If you would like to help our rescue in our mission to save animals in need, you can do so by clicking on the DONATE button below. Thank you! 


Smooch Pooch Dog Rescue is foster based animal rescue operating in the Los Angeles, California area.  We are a state and federal registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is 100% volunteer based.  We are not a shelter, we are a private rescue organization that rescues all breed dogs and other animals from various unfortunate situations.  We do not have a facility or operating hours.  All of our dogs are in private foster homes and we show our dogs by appointment.  We ask that you kindly complete an adoption application prior to coming to meet the dog(s) you are interested in.  We DO NOT adopt out of the Southern California area.  This is because many of the dogs we rescue are medical needs and we do not want to put more stress on them by transporting them on long trips.  Another reason is because there are times when a dog needs to be returned to our rescue and this poses an issue when the dog is a long distance away.  We also require a home visit prior to adoption.

Sadly, hundreds of dogs are euthanized daily at shelters across the country. A very plain and simple fact is that humans have caused the euthanasia rate to spike out of control at the shelters due to not sterilizing their pets and/or irresponsible breeding.  Smooch Pooch rescues dogs from our local high kill shelters, many of them the day they are to be euthanized and gives them another chance at life. We rehabilitate these animals so they can live a happy and healthy life in their new homes.  We also rescue strays, owner surrenders and abandoned animals. We prefer to rescue animals that are in danger of euthanasia at our local shelters and abandoned animals as we see this as the most critical.

Please adopt your next dog instead of purchasing one. There are too many homeless dogs including pure breeds that need your love! If you are unable to adopt, please consider donating or fostering.
Because we are a not-for-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible! We are always in need of donations which will help with our animals' medical attention, medicine, boarding fees, food, and supplies. Please clink on the DONATE button below to help the animals in our organization.