Providing Emergency Relief To Animals in Disasters

And Making A Difference in the Lives of Homeless Dogs Every Day 

Our Mission

MAD Dog Rescue, a Northern California 501(c)(3), exists to Make A Difference in the lives of domestic animals. We accomplish this through: direct disaster relief, emergency logistics, and relocation/homing efforts. Because we do not currently have a dedicated adoption center our homing efforts incorporate the use of a group of dedicated volunteer foster homes in conjunction with community outreach and mobile adoption events. We are located in Richmond, CA and provide service to large portions of Central and Northern California.


How We Go Make A Difference (MAD)

Disaster Relief

When disaster strikes, MAD Dog Rescue quickly responds with strategic resources and personnel. We work tirelessly to care for the domestic animals effected by disasters, providing: emergency evacuation and transport, sheltering, food/water/bedding, donation support, and displaced animal tracking. We are currently very active providing emergency assistance to domestic animals effected by the Carr Fire and the Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California. Follow our Facebook Page for regular updates! We were recently featured on ABC 7 News. Click the following link to view the segment! Bay Area nonprofit comes to rescue of pets affected by wildfire

Homing Efforts

At MAD Dog Rescue, our every-day operations focus on dog rescue and rehoming efforts and we work primarily with overcrowded animal shelters. We place dogs in one of our dedicated foster homes while we work on finding them their perfect forever family!  We hold regular mobile adoption events and post our adoptable dogs on social media, as well as on and We are always in need of new foster homes! Please click on the link below to fill out an application!


Support Services

Through our support services branch, our goal is to promote and support rescue groups in need. With equal access to resources, shelter and rescue groups can make a greater impact to a greater number of domestic animals throughout Northern California.

Animal Rescue and Care