Silver Paws

Animal Rescue



Silver PAws

Adopt a Pet

At Animal Samaritans we value living beings in their later years of life. We never give up on an animal because it is ‘too old’. In fact, our organization makes special effort for their care and to find them forever homes. It’s some of our favorite work.

And for senior humans on fixed budgets, we offer financial aid when their animal companions need care for which they can’t afford.

We know that older members of our community have some of the most to give and have the most important lessons to teach. That’s why we place senior volunteers in central roles in all of our programs.

We believe that focus on older communities, whether they be animal or human, should be the rule not the exception, and we welcome both your input and support.

If you have ideas about how we can better support our older communities, please send us a note to

Men have forgotten this truth, but must never forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The Little Prince"







Financial Stewardship

We know you have many choices when it comes to how to invest your philanthropic dollars, and Animal Samaritans takes seriously the stewardship of your investment in us.

The Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau recommends that nonprofits not spend more than 35 cents on the dollar of its budget on administration and fundraising.

At Animal Samaritans that number is, year over year, close to 10 cents on the dollar. That means the other 90 cents goes to our mission and our services.

That’s just one of the reasons that Animal Samaritans, for more than 4 decades, has been among Southern California’s most trusted animal welfare organizations.

pets. not profits

At our state-of-the-art veterinary clinics, we’re there to provide your animals with the highest quality care, not to make a profit.

Because of your support, we are expanding this mission to broader and more diverse communities.

12,000 Animals saved!

Our Adoption Alliance Rescue Program has saved the lives of more than 12,000 animals. And were just getting started. We work with the local shelters to place animals they do not have the resources or staff to handle.  Thanks to donations like yours, we do!