About Mutt Match LA

Mutt Match LA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed by the laws of the State of California and was incorporated in 2009 by founder and director Sheilah Aragon.

We are an all-breed, all ages rescue. While we do not specialize in any one particular breed, we have a special place in our hearts for puppies, seniors, and special-needs cases. While many people believe cute, cuddly puppies are the first to be adopted from shelters, it simply isn’t true.

Mutt Match believes in intervention, stepping in when possible to keep dogs out of an already over-crowded shelter system where they are vulnerable to illnesses, abusers, and less-than-ideal homes. So we take owner surrenders, strays, and dogs being given away on sites likes Craigslist.

Rescue Ranch & Sanctuary

Mutt Match is blessed to have its own rescue facility, The Mutt Match Rescue Ranch & Sanctuary, exclusively for the rescued dogs in our care. Dogs that may never be adoptable due to health or behavioral issues remain at the ranch for life-long sanctuary.

Whether it’s for ten days or ten years, we are committed to our rescues for a lifetime. We do not euthanize dogs for anything less than quality of life. Mutt Match provides hospice care, comfort, love, and a safe haven for the very difficult and terminally ill cases. We make all efforts to provide the best care and medical options for our dogs. However, we will not allow an ailing dog to suffer with poor quality of life. It is a gift to be able to end an animal’s suffering and when that difficult decision has to be made, we ensure it is done with the utmost love and respect.

We Need Your Help

All of this special care requires funds! On average, dogs pulled from shelter cost us from $200 to $500 each (and often a lot more depending on their needs and how long they remain in our care). These expenses do not include routine daily care (food, grooming, etc.) or our daily operating expenses.

We do not rescue to reach any quotas. We believe in quality over quantity, so the number of dogs we rescue varies from year to year.

All our adoptable dogs receive needed veterinary care; they are all are spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before adoption.

We are their voice and we will continue to fight for the rights of animals — the right to medical care, basic needs, a loving home, and dignity.

Mutt Match relies solely on your donations. No amount is too small and all donations go directly to benefit the health and welfare of abandoned and abused dogs. Donations are tax deductible.

Please donate to Mutt Match and give the gift of life.


Board Members & Supporters

  • Louise Linton (Board Member)
  • Linde Thurman
  • Leon Wagner
  • Dr. Daniel Slaton, DVM
  • Glide Foundation
  • Max and Neo
  • Hemme Hay & Feed
  • Palmdale Home Depot
  • Palmdale Lowes
  • Cuddly
  • Auction Cause
  • Build A Bear
  • The Charitable Foundation
  • Petco Foundation
  • Rita Earl Photography
  • Diana Lundin Photography
  • LA Times/Eat See Hear