The Starfish Pet Project was founded in the East Bay Area, CA in February of 2021 by three individuals with a single common bond - a love of animals. We had a desire to help those animals that found themselves lost, abandoned, neglected or mistreated and through no fault of their own were without a family and a loving home. The Starfish Pet Project was founded with the premise and intent of assisting animals in need of re-homing assistance. We found that despite the existence of other rescues, each group has their own selective process about the animals they would/could help and many in need did not receive needed assistance. Instead, they languished in shelters or suffered the ramifications of life on the streets; possibly meeting an untimely and unjust demise there. We were especially concerned about those discarded by their owners and placed in shelters due to age, health, behavioral or other problems that made them less likely to be adopted through certain shelter environments.
Our board of Directors is comprised of experienced veterinary professionals and animal rescuers with a combined 30+ years working with animals. We have a diverse background as veterinary technicians, practice managers, animal rescue board members, professional pet sitters, neonate animal specialists, and special needs fosters. Together, we have established a rescue group that meets the needs of the community and it's animals, based on our years of experience.
It is our philosophy that we not only can but should intervene in the lives of animals in need that come to our attention. We may not be able to make a difference in the lives of every animal in need everywhere, but we can make a difference to each one that comes to us. Every life changed is a success, and no life is too small to deserve another chance.
We adopted Little Star from The Starfish Pet Project five years ago, long before it was an official rescue group. He started out as a foster puppy but we decided to adopt him permanently. He's been a great addition to our family and we can't thank the staff at Starfish enough!