You don't need a breeder to get a purebred dog or cat

Pure breed adoption is quickly becoming a preferred alternative to finding a local breeder.  Not only do you save a life by rescuing a dog or cat in need, you’re very likely to spend less money on adoption fees than a breeder’s sale price.  
 
Did you know that 25% of pets in shelters and rescues are pure breed animals?  This is partially because of over-breeding, resulting in perfectly good animals either being released in to the wild or being dropped off at local shelters and rescues.  It’s a shame that not all breeders are responsible, but you can out help by adopting one and saving a life.  With 4 million pets being euthanized each year, we can all make a difference together.  It is not an issue of not having enough homes to adopt in to, it is an issue with an over-supply of animals. 
 
If you’re open to the idea of adopting a purebred pet instead of going to a breeder, we also encourage you to consider adopting an adult or senior pet.  Depending on your situation, this may be a better choice.  Puppies and young dogs can be a handful.  Older pets are more likely to be settled down a little bit and are sometimes already housebroken.  Since so many people are looking for puppies, sometimes this group gets overlooked.  It doesn’t mean they’re bad, it just means they’re a little older.   They’ll love you just the same!
 
Here is a list of California rescue organizations that focus on specific breeds.  If you know of one we don't have listed, email us and we'll add it to the list.  
 
Breed-specific Organization Name Website City
Golden Empire Basset Rescue, Inc. members.petfinder.com/~CA1334/index.html Bakersfield
German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of Southern California www.GSP-Rescue.org Bonsall
Riverside Dachshund Rescue and Sanctuary www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/75992.html Cabazon
Bay Area Siberian Husky Rescue/Referral www.bayareasiberian.org Campbell
Chowchilla Animal Rescue Alliance www.facebook.com/ChowchillaRescue Chowchilla
Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno www.cclabrescuecvc.org Clovis
Beagle Angels Rescue Network www.beagleangels.org Colton 
Pug Rescue of Sacramento-PROS Pug Rescue Bay to the Borders www.pugpros.org Concord
Siberian Husky Rescue Referral of California shrrca.org Danville
NorCal Boxer Rescue www.rescueaboxer.org Davis
Beagles and Buddies www.beaglesandbuddies.com El Monte
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue www.hbgrr.com Elvirta
Fresno Bully Rescue fresnobullyrescue.org  Fresno
Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California www.gprnc.org Georgetown
Dachshund Paws www.dachshundpaws.com Hesperia
Boxer Orange County Animal Rescue www.boxerocrescue.org Huntington Beach
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue www.coastalgsr.org Irvine
Southern California Pomeranian Rescue www.southerncaliforniapomeranianrescue.org Irvine
Southern California Dachshund Rescue www.SCDR.org La Hambra
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption www.fastfriends.org La Hambra Heights
Porchlight Rescue www.porchlightrescue.org La Honda
NorCal Irish Setter Rescue, Inc. ncisrescue.org Lafayette
California Bully Crew www.facebook.com/pages/California-Bully-Crew/192035860832820 Lake Arrowhead
Bichons and Buddies www.bichonsandbuddies.com Los Angeles
RabbitMatch.org www.rabbitmatch.org Los Angeles
Samoyed Rescue of Southern California www.socalsamoyedrescue.org Los Angeles
NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue www.NorCalGSPrescue.com Menlo Park
Valley Bully Rescue facebook.com/valleybullyrescue Modesto
Forever Friends Golden Retriever Rescue www.foreverfriendsgoldenrescue.org Moorpark
German Shepherd Rescue Of Orange County www.gsroc.org Newport Beach
Wren Yorkie Rescue www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1129.html Oakland
Boxers N Birds Animal Rescue Inc www.facebook.com/pages/Boxers-N-Birds-Animal-Rescue/111338285553622 Oceanside
Golden Gate Basset Rescue www.ggbassetrescue.org/ Petaluma
Chow Dog Rescue www.chowdog.com Pomona
Aztec Doberman Pinscher Club of San Diego www.aztecdpc.com San Diego
Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego www.RescueAChihuahua.com San Diego
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue San Diego www.coastalgsr.org/index_sd.htm San Diego
It's The Pits www.itsthepits.org San Diego
Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group www.labradorsandfriends.org San Diego
Pit Bull Rescue San Diego www.pbrsd.com San Diego
Puggles & Pitties pugglesnpitties.petfinder.com San Diego
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue ridgeback.org Santa Clara
Terrier Tots and Purebreed Rescue http://www.pupcity.com/shelters/ca1524/ Sherman Oaks
Doberman Pinscher SOS www.dobiesos.org Tehachapi
Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California www.bhrsc.info Whittier
 
Finding the right breed is the first step in getting a new pet in to your home.  You need to take in to consideration everything from their energy level, age, barking, size, exercise requirements, your energy level, among many others.  We’ve got a few links to get you started.  If we don’t yet have information for the breed you are looking for, try tracking down a breed specific rescue to ask questions to. We’ve found that they are a better source of information than general Internet searches because they have the added level of understanding the adoption process and how it generally impacts the breed.  
 

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