Meet the animals

We specialize in mixed-breed dog rescue, but we also rehome purebred dogs, cats, and other animals. See our list of animals awaiting homes here.

Apply to adopt

An animal caught your eye or captured your heart? Fill out our online adoption application (or print it out and mail it back to us).

Become a foster

We can’t do our work without our volunteer foster homes, and there’s always a need for more. Apply to become an SPR foster home.

Donate to SPR

We gratefully accept online donations through PayPal to help defray the cost of caring for our adoptable friends.

More info & resources

Find additional resources for pet adoption and for pet owners in our more info section, and:

Contacting Special Pets Rescue

Mail: P.O. Box 3466, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Phone: (707) 350-7008
Email: info@specialpetsrescue.org

Who We Are

We are a group of friends dedicated to mixed breed dog rescue in northern California and around the world. Our mission is to help decrease pet overpopulation through our spay/neuter fund. In addition to mixed breed dogs, we occasionally have other animals available for adoption, including purebred dogs, cats and kittens, barnyard animals and others.

We do occasionally take in dogs, but when we can’t we are always willing to give advice and assistance where we can.

Adopting a Friend

All of our pets are up to date on vaccines and spayed/neutered, or arrangements to do so will be made. To our ability most of our animals are crate trained and housebroken. They live in a home environment, and are exposed to children, cats, dogs, etc.

While we don’t have a facility and all of our animals are in individual foster homes, we would love set up a time to have one of our pets be a potential new member of your family. So please call or email us: 707-350-7008 or info@specialpetsrescue.org.

If you don’t find your perfect companion here, please check out Lake County Animal Services for even more adoptable pets, or check out these other pet adoption resources.

Featured Dogs

 . Dusty .  . Dusty .  . Dusty .  . Dusty .  . Dusty .  . Dusty .
Dusty is a 3yr old Terrier mix who weighs 35 lbs. She originally came from an elderly woman who owned her in a trailer park. She is loyal and protective. Dusty is house broken,and crate trained she likes car rides and walks and has a moderate energy level. She was raised with cats and love feline friends of all shapes and sizes she is being fostered with dogs however is a dominant female and can be a bit of a feisty Terrier at first meet so wouldn't be a good match for the dog park. If Dusty sounds like the girl for you please send an adoption application our way which can be found at our website www. Special Pets Rescue.org
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Maddox .  . Maddox .
Maddox is a sweet 5yr old mutt who was abandoned by his family at a boarding kennel. Please fill out an adoption application to come meet this sweet boy!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Rusty .
Rusty's owner passed away, and now he is looking for his forever home. He previously lived with 2 small dogs, but wouldn't mind being the only child. He is 5 years old, and loves to cuddle!
Adult, Male, Small
 . Cooper .  . Cooper .
I'm a sweet 5yr old boy who is looking for someone to hang out and pal around with. Please call or email my family for info on where I would be happiest jangschwartz@me.com 707-479-1110
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sugar .  . Sugar .  . Sugar .
Sugar has lived at my house for a year and is an indoor/outdoor dog. She is house trained, walks well on a lease and knows basic commands. She is high drive and do well with an active family. She needs stimulation and is very intelligent. Please contact my foster Linnet for more info 707-671-6720 or linnetlockhart707@gmail.com
Adult, Female, Large

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