About Us

Pet Matchmaker is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue organization that rescues homeless and unwanted dogs from high kill shelters and abusive and neglectful situations all over the United States.


Our original mission was and still is to rescue dogs and cats from the southern United States and transport them to New England. Our rescue originally started with three friends with the same desire– to save as many animals as possible from situations they had been placed in through no fault of their own. These situations include 72 hour hold and kill shelters, owner abandonment, starvation, abuse and neglect.
We arrange and pay for the animals’ veterinary care, any necessary diagnostic testing, vaccinations and spay/neuter. We place the dogs and cats in volunteer foster homes that will lovingly care for them, and ascertain the best permanent placement for the animal. We bring these animals from their current environments to New England where we can achieve a greater rate of adoption for these wonderful pets.


In our most recent venture, we have expanded to California, where we found a similar situation of neglect and high euthanasia in Kern County. Unlike most of California, Kern County has low rates of spay/neutering leading to high rates of abandoned animals. We have established connections to adoptees and other rescue groups outside of Kern County, allowing us to transfer or place as many as 1500 animals per month. Currently over 2500 dogs and cats are euthanized every month in one Kern County shelter alone, so there is still much more work to be done. Pet Matchmaker Rescue works with Kern County Animal Control and identifies lone animals left to stray in the community. We provide housing, a stable and supportive environment, spay and neutering, and adoption for as many animals as possible in a humane, safe and sanitary manner.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you to help you find a match and a friend for life.  Thanks for visiting our site!