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Featured Family Members
**Urgent Foster Needed – Denali**
Interested in seeing other adoptable dogs and cats?
Looking for WDR’s Barn Cat Program?
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 dogs survive 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, a leadership lifestyle, spay and neuter… and most of all, ADOPTION.
The DiscoverMe Project™
Discover our innovative 2-week foster care program for shelter dogs in need of a break.
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Latest Blog Posts
Join us for a day of fun in Carlsbad Village! All proceeds will benefit Wagging Dog Rescue!
Wagging Dog Rescue will be at West Coast Tavern for an event hosted by Alum Mr. Breakfast!
Mother Earth Tap House has asked us to join them for a dog-gone good time! Wagging Dog Rescue volunteers, current orphans, and alumni will be there for great beer and food!