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 pre-adoption application submitted to the front desk no later than 4:00 pm. All showings end at 4:30p.m.
Featured Pet of the Week
Japanese Chin / Spaniel mix
6 ¾ years
14 ½ pounds
PAGODA’S back at the shelter from no fault of his own. They had him for 5 years and feel he would tell you this: I am very smart, I learn very quickly, and have great manners. I am very well potty trained and will hold it until I can go outside. I hardly ever bark, and I love to run and go swimming and play at the beach.
Can’t find the animal you’re looking for?
Try a search on PetFinder.com and sign up for notifications for when a specific bread becomes available. All of our RCHS pets are listed on PetFinder too.