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Pound Puppy Rescue in Redwood City, California is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2001. They rescue approximately 400 puppies every year, primarily puppies aged 3 months and younger and their pregnant or nursing mothers, from overcrowded, dirty, rural shelters where they have little chance of adoption.
These puppies are transported from their rural shelters to one of Pound Puppy Rescue's volunteer foster homes, where they'll stay until they're at least 8 weeks old. These selfless foster families are the lifeblood of the organization, providing love, care, and socialization (with both dogs and kids) for every puppy that comes through Pound Puppy Rescue's metaphorical doors. This ensures happy, healthy, well-adjusted puppies are adopted out to loving families where they have the best chance at a lifelong home.
Pound Puppy Rescue also has low-cost spay/neuter program for low-income families. Make sure to contact them for more information.
Ready to save a puppy's life? Read below for more information on Pound Puppy Rescue's adoption process and fees.
Interested in adoption a lucky pup from Pound Puppy Rescue? Here's how their adoption process works:
A few final notes about Pound Puppy Rescue's adoption process:
Pound Puppy Rescue's adoption fees vary from pup to pup, so please ask your Adoption Counselor for more information on the cost to bring your new best friend home.
Regardless of the fee, it covers your puppy's spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, deworming (if necessary), and a "jump start" training session to get them in tip-top shape! Your fees also help cover the costs to transport, feed, and care for each puppy with fees rarely covering the entire cost of rescuing each puppy in need.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.