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Our Mission

Smiley Tails Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2019. We are passionate about ending the homeless animal problem in Southern California. We re-home dogs of all ages and breeds from high-kill shelters and high-risk situations. We have a strict screening process that involves thorough applications, interviews, and home checks. Smiley Tails is foster based, volunteer run and donor funded. All donations go towards spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchips, veterinary and surgical care and training. We offer appointment-based adoptions in addition to adoption events. Our vision is to "Clear the Shelters" until there is not one animal left without a home to call their own.

Adoption Policy

All potential adopters are required to complete an application. Eligible applicants will be contacted within 48 hours for a phone interview. Due to an overwhelming number of applications, we are unfortunately unable to get back to everyone.

After a successful phone interview, a home check will be scheduled. After a successful home check, a meet and greet with the potential new dog will be scheduled. All members of the family, including any resident dog, must be in attendance.

We try our best to match our available dogs with the homes that are the best fit for them. Please understand, we never guarantee any dog to any particular applicant. Adoptions are based on an in person meet/greet with the potential new dog.

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