Thanks to support from our generous donors and volunteers, we’re able to save and enrich hundreds of lives each year with our work in the following areas.
Rocket Dog Rescue Foster Network
Since our founding in 2001, our foster homes have been crucial to the success of our mission. Our incredible foster volunteers help prepare dogs for adoption by temporarily taking them into their homes and families. Fosters provide not just shelter for these dogs, but the love, training, and socialization that sets them up for success in their forever homes.
Become a foster
Rocket Dog Rescue Urban Sanctuary
Opened in 2014, our Urban Sanctuary facility in Oakland provides temporary housing and care for all of our dogs who are not currently in foster care. Every day at the sanctuary, dedicated teams of volunteers feed dozens of dogs, administer medications, clean kennels, and make sure each dog is exercised, socialized, and loved. Our sanctuary serves not just as housing for dogs, but also as a community resource. Our neighbors know they can come to our door for pet food and supplies, vaccinations, and help with free or low-cost training.
Volunteer at the Urban Sanctuary
Medical Treatments for all Animals in Our Care
We arrange spay, neuter, and vaccination services for each and every Rocket Dog animal, as well as more specialized care where needed. We work with wonderful veterinary hospitals throughout the area to ensure all our dogs receive any medications, testing, operations, and support for special needs necessary.
Donate to our special-needs medical fund
Emergency Response Calls
We often serve as first-responders for pets in emergency situations. Our volunteers regularly visit local homeless encampments offering dog food and supplies, and arranging veterinary care when needed. We pick up, transport, vet, and find permanent homes for animals rescued from hoarding situations throughout California. And we head directly into the aftermath of natural disasters to take in animals displaced by events such as wildfires.
Donate to support our emergency rescue work
Regular Adoption Events
We organize pop-up neighborhood adoption events all over the Bay Area throughout the year. We also host regular adoption events at our Urban Sanctuary in Oakland, at Petfood Express and other locations throughout the area, and more. Our team of dedicated adoption volunteers carefully vets all prospective adopters to find the best match for each dog, and the best dog for each home. Check out the upcoming events on our home page or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to learn about upcoming adoption events.
If you’d like to host an adoption event at your business or home, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistance for Pet Owners in Need
We know the best way to keep dogs out of shelters is to keep them in safe and loving homes. But sometimes, pet owners need a little extra help to keep their animals healthy and housed. For community members in need, we can provide free pet food and supplies, low-cost vaccinations, free pet ID tags, etc. Whenever possible, we also offer temporary “owner-assist” foster care at our urban sanctuary in Oakland, ensuring community members facing sudden health, safety, or housing issues have a place for their animals to land until they are able to bring them safely back home.
Visit our contact page for more information on how to reach us.
Supporting Global Good
When it comes to making positive change in the world, we know we’re all in this together. That’s why Rocket Dog Rescue offers legal and practical guidance to all kinds of organizations around the US and the world on incorporating as 501(c)3s.
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