to start your search. If you are not ready to adopt, you might consider fostering a pet or donating time, money and/or items. The city animal shelters are in most need. The items they really appreciate are your old towels and blankets.

  1. Berkeley Animal Shelter:
  2. Berkeley East Bay Humane Society:
  3. East Bay SPCA:
  4. Grateful Dogs Rescue:
  5. Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue:
  6. Marin Animal Care & Welfare Services:
  7. Marin Humane Society:
  8. Muttville Senior Dog Rescue:
  9. Oakland Animal Services:
  10. Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA:
  11. Petfinder a directory of different pet adoption organizations:
  12. Pound Puppy Rescue:
  13. San Francisco Animal Care & Control:
  14. San Francisco SPCA:
  15. Rocket Dog Rescue:
  16. Wonder Dog Rescue: