What We Do

Much Love Animal Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles and place them in loving homes. Much Love is a 100% non-profit organization run entirely by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, transport and care for these animals. Since its inception in 1999, Much Love has placed over 3,500 animals into loving homes.


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our Tax ID# is 95-4765624.

Much Love is dedicated to the following goals:

  • Rescuing stray animals from animal shelters who have not been adopted and are scheduled to be euthanized. Much Love takes the animals who have been in the shelters the longest and will die unless rescued.
  • Providing medical care to neglected, abused and injured animals.
  • Rehabilitating hard-to-adopt animals and finding them loving homes.
  • Promoting the importance of spaying and neutering pets in order to drastically reduce the number of unwanted animals on the street.
  • Educating children and adults alike on responsible pet guardianship.
  • Ultimately, securing a no-kill facility where rescued pets can be safely sheltered without the threat of euthanization until we find adoptive parents for them.

Why we do it

An estimated 3 million animals are euthanized each year in the United States

That is 250,000 a month

Over 9,000 each day

Until that number is zero, we will continue to do what we do

What we do

Our primary focus is finding safe, loving homes for unwanted, neglected and/or abused animals. We rescue dogs and cats from Los Angeles area shelters who could be loving pets, but are about to be put to sleep due to overcrowding, illness or disease.

Much Love spays or neuters every animal we take in, gives them required innoculations and microchips each animal to ensure if they are ever lost, we will always be contacted.

Much Love takes particular care in placing our animals, pure and mixed breed alike. Our screening process includes an application and a visit to the potential owner’s home to ensure the home and family is compatible with the pet’s needs and our requirements. We ask adoptive owners to sign a detailed contract obliging them to give the animal a loving home.

How we do it

Much Love is run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to raising funds, fostering and caring for the animals and participating in weekend mobile adoptions until homes are found for these amazing pets.

Much Love also relies heavily on our foster program which introduces animals into a family environment and gives them the love they crave. All of our cats are in foster homes and our dogs are either in foster homes or doggie daycares.

Much Love has weekly mobile adoptions for our animals where we show off our animal friends and interview potential parents.  To meet an animal during the week, email info@muchlove.org.


  • Niki Wior


  • Nikki Ferraro
  • Ruthanne Secunda
  • Cindy Holdorff
  • Lauren Williams


  • Christine DeVera


  • Position not currently funded


  • Dr. Reshma Bijlani, D.V.M.
  • Dr. Annie Harvilicz, D.V.M.
  • Andrew Galker, Esq.
  • Dr. Karen Heard, D.V.M.
  • Theresa Macellaro


  • Pardee Properties
  • Cindy Chvatal
  • Estate of Mary Sinclair
  • Ariadne Getty
  • Tracey Jacobs
  • Rover Kennels
  • Lisa Klink
  • Margaret & Peter Lewis
  • Lost Planet
  • Sue Naegle
  • Pamela & Jules Nelkin
  • Andrea Pett Joseph
  • Cynthia Pett Dante
  • Tori Spelling
  • Stuart Foundation
  • Erin Sundell
  • United Talent Agency
  • Dana Walden
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    5 comments on “What We Do

    • Marcia seligson says:

      Our beloved 12 year old golden mix died last week. We would like to adopt a young, small (15-25 lbs) poung pup that is housebroken and hopefully doesn’t shed too much. We live on the Marina beach, lots of dogs around, so he/she must be friendly to dogs and people, not aggressive. Ideal setting, please send me photos if possible or come visit.

      Marcia Seligson, 310-384-4229

    • Nancy Wolf says:

      Please email info@muchlove.org and we can explain how we can assist you in finding a new home for your dog. We are not able to take the dog on as a Much Love dog.

    • Nancy Wolf says:

      All of our dogs are listed on the website. If you are interested in one of them please submit the application to adopt which is available on the website as well. Our adoption events are held every Sunday in Santa Monica from 10:30-3 PM if you want to come meet any of our dogs.

    • ronziegler says:

      What is a “guardian angel” exactly?

      Do you have or ever considered getting corporate sponsors?

    • Jenny Frank says:

      Hi, I am from Germany! I have already adopted two rescue dogs from other countries, one from Greece, another from Romania.I was wondering if it’s possible for me to adopt a dog from the US. I found your website and immediately fell in love with puppy “Dwyer”! I’d be thankful for a short reply.
      Love, Jenny Frank with dogs Pepsi and Legolas

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