A PURPOSEFUL RESCUE IS A 501C3 NON-PROFIT THAT SAVES DOGS FROM HIGH-KILL LOS ANGELES AREA SHELTERS.

There are many amazing dogs who get overlooked, or need a little extra work or care, and we aim to give those dogs a second chance.

We strongly believe that we will not adopt our way out of the problem of pet overpopulation, which is why we focus heavily on prevention and community outreach. Primarily focused on South Central Los Angeles, we promote spay and neuter and education.

We rely on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.

Have you heard about Magical Unicorns? 

MAGICAL UNICORNS ARE AMAZING DOGS WHO, FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER,
HAVE SIMPLY BEEN OVERLOOKED AT CROWDED SHELTERS.

They’re dogs who may not run to the front of their kennel to greet visitors, so they’re less frequently seen.
Maybe they’re shy, or they just don’t do well in the stressful shelter environment.
Perhaps they have a treatable medical condition and just need someone to give them a little extra care.
Whatever the reason, these dogs find themselves running out of time at the shelter.
Previously overlooked, once you get these Magical Unicorns out of the shelter and into a loving foster or forever home,
they reach their full potential as happy, loving companions!