Grateful Dogs Rescue, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1990 by Michelle Parris, a former San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SF ACC) volunteer. She made it her mission to rescue SF ACC shelter dogs not made available for adoption.

Rather than letting these dogs be euthanized, Grateful Dogs Rescue saves as many as possible by fostering them until loving homes are found.

Grateful Dogs Rescue is a volunteer run organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

Many of our volunteers continue to donate their time by working with the animals at San Francisco ACC.