Pawsitivity Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non-profit animal rescue out of the general Los Angeles, California area. Although our primary focus is rescuing at risk dogs and cats from euthanasia in animal shelters throughout Los Angeles, we also rescue dogs and cats from areas around Southern California if the situation is right. As our Board of Directors love all types of animals, we will never shy away from helping other domestic pets too; including pigs, bunnies, horses, goats, and more. Pawsitivity Rescue is a foster based rescue, meaning we rely on foster homes and foster families in order for us to rescue animals from high-kill animal shelters until we place each animal in their perfect home.


One of Pawsitivity Rescue’s main goals is to encourage people to adopt animals from animal shelters or animal rescues instead of buying animals from breeders and pet stores. According to the 2017 ASPCA report, approximately 6.5 million animals enter animal shelters nationwide each year. Out of those animals, 1.5 million of them are euthanized due to no fault of their own. Although this is a huge drop in comparison to the 2.6 million animals who were euthanized in animal shelters in 2011, we still have a long way to go as a nation to help decrease these numbers further.

Please consider adopting an animal through Pawsitivity Rescue so we can continue rescuing more animals from the high kill shelters throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. We have lots of furry, and maybe even some feathery and scaly, animals for you to consider adopting! Please take a look at our happy little friends who are available for adoption. Save a life that will be forever grateful to you!


Fostering is one of the most beneficial ways you can help out Pawsitivity Rescue. Pawsitivity Rescue is a foster based rescue, meaning we rely on the generosity of foster families to open their homes to an animal that was rescued from a high kill shelter until we can place them in a loving forever home. With your help, we can help minimize the amount of animals that are euthanized in California animal shelters each year! When we save an animal from the shelters, it leaves room for more animals to come in, therefore saving one life and benefiting others. The problem in most animal shelters is that they run out of room for all the animals coming in. This forces them to euthanize animals that have been in the shelter after a certain amount of days (often times as little as 2 days) in order to make room for the new animals that are sure to walk through the door.

Not only is fostering a life saving difference you can make, but it is a life changing experience for you and the animal you are fostering! When you open your home to an animal in need, these animals become forever grateful to you. You show them love, kindness, and compassion, and in return they show you trust, loyalty, and companionship. You are the bridge that connects the animals threatened life in a shelter to their new forever home with a family who loves them. You teach them to trust people again and that people are out there that care about them and love them.


Pawsitivity Rescue is always in need of animal lovers who are interested in helping out with various aspects of keeping an animal rescue up and running. Whether you are interested in working with animals, working behind the scenes with the Board of Directors, or working at upcoming fundraisers and events, Pawsitivity Rescue can always use a helping hand. Saving animals would not be possible without the help of our devoted volunteers.


Please consider making a donation towards Pawsitivity Rescue, either in the form of a monetary donation or a donation of supplies, so we can rescue animals from high-kill shelters throughout Southern California and provide for their care once rescued. Pawsitivity Rescue is not able to rescue animals in need without the help from generous donations from our supporters. Every animal we rescue needs veterinary treatment, food, and supplies. Thank you for your continued support and for your generous donations! You are helping to make a difference in the world and in the lives of many animals who would have otherwise not been with us anymore!

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue, meaning we are recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. When you donate to Pawsitivity Rescue, all donations are tax-deductible. We can ensure that your donations will go directly towards helping animals in need and the day to day fees of running an animal rescue. This is a non-profit animal rescue and none of the money will be going towards paying employees or for paying members of the board of directors.