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Our Mission

Established in 2016, HFP is a 501c3 Charity Rescue connecting animal lovers with the animals most in need! As a foster-based rescue, our adoptable animals reside in loving foster homes from the Bay Area up and through Sacramento County.

As of 2019, HFP Also operates a Southern California Chapter out of Carlsbad CA.

The majority of our animals are rescued directly from high-kill shelters throughout California. They are placed in loving volunteer foster homes while wait for their well-matched forever family.

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Adoption Policy

Our 3-step Adoption Process:

1. Complete adoption application at www,
2. If it sounds like a match for you, and for the dog, we will promptly schedule a zoom interview with an adoption counselor + virtual home tour
3. If both parties are comfortable proceeding after the interview, we will set up an in-person meet and greet to meet w/ the adoptable dog & all household members

**Some meet and greets may end in an adoption that same day, or we may schedule a follow-up. HFP reserves the right to a post-adoption home check.

We do not require all adopters to enroll with trainers, but we do highly encourage this to get started on the right path with your new BFF. In some cases, HFP may require enrollment in training on a case-by-case basis for first-time adopters or specific dogs with special behavioral needs.

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