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!

Meet Jolene!

Meet our country girl, Jolene Marie!  Jolene is an 88lb English Coonhound/German Shepherd mix and is about 1.7 years old. She is very smart and catches on quickly.  She’s definitely a people person, and is super affectionate and sweet with people she knows.  It doesn’t take her long to size you up and then love you forever.

Find out more about Jolene and our other available dogs.  


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.


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

Grateful Tails

Stories of happy ever after from our adopters!