Our Mission Statement: Wags and Walks is a community of dog lovers working to promote shelter dogs as the best dogs in the world through advocacy of our unique family-friendly foster and adoption programs.

Wags and Walks is different than many other rescues because we do not select dogs based on their size or age or even their breed. We hand-pick our dogs based on their temperament and their likelihood to thrive when placed in the proper home.  

Similarly, we do not select our adopters based on how many hours they work or whether they live on a multi-acre property over a condo.  We know that, like amazing dogs, loving families come in all shapes and sizes.  Our goal is to find an adopter whose home, family and lifestyle are a perfect fit for a particular dog.    


"Ben and I fell in love with a dog through another local rescue in LA.  After bringing us in twice for interviews, they turned us away as adopters for no other reason than that we both have full time jobs. Wags and Walks welcomed us with open arms and understood that even though we work we are able to care and love (and live) for our dog.  Truthfully we think it was meant to be, as we couldn't imagine our lives without Sage." 


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