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UPDATED JAN. 4, 2024


Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.)

Justin Rudd's Haute Dogs, Long Beach, Calif.  Haute Dogs encourages you to consider adopting a pet from a Southern California animal shelter or rescue group. Dozens of groups are listed on this page, and hundreds of dogs are waiting for their forever homes. Don't delay -- by Calif. law, shelters are only required to keep the dogs for six days. Thanks for your consideration.

organization (pronounced "HOT") is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.

Through educational outreach and events, we hope to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs, dispel damaging myths, encourage responsible ownership practices, and offer practical adoption and rescue opportunities.

This Web site is dedicated to my English Bulldog Rosie and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.

Warm regards,

Justin Rudd!
Exec. Director
Community Action Team
a 501c3 nonprofit
& Haute Dogs

THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals and the environment.

C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need
Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest


Find Your New Best Friend
Adoptions, Rescues, and Shelters in Southern California

An estimated 600,000 dogs and cats are put to death each year in California, including 34,000 in Los Angeles alone. Every year, between six and eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters; some three to four million of these animals are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them.

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter DOGS that come to each rescue are from all types of backgrounds.  Some, through no fault of their own, find themselves without a home.   An owner dies or moves somewhere and they feel they can't keep the dog or the dog is considered not suitable to the new home.  Perhaps it was a cute puppy bought on impulse, with no thought of what it would be when it grew up.  Many times it's just not the right breed of dog for that person or that particular family.

Haute Dogs on Facebook

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Haute Links to Shelters & Rescues in Southern California Pekingese Rescue
A Passion for Paws Akita Rescue
4Ace of Hearts
4A Dog's Life Rescue
4Adopt A Chow LA
4Adopt a Saint
4Afghan Hound Rescue
4Agoura Animal Care Center
4A Home 4 Ever Rescue

4Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Southern California
4Angel City Pit Bulls
4Animal Assistance League of Orange County
4Animal Match Rescue Team (AMRT)
4Animal Rescue Network
4Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point
4Animal Rescue, Media and Education
4Animal Rescue Volunteers (ARV)
4Animals Rescued
4Animals Rule Placement Foundation
4Antelope Valley Dalmatian Rescue

4Antelope Valley Dog and Cat Rescue
4ARF Idylwild
4Ark of San Juan, The 

4Aussie Rescue in So Cal
4A Wish for Animals Park Animal Care Center
4BARC Pet Rescue
4Barks of Love Animal Rescue
4Basenji Rescue
4Basset Hound Rescue of So Cal
4Basset Rescue Connection
4Basset Rescue Network
4Beagles & Buddies
4Best Friends Animal Society
4Blessing of the Animals - Long Beach
4Border Collies in Need
4Border Collie Rescue
4Boston Brigade Rescue
4Boston Terrier Rescue
4Bow-Wow and Meows
4Boxer Rescue Los Angeles
4Boxer Orange Co. Animal Rescue
4Bulldog Club of America
4Bulldog Rescue (Southern Calif.)
4Bull Terrier Rescue
4Burbank Animal Shelter
4California Mastiff Rescue
4Canine Crusaders
4Carson/Gardena Animal Care Center
4Capistrano Rescue Effort
4Castaic Animal Care Center
4Chihuahua Haven Rescue
4Chow Shiba Rescue
4Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
4Collie Rescue - Riverside
4Community Action Team (C.A.T.)
4Cuddly Canines Paws and Pals
4Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles
4Dachshund Rescue & Placement
4Dalmatians Rescue
4DAWG (Dog Adoption & Welfare Group, Santa Barbara
4Dedicated Animal Welfare Group
4Doberman Pinscher Rescue
4Doggie Bonez
4Dogs Deserve Better
4Dogs Without Borders
4Downey Animal Care Center
4Downtown Dog Rescue
4English Springer Rescue
4Fast Friends - greyhounds
4Fetching Companions Retriever Rescue
4Forte Animal Rescue
4Free to Good Home movie
4French Bulldog Rescue Network
4French Bulldog Village
4Friends of Orange County's Homeless Pets

4Friends of Long Beach Animals
4Gentle Giants Rescue - Riverside
4German Shepherd Rescue of Orange Co.
4German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
4Glendale Humane Society
4Golden Retriever Rescue of LA
4Great Pyrenees Assoc. of So Cal
4Greyhound Adoption Center
4GreySave Bandits
4Helping Out Pets Everyday (Upland)
4Hugs Society
4Huntington Beach Dog Beach
4Husky Camp Siberian Rescue
4I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue
4Independent Labrador Retriever Rescue of Socal
4Inland Valley Humane Society
4Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Southern California
4Japanese Chin Rescue
4Karma Rescue
4Ken-Mar Rescue
4LA City Animal Services
4LA County Animal Care and Control
4L.A. Pet Memorial Park
4Labrador Retriever Rescue
4Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
4Lange Foundation
4Leonberger Rescue
4Lhasa Happy Homes
4L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue in Agoura Hills
4Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation
4Little Bow Wow Rescue
4Living Free Animal Sanctuary
4Long Beach City Code About Dogs
4Long Beach K-9 Officers Assoc.
4Long Beach Animal Care Services
4Love 4 Canines
4Lovebugs Rescue
4Love on 4 Paws
4Mastiff, Bulldog, American Bulldog Rescue
4Mission K9-Rescue
4Mission Viejo Animal Shelter
4Moorpark Shelter
4Mountains' Humane Society
4Neapolitan Mastiff Rescue
4New Beginnings for Animals
4New Leash on Life
4Noah's Bark Pet Rescue
4No Stray Left Behind Hounds Small Breed Rescue
4Old English Sheepdog Rescue of So Cal. 
4Operation Santa Paws (holiday toy/treat drive)
4Orange Coast Bull Terrier Club/Rescue
4Orange County Homeless Pet Society
4Orange County Humane Society
4Orange County Pit Bull Rescue
4Pacific Coast Dog Rescue - Burbank
4Pasadena Humane Society
4Paw Prints in the Sand
4Pei People Shar Pei Rescue, Inc.
4Perfect Pet Rescue
4Pet Adoption Connection
4Pet Haven Rescue - Murrieta
4Pet Matchmaker Rescue - Bakersfield
4Pet Orphans of Southern California
4Pet Partners of Orange Co.
4Pet Place (The) TV Show
4Pet Pro Life Adoption & Placement (Hunt.Beach)
4Pet Project Foundation
4Pet Rescue Center
4Pets Forever Found/Dogs 2nd Time Around Rescue
4Pooch Heaven
4Poodle Rescue
4Pryor's Planet
4Pugs 'N Pals
4Puppy Luv Rescue & Rehoming, Lakewood
4Pups and Pals, Los Alamitos
4Rancho Santa Fe - Helen Woodward Animal Center
4Recreation Dog Park - Long Beach
4Recycled Pet Rescue
4Rescue Me Incorporated
4Rescue Train
4Rosie & Riley, Justin Rudd's bulldogs
4Rottweiler Rescue
4Rover Rescue
4Riverside Humane Society
4St. Anthony's Canine Rescue
4St. Bernard Rescue of Southern California
4St. Martin's Animal Foundation
4Sam Simon Foundation
4San Diego Spaniel Rescue
4San Gabriel Valley Humane Society
4Santa Barbara Animal Rescue
4Santa Monica - Perfect Pet Rescue
4Save a Bow Wow
4Save the Dalmatians
4Save Our Strays
4Seal Beach Animal Care Center
4Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.)
4Shorty's Pit Bull Rescue
4Siberian Husky Rescue
4Southbay Animal Advocates
4Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA)
4Southland Collie Rescue
4Sheltie Rescue
4Southern Calif. Bulldog Rescue
4Southern Calif. Golden Retriever Rescue
4Southern Calif. Samoyed Rescue
4Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue
4Southern Calif. Vizsla Rescue
4Sparky & The Gang
4spcaLA - Long Beach, PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village
4spcaLA - Topanga Pet Adoption Center
4spcaLA - South Bay Pet Adoption Center
4SPCA - Orange County
4START Rescue
4Sunny Oasis Dachshund Rescue & Friends - Riverside
4Surf City Animal Response Team (SCART)
4Tails of Joy
Take Me Home Rescue
4Torrance Animal Control
4Upland Animal Shelter
4Ventura County Animal Shelter
Villalobos Rescue Center
4Wagging Dog Rescue

4Weimaraner Rescue, SoCal
4West Coast Animal Rescue, Long Beach
4West End Shelter for Animals - Ontario
4Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
4Zuri Pet Rescue, The

Add Your Pet Adoption Agency & Shelter
If you have a non-profit Pet Adoption program for dogs in Southern California and would like to be included on this page, click here to submit your information.
One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years. One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens in seven years. 8 to 12 million animals enter shelters annually. 35 to 60% are euthanized. PLEASE spay and neuter.

Info/Links SoCal shelters/rescues
HauteDogs Home Page

Haute Links

4Blessing of the Animals
4Bulldog Beauty Contest (Long Beach)

4Community Action Team (CAT)
4Daily Pets
4Dog Beach, Huntington Beach
4Rosie's Dog Beach, Long Beach
4Friends of Long Beach Animals
4Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
4Haute Dogs on the Beach

4Huntington Dog Beach
4Long Beach Dog Laws
4Long Beach K-9 Officers Assoc.
4Long Beach Animal Care Services
4Operation Santa Paws

4PetLovers Publications
4Pet Place (The) TV Show
4Pet Press
4Rescue Groups
4Rosie's Dog Beach, Long Beach off-leash dog beach

4Tails of Joy (Ellayne Boosler's Rescue site)

Dog-Friendly Hotels in Long Beach

4Coast Hotel, near Queen Mary, $100 refundable deposit
4Hilton, downtown, 562.983.3400, 25-lb. max, $50 non-refundable cleaning fee
4Pacific Inn, Seal Beach, $50 non-refundable pet fee
4Renaissance, downtown, 562.437.5900, 40-lb. max
4Westin, downtown, 562.436.3000, 40-lb. max.

4Courtyard by Marriott
4Hyatt Regency
4Marriott, airport
4Queen Mary Hotel

Info/Links SoCal shelters/rescues
HauteDogs Home Page

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