Please make sure to check this section periodically for changes & news about our rescue & just the rescue community in general!
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF EMAILS & PHONE CALLS WE GET DAILY TO TRANSFER A DOG OR GET A DOG FOR ANOTHER RESCUE FROM OC ANIMAL SHELTER, WE ARE NOT APPROVED TO RESCUE FROM THERE, WE WILL NOT GO THERE TO GET A DOG FOR ANOTHER RESCUE AS THAT HAS ALWAYS ENDED BADLY FOR US. PLEASE DO NOT CALL, DO NOT EMAIL OR LEAVE A MESSAGE ABOUT US TRANSFERRING A DOG TO YOU FROM OC SHELTER. THANK YOU.
We have been able to locate good homes for several dogs since we restarted our rescue after a brief time off. Some of the dogs we are receiving updates which we always enjoy.
We have been rescuing a lot of Chis lately and we can't say enough about this breed. They can be very quiet and not yapping at all. They are very loyal and loving and are easy to fit into most situations. People need to give them the chance they deserve.
November 19 2012: I have updated the "Come Visit Us" section of this page to reflect that we are NOW going to an adoption event. Please remember though, if you see a dog that you are interested in, You can always call us and we can meet you somewhere outside of these times. Thank you!
July 1st 2012: Canine Cousins & Critters has began to start rescuing puppies & small dogs again! Unfortunately though, after the current rescue guinea pigs are adopted out. We will no longer be doing the 'critters' portion of our rescue. We will however always be available for advice & any else critter related you might need!
Our process is simple but effective in making sure that all our adoptable animals get into a home that will be theirs forever. Our pets are always spayed or neutered, up to date on their shots, dewormed, flea treated, have been exposed to pad training (even if they aren't perfect at it), have been exposed to children (toddler) & other dogs. We try to make sure we know as much about the pets personality so we can match them with someone who will mesh well with them.
There is an adoption "process" which includes, An application, A Contract, An adoption fee & of course meeting with the dog to make sure everyone likes everyone :) We are honest about any issues to ensure good placement for the pets.
Canine Cousins & Critters was founded in 2001 out of a love for dogs and all animals alike. We started as volunteers for another rescue and decided to branch out on our own to help with the extreme pet overpopulation. There are currently three people helping with Canine Cousins & Critters so there is always someone here to help with any issues or questions. Be sure to call or email us with any questions you might have.
Adoption events are most weekends call us to find out when and where it we will be at!