Sunday, 02 August 2015 01:22

Needs Rescue / Rescue Partners

The animals featured in the link below are available to rescue groups which are approved by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. These animals are in need of immediate rescue commitment and may have medical and/or behavioral conditions that do not make them suitable for adoption by the general public but they may find forever homes with the assistance of rescue organizations. Riverside County Animal Services makes no assertions about the availability, behavior or condition of any animal.

The pets are available immediately as soon as they appear in the link below and on a first come first served basis. Rescue organizations are encouraged to call or email the rescue coordinator and make an appointment to immediately acquire any of these pets. Efforts will be made to hold the pet for the rescue organization that has made an appointment or rescue commitment. Please note: appointments are not required, they are recommended so our rescue team can serve you better.  A pet’s status may change at any time however. Riverside County Animal Services does not guarantee that any of the pets found in the link below will be available when you arrive at the shelter. Please note the department may, on a case by case basis, release any of these pets for public adoption. 

Animals listed on the adoption page will be held for public adoption for two business days following their legal ‘hold’ requirements before becoming available to animal rescue groups.

We have new animals arriving and being adopted daily. We will make every effort to maintain a complete and accurate list here. The link below refreshes every thirty (30) minutes.

All dogs with a status of “Needs Rescue” are available to adoption partner organizations immediately at no charge to the rescue, unless additional services are requested.

Dogs deemed adoptable by Riverside County Animal Services will be made available to shelter and SPCA partners after 10 days post impoundment. Dogs that have been pre-altered that meet the criteria of an SPCA/shelter partner transfer would be made available to these partners at a $20 fee.

Contacts: Always include the seven digit animal ID in the query.

Please type “Rescue Interest” in the subject line.

Rescue office 951.358.7302



Monday – Friday 8am- 5pm



Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter

· Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Closed Sundays & Holidays

San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus

· Tuesday - Friday - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
· Closed Sundays, Mondays & Holidays

Coachella Valley Animal Campus

· Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· Thursday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
· Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· Closed Sundays & Holidays

Blythe Animal Shelter

· Monday - Friday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· Shelter is closed daily from 12 - 1 p.m. for lunch
· Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays


All animals listed under Needs Rescue / Rescue Partners are available for adoption. Pets listed here have met the minimum required retention period allowed for owners to identify and have their pet returned to them.


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