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Welcome to the Northern California Family Dog Rescue website! 

We are dedicated to caring for our family-friendly dogs and ultimately finding
them a forever home. Apply today to adopt, foster, or volunteer!


Introducing: The Bakersfield Six


On Tuesday, April 8th, we faced a hard decision at Family Dog Rescue. We had already committed to taking three of the "Bakersfield Junkyard Dogs." The transport arrived with six of the dogs, and though the other three had a temporary place to go, there was not a concrete long-term plan for them. 

After laying eyes on all six dogs, it was totally clear that we needed to step up to take all of them -- immediately. The dogs are in poor condition but have bright, loving spirits. Five of the dogs are young puppies, 4-5 months old, all from the same litter. The sixth dog is a young pit mix around 10 months old. They are all sweet as can be, but terribly undersocialized and not in strong health.

The conditions these pups were living in were cruel
and heartbreaking

 We are stretching to help these six dogs. But we are doing this because we are uniquely positioned to help get these dogs to physical and psychological health. We have the resources, the passion, the vision, and the grit to make this happen.

Shortly after they came to us, we received this note from the caring neighbor who advertised the plight of these dogs. It said: "Thank you to everyone! I can't say thank you enough! I owe you so BIG! So glad not to hear babies crying over there for me to bring food or being yelled at in curse words for just being pups. No more babies at risk of being attacked in that yard. Safe. Clean. Happy. I sure hope someone will love them like they deserve. No more nursing a sick weak baby or treating a nasty painful wound or providing comforting pets and hugs to the... lost souls who never felt love until they got to spent a few nights here." Just another confirmation that saving all of these dogs is what we were meant to do!

If you are interested in supporting The Bakersfield Six, you can donate to their care HERE. And if you live in the San Francisco area and are interested in fostering or adopting one of these sweet pups please fill out the appropriate application! Thank you for your support, and stay tuned for updates!


365 CLUB! 


Can you spare $1 a day to save homeless dogs? Well then how about joining Family Dog Rescue's 365 Club, a simple way to help support our cause! All it takes is $1 a day to help keep our shelter operating all year long. Membership to the 365 Club includes special gifts, invites to 365 Club events, and more! Donations can be made in one lump sum (via paypal) or in monthly reoccurring payments. We can't wait to welcome you into the club!
Questions? Email! 

Sign up for monthly $30 payments here - an easy way to join the 365 Club!
or mail your check to:
Northern California Family Dog Rescue
3841 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Thank you for your generosity! Family Dog Rescue exists today because of YOUR support!



Family Dog has created a special project to save the dogs of the Kern County Animal Shelter through rescue, foster and developing low-cost spay/neuter programs. Find out how you can help at

Highlighted Dogs
See all the Dogs!
***STAFF FAVORITE*** Jazzy is a character and a favorite of all of us at Family Dog. more about Jasmine
This silky black cocker spaniel is most likely purebred and came to Family Dog when his more about Dexter
Whitter is the brother of Rocket and loves to play and run around with his brother... he's a more about Whitter
Reggie is a sweet but shy terrier/chihuahua mix who was found by a good samaritan in Santa Clara. more about Reggie
Jaime is a timid guy who warms up quickly and loves to be in your lap! He needs a soft touch but more about Jamie
Papa is our newest arrival! He is a very distinguished elderly gentleman who is happy to have a more about Papa
Hi! I'm Pixie. I am about 10 years old and I'm tiny, only 6 lbs. I was found in an more about Pixie
Cotton is still looking for her forever home! This short-coated kelpie/aussie mix has more about Cotton
Beautiful young Zazzy had a rough start in life-purchased from a breeder to be a working dog, she more about Zazzy
Noel is a gorgeous 1 year old lethal white Australian Shepherd who was born deaf and blind. & more about Noel
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