About Us


 We are growing by leaps and bounds and are in search of dog and cat lovers that are passionate about adoption and the animals we serve. We need cat, kitten, dog and puppy foster volunteers in the Santa Cruz County and Monterey County areas, adoption volunteers, transport folks, and someone willing to help us figure some bookkeeping items out.

Have a skill that you think might be helpful? Feel free to email us at headinghomerescue@gmail.com, or visit our website at Headinghomerescue.org we'd love to meet you!

Adopting A Friend

By adopting a dog or a cat from Heading Home Animal Rescue, you're making a commitment to provide love, care, and medical treatment for the life of the animal. We make every effort to make the best possible match when placing our rescued animals with new families. Each adoptive home is screened carefully, and support is given throughout the adoption to make sure it is a success.

All animals are spayed and neutered prior to adoption, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed and de-flead as needed and microchipped. If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog, please email headinghomerescue@gmail.com or go to our website at Headinghomerescue.org for an application.

Who We Are

We are a group of dedicated animal lovers who volunteer our time to rescue and foster dogs and cats and find them permanent loving homes. We rescue almost exclusively from shelters throughout the Santa Cruz and Monterey County areas, though are at times able to assist shelters further afield.

Come Visit Us

We have adoptable pets available for viewing and adoption daily at the following locations:

Petsmart in Santa Cruz located at 490 River St, Santa Cruz, CA.

Wishbone Pet Company in Freedom located at 1994 Freedom Blvd, Freedom CA (between Safeway and RiteAid)

and VCA of Santa Cruz located at 815 Mission St, Santa Cruz CA

We have many animals in foster care as well, including available dogs and puppies.

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals please email headinghomerescue@gmail.com for an application form, or go to our website at Headinghomerescue.org . We will then contact you to arrange a time for you to visit the animal. Alternatively bring your completed application to one of our adoption events.

Contact Heading Home Animal Rescue


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