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Grateful Dogs Rescue

PO Box 411013  San Francisco CA 94141


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Grateful Dogs Rescue – a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – was founded in 1990 by Michelle Parris, a former SF Animal Care & Control (SF ACC) volunteer.  She made it her mission to rescue SF ACC shelter dogs not made available for adoption and we continue that mission today.

Rather than letting these dogs be euthanized, Grateful Dogs Rescue saves as many as possible by fostering them until loving homes are found.Our dedicated GDR volunteers also volunteer to work with the animals at SFACC. GDR is the oldest all breed rescue group in the San Francisco bay area.

The Grateful Dogs Rescue adoption procedure is designed to find a good match between the dog and adopter. Our goal is a happy human and happy dog in a "forever home."

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Grateful Dogs Rescue is the oldest all-breed rescue group in San Francisco.  For more than two decades our mission has been to save the lives of dogs at San Francisco Animal Care and Control that are at risk of euthanasia.  We save as many of these dogs as possible, place them in experienced foster homes, and provide veterinary care and training as needed until loving adopters can be found. We are a volunteer run organization with no paid staff, the funds that are donated to Grateful Dogs Rescue all go toward the care and training of the dogs.