Who We Are


Rescue From The Hart is a 501c3 Los Angeles dog rescue founded by Annie Hart and her husband - James Hart, after years of advocacy and animal rescue. We have dedicated our lives to saving abandoned and abused animals from local shelters and the streets and ultimately finding them loving forever homes.


We provide each of our rescues with top-notch medical and emotional care through trusted vets, trainers and foster homes. We believe that these efforts - coupled with spay/neuter programs and educating the public - are the three key elements to eliminating pet overpopulation problems across the world.


The first step to solving any problem is acknowledging that you have one. By sharing the stories of those we save, Rescue From the Hart demonstrates how countless animals are victims of circumstance and thrive when given a second chance - thus inspiring others to join our efforts and effect change.


It Takes a Village


Rescue From The Hart has built a community of engaged adopters, donors, volunteers, fosters and fans that learn from our efforts and take action within their own communities. With our village of vested animal lovers growing daily, this enables us to create small and large-scale solutions that will lead us closer to the day when no cat or dog is left behind. Help us make a difference and join our village today!



Rescue From The Hart is a grass roots organization that relies solely on donations to continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place our dogs, along with building our spay/neuter and education programs. With your tax deductible donation, we can continue this life-saving work in the Los Angeles dog rescue community, and beyond. 

The Rescue Promise


There is an old Chinese proverb that states: “If you save a life, you are responsible for that life”. Rescue From The Hart honors this philosophy with every animal that we rescue. When we say “yes” to a dog or cat in need, we are making a promise that we will provide them with anything they need to be happy and healthy, for the rest of their life. This means never cutting corners, never take the easy way out and never looking at one of our rescued as just another number. We make the same commitment to our adopters by going the extra mile to help educate them, support them during tragedies, and be there to offer solutions if their lives happen to get turned upside down.


When you support Rescue From The Hart, you help enable us to continue making the “Rescue Promise” to homeless and abandoned pets everywhere!

Our Team


James & Annie Hart: Founders

JT Gorham: Lead Foster

Patty Mann: Volunteer Adoption Counselor

Connie Chan: Volunteer Admin Support

And many other wonderful volunteers and fosters who make

Rescue From The Hart possible!


Rescue From The Hart

PO Box 8024

Van Nuys, CA 91409

Phone: (310) 490-5685






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Rescue From The Hart is a 501c3 Los Angeles Dog Rescue, Tax ID #46-3015764