Portuguese Water Dog Club of Northern California
San Francisco, California
Local Phone: (707) 331-0993
The primary responsibility of the Rescue & Relocation Program is to help all PWD’s that are in need of a new home. We have had PWD’s that have been found in shelters, turned in by owners, advertised for sale in a local paper, and found wandering the streets with no identification.
Our club makes every effort to find out who the breeder is, but many times this is not a possibility. When we can determine the breeder, we will inform him/her and expect them to either take the dog back, or to help with the expenses we incur in placing the dog. When the breeder is not known, then we will take full responsibility for the dog, and do our best to place it in a suitable new home.
We will spay/neuter if necessary, as no dog will be placed through rescue unless this is done. We will also have a health checkup on the dog, and bring all shots up to date if necessary.