Happy dog running in field

Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Saving and Fostering
Someone’s New Best Friend


Dedicated to Helping Animals Find

Forever Homes

Giselle’s Legacy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) all-breed animal rescue and sanctuary. Giselle was the beloved dog of the founder, Sherrie Calderon. Giselle went missing in April of 2008. After an extensive search, which entailed posting posters in three surrounding cities and along the freeway, hiring bloodhounds, and scouring the local shelters and websites for years and years; it was discovered that Giselle was deliberately taken and murdered. It was through her search for Giselle that Sherrie’s eyes were opened to the plight of missing animals. Sherrie fostered her first rescue dogs that same year and went on to place over a hundred abandoned dogs (and several cats) over the past decade.

The heartbreak over the loss of Giselle will never heal, but has been lessened with every animal saved from abandonment and abuse. Giselle is the reason Giselle’s Legacy exists. Giselle’s Legacy is not only an all-breed animal rescue, but we will soon add a sanctuary for those deemed unadoptable, whether due to health, demeanor, or age.

Discarded farm animals are housed and adopted, if applicable. Stray dogs are vetted, temperament tested, and placed in an appropriate home. Dogs from the city and county shelters are rescued, socialized, trained, fostered, and adopted.

Sherrie has extensive experience dealing with dogs who have behavioral issues and every dog has been placed in loving homes without incident.

We at Giselle’s Legacy, believe every animal deserves a chance. We believe we will make Giselle proud in the knowledge that her legacy has saved hundreds of lives.

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