Partners in Pethood

Help Us

Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats).  Your donation will help strengthen our efforts in offering assistance to your community shelters and ultimately save the lives of helpless animals.

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Getting Involved

Save an Animal

Adopting a Pet

We have over 100 phenomenal rescues within our database. Are you interested in adopting or expressing your support through fostering, volunteering or donations? Take a look at our website for additional information and resources. Additionally, attend one of our adoptions events to find your new four-legged love. Knowledgeable teams are available to provide assistance.


Making a Donation

Donations and volunteers are essential to our organization. These resources allow us to plan future events free of charge to rescue organizations, provide funds needed for specific projects to rescue facilities, natural disasters and emergency events threatening animal welfare, and needed support to rescues at large San Diego based events.

Our Sponsors

What we do

Our Services

Animal Rescue

Our efforts are dedicated to making a change and showing support to shelters in various ways such as:

  • Transportation of animals needing relocation from inhumane conditions
  • Expansion of rescue facilities
  • Vet Care and Spay/Neuter fees
  • Natural disasters which have an impact on animals

Who we work with

Organizations we work with include specific breed, mixed breed, kill and no-kill shelters and animal hospitals. We are assuming this special cause because of our steadfast commitment to find loving and dedicated homes for these beautiful creatures and to improve their quality of life while here on this earth.

“Saving just one dog won’t save the world, but surely it will change the world for that one dog.”

Our Mission

Wagging Wishes assists shelter and companion animal rescue efforts by providing resources to existing rescue agencies. We accomplish this through outreach, volunteer management, adoption events, education, and financial assistance.

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering in your community? We could use your help! We host several events each year and need volunteers to assist with organizing and coordinating events. Our partnering animal rescues are also in need of help.

Reach out to us today and we will connect you with one in your area!

Upcoming Events

APR 27 - Silent Auction @ the LOT - La Jolla

11am – 3pm Join us at the LOT La Jolla to raise funds to improve and promote animal welfare. Multiple rescues and their knowledgeable teams will be on-site and they will be bringing their lovable four-legged friends for adoption! More Information



Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats).

Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats).

Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.  We estimate that the number of dogs and cats entering U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 7.2 million in 2011.  The biggest decline was in dogs (from 3.9 million to 3.3 million).

*Source: ASPCA