Animal Rescue Recon, Inc. - No Pet Left Behind


Since our first adoption in September 2012, we have placed over 350 animals into new forever homes!  

We have learned a lot along the way and have had our share of challenges.  We have also been joined by many talented and dedicated volunteers - critical people who all have played a part in our success!

Not everyone can volunteer or foster, but many have provided support in other ways.  Donations of supplies and money has allowed us to place more animals in homes.  And let's not forget the wonderful grant opportunities that allow Animal Rescue Recon and other rescue groups apply for much needed funding throughout the year.

Additionally, we have implemented "Healing Veteran's Hearts", a program that helps us match pets with qualified military veterans.  What a glorious feeling when a match is made!  And thanks to a generous grant from the Gus Hawthorne Foundation, our "Healing Veteran's Hearts" will continue to help us touch the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Fabulous partnerships have been formed  - Antioch Animal Services and Contra Costa County Animal Control in Martinez, developing relationships with the wonderful Doctors and Staff at Antioch Vet Hospital on 10th Street and Deer Valley Road as well as Brentwood Vet Hospital.  None of this would have been possible without the generosity of Brentwood Feed and Pet Food Express who allow us to showcase our precious dogs at their establishments.

It has truly been an adventure and a blessing!  The rush of emotions that are experienced upon a successful adoption is incredible, and knowing that so many people have the same goal and are willing to work together to make that perfect match makes us incredibly proud to be a part of the rescue community.

While we are proud of our success, we are humbled in knowing that it takes teamwork to help these animals and there are so many who need our help.  We can't save all of them, but we can certainly try with the continued support from people like you.

We look forward to continuing our mission and we are excited about the doors of opportunity that will continue to open for Animal Rescue Recon!

Click on the attached link to view our current Newsletter! 

About Us

Animal Rescue Recon, Inc. was established in September 2012 by a group of dedicated, hard-working animal lovers, all with a passion to make a difference and give unwanted animals a second chance.

Based out of Oakley, CA, Animal Rescue Recon serves East Contra Costa County - an area that has minimal options for homeless or abandoned animals.

Animal Rescue Recon is focused on providing high-quality animal rescue  and adoption services to East Contra Costa County and surrounding areas. We do everything we can to help give homeless animals another chance at a long and healthy life in a loving home environment.

Our all-volunteer group has various levels of experience in the field of animal rescue, but all have a heart for helping to find forever homes for our voiceless, furry friends.  We have no paid staff - we operate solely on volunteers and services donated by members of the community and local businesses.

With a variety of dogs to choose from, we're sure you'll find the perfect pet for your family.  Take a look at our available pets and if you have questions or see someone you would like to meet, please feel free to contact us.

Regretfully, we are unable to assist in cat rescues or rehoming and are only equipped to handle dogs at this time.  Please refer to our PARTNERS & HELPFUL LINKS page for groups who may be able to assist you with cats or kittens.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 638
Oakley, CA 94561

Business Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 9am-4pm

Public adoption events are held every Saturday.

Check out our "Adoptions Calendar" page for our current schedule.

Private appointments are available during the week's business hours.

Call Us:

If you leave a message during normal business hours, someone should get back to you the same day.  After 4pm, we will get back to you the next day.


We try our best to answer emails as soon as possible, however we're not always in front of the computer so it may take a couple hours - but we will get back to you!

Regretfully, we are unable to assist in cat rescues or rehoming and are only equipped to handle dogs at this time.  Please refer to our PARTNERS & HELPFUL LINKS page for groups who may be able to assist you with cats or kittens.

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