About Us

Adoption Events – Due to COVID-19, we are showing dogs by appointment only. The Animals Rule kennels are located at:
Creative Pet Supply ~ 305 N Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731

Animals Rule Placement Foundation

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 Animal Welfare Organization & Shelter

Tax ID #13-4264510

Our Mission:

Our primary goal is to remove dogs in danger of being euthanized from shelter environments and foster them until permanent homes are found through our adoption program. We believe in the spay and neuter of all animals, regardless of breed, in order to aid in the prevention of pet overpopulation. We provide our dogs with shelter, proper veterinary care and any necessary rehabilitation. We rescue all breeds of dogs and they come to us from a variety of different sources. Most of our dogs are rescued from our city and county shelters, others are strays, neglected, owner surrendered or abandoned due to their owners various financial situations.

Who We Are

Animals Rule Placement Foundation is a registered 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization Tax ID #13-4264510. We are a group of non paid volunteers who have come together to rescue and foster animals in need of adoption and find them permanent forever homes. We are based out of the south bay, in the city of San Pedro, California. Our funding comes entirely from public donations, our adoption fees and fund raisers. We do not receive any City, County or government funding. Your tax deductible donation is used 100% for the welfare and veterinary care of the animals while they are with us. Non of our volunteers are paid. We are all volunteers

2020 Accomplishments

2020 was a year like no other and COVID-19 brought about an all new way to rescue and adopt animals! Shelters and Veterinary hospitals closed down immediately starting in March of 2020. After the mandated stay at home order was lifted, the public rushed to adopt dogs. To date December 2020 the shelters are still closed and allowing people in by appointment only.  These circumstances made it very hard for rescues to enter the shelter system and remove at risk dogs.  Our rescue/adoption numbers this year are significantly lower than years past.  However, we feel that under the COVID-19 circumstances, we did an outstanding job! 

The breakdown of our total amount of dogs adopted in 2020 is as follows; we saved a total of 17 dogs on their last day at our city and county shelters. We took in 28 owner surrendered dogs thus preventing them from entering the shelter system. These dogs were surrendered to us for various reasons such as; housing relocations, lay offs, unemployment and straight up financial difficulties related to the pandemic. Some of these families lost their homes and could not afford the most basic vet care for their dogs. We also took in 20 stray dogs and 4 stray cats whose owners we were unable to locate. In addition to all of this, Animals Rule Placement Foundation was able to assist 14 low income/homeless families with pet food and vet assistance throughout the year. Something new we started when the stay at home order lifted during the pandemic was partnering with The Amazing Small Animal Clinic’s mobile spay/neuter van. We are providing them a place twice a month to perform spay/neuters, vaccinations, microchipping and dental care for both cats and dogs at a reduced rate for low income families.

We accomplished all of this while struggling through the pandemic ourselves, holding down jobs of our own, marriages and mortgages. It was a crazy difficult year. We are dedicated to the well being of our rescue dogs and we love each and every one of them who passes through our rescue on their way to forever homes. Please help us give back and help make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. Don’t Buy, Don’t Breed, Adopt!

Thank you, The Animals Rule Volunteers