From foster to forever

Grateful Dogs Rescue is the oldest all-breed rescue group in San Francisco.  Since 1990 our mission has been to save the lives of local dogs, primarily at San Francisco Animal Care and Control, that are at risk of euthanasia.  

See our dogs!

Urgent fosters

Queenie and Wally are both in need of urgent foster homes.

Queenie recently became a tripawd after getting hit by a car, but she has adjusted really nicely to life as a three-legged pooch. Queenie loves short walks, mooching round the garden, cuddles, and is great with kids!

Wally was adopted 6 months ago and it was going so well, they love him and he loves them. Unfortunately, due to a terminal medical diagnosis for the adopter, Wally now needs a new home. He a very sweet boy with a great temperament who loves meeting people while out on walks.

If you are interested in fostering one of them, click the button to fill out an application. Or if you have questions please email us at [email protected]. You can find Queenie’s and Wally’s bios (along with more pics and videos) under available dogs.  

Curious about fostering?

Fostering is a vital part of the process of giving a rescue a second chance. For many dogs it is the place where they learn to feel safe and secure.  It is also a very rewarding experience for the foster parent. In the words of one of our volunteers:

“We thoroughly enjoy seeing the transformation from a sometimes sad, lonely, sick or un-trusting dog into a beautiful pet ready to share their love with another family and we love giving the gift of a best friend to other people and families.”

Click on the button below to learn more about the experiences of our volunteers and also what it entails to be a foster parent. 

BUY A DREAM, SAVE A LIFE

Grateful Dogs Rescue along with Serramonte Volkswagen and Serramonte Subaru partners in the Buy A Dream, Save A Life Program.

Serramonte Volkswagen and Serramonte Subaru are making a donation for every sale to help Grateful Dogs Rescue continue its life-saving work.

MOnthly SF Chihuahua meetup

The San Francisco Chihuahua Meetup is a fantastic group of people and their amazing Chihuahuas, chi-mixes and small dogs!!! Join people that come out every month to celebrate these amazing little dogs!

The next meetup is on Sunday, March 3rd, between 12:00 – 2:00 PM at Stern Grove Dog Park! 

Grateful Tails

Stories of happy ever after from our adopters!