Healdsburg

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The Humane Society of Sonoma County, together with Petaluma Animal Services Foundation, is here to ensure the safety of Healdsburg's animals. As a resource for the community, our Healdsburg shelter offers the following services:

  •        Cat, dog, and rabbit adoptions
  •        Acceptance of stray animals from the City of Healdsburg
  •        Redemption of lost animals
  •        Dog licensing
  •        Pet relinquishment (by appointment only)

Humane Society of Sonoma County's mission is to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We're excited to be a part of the animal care community of Healdsburg.

Adoptables

Location: 555 Westside Road, Healdsburg 95448
Phone: (707) 431-3386
Hours: 11AM - 5:30PM, Monday - Saturday

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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The Humane Society of Sonoma County, along with Petaluma Animal Services Foundation (PASF), is here to help – to ensure the safety of Healdsburg’s animals. We provide services for stray and owner-surrendered animals, and offer an adoption program for animals seeking new homes. With the help of our volunteers and supporters, we’re here to give hope to every animal.

Adoptions

Our adoption center is open 6 days a week, Mon-Sat from 11am – 5:30pm, (707) 431-3386. All of our adoptable animals are listed here.

Licensing

Schedule of fees listed here.

Stray Animals

Stray animals found in Healdsburg are brought to the Healdsburg Center daily. Those who are not reclaimed by their owners are transported to the Humane Society of Sonoma County’s Santa Rosa location for ongoing care. Click here to see stray animals or call 707-431-3386 (Healdsburg) or 707-542-0882 (Santa Rosa). Schedule of fees listed here.

Dog Training Classes!

We offer rewards-based training, which guides dog behavior through a series of positive interactions and motivations. Have fun while helping your dog or puppy learn the basics of daily life or even agility and tricks. Understanding your pet’s needs is the first step in building a strong foundation for lifelong companionship and we are here to support you! Click here for a schedule of classes.

 

Surrendering Your Pet

First, please consider finding your dog or cat another home instead of surrendering him/her to a shelter. It will be less stressful for your pet, allows you to play a part in uniting him/her with a new family, and makes additional space available for animals whose lives are immediately at risk. Please utilize our Re-homing Packet and our free "Adoptions by Owner" website listings.

Owner Surrender Dogs: We accept owner-surrendered dogs by appointment as space allows. To check availability and make an appointment for your dog’s evaluation please call (707) 431-3386 (Healdsburg) or 707-542-0882 (Santa Rosa).

Owner Surrender Cats: We accept owner-surrendered cats by appointment and as space allows. To check availability and make an appointment for your cat’s evaluation please call (707) 431-3386 (Healdsburg) or 707-542-0882 (Santa Rosa).

HEALDSBURG FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are some “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) about the Humane Society of Sonoma County and Petaluma Animal Services Foundation partnership facility in Healdsburg and the services we provide.


Q: What services are currently available in Healdsburg?

A: The Humane Society of Sonoma County, together with Petaluma Animal Services Foundation, is here to ensure the safety of Healdsburg's animals. As a resource for the community, our Healdsburg shelter offers the following services:

  • Cat, dog, rabbit, and small companion animal adoptions
  • Acceptance of stray animals in Healdsburg
  • Redemption of lost animals
  • Dog licensing

The hours of operation are 9am - 5:30pm Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, the City of Healdsburg Police Department steps in to handle stray animal needs. Indoor stray hold areas are available to the HPD for drop off during closed hours.


Q: What do I do if I find a stray dog or cat?

A: The Healdsburg Center is under contract to accept all stray pets from the City of Healdsburg.

Stray Dogs: The Healdsburg shelter is under contract to accept all stray dogs from the City of Healdsburg. We will house strays from outside the city limits of Healdsburg on Monday, when Sonoma County Animal Services is closed, and as space allows on other days.
Stray Cats: The Healdsburg Center is under contract to accept all stray cats from the City of Healdsburg. We will take stray cats from outside the city limits of Healdsburg on Monday, when Sonoma County Animal Services is closed, and as space allows on other days. We advise finders of stray domesticated cats to call the local shelter in their area to report the found cat.

We also advise that most stray cats are typically found within one block of their home – a door-to-door “do you know this cat?” effort can help reunite the cat with its owner. We encourage finders to create a “found” flier and post it in the neighborhood.


Q: What should I do if I can no longer keep my dog or cat?

A: Consider finding your dog or cat another home instead of surrendering him/her to a shelter because it will be less stressful for your animal, allows you to play a part in uniting him/her with a new family, and makes additional space available for animals whose lives are immediately at risk in surrounding municipal shelters. Please utilize our Re-homing Packet and our free "Adoptions by Owner" website listings.

Owner Surrender Dogs: At this time, the Healdsburg shelter does not accept dog surrenders. However, our Santa Rosa shelter on Highway 12 W will accept owner surrendered dogs by appointment as space allows. For availability and an appointment for your dog’s evaluation please call 707-542-0882.

Owner Surrender Cats:  At this time, the Healdsburg shelter does not accept dog surrenders. However, our Santa Rosa shelter on Highway 12 W will accept owner surrendered dogs by appointment as space allows. For availability and an appointment for your dog’s evaluation please call 707-542-0882.


Q. What is your relationship with Petaluma Animal Services Foundation?

A. Our Healdsburg shelter is under contract to provide animal care, adoption services, licensing, and field services for the City of Healdsburg. Our Healdsburg shelter operates all animal care, sheltering and adoption services and has contracted with Petaluma Animal Services Foundation (PASF) to handle all licensing and field services work. PASF is paid by The Humane Society of Sonoma County.

To apply for a new dog license or if you are in need of a replacement tag, contact Animal Control Officer, Jonathan Lowden, at (707) 364-8988, Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm. You can also license your dog online by visiting PASF website here.

For license renewals, please visit our Healdsburg shelter with proof of your dog’s most recent rabies vaccine.


Q. How many Healdsburg animals did you care for in 2016?

A. While operating out of the trailers during construction, an average of 150 animals came to us annually through our Healdsburg shelter. During the period of April -November 2016 over 100 pets found their forever homes through our Healdsburg shelter.


Q. How many animals can be housed at the Healdsburg shelter?

A. On average there will be space for 5 dogs and 15 cats and 2 rabbits at the Healdsburg shelter. However, because we know that animal housing needs will expand and contract at different times of the year, much of the space at the center will be used with flexibility. For example, when our population of cats expands during kitten season, we will use more space for cat and kitten housing and less space for other small companion animals. The needs of animals will dictate how we use our housing space.

In addition, just as we rely on foster volunteers at our Santa Rosa campus, volunteer foster homes will greatly impact the capacity for care we have in Healdsburg.


Q. Who do I call to volunteer at the Healdsburg shelter?

A.  Volunteers seeking to turn their love of animals into action and serve their community are always welcome to join our family of caring and committed volunteers. If you’re interested in exploring available volunteer opportunities at the Healdsburg shelter, please complete a volunteer application. You can view a listing of volunteer opportunities on our website or contact Nina Caputo at 707-542-0882, ext. 262 for more information. Volunteer orientations are currently held at our Santa Rosa campus. Orientations at the Healdsburg shelter are in our future plans.


Q. Where can I find information on animals available for adoption and the adoption process?

A. You can find information on animals available for adoption and our adoption process on our website. You can also call (707) 431-3386 to speak with one of our caring and knowledgeable staff members or volunteers about the adoption process.


Q. Will the Healdsburg shelter have emergency medical care available?

A. The Healdsburg shelter will provide supportive veterinary care for shelter pets. This means treating for routine medical issues that do not require surgery or emergency care. Animals with severe/complex medical conditions will be transported to our Santa Rosa shelter hospital for care.


Q. Will there be a public veterinary hospital at the Healdsburg shelter?

A. No, the Healdsburg shelter will not provide public veterinary support. We encourage pet owners to develop a relationship with a local veterinarian for the lifetime care of their pet(s).


Q. Does the Healdsburg shelter need donation support to help care for Healdsburg animals?

A. Yes. The Healdsburg shelter is privately funded and donor support is critical to fulfilling our mission of ensuring that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We receive no support from national organizations like HSUS or the ASPCA, so we rely on our local donors to help us find forever homes for all of the animals in our care. Donor support benefits the local community by improving the lives of shelter animals and making healthy pets available for companionship, and improving the quality of life for pet owners within the community. Please consider becoming a supporting member, joining us at one of our fundraising events, or using our fundraising toolkit to host your own event to benefit the Healdsburg shelter.

We also accept car donations and in-kind donations of goods and services. Learn more about our donation programs by contacting our Director of Development, Melissa Dobar, at 707-577-1911.

HBG first kittens cmyk

The first litter of homeless kittens to arrive at our Center!

We are honored to expand our safety net to the Healdsburg community! We believe every animal deserves a second chance to be loved forever. The opening of the Healdsburg shelter gives them the shelter they need BUT WE DEPEND ON YOUR SUPPORT TO GROW AND SUSTAIN OUR SERVICES!

Whisper adoption

A former stray rescued from the streets of Healdsburg, Whisper finds her “second chance” in Christin’s lap!

Please be a part of our lifesaving work with a donation TODAY. Your contribution provides essential medical services, safe shelter and second chances! Please click HERE to make your gift! Be sure to select Healdsburg.

For more information and ways to give, please contact Melissa Dobar, Development Director at mdobar@humanesocietysoco.org

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