At RCHS, we NEVER play favorites! We love all of our adoptable pets and work equally hard to find every one of them a forever home. We have to admit, though, that sometimes our staff and volunteers develop a crush on a certain animal or two or three… So, this month, we’d like to introduce you to those we’re currently crushing on.

Jicama Could Be a Track & Field Star

Jicama is a 2-1/2-year-old, 51-pound, female, Border Collie mix.

She was a stray who was taken to one of our rescue partners and transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through our FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Services) Transport Program.

Jicama has A LOT of energy. She was adopted, then returned when the adopters realized Jicama needed more exercise than they could provide living in an apartment. They called her “loving, smart and intuitive.” Our animal care team couldn’t agree more.

She’ll do great in a family with a big yard and the opportunity to get plenty of mental as well as physical exercise. Jicama needs to “trade up.” You can’t just take something away from her. You need to trade for something just as good or better. It teaches her that humans are givers and not just takers.

The $145 adoption fee for Jicama includes medical exam, spay, up-to-date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if the adopter lives in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society’s Department of Animal Services.


Who Are You Calling a Potato Head?

Mister Potato Head is a 2-year-old, 13-pound, male, Domestic Short Hair cat with a brown and white Tabby coat. 

He was transferred from a rescue partner in the Imperial Valley through our FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) Transport Program.

Mister Potato Head is just our term of endearment for one of the sweetest kitties ever! He’s a very relaxed cat. During his time as a Cattery guest, Mister Potato Head has made friends with every child attending summer Animal Camp. He loves people and will fit nicely into any home. If Mister Potato Head is not the forever feline for you, please sponsor him or share his information with someone who is ready to adopt a cat.

The $100 adoption fee for Mister Potato Head includes medical exam, neuter, up-to- date vaccinations, and registered microchip.  


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY you can sponsor an RCHS adoptable pet in our 2021 Rescue Pet Summer Olympics. Your $20.00 will cover one night of comfort and care for a shelter pet. We’ll take some video of your sponsored athlete competing and enter it in our “virtual” Olympic competition. You can find more details at or call 760-753-6413.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society is open to adopters.
Visit us at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas with your completed adoption survey Friday through Monday from 11 AM to 2 PM or Wednesday and Thursday by appointment. Guests must observe social distancing. The number of guests on campus will be limited to 20 households at a time.