The doctor examines and evaluates Scout's dental disease.

Featured Procedures: Anesthetic Dental Cleaning

Pets are intuitive, and can pick up on subtle clues in our behavior.  Any trepidation in the owner is easily picked up in our behavior by the patient, making their experience at the veterinarian all the less pleasant.  Keeping regular scheduled visits are an important part of normalizing the experience for your pet, but  some uneasiness comes from the owner’s not knowing precisely what the procedures will entail.   To wit, Dr. Suehiro has commissioned artist Dennis Nozawa to illustrate the different procedures we perform here at BHSAH.  There will be one procedure featured every month, and they will be added to the new Procedures page in the top menu.  

So join our mascot Scout on a detailed illustrated journey through our many veterinary  proceduers.

Anesthetic Dental Cleaning

Scout is anesthetized, intubated, and closely monitored.
Scout is anesthetized, intubated, and closely monitored.
The doctor examines and evaluates Scout's dental disease.
The doctor examines and evaluates Scout’s dental disease.
Teeth are graded on the basis of the amount tartar, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
Teeth are graded on the basis of the amount tartar, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
Full mouth digital X-rays are taken first to evaluate all the teeth and their roots. This helps us determine teeth need extra care or extraction
Full mouth digital X-rays are taken first to evaluate all the teeth and their roots. This helps us determine teeth need extra care or extraction
Every tooth is probed and depths of the gingival pockets are measured and recorded. The doctor reviews both the X rays and the dental chart to determine the appropriate course of action.
Every tooth is probed and depths of the gingival pockets are measured and recorded. The doctor reviews both the X rays and the dental chart to determine the appropriate course of action.
Tartar is removed with an ultrasonic scaler. This instrument allows us to remove harmful tartar underneath the gum line.
Tartar is removed with an ultrasonic scaler. This instrument allows us to remove harmful tartar underneath the gum line.
Teeth that have severe dental disease are extracted. In teeth that can be saved an antibiotic gel can be placed in the periodontal pocket.
Teeth that have severe dental disease are extracted. In teeth that can be saved an antibiotic gel can be placed in the periodontal pocket.
Teeth are polished. Fluoride, then a dental sealant is applied.
Teeth are polished. Fluoride, then a dental sealant is applied.

 

Up next: Surgery Prep and Testing

No Maie ’til May

Dr. Suehiro with the happy ,new family

Doctor Takahashi (aka Dr. Maie) will be taking leave in March and April to add the title of Mom to her illustrious resume.  Doctors Suehiro and Winters will be here to hold down the fort, and they’ll get by with a little help from Dr Matloob.

correction: Dr. Maie began her leave on February 27th

Dogs of World War II

Halloween Precautions

cat
BC SPCA.

 

As Halloween draws near within a few days, let’s keep the safety of your pets in mind as we celebrate the festive night. Take note of the few tips and precautions mentioned below to protect our furry friends from potential danger:

Noise

 Although creepy sounds are to be expected throughout the haunted night, pets are not prepared for such eerie, loud noises. They will be startled and scared, causing them to escape or become aggressive. Keep them secure in another room.

Costumes

Get ready for the numerous, candid images of adorable pets dressed in costumes across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and SnapChat for all to see. Partaking in this tradition may be a great way to show off your pet, but remember that the comfort of your pet is a priority. Do not dress your pet in costumes that will prevent breathing, seeing, hearing, or barking.

Decorations

 We all want to be festive with the holiday and what better way to show our excitement than by unique decorations? However, where the pet’s safety is concerned, be aware that certain decorations are not safe. Keep cats away from harmful items like cobwebs, strings, electric cords, and candle decorations. Prevent curious noses and paws from pumpkins because they may knock them over and cause a fire.

Controlling Pet

 Keep an eye on him/her at all times throughout the night as unpredictable behaviors may surface. Do not be upset; this is an instinctual behavior caused by stress from loud noises, bizarre costumes, and visitors. Pets may react to being scared by biting, barking, and/or escaping. Therefore, you are responsible for monitoring your pet so that he/she causes no harm to himself/herself and others.

Security

Remember to always make sure that your pet is wearing proper identification such as a collar with an ID tag or an imbedded microchip. As this holiday invites many potential dangers to your pet, please keep your pet in another room inside your home. It is also important to note that black cats are more susceptible to pranks and other cruel activities during Halloween.

Candy

 One of the most exciting elements of this holiday is the free candy. However, wrappers and sticks are choking hazards. Chocolates are toxic to dogs as well as candies containing xylitol. Therefore, keep all candy bowls out of reach. Instead, allow your pet to have his/her own treats and toys.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Pet Poison Helpline

For any emergencies where you are unable to contact your primary veterinarian, contact the 24/7 Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661. A $49 fees will be applied for each incident.

 

 

References:

Halloween black cat. Digital image. Halloween Frights. BC SPCA, 2013. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.

 “Halloween Safety Tips.” ASPCA. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2016. Web. 27 Oct. 2016.

 How Supplied. Digital image. Zoetis. Zoetis Services LLC, 2016. Web.

 “Pet Poison Helpline | Animal Poison Control Center.” Pet Poison Helpline. Pet Poison Helpline, 2016. Web. 27 Oct. 2016.

 ” 7 Things You Can Do to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet.” 7 Things You Can Do to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet. AVMA, 2016. Web. 27 Oct. 2016.

 “10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets.” Pet MD. PetMD, LLC., 2016. Web. 27 Oct. 2016.

Happy Memorial Day to all the Servicemen, Servicewomen, and Service Pups Out There

Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Willingham and Lucca. Image courtesy NBC/PDSA.
Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Willingham and Lucca. Image courtesy NBC/PDSA.

Happy Memorial Day from the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital !

 

Last year for Memorial Day we wrote a blog post about war and service dogs  which you can read here, admiring War Dogs for their courage and sacrifice.

This year we wanted to share the story of a U.S. Marines Dog named Lucca, who received the highest military award possible for a service dog, the PDSA Dickin Medal, after she lost one of her legs while sniffing out bombs in Afghanistan.

Dogs like Lucca make huge sacrifices to help protect our human soldiers, and we are so so grateful to them for their amazing work.

Her owner,Gunnery Sergeant Christopher Willingham, said, “Lucca is very intelligent, loyal and had an amazing drive for work as a search dog. She is the only reason I made it home to my family and I am fortunate to have served with her.”

Lucca sleeps alongside Cpl. Juan Rodriguez during her recovery. Image courtesy NBC/PDSA.
Lucca sleeps alongside Cpl. Juan Rodriguez during her recovery. Image courtesy NBC/PDSA.

 

From the article:

Meet Lucca, a retired U.S. Marine Corps dog who lost one of her legs while hunting for homemade bombs in Afghanistan.

More than four years after she was reduced to three paws, Lucca was awarded a top military medal for the 400 missions she completed during her service.

The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals — a British charity known as the PDSA — honored Lucca with its Dickin Medal during a ceremony at London’s Wellington Barracks on Tuesday.

The PDSA says the award is “the highest award any animal in the world can achieve while serving in military conflict” and has given it out just 66 times since 1943.

Read the entire NBC article here.

 

Canine Influenza – What You Need to Know

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CANINE INFLUENZA IN THE NEWS

You may have heard news reports about the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV). While it is not currently a major problem in California or the U.S., we want to address news of the virus to inform and quell some of our clients’ concerns.

The first strain of CIV diagnosed in the world,  H3N8, was identified in 2004 in racing Greyhounds at a track in Florida. A vaccine was developed for this strain in 2009.

Another CIV strain, H3N2, which affects dogs, and rarely cats, was diagnosed first in South Korea in 2007, and in the United States in the Chicago area in March 2015.

(H3N2 is NOT the same strain as H3N2v, the swine flu, which effects pigs and humans.)

It is not currently known whether the H3N8 vaccine works to prevent or lessen the symptoms of the H3N2 virus.

There have been no reports of dog flu spreading from dogs to any humans, so do not fear.

We currently have the H3N8 vaccine available at the hospital, but we do not recommend it to our clients, unless it is needed for your pets to travel (some states and countries require it). The dog flu currently does not pose a threat large enough in California to necessitate routine vaccination.

The DHPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccine, Rabies vaccine, and if you’re a hiker or desert resident, the Rattlesnake vaccine, are the inoculations currently recommended to keep your pup healthy and protected.

The doctors at the hospital are monitoring the situation with updates from the CDC and the American Veterinary Medical Association, and we will change our recommendations if the virus ever shows signs of becoming a larger threat.

SYMPTOMS of CIV

High fever, trouble breathing, loss of appetite, consistent dry or wet coughing, running nose, running eyes, lethargy.

Some dogs with CIV show no symptoms, but some can develop pneumonia and severe  respiratory infections.

DOGS AT RISK

Dog who go to dog parks, stay in boarding facilities, or have daily visits in a dog-friendly office are more likely to contract CIV then dogs who are mostly indoors. This is especially true if you live in a state that has had a CIV outbreak, such as Illinois or Indiana.

Older dogs, sick dogs, brachycephalic dogs (Boxers, Pugs, Bulldogs, etc.), and dogs with a history of respiratory infections will be more susceptible to developing severe respiratory illness and/or bacterial infection as a result of contracting CIV.

The percentage rate of dogs who die as a result of contracting CIV is very low. Some estimates put it as low as 1%, some go as high as 10%.

HOW DOGS GET CIV

H3N8 and H3N2 are very contagious ! It spreads easily from surfaces, air, clothing, and shoe contamination, and dogs can spread the virus for up to 24 days, even if they do not show any symptoms. From the AVMA:

Canine influenza is spread via aerosolized respiratory secretions (via coughing, barking and sneezing) and contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes) and people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. The virus can remain viable (alive and able to infect) on surfaces for up to 48 hours, on clothing for 24 hours, and on hands for 12 hours.

The incubation period is usually two to four days from exposure to onset of clinical signs. The highest amounts of viral shedding occur during this time; therefore, dogs are most contagious during this 2-4 day incubation period when they are not exhibiting signs of illness. Virus shedding decreases dramatically during the first 4 days of illness but may continue up to 7 days in most dogs and up to 10 days in some dogs with H3N8 canine influenza. Intermittent H3N2 shedding for up to 24 days can occur.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

If your furry baby is showing signs and symptoms of CIV and you think your dog might have canine influenza, bring your dog to the hospital – before you bring your pet in, tell the staff if your dog has been coughing so we can determine if your dog needs to be brought in through another entrance and isolated.

There are two main types of tests, the PCR test, which involves simply swabbing your pets’ oral cavity (throat), as well as the serum test, which requires drawing blood. Currently, the PCR test is more reliable and is the hospital’s first choice when diagnosing CIV.

Treatment depends on the severity of your dog’s infection. Most dogs will not have severe symptoms, and keeping your dog hydrated with fluids and a long period of rest will be all your pup requires. Some dogs have more severe symptoms and develop secondary infections, in which case antibiotics and other medication may be used.

PREVENTION

Currently, in California, you do not need to worry about CIV. We do not even recommend vaccinating for canine influenza at the current time. The best prevention is to stay informed, and be on top of your dog’s vaccinations and general health.

For more information please visit:

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/canineflu/keyfacts.htm

AVMA : https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Canine-Influenza-Backgrounder.aspx

(photo at top by Scott Robinson/Wikimedia Commons)

Set Your Calendars ! Woofstock 90210 is here !

Woofstock 90210 has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 26 ! Bring your pups and get your fun on, you won’t regret it 🙂

2016 Woofstock 90210 Flyer FINAL_FLYER

 

Get ready for Woofstock 90210 ! Bring your pup and get your family picture taken at the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital booth, and enjoy the dog agility demonstration, the pet talent show, and all the gourmet food trucks. Can’t wait to see all of our clients there !

Sunday March 6, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more info visit: http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/woofstock90210/?NFR=1

 

Breed Specific Rescues in California

Dashing Dalmatian (Maja Dumat/Wikimedia Commons)
Dashing Dalmatian (Maja Dumat/Wikimedia Commons)

Adoption is one of the most humane things we can do as pet owners and animal lovers.

However, one of the things we hear often from people who decide to buy from a breeder is:

I want a purebred,” or, “I’ve had such a good experience with “X” breed, I can’t imagine having any other type of dog.”

We understand, and we’re here to tell you:

YOU CAN RESCUE ANY KIND OF PUP UNDER THE SUN !

 

(photo by Podenco Ibienco/Wikimedia Commons)
Frolicking Ibizan Hound (photo by Podenco Ibienco/Wikimedia Commons)

 

There are literally HUNDREDS of breed-specific rescues that specialize in every breed imaginable, from Keeshonds to Otterhounds to Xoloitzcuintles.

Below is a list of breed-specific rescues in California, organized alphabetically by breed name.

Preference towards a breed or desire for a designer dog should never be a deciding factor when trying to decide between adopting or buying.

Adopting a pet, instead of buying one, ensures that an animal who’s already out there, waiting in a shelter or rescue for a loving home, finally gets the best thing she could ever ask for – a loving and happy life.

Adopting a rescue dog also helps the rescue or shelter organization you adopt from continue its work rescuing and caring for animals in need.

 

(photo by Steve-65/Wikimedia Commons)
(photo by Steve-65/Wikimedia Commons)

BREED SPECIFIC RESCUES IN CALIFORNIA, Listed by breed name

This is by no means a comprehensive list, so if there is another organization you know of or work for, please email us to let us know, and we will add it !

The amazing Afghan Hound (Томасина/Wikimedia Commons)
The amazing Afghan Hound (Томасина/Wikimedia Commons)

 

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Affenpinscher

American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance and American Affenpinscher Rescue

http://www.abgra.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound Rescue of Southern California
San Dimas, CA
http://www.afghanhound.net

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Airedale Terrier

Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association
http://www.atrarescue.com/

South Bay Purebred Rescue
http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Akita

A Passion for Paws Akita Rescue

http://www.apassionforpaws.org/

 

TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA)

http://www.tikihutakitarescue.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Alaskan Husky (see Husky)

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Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Southern California
http://www.alaskanmalamuterescue.com

 

Bay Area Siberian Husky Rescue
http://www.bayareasiberian.org/

 

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
http://www.norsled.org

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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American Bulldog (see Bulldog)

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American Eskimo

 

California American Eskimo Rescue

http://americaneskimodog.rescueme.org/California

 

Heart Bandits American Eskimo Rescue of California

http://www.heartbandits.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier

 

Angel City Pit Bulls

Los Angeles, CA

https://www.facebook.com/angelcitypitbulls/

 

BadRap Rescue Network
http://www.badrap.org

 

Bullies and Buddies Pit Bull Rescue

http://www.bulliesandbuddies.com/

 

Dr. Doghouse Bully Crew Rescue

http://www.ddbcr.com/

 

Karma Rescue

karmarescue.org

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation
http://narfrescue.org

Nor-Cal American Pit Bull Terrier Rescue
http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/NorCalPitResQ/

Pit Bull Rescue Central
http://pbrc.net/index.html

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network
http://www.nasrn.com/

German Shepherd Rescue of Burbank-Tehachapi-Southern California
http://www.gsrescue.org

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Argentine Dogos (Argentinian Mastiff)

 

DARN -Dogo Argentino Rescue Network

https://www.facebook.com/DogoRsq/

 

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoption

http://gentlegiantsrescue.com/

 

Redwood Empire Mastiff Club

http://redwoodempiremastiffclub.com/Rescue.html

 

The Rescue Barn

http://www.bullmastiffrescue.com/

 

West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue

http://www.wcmastiffrescue.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Australian Cattle Dog

 

Australian Cattle Dog Rescue, Inc.

http://www.acdrescueinc.com/

 

Redwood Coast Cattledog Rescue

https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodCattledogRescue/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Australian Shepherd

 

Aussie Rescue of Southern California

http://www.aussierescuesocal.com/

 

Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc.
http://www.aussierescue.org

Aussie Rescue San Diego

http://aussierescuesandiego.org/

Norcal Aussie Rescue

http://www.norcalaussierescue.com/

North Bay Canine Rescue & Placement
http://www.northbay-canine.org

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Australian Terrier

 

Australian Terrier Club

http://www.australianterrier.org/

 

Australian Terrier Rescue, Inc.
http://www.australianterrierrescue.org

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Beautiful Basset Hounds (Eda/Wikimedia Commons)
Beautiful Basset Hounds (Eda/Wikimedia Commons)

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Basenji

Basenji Rescue and Transport

http://www.basenjirescue.org/links.htm

 

The Medfly Brigade Basenji Rescue

http://www.basenjirescue.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Basset Hound

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California
http://www.bassethoundrescue.org

Basset Rescue Connection
http://www.bassethoundrescue.com

Golden Gate Basset Rescue

http://www.ggbassetrescue.org/

Northern California Basset Hound Club Rescue
http://www.ncbhc.com

San Diego Basset Rescue
http://www.sandiegobassetrescue.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Beagle

Beagles & Buddies
http://www.beaglesandbuddies.com

Northern California Beagle Rescue (NCBR)
http://www.norcalbeagles.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie Club of America

http://beardedcollieclub.us/rescue/

Rescue Me! Bearded Collie Rescue

https://www.facebook.com/beardedcollie.rescueme.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Beauceron

Beauceron Club of America Rescue

http://www.beauce.org/rescue.htm

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier Rescue of America

http://btca-heart.com/

Bedlington Terrier Wellness & Rescue Association

https://www.facebook.com/Bedlington-Terrier-Wellness-Rescue-Association-138266572253/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Belgian Shepherd

Belgian Sheepdog Rescue Trust

http://bscarescue.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Belgian Malinois

German Shepherd Rescue
Burbank, CA
http://www.gsrescue.org

West Coast Malinois Rescue

http://www.woofproject.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervuren Rescue Inc.

http://www.belgiantervurenrescue.com/index.php

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California
http://www.bmdcnc.org/

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Southern California
www.bmdcsc.org

NorCal Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue

http://www.bmdrescueca.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise Club of America
http://bichonrescue.org/

Bichon FurKids Rescue

http://www.bichonfurkids.org/

Small Paws Rescue
http://www.smallpawsrescue.org

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Black and Tan Coonhound and Bluetick Coonhound

Coonhound Rescue

http://www.coonhoundrescue.com/

Gentle Jake’s Coonhound Rescue (Canada)

http://www.coonhoundrescue.ca/adoptable-hounds

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Bloodhound

Bloodhounds West Breed Rescue, Inc.

http://bloodhoundswest.org/rescue/

Southwest Bloodhound Rescue

http://rescueabloodhound.tripod.com/southwest.html

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Border Collie

Border Collie Rescue of California
http://www.bcrescue.net

Border Collies in Need of Southern California

http://www.bordercolliesinneed.org/about.html

Border Collie Rescue of Northern California

http://www.bcrescuenc.org/

North Bay Canine Rescue & Placement
http://www.northbay-canine.org/

Northern California Border Collie Rescue and Adoptions

http://www.norcalbcrescue.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Border Terrier

Border Terrier Club of America Rescue

http://www.btcoa.org/rescue/rescue.html

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Borzoi

Borzoi Rescue Northern California, Inc.
http://www.brnc.org

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions

http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/borzoi.htm

National Borzoi Rescue Foundation

http://www.nbrf.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Boston Terrier

Boston Brigade Rescue

http://www.bostonbrigade.com/

Boston Buddies: Southern California Boston Terrier Rescue

http://www.bostonbuddies.org/

Wonder Dog Rescue

http://wonderdogrescue.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Bouvier des Flandres
Southern California Bouvier des Flandres Club
http://www.scbdfc.com

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Boxer

Boxer Orange County Rescue

http://www.boxerocrescue.org/

Boxer Rescue Los Angeles

http://www.boxer-rescue-la.com/

Chico Boxer Rescue
http://www.chicoboxerrescue.com/

Nor Cal Boxer Rescue
http://ncbr.org/

San Diego Boxer Rescue
http://www.boxerrescueproject.com/

West Coast Boxer Rescue
http://www.westcoastboxerrescue.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Brazilian Mastiff (see Fila Brasileiro)

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Briard

Briard Rescue and Haven (Arizona)
http://www.briardrescue.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Brittany

American Brittany Rescue
http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org

National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network

https://nbran.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Brussels Griffon

American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance and American Affenpinscher Rescue

http://www.abgra.org/

National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc.

http://www.brusselsgriffonrescue.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Bull Terrier (Miniature) (see Miniature Bull Terrier)

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Bull Terrier (Standard)

Bull Terrier Club of America Rescue

http://bullterrierclubofamericarescue.com

Bull Terrier Rescue Inc.
http://www.bullterrierrescue.org/

Bull Terrier Rescue of Southern California

http://www.btrescue.us/

Orange Coast Bull Terrier Club Rescue

https://www.facebook.com/orangecoastbullterrierclubrescue/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Bulldog (American, English, and French)

American Bulldog Rescue California

http://americanbulldog.rescueme.org/California

Bulldog Rescue Network of America

http://www.rescuebulldogs.org/

French Bulldog Rescue Network

http://www.frenchbulldogrescue.org/

Nor Cal French Bulldog Rescue

http://www.norcalfrenchbulldogrescue.org/

Northern California Bulldog Rescue

http://www.norcalbulldogrescue.org/

Southern California Bulldog Rescue

http://www.socalbulldogrescue.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Bullmastiff

American Bullmastiff Association

http://www.bullmastiff.us/rescue.html

 

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoption

http://gentlegiantsrescue.com/

 

Redwood Empire Mastiff Club

http://redwoodempiremastiffclub.com/Rescue.html

 

The Rescue Barn

http://www.bullmastiffrescue.com/

 

West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue

http://www.wcmastiffrescue.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Cairn Terrier
Cuddly Cairn Terriers (Ronald Müller-Hagen/Wikimedia Commons)

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Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier Club of Southern California
https://www.facebook.com/CairnTerriers/

Cairn Terrier Club of Northern California Rescue
http://ctcnc.net/rescue/rescue.htm

California Cairn Rescue

http://cairn.rescueme.org/California

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

https://www.cairnrescue.com/store/dogs/

Recycled Pets Rescue
http://www.recycledpetsrescue.com

Southwest Cairn Rescue

http://www.southwestcairnrescue.com/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

 

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Cats

Purebreds Plus

http://www.purebredsplus.org/index.shtm

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Bay Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Rescue

http://www.backcsc.org/rescue.html

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Greater San Diego

http://www.cavalierclubofsandiego.com/Rescue.htm

Cavalier Rescue U.S.A.

http://www.cavalierrescueusa.org/

Cavaliers of the West Rescue

http://www.cavaliersofthewest.org/rescue.html

Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue

http://www.luckystarcavalierrescue.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue
http://www.cbrrescue.org

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Chihuahua

Chihuahua Rescue
http://www.chihuahuarescue.com/

Chihuahua Rescue & Transport, Inc.
http://www.chihuahua-rescue.com

Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego

http://chihuahuarescueofsandiego.com/

Lovebugs Rescue

http://lovebugsrescue.org/

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation
http://narfrescue.org

Power of Chi Chihuahua Rescue

http://www.powerofchi.org/

Ready Pet Chihuahua Rescue

http://www.readypet.org/

South Bay Pure Bred Rescue

http://www.sbprdogs.org/

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Chinese Crested

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA
http://www.arvl995.org

Crest-Care
San Diego, CA
http://www.crest-care.com
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Chow Chow

Adopt-A-Chow LA
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.adoptachowla.com
(310) 306-2871 , joan@adoptachowla.com

Chow Dog Rescue, Inc.
Claremont, CA
http://www.chowdog.com
(909) 623-2469 , rescue@chowdog.com

Companion Animal Rescue Effort
CA
(209) 534-3469 , donsue@lightspeed.net

Dog Rescue Network
Atascadero, CA
(805) 461-8453 , thedrn@hotmail.com

Los Angeles Chow Chow Rescue
Van Nuys, CA
http://www.concentric.netl–Eadut/
eitanadut@hotmail.com

Moonshine Chow Chow Rescue & Adoption
Visalia, CA
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/R…94/rescue.html
(559) 735-0412 , chowfull@hotmail.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Cocker Spaniel (American)

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA
http://www.arvl995.org
(805) 579-8047 , arv1995@aol.com

Doggie Protective Services for Homeless Tails
Redlands, CA
http://www.petfinder.org/shelterslCA276.html
(909) 307-8925 , marthabwright@cs.com

San Diego Dog Rescue
San Diego, CA
http://DogRescue.250free.com
(858) 614-2150 , sddogrescue@cox.net

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Cocker Spaniel (English)

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA
http://www.arvl995.org
(805) 579-8047 , arv1995@aol.com

English Cocker Spaniel Club of America
Alexandria, CA
http://www.ecsca.org/rescuehome.html
703-548-7641 , ecresgr@comcast.net

English Cocker Spaniel Club of America
CA
http://www.ecsca.org/rescue.html
(650) 261-1054 , gormish@aol.com

San Diego Dog Rescue
San Diego, CA
http://DogRescue.250free.com
(858) 614-2150 , sddogrescue@cox.net

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Collie

Central Valley Collie & Sheltie Rescue
Sacramento, CA
http://members.tripod.com/–MikeLove…ie-Rescue.html
(916) 363-5683 , mlove@pacbell.net

Chekia Dog Rescue
Ridgecrest, CA
http://hometown.aol.com/hbridgecrest…/business.html
(760) 377-3534 , avondell@juno.com

Southland Collie Rescue
Altadena, CA
http://www.collie.org
(626) 398-8987 , lassieresq@aol.com

 

 

Dashing Dalmatian (Maja Dumat/Wikimedia Commons)
Dashing Dalmatian (Maja Dumat/Wikimedia Commons)

D

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Dachshund

Camp Winnie and Pooh
Rio Linda, CA
http://www.doxyrsq.org
(916) 991-7084 , vernita.richardson@worldnet.att.net

Coast 2 Coast Dachshund Rescue
Desert Hot Springs, CA
http://www.c2cdr.org
(760) 251-8628 , sadeegodiva@aol.com

Dachshund Club of America Region II
CA
http://www.ptw.com/-raisinl/Rescue.html
(909) 391-4784

Dachshund Rescue & Placement
Lancaster, CA
(661) 943-4888 , doxykeeper@aol.com

Dachshund Rescue of North America
San Diego, CA
(858) 513-7939 , pawlvr@aol.com

Dachshund Rescue of Southern California
CA
http://www.delgadog.com
delgadog@ix.netcom.com

Dachshund Rescue on the Central Coast
Santa Barbara, CA
http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/DOXFILES/adoption.html
adoptioninfo@mail.com

DRNA for Central CA Coast
CA
kborello@aol.com

For The Animals
Hawthorne, CA
(310) 679-3435

Jerry and Renee Findley’s Dachshund Rescue
San Diego, CA
unkfin@ixpres.com

K9 Haven
Campbell, CA
http://www.k9haven.org
(408) 371-2662 , k9haven@k9haven.org

Recycled Pets Rescue
Encino, CA
http://www.recycledpetsrescue.com
(818) 986-0201 , randi@recycledpetsrescue.com
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Dalmatian

Antelope Valley Dalmatian Rescue
Quartz Hill, CA
http://www.avdalrescue.homestead.com
(661) 949-1795 , easytospot@earthlink.net

Dalmatian Club of Northern California Rescue
CA
(415) 281-0542 , dwyerdal@pacbell.net

Dalmatian Rescue of the Central Coast
Pacific Grove, CA
http://www.dalmatianresq.com
(831) 372-8215 , mocodalresq@aol.com

Dalmatian Rescue of West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.petfinder.org/shelterslCA422.html
(310) 488-9190 , gmckenziel@earthlink.net

Friends For Pets Foundation
Sun Valley, CA
http://www.friendsforpets.org
(818) 767-5919 , diane@friendsforpets.org

Save the Dalmatians of Southern California
Gardena, CA
http://www.savethedals.org
rescue@savethedals.org

Sierra Foothills Dalmatian Club Rescue
Roseville, CA
(916) 771-0282 , k9spot@infostations.com
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Carol Hamilton’s Dandie Dinmont Terrier Rescue
CA
(626) 330-4708 , katiedid.dandies@worldnet.att.net

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America
Pleasanton, CA
(925) 846-9520 , mckiltydd@aol.com
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Doberman Pinscher

Aztec Doberman Pinscher Club of San Diego
CA
http://www.aztecdpc.com/rescue/index.shtml
(619) 443-8944 , vicscribe@aol.com

Doberman Pinscher Rescue
Fillmore, CA
http://www.dobierescue.org
(805) 524-5102 , staff@dobierescue.org

Doberman Rescue of Sacramento
Gold River, CA
http://www.doberescue.com
(916) 635-7877 , karendobie@doberescue.com

Dog Works Canine Rescue
Vacaville, CA
http://www.dogworks.org
(707) 448-3850 , jladyman@castles.com

Gwen Lucoff’s Doberman Pinscher Rescue
Malibu, CA
(310) 457-4460 , zumadobies@aol.com

Nina Culver’s Doberman Pinscher Rescue
Sun Valley, CA
http://www.dobermanrescue.net
(818) 767-1166 , rescueddobes@aol.com

Northern California Doberman Rescue
Red Bluff, CA
(530) 529-6590 , danjodobies@snowcrest.net

SOAR-Shepherds and Others Animal Rescue
San Bernardino, CA
http://www.SOAR.petfinder.org
(909) 887-0289 , soarrescue@msn.com

T.C. K-9 Rescue
Los Banos, CA
(209) 827-9240 , cherryholmes@reachme.net
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Dogue De Bordeaux (Bordeaux Mastiff / French Mastiff)

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoption

http://gentlegiantsrescue.com/

 

Redwood Empire Mastiff Club

http://redwoodempiremastiffclub.com/Rescue.html

 

The Rescue Barn

http://www.bullmastiffrescue.com/

 

West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue
http://www.wcmastiffrescue.com/

 

English Setter (Wikimedia Commons)
Elegant English Setter (Wikimedia Commons)

E

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English Bulldog (see Bulldog)

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English Jack Russell Terrier (see Jack Russell Terrier)

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English Setter

Canine2ndChances
Poway, CA
(858) 486-9963 , elizabethhoughton@sbcglobal.net

Gold Country ES Fanciers
Sacramento, CA
(916) 689-8346 , pendragnes@aol.com

Inland Empire English Setter Club
Riverside, CA
(909) 685-5803 , santanes@aol.com

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English Springer Spaniel (see Springer Spaniel)

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Eskimo (see American Eskimo)

 

 

 

Fila Brasileiro (Pleple2000/Wikimedia Commons)
A fancy Fila Brasileiro (Pleple2000/Wikimedia Commons)

F

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Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian Mastiff)

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoption

http://gentlegiantsrescue.com/

 

Redwood Empire Mastiff Club

http://redwoodempiremastiffclub.com/Rescue.html

 

The Rescue Barn

http://www.bullmastiffrescue.com/

 

West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue
http://www.wcmastiffrescue.com/
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Finnish Spitz

Anita Thomas’ Finnish Spitz Rescue
Anza, CA
(909) 763-2135
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Flat Coated Retriever

Great Western Flat Coated Retriever Club of So Cal
Simi Valley, CA
(805) 582-9078 , bristolret@aol.com
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Fox Terrier

Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association
Somis, CA
http://www.geocities.com/atrarescue/
(805) 386-3757 , atrarescue@aol.com

Jumpin Jacks Rescue
Sacramento, CA
(916) 366-6890 , jjjackrescue@aol.com

Kimberlie Lehman’s Fox Terrier Rescue
San Diego, CA
(619) 464-5454

Northern California Fox Terrier Rescue
Concord, CA
http://home.att.net/-gsdmom/foxterrierrescue.html
(925) 685-8550 , sylshire@pacbell.net

Southern California Fox Terrier Rescue
CA
http://www.foxterrierrescue.com
(661) 269-5658 , caldicot@juno.com

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French Bulldog (see Bulldog)

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Great Pyrenees
The guardian Great Pyrenees (Don DeBold/Wikimedia Commons)

 

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German Shepherd

German Shepherd Rescue
Burbank, CA
http://www.gsrescue.org
(818) 558-7560 (days) , sheprescue@yahoo.com

German Shepherd Rescue of N. CA., Inc.
Emeryville, CA
http://www.savegsd.org
1 (866) SAVE GSD

German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley
Sacramento, CA
http://www.gsrsv.org
(916) 457-4950 , bab43@msn.com

German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego
San Diego, CA
http://www.members.tripod.com/-GSD4U/index.html
(858) 576-1016 , dogman@adnc.com

Milo Foundation
Willits, CA
http://www.milofoundation.org
(707) 459-4900 , milo@pacific.net

San Francisco Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue, Inc
Menlo Park, CA
http://www.sfgsrescue.org
(925) 210-7466 , ivartanian@aol.com

Siskiyou German Shepherd Rescue
Yreka, CA
(530) 465-2276 , sagewolf@sisgtel.net

Siskiyou German Shepherd Rescue
Yreka, CA
http://www.SiskiyouGermanShepherdRescue.org
(530) 465-2276 , sagewolf@sisgtel.net

T.C. K-9 Rescue
Los Banos, CA
(209) 827-9240 , cherryholmes@reachme.net
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German Shorthaired Pointer

California GSP Rescue
Bonsall, CA
http://Nmembers.cox.net/deluzgsp/
(760) 726-4813 , scalgsprsq@nctimes.net

Canine2ndChances
Poway, CA
(858) 486-9963 , elizabethhoughton@sbcglobal.net

German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America
Redlands, CA
(909) 798-3491 , casdorph@juno.com

German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
San Carlos, CA
http://www.gsprescuedogs.com
(650) 367-1941 , whilton@attglobal.net

Sandy Rust’s German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
CA
(760) 363-7307 , blumis@cci-29palms.com
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German Wirehaired Pointer

GWPCA Rescue
CA
http://www.gwpca.com/rescue.htm
afterhours@worldnet.att.net
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Giant Schnauzer

Bay Area Shih Tzu & Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA
(408) 266-1221 , toydogrsq@aol.com

Giant Schnauzer Rescue of So. CA
Westminster, CA
(714) 893-5821 , giantschnzrescue@earthiink.net
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Golden Retriever

ARF: All Retriever Friends
Sunland, CA
http://www.arfdogs.com
(818) 951-8686 , aiiretrievers@aol.com

BARC (Retrievers and Friends of So CA)
Temecula, CA
http://www.retrieversandfriends.com
(909) 696-2428 , info@retrieversandfriends.com

Gold Haven Golden Retriever Rescue
Littlerock, CA
http://www.golden-rescue.com
(661) 944-1140 , wpickett@gnet.com

Golden Retriever Club of Greater LA Rescue
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.grcglarescue.org
(818) 700-5200 , hurd@pacbell.net

Golden Retriever Club of San Diego County Rescue
San Diego, CA
(619) 449-1991 , grcsd@aol.com

Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary
Sacramento, CA
http://www.homewardboundgoldens.orgl
(916) 655-1410 , jjsgoldens@direcway.com

Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue
Menlo Park, CA
http://www.golden-rescue.org
(510) 262-0597 , info@golden-rescue.org

Retrievers and Friends of Southern CA
Temecula, CA
http://www.retrieversandfriends.com
(909) 696-2428 , info@retrieversandfriends.com
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Gordon Setter

Golden Gate Gordon Setter Club Rescue
Middletown, CA
(707) 987-9463 , bluewin@saber.net

Nancy Thompson’s Gordon Setter Rescue
CA
(916) 989-1633 , nmthom@aol.com

Sandy Rust’s Gordon Setter Rescue
CA
(760) 363-7307 , blumis@cci-29palms.com
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Great Dane

2nd Chance Great Dane Rescue
El Cajon, CA
http://jamonline.shutterfly.com/my/o…21b3197f6b4564
(619) 444-4743 , angibearl8@aol.com

Great Dane Club of California
CA
(818) 885-7208

Great Dane Rescue of Northern California
San Jose, CA
http://www.angelfire.com/stars2/cadreaming/rescue.html
(408) 531-9885 , lisavanbuhler@yahoo.com

Great Dane Rescue of Riverside County
Lake Elsinore, CA
http://www.danerescue.org
(909) 678-5464 , jpneet@inland.net

San Diego Great Dane Rescue
San Diego, CA
http://www.danerescue.org
godwin@cts.com

San Gabriel Valley Great Dane Rescue
Glendora, CA
http://www.6stardanes.com/rescues.html
(626) 963-0935 , geetchy@earthlink.net
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Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees Assoc. of So. CA Rescue Inc.
Devore, CA
http://www.greatpyrrescue.org
(909) 887-8201 , info@greatpyrrescue.org

Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern Calif, Inc
Georgetown, CA
http://www.gprnc.org
(916) 452-PYRS , whtfire@pacbell.net
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

GSMD Club of America Rescue
CA
http://www.gsmdca.org/Rescue.htm
rescue@gsmdca.org

Kathy Ungar’s Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Rescue
CA
(805) 255-1167

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com

SwissyRescue
Pleasanton, CA
http://www.swissyrescue.com
(925) 426-5656 , dmwalker@swissyrescue.com
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Greyhound

Dog Works Canine Rescue
Vacaville, CA
http://www.dogworks.org
(707) 448-3850 , pnoel@ix.netcom.com

Golden State Greyhound Adoption
Walnut Creek, CA
http://www.goldengreyhounds.com
(925) 946-0426 , 4greyts@ca.astound.net

Greyhound Adoption California
Sunnyvale, CA
http://www.greyhoundadoptioncalifornia.com
(408) 749-0899 , sassae@att.net

Greyhound Adoption Center
La Mesa, CA
http://www.greyhoundog.org
(877) GR8TDOG , greyhound@greyhoundog.org

Greyhound Connection
San Diego, CA
http://www.greyhoundconnection.org
(619) 286-4739 , dogs@greyhoundconnection.org

Greyhound Pets of America/California
La Habra Heights, CA
http://www.fastfriends.org
(800) 298-5743 , gpa@pacbell.net

Greyhounds Friends for Life
CA
http://www.greyhounds.org/gffl/
(800) G HOUNDS

Northcoast Greyhound Support
McKinleyville, CA
http://www.northcoastgreyhounds.net
(707) 839-4765 , cara@northcoastgreyhounds.net

Operation Greyhound
El Cajon, CA
http://www.operationgreyhound.com
(619) 588-6611 , opgrey@aol.com

Retired Greyhound Adoption Service
Palo Cedro, CA
(530) 474-1618 , spine8@cs.com

Retired Racers
Acton, CA
http://www.retiredracers.com
(661) 269-2544 , greymail@retiredracers.com

Southern California Greyhound Adoption League
Irvine, CA
(949) 552-5661 , greytjoy@msn.com

Southern California Greyhound Adoption League
Spring Valley, CA
(858) 486-5532 , greytjoy@msn.com

The Hemopet/ Pet Life-line
Irvine, CA
(714)252-8455

The Needle Nose Crew
Laguna Hills, CA
http://www.ocnow.com/community/groups/needlenosecrew/
(949) 552-1373 , gogreys@juno.com

 

Stunning Siberian Husky (Kazisdaman/Wikimedia Commons)
Stunning Siberian Husky (Kazisdaman/Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

H

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Harrier

Harrier Club of America, Inc.
Inyokern, CA
http://www.harriers.net/harriers/max.html
(760) 377-4758 , auborn@harriers.net
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Husky

Bay Area Siberian Husky Rescue
Campbell, CA
HTTP:/NWWV.BAYAREASIBERIAN.ORG
(800) 473-BASH (2274) , bashrescue@bayareasiberian.org

 

Husky Haven of L.A.

http://www.huskyhavenofla.org/

huskyhavenofla@hotmail.com
Phone: 661-266-9779 or 661-675-9065 (cell)

 

Husky Helpers
CA
http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/Haven/4619/
(760) 364-3039 , huskyhelpers@yahoo.com

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Vallejo, CA
http://www.norsled.org
(707) 448-1818 , norsled@aol.com

San Diego Huskies, a nonprofit rescue group
Chula Vista, CA
http://www.sandiegohuskies.com
(619) 934-0315 , sandiegohuskies@aol.com

Siberian Husky Camp
Cajon Valley, CA
http://www.huskycamp.com
deana@huskycamp.com

Siberian Husky Rescue/Referral of CA
Danville, CA
http://www.sibernet.org/SHRR/index.html
(925) 820-1162 , shrrca@aol.com

Southern California Siberian Husky Rescue
Pomona, CA
http://www.biswebdesign.com/socalsiberescue/
(909) 865-7565 , kenandlisaignacz@msn.com

 

Intelligent Irish Water Spaniel (northlondondogs.co.uk)
Intelligent Irish Water Spaniel (northlondondogs.co.uk)

 

I

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Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound Club Rescue
CA
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/P…446/rescue.htm
joma182164@aol.com

Kathleen Faulconer’s Ibizan Hound Rescue
Thousand Oaks, CA
(805) 379-1208 , rocket98@gte.net
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Irish Setter

Irish Setter Club of San Diego Rescue & Adoption
CA
(909) 302-3377 , rsetters@pe.net

Irish Setter Club of So. Calif. Rescue
Riverside, CA
http://www.geocities.com/iscsc2001
(909) 685-8747 , snflwrkate@aol.com

Irish Setter Club of the Pacific
CA
http://www.wigwag.com/iscp/
(209) 295-1666 , mlarson@volcano.net

National Irish Setter Rescue
CA
(909) 780-7333 , shawnee@pe.net

Norcal Irish Setter Rescue, Inc.
CA
http://home.earthlink.net/–wildwind…scue/index.htm
(707) 823-1422 , doofieteah@aol.com
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Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel Club of America
Los Angeles, CA
http://clubs.akc.org/iwsc/page9.html
(323) 874-0944 , browndog@aol.com
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Irish Wolfhound

Cheryl Riggs’ Irish Wolfhound Rescue
Phelan, CA
(760) 868-4214

Irish Wolfhound Rescue Trust
San Fernando, CA
(818) 894-8988
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Italian Greyhound

California Italian Greyhound Rescue
Sacramento, CA
http://home.earthlink.net/-naturacuriosa/
(916) 922-8797 , stardustbeauty@hotmail.com

Italian Greyhound Club of America
CA
http://italiangreyhound.org/rescue.html
(310) 479-7605 , littleiuv2@aol.com

Rescue Committee
Concord, CA
(925) 673-0854 , dogsigs@aol.com

 

 

Jindo (101dogbreeds.com)
Galloping Jindo (101dogbreeds.com)

J

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Jack Russell Terrier

Harris Ranch Rescue
Forestville, CA
kariree@aol.com

Inland Empire Jack Russell Rescue
Aguanga, CA
http://www.jrtrescue.org
(909) 763-0942 , laura@jrtrescue.org

Jack Russell Terrier Club Rescue
CA
(714) 633-0294

Jack Russell Terrier Network of Northern CA
Walnut Grove, CA
http://www.jrtnnc.com
(916) 775-1973 , info@jrtnnc.com

Jumpin Jacks Rescue
Sacramento, CA
(916) 366-6890 , jjjackrescue@aol.com

Recycled Pets Rescue
Encino, CA
http://www.recycledpetsrescue.com
(818) 986-0201 , randi@recycledpetsrescue.com

 

Russell Rescue California

http://www.russellrescueca.com/

 

URTC Paws For Thought Rescue
Anza, CA
http://pawsforthought.homestead.com
(909) 763-4128 , pawsftrescue@cs.com
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Japanese Chin

JCCARE Inc.
Santa Monica, CA
http://www.japanesechinrescue.org
(310) 393-4934 , chicklett@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(831) 663-3235 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Jindo

Jindo Club of America
Redlands, CA
http://www.jindojunkie.com/jindofiIe…/photowebsite/
(909) 794-2955 , jndoclub@yahoo.com

 

 

Keeshond (Wikimedia Commons)
Cold-weather Keeshond (Wikimedia Commons)

K

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Keeshond

Bay Area Rescue Keeshonden, Inc.
Los Altos, CA
http://www.keeshondrescue.org
(650) 949-1528 , info@keeshondrescue.org

Keeshond Club of Southern California
CA
(949) 586-5989 , karnds@aol.com

Northern California Keeshond Club Rescue
Sacramento, CA
(530) 753-3244

San Diego Keeshond Rescue
San Diego, CA
(619) 284-8632 , keeslaura@earthlink.net

Southern California Keeshond Rescue
CA
http://www.foreverkees.com
(805) 527-4096 , susan@foreverkees.com
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Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier Club of No. CA Rescue
El Cerrito, CA
http://www.kerryblues.org
(510) 237-7306 , my3kerries@home.com

Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation
Solvang, CA
http://www.kerryblues.org
(805) 686-0809 , jjoers@kerryblues.org
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Korean Jindo (see Jindo)

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Kuvasz

Kuvasz Fanciers of America
Northridge, CA
http://members.aol.com/kfa4kuvasz/rescue.htm
(818) 77BWDOG , kuvaszresq@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(831) 663-3235 , ert4dogz@aol.com

 

 

Lovely Lakeland Terrier (Wikimedia Commons)
Lovely Lakeland Terrier (Wikimedia Commons)

 

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Labrador Retriever

All Retriever Friends
Sunland, CA
http://www.arfdogs.com
(818) 951-8686 , allretrievers@aol.com

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA
http://www.arvl995.org
(805) 579-8047 , arv1995@aol.com

BARC (Retrievers and Friends of So CA)
Temecula, CA
http://www.retrieversandfriends.com
(909) 696-2428 , info@retrieversandfriends.com

Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue
Stockton, CA
http://www.cc-labrescue.org
(209) 951-3697 , jackilab@lodinet.com

Dog Rescue Network
Atascadero, CA
(805) 461-8453 , thedrn@hotmail.com

Friends For Pets Foundation
Sun Valley, CA
http://www.friendsforpets.org
(818) 767-5919 , diane@friendsforpets.org

Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc.
CA
http://www.labrescue.org
(650) 361-0261 , jjacques@ccnet.com

Retrievers and Friends of Southern CA
Temecula, CA
http://www.retrieversandfriends.com
(909) 696-2428 , info@retrieversandfriends.com

Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue
Chatsworth, CA
http://www.sclrr.org
(888) 554-2522 , sclrr@sclrr.org
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Lakeland Terrier

Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association
Somis, CA
http://www.geocities.com/atrarescue/
(805) 386-3757 , atrarescue@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 972-8454 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Leonberger

Leonberger Rescue, Inc.
Waldoboro, CA
http://www.leonberger.com/LeoRescue
(207) 832-5227

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Lhasa Apso

Bay Area Shih Tzu & Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA
(408) 266-1221 , toydogrsq@aol.com

Lhasa Happy Homes
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.lhasahappyhomes.org
(310) 74-LHASA , lhasahappyhomes@aol.com

Recycled Pets Rescue
Encino, CA
http://www.recycledpetsrescue.com
(818) 986-0201 , randi@recycledpetsrescue.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Lowchen (Little Lion Dogs)

Bill Dreker’s Lowchen Rescue
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 479-8654 , bill.dreker@seiko-la.com

 

 

Bull Terrier (left) and Miniature Bull Terrier (right) (Pleple2000/Wikimedia Commons)
The tall and short of it – Bull Terrier (left) and Miniature Bull Terrier (right) (Pleple2000/Wikimedia Commons)

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Maltese

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA
http://www.arvl995.org
(805) 579-8047 , arv1995@aol.com

Bay Area Shih Tzu & Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA
(408) 266-1221 , toydogrsq@aol.com

Heart Bandits of Southern California
Ridgecrest, CA
http://hometown.aol.com/hbridgecrest…/business.html
(760) 377-3534 , avondell@juno.com

K9 Haven
Campbell, CA
http://www.k9haven.org
(408) 371-2662 , k9haven@k9haven.org

Lhasa Happy Homes
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.lhasahappyhomes.org
(310) 74-LHASA , lhasahappyhomes@aol.com

Maltese In Need Intervention Society
Riverside, CA
(909) 682-4526 , liberty77@aol.com

Margie Rickards’ Maltese Rescue
CA
(909) 371-7464 , bichonpook@aol.com
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Mastiff (English)

Helping One Dog at a Time
Atascadero, CA
http://members.aol.com/rontobin/index.htm
(805) 466-9208 , rontobin@aol.com

Mastiff Club of America
Pleasant Hill, CA
http://www.mastiff.org
(925) 899-0286 , cottini@aol.com

Mastiff Club of America
Santa Clara, CA
http://www.mastiffrescuesw.com
(408) 249-1419 , heatherfordl@yahoo.com

Redwood Empire Mastiff Club
CA
(925) 426-2430 , lamars3@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com

Southern California Mastiff Rescue
Santa Paula, CA
http://mastiff.org/exhibithall/rescue/index.htm
(805) 525-4980

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Mexican Hairless (see Xoloitzcuintli)

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Miniature Bull Terrier

Monterey Bay Bull Terrier Club
Spreckels, CA
brigadoonbt@aol.com
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Miniature Pinscher

IMPS (Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc)
Mar Vista, CA
http://www.minpinrescue.org
(877) MIN-PI N1 , km2play@aol.com

Kristen Billiu’s Miniature Pinscher Rescue
CA
http://www.geocities.com/blktnminpins/rescuemain.html
dvldgs@pacbell.net

Min Pin Rescue
Los Angeles, CA
(626) 483-9765 , casimms54@aol.com

Miniature Pinscher Club of Greater Los Angeles
San Bernardino, CA
(909) 887-3703

Nina Culver’s Miniature Pinscher Rescue
Sun Valley, CA
(818) 767-1166

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 363-8142 , ert4dogz@aol.com

 

The renowned Neapolitan Mastiff (Ewa Ziemska/Wikimedia Commons)
The renowned Neapolitan Mastiff (Ewa Ziemska/Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

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Neapolitan Mastiff

American Neapolitan Mastiff Association
CA
http://members.aol.com/anmal/private/rescue.htm
anma1@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Newfoundland

Newfoundland Club of Northern California
CA
http://www.artmodern.com/ncnc.html
ncnc@artmodern.com

Newfoundland Club of Southern California
CA
(661) 259-2794 , saanchem@hotmail.com
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Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound Association of Northern CA
CA
(408) 535-0212 , rescue@elkhound.com

Norwegian Elkhound Association of So. Cal. Rescue
Fullerton, CA
(909) 351-2554 , marbri96@earthlink.net

 

 

A short-coated Old English Sheepdog (Squigman/Wikimedia Commons)
A short-coated Old English Sheepdog (Squigman/Wikimedia Commons)

 

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Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog League of Northern CA
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 579-1848 , blumtn@earthlink.net

Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Southern California
Tehachapi, CA
http://www.oesrescue.com
(310) 392-3366 , oes@bnis.net
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Otterhound

Otterhound Club of America
CA
http://clubs.akc.org/ohca/#ohca
(626) 447-1977 , w_kline@hotmail.com

 

 

Precious Papillon (Ron Armstrong/Wikimedia Commons)
Precious Papillon (Ron Armstrong/Wikimedia Commons)

 

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Papillon

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(831) 663-3235 , ert4dogz@aol.com

Southern California Papillon Rescue
Studio City, CA
(818) 883-1889 , paprescue@aol.com

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Pekingese

Bay Area Shih Tzu & Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA
(408) 266-1221 , toydogrsq@aol.com

Carol Pearson’s Pekingese Rescue
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 922-1231 , pekepak@msn.com

Lois Frank Thomas’ Pekingese Rescue
Wilton, CA
(916) 687-7249 , peke12491@aol.com

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PEKINGESE RESCUE
San Clemente, CA
(949) 400-5735 , ervinga@cox.net

Pacific Coast Pekingese Club Rescue
Port Hueneme, CA
(805) 483-0969 , pekein2@aol.com

Pekingese Club of Central California Rescue
Wilton, CA
(916) 687-4813 , tamirutter@earthlink.net

Pekingese Rescue Service
Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 726-7092 , pekerescue@geocities.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 972-8454 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Pit Bull Terrier (see American Pit Bull Terrier)

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Pointer

Friends For Pets Foundation
Sun Valley, CA
http://www.friendsforpets.org
(818) 767-5919 , diane@friendsforpets.org
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Polish Lowland Sheep Dog (see Aponc)

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Pomeranian

Lhasa Happy Homes
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.lhasahappyhomes.org
(310) 74-LHASA , lhasahappyhomes@aol.com

OC Pom Rescue of Southern California
CA
http://www.mbfonline.com/pomrescue/
(714) 441-0961 , cc.pom.rescue@juno.com

Patricia Andrusenki Pomeranian Rescue
Temple City, CA
(626) 286-3552

Small Breed Dog Rescue
Seal Beach, CA
http://hometown.aol.com/sbdogpage/index.htm
(714) 892-3830 , carol65441@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Poodle

Bay Area Shih Tzu & Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA
(408) 266-1221 , toydogrsq@aol.com

Betty Janz’s Poodle Rescue
Grass Valley, CA
(530) 273-7943

CANINE COUSINS
GARDEN GROVE, CA
(714) 750-7913 , mplant@aol.com

K9 Haven
Campbell, CA
http://www.k9haven.org
(408) 371-2662 , k9haven@k9haven.org

New Hope For Animals
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 276-8982 , poodlequeen@earthlink.net

Nor Cal Poodle Rescue, Inc.
Alameda, CA
http://www.norcalpoodlerescue.org
(925) 295-0353 , sepaden@home.com

Poodle Club of Central California
San Rafael, CA
(415) 457-4648 , cabpudel@pacbell.net

Shih Tzu/Poodle Purebred and Mixed Breed Rescue
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 568-1919 , dalanni@yahoo.com

Small Breed Dog Rescue
Seal Beach, CA
http://hometown.aol.com/sbdogpage/index.htm
(714) 892-3830 , carol65441@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 972-8454 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Portuguese Water Dog

Marilyn Rimmer’s Portuguese Water Dog Rescue
CA
(858) 273-8552
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Pug

Little Angels Pug Rescue
Pasadena, CA
http://www.lapr.org
(626) 795-3944 , pugdude@ix.netcom.com

Northern California Pug Club Rescue
CA
(925) 830-9445 , tomray@slip.net

Pug Rescue of Fresno
Fresno, CA
(559) 225-2033 , pugresgoffresno@aol.com

Pug Rescue of Sacramento (PROS)
Sacramento, CA
http://www.pugpros.org
(916) 484-4158 , apugforme@aol.com

Pug Rescue of San Diego County
San Diego, CA
http://www.pugbutts.com
(619) 685-3580 , pugsandiego@yahoo.com

Pug Rescue of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
http://www.pugrescuesb.com
(805) 564-7202 , khp@prodigy.net

Pug Savers
Rocklin, CA
http://www.pugsavers.com
(916) 484-5004 , rescue@pugsavers.com

Pugs’N Pals of Southern California
Newport Beach, CA
http://www.pugdogrescue.com
(949) 262-7843 , pnp@pugdogrescue.com

 

 

Reclining Blue Rat Terrier/Wikimedia Commons)
Reclining Blue Rat Terrier/Wikimedia Commons)

 

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Rat Terrier

American Rat Terrier Rescue Corporation
Tujunga, CA
http://www.americanratterrier.comI
(818) 951-8888 , info@americanratterrier.com

Ratbone Rescues
Grass Valley, CA
http://www.ratbonerescues.com
(530) 274-1350 , btkoff@jps.net
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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Rescue
Concord, CA
http://www.barrc.org

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California
Concord, CA
http://www.ridgeback.org
(925) 825-9258 , resgrij@ridgeback.org

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc.
Claremont, CA
http://www.ridgebackrescue.org/regio…nia/index.html
kleanos@ridgebackrescue.org
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Rottweiler

rottie.rescue, inc.
Oakland, CA
http://www.rescue-rottie.orgl
(510) 888-3565 , victoria@rescue-rottie.org

Rottweiler Rescue of Los Angeles CA
http://members.cox.net/rrla/beverly.htm
(818) 765-5997 , judi.becker@home.com

Rottweiler Rescue of Northern California
Sheridan, CA
http://www.rronc.com
(530) 755-4880 , rottskp@aol.com

Second Chance Rottweiler Rescue, Inc.
Napa, CA
http://www.tvpup.com/asecondChance/scrr.html
(530) 753-3281

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com

Southwestern Rottweiler Club of San Diego
El Cajon, CA
http://www.srcsd.net
(619) 645-8800 , webmaster@srcsd.net

Yolo Canine Academy
Woodland, CA
http://www.yolocanineacademy.com
(530) 661-0213 , doozermoo@aol.com

 

 

Super cute Sheltie (Karen Arnold/Wikimedia Commons)
Super cute Sheltie (Karen Arnold/Wikimedia Commons)

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Saint Bernard

Adopt A Saint
La Mirada, CA
http://www.adoptasaint.orgl
(562) 965-2162 , info@adoptasaint.org

Andi Annexstein’s Saint Bernard Rescue
Tehachapi, CA
(805) 823-1308

Saint Bernard Adoption and Rescue of Clovis
Clovis, CA
http://home.earthlink.net/–stbarc/
(559) 322-0412 , stbarc@earthlink.net

Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation, Inc.
Clearlake, CA
http://www.saintrescue.org
(707) 994-9745

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 979-1485 , ert4dogz@aol.com

St. Bernard Club of the Pacific Coast Rescue
CA
http://www.stbernard.org/home.shtml
(707) 996-4319 , bigdog@ncal.verio.com
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Saluki

San Angeles Saluki Club
CA
tsent@ix.netcom.com

STOLA-Saluki
San Francisco, CA
http://www.stola.org
(209) 785 6485 , stola@gazehound.com
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Samoyed

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Vallejo, CA
http://www.norsled.org
(707) 448-1818 , norsled@aol.com

Pyles Of Smiles Samoyeds
Anderson, CA
http://www.pylesofsmiles.com
(530) 357-2800 , sammies@pylesofsmiles.com

Samoyed Rescue of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
http://socalsamoyedrescue.org
(714) 956-6180 , whitecotton@earthlink.net

San Francisco Samoyed Rescue, Inc.
San Carlos, CA
http://www.sfsr.org
(650) 364-4462 , pinecrest.1@rcn.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Schipperke

Angels Gate Schipperke Rescue and Animal Education
Long Beach, CA
(562) 428-9832 , schipstar@aol.com

Schipperke Club of America – Region 5
CA
(408) 246-6660 , lyzk@concentric.net
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Schnauzer (Miniature)

Charles Buckner’s Miniature Schnauzer Rescue
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 374-7701 , minirescue@yahoo.com

Miniature Schnauzer Club of Northern CA Rescue
CA
http://members.aol.com/mscncl/
(650) 591-9918

San Joaquin Miniature Schnauzer Club Rescue
Pittsburg, CA
http://www.sjmsc.com/rescue.htm
(925) 838-0220 , gensta@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 972-8454 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound Rescue
Cupertino, CA
(408) 257-0103 , ladybank@worldnet.att.net
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Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Southern CA
Westminster, CA
(714) 893-5821 , scottierescue@earthlink.net
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Shar-Pei

California Chinese Shar Pei Rescue
Redding, CA
http://www.californiasharpeirescue.com
(530) 549-4965 , info@californiasharpeirescue.com

California Shar-Pei Rescue
Redding, CA
http://www.californiasharpeirescue.com
(530) 549-4965

Sandy Priest Shar-Pei Rescue
San Diego, CA
(619) 698-1364

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 488-1323 , adoptarescuedog@aol.com
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Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)

Central Valley Collie & Sheltie Rescue
Sacramento, CA
http://members.tripod.com/–MikeLove…ie-Rescue.html
(916) 363-5683 , mlove@pacbel1.net

Del Dios Sheltie Rescue
Ramona, CA
(760) 788-7328 , dpriemer@pacbell.net

Heart Bandits of Southern California
Ridgecrest, CA
http://hometown.aol.com/hbridgecrest…/business.html
(760) 377-3534 , avondell@juno.com

Independent Sheltie Rescue
Gilroy, CA
(408) 847-8665 , sheltierescue@aol.com

Sacramento Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club-Rescue
North Highlands, CA
http://www.homestead.com/sheltieduz/svsschome.html
(916) 334-2251 , sheltieduz@dog.com

Sheltie Rescue Inc.
El Cajon, CA
(619) 447-3968 , ksmiller@pacbell.net

Shetland Sheepdog Club of No. CA Rescue
CA
http://www.wetware.com/sheltierescue/
(510) 728-9411

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(831) 663-3235 , ert4dogz@aol.com

Southland Sheltie Rescue
La Habra, CA
http://members.aol.com/sheltirscu/sheltie.html
(562) 691-6038 , 76523.3360@compuserve.com
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Shiba Inu

Central & Northern CA Shiba Inu Rescue
Modesto, CA
(209) 524-7631 , wodkasibs@aol.com

Shiba Inu Rescue
Riverside/San Bernardino, CA
(909) 982-2523 , starbuc164@aol.com

Shiba Rescue of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 558-1195 , aratingal3@aol.com
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Shih Tzu

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA
http://vww.arvl995.org
(805) 579-8047 , arv1995@aol.com

Bay Area Shih Tzu & Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA
(408) 266-1221 , toydogrsq@aol.com

Chihuahua, Springer Spaniel & Shih Tzu Rescue
Reseda, CA
(818) 343-0360

Lhasa Happy Homes
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.lhasahappyhomes.org
(310) 74-LHASA , lhasahappyhomes@aol.com

National Shih-Tzu Rescue
Chula Vista, CA
(619) 479-8338 , jenmai@juno.com

Shih Tzu/Poodle Purebred and Mixed Breed Rescue
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 568-1919 , dalanni@yahoo.com
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Siberian Husky (see Husky)

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Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier Club of America Rescue
Ridgecrest, CA
http://members.tripod.com/SilkyRescue/
(760) 375-4735 , anahab@ridgenet.net

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 972-8454 , ert4dogz@aol.com
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Smooth Fox Terrier (see Fox Terrier)

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Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Rover Rescue
Redondo Beach, CA
http://www.roverrescue.com
(310) 379-0154 , cathy@roverrescue.com

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Northern CA
Belmont, CA
http://www.scwtcnc.org/rescue.shtml
(415) 255-8250 , rescue@scwtcnc.org

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Rescue
Westminster, CA
(714) 893-5821 , wheatenrescue@earthlink.net
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Springer Spaniel (English)

English Springer Rescue America, Inc.
Oceanside, CA
http://www.springerrescue.org
(309) 276-5525 , springerrescue@hotmail.com

Golden Gate ESS Rescue
Oakland, CA
http://www.homestead.com/Springers/
(510) 482-3199

San Diego Dog Rescue
San Diego, CA
http://DogRescue.250free.com
(858) 614-2150 , sddogrescue@cox.net

Springer Spaniel, Chihuahua & Shih Tzu Rescue
Reseda, CA
(818) 343-0360
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier (see American Staffordshire Bull Terrier)

 

Frozen tundra-friendly Tibetan Mastiff (Tibetan Paradise/Wikimedia Commons)
Frozen tundra-friendly Tibetan Mastiff (Tibetan Paradise/Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

T

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Tibetan Mastiff

ATMA Rescue
San Diego, CA
(619) 543-1166

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(408) 629-8293 , ert4dogz@aol.com

 

 

Vivacious Vizsla (Briantresp/Wikimedia Commons)
Vivacious Vizsla (Briantresp/Wikimedia Commons)

 

V

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Vizsla

Pet Adoption Fund
Los Angeles, CA
(818) 996-4049

Vizsla Club of Northern California Breed Rescue
Pleasanton, CA
http://vizsladogs.com/vcnc.htm
(925) 846-4022 , vizrescue@aol.com

 

Cardigan Welsh Corgi (left) and Pembroke Welsh Corgi (right) (David Crosby/Wikimedia Commons)
Two peas in a pod – Cardigan Welsh Corgi (left) and Pembroke Welsh Corgi (right) (David Crosby/Wikimedia Commons)

 

W

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Water Spaniel (see Irish Water Spaniel)

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Weimaraner

Friends For Pets Foundation
Sun Valley, CA
http://www.friendsforpets.org
(818) 767-5919 , diane@friendsforpets.org

Northern California Weimaraner Rescue
Reno, CA
http://www.sfweims.com
(775) 972-7804 , windwalker@powernet.net
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Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA
http://www.arvl995.org
(805) 579-8047 , arv1995@aol.com

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of Southern California
Yorba Linda, CA
(714) 897-2685 , hbturin@aol.com

Helen Turin’s Cardigan Welsh Corgi Rescue
Yorba Linda, CA
(704) 528-5489 , hbturin@aol.com

St. Anthony’s Canine Rescue
Lomita, CA
http://www.mindspring.com/-corgially/CORGIALLY.Ink/
(310) 326-2022 , corgially@mindspring.com
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Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

Animal Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA
http://www.arvl995.org
(805) 579-8047 , arv1995@aol.com

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Southern California
Escondido, CA
(760) 480-8348

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue of the Inland Empire
San Bernardino, CA
(909) 887-5057 , brittaniacorgis@aol.com

St. Anthony’s Canine Rescue
Lomita, CA
http://www.mindspring.com/-corgially/CORGIALLY.Ink/
(310) 326-2022 , corgially@mindspring.com
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Welsh Terrier

Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association
Somis, CA
http://www.geocities.com/atrarescue/
(805) 386-3757 , atrarescue@aol.com

WTCARES
Cupertino, CA
http://www.best.comibddj/wtcaresI
(408) 725-0424 (eves only) , ddj@best.com
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West Highland White Terrier

Small Breed Dog Rescue
Seal Beach, CA
http://hometown.aol.com/sbdogpage/index.htm
(714) 892-3830 , caro165441@aol.com

West Highland White Terrier Club of CA Rescue
Rancho Mirage, CA
(661) 288-1042 , elaine8g@attbi.com

West Highland White Terrier Rescue of CA
El Cajon, CA
http://www.WestieRescueCA.com
(619) 579-6395 , westierescueca@cox.net

Westie Rescue of Northern California
San Jose, CA
http://www.sfbaywestieclub.com/rescue.htm
(408) 274-8718 , gilmer@best.com

Westie Rescue of Northern Nevada
CA
(775) 828-1832 , westiesinreno@aol.com

Westie Rescue Southern California
Westminster, CA
(714) 893-5821 , westierescue@earthlink.net
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Wheaten Terrier

Wheaten Terrier Rescue of Southern California
Westminster, CA
(714) 893-5821 , wheatenrescue@earthlink.net
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Whippet

AIIBreed Rescue
Yucaipa, CA
http://www.allbreed-rescue.org
(909) 795-4867 , scallbreedrescue@aol.com

Greater San Diego Whippet Association
National City, CA
(619) 477-4222 , normandjo@aol.com

NCWFA Whippet Rescue
Burlingame, CA
(650) 342-8868 , jbenson@houndtogs.com

Southern California Whippet Association
Glendora, CA
http://www.breedclub.org/whiprescuel.htm
(626) 963-1038 , abillups@aol.com
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Wire Fox Terrier (see Fox Terrier)

 

The serene Xolo (http://knowledgebase.lookseek.com/Xoloitzcuintli.html)
The serene Xolo (knowledgebase.lookseek.com)

 

 

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Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless)

Kathleen Faulconer’s Xolo Rescue
Thousand Oaks, CA
(805) 379-1208 , rocket98@gte.net

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(831) 663-3235 , ert4dogz@aol.com

 

 

Strong little Yorkie (Dmitry Kalinin/Wikimedia Commons)
Strong little Yorkie (Dmitry Kalinin/Wikimedia Commons)

 

Y

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Yorkshire Terrier

Bay Area Shih Tzu & Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA
(408) 266-1221 , toydogrsq@aol.com

For The Animals
Hawthorne, CA
(310) 679-3435

Recycled Pets Rescue
Encino, CA
http://www.recycledpetsrescue.com
(818) 986-0201 , randi@recycledpetsrescue.com

Small Breed Dog Rescue
Seal Beach, CA
http://hometown.aol.com/sbdogpage/index.htm
(714) 892-3830 , caro165441@aol.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA
http://www.sbprdogs.org
(831) 663-3235 , ert4dogz@aol.com

Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Alliance of So. Cal
Hollywood, CA
http://www.homestead.com/YTRA/index.html
(323) 467-0658 , richere@earthlink.net

Melanie Passes her RVT Exams !

Melanie with George3

Melanie Bellomo Shifflett has completed a remarkably difficult challenge – she passed her RVT exams ! Becoming an RVT, or Registered Veterinary Technician, takes many hours, dedication, knowledge, and skill, as well as excellent test-taking abilities, and thankfully, our lovely Melanie possesses all of these qualities.

Even more incredibly, Melanie studied for and passed her exams during her pregnancy, after her labor, and during the first two months of her son George’s life. She is truly a Superwoman !

Melanie young tech

Melanie’s career at the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital spans an entire decade. She first began working at the hospital in 2005, after she met Dr. Suehiro at the Porter Ranch YMCA. Dr. Suehiro invited Melanie to volunteer at the hospital, and once she set foot here she never left.

Melanie already had a degree in Animal and Equine Science from the Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences, but she had no experience with cats or dogs. She did not let that stop her ! Melanie went from being a volunteer, to a doctor’s assistant, to a lead technician, and now the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital’s resident Registered Veterinary Technician.

Melanie with Accordion

Registered Veterinary Technicians in California first have to take an exam that is specific to the laws and procedures of the state. If they pass the state exam, they then need to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam, which all RVT’s are given. Melanie passed both tests on her first attempt.

The topics covered on the exams are extremely varied and nuanced, and are not relegated to just cats and dogs. Turtles, snakes, pigs – questions about pretty much any exotic or large animal can be asked on the RVT exam. Some of the areas covered on the exams are:

  • Emergency treatment and protocols: shock, triage
  • Laboratory procedures: hematology, cytology, urinalysis, microbiology, blood chemistry
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Surgical assisting
  • Anesthesia
  • Animal nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Dentistry
  • Animal behavior
  • Pharmacy and pharmacology
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Fiberglass casting

 

And that’s not even everything !

We are so proud of Melanie, and could not have been less surprised with how well she has done. As Dr. Winters calmly said when we asked him if he was excited that Mel had passed her exams, “I figured she would.” Us too.

Melanie dog pile

Here is a tender statement Dr. Suehiro wrote about Melanie’s work at the hospital – Enjoy:

I met Melanie 11 years ago through a friend at the YMCA. I remember the first time I met Melanie, when I went mountain biking with my friends and she greeted me with one of her signature warm hugs. I am not a touchy feely person, but she was so warm and sincere about it that I let it slide. Later, I found out that Melanie graduated from Colorado State University as a pre-veterinary student, but did not pursue the veterinary track. At the time, Melanie seemed lost and unsure about her future. I really liked her warm outgoing friendly upbeat personality, so I asked her to volunteer at our hospital to maybe find her passion in the veterinary field again.

During her 11 year tenure here, Melanie has flourished and developed into one of our most loyal, devoted, and cherished employees at our hospital. Melanie displays the utmost honesty, integrity, character, and compassion. Her excellent interpersonal and communication skills makes her invaluable. She has worked in every department in the hospital from kennel attendant to hospital manager. She treats all the animals, clients and our employees with genuine compassion and respect.

Now, Melanie is a registered veterinary technician and the head technician of the hospital. I am so pleased and proud of how she persevered and achieved this accomplishment. I feel blessed that I have someone like Melanie at my side. Not only does she run and supervise the intensive care and surgery areas of the hospital but I also rely on her for advice on running the daily operations of the hospital.

I congratulate Melanie on her latest accomplishment. Melanie has a wonderful gift to help and care for animals and people. I hope she will continue to utilize her special gift and develop her skills as a registered technician. I expect that Melanie will help the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital become a progressive compassionate hospital for years to come. Please don’t leave any time soon.

 

Melanie with Scout and Marsha

 

Join the Fight Against Shark Finning

As a follow up to our post from last year about the terribly cruel and environmentally devastating practice of shark finning for Shark Fin Soup, we’d like to share this great campaign that was spearheaded last year by former NBA super star Yao Ming.

After retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, Yao Ming returned to China and began a career of advocating for animal rights as a celebrity ambassador for WildAid; in particular, Yao has focused on the traditional Chinese practice of shark finning for Shark Fin Soup, which entails catching sharks, axing off their fins while they are still alive, and dumping them back into the water, where they ultimately die from starvation and suffocation, or are eaten by other animals.

Here is one of the videos Yao Ming made with WildAid to raise awareness about the cruelty of shark fin soup.

Yao Ming – Shark Fin Soup from WildAid on Vimeo.

Sharks, vital creatures at the top of the marine food chain, are suffering tremendously under this practice, with over 55% of shark species now close to extinction due to  excessive hunting by shark fishermen. Currently, approximately 73 million sharks are killed for shark fin soup each year. The enormous growth of shark hunting is partially due to the growth of China’s affluent middle class. As the affluent middle class in China has increased exponentially in the last few decades, the demand for shark fin soup, a dish that is traditionally a symbol of wealth and status, has increased as well.

Several U.S. states and territories have banned the sale and possession of shark fins, including California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Illinois, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands – but there is still a dire need for legislation in the U.S., China, and around the world where the practice of shark finning continues to be prevalent.

WildAid Shark Infographic from WildAid on Vimeo.

Organizations such as WildAid,Stop Shark Finning, and  Shark Truth are committed to saving our sharks from an inhumane death and preventing our marine ecosystems from suffering a devastating loss. Join them in their campaigns or just spread the awareness to your friends and family !