For most of us, falling in love with a pet is easy. And no wonder! Sharing your home with a four-legged friend can be one of life’s greatest joys. Dogs, cats, and other pets give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard days’ work.

There are so many wonderful animals available for adoption at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, and they’re all just waiting for the right people to come along and give them good homes. The staff and volunteers are RCHS interact with the animals daily, so they get to know the animals’ personalities, and will be glad to help you find the right one for you.

Take a look at the current list of adoptable pets by Clicking Here. Many of the animals listed have explanations of their personalities, including how they react to cats and children, and what kinds of activities make them happiest.

Keep in mind that adopting a pet is a big decision. Dogs and cats are living beings who require a lot of time, money, and commitment–over 15 years’ worth in many cases. Pet ownership can be incredibly rewarding, but only if you think through your decision before you adopt a companion.

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 4:30 pm.

Click HERE to download a pre-adoption application

*Note: For puppies 6 months and younger, in addition to the adoption fee, there is also a $50 training deposit. Please speak with a staff member for details.

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dog adoption costs