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, rabbits and other pets give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard day’s work.

There are so many wonderful animals available for adoption at Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS). They all are just waiting for you to come along to give them good homes.  RCHS staff and volunteers interact with the animals daily, so we get to know the animals’ personalities and we are eager to share all that we know with you.

Take a look at the current list of adoptable pets by Clicking Here.

Keep in mind that adopting a pet is a big decision.  The adoption process takes time. “It should take time because we want to get it right from the start,” says President Judi Sanzo (who should know because she is adopted, too!)  In order to help you “get it right from the start,” your home environment, your family members, your current pets, your schedule, and your lifestyle are all important things for us to discuss together.  We want to be sure that the pet you “fell in love with” – on the internet, from a picture or while standing in front of a kennel – is your perfect match.

We continue to support your adoption, even after you leave with your new family member. Our post-adoption counselors will contact you for updates during the first three months, and our Behavior and Training Coordinator is always just a phone call away.  Let’s face it: even a “perfect” match may need a little help settling into your home! And, since this is as much romance as it is science, if it does not work, Rancho Coastal Humane Society will take your adopted pet back and help you find another.

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 4:30 p.m.  

Click HERE to download a pre-adoption application

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*Note: For puppies 6 months and younger, in addition to the adoption fee, there is a $50 training deposit to be refunded upon proof of completion of a 6-week puppy training class. Please speak with a staff member for details.