Adopt a dog and you’ll have a forever friend. Browse our available puppies and dogs ready for adoption.


Adopt a cat and you’ll have a forever friend. Browse our available kittens and cats ready for adoption.


Adopt a rabbit and you’ll have a forever friend. Browse our available rabbits ready for adoption.


As a service to the community, Rancho Coastal Humane Society offers Courtesy Listings for pet owners looking to rehome a pet. The listing will be placed on our website, as well as our two partner sites, and Please note that we ask for a one-time Fee of $50, and your listing will not expire. For information on the requirements and to get started, please email

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) finds new homes for more than one thousand animals ever year.

You may wonder where our animals come from? The answer is the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. About 94-percent of RCHS animals arrive at our shelter through this unique program.

Co-founded by animal advocate Peggy Howell, FOCAS originated as a La Jolla-based nonprofit that helped place animals from county shelters into foster homes. Now a program of RCHS, each month our animal care teams visit area shelters that are at or nearing capacity. They evaluate, transport and intake animals that otherwise might not have a second chance for adoption in an overcrowded shelter.

RCHS also takes in animals that have been displaced due to natural disasters like floods, wildfires and hurricanes.  As a limited admission shelter, RCHS is able to keep an adoptable animal until it can be matched with an appropriate adopter.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to potentially adopt and interact with an animal, you must be present at the shelter with a completed adoption survey submitted to the front desk no later than 4:00 pm. All showings end at 4:30p.m.   DUE TO COVID-19, adoptions are by appointment only and the animal shelter is currently closed to the public until further notice. Please click here to read more about the appointment process

Featured Pet of the Week


  • Wooly Siberian Husky Mix

  • Male

  • 5 Years

  • 60 pounds

SIMBA is as sweet as he is beautiful and talkative. He is a leaner and lover. He is patient when having his beautiful coat brushed and will relax and just lie down next to you for brushing or a love session. He would love an active home that has lots of time to exercise and cuddle this beautiful boy.

Can’t find the animal you’re looking for?

Try a search on and sign up for notifications for when a specific breed becomes available. All of our RCHS pets are listed on PetFinder too.