It’s Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month!

At Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS), we think seniors deserve special attention every month! By 7+ years old, we usually know a pet’s behavior and temperament. This means no surprises, and most have outgrown much of the destructive traits of their younger “puppy” counterparts. At RCHS, we especially like to match a senior pet to a senior person, as they make the best companions for one another.

In fact, if you are 60+ years young and you adopt a 7+ year pet, your adoption fee is waived in our Senior-to-Senior adoption program.

Meet our “senior” Pets of the Month.

Felix the Cat 

Felix is an 8-year-old, 12-pound, male, Domestic Short Hair. One of our volunteers says he looks like his mustache is slipping off his nose and onto the side of his face. Felix and another cat were surrendered to one of our rescue partners in Riverside County. The owner said he was allergic to them. When Felix was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through our FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program, we learned that he’s a pretty cool cat! He gets along well with the other cats. He’s very affectionate. Felix needs a new family to love. If you’ve never had a cat before, Felix might be purr-fect for you! The $75 adoption fee for Felix the cat includes his medical exams, up to date vaccinations, neuter, and registered microchip.




Kona is an 8-1/2-year-old, 83-pound, female, American Bulldog mix. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society in 2015 through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. She was adopted and went to her new home. Now, 5-1/2 years later, her family is moving. They said Kona can’t go along, so they returned her to RCHS. She’s a friendly dog who doesn’t like being in a kennel. To be completely honest, Kona needs to lose some weight. If you’re looking for a walking buddy who you can start with and slowly work your way up, Kona might be your new best friend. The $75 adoption fee for Kona includes medical exams, vaccinations, spay, registered microchip, and a one-year license if her new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society’s Department of Animal Services.