North Star Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to the welfare of small companion animals. We are the only rescue organization in the San Francisco Bay Area specifically dedicated to all species of pet rodents and rabbits. North Star Rescue is a no-kill rescue, which means we do not euthanize animals when they have been at our rescue for a long period of time, or for treatable medical conditions. Our goal is to end the unnecessary euthanasia of small companion animals in the San Francisco Bay Area, and to provide welfare and care information to pet owners everywhere to try and improve the lives of small animals and their owners alike.

North Star Rescue provides a variety of services to help small companion animals, including:


Unlike a traditional shelter, North Star Rescue has no central location, instead relying on private foster homes and public adoption outposts with locations in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, and San Jose. We are a network of foster homes run by dedicated volunteers who have united under the common goal of keeping small animals from being euthanized when they have nowhere else to go.

Our website offers information on how you can adopt your next small pet from North Star Rescue, care information for a variety of species, and up to date information on current projects with our rescue and news about small animal welfare. Thank you for taking the time to visit, and remember...

Make Adoption your First Option!