DogTrekker operates on the principles set forth in its 4-Paw Promise: “To deliver local and accurate listings, provide engaging and actionable content and focus on social commitment to the communities we serve.” The “social commitment” part of that promise encompasses more than 300 rescues, shelters and adoption centers listed on our website and mobile app. We provide visibility, awareness campaigns, adoptathon coverage and fundraising opportunities to many of these. Here’s a short list of organizations that would deeply appreciate your holiday remembrance.
Mendocino Coast Humane: Contributing to a better life for animals and to inspire public awareness of animals' needs in Mendocino County. Donate here.
Woods Humane: Opening homes and hearts to homeless pets in San Luis Obispo County since 1955. Donate here.
Helen Woodward: Inspiring and teaching, locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond. Donate here.
Lily's Legacy: Ensuring that older, large-breed dogs—those most at risk in shelters—will live out their lives as well-loved family companions in forever adoptive homes, in foster homes or at Lily’s sanctuary. Donate here.
Muttville: Changes the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and creates better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice, education and advocacy. Right now, Muttville has a Special Matching Grant which means every dollar you give up to $50,000 will be doubled. Donate here.
Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue: Committed to saving the lives of German Shepherd Dogs in need. Donate here.
Monterey Bay Lab: Dedicated to rescuing and rehoming Labs and Lab mixes from high-kill shelters in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Donate here.
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch: Providing transitional and permanent shelter, adoption and rescue services, humane education and animal advocacy in the Napa Valley for companion and farm animals in need. Donate here.
Berkeley Humane: Serving the people and animals of the community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion and strengthening the human-animal bond. Donate here.
Golden Gate Lab: Facilitates the placement of Labrador Retrievers into loving new homes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Donate here.
Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation: Waggin’ Trails rescues companion animals from overcrowded California shelters and abandonment situations and finds them loving forever homes in neighboring states and Canada where shelter crowding is less prevalent. Donate here.
National Brittany Rescue: Provides foster care, health and temperament screening and placement in permanent homes for these loving yet high-energy dogs. Donate here.