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No-Kill Shelter

Animal Refugee Shelter, located at 2905 San Pablo Dam Road, in San Pablo offers a safe place to cats, dogs, puppies and kittens in dire and unfortunate circumstances. What distinguishes Animal Refugee Shelter from others is their commitment to NO-KILL. Animals sheltered at the Animal Refugee Shelter are not destroyed because of age, poor health or lack of space, they live there until they are adopted.

Animal Refugee Shelter is home base to Animal Refugee Response, a local non-profit organization dedicated to urban animals in need. We believe that every life is a precious gift. Most of the animals at our shelter were minutes from being euthanized. In fact, many animals come to Animal Refugee Shelter after they have been surrendered to local veterinarians instead of being treated for injuries or illness. Rather than destroy them, the vets call Animal Refugee Response.

Once rehabilitated, these animals are ready to be placed in new loving and permanent homes. Although they all have extremely sad experiences with people, they still dearly want a special human companion. Animal Refugee Response is looking for extraordinary individuals and families who will make the commitment to one of the extraordinary animals at our Shelter, by adopting them, and accepting them as a forever friend.

If you are interested in meeting one of our wonderful dogs and cats, Animal Refugee Shelter is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm. Or, call 510/230-3758 or email

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