"When I started volunteering at Rocket Dog about two years ago, I expected to learn a lot about dogs. What I didn't expect are all the things I would learn about myself! For example, I'm not afraid of big 'difficult' dogs. In fact, I seem to gravitate to the giant grouchy ones. I've also realized that I have more patience than I thought...and the dogs have taught me that patience is everything! They've also taught me endless lessons in resilience, gratitude, and trust. I've formed some really incredible friendships with fellow volunteers and even some applicants who I have helped through the adoption process. I live about ten minutes from the sanctuary and it has truly become one of my happy places. You can often find me there covered in dogs."
Rocket Dog Rescue saves dogs from abuse, neglect, and death at overcrowded shelters and places them in loving homes. We support pet owners in need in our community, and serve as first responders in emergency animal situations and natural disasters. Funded entirely by donations, we are a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Learn about what we do or apply to adopt a dog in the San Francisco Bay Area.