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.
Featured Pet of the Week
German Shepherd/Hound Mix
What a handsome boy HANKSTER is, and with a personality to match he could be just what you’re looking for. HANKSTER is slowly but surely opening up to new people and experiences through positive associations and would love a family who would help him continue that in the home. If you have experience and patience to foster some confidence in HANKSTER, come say hi!
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.