Rehoming your Dog

Orange County Pit Bull Rescue is a small foster home based rescue. We are the only Pit Bull specific rescue in our county. We are often overwhelmed with daily requests to take in dogs. We are very limited on space and do not take in dogs from the public. Our rescues come from urgent life or death situations; dogs from local shelters or strays.

Finding a good home for a Pit Bull takes a lot of work, often ending up with the end result of your family dog fighting for their life at an overcrowded shelter. Pit Bulls make up the majority of the dogs in shelters, and are the first likely to lose their life.

Can we help you keep your dog? The often cited reason for giving up a dog is moving. We know Orange County is a difficult place to rent with a Pit Bull. Check out our tips here. Behavioral Problems? We have referrals to qualified trainers who can help you, sometimes at a discounted rate. Check out our training info page here. Times are tough..need help with low-cost Veterinary care? Check out this page. We also have listings for foundations that can help with finances. We can also help with dog food donations.

For dog food, referrals, or more resources email us: [email protected]

Still can’t keep your dog? While we can’t take your dog, we can help you by promoting them for adoption on our websites. For more information on our Courtesy Listings, email: [email protected]

Check out this informative article about rehoming your dog from Here is a list of local shelters and rescues by state from

Orange County Animal Shelters

OC Animal Care: Serves Anaheim, Brea, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and all unincorporated areas of Orange County.

Orange County Humane Society: Serves Huntington Beach

Mission Viejo Animal Services Center: Serves Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo

Coastal Animal Services Authority: Serves San Clemente and Dana Point

Irvine Animal Care Center: Serves the Irvine area

Laguna Beach Animal Shelter: Serves Laguna Beach

Seal Beach Animal Care Center: Serves Seal Beach

SEAACA: Serves Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, Lakewood, La Palma, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate and Vernon

Long Beach Animal Care Services: Serves Long Beach, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill