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Featured Dogs

Picture of adoptable rescue dog Kanoa

Jumpin Jack

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 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

Free Microchips June 23, 2018

Is your pet microchipped? If not, check out the free microchip clinic made possible by SNAP and the San Diego Rescue Coalition. Wagging Dog Rescue is proud to represent the Coalition as we host the north county event. If you don’t live in north county, there are other locations throughout San Diego County. No one ever thinks it will happen to them but it can. Be prepared and have your pet microchipped.

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Free Ways to Donate to Wagging Dog Rescue

Do you want to help Wagging Dog Rescue but you can’t donate at this time? That’s ok, there are lots of free ways you can generate money for the rescue! Check out these companies that will donate on your behalf at no cost to you.

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Bubbies-Babies New Book Donation

Check out the new Bubbies-Babies book Celebrating Differences this weekend at the Encinitas Street Fair. Author Giovanni Brooks is donating $2 for every book sold at the fair and books only cost $10.

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