UPCOMING EVENTS WHERE YOU CAN FIND US AND OUR RESCUE ANIMALS:
The Nor Cal Pet Rescue Program currently accepts owner surrenders ONLY (we do not take in strays due to the laws in California). However, Nor Cal Pet makes sure each rescue cat or kitten, dog or puppy that we take in to our rescue center gets spayed or neutered(with assistance from various local programs), current vaccinations, treated for worms, fleas and other possible parasites, as well as provided a proper diet and plenty of exercise.
Nor Cal Pet has volunteer opportunities for any age. Duties may include walking and bathing dogs, feeding dogs/cats and cleaning kennels when its needed. The most important job of our volunteers is the socialization you can give to these animals while they wait for their forever homes!
We encourage everyone to spay or neuter their cats and dogs both as a health benefit as well as to reduce the overpopulation in and around our community.
MEET SMILEY: He came to us about 3 years ago extremely shy, scared and slightly underweight from a high-kill shelter in Southern California. They euthanize daily and most dogs stand no chance of survival. He came with a pretty large group we took on and I remember he immediately caught my eye as his lower jaw exceeds his upper and makes the sweetest smile, hence the name, SMILEY aka SMILES for MILES.
Smiley has come so far since his arrival here at Nor Cal Pet and has so much love to give. He is an avid walker (walks 10-20 miles every few days with one of our dedicated volunteers) and is very loyal and won’t leave your side once he gets to know you. However, we know it’s going to take a very special kind of human to win this fellows heart and earn his trust due to the amount of time he has spent in a rescue/shelter environment(and who knows what or where he came from before us).
If your serious about getting to know him and would like to meet Smiley or if you have any questions about him please contact Nor Cal Pet today!
When Franklin came to us, about 4 years ago, he came to us as what the shelters considered feral. We were told that him and his sister were found in a field in southern California running loose for what had appeared to be their entire life (estimated around 2-3years old). They were pulled from a San Bernardino high kill shelter, where animals are euthanized almost daily, and brought to us with the efforts and funding through several rescue groups. Franklin (and Farrah, his sister) was on their list of unadoptable dogs due to the fact that he was absolutely terrified of humans and would nip in fear.
Oh my how the years with us here at NORCALPET have changed this little guy! His best friend is Smiley and together they are quite the team. In a perfect world someone would adopt them together. However, we know that’s not always a reality and would just love to see Franklin bond with someone outside of our rescue as he has bonded with us. We see through his stubborn “little big man” complex and love how he wags his tail when we get his harness out for a walk. Franklin needs to be given the opportunity to show someone his sweet personality, are you willing to give him the chance? Volunteering to spend time with our animals (socialization) is the best way to get to know our more complicated rescue dogs. Everyday spent with our rescue dogs builds more and more trust on their end and can help you gain that trust as well as show dogs, like Franklin, that not all humans are as bad as the ones he may have encountered in his past. Can you help be the future for Franklin!?