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East of Eden Canine Rescue
Welcome to East of Eden
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East of Eden K-9 rescue is a companion animal rescue founded in 2001. We are a 501c(3) nonprofit CA corporation (EIN #33-1069899). Our service area extends from Brentwood in eastern Contra Costa County to Santa Nella in Merced County. We are a link between the progressive animal rescue community of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley, where rescue efforts are much needed. We work with dogs and cats from the community at large and from the shelters in our area (our philosophy: clean up your own neighborhood first).

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA. East of Eden has many wonderful dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes. Please use any of these website databases to view profiles and photos of each pet.

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Spokesdog for East of Eden Rescue passes
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Yasmine, spokesdog for East of Eden Rescue, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2013. She was humanely euthanized after a short illness.

We are not exactly sure when Yasmine was born. She was found in Larsen Park in Tracy on March 23, 2000. She was estimated to be about 6 months old at the time. As we were unable to locate the owner, we welcomed her into our home. However, to say that she was a behavioral challenge was an understatement. Yasmine was signed up for training classes conducted by K-9 Development in Tracy. Under the able tutelage of Jack Fields and Amy Uecker, she blossomed into an obedience model, earning her AKC CGC title in 2003. She became a demonstration dog for the rescue. She gave performances at many public events, winning hearts and minds wherever she went. She also excelled in agility.

Witnessing Yazzie’s amazing transformation, it became clear that the same approach could be applied to other rescued animals. Thus, East of Eden Rescue was born. In a very real sense, Yazzie was the first animal rescued by our organization. Today, behavioral rehabilitation remains central to EOE’s mission.

Yasmine is preceded in death by her loving daddy, Karl Moll, equine siblings Dream and Golconda, and canine Charlemagne II. She is survived by her grieving guardian Linda Minor, and canine siblings Desiree and Charlemagne III.

Many individuals are due thanks for their care and support. In particular, to Gail, Kim, Lauren, Jeanne Cannella, the staff at G-N Vet Clinic, and the volunteers at East of Eden Rescue, I offer my deepest gratitude.

Rememberances will private. Memorial donations can be sent to: East of Eden Rescue, P.O. Box 236, Pleasanton CA 94566.

Many years ago, I composed a memorial haiku for Yazzy, knowing I would need it at some time. That time is now.


(?)/1999 – 12/5/2013

Yasmine’s Haiku


Small black ball of joy,

And I forgot the darkness

For a little while.





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We Serve Alameda & Contra Costa County

We Serve the Following Cities, Towns, and/or Counties: Tracy, Manteca, Livermore, Pleasanton, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, San Joaquin, Modesto, Alameda and Contra Costa County

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