Who We Are?

Litl' Pal shelter

Litl’ Pal is non-profit, all volunteer animal rescue shelter dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected homeless animals and placing them in loving, permanent homes.

Dogs & Puppies

Browse dogs and puppies for adopt in the Southwestern US! Find your perfect match today. Looking to sell?

Cats & Kittens

Litl' Pal currently has over 100 cats and kittens available for adoption. All cats are vaccinated, spayed, neutered.

Parrots & Birds

The arrival of homeless birds can throw the typical dog-and-cat oriented shelter into havoc - unless you're prepared to wing it.

Adopt Claudette Lucky Chance Rescue

Rodent Pets

Our mission is to improve the lives of domestic rodents animals through education, rescue, and rehabilitation.

Exotic Pets

We're working to save the lives of all exotic animals across America, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

History and Mission of Litl' Pal

We rely on donations
and our helpers and volunteers.

Litl’ Pal is a nonprofit, all volunteer, Fresno-based animal welfare organization involved in the rescue, care and placement of companion animals. Serving the Fresno area since 1984, Litl’ Pal has adhered to a no-kill policy and engaged in community based advocacy on behalf of animals since its inception.

Lisa Woodson, CEO & Founder

Donation operated

Allocating your donations in its entirety to the operation

Adopt Finnick Lucky Chance Rescue

Improving the lives of abused

Improving animal welfare has tractable solutions.

Advocacy on behalf of animals

Work with local and state legislators to enact meaningful protections.

We’re like family.

Our people are the foundation.

Lisa Woodson

Founder & Animal Caretaker

He is an avid forest-goer and commits to doing what he can to keep world beautiful, clean and healthy.

Ruth Aquilani

Veterinary Technician

The appreciation and love that she has for wildlife and animals makes her especially concerned about environment.

Lawrence Petrie

Animal Control Officer

A keen yachtsman and editor of a cruising guide, Lawrence is constantly reminded of the effects of pollution in.

Lucas Rolling

Kennel Technician

A keen yachtsman and editor of a cruising guide, Lawrence is constantly reminded of the effects of pollution in.

Give them a new, warm home they deserve!

We have been able to offer homeless animals a second chance by not only finding homes for more than 13,000 pets since 2003, but also providing nurturing, medical care, training, grooming and other services that have prepared them for life with their new families.
Adoptable Puppies Lucky Chance Rescue

Pets Available for Adoption

Find a new furry friend

Adoptable pets are updated continuously.

Stop by frequently to meet your perfect match.


Looking for a furry friend bursting with love and energy? Look no further! Lots-o is a delightful mix of standard poodle, shepherd, and a dash of great Pyrenees, making her a smart, gorgeous and happy


Working on everything, she's a just a puppy!


Vaccinations up to date will be spayed and chipped

Good in a home with

Dogs, Dog Friendly Cats & Kids

Needs a yard to run and play

Fence Preferred



Breed Mix

Standard Poodle/Shepherd & Great Pyrenees

Read More & Apply →


Bubba is approximately 1 year old, we are guessing lab, border collie, staffy mix. He is neutered, chipped, and up to date on vaccines. This handsome boy has tested negative for heartworms and is ready


Crate Trained, Housebroken, Leash Trained


Vaccinations up to date, neutered and chipped

Good in a home with

Dogs & Kids, Even Cats

Needs a yard to run and play

Fenced Preferred


1 year

Breed Mix

Lab/Border Collie/Staffy

Read More & Apply →


Introducing Delilah, our 4-month-old bundle of love! Despite a rough start being abandoned in a trailer, her heart is overflowing with affection. Delilah’s favorite pastimes include snuggling up with her people, frolicking with furry friends,


Crate Trained, Housebroken


Vaccinations up to date, spayed and chipped

Good in a home with

Dogs and Kids

Needs a yard to run and play

Fence Preferred




Lab Mix

Read More & Apply →

Big Thanks...

We are able to help domestic animals thanks to our beloved institutional sponsors.

Years of Helping
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Litl' Pal is a 100% volunteer operated, so you know your donation will go directly to our mission of helping vulnerable animals find a loving home.
Even if you can only contribute $5 or $10, it can still go a long way toward helping!