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To rescue dogs off of death row in California and promote animal advocacy.

*We are NOT a shelter, therefore, we do not have a central place where you can meet the dogs. All dogs are in foster care getting ready for their forever homes.

Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement Services is a CALIFORNIA non-profit corporation staffed as a volunteer group, established in June 2008 by Ashley Greenspan.

Our goal is to decrease the total number of animals being euthanized in animal shelters each year by finding new, permanent homes for them. Our animals come from a variety of circumstances.

Most of them are rescued from "Death Row" at local shelters, while others are brought to us by their owners as an alternative to the shelter, and others are just found afraid and abandoned on the streets.

We do not yet have our own kennel facility, so all of the animals we take in live in "foster homes" or with their owners until they are adopted.

Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement Services has no paid employees and does not receive funding from any government agency.

We are staffed entirely by volunteers and obtain funds solely from adoption donations, fund-raisers, and donations.

In order to ultimately reduce the number of unwanted animals killed each year, we feel it is important to educate prospective owners and the general public about pet overpopulation and enforce a very strict spay/neuter policy for all our adopted pets.

We spay or neuter all animals before placement regardless of breed.

All dogs are then rehabilitated, loved and cared for, bathed, vaccinated, microchipped, have had a vet evaluation, and are free of internal and external parasites.

We are also looking for foster homes, please open your hearts and homes.

All adoption fees go 100% directly into rescuing and caring for our dogs.


2. Don't Shop! Adopt!

3. Spay and Neuter your pets