A LITTLE ABOUT K9 Paw Print Rescue

Our History

K9 Paw Print Rescue (or K9PPR for short) is an animal rescue group. Our founding volunteers are known in the rescue world and have been rescuing as well as working in animal-related fields for quite some time.  K9PPR became fully operational at the beginning of 2012.  We have volunteers in fields such as Veterinary, Animal Training and behavior fields, Nurses, Shelter workers, and hard core animal lovers. We all work together to save lives of dogs in need! Our family is growing every day, and we are very excited for the things to come in the coming years!

Non-Profit

K9 Paw Print Rescue is a 501(C)(3) organization. Click to see our tax exempt status with the IRS.

Lead volunteers

We couldn't do it without them!

Our directors are all individuals who donate their time toward the organization.

Board of directors


We are located in the San Francisco East Bay Area of California and help animals from all locations, but focus on animals on the eastern side of the bay. We collaborate with other rescue groups and animal shelters from around the region to help find adoptable animals their fur-ever homes all over the state.

Our process

As an animal rescue group, we have access to animals that are not available to the public which may need some extra help medically, or just need a little extra TLC before becoming adoptable. We are contacted about animals who have run out of time at shelters, evaluate them for temperament and work with them until they are ready for adoption! We rescue animals primarily from local shelters and place the animals into our volunteer foster homes until we can find them their fur-ever home!

Our Mission

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home abandoned, abused, stray and neglected animals, primarily from high-kill shelters. We collaborate with other rescue groups and animal shelters to improve the lives of animals at risk for euthanasia. We work to provide solutions which seek to end the animal over-population and educate people to be responsible pet owners and "fur-ever guardians."

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