Rancho Coastal Humane Society is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19;

however we are starting Adoptions by Appointment ONLY!


Together We Save Lives!

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is dedicated to the care of animals and the people who love them. Our homegrown, private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization rescues, shelters and adopts more than a thousand companion animals annually.

With a focus on strengthening the human-animal bond, RCHS serves the San Diego County community with education programs for children and teens, and offers emergency assistance for pet parents in crisis.

RCHS exists thanks to the loyalty and generosity of our donors and hundreds of volunteers.

Adoptions Since 2008
Yearly Events
Foster Families
Yearly Kids Camps
Monthly Pet Food Bank Meals
Sign up for FETCH!

Sign up for FETCH!

A great way to keep up with the latest shelter news, events, and Fur-Ever.
Youth Programs

Youth Programs

All Youth Programs are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. Please check back for updates.
Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Tater Tot von Booferhausen is a 1 year old, 36 pound, male, labrador mix.
Pet Loss Support Group

Pet Loss Support Group

One-On-One 20 min Phone Sessions Available

Join our Team!

Rancho Coastal Humane Society is always seeking enthusiastic individuals who are interested in making a difference in their community and have a passion for animals. If you’re interested in a career in animal welfare, and thrive working in a fast-paced, environment, RCHS may be the place for you.

Check out our latest openings