Saving a life.....

One dog at a time.

  • Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation rescues companion animals from overcrowded California shelters and abandonment situations and finds them loving forever homes through local placement and through partnerships with like-minded rescue organizations, humane societies and strictly no-kill shelters in neighboring states and western Canada where shelter overcrowding is less prevalent and good homes are readily available.

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    The problem of homeless animals in California continues to worsen.  We have been called to act and to help the ever-rising population of animals who beg for rescue.  In an effort to help, we have been working to rehome animals locally and with out-of-state rescues to transport animals to areas such as Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Western Canada where shelters are less impacted and these animals are readily adopted.  We partner with organizations sharing our rescue philosophy and procedures that speak to a high standard in order to ensure these worthy animals are placed in excellent homes.  In order to save even more animals, we are continuously searching for new places that they may soon call home.


    Please  contact me at (714) 328-8661 or if you need further information or would like to make a donation. Thank you for considering Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation worthy of your donation.

    Help keep the transport van operating.


    Wags N’ Wine is our signature fundraising event.  This event is usually held in Huntington Beach on the Sunday between Father’s Day and the Fourth of July.   It features Great Food, Terrific Wine, Silent & Live Auction, Opportunity Drawings, Live Entertainment, Dancing, Dog Adoptions, Pooch Pageant & More!

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    You are also invited to attend one of our other events throughout the year.  Each year in the fall,  one of the Napa Valley wineries hosts a great food and wine tasting event in the Napa Valley.  Just before Halloween, the Huntington Harbour Mall in Huntington Beach holds a great “Trick or Treat” event for the entire family with all proceeds going to Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation.  Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation celebrates the ringing in of the holidays with a wine and food tasting party in mid-December at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach.  Your furry four legged friend is invited to join you at our events.  Please check our website often for up to date details on these events.

We are collecting towels and blankets in clean & good condition and new pet toys for the Transport as well as to give to our local shelters.  Please drop off your donations to our collection location in Huntington Beach

Posh Pooch

16400 Pacific Coast Hwy (in Peter's Landing)


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Wags-n- Wine is our signature fundraising event.  Usually held the last Sunday in June.


It features Great Food, Terrific Wine, Silent & Live Auction, Opportunity Drawings, Live Entertainment, Dancing, Dog Adoptions, Pooch Pageant & More!


Visit for details

Happy Endings

Some of the dogs featured in this video came from shelters in the California Central Valley.  These are open air shelters with no human traffic.  The only way out for these dogs is a rescue organization.  Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation takes approximately 50 of these poor unwanted creatures per month to amazing like rescues in Washington State and Calgary, Canada.  They will all be adopted in amazing homes and are able to live a happy life with their new human families.

Help keep the transport bus operating.

Make a donation and save a dog's life


We need your help!

100% of your donations are used to rescue dogs in imminent danger.  We spay/neuter and vaccinate every dog prior to rehoming them.   Often times additional vet care is needed prior to adoption.  Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation stands ready to help.


In addition to your kind donations, please attend one or all of our events throughout the year.


Remember, all your donations make dreams come true for many pups in shelters waiting to be euthanized.  Every home deserves a dog and every dog deserves a good home.  It’s a win win for everyone.



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Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation

501c3 Non Profit Organization

9151 Atlanta Ave.  #5753

Huntington Beach, CA 92615-2431


Phone: (714) 328-8661




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