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


Meet available dogs at Green Dog's table at the Bay Area Pet Fair on Oct. 10th & 11th at San Rafael's Marin Center;
Workshop series with GDRP Founder and President Colleen Combs continues—next session Oct. 17th from 9am to noon (RSVP by calling 707-433-4377; Cost is $75);

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

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 dog for your family and lifestyle.



GDRP believes in the importance of education. We offer training and education for shelter staff, community members, pet guardians and the next generation of animal welfare advocates.


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 Green Dog Rescue Project (GDRP) is the nation’s first predominantly non-kennel shelter facility and educational center. We are proving that change is good.