About

How It All Started

Founded in Hermosa Beach, CA in the South Bay of Los Angeles in 2011 by Marcella Janes RN MSN CCM. We KNEW we needed to help the endless amounts of homeless pets entering our local shelters daily. We couldn't understand why one of the highest kill Los Angeles County public shelters was 10 minutes from homes worth over a million dollars. The irony left us with an even bigger desire to influence CHANGE. It's not enough to SAY, we needed to DO!
Our mission is to rescue the sick, the injured, the seniors, the forgotten, the invisible......and make them the best dogs they can be. We rehabilitate, care, and transform the once broken, into the most loved, and cherished family pets. We rescue, hands on, thoroughly paying attention to every detail, providing high quality veterinary care, nutrition, professional behavior training, foster homes filled with love, laughter and commitment. Then we concentrate on finding good homes with good people, celebrating their lives, remembering their stories, continuing their journey.
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Gone to the Dogs Rescue is a TAX DEDUCTIBLE 501(c) 3 charity and registered non-profit animal rescue (CA Business registration # C3381246) and registered with the CA Office of Charitable Trusts since 2011, EIN 45-2459450. We are also a proud member of Guidestar.org and have achieved a Gold Participant rating for transparency and efficacy!