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Angels Bark Dog Rescue is a boutique 501(c)(3) non-profit tax- exempt organization which was established by Nes Gutman in 2014. While ABDR focuses on rescuing purebred and mixed German Shepherds as well as a variety of other breeds from high kill shelters in the Los Angeles, CA area, ABDR is committed to saving dogs before they are put down, many on their very last day. ABDR often saves seniors, dogs with special needs, and dogs with behavioral issues. All ABDR’s rescues initially go to foster homes to help them adjust and transition from shelters to a household environment. They receive medical care and training as needed. The rescue has been enormously successful, saving dozens of incredible dogs, as a result of its dedicated network of volunteers, who share in ABDR’s commitment to rescue these amazing animals.


Angels Barks Dog Rescue’s mission is to save the dogs to whom no one else gives a chance. There are a lot of dogs that end up in shelters every day. Some of them are lucky to either get adopted by the public or rescued by rescue organizations.

At Angels Bark Dog Rescue, our main goal is to save dogs to whom no one else gives a chance – whether those dogs are seniors, have correctable medical issues, or have slight behavioral issues. We often save dogs that have no issues but no one came to their rescue in time. Those are the dogs that get saved on their very last day. So, whether it is a question of medical care, rehabilitation, training, or just timing, ABDR is about saving lives.

Once those dogs become Angels Bark dogs, we make sure their lives change for the better. We make sure they receive the best care under our wings and that they go to loving and caring forever homes.

Some say these dogs were lucky that they ended up at the shelters – otherwise, they would have never become Angels Bark dogs.

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