WAGS Pet Adoption is an “open-admission” animal rehabilitation and adoption center serving Westminster and Southern California

WAGS shelters and cares for companion animals, investigates and combats animal cruelty, rescues neglected pets, treats sick and injured strays, and educates the community about humane issues and responsible pet care. Every animal in need of shelter and care from the City of Westminster is welcome at WAGS whether or not we believe the animal is adoptable.

The foundation for WAGS is full integration with Westminster Veterinary Group (WVG). This integration is a unique asset that fuses over 11 years of compassionate veterinary care experience and data with innovation in animal welfare management. WAGS offers an innovative adoption experience for all pets and their adoptive families. The WAGS system of care represents a leap into the future of animal care for forward-thinking California communities. When we use the word “center” we are talking much more than semantics! We invite you to visit our center. We believe that our community must see and experience first-hand, what advanced animal care means in the 21st century. Again, come and see for yourself.

Our center has become a popular destination for families looking to adopt pets because our advanced system of care and multi-dimensional family-to-pet matching tool set produces consistently happy adoptions. Central to our innovation is a system that integrates veterinary medical care early into the lives of the pets; long before you fall in love with them. We smile … we want you to continue to fall in love with these lovable fur balls just as you always have. In the background, we continue to do the work that makes it possible for you have a happy adoption experience. We invite you to call us and speak with our center coordinator to learn about WAGS! Come see for yourself, our adoption hours are Tuesday-Sunday 12 pm-5 pm.


Core Values

Core Value I – our “Six Promises” to our homeless pets – well fed and hydrated with well balanced meals, comfortable with medical care and medication as needed, safe enriched and fun environment, low stress and loving focused effort to place in a forever home.

Core Value II – To treat our staff and volunteers with respect and honor to help them provide the best possible living, fostering and adoption options to WAGS homeless pets.

Mission Statement

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Our Process

Our unique adoption screening process assures that you find the right match for your home.

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Our Shelter

Learn more about our shelter and how it sets up apart from other rescues.

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Feel free to contact us! We would love to hear from you.

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