Rachel Dodson

Dance Artist, Educator, Choreographer, and Performer

P r o j e c t   R e s c u e   R e l i e f

As humans, we are not one dimensional beings.  In addition to her passion for dance, Rachel has a deep love and concern for the welfare of animals and it is important to her to use her movement and art to give voice to those without.  Project Rescue Relief was created to connect those interested in getting involved in animal rescue to the avenue which best suits their needs and lifestyle.  You do not have to go in-shelter to change the lives of animals in need, please click on a link below to explore your possibilities.

 
 
 

Project Rescue Relief began as a campaign to help inform and offer resources to those interested in helping in the efforts to rescue abused, abandoned, and surrendered animals.


Many of these rescue groups, shelters, and sanctuaries also offer adoptions.  If you are looking to bring a fuzzy heart into your family, you can be the loving forever home that is needed by so many on this list.


There are a number of ways that you can get involved in animal rescue efforts...

  • Transportation of rescued pets to their forever homes (short or long distance)
  • Making a donation or sponsoring a rescued animal
  • Taking photos of animals for adoption purposes
  • Shelter checks
  • Training
  • Evaluation of pets
  • Answering inquiries
  • Bottle feeding babies
  • Behavior problem solving
  • Public relations
  • Administrative support
  • Event planning
  • Fund raising
  • Adoption follow-ups
  • and so much more

Browse, click, and contact any of the groups listed below to fine your place in the rescue relief efforts of your choice.

Animal Transportation

Breed Specific Rescue Groups

Afghan Hound Rescue of Southern California

American Pomeranian Club Rescue

Animal Place Farmed Animal Sanctuary

Befriended Felines

Border Collie Rescue of Northern California

Burmese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California

California Sharpei Rescue

Cats About Town Society

Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue

Dog Works Doberman Rescue

English Springer Rescue America

Family Dog Rescue

FieldHaven Feline Center

Fluff Buddies

Folsom Feline Rescue

Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County

Friends Forever Cat Sanctuary

Golden Gate Basset Hound Rescue

Great Dane Rescue of Northern California 

Greyhound Friends for Life

Homeward Bound Golder Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary

Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills

LAPCATS

Leaps and Bounds Rabbit Rescue

Michaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Miniature Pinscher Service

NorCal Aussie Rescue

Nor Cal Beagle Rescue

NorCal Cocker Rescue

NorCal German Shorthair Pointer Rescue

Northern California Dachshund Rescue

Northern California Weimaraner Rescue

Performing Animal Welfare Society

Papillon Club of America Rescue Trust

PJ's Small Dog Rescue

Pug Savers

Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue

Rattie Ratz Rescue, Resource and Referral

Retrievers and Friends

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California

River City Cat Rescue

Rocky Mountain Great Dance Rescue

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue

Sacramento Area Kitten Rescue Alliance

Sacramento House Rabbit Society

San Francisco Samoyed Rescue

Scooter Pals Dog Rescue

Second Chance Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Siamese Rescue

Siberian Husky Rescue Referral of California

Sisters Animal Sanctuary

Summit Dog Rescue

West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue 

West Highland White Terrier (Westie) Rescue of California

Donation Opportunities

A quick and easy avenue to donate to your favorite charity is via iGive.  You can shop online and your cause gets money - free!  

Abyssinian Cat Rescue

Afghan Hound Rescue of Southern California

American Pomeranian Club Rescue

Animal Rescue of the Rockies

Animal Place Farmed Animal Sanctuary

Befriended Felines

Best Friends Animal Society

Border Collie Rescue of Northern California

Burmese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California

California Animal Rescue

California Sharpei Rescue

Cat House on the Kings

Cats About Town Society 

Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue

Colorado Animal Rescue

Dog Works Doberman Rescue

English Springer Rescue America

Every Creature Counts

Family Dog Rescue

Fluff Buddies

Folsom Feline Rescue

Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County 

Friends Forever Cat Sanctuary

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue

Golden Gate Basset Hound Rescue 

Great Dane Rescue of Northern California 

Greyhound Friends for Life

Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary

Hope for Paws

Homeward Bound Golder Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary 

Humane Society of Boulder Valley

Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills

LAPCATS

Leaps and Bounds Rabbit Rescue

Marley's Mutts Rescue

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Miniature Pinscher Service

A New Hope Animal Foundation

NorCal Aussie Rescue

Nor Cal Beagle Rescue

NorCal Cocker Rescue 

NorCal German Shorthair Pointer Rescue

Northern California Dachshund Rescue

Northern California Herpetological Society

Northern California Weimaraner Rescue

Papillon Club of America Rescue Trust

Performing Animal Welfare Society

PJ's Small Dog Rescue 

Pug Savers

Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue

Rattie Ratz Rescue, Resource and Referral

Retrievers and Friends

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California

River City Cat Rescue

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue

Sacramento Area Kitten Rescue Alliance

Sacramento House Rabbit Society

San Francisco Samoyed Rescue

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services

Scooter Pals Dog Rescue

Second Chance Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Siamese Rescue

Siberian Husky Rescue Referral of California

Sisters Animal Sanctuary

Small Dog Rescue

Summit Dog Rescue

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue

West Coast Mastiff and Large Breed Rescue 

West Highland White Terrier (Westie) Rescue of California

Woods Humane Society

Yolo County SPCA

Fostering Options

If you are unable to afford, many times you can foster temporarily to help an animal get over an injury, giving them a safe place to heal while also creating space at the shelter as others come in 

Abyssinian Cat Rescue

Afghan Hound Rescue of Southern California

Animal Rescue of the Rockies

ASPCA

Befriended Felines

Best Friends Animal Society

Border Collie Rescue of Northern California

Burmese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California

California Animal Rescue

Cat House on the Kings

Cats About Town Society

Dog Works Doberman Rescue

English Springer Rescue America 

Every Creature Counts

Family Dog Rescue

Fluff Buddies

Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County

Folsom Feline Rescue

Friends Forever Cat Sanctuary

Golden Gate Basset Hound Rescue 

Great Dane Rescue of Northern California 

Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary

Homeward Bound Golder Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary 

Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills

Leaps and Bounds Rabbit Rescue

Marley's Mutts Rescue

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Miniature Pinscher Service

A New Hope Animal Foundation

NorCal Aussie Rescue

Nor Cal Beagle Rescue

NorCal Cocker Rescue

NorCal German Shorthair Pointer Rescue

Northern California Dachshund Rescue

Northern California Weimaraner Rescue

Papillon Club of America Rescue Trust

PJ's Small Dog Rescue

Pug Savers

Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue 

Rattie Ratz Rescue, Resource and Referral

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California

River City Cat Rescue

Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue

Sacramento Area Kitten Rescue Alliance

Sacramento House Rabbit Society

San Francisco Samoyed Rescue

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services

Scooter Pals Dog Rescue

Second Chance Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Siberian Husky Rescue Referral of California

Sisters Animal Sanctuary

Small Dog Rescue

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue 

West Highland White Terrier (Westie) Rescue of California

Woods Humane Society

Yolo County SPCA

National Organizations

American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Cruelty reporting, found animals, emergency services

English Springer Rescue America

Hope for Paws

Humane Society - Disaster response, mobile vet, wildlife sanctuary, street dog welfare, wildlife services

Siamese Rescue

In-shelter Volunteering

Other

Many of the groups in this list have additional volunteer efforts not dedicated in one of the other categories.  Please click and contact to find out where they need support that you may be able to offer

Afghan Hound Rescue of Southern California

Border Collie Rescue of Northern California

Boulder Community Network Animal Companions Center - Resources

Burmese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California

Colorado Wildlife Rehabilitators - Resource network

Ferrets Anonymous - Ferrets enthusiasts working to promote awareness of the domestic ferret 

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue - Rescue, Rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned wildlife.  Additional volunteer efforts available

iGive - Helping your cause at no cost to you

Golden Gate Basset Hound Rescue

Nor Cal Beagle Rescue

Northern California Herpetological Society - Educational programming

San Francisco Samoyed Rescue

Siamese Rescue

Sisters Animal Sanctuary

Small Dog Rescue

Vizsla Club of Northern California

Yolo County SPCA

Please note...

We are a small team of two who contributed to the development of this page, and while we made our best effort to collect resources, it is possible that groups on this list need more help than what is indicated. 

Please reach out to the group of your interest even if it is not listed in a category of your interest, to be sure regarding the opportunities available to you.

If you know of a group not listed in one of the categories below and would like to add them to our growing list, please connect via the "Contact" tab of this website with their information.