About AHRSC

AutumnfirstAfghan Hound Rescue of Southern California, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to rescue stray, abandoned, relinquished and/ or impounded Afghan Hounds. Veterinary care is provided- prior to adoption according to the dog’s needs, always including spaying or neutering.

25% of dogs in shelters are purebred. Sadly, puppy-mills and pet stores who sell puppies contribute to pet overpopulation. Adoption is a very loving alternative to buying a puppy and it helps control the population of pets!

Since sight hounds in general and Afghan Hounds in particular, do not cope well in shelter and kennel environments, our dogs are placed in loving foster homes where their health and temperaments are evaluated. The dogs are then matched to appropriate new homes.

All adopting families are screened for suitability. We require signed adoption agreements that specify, among other things, that the adopter will care for the dog as an indoor pet in a loving and responsible IMG_40086_001manner, and will abide by all dog related laws.

IMG_7079_resize3If you are interested in learning moreĀ about, or in adopting any of the Afghan Hounds, please fill out the online Pre-adoption Application.

We are always in need of permanent, loving homes for Afghan Hounds, so if you do not see an Afghan Hound here who matches your criteria, please fill out the online adoption application and we will put you on the waiting list.