Welcome to Imagine Animal Dreams!

A brief history

As a young girl Cecilia always had rescue in her heart, but her journey started when she moved to a property and found a very abused Rottweiler pup. She agreed to rent the property on condition that she may keep the pup, she nurtured her and called her Sasha.

Sasha's story helped others see how caring and kind Cecilia was to animals and so people started bringing her strays and abused dogs.

We now have 50+ dogs in our care.

Our Mission

Imagine Animal Dreams is an animal rescue center situated in Joostenbergvlakte, just outside Cape Town. Our Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned, abused and stray dogs and cats.

We are a Non-Profit Organisation committed to providing quality of life for the animals in our care and to helping cats and dogs in local communities. Imagine Animal Dreams is a safe haven run by the founder, Cecilia Jacobs, it is a place where abused, abandoned and stray pets can live in harmony. A place where they get a second chance at life, Cecilia and her staff will do anything in their power to place each of the pets in a new loving forever home.

Ideally, we would like our dogs and cats to be suitably homed for life and cared for by responsible owners. While they remain at our shelter, we strive to provide an environment where our animals are protected, well cared for and loved.

Our aim is to sterilize and to eliminate cruelty to animals, whether arising from ignorance, neglect or deliberate cruelty and to alleviate suffering and promote well-being.

These goals come at a huge financial cost each month and we rely entirely on the generosity and goodwill of the animal-loving public for financial support.


  • Adoption Program
  • Foster Program
  • Rescue Program
  • Volunteer Program
  • Community Service Program

Get involved

We depend on your support and donations in order to rescue more pets from ill fate, as well as care for our current pets. We receive no government funding.