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!

BFF Penny & Rosie

Adopting a bonded pair is double the fun! Best Friends Penny and Rosie are seeking a home that will adopt both of them. They met at the Salinas shelter and in this scariest time in their little lives, they found comfort and joy in one another. And so we have promised them a lifetime together.These two ladies love a lap to curl up in. They also share a love for treats, and are very playful. Penny is a sun worshipper and the shyer of the two. Rosie is a little explorer, and will often take the lead.

Urgent Foster

Feather has had the bad luck of being bounced around from foster to foster and even one home and it has never been her fault. It is time for her to be able to settle into a family. She is currently in a kennel but we bring her home whenever possible and she is just a pure pleasure to have around.

Please email us at [email protected] if you would be interested in meeting and fostering Feather.



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.

February SF Chihuahua meetup

The San Francisco Chihuahua Meetup is a fantastic group of people and their amazing Chihuahuas, chi-mixes and small dogs!

February Meetup is scheduled for Sunday, February 2nd, Noon to 2PM. We meet at Stern Grove Dog Park, 100 Vale Ave, San Francisco. For more info, visit our page on

Grateful Tails

Stories of happy ever after from our adopters!