OC Poundhounds, originally headquartered in Orange County, CA has relocated the majority of its organization to the SW Washingon State area to offer a Sanctuary and Hospice option to our rescue. We still have a small presence in Orange County, CA for our remaining dedicated Board Member and Volunteers to offer a foster-home based rescue option for Pomeranian’s, Papillions & Toy 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 are NOT a shelter. The dogs we have available for adoption 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. Our SW Washington location is called One Last Good Home Dog Sanctuary & Hospice is for senior dogs with limited life expectancy, and hospice so they can experience some love and comfort until their has come to cross the Rainbow Bridge, where we stay with them to assist them on their journey.
Our experienced Volunteers have an extensive background in dog behaviour training, as well as veterinary experience. This 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, or can be comfortable in a Sanctuary / Hospice situation. We are totally donation driven, with no paid members. All donations go towards the dog’s veterinary needs while in our care.
We are licensed in California, Washington State and the IRS as a recognized 501(c)3 approved Non-Profit rescue organization, operating 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 general and 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 for our adoptive dogs 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.
Meet & Greets are conducted with a potential Adopters, and all members who live in the home the potential adoptive dog will reside, including furred and feathered family members. The first step in our process is to complete an Adoption Application Form which you can find here 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.
We require our potential Adopters to be over the age of 25 to complete an Adoption Application and sign our Adoption Contract. Our adoptions are subject to an approved in person Meet & Greet, reference checks, an adoption fee and a physical home check (either by us or one of our rescue partners). We rarely place our dogs with anyone who is renting, or in homes with small children, or with 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.
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As a small tax-exempt organization, whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less, we are required to electronically submit Form 199-N, also known as the e-Postcard. Pur Tax ID numbers are Federal 26-3298633 CA State 3127337 and WA State 2001685