About Us



We have NO centralized facility.  All our dogs live in private homes, where they are fostered by dog lovers.  Ware always on the lookout for reliable, mature foster homes that can provide a safe haven for our dogs, after they have passed our observation period and are deemed healthy.  We look for fosters that can work with the dog, such as house training, behaviour modification and basic obedience. We pay for all expenses.  If interested in being a Foster Mum or Dad, please check our website and complete an application, so we can determine the best match with the dogs we have available to go in to a foster home situation.

Please Note: 

  • IF you a person who requires guarantees in life then fostering is probably  not the best situation for you;
  • IF  you as a person has just has to know the history of the dog, fostering is not for you.  We know as much as you - the dog ended up at the shelter;
  • IF you are a person who can be flexible and roll with the punches, fostering may be a good opportunity for you;
  • IF you want a guarantee that the dog is housebroken, good with cats, good with other dogs, children and the population at large, then fostering may not be the best situation for you;
  • Be honest when you assess yourself as a dog's life is at stake.


Adopting A Friend

ADOPTING an OCPoundhound

1.  Print off and complete an application for adoption that can be found on our web site; www.ocpoundhounds.com

2.  Submit the application by scanning and e-mailing OR by bringing with you to a Meet & Greet event;

3. Your application will be reviewed and if we feel there is a potential match a telephone interview will be conducted.  If the telephone interview determines there is a good match we will check veterinarian, grooming and personal references provided on the application;</h3><h3>

4.  If the references are positive we then arrange a Meet & Greet with all members of the family (and other dogs) at a neutral location;

5.  If the Meet & Greet is successful, we then arrange for an in-home adoption trial to start.  These normally start on a Friday evening;

6.  After 10 days the adoption is evaluated and if successful the adoption is finalized.

Each of our dogs have different adoption donation requests.  This is a tax deductible donation that can be written off your taxes at the end of the year as a charitable deduction.  This donation covers some of the veterinary / medical costs for the dogs, housing food, board, flea prevention, micro-chipping and transportation, just to mention a few things.

We are an all-volunteer run organization who have full-time, regular employment and run the rescue after hours.  Therefore we do not do individual dog previews.  Please check our website  at www.ocpoundhounds.com for our Meet & Greets dates and locations.

Our dogs are not adopted out from Meet & Greets, and we do not place on a First Come, First Served basis.

We adopt out on the principle of what home is the best home for that dog, from what we determine by knowing the dog, his/her personality and learning about the lifestyle of the family interested in adopting.

We rarely place dogs with someone who is renting their residence. Our adoption restrictions have developed over time, and are a result of many years of working in the rescue world. We’re contacted regularly by people who desperately want to surrender their dogs to us because they rent and their Landlord no longer wants pets on the premises, or they are moving and cannot take their dog with them to their new residence. Hundreds of dogs are euthanized weekly in California shelters due to similar circumstances

Who We Are

Headquartered in Orange County, CA our small breed (primarily Pomeranian, Papillon, Chinese Crested and Japanese Chins ) rescue group is local and independently managed by a small group of dedicated volunteers.  We DO NOT have a central shelter location where people can see our dogs.  The rescued OCPoundhounds live as Family Members until adopted.  We specialize in  identifying small breed dogs from the  local high-kill shelters in LA County and Inland Empire area.  Our outstanding team has been extremely successful at identifying dogs on the shelter euthanasia lists to rescue and place successfully in forever homes in the Orange County and surrounding communities.

We do not have a shelter location.  Our dogs live in private foster-homes while they wait for their furever homes.

We are a registered Federal and California recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  All adoption fees requested for our dogs are 100% tax-deductible and are used to pay for shelter fees, spay/neuters, vaccinations and other medical needs, both minor and major.   We rely on tax-deductible donations from the public and business organizations to fund more major medical care our rescued poundhounds, and to purchase supplies.

Donations of dog treats (www.bestbullysticks.com), dog crates (wire), beds and grooming supplies are much appreciated, as are monetary donations, which can be donated on our website, www.ocpoundhounds.com through PayPal.

Come Visit Us

We DO NOT have a shelter location.  Our dogs live in private foster-homes while they wait for their furever homes.

If you would like to meet one of our Adoptable dogs, please complete an Adoption Application from our website at www.ocpoundhounds.com (by printing off and filling out) and return it to us by e-mail.  If you are pre-approved a private Meet & Greet will then be arranged.

If you would like to donate any items to the rescue, such as collapsible wire crates, x-pens, pet beds, fleeces, leashes,  harnesses, flea and odor control products these are always gratefully received.   A tax-deductible receipt can be provided. 

If you are interested in one of our dogs, please complete an Adoption Application by printing off the form from our web site www.ocpoundhounds.com, filling it out and returning it to us by scanning and e-mailing to us at adoptme@ocpoundhounds.com.  If you are approved a private Meet & Greet will be arranged.

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