Dedicated to Finding Rescue Afghan Hounds their Forever Homes


Afghan Hound Rescue of So. California, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2000 and staffed entirely by volunteers. We continue our mission as a non profit 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 and a dental.

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. Learn More

from ahrsc to you

If you have visited our site before please note that new rescues are posted often. We usually have Afghan Hounds of varying ages available for adoption.  In addition, please do not judge the Senior hounds as being too old.  Adult and Senior dogs are most always house trained, full of love and are just wanting to be given that chance to show you how special they can be. Many of the Senior hounds get over looked and will most likely live out their life at Rescue if not given a chance. It doesn’t have to be that way. Please contact us about additional information on any of the Rescues and consider giving a Senior dog a chance along with the younger ones. A very big thank you to all the people who support Afghan Hound Rescue of So. California. Without you, these beautiful Afghan Hound Rescues would not know the love they have now.



Congratulations Hope!

Hope was rescued from a horrible puppy mill situation in July 2014 in Taiwan.  Today she is the first Highlight of our new section that we will be adding. Hounds in High Places, AHRSC Rescues who have made incredible accomplishments.

Hope! # 1 Afghan Hound in 2019 in 3 advanced levels in Utility, Versatility & Open B


CIRCLE OF HOPE – Owner by Gisela Bailey     

OBEDIENCE – special presentation, Submitted by Linda Hicks

Under our guidelines, there was no Afghan who qualified for Best Obedience Hound in 2019 (none got three scores in the same class within the calendar year).

Hope did have qualifying scores during 2019 in 3 advanced levels (1 each in Utility, Versatility, and Open B). making her the #1 Afghan 2019 under the Delaney obedience system (which compares performances of dogs in AKC all breed obedience) We seldom have Afghans qualifying under the Delaney system, as its requirements only apply to upper level competition, which we rarely see Afghan Hounds competing in, so this is a very high honor for Hope.  The qualifying scores she received during 2019 were:  189  Utility  –  181.5  Versatility  –  182.5  Open B

The P&P’s state that the stats for Best Obedience Dog will be calculated for “each dog in each class”.  All 3 of these scores would count towards a UDX title, so in my opinion could be considered the “same class” since they all are included in moving towards a title.  There were NO other Afghan Hounds who received 3 scores in obedience during 2019 except in Beginner Novice, which doesn’t count towards statistics.

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Afghan Hound Club of America Rescue Calendar $25

Another rescue calendar completed. Thank you to all who submitted photos. Congratulations to all selected as Pin-Up Pups. Your stories are spectacular.    



A Hero is someone who changes anyone’s life in a positive way!
Consider Sponsoring a Rescue if you can’t adopt and make a difference in their life.

A very big, heartfelt thanks to the people who currently adopted some of our senior dogs. Thank you for seeing their potential, thank you for loving them and we know they will thank you in return with a multitude of unconditional love and devotion. Our Sponsorship Program allows an individual who is unable to adopt at this time the opportunity to become A “Hound Hero” by making a financial donation towards a particular Rescue’s care. Thanks to all of you from all of us.  Become a Hound Hero!   Learn More

Thank you to all our Volunteers!

There are not enough thank you’s to all the Volunteers and Sponsors who help AHRSC in so many different ways.  Fostering, Hound Hero sponsorship of a Rescue, Rescue pick-ups and transportation, Grooming, photography, raffles and much more…. Most special is to see these Rescues rehabilitated back to healthy Afghan Hounds with a beautiful life ahead of them now.

stories of the heart

Before and after stories of Rescues that will melt your Heart!

click here for STORIES OF THE HEART