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Sonoma County Humane Society in Santa Rosa, California has been serving the community since 1931. They’re dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love. They’re a no-kill shelter with two locations:
Aside from finding homes for as many pets as they can, Sonoma County Humane Society also offers the following services:
Considering adoption from Sonoma County Humane Society? Read below for more information about their adoption process and fees.
Adopting from Sonoma County Humane Society can be done in just a few easy steps:
Adoption fees at Sonoma County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, and a health exam. Cats receive a FVRCP vaccination and a leukemia test. Dogs will receive DHLPP and bordetella vaccinations and a heartworm test.
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.