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Canine Adoption and Rescue League

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Canine Adoption Rescue League mission is to help end the needless deaths of dogs and puppies in Ventura County by spaying or neutering all of the dogs in our program prior to adoption and to find good loving homes for the dogs and puppies in our Project Second Chance adoption program.

Target demographics: unwanted and homeless dogs and puppies.

Geographic areas served: Ventura County

Programs: Project Second Chance adoption program: Placed over 2700 dogs/puppies into safe, loving homes since July of 1996.Non-Profit Spay/Neuter Foundation: Founded in 2001 by the Canine Adoption Rescue League (formerly the Humane League) and Mercy Crusade to end the pet overpopulation problem in Ventura County by sterilizing the dogs and cats before they reproduce. In 2004, through the help of a Benefactor, C.A.R.L. opened the Bernice Kramer Sanctuary (C.A.R.L. Pet Care Center), a shelter to house our adoptable and homeless dogs awaiting foster care or forever placement. The Shelter is open for fee based boarding to the public and proceeds are used for the adoption program.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tracy W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have fostered dogs for CARL and adopted a dog from CARL. CARL is a wonderful nonprofit that truly cares about finding the best home for the dogs. They also rescue the dogs that may not be as adoptable and provide those dogs with loving care. CARL is a gem in our community. Tracy Williams

Kim G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The little pup is Baloo who rescued us about 1 year ago. He loves his big rescue brother Roscoe. Can't thank you all enough for everything you do! We are all a happier bunch thanks to you.

KD T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are not enough good things to say about C.A.R.L
I adopted my two dogs Blue and Sophie from them. They were so helpful when I had a life changing circumstance to deal with and I had to board them longterm. My dogs were well cared for and loved by all. Even though I missed them I knew they were ok. C.A R.L goes above and beyond to care for the animals they have. Your furbabies are in great hands. The whole staff is AMAZING and compassionate to humans too.

Stephanie Y.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They take great care of the dogs and truly care about each one!!! Dogs are healthy and best matched with their new family through a process to insure a good fit for everyone. Best adoption place out there!!!!! We love our chase CARL dog!!! They also do a fabulous job taking care of our dogs when we have to travel and can’t bring them. Their boarding facility is clean and staff is always nice and professional. 5 stars for CARL across the board

Pam D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son passed away in December 2017. He had 3 big dogs that I needed to rehome. I found a home right away for one. I called SPARC and they posted courtesy posts for me. Also, the director of SPARC talked to the director of CARL and she let me board the two other dogs at the “rescue rate”. The staff at CARL were so caring. I am so grateful for the staff at CARL as this allowed me to rehome the dogs instead of having to surrender them (I had 4 dogs of my own at the time). I am happy to say that all 3 dogs are still in the loving homes they went to.

Kim M.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve helped at adoptions and donated to CARL. Great rescue!!

Lynn L.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

C.A.R.L. rescues many dogs from not only Ventura County Animal Services but other shelters within southern California. I have personally seen these dogs brought back to good physical and mental health by C.A.R.L.'s team of dedicated, devoted and all-loving management, staff and volunteers. Kennels are kept very clean, dogs receive nutritious food, excellent veterinarian care, are walked daily by volunteers and enjoy sunshine, birds singing and fresh air in their daytime play yards. The dogs are also promoted via adoption events and online media. Most of all, the dogs are loved and treasured by everyone involved in their care and well-being.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Canine Adoption and Rescue League is one of the best rescues out there. They have wonderful dedicated volunteers that work tirelessly to find homeless dogs great homes. It takes a lot of work to run a group like this and the hard works shows!

1 Marsha M.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing volunteers always looking to get our dogs adopted and many improvements made to the property. No kill, all breed and non profit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been so lucky to be apart of this compassionate group of dog lovers for the past year. I cannot believe how much I have learned from the dogs in this rescue. Being involved with a rescue that has been around for 20+ years has been eye opening and rewarding at the same time.

Jessie B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a dog walker and foster mom for CARL for the last seven years. I can’t express the joy CARL has brought to my life and so many others lives through their mission to save the lives of so many dogs who without them would have been put down at local shelters due to their “special needs”. Because of this great charity my bff Santana is alive today bringing nonstop joy to me and my family for the past six years!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with C.A.R.L. for 13 years i love the dogs and they make me happy and the volunteers are wonderful to work with cause then we can help the dogs out by finding them wonderful homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we were looking to adopt a rescued dog, we found Hope listed on CARL's website. She sounded like a great dog and we reached out to set up a meet and greet. The volunteers and staff at CARL had clearly gone above and beyond to make sure that Hope was well-trained and adoptable but were also very familiar with her and were able to let us know strategies for approaching her, walking her, etc. CARL brought her to our home to see how she would respond to our three cats. They let us foster her for a couple of months so that we would feel sure that she was a good fit. Now, four years later, Hope is a member of our family and one of the sweetest dogs we've ever known. We are still in touch with Marion, the volunteer who helped us and who worked for hours with Hope. We would absolutely adopt from CARL again!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since April 2009, I have fosterd a dog from Canine Adoption and Rescue League. This experience has helped me with the recent loss of my own dog who recently passed away, 12 year-old blonde Lab, Toby.