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Rancho Coastal Humane Society was founded in 1960 by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd. This pet lover from San Diego purchased a small yellow home to provide shelter for all sorts of animals in need. This non-profit organization has evolved throughout the years into a safe haven for both pets and pet owners looking for a “helping paw."
From pet adoption programs to animal food banks and educational services, Rancho Coastal Humane Society is fueled by donations and proceeds from their thrift shop. With an astounding 100% live release or save rate, all of their animals find their way to safety. Improve your life, your health, and your emotional balance by saving your new best pawl.
To adopt a pet from Rancho Coastal Humane Society, the process starts by visiting their website and going through all the beautiful pictures of pets available for adoption.
Adoption fees at Rancho Coastal Humane Society are as follows:
Rancho Coastal Humane Society also offers an "Adopt A Buddy" program for discounted pricing ($25) on a second animal within 1 year (puppies excluded).
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, flea and tick treatments, and a professional veterinary examination.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.