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EBARR was founded out of a recognized need in the East Bay Area for a high-quality rescue group that accepts cats and dogs (under certain conditions) from the community. Since our inception, we have successfully placed thousands of orphaned animals, many community surrenders or at risk of being euthanized at local animal shelters.

Our mission at East Bay Animal Rescue & Refuge (EBARR) is to provide a home for animals in need. With every animal saved and every animal who finds a forever home, we know there are hundreds who aren't so fortunate. This heartbreaking fact motivates our work and fills us with the resolve to move past every challenge in our way. We believe in the health and welfare of all animals, and we never discriminate against breed or size.

Since we are a foster-based program, there must be available space with one of our foster homes to accept an animal into our program. Once part of the EBARR family, all animals receive a complete veterinary package, training, socialization, love, and affection.

Our goal is to reduce abuse of animals and prevent more animals from entering shelters.
Nicole Martinez, President of EBARR

Spotlight on our amazing Board and Train.

Most of the large breed Ebarr dogs and some of our personal dogs have been through training with these guys.

We trust them with Ebarr's furkids and our personal furkids and hope you will too.

Dog Over Breed specializes in dog behavior but also offers other dog services: Overnight dog boarding, dog walking, dog daycare, dog grooming, and dog training/behavior modification.

Dog Over Breed strongly believes, “a well-trained dog does not necessarily equivalate to also being a well-behaved dog and vice versa.” Meaning, that obedience training in itself is not the roadmap instead it is a legend or guideline to the map of achieving a well-balanced and mannered dog. Everyone’s map varies as their experiences and lifestyles differ. Commonality however is consistent patterns throughout our and the dogs' life is required to become and remain as well-behaved dogs. All will agree dogs are instinctual animals and learn through patterns.

With any creature, patterns are what form behaviors. The next time your dog does something wrong or right, think about what patterns you have created to teach them that behavior or what patterns you can create to teach them the desired behavior.

New Doggie Sweatshirts!

Rescued Is My Favorite Breed

Limited colors and sizes.

$60 Dollar Donation For Each

For inquiries send an email to

Get to Know our Corporate Sponsors!

Pet Food Express

Pet Food Express is a big supporter of EBARR. They graciously donate to EBARR on a regular basis. In addition to their donations and support, they have created a link for us to share. When you click on the shop now button below it will take you to the Pet Food Express page with our shopping link. Pet food express will donate a portion from every sale to EBARR. Thank you for your support!

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Amazon Smile

EBARR participates in the Amazon Smile Program. If you click on the link below when you shop at Amazon, they will donate a portion of every sale to EBARR. Thank you for your Support!

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Raising th-E BARR in Animal Rescue






Leadership restructuring
Completed over 100 adoptions
Partnered with Dog over Breed for socialization/training services



Saved over 300 at-risk animals
Started adult cat program and placed 79 adult cats



Rescued approximately 350 animals for our community
175 adult cats found their forever homes



Approximately 375 animals found forever homes
200 cats were placed through the adult cat program



Weathered the pandemic
Saved 200 adult cats
Placed approximately 400 animals



Continued to weather the pandemic