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Our Mission

On a Mission from Dog:

Dogs are man's best friend, but it is not always the other way around. Inspired by the dogs rescued from the Michael Vick dog-fighting ring, The Little Red Dog was born. If you are not familiar with the Michael Vick dog fighting case chronicled in The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption, The Little Red Dog was brutally beaten to death by Vick and his cousin, all because she didn’t want to fight.

We do not discriminate against ANY breed. We rescue all breeds and colors, from high kill shelters and find them loving forever homes. We are the biggest Pitbull rescue in Orange County. We also take seniors, dogs with medical issues, pregnant dogs and nursing moms. We also take in strays and owner surrenders.

Since our inception in October 2011, we have saved and placed over 3,500 dogs! We always need more money to care and feed our dogs; we are 100% volunteer based so every $1 raised goes directly to the dogs. We hope one day all dogs will make it out of the shelter system and find loving homes, and there will be no more dog fighting, but we will never forget The Little Red Dog or the other dogs who did not make it out alive. We are on a mission from Dog. Are you on a mission?

Adoption Policy

All of our dogs come fully vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered. If the puppy is too young to have all of his or her shots, we will give you a voucher for our vet.  We ask for a $375 donation for adult dogs and $475 for puppies and $500 for purebreds at the time of adoption so we can save more lives. The first step is to fill out the app here:  https://tlrd.formstack.com/forms/adoption


Please make sure you note which dog (name, not number) you are interested in



Please check the Petfinder calendar of events for a listing of our adoption events or on our website: http://www.thelittlereddog.com/events.html

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