Local Rescue Groups

Many local rescues participate at the Bark at the Park each year. Thanks!

Thank you to our 2016 Rescue Row Sponsor!



The following list of local shelters and rescues has been provided as a public resource only, and is not meant as an endorsement of any kind by the City of Lancaster or the Bark at the Park Committee.

This list covers the cities of: Palmdale, Lancaster, Acton, Agua Dulce, Rosamond, California City, Littlerock, Mojave, Stevenson's Ranch, Valencia, Newhall, Canyon Country, and Tehachapi.

Antelope Valley Dalmatian Rescue

We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing homeless Dalmatians from shelters and abandonment situations in Southern California and placing them in new and loving homes. All of our dogs are spayed / neutered, vet checked and given up to date vaccinations before placement.


Antelope Valley Dog and Cat Rescue

"A Sanctuary for the Unwanted" To serve the dogs and cats of the Antelope Valley by providing a sanctuary for the unwanted, medical attention for the needy and responsible pet ownership through community education. Our adoption process includes an application, a home check to assure you and our adoptees are safe and secure. Any other information will be provided by simply calling and asking.



A Passion for Paws Akita Rescue, Inc.

501(c)(3) certified non-profit dedicated to saving the lives of Akitas and other dogs in need. We rescue and support dogs including veterinary costs, food and temporary housing until the dogs can be adopted into their forever homes. We are a NO KILL rescue organization that survives entirely on donations. We are these shelter dogs' last hope! A Passion for Paws has saved over 20 Akitas from the Lancaster shelter alone in the last two years.


Aussie Rescue Of Southern Calif Inc.


A Pet Rescue Kennels, Inc.


Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California


California City Animal Control

We provide Animal Control Services for the City of California City.


Dachshund Rescue & Placement

We are a Dachshund rescue that rescues purebred Dachshunds from shelters families needing to give up their dogs. We find new loving forever homes for our dogs. Foster homes are always needed.


Doberman Pinscher SOS

Doberman Pinscher SOS is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Doberman Pinschers. Rehabilitation may be medical or behavioral. We sometimes have younger dogs available for adoption that only needed short-term intensive care


Doggy Smiles Rescue


Forgotten Angels Cat Rescue, Inc


French Bulldog Village Rescue


GreySave Greyhound Adoptions


Halfway to Home


High Desert Angels for Animals

We are a California non-profit organization (501C3). We rescue cats and dogs predominantly from our local shelter (Lancaster, CA). All of our animals are spayed or neutered, with shots and are usually micro chipped. We appreciate the donations and support in our endeavor to continue to help the plight of homeless and unwanted animals


The Homestretch Greyhound Rescue Adoption

Rescue and adoption of former racing greyhounds


Look Back Border Collie Rescue, Inc.


Lange Foundation


L.A. County Animal Care & Control: Lancaster


Lost & Found Dogs in the AV


New Leash on Life

Adopting a friend: One of our main objectives at New Leash on Life is to place the right animal with the right owner. Anyone wishing to adopt one of our animals may contact our website.


Ruff Patches


SecondHand Animals


Southern California Giant Schnauzer Rescue

The focus will be to educate people on the breed and the importance of spaying and neutering, to take Adoption and Fostering Applications and to interest people in volunteering.


Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue


Southern California Miniature Schnauzer Rescue


Sunny Saints


Tehachapi Humane Society

Our major programs include financial assistance with spaying/neutering, a lost and found hotline, pet placement, humane education and shelter support.


Westside German Shepherd Rescue of LA


Woof Project