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***Covid-19 Update from Wagging Dog Rescue***

As of 3/20/2020, Wagging Dog Rescue is placing all adoptions on hold until further notice. We hope everyone is staying home and safe, and to that end, we want to keep our team of awesome volunteers home and safe as well. We are unable to conduct home visits and meet-n-greets at this time and these are required as part of our adoption process. Don’t worry! Our amazing Orphans will still be here, waiting for their perfect forever families on the other side of this global pandemic. If you see someone on our websites who catches your eye, please don’t hesitate to reach out and inquire! We can provide info for our available family members and complete as much due diligence as possible while still in quarantine, in preparation for the present dangers to pass and life to resume a semblance of normality. As always, we’re here to support our communities and alumni in any and all ways possible. If you are facing difficult times during this situation and need help, please reach out to us today. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this extraordinary time. Stay safe. Stay home.

~ Cassandra and Team WDR

Want to Make a Difference During the Pandemic? Check Out The DiscoverMe Project™

Wagging Dog Rescue’s innovative fostering program through the DiscoverMe Project™ has taken off during the pandemic. Since March 26th, we have found wonderful adopters for 7 dogs and 2 cats, with potential matches for a couple other current dogs. Many of these animals waited at the public shelter for over a year and didn’t meet their forever families until they joined us in the DiscoverMe Project™! Check it out and let us know if you’d like to get involved – or ADOPT!!


Featured Family Members

Picture of Adoptable Dog Charlie Boy

Denali – Urgent Foster Needed

Looking for WDR’s Barn Cat Program?

Interested in seeing other adoptable dogs and cats?



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 and cats survive the shelters of Southern California and Denver, CO 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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Covid-19 Update

As of 3/20/2020, Wagging Dog Rescue is placing all adoptions on hold until further notice.

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