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California a second chance
Whether you're adopting a new companion, making a donation or spreading the word about us, you play a part in saving the lives of innocent animals abandoned and neglected by those they once trusted.
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Saving Precious Lives
We're an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization based in Mission Viejo. Our five Board Members and 35 Volunteers are dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats in overcrowded shelters throughout California. Many of the animals we rescue have a slim chance of getting out of the shelter alive due to sickness, injury or lack of kennel space.
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Since 2000, New Beginnings for Animals has rescued and adopted out over 4,000 dogs and cats from shelters throughout California.
Each animal we rescue is examined by a licensed veterinarian, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, bathed/groomed, flea treated and AVID microchipped. Our rescues are either fostered by families or boarded with veterinarians until they can be adopted into permanent, loving homes. All new homes are screened and home checked, and we're committed to the welfare of our rescued animals for the rest of their lives. We evaluate every animal's temperament and work with professional trainers to correct any behavioral issues. If for any reason an adoption doesn't work out, we require that the animal be returned to us.
New Beginnings for Animals doesn't discriminate against any animal based on breed, size or age--all dogs and cats are created equal in our eyes!
Our Featured Dog
Junior is a sweet pure bred Cocker Spaniel who is approximately 6-7 years old and weighs 28 pounds. We took him in after his family could no longer care for him.
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New Beginnings for Animals
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Tippy is a petite 2-year old girl rescued from the Downey shelter on her last day. She has an adorable freckled nose and a wind-blown look to her fur! She is our longest resident and would love a home to call her own.
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Our Featured Cat
Adopters receive 20% off their first visit to the store.