Animal Rescue of Tracy
Animal Rescue of Tracy

About Us


Our Mission

To rescue and nurture companion animals with the mission of finding them safe and happy adoptive homes.  We strive to create community awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering to avoid overpopulation and reduce the community euthanasia rate.


A Brief History

Animal Rescue of Tracy was founded in 1994 to meet an increasing need for compassionate care for abandoned or mistreated pets. In 2002, Animal Rescue of Tracy became a full-fledged, independent, non-profit rescue. In our existence we have rescued, spayed/neutered, and found homes for almost 4000 cats and dogs. In 2019 we found homes for 402 cats and dogs, the most in one year in our history.  We rescue animals from the local shelter and work with the public to rehome pets in jeopardy.


Awards and Recognition

Voted Tracy Press “Best of the Best” – Tracy’s #1 Favorite Adoption Agency 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


Recognized at the 2019 Mayor’s Ball for our PROMPTS incentive program for High School students volunteering at our adoption center, special events and pet fairs.  PROMPTS stands for:



RESPECTFUL to public/ART members

OFFERS help without being asked

MAINTAINS organization in assigned areas

PROMOTES fundraisers and other related programs

TAKES initiative with visitors

SHARES rescue’s 411


This program catches students in the act of stellar performance and they earn raffle tickets from Animal Rescue of Tracy adult volunteers.  Junior volunteers submit for a chance to win a fully loaded raffle basket filled with items generously donated by local businesses.  The program also offers children with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to earn volunteer hours. 


Recipient of the 2007 Tracy Chamber of Commerce Community Award for Organization of the Year

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