(Urgent) Foster Me!: Elliott

I was at the shelter today when a lady arrived with this baby wrapped in a blanket.

She said she “found” him , and couldn’t keep him. The shelter had no choice but to take him but here’s a text I received from one of the shelter advocates:

“The vet looked at him and gave us until 5pm because the medical ward and the entire shelter is full…I bargained with them and took a dog home from the medical ward so he can stay. They dewormed him and gave him flea meds and he’s eating with out vomiting”

PLEASE consider fostering Elliott. PLEASE contact us at asap if you can help.


Spanky’s Rescue Story

Spanky was brought to my attention just the other day when I went to @sanjoseanimalcarecenter to pull Brawny (the pitbull mix whose time was up 🥹)

While I was waiting for Brawny, our friend Ani with @sjanimaladvocates asked if I could go meet Spanky whose deadline was also that very day at 5pm!

I learned he was in quarantine because of a cough. I was also warned that he bites and doesn’t like to be handled. I asked to see him. Of course I approached him cautiously and offered him a treat and soon after he started to rub himself against me and then I even got a kiss!

Due to his cough, I can’t take him to his foster home @filomenafarmssj until he recovers so thanks to our dear friend Val who only has cats in her apartment, Spanky’s life was spared and he is now decompressing at Val’s place.

Thanks to Dawn of SJ Animal Advocates for insisting Spanky get a shaving as it’s clear his body hurt from all the locks thus his discomfort and aggressive reaction to touch.

We went straight to the vet and learned our little boy has heart murmur and very bad teeth but for now, he’s on heart and cough meds. Dental work scheduled for next week.

Please consider helping us so we can take on more medical cases.


Adopt Me!: Bellamy

Loving, easygoing Bellamy is a Border Collie/ Husky mix. She gets along with everyone, even toddlers! This patient, gentle girl loves attention (especially being brushed), but if you are busy then she is content to sit quietly as part of the family. Bellamy makes friends quickly, is kind to her human and animal foster siblings, and has played well with new friends on her trips to the dog park.

Bellamy was rescued as a stray, so we do not know her full history. She has a stiff gait for unknown reasons, but it doesn’t prevent her from loving walks or dancing with excitement at the prospect of treats. This eager learner does very well with reward-based training: she learned to lie down within a day!

Although Bellamy is still learning to walk without pulling, a harness controls her desire to bound ahead. Bellamy appears to have been used as a puppy factory, then abandoned when she reached senior age (she is about 8 years old). She is just over 70 lbs.

We recommend a home with no cats as she’s a tad bit too interested in them.

If you would like to meet Bella, please help us learn more about you and your household by filling out our online application:


Farah’s Birthday Wish! Please Donate!

Please see below for a note from Farah!

“Dear Ones:
If you know me, you know that my life revolves around helping animals in need. My journey began many years ago, and after helping give hundreds of dogs and cats a second chance (and spending thousands of hours and dollars doing so), I have no intention of stopping anytime soon! I’m honored and thrilled to have this as my life mission.
And if you don’t know me personally, you may have seen the work of my organization, One Planet Rescue. We rescue animals in need regardless of breed, age, and medical status, but we can only do what we do with your support.
If you appreciate my mission and the work that we do, please consider making a tax-deductible donation in honor of my upcoming birthday. It would mean the world to me, and it means a second chance to the animals. Thank you so much for your support!”

We hope you consider donating to help give more OPR animals a second chance at life! You can donate via:
1. Our Facebook page:
2. Card or PayPal:
3. Other options:


Gone, But Never Forgotten

As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on the past 12 months and in particular on the sweet OPR alumni who spread their wings to soar with the angels. We lost 23 alumni sweethearts in 2021. While we’re heartbroken that they’re no longer with us physically, we’re also so grateful that they had the chance to experience unconditional love and to know that they mattered, many for the first time in their lives. Without our supporters, fosters, and adopters, these 23 angels would never have had the chance. We’re so grateful for the love and support of our community. There are 23 stars twinkling brightly in the heavens tonight. Gone, but never, ever forgotten.



8 years old Sweetie lives up to her name as a true sweetheart. She is very good with all humans, loving pets and cuddles and attention. She is also good with children, even if they are loud or grab at her. She likes to snuggle on the couch (or wherever you happen to be). She is not demanding of attention and is also okay sleeping while you work or are busy.

Sweetie is scared of strange dogs and will often bark when they approach her. With proper socialization she is good with other dogs, though prefers humans.

Sweetie is a cancer survivor and was cleared by our veterianarian after the cancer was removed. This does not impact her, as she is very lively and loves walking, snuggling, and running around. Sweetie’s former owners could not pay to take her to a vet, so they took her to the shelter and asked that she be put down. However, we were able to step in and operate on her to remove the large mass on her tummy and she is a happy dog now.

Sweetie would be good in pretty much any home. As she is small (less than 10 pounds) she would be fine in an apartment with appropriate walking time (she really loves her walks!). She would also be good with any number of humans, as she does well with strangers, large families, couples, etc.

If you like to learn more about little Sweetie and/or hope to meet her, please help us learn more about you and your household by filling out our online application:


2022 OPR Calendars!!

Click here to order our 2022 OPR calendars!

Dear friends & supporters,

Our 2022 OPR calendar is going to be a very special tribute to “The Power of Love”!

We’ll be showcasing a number of our rescue animals and showing their transformations from unwanted to forever loved!

Together, We Can Make A Difference! 

All proceeds go toward saving more animals in need. We appreciate your support!


Please donate to help Sweetie!

Sweetie had her surgery today! Poor baby had a huge malignant tumor removed and while she was under, amazing Dr. Boldon went to spay her and found a couple of cysts on her ovaries. He also extracted 4 rotten teeth and her badly infected ears got a deep cleaning and we were sent home with some meds. She’s such a trooper! Our dear friend Nan offered to host Sweetie while she recovers from her surgery and she already reported that our Sweetie is sitting up, has drunk water, and is ready for her dinner!

Sweetie was dumped at the shelter by her family who pretty much asked that she gets euthanized. Thanks to the shelter rescue coordinator, Brandie, who reached out to rescue organizations hoping one of us would pull her and take care of her medical.

As always, we can take on these serious medical cases knowing we have the financial support from our friends and supporters. Please continue to be there with us. Please help us help them!




Pure was found in a ditch back on the streets of Tehran, left to die.
A Good Samaritan rushed her to a nearby vet and eventually put her in a boarding place until she reached out to One Planet Rescue and we agreed to take her on.
She arrived at San Francisco Bay Area about 4 months ago. After she decompressed, we got her in to be seen by the eye specialist who recommended removal of her eyes to avoid possible cancer in her later years. Surgery went great and her recovery was seamless.
She was adopted by a young lady who was so excited to bring her in to her home. Pure ended up at the ER that very first night she moved in to her new home and the findings were not good. She had a heart failure.
After running several tests including EKG and echocardiogram, it’s clear she has HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)

Except for a few miracle cases, the animal may not survive more than 9-12 months.

We have her on 2 types of medicine that she gets every 12 hours. Her new mom’s lifestyle and work schedule would not be the best fit for a kitty who requires medication every 12 hours. She is back with my mom and I go there twice a day to help…

My hope is to find her a fospice home where she can live the rest of her sweet life with humans who she adores! She LOVES her people and rubs herself against you, kisses you and purrrrrs …

One Planet Rescue will take care of all the medical expenses for the rest of her sweet life.

She would do best as the only cat as she can’t see and if the other cat hisses at her, she will stand her ground (probably since she was a feral / survivor in her younger days)
She has no fear of dogs so she would do just fine living with dogs. She and my dog Patoo spend a lot of time together in my mom’s 1-bedroom place when we stay overnight.

Although she may not be with us for many years to come, she will bring a lot of love and joy to your home .. if you know of anyone who may have lost their cat or are looking to adopt a kitten or a fun cat, Pure would be an amazing candidate 😻

Message us on Instagram @oneplanetrescue for a meet and greet if you are interested!


Foster-to-adopt: Bruno

California/West Coast peeps:
This special bear is Bruno and he needs our help! 💜 Please help us find him a special family to show him the unconditional love he desperately needs. His life literally depends on it.
This sweet boy with the eyes that melt your heart hasn’t had a good life. He needs someone who cares enough to turn that around. Could that be you or someone you know?
Bruno is about 7 (a perfect age!), and is a dream dog in the house. He’s super affectionate, adorable, and playful. He’s potty trained, walks well on leash, and loves humans. He has no mobility issues and easily can jump in and out of the car. He has some bald patches on his back and per doctors order, I am giving him medicated shampoo bath twice a week.
The only catch is that he needs to be an only pet. He can be reactive to other dogs and needs a savvy adopter who can manage that. He just needs his space from other pups. Other than that, he’s an absolutely wonderful dog and would make an amazingly loving companion.
Bruno is currently being kenneled because no foster or adopter has stepped up. That’s no way for him to live. This angel deserves to have a chance at being a cherished family member and enjoying the joys of living in a home. Otherwise, unfortunately, Bruno is out of options.
Please share to help us spread the word. We know it’s not easy to find a home that has no other pets, but we just know his perfect family has to be out there! 💜
For further information, please contact or message us via Instagram or Facebook.