About us

Welcome to our shelter!

The shelter is located in Rehovot, Israel and takes care of dogs and cats.

The shelter functions under the non-profit organization Rishon Loves Animals (№ 580394146). The main objective of this organization is to find homes for dogs from the regional municipal kennel where they face the threat of euthanasia. Volunteers hold adoption events every Saturday in the sport-kef park in Rishon Le Zion.

The shelter operates on voluntary basis, is funded from donations and founder’s personal income. At the moment our shelter is undergoing a financial crisis. We are urgently looking for sponsors and volunteers.

We have more animals that the shelter can afford at the moment. In 2023 our resources to help new animals are exhausted, and our current animals deserve better conditions.

Most of the dogs and cats in the shelter are friendly, healthy and ready for adoption. We are looking for families that consider animals to be members of the family. In joy and in sorrow. Member of the family that will never will always be dependent, will become ill once in a while, will misbehave sometimes.

If you are considering adoption of a dog or a cat and can get to Rehovot you are welcome to visit our shelter. More information about the adoption process can be found here. We are happy for everyone who found a loving home.

We live in a country where animals are suffering and dying on the street from hunger, wounds and illnesses on daily basis, where municipal kennels and some shelters are putting down thousands of healthy animals, where most authorities are ready to fund only the last shot for the homeless animals.
In this reality every shelter faces a tough decision. When the shelter capacity is reached and the resources are used beyond their limits, the choice is to either to close the doors for new animals or to start putting down those in the shelter.

We are a no-kill shelter, and therefore we do not accept new animals. If you found a homeless animal, or actually if the animal was lucky enough to find you, you are likely its best and probably the last chance to get help, even if nobody prepared you for this moment.