About Us

Headquartered in Orange County, CA our all volunteer-run, foster-based rescue group specializes in rescuing Small Breed / Toy dogs (primarily Pomeranians, Chihuahuas, Papillions, Chinese Crested and Japanese Chins) that have been placed on the euthanasia lists in the local LA and Inland Empire high-kill shelters. Our experienced team have the credentials and knowledge to identify and rescue the dogs that have the best opportunity to be successfully placed in forever homes in 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 overall since 1991, with our funds being derived 100% from the adoption donation fees we ask for an OCPoundHound. This is directed 100% back in to continuing our rescue work and the related medical care needed by the dogs we rescue, to allow us to continue our mission, of “Making A Difference One Dog At A Time”.

We are an all volunteer run and foster-based organization that thrive only on donations, of which are 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 must 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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