Priceless Pets, A No-Kill Pet Rescue

Chino Hills, California

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About Priceless Pets, A No-Kill Rescue

Priceless Pets, A No-Kill Rescue in Chino Hills, California is a non-profit, no-kill pet rescue. Its mission is to save pets "one by one until there are none." They rescue all animals with an emphasis on hound breeds from surrounding high-kill, high-access shelters and various other circumstances.

Priceless Pets' goal is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome hound breed dogs throughout the United States. They coordinate, plan, transport, and receive hounds from states like Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Tennessee and help find homes for these hounds on the West Coast.

They operate out of multiple adoption centers known as The Orphanage. There are four locations:

  • The Orphanage Chino Hills: 2587 Chino Hills Pkwy Unit C, Chino Hills, CA 91709
  • The Orphanage Claremont: 665 E. Foothill Blvd Unit E, Claremont, CA 91711
  • The Orphanage Costa Mesa: 1536 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Wrightwood's Littlest Pet Shop: 6032 Cedar St, Wrightwood, CA 92397

Are you an animal lover who wants to help? Here are some of the ways you can:

  • Adopting from a no-kill shelter is the best way to help end pet homelessness. Opening your home and heart to shelter animals will change both of your lives forever. If you can't adopt, then foster.
  • Fostering an animal is a great way to get involved. By opening your home to an animal while they wait for their forever home, you can provide countless benefits to a dog or cat in need. If you can't foster, then volunteer.
  • Volunteers are integral to the day-to-day operation of all rescue organizations. Priceless Pet Rescue's adoption centers are predominantly volunteer-based and rely solely on outside help to keep them running. If you can't volunteer, then donate.
  • Donations are always needed and appreciated. Rescues rely almost solely on the generosity of the community to save lives. If you can't donate, then educate.
  • Educate and help end pet homelessness by getting just one more person to switch from shopping to adopting. Sharing your story of adopting and how great your pet is can help dispel misconceptions people have about shelter animals. Educate your children, friends, family members, and co-workers about pet overpopulation, adoption, and the importance of spaying and neutering.

Are you thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Priceless Pets, A No-Kill Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.

Contact Info

2587 Chino Hills Pkwy Unit C
Chino Hills
(909) 203-3695

Hours of Operation

Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Adoption Process

Priceless Pets, A No-Kill Rescue has many amazing pets waiting to be the lucky one chosen to go home with you. Here's the adoption process:

  1. Visit one of the adoption orphanages. You can also view available pets on their website above.
  2. Adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be completed in-person at one of the adoption facility after you've met the animal in question.
  3. A friendly volunteer can help you find your new best friend. Chat with them about your lifestyle and needs.
  4. Spend some time with the pet you'd like to adopt.
  5. If you're already a dog parent and you're adopting another, bring your current dogs for a meet-and-sniff.
  6. Time to finalize the adoption! Complete any required paperwork, pay the adoption fee, and begin your lives together.

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees at Priceless Pets, A No-Kill Rescue are as follows:


  • Puppies: $400-$600
  • Adults: $175-$275


  • Kittens: $135
  • Adults: $85

Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, and Rabies vaccination for dogs.

Adoption Process & Fees

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.

Why Rescue A Shelter Dog?

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:

  1. Love
  2. Patient
  3. Training

Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Aggression toward people & pets
  3. Resource guarding
  4. Destructive behavior
  5. Housetraining regression
  6. Poor social skills
  7. Leash reactivity & barrier-related aggression
  8. Constant whining

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.

Animal Shelter vs Humane Society vs Rescue: What's the Difference?

You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.

Animal Shelters

  • Most Animal Shelters are city or county-run organizations, often operated by the local Animal Control department, that manage strays and handle owner surrenders.
  • They usually have kennel facilities you can visit to adopt animals, and they usually have less stringent adoption requirements, lower adoption fees, and same-day adoptions (because their goal is to get animals out of the shelter).
  • Unfortunately, they usually know very little about each animal, including their true personalities and any behavioral problems.

Humane Societies

  • Most Humane Societies are non-profit organizations, many of which are no-kill shelters.
  • Some (but not all) are affiliated with The Humane Society of the United States.
  • They exist to improve animal welfare in the local community and often partner with city or county-run Animal Shelters that often euthanize animals due to capacity restraints.
  • They usually have kennel facilities, sometimes at multiple locations, and usually offer other services to the community such as low-cost spay/neuter clinics, community education programs, and more.
  • They may also have some animals in foster care.
  • There's a lot of variation in process and fees among Humane Societies, but they usually have really good websites that detail everything for you.


  • Most Rescues are foster-based organizations that don't have physical facilities.
  • They usually have websites and contact emails, but not all of them have phone numbers.
  • Because they don't have a physical facility, you need to view animals in their foster network online, usually on their website but sometimes on their member pages on either PetFinder or Adopt-a-Pet.
  • If you see an animal you'd like to meet, contact the rescue using the process listed on their website or via email. They'll help you through the application process and set up a time for you to meet the animal at the foster's home.
  • Adopting from a rescue generally is the most expensive option here and takes the longest, but you get an animal that's been cared for in a loving home environment and their foster can tell you a lot about their personality.

6 Tips to Improve Your Adoption Experience

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.

  1. See an animal online that you'd like to meet? Call the shelter before your visit to make sure the animal is still available. This especially applies for puppies, which are adopted out quickly.
  2. Usually, you'll need to get some paperwork in order: a photo ID, vaccination/medical records for any pets you currently have, possibly your vet's contact info and a couple of personal references, and (for renters) proof you're allowed to have a pet (copy of your lease or your landlord's contact info).
  3. If you need to provide contact info for your vet, let your vet know ahead of time. Otherwise, they may not release your information.
  4. Many shelters require your current dogs to meet adoptive dogs. Your current dogs need to be up-to-date on vaccinations.
  5. Some shelters require you to schedule a home visit to ensure a suitable living environment for the new animal.
  6. Adoption fees may seem excessive, but they're actually amazing values. Truthfully, caring for a pet is expensive. Most adoption fees include required medical care to get the animal ready for their new home including (but not limited to) spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, general vet exams, flea/tick treatment, deworming, heartworm testing/treatment for dogs, and feline leukemia and feline AIDS testing/treatment for cats. In general, your adoption fee is less than the cost of this care, so you're saving money in addition to your new animal's life!

If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!

For more information about what's included in your adoption fee, or any other questions about the adoption process, reach out to
Priceless Pets, A No-Kill Pet Rescue
Chino Hills
directly using the contact info above.

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