About Us

Currently headquartered in Orange County, CA our all volunteer-run, foster-home based rescue group specializes in rescuing primarily Pomeranian’s, Papillions & Hairless breeds (Chinese Crested, Peruvian Inca Orchids (PIO’s) and Xolo’s (Mexican hairless) dogs, and mixes thereof, that have been placed on the euthanasia lists in the local LA and Inland Empire high-kill shelters, from commercial breeding operations, and if we are able to consider taking in Owner Surrendered dogs.  We have NO centralized facility and we are NOT a shelter.  The dogs we have available for adoption, or who are in our hospice care, are in private homes of compassionate, local dog lovers who have opened up their homes (and hearts) to our rescued dogs until they find their furever home, or their time has come to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

Our experienced Volunteer Rescue Team have abnd extensive background in dog behaviour training, as well as veterinary experience which assists the organization identify, evaluate and rescue dogs that have the best opportunity to be successfully placed in forever homes within the Southern California community.

We have been a licensed California and IRS recognized 501(c)3 approved Non-Profit rescue organization since 2008, and are proudly listed on GuideStar.org.  We have been in dog rescue in Southern California since 2005, and in dog and cat rescue since 1986, with our funds being derived 100% from the adoption donation fees we ask for an OCPoundHound at the time of adoption. This is directed 100% back in to continuing our rescue work and the related veterinary care needed by the dogs we rescue.  This allows us to continue our mission, and motto of “Making A Difference, One Dog At A Time”.

We are an all volunteer run and foster-based organization that thrive purely on donations, which are currently a combination of private, and foundation, donations.  If you are interested in making a donation, please contact us so we can arrange for a tax-deductible receipt.

To request a Meet & Greet with a potential new member for your Family, please complete the Adoption Application Form which you can find on our web site.  All references that are requested on our application are initially checked then, if approved, an in-person “Meet & Greet”  takes place.

You are required to be over the age of 25 to complete an adoption application and contract.  Our adoptions are subject to approval, an adoption fee and a home check (either by us or one of our rescue partners). We do not typically place our dogs with anyone who is renting their residence, or in homes with small children, or large breed dogs. Out-of-state adoptions are rare and if potentially considered, are subject to careful scrutiny and reviewed on a case by case basis.  Very few of our dogs are considered for out-of-state placements.   Our adoption restrictions have been refined over time, and are a result of many years of working within the rescue community.

You may e-mail us directly at adoptme@ocpoundhounds.com

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Financial Information

As a small tax-exempt organization, whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less, we are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard.

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