Adopt A Pet San Diego

Adopt A Pet San Diego

Adopt a pet in San Diego: Rescue dogs and cats up for adoption are featured in partnership with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society animal shelter.Full Bio


Friendly Hound-Mix Up For Adoption In San Diego

Meet Gondor, a 2-1/2-year-old, 47-pound, male, Hound-mix that's up for adoption at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Gondor was surrendered to a rescue in the Imperial Valley when his owners moved into an apartment. Then he was transferred through the Friends of County Animal Shelters program. Now he’s in foster care with a Rancho Coastal Humane Society volunteer.

At the rescue, he got along great with the other other dogs. In foster care, he prefers to stay indoors. He can be left alone for short periods of time, but not all day. His foster says that he’s housed trained. Learn more about Gondor, HERE.

The $145 adoption fee for Gondor includes medical exam, neuter, up to date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if his new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society’s Department of Animal Services.

For information about adoption or to become a Virtual Foster visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to Kennels are open from 11 AM to 4 PM Friday through Monday and Wednesday and Thursday by appointment.

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Each week our PAWS program introduces you to a lovable animal who needs a new home. PAWS is sponsored by Nick Adamo's Farmers insurance Agency. Nick Adamo is a huge dog lover and animal advocate. For the past 10 years, he has supported local humane society’s efforts in helping get animals adopted through Pet of the Week programs. Additionally, he has hosted and participated in many fundraising events including Paws in the Park, Dogs Golf Tournament that matches military veterans with service dogs and more. He started partnering with Rancho Coastal Humane Society 7 years ago because RCHS’ main goal is to encourage the adoption of animals into permanent, loving homes. RCHS’ adoption process is tailored to find the best match between people and pets and also promote humane ideals through education and community outreach pets and people.

If you have adopted a pet during COVID and are heading back to work, Rancho Coastal Humane Society has some helpful tips.

  • Help your pet adjust to your changing schedule. Begin by leaving your pet alone in a “Retreat Area” for a few minutes. Turn on some music or the TV. Every time you do this, increase your pet’s time alone.
  • Particularly with a new pet who you’ve never left alone before, watch for Separation Distress including destructive behaviors. Give them something to do, like a toy or a treat puzzle.
  • Older pets who have adjusted to your stay-at-home schedule might be more “needy.” Be patient. Give them lots of reassurance that everything is going to be okay.
  • If your dog has gotten used to 8 or 10 walks per day because you had nothing else to do, start cutting back. You can go for a walk without your pet. You still get your exercise, but it helps the pet adjust to the fact that things are changing.

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Visit your Rancho Coastal Humane Society and ask about special adoption fee programs.

Better with a Buddy – Adopt one cat, kitten, or dog and get the second one (within a year) for just $25. Does not apply to puppies.

Two Purr One – Adopt two kittens together (within two weeks) and pay for just one.

Senior-to-Senior – No adoption fee for any senior (60+) adopting a senior animal (7+).

Pets for Patriots – Fees waived for veterans. Apply before visiting the shelter.  

For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to

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