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!

#GivingTuesday

These happy guys are just two of the many dogs we have managed to help this year. It’s GivingTuesday on November 30th – a worldwide celebration of kindness, community and generosity. Join our mission to give shelter dogs a second chance. There are several ways you can offer support – by adopting, fostering, volunteering or through donation. Every little act of generosity counts! Find out more about the different ways you can help:

#GivingTuesday

These happy guys are just two of the many dogs we have managed to help this year. It’s GivingTuesday on November 30th – a worldwide celebration of kindness, community and generosity. Join our mission to give shelter dogs a second chance. There are several ways you can offer support – by adopting, fostering, volunteering or through donation. Every little act of generosity counts! Find out more about the different ways you can help:

Meet Sumner!

This cute little guy is Sumner – he’s a West Highland Terrier mix, around 4-6 years old. Once he’s gotten over his initial shyness, he’s both sweet and silly.

ADOPTING DURING THE PANDEMIC
We have adapted our adoption  process to the guidelines.  All meets are being done outdoors, being conscious of social distancing, and home checks are being done virtually.

Find out more about Sumner (check out his cute video) and our other available dogs.  

Are you our new editor?

We’re looking for a volunteer editor for our quarterly newsletter! Your role would be to coordinate the content by working with other contributors and also writing text yourself. We like to highlight our dogs, our wonderful volunteers, and also share tips for dog parents. If you enjoy writing or have experience creating content, and would like to help Grateful Dogs Rescue, please fill out our volunteer form. 

Are you our new newsletter editor?

We’re looking for a volunteer editor for our quarterly newsletter! Your role would be to coordinate the content by working with other contributors and also writing text yourself. We like to highlight our dogs, our wonderful volunteers, and also share tips for dog parents. If you enjoy writing or have experience creating content, and would like to help Grateful Dogs Rescue, please fill out our volunteer form. 

Fostering

fostering during the pandemic

We are so very grateful to everyone who has reached out and offered to foster during the pandemic. Currently all our fosters have homes. As a foster-based rescue, our foster parents have to be able to continue fostering until the dog is adopted. If you are interested in fostering and can continue to foster as you go back to regular life, please let us know. Many dogs are in need as the shelters are closing to the public. If you are available for short-term fostering, then please contact rescues that operate shelters, or your local city or county shelter may have a program for temporary fostering of shelter dogs.

Thank you all once again, and please all take care during this time.

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!

We meet the FIRST Sunday of every month at Stern Grove Dog Park! 

Next meetup is Sunday, December 5, 2021, between 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Grateful Tails

Stories of happy ever after from our adopters!