Local Shelters

Susanne Savvy has been involved in helping and supporting animal shelters and rescues.

Milo Foundation

11am - 5pm, Wednesday – Monday

220 South Garrard Blvd, Point Richmond, CA 94801

Susanne Savvy has been a volunteer for the Milo Foundation, stationed at a “pop-up” adoption booth at various locations in the Bay Area. It is a joy to see the children come and hold the puppies in the puppy pen and a wonderful experience when a puppy or adult dog gets adopted! The Milo Foundation is a non-profit, no-kill organization providing an alternative for homeless pets throughout Northern California. Milo provides community education, volunteer opportunities, adoption services and sanctuary for animals until permanent homes can be found.


9am - 5pm, Monday – Friday

P.O. Box 410207, San Francisco, CA 94141
(415) 272-4172

Adopting an older dog is like bringing gold back into the “golden years” of our 4 legged friends. The founder of Muttville noticed the older dogs were not being adopted; “Most of them would end up getting euthanized,” and “They didn’t stand a chance compared to the puppies.” Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Muttville has its own cage-free facility, housing newly rescued senior dogs while they await to be matched with foster homes and then adopted.

Hopalong & Second Chance Rescue

P.O. Box 27507, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 267-1915

Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable animals throughout Northern California. Since their founding in 1993, they have collectively saved over 24,000 animals, placing them in loving, permanent homes. Hopalong & Second Chance Rescue provides spay/neuter services, animal advocacy and humane education in schools and in after school programs, and community outreach on the benefits of spay/neutering and the critical need for animal adoption.