About Pet MatchMaker Rescue
PMMR is a non-profit 501c3 companion animal rescue organization located in Bakersfield, California.
Pet Matchmaker Rescue aims to reduce the number of euthanized animals from Animal Control facilities. We also aim to reduce the number of stray animals in Kern county and hope to build a knowledgeable and understanding community. We aim to provide high quality care including, food, shelter and medical services for these animals until they are adopted to a forever family.
Our original mission was to rescue dogs and cats from the southern United States and transport them to New England. Our rescue first 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. In our most recent venture, we have relocated to California, where we found a similar situation of neglect and high euthanasia in Kern County.
What We Do…
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 in Kern County, California. Many of the animals we come across are shut-down, afraid, abandoned, or abused. We provide love, housing, a stable and supportive environment, socialization, spay and neutering, vaccination, vet care, and adoption for as many animals as possible in a humane, safe and sanitary manner.
Unlike most of California, Kern County has low rates of spay/neutering leading to high rates of abandoned and/or euthanized animals. We have established connections to adoptees and other rescue groups outside of Kern County, allowing us to transfer or place some of our rescued animals in other areas that do not have the dog population problems that we see here. 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.
Housing the rescue animals in foster homes and at our rescue facility enables us to get to know the needs of each individual dog and we at Pet Matchmaker strive to make the best possible match between a dog and its forever family prior to adoption to ensure the dog will be loved and cared for the rest of its life.
We also occasionally rescue horses and baby goats from slaughter auctions; rehabilitating them at the rescue until they can be adopted to homes where they will be loved and cared for as pets.