Adoption Resources

Things to Consider

Before adopting a pet, keep in mind you are making a commitment to an animal that wants to be with you 10, 15 or even more years. Take your time! At Rancho Coastal Humane Society, our adoption counselors are specially trained to help you determine whether a pet is right for you and to help you find the best “fur-ever” match.

Free Vet Exam

Free Vet Exam

As a new adopter with Rancho Coastal Humane Society, you are eligible for a free vet exam. For a list of participating veterinarians:
BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING

BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING

Look for trainers that use “positive reinforcement training” as their primary technique for training. Click the button below for a list of trainers in the San Diego County area.
POST ADOPTION SUPPORT

POST ADOPTION SUPPORT

Our post adoption support counselors will reach out to you during the first three months of bringing your new furry family member home. In addition, you can call at any time with questions or concerns and we’ll always do our best to ensure a successful adoption.

Relinquishments

We understand that sometimes it’s not always possible to keep a pet. RCHS always takes back animals it originally adopted to you. If you did not adopt your animal at RCHS, relinquishments are only done by appointment only.

We can’t take in same-day or walk-in relinquishments.

If you are interested in relinquishing a dog or cat, please call the shelter at 760-753-6413 or email frontdesk@sdpets.org for more information and to begin the process.


In addition, here are two helpful resources to help you rehome your pet:

Get Your Pet

Rehome Adopt A Pet