Our animals are rescues mostly from California, and also abroad who have been either abandoned and or turned in to high kill shelters. The ages span from puppies to 10 plus years of age, and in some cases the animals are in need of significant vetting, in order for them to return to full health. One thing for sure, these pets give back much love to their new owners. Oh so loving they are because they know they have received the biggest gift of all, the gift of compassion, and a second chance from their new owners. So if you are considering a new pet we encourage you to look into adopting our wonderful rescue dogs from Emerald City Pet Rescue.
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All Emerald City Pet Rescue Adopted Doggies come fully vetted until healthy, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, fecal clear, treated for any parasites, worms, and fleas, groomed, and microchipped. Your adoption of an Emerald City Pet Rescue doggie also includes a new collar, leash, harness.
Emerald City Pet Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and high kill shelters, primarily those in the Los Angeles and San Bernadino, California high kill shelters, and place them into loving and forever homes. Emerald City Pet Rescue runs entirely by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, rehabilitate, transport and care for these animals. We Are a Rescue Group, Founded by Vivian Goldbloom.
Emerald City Pet Rescue is dedicated to the following goals:
Rescuing stray animals from high kill animal shelters, primarily the dogs and puppies of the Los Angeles and San Bernadino high kill shelters, who have not been adopted and are scheduled to be euthanized.
Emerald City Pet Rescue takes the animals who have been in the shelters the longest and will die unless rescued. Securing a no-kill facility where rescued pets can be safely sheltered without the threat of euthanization until we find adoptive parents for the pets.
Providing the best medical care possible to neglected, abused and injured animals
Rehabilitating hard-to-adopt animals and finding them loving homes.
Promoting the importance of spaying and neutering pets in order to drastically reduce the number of unwanted animals on the street.
We are proud to announce we are now sponsoring low cost spay and neuter events
Educating children and adults alike on responsible pet guardianship
What we do.
Our primary focus is finding safe, loving homes for unwanted, neglected and/or abused animals. We rescue dogs from high kill shelters who could be loving pets, but are about to be put to sleep due to overcrowding, illness or disease. Emerald City Pet Rescue also helps whenever possible animals that are in need everywhere. The homeless, the abandoned, the unwanted.
Most recently, Emerald City Pet Rescue is proud to announce to have been able to save doggies from other countries, where there are no animal shelters or help offered. We then bring them to the United States into our rescue group and to offer help to the rescuers in these countries. We also work with other rescue groups, we like to refer to as our “Sister Rescues” to help save more lives, as well.
Emerald City Pet Rescue spays or neuters and provides the proper vetting needed with every animal we take in, as well as giving them required inoculations and microchips each animal to ensure if they are ever lost, we will always be contacted.
Emerald City Pet Rescue takes particular care in placing our animals, pure and mixed breed alike. Our screening process includes a six-page application, reference checks and a visit to the potential owner’s home to ensure the home and family is compatible with the pet’s needs and our requirements.
We ask adoptive owners to sign a detailed five page contract obliging them to give the animal a loving home. Emerald City Pet Rescue has a lifetime policy of always taking our animals back, no matter what the circumstance.
How we do it
Emerald City Pet Rescue is run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to raising funds, fostering and caring for the animals and participating in weekend adoption events, until homes are found for these amazing pets.
Emerald City Pet Rescue also relies heavily on our foster program which introduces animals into a family environment and gives them the love they crave. All of our dogs and puppies are in foster homes or doggie daycares.
Emerald City Pet Rescue has weekly adoption events for our animals, where we show off our animal friends and interview potential parents.
The majority of the animals that come to Emerald City Pet Rescue are from high kill shelters and are in immediate danger of being euthanized. Although we wish we could place each and every animal that is wandering the streets or belongs to an owner that feels forced to give it up, it is not within our power to take them all in. However, there are ways that you, the individual who cares, can help…
Found an animal
Have you found an animal wandering the streets without tags or identification and don’t know what to do next? Emerald City Pet Rescue is required by law to take the animal to a local animal shelter where it can have the chance to be reunited with its owner. However, here are our suggestions on how to take steps on your own to reunite it with its’ owner. Taking the animal to a local veterinarian to scan to verify if the animal is microchipped with any possible owner information, this is usually offered at any veterinary facility at no charge to you. Found pet signage without too much information included about the pet, to insure that the actual owner is the one responding, is also very helpful, as well as checking on-line websites where lost pets may be posted.
Re-homing an animal
Although we wish we could help every animal looking for a new home, we are many times unable to take in animals from the those that are trying to find a home for an animal in need. Emerald City Pet Rescue takes in the majority of our animals from the high kill shelters when the animals are hours and even moments away from being euthanized. When we are able, Emerald City Pet Rescue will do our very best in helping all dogs in need, the homeless, the abandoned, the unwanted. However, we hope you will take some of our suggestions on how to find a new owner for a homeless pet.
Giving up an animal
Every day, over 40% of phone calls and e-mails that we receive are from owners who are giving up their animals. We are not always able to take an animal from its owner unless a monetary donation is made to Emerald City Pet Rescue in order to cover expenses until a new home is found, which can often be several months (this is not always the case, all cases and doggies in need come from different circumstances, if we are able to help we will). If you would like more information on how to re-home your animal, here are some suggestions.
If you would like a timely response from us, please e-mail us at email@example.com
To Foster: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Volunteer: email@example.com
Seattle Branch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin Branch: email@example.com
California Branch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder/Director – Vivian Goldbloom
Executive Assistant - Jimmy Avila
Administrative Assistant - Melissa Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant - Suzanne Cadden
Our Rescue Hubs
San Diego, California
If you would like to become a part of the Emerald City Pet Rescue Team, please feel free to email us at: Info@EmeraldCityPetRescue.org
Sister Rescues & Affiliates
Vivian Goldbloom, Founder, Emerald City Pet Rescue, Seattle, WA. Since childhood Vivian has been rescuing all types of animals, bringing home strays, injured birds and animals in need of love, luckily, her parents and siblings were also game. As an adult she became involved with animal rescue organizations and at 25 became a vegetarian. She decided 2 1/2 yrs. Ago to put together a group of like- minded individuals that has become Emerald city Pet Rescue. Vivian believes in complete vetting, up to date vaccines, neuter/spay and microchipping any dogs, cats or horses being offered for adoption. She also makes sure any dentals, eye procedures, or anything else the animal needs is done prior to the animal being adopted because every animal, whether old, sick, purebred or mixed deserves a chance at a happy life . “I believe that all animals are sentient beings. They feel pain, agony and fear. They also feel joy and happiness and are an endless well of love in our lives. They deserve our love, compassion and loyalty.”
Michelle “mickey” Bloss, director Wisconsin chapter. Mickey has always loved animals and tried to help them in any way she could. Mickey has always had animals in her life, either hers or fostering until they got their new home. She was volunteering with other rescues and mostly working on rescuing on her own when she met Vivian on a rescue they both coordinated. The rest is history. Since that first rescue together Vivian and Mickey have worked on many rescues and have gone through the process of becoming Emerald city together. “ I love being a part of something that helps so many animals and other people in rescue. We really try hard to work with other rescues in our community and abroad to help as many animals in need as we can. I am proud to be a part of Emerald City Pet Rescue”.
Gayle Steiner Heller, director San Diego, California….Gayle has always been an advocate for animals of all kinds. Gayle always brought home animals that needed homes and has never been without animals in her life. She has always rescued and helped other rescue organizations in any way she could. Gayle and Vivian met 4yrs ago through the rescue of a pitbull family and have worked together ever since. Gayle was instrumental in getting Vivian to put together Emerald City. “I have always loved working with animals. I am a firm believer that a house is not a home without an animal friend in it. Emerald City is something I am very proud of being a part of.”
Jimmy Avila - Administrative Director - Seattle, WA - Jimmy and Vivian Goldbloom (founder ECPR) have been friends for more than ten years, A big part of there friendship was established early on due to there devoted love for animals. As a kid I dreamed of being rich so I could save all the homeless animals. When asked to execute the duties of forming a 501 c 3 Animal Rescue by Vivian I knew this was the first step into helping make a difference in animals life's and the opportunity to work in animal rescue was no longer just a dream. I have worked in Music, Film & Television and found great pleasure while working in the entertainment industry, but none of them jobs come close to the fulfillment I get from helping our little gifts from god get rescued from a high kill shelter, get them healthy if they are sick, show them love, affection so they're not so scared and find them a forever loving home.
Melissa Rodriguez, administrative assistant, emerald city Seattle…..Melissa has always loved animals, while in high school Melissa saved a duck from biology class so that it wouldn’t be used for dissection. Her parents came to adopt one of our cocker spaniels and Melissa then decided to adopt another cocker spaniel we were flying in. after she took Charlie home she let us know of her interest in working with us. She has become a very valued member of our team. “I’ve always loved animals and wanted to be a part of bettering their lives. Emerald City has given me the chance to make a difference in animals’ lives”
Special Needs Dogs
Special Need Dogs
Pirate is a 6 year old Chihuahua mix who came to us from California. Pirate has some anxiety issues that can cause him to come off as aggressive at times. He does not enjoy being picked up or having treats, bones or food removed from him. Pirate will need an experienced foster or adoptive home who has the time to help Pirate unlearn some past behaviors and introduce the correct ones.
Charlie is a 10 year old Shih Tzu mix. He has limited vision and requires and adopter who is willing to work with him as his vision continues to decline.
Manny is a 3 year old Pekinese mix. Manny is a very loving dog who will form a bond with one or two people in his life, and then become protective of them. Because of his over protectiveness Manny can come across as aggressive at times. Manny seems to prefer women and children to men. He has a very strong dislike for bikes, skateboards and anything else with wheels. Manny will need an experienced adoptive or foster home, who is fully aware and willing to work with Manny’s issues. He is not the dog for a first time adopter.
Minnie Me is a very sweet little girl, who was rescued from a high kill shelter in California. She gets along great with other dogs and all people. Minnie is around 2 years old. She would make an excellent addition to any family, as she is a very loving dog. Minnie does have a slight medical condition and will need to be on daily medication for the rest of her life.
Sid was rescued from a high kill shelter in California on his last day. He was very scared when he arrived to us, but has slowly come around. He needs stability, patience and love. Sid is terrified of men and boys, and would do best in a female only household. He also doesn't like other male dogs. Some female dogs are OK, but it would be in his best interest to be the only dog.
Please contact us about the special needs dogs by emailing us at: email@example.com
Chester was adopted and returned to us due to aggression issues with other dogs. He has been in intense training for the last 2 months and is doing wonderfully. Chester is a great dog with his people, and would make a great companion for the right person. His behavior towards other dogs has improved, however he should be the only dog in the house. Chester does not get along with cats. All of his paperwork from his training will come with him, as well as the option for the new owners to go down to the training facility for a refresher course.
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