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Featured Dogs

Interested in seeing other Wagging Dogs available for adoption?



We are ALWAYS looking for passionate people to join the Wagging Dog Rescue Team! Contact us to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. It takes a bunch of dedicated people to keep a small, busy dog rescue running. Some volunteer work can even be done remotely.


Foster a Dog

Our wonderful foster volunteers are the backbone of our organization. If you’re willing to open your heart and home to a deserving dog in need of some love, this is the thing for you!



About Wagging Dog Rescue

Wagging Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization striving to help as many dogs as possible get through Southern California’s shelters and find the perfect forever family. We are an all volunteer group of passionate animal advocates, owners and rescuers dedicated to improving animal welfare and restoring the unwanted family pet to his rightful place in a responsible home. All of our adoptable dogs are in a private foster home with a loving caregiver who guides them through their transition from a stressful past to a permanent and well-deserved future. We promote responsible pet ownership, firm leadership, spay and neuter… and most of all, ADOPTION.

Happy Tails

Read the success stories of the dogs that have found their new homes.


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Social Media

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Latest Blog Posts

DiscoverMe Temporary Foster Project

What is the DiscoverMe Project? It’s a collaboration between Wagging Dog Rescue and the DAS Carlsbad Shelter to create an innovative temporary foster program. It addresses many of the challenges shelters face in getting to know the true personality of a dog in the stress of a shelter.

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Wagging Dog Rescue Partners with Pup Press

Who doesn’t need cute dog and cat greeting cards? Help Wagging Dog Rescue buy shopping with our newest partner, Pup Press. They’ve chosen Wagging Dog Rescue to receive 30% of all sales in August. They even have new cards available for the first time. Shop now!

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Wagging Dog Rescue Partners with Dog.com

Want to save money on your pet supplies and help Wagging Dog Rescue? Shop with our partner Dog.com using our special URL and they will donate 10% of the proceeds to our rescue. Just another way you can help us in our efforts to save more lives.

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