Over 3,000

That’s the number of dogs that have been rescued since the humble beginnings  in 2004  of Orphan Dog Rescue. 

Mike and Karen had a vision. Buy a ranch big enough to shelter as many orphan dogs as possible, administer badly needed medical care, including the spaying and neutering of unfixed dogs, provide daily doses of love, hugs and nurturing to scared, neglected and sometimes badly abused dogs, and ultimately, find them new, permanent and loving homes.

Orphan dog Ranch now homes an average of 250 dogs every year that are rescued from Northern California and high-kill shelters in Southern California and other overpopulated shelters. Karen and her devoted team of dedicated volunteers drive 2 hours each way, every Saturday to set up adoption events in Petaluma, Novato, and San Rafael as well as other Bay Area locations.




We kindly thank the following businesses 
for their support of Orphan Dog!




Our first commitment is to meet the needs of every animal in our care...every single time.