Paradise - it's more than just a dream! In this small, California town, it's such a prevalent theme it's even in the name. Paradise, California is a quaint city about an hour and a half north of San Francisco full of modern comfort, outdoor fun, and most recently, plenty of accommodations for you and your pup. Paradise has increasingly become a dog-friendly city in the past few years, with much of the credit for this going to the shelters in the area.
One of the most popular shelters, Wag and Whiskers Pet Rescue, is a no-kill, 501(c)3 shelter that's been incorporated since August of 2015. This shelter services Willows, Chico, and Paradise California. They rescue animals that are at risk in other shelters for euthanasia and take in pups that have been surrendered by their owners. Overall, they're committed to helping the neediest pups while leaving space for those that are readily adoptable.
Another shelter that serves this area (though it's a bit of a distance away) is the Sacramento SPCA. This open-admission shelter accepts all surrendered animals despite age, health, breed, or behavior. They're committed to their no-kill pet policy and to helping animals of all kinds find responsible, fur-ever homes.