Our Story

Our Mission

Help as many animals as we can live a longer and happier life with a family that cares for them by raising money and awareness for no kill shelters and rescue groups.

We have been on our mission since November 18th, 2014.

We have been a tax exempt non-profit since December 24th, 2014.

How We Started

Shelter Helper started as an idea to form a club at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, CA. During the club setup process the school administrators were not going to let us do any fundraising off campus. So the founder decided to take the club idea and turn it into a real 501(c)3 non profit.

We started as a fundraising organization for the no kill shelters and rescue groups in Orange County, California.

Now we are expanding our efforts to allow for all of the shelters and rescue groups in Orange County to post their adoptable animals on our website. Doing so makes the adoption process more efficient and helps more animals to be seen by adopting families.

Our Plan

To continue expanding the marketing of adoptable animals on our website and social platforms across the whole state of California. Then across the nation.

We are excited for how many animals we are going to be able to help be seen that otherwise would not have anyone helping them get in the spotlight!

  • 2.7M - Last year, there were 2.7 million animals put down due to the lack of space, marketing, and funds...
    We are on a mission to provide an efficient process for connecting adopting families to adoptable pets being fostered by local reputable groups.
    With so many animals available for adoption there is no reason to shop from a breeder! If we want to lower the number of animals being euthanized each year we need to get our pets neutered/spayed and continue hacking down on breeding!
    Dogs have the mental capacity of a two year old child. Do you think it is okay to put down a two year old?
  • 100K - When setting a goal it is vital to your success to choose a specific number, date, dollar amount, etc... Without a determined deadline or number you will have nothing to keep you on track or motivated.
    For 2017, we chose to really set our bar high with a goal of raising $100,000 for local rescue groups.
  • 250 - When a rescue group gets a call about an animal that needs saving the costs start around $250 to bring that animal from abandoned to adoptable with vaccines, microchip, neuter/spayed, etc...If that animal needs any further medical attention it could costs upwards of $2,000 - $3,000.
  • 1 - The number 1 is the: Amount of people It takes to make a difference. Use your voice, take action and make an impact.