Adoption Hours
10342 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA
Wednesday - Saturday 10am-4pm

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs


Gus Hawthorne Foundation awards GDRP with grant to pay for vaccinations;

Workshop series with GDRP Founder and President Colleen Combs has begun—next session Aug 15th;

Yappy Hour at Area Arts Gallery, Santa Rosa -  August 2nd (find out more)

UPTick Vineyards donating 25% of August sales to Green Dog Rescue Project and Muttville.

Where there are animals in need, we’ll be there.


Making good matches is imperative to successful relationships.  At GDRP we work hard to guide you in finding the right animal for your family and lifestyle.



“If you teach a man to fish...” Education gives everyone the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives and change the future.


about us

At The Green Dog Rescue Project, we aim to rebuild hope for homeless dogs where it’s been damaged or lost.  To do this, we work with those who see a need to change an antiquated sheltering industry. We believe that the traditional sheltering model of housing animals in cages or glass closets is not "change" and does not truly benefit the needs of homeless animals. We have a responsibility to understand their basic and natural need to be part of a social pack and GDRP provides the environment and methods to learn how to make real change in the industry.

Traditional shelters are staffed with incredibly caring and dedicated employees and volunteers who are forced to contend with making small differences in an overwhelmed and depressing industry.  Our focus lies on industry-wide and community education, including the next generation of junior volunteers, pack model sheltering, adoptions, community awareness, and educational opportunities. GDRP can offer education and training that has proven to increase adoptions, staff morale, and healthier animals, while decreasing the number of animals being euthanized.  We firmly believe that an ocean of change can begin with a single drop.  Join us as we create the warm ripples of change.

Our Mission: Inspire Change, Educate and Save Lives.


To create change we need a community of support.  Our volunteers are compassionate, dedicated, and the backbone of our success. 

Who We Are

The Nation’s First predominantly NON-Kennel Shelter Facility and Educational Center proving that Change is Good.

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