Friends of Canines Animal Rescue

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Diamond is a 5 year old lovely cropped and docked red purebred female Doberman Pinscher. She was a found stray dog with a large hernia. A Good Samaritan found her and took her into their home and contacted our rescue group in a plea for help for Diamond.

The severity of her hernia pointed us to UC Davis Veterinary medicine for help with her medical condition. After vaccinations and blood tests, UC Davis determined that Diamond was able to be a candidate for surgery through their soft tissue surgery center. Her medical costs were quoted as $2600 in blood tests, vaccinations, and for her hernia repair and spay surgery. Diamond's surgery has been completed and she lives a healthy, active life now. This lovely female is so very proud when she goes running with her foster dad, Bert, in the mornings.

Diamond has repeatedly proven that she has a lovely disposition with people and the vet staff that has examined and handled her and she also did very well with her foster family's other adult female Doberman. Financial support enables our rescue to be able to help more dogs like Diamond. No donation is too small.

Friends of Canines Animal Rescue is 501c3 not for profit organization. Along with adoptable dogs, we take in senior dogs in need, dogs with medical conditions that need a little extra TLC and time to recover in foster care before they can find a home, just to mention a few. We thank you for your support of homeless pets and pets in need. Scroll down for ways to donate to our rescue organization.

Thanks again for your support for Diamond and our organization!

Mary and Bert Debusschere
Founders and Board members for Friends of Canines Animal Rescue

Friends of Canines Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.
You can make a donation for any of our foster dogs in one of the following ways:

Please make your check payable to Friends of Canines Animal Rescue and mail your donation to the following address:
Friends of Canines Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 563
Tracy, CA 95376


You can make a donation via PayPal or your credit card by clicking on the Donate button below:

Who We Are

We are a 501c3 non-profit canine rescue organization, located in Tracy, California and work with shelters in our area. We are not breed specific and also rescue many mixed breed dogs. However, we do have a special affinity for black and tan dogs and keep our eyes open for Rottweilers in the shelters. We try to save dogs that are in danger of euthanization at the shelters in our area and foster them in home environments until we find a family for them. We house-train them and teach them to live in a home setting. We offer socialization to our rescue dogs by walking them, taking them with us as often as possible, and work with them to get along with other foster dogs in our home. Before adopting a dog out to a new family, we do a home check to ensure that the rescue dog is a good match for the new adopters. If the new adoption does not work out in your home, we will welcome the dog back at any time. In this way, we hope that both you and the dog will be happy with the adoption. Check our adoption process for more details.

We also help dog owners, and people who have found a lost dog, try to find a new home for these pets. We assist them by listing the dog on our petfinder site as an owner assist listing. The owner or current caretaker of the pet continues to care for the pet and is the contact person for the pet, while the dog is listed on our webpage. Our adoption fees and policies for FCAR do not apply to these dogs. Their adoptions go strictly through their owners and caretakers and we try to help find them new families by providing exposure for them through our petfinder webpages.

Our rescue group also does a lot of transport for shelter dogs in need of adoption or rescue, to other rescue groups where they go into foster care and are treated, spayed, vaccinated and adopted out to families. If you would like to make a donation to help cover our fuel expenses and transport vehicle maintenance, it would be greatly appreciated. To make a donation to our rescue group, please refer to the section above titled, How To Make A Donation. Your donation would be greatly appreciated and used to continue to save lives through rescue, transport, and owner assistance to help rehome their pets.

Useful Links

Are you looking for your lost dog or you found a dog and are trying to find its owner? Check out

Can't find the dog you're looking for on Petfinder? You may want to check one of the following links for other shelters and listings in the area.

  • Pets and Pals animal shelter, a large no-kill shelter in Lathrop, CA
  • Rotts of Friends Rescue, a wonderful Rottweiler rescue in Woodland, CA
  • City of Stockton Animal Shelter in Stockton, CA
  • Manteca Animal Shelter in Manteca, CA
  • Lathrop Animal Services in Lathrop, CA
  • Adopt-a-Pet website, another search engine for homeless pets
  • Pet Harbor Database, a large database that many shelters use to log in their homeless pets

  • We would like to thank Petfinder for allowing us to post animals that are in need of a good home. Thank you for the use of this website.

    Friends of Canines Animal Rescue

    P.O. Box 563
    Tracy, CA 95376
    Phone: 209-832-2783
    Fax: 480-247-4575

    Click here for a list of pets at this rescue organization

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