You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

We’ve put together the most commonly asked questions about Kate’s Rescue and the work that we do. If your question isn’t listed, ask it using the form below.

What are your operating hours?2020-05-19T22:09:00-07:00

Please note we are 100% volunteer-based and may not be able to respond to you right away. We do our best to respond in a timely manner but sometimes are out in the field and not able to get to a computer until late. We operate from 8:00AM-9:00PM Monday – Saturday.

Saturdays are event days so responses may be slow depending on who is available to respond. Sundays we take off for family time, meaning response may be very slow or not until Monday morning.

Do you have a location where I can meet a dog?2020-05-19T22:09:00-07:00

We have no physical location, we are 100% foster-based meaning we have no place to come and meet the dogs without it being set up first.

We require a completed and approved application to set up meet and greets outside of event dates, and may be limited to flexibility due once more to volunteer availability. Being foster-based in order to arrange a meet and greet we have to have a rep able to pick up the animal, have the paperwork required, and meet the possible adopter. As well as have the fosters be able to meet to have their animals picked up. We do our best to work with everyone, but meet and greets usually take time to schedule, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause eager families.

Can you take my dog?2020-05-19T22:09:00-07:00

We are 100% foster-based, meaning in order to take an animal we must secure a foster. Please when coming to us for help understand it may take a few days/weeks for us to secure someone to allow us to take the animal in question if we are able to find one. We are very rarely able to take animals on short notice unless a foster has an open space or is able to hold until another foster is found.

Can you help re-home my dog?2023-06-05T09:38:21-07:00

Due to liability concerns, we aren’t able to help re-home dogs that are not in our foster care. To surrender a dog for foster, please complete our Surrender Application.

Can you help if an animal is being mistreated?2020-05-19T22:09:00-07:00

We are a rescue and have no legal rights to cease an animal from a private home or owner.

If there is an animal in danger due to poor living conditions, please contact your local animal control.

If someone took your animal or is in possession of a stolen animal please contact your local police department. Sadly there is nothing we can do to help.

I found a dog. Can you help?2020-05-19T22:09:00-07:00

All strays must have a mandatory hold in the state of CA before being claimed by another, meaning we are unable to take found dogs and rehome them. We are a Rescue, not a Shelter. Strays require a foster for at least two weeks where the rescue tries to help find owners, we make no claims to the animals during this time. We can help post it or attempt to secure a foster for the stray hold period. If we cannot the one that found the animal is responsible for care and placement not the rescue. After the two weeks if a long term foster is found and we agree to back the animal we can attempt to adopt it out. At this point the rescue assumes responsibility for the animal.

How do I apply for adoption?2020-09-11T18:00:38-07:00

To start the adoption process, please complete our online Adoption Application.

Have another question?

If your question isn’t answered in the FAQ, please send it to us. We’ll do our best to respond quickly. If we think others may have the same question, we’ll add it to the FAQs.

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