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washer and dryer

Donation Matching Offer – May 2017

One of the favorite stories in the most recent “Fetch” e-newsletter from your Rancho Coastal Humane Society was about a generous RCHS volunteer who is asking your help to replace our aging (and often unreliable) washer and dryer.

She stops by the shelter almost every day. Most nights she takes home an animal to give it a break from the commotion. The information she provides is often all we need to match them with their new families.

She also gets a good look behind the scenes at RCHS. She couldn’t help but notice how often our washer and dryer are broken.

With all the blankets, towels, and beds it takes to run an animal shelter, we need industrial size laundry equipment. When either (or both) of them are broken, the dirty laundry stacks up really fast. In two days we can have a mound of dirty laundry more than six feet high!

Here’s what she’s doing about it…and how you can help.
She will match every dollar you donate to replace our old washer and dryer up to $4,000!

That means your $20 becomes a $40 donation. Your $50 donation becomes $100. That $200 that you got from your tax refund jumps to $400. And….your donation is tax deductible.
We can’t do this alone. We need you.


For more information or to make a donation visit RCHS at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or click here.


If Your Dog Runs Away…All You Have to do is “Whistle”

When a dog escapes from its house or yard, the hardest part can be locating it, even if it’s right across the street. Starting this Saturday, February 25th fifty people adopting pre-selected dogs from your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in Encinitas will be protected from that danger when they receive free “Whistle GPS Pet Trackers.” The trackers, that send your pet’s location and activity level to your smart phone, are being made available at no cost by Greater and Rescue Bank.

“Losing a dog is one of the most frightening things that can happen to a family,” says RCHS President Jim Silveira. “If you’re lucky, you’ll find it in your neighbor’s yard. But a frightened or confused dog can also take off running and be a mile away in just a few minutes. A dog wearing Whistle Pet Tracker can be located immediately.”

The Whistle Pet Tracker comes with a home base that tracks the dog’s location and activity level in your immediate area. If a dog leaves the area of the home base the Whistle Pet Tracker notifies the owner. Dog owners can take the home base along if they leave their home area or go on vacation. If a dog strays out of the range of the Whistle Pet Tracker the owner can follow the dog’s signal on their smart phone.

Silveira says, “When you enter your dog’s information it sets some daily activity goals. Throughout the day you can check your smart phone to see if your dog is being active or idle. At the end of the day you can see whether your dog met its activity goal, exceeded the goal, or if it needs more exercise. This can also be beneficial for dog owners if they use it as an incentive to get more exercise with their dogs.”

Another feature gives dog owners the option of logging the dog’s meals and receiving reminders when it’s time to give their dog its medication.

The Whistle GPS Pet Tracker normally sells for $79.95. The Whistle Trackers that will be given to adopters of the selected dogs come with a complimentary three-month subscription. After that the dog owners have the option to continue the service.

For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to
Kennels and Cattery are open 11 to 5 every day but Tuesday.

Fall Camp

Fall Into Animal Camp

Nov 2, 2012

Fall camp will highlight how animals adapt to the upcoming winter months.  Children will learn about the migration of the Monarch Butterfly.  How the box turtle hibernates underground for months to survive the winter.   Children will have the opportunity to meet local wildlife and some other creepy crawly critters as we prepare for the upcoming fall.  Of course there will be opportunities to meet adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits too!  Spend a week in October playing games, making crafts and interacting with the animals here at Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

When:     Week 1: October 21-25            Week 2: October 28-November 1 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Appropriate for ages: 6-12 years old
Cost:$200 for the week

To Register for fall camp please fill out the registration form and fax, email, mail or deliver in person with payment.  Registration is closed.  Fall camp is FULL.

We offer 2 weeks of animal camp in Spring so please check back for more information regarding our spring camp.  Questions about camp please contact the Education Department via email [email protected] or call (760) 753-6413

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