Pet Orphans of Southern California, a private non-profit animal shelter, is committed to reducing euthanasia in city and county shelters by rescuing and successfully rehoming adoptable dogs and cats. Our innovative programs rehabilitate animals and provide public education and support that promote responsible pet ownership.
We envision a community where all pets are fully integrated into loving and responsible families.
Pet Orphans of Southern California (POSC) is dedicated to combating the national crisis of overpopulation, abandonment and euthanasia through extensive education programs. While focusing on the universal concern, POSC is committed to serving its community by rescuing and rehabilitating adoptable homeless dogs and cats, providing them with exceptional care and then carefully matching them with suitable adoptive families. In addition to education and rescue, POSC provides broad community support by offering a wide range of services including medical/financial, spay/neuter and training assistance, encouraging responsible pet guardianship thus reducing abandonment and other consequences that deepen the national crisis.
As the oldest and largest private humane organization that has its own shelter in southern California, POSC has been rescuing, rehabilitating, re-homing animals for almost forty years. POSC is dedicated to the advancement of companion animal welfare. We are committed to decreasing the number of animals euthanized annually in city and county shelters by focusing our efforts on rescue, adoption, medical, education, and training. Our comprehensive approach to saving lives includes:
- Sheltering, grooming & medical care of homeless dogs and cats;
- Adoptions to lifelong homes;
- Foster care for homeless dogs and cats;
- Humane education to better equip current pet owners and prepare the next generations of compassionate animal stewards;
- Good Samaritan Program- financial assistance for veterinary care for families in need;
- Rations on the Road Program- partnership with low-income home meal delivery programs to supply pet food to needy individuals and families;
- Comprehensive training & behavioral enrichment for our sheltered animals, alumni and the pets of the local community.