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!

Come meet our dogs!

Grateful Dogs Rescue is excited to partner with Serramonte Subaru this October as part of the Subaru long-standing commitment to help shelter dogs – especially those with special needs. We’re holding an adoption event at Serramonte Subaru on Saturday October 30, between 11 am – 1pm, with a  focus on our special needs dogs. We hope to see you there!

If you want to learn more about the Subaru Loves Pets initiative,  click here.

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. 

Lulu GDR fundraiser

7.5 YEARS + 7.5 MILES + $7.5K FUNDRAISER​

We met a very special little dog in 2013 named Lulu! Sadly she passed earlier this year, but her family is raising funds to help us save more special dogs like her. 

Dirk Aguilar will be running the Dipsea Race on November 7, 2021 and raising $7,500 for Grateful Dogs Rescue, in Lulu’s memory. 

Please read her story and make a donation if you are able!

fostering during the pandemic

We are so very grateful to everyone who has reached out and offered to foster during the shut-down. 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.

Fostering

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, October 3, 2021, between 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Grateful Tails

Stories of happy ever after from our adopters!