The state of California alone euthanizes over 100,000 cats, dogs, and other pets a year. We, as a no-kill shelter, are dedicated to helping every animal find a 'furever home.' Do your part now to help by adopting an in-need pet.


Benefit at-risk, vulnerable and homeless animals in San Diego County and surrounding regions;

Educate the public on the benefits of animal care, training, and spay/neutering pets;

Facilitate spay/neuter and food pantry for indigent, at-risk, vulnerable and hungry animals;

Place homeless, at risk and vulnerable pets into permanent and loving adoptive homes;

Support the bio-diversity and growth of our California native plants and animals, as they are the critical environment for the health of our community.


Dear ARC: I couldn’t resist sending these photos to you of the wonderful girl dog we adopted through ARC! Lucy is 100% our girl. We often refer to our girls, Patti, Sunny Jane & Our Lucy girl. She is so smart, & fun & playful & so eager to please. She’s so patient too, we are thankful that she came to our family, she’s the perfect fit for us and I’m most certain she’s totally bonded with us as well. Thanks again for helping us bring her into our family.

- SF Family

Dear ARC: After a chance meeting with Victoria Turner last year, she and ARC Rescue have been able to help me and my beloved pets when the need was the greatest. I had a few trips to the ER in 2019 and called upon Victoria to find a last minute pet sitter. Never knowing how long I'd be in hospital, she was able to secure a safe place and friendly person to care for my dogs. When one developed a serious health issue that I couldn't afford to take care of myself, she researched and arranged for another organization to assist in saving the eyesight of my little Lola. I'll be forever grateful for that effort, and all of the other niceties she's shown my dogs. From treats to kibble to toys, tails have wagged!

- Jackie Coyle

Dear ARC: Aimee changed my life! I didn’t know that I needed this dog and now we cannot imagine life without her. We love Aimee so much that she was a part of our Wedding! I know the huge, year-long efforts and massive financial investment that ARC invested to care for and love Aimee before we found you and we are so very grateful! She is the jewel in our family and we treasure her. THANK YOU to Victoria and all the rest of the wonderful volunteers at ARC RESCUE for SAVING AIMEE!