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.
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
Domestic Short Hair – Brown
The name “Miso” comes from a traditional Japanese seasoning made from soybeans, salt, and sometimes rice or seaweed. The name suits her because she’s a mellow and consistent cat, but if you add the right ingredients to her Miso can turn a little bit spicy.
Miso was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from one of our crowded rescue partners in Riverside County through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. Since her arrival, she’s been living in private foster care with a trained volunteer, preparing for her new life.
Can’t find the animal you’re looking for?
Try a search on PetFinder.com and sign up for notifications for when a specific breed becomes available. All of our RCHS pets are listed on PetFinder too.