Save a Life … Make a Match!
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 expanded 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 all over the United States and Mexico. Our 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.
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.
We arrange and pay for 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 our shelter where we can achieve a greater rate of adoption for these wonderful pets.