Cortez Rescue & Outreach

everyday enriching the lives of homeless and neglected dogs
Dogs Rescued Since 2018

Our Featured Dogs


I'm very shy at first but once I warm up I'm the best dog ever! I am worth the wait!...

Mix & Mutt

I'm sweet and shy but gain trust easily. Let's just chill on the couch together.

Mix & Spaniel

I'm fun and love to be with my people. I'm being fostered in Portland OR

Mix & Mutt

Featured Dog Lover

Exceptional volunteer who supports our mission.


Cortez Rescue Loves Terri! Everybody Loves Terri! Every Cortez dog Loves Terri! To say Terri does a lot for Cortez Rescue is such an understatement. Terri works tirelessly all year long, day in and day out, making the world a better place for East Cape dogs. We are so extremely grateful to have Terri on our team, her energy and positive nature is infectious. Thank You Terri for all you do! Cortez Rescue would not be as awesome as it is without you.

CR (Cortez Rescue): What makes you so committed to helping dogs? TF (Terri Foster): What makes me most committed to helping dogs is my love for all animals, big and small. Since I was kid we always had many pets, from hamsters to guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, lizards, fish and dogs. I loved them all and loved to care for them. I can still remember all their names. My love for Baja dogs keeps growing as I see so many in need that just want love and to be cared for and their love and loyalty always shines through.

CR: What inspires you to volunteer for Cortez Rescue? TF: What inspires me to Volunteer with Cortez is my ability to give back to this wonderful community I have called home for the last 12 years. To help any animal that is suffering makes my heart feel good. And for all the Volunteers, new and old, that continue to volunteer with such a great organization is truly inspirational.

CR: What is your most tender or memorable experience volunteering at Cortez Rescue? TF: My most tendering, memorable and gratifying experience at Cortez Rescue can not be just one. Most tender is watching so many of these dogs go from extremely sick and scared to becoming happy and healthy and adopted. Most memorable are the ones who spend way too long with Cortez but through all our efforts finally get to their forever homes. Most gratifying is my time at the rescue with the dogs and fostering. I love fostering and being that bridge from one life to another for these beautiful creatures.

CR: Anything else you'd like to add? TF: Cortez Rescue has truly changed my life. I've learned that being kind and caring to all is the best way to be. Rescue can be sad and heartbreaking but the happy and joyful moments with these dogs makes the whole journey worth it. I always say "Cortez Rescue is My happy place!" Volunteer if you can. Just to make even a small difference in these dogs' lives will make your heart happy.


Upcoming Events

june, 2022

29jun9:30 am11:30 amMAXICO - Wednesday coffee with a Cortez Pup

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