Adoptions by Owner

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Adoptions by Owner

This free service is a component of the Humane Society of Sonoma County Rehoming Packet. The Humane Society of Sonoma County accepts no responsibility for the pets posted to this page. Potential adopters are responsible for communicating with the pet’s guardian to acquire veterinary records and other necessary information.

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March 5, 2021

Shy but gentle

Hello my name is Guinness and i am looking for my forever home and companion. I am an 10 year old neutered Shepherd mix. My mom feels really bad that she has no time or money to fully care for me and wants me to be in a home where i can go on walks and run around.I am shy at first but once i get to know you i will shower you with kisses and cuddles. I do get scared from loud noises and i tend to shake from them but if you protect me i know all will be okay. I am not a big barker, just a few howls from fire truck sirens is all. I would love to be part of you family if you give me a chance.  Contact: Ang31eleyes@gmail.com or (707) 206-2142.
March 4, 2021

Sweet Senior Tortie

Maddy’s owner is moving to assisted living and can only take one of her two cats. I’m helping her re-home Maddy who is 16. I’ve often pet sat both cats and Maddy is a love bug. I couldn’t get a good photo of her because she wrapped herself around me. That said, she has only known one home, with very few visitors, so she will probably be shy at first. Her life has been dominated by Teddy, an enormous tuxedo. She needs a warm lap or two and a safe place. Her owner had both cats’ front claws removed. She is accustomed to sleeping on the bed, cuddling with her person or curled up with Teddy. They took to each other right away when she joined the family. You see both in the photo. Maddy is on the right. Her medical records are up to date. Redwood Veterinary Clinic supplied me her lifetime records. She takes a very small amount of prednisilone for presumed Irritable bowel syndrome resulting in vomiting. A 2-month supply runs $8. Please call me, Ann Dubell. I will arrange an introduction with Maddy and her owner, Patricia.  Contact: awdubell@sonic.net or 707-217-0604.
March 4, 2021

Beautiful Great Dane Mix

This is Buddy the Elf and he is such a a big ball of fun. Buddy is now 4 years old and has the perfect amount of energy, do you like hiking? He’s love nothing more than to come with you! Do you have a stay at home job? He would also be so content to have an all day long cuddle partner on the couch with you! He’s very healthy in weight and strength and has all of his shots as well as being neutered. He is food motivated for learning new tricks and commands and will sit for you And give you paw before you open the door to let him in or out. Buddy has one favorite toy, A TENNIS BALL! He will never need any other toys or ropes because he will always choose a tennis ball. Upon adoption he will be sent to his happy new home with all of his favorite balls that he has here to keep him plenty entertained! It’s with a heavy heart that he’s being placed for adoptions because he is so loved in his current home, but I know that there is a home out there for him that would be just perfect! He is amazing with people and very nice, though he will occasionally jump up to hug a newcomer and surely give them so many kisses. Buddy does want a home with no other dogs because they get him a bit too excited and he likes to be the center of attention in his family. If you’re looking for a dog that will be loyal and loving (and strong) then he will always be there for you! He deserves a very happy ending in a home that loves this big goofball! I’d love to answer any more questions you have!  Contact:  Alysonjane9@gmail.com or 707-569-4549.
March 4, 2021

Sweet Baby Bunny needs a forever home

This sweet, curious baby bunny needs a home! He is shy at first, but once he warms up he becomes quite curious and loves to explore. He is a mixture of breeds (unknown) and is 7 weeks old. He has not had any shots or been neutered. He loves to sleep all the time. He does, however, get squirmy when getting picked up. Once he is in your arms, he is calm and not squirmy at all. His coloring is a beautiful white with grey/red eyes. Some of his things are also included. He would thrive in a home with some extra room to run around in (as he can get energetic). Please let me know if you are interested in this sweet baby : margauxlj@gmail.com
March 2, 2021

This is Buddy

Buddy needs a new home, his current owner can no longer handle his energy due to having a stroke last year. Buddy is a 7 year old boxer/pittie mix and still has a lot of energy. He is good with kids and other dogs, but not cats. He likes a lotta love. Buddy is not neutered, but his owner is providing a voucher for that from a vet if adoptees wish that to be done. Currently he is in El Sobrante at his owner’s mom’s house. Please contact if you are interested.  RVerrier33@gmail.com
March 2, 2021

1 year old Siamese Mix in need of more TLC and a less chaos for improved quality of life following intestinal surgery

Grisela is a beautiful one of a kind cat. She and her 3 brothers (all tuxedo cats) were fostered by our neighbor and we adopted her and her brother around 10 weeks of age. She is our highly intelligent/neurotic/sensitive cat. She always loved to cuddle on our laps or sleep close and play with her brother. She was quick to fit in but if we were busy on the computer or using our cell phone she would pee on our bed. She loved to fetch finger puppets and would let her brother have first pass at the food. Then COVID hit and she had us around all the time so all was good until she swallowed a very long piece of sewing thread in November and she had emergency surgery/intestinal resection. She is 3 months post-op and is still so young. The vet and I suspect short bowel syndrome and so her quality of life has been diminished and we don’t have the current resources to ensure the best recovery and rehabilitation for her. We are hopeful she can do well but not in her current environment. She is stressed out by her brother’s playfulness and is often wanting him to leave her alone so I think would be better with adults only. She is an indoor cat and is freaked out by dogs. She no longer enjoys playing with her brother, with whom she used to always be close. We have her on a special diet (prescribed purina food that we supplement with pumpkin) and she has firm stools but we have two young children so if she gets food they dropped or jumps on the counters (a new problem) she can have smelly, loose stools and will occasionally poop outside the litter box when we don’t spend the time to give her extra TLC. Our children are very attached to her but we want to do right by her and she is getting the brunt of our stress, limited patience and guiltily and sadly we may have approached our limit in resources to continue taking care of her. We would like to find her a more peaceful, quiet home (while the kids have been at school today she has been so much happier just soaking up the sun in the laundry basket) as our vet pointed out the current living situation is likely not sustainable.  Contact: hcpruitt@comcast.net or (650) 862-9106.
February 28, 2021

3 Portuguese Dwarf Rabbits

Dakota, Daisy and Piper. 3 amazing sisters that I am sadly no longer able to care for. They are 5 years old and just the sweetest. They have great personalities and are amazing with children. I’d love to find them a loving home. Contact: jaimeem@sbcglobal.net.
February 26, 2021

Dana – Sweet female Boxer Mix rescue needs home

Dana is a very sweet rescue who is 2.5 years old. We adopted her when we were told we couldn’t have children without medical help and then had a miracle pregnancy! She is very sweet around my child but is very nervous around her. She doesn’t enjoy her and while I don’t think she would ever hurt her I think she deserves somewhere she is happy and comfortable. She gets anxious at loud sounds and can bark/growl at people at the door. She gets nervous around new people but warms quickly and is very happy to be social especially with people she knows. She does chase our cats a bit especially around meal time but has never hurt them. She loves the dog park/doggy daycare and plays well with other larger/medium dogs. She is very active and would do well with someone who wants a running/hiking/walking partner. She does need a little more leash training but is very receptive to training. Probably would do well with a good amount of space and no small children. She is a medium sized dog (about 45lbs). She is microchipped, spayed and is up to date on all her vaccinations. Have even done her DNA profile and she is a mix of boxer/pit/rot/terrier etc. She knows basic commands like sit/lay/leave it/crate/wait etc. she really just wants to be by her masters side and is the best companion! If you are interested please contact me. Contact: MelodyA.RN@gmail.com.
February 25, 2021

Blind St. Bernard Needs New Home

https://www.facebook.com/sandraversteeghkreck. Molly is a beautiful and brave St. Bernard is looking for her forever home. Molly was left by a previous owner to spend her days in the back yard with her brother, where they were confined, neglected and ignored. Molly was never allowed indoors, suffering through the seasons with little if any protection from the elements. She was brought to the shelter severely malnourished, with a case of glaucoma so advanced that it was determined her eyes could not be saved, and they were removed. She was then adopted out to a home where there were frequent visitors, a situation less than ideal for a newly adopted dog, much less a newly adopted, newly blind one. This, coupled with unfamiliar company and unexpected interaction without proper introduction, led Molly to snap at a visitor, and to her subsequent return to the shelter. She is now in foster care. Molly is an incredibly sweet and loving dog. She is submissive and has exhibited no alpha/dominating behavior. She is not food defensive or aggressive… other dogs can approach her bowl and she pays them no mind, and a hand can be reached in front of her mouth or into her bowl and she ignores the interference, or stops eating until the hand is removed. Molly ignores cats, up until the point that she wants to play with them. Once she has decided she needs to interact, she will stand in front of them and bark incessantly until she is acknowledged. Unfortunately, being blind, she has no way of knowing whether they are responding, or if, in fact, they have left the room entirely. Should she sense that maybe playtime is in the works, she will bow down in an invitation, and bounce and jump, bob, weave and lurch about in an attempt to engage. It is because of this that Molly cannot be homed with cats. She is so large, and so ungainly in her movements that she can easily trample or fall upon an animal and do them harm, or be harmed by them. For this same reason she cannot be homed with children, because she simply cannot see who she may be running into at full bore ramming speed. It is not her intent to do harm, but the gentlest bull in a china shop will still rack up quite a bit of damage. Molly so loves to play that her enthusiasm can be a bit much. While she plays very well with dogs her own size, even this cannot prevent occasional scuffles and mishaps. Because of her blindness, Molly cannot tell when a dog is interacting with her, and so will continually bark to engage, which can be very disturbing to some dogs as it can come off as aggressive. Additionally, if a dog does decide to interact with her, the romping and playing can at times lead to hard core collisions that take Molly by surprise and cause her to act defensively because she cannot see what is happening. Again, Molly is not aggressive, but wounds caused by defensive behavior are just as damaging as wounds caused by aggressive behavior. Unfortunately for Molly, this means she cannot be homed with other dogs. She has unfortunately had incidents with both of the resident dogs which make it critical that a new and appropriate home be found for Molly as soon as possible. To be very clear, these incidents were caused by Molly’s blindness, and the unfortunate situations that arise due to her disability. They are not due to an aggressive disposition. However, the end result is that Molly absolutely must not be homed with children or other animals. If you walk into a room where Molly is standing and she is spooked, she will immediately drop to the floor and roll over onto her back. She has never snapped at, growled at or been at all defensive or aggressive towards her foster caregivers. Molly is relatively low energy and easy going, spending her days at her foster mother’s side, sleeping next to her desk. Although previously having only been housed outdoors, Molly took to house-training very quickly, and has had very few accidents in the house. If she needs to go out she will get up and sit next to you, and at some point, should the hint not be picked up, she will put her paw into your lap, and after that begin to pace. If by then the hint is not picked up, Molly asks that she not be blamed as she tried her hardest. Molly sleeps next to her fosters’ bed, and unless she needs to go potty she will sleep through the night. If she needs to go she will start to pace, and will put her ginormous head on the bed next to you, trying to wake you. Molly does not bark unless she is trying to play. She does not bark at strangers, or out of nervousness, or at the wind or door creaks, or other stimuli that often sets other dogs off. She is very calm, and will lay down for belly rubs at the slightest invitation… if you come up to her she will lay right down and roll over for pets. Despite being St. Bernard, Molly does not drool. Her fur is silky soft, and the most beautiful auburn color. She is very underweight, but has a healthy appetite and is steadily gaining back her weight and health. She is an absolutely gorgeous dog, and has so much love to offer the right home. We ask that Molly’s new home: Be quiet, with few visitors or new people coming and going. Have no children or other pets. No exceptions. Keep her as an indoor dog with outside privileges. She has spent enough of her life outdoors and now deserves ongoing comfort and companionship. Have stay at home parents. Either work from home (even after quarantine), or be retired. Molly loves her people, and is lost without her seeing eye person by her side. Understand the needs of a blind dog, and be informed of the challenges this disability presents. She is blind because of the tragic neglect of humans, and should not suffer more because of the resulting challenges she will be facing… she needs an advocate and protector who will love and support her for the rest of her life. Please forward this to anyone who might be able to give this wonderful, sweet and gentle dog a loving home. For further questions or information, please contact Wendy at wwolf351@gmail.com (510) 599-2271 or Fiona at fionadkavanagh@gmail.com (925) 212-3691. Thank you!
February 23, 2021

Baby needs a home

I have looked for a suitable home for my moms dog unsuccessfully . Here’s the info: Baby is approximately 4-5 years old.  A little Smaller/slimmer than a lab.  She is beautiful, and has a heart of gold.  It’s not her fault she is now in this present predicament . She has lived her entire life in the backyard and garage of my mom and stepdads home.  Whenever I discussed Baby’s living situation, in the past,  my stepdad basically told me to mind my own business. My stepdad passed away last march, right at the beginning of pandemic.  I have been driving weekly to Sacramento to assist my 82 year mother since her husbands death. My Mom was not willing to give up Baby  but now it is necessary.  The property she lives on has been sold and she has to move. I am relocating her from Sacramento to Santa Rosa.  Her new residence does not have a yard. Baby is not mean.  She jumps on you because she is so excited to have people interaction.  When she settles down, she leans on you and doesn’t want you to go.  If Baby gets out of the yard, she runs (out of happiness).  Difficult to get her back.  If you let her in the house she grabs the first thing she can get in her mouth (usually a remote).  She barks, but only at intruders close to the yard. She is smart and needs someone willing to spend time with her. If I could, I would take her but I’m a nurse at working crazy hours. Baby needs a family to love. She deserves a family to love. I’m hoping, finally, Baby will find the home she has deserved her entire life. More pics and video at your request. Contact: 2141218@gmail.com or 707-244-1103.
February 22, 2021

Female tabby cat spayed

Hi, My name is Lucy, I’m a ten old tabby cat with beautiful eyes. I love to play and will retrieve my foam ball when thrown. I have been an indoor cat for the last seven years. I’m looking for someone who will give me lots of love and attention. You can reach my owner at kenw75@comcast.net
February 13, 2021

Sweet 10 Month Old Malinois Mix Seeks Forever Home

We are looking for a forever home for our 10-month-old malinois mix, Boston.  She is a wonderful dog, but she needs a home away from the city with private outdoor space. Boston loves other dogs and would do well in a home with another pup to play with. She loves going to the dog park, playing fetch, and snuggling with her humans. She is very smart, and responds well to praise, treats, and toys as training rewards. She has her basic obedience down, is crate trained, and learns new commands very quickly. We believe she would enjoy dog sports, including agility or nose work. Boston takes some time to warm up to new people, but once she does, she loves to snuggle and play. She is a typical “mouthy mal,” and would do well with an owner that has experience with the breed or other high-drive working dogs. Boston would do best in a home with plenty of outdoor space, and no cats or young children. She is looking for an owner that can continue her counter-conditioning and desensitization training, and help show her that the world is not so scary. If she sounds like she might be a good fit for your family, please reach out! She is crate trained, house trained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and knows basic obedience (sit, down, stay, leave it, find it, place, crate, touch, look, off, loose-leash walking/heel in progress). Please email: homeforboston@gmail.com
February 12, 2021

Sweet Lucky

We are hoping to find a loving home for sweet Lucky. She has a unique story. My husband and I found Lucky 3 weeks ago on a walk in a nearby neighborhood and saw that she was extremely emaciated and had matted fur. After checking with neighbors, no one knew who she belonged to. We later found out that her owners could no longer care for her. She was apparently and outdoor cat her entire but now seems to take a liking to the indoors.:-) Long story short, we took her to the vet and were happy to find out that she was treatable. Lucky was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and will need to take medication twice a day for the rest of her life. She also had to be shaved because of the severity of the matting. She is regaining her health at our home and is so kind and appreciative. We would love to keep this sweet senior but our 3 dogs and cat are not as accepting. She is super mellow and is indifferent to our pets. She just wants love and attention in between her naps. 🙂 We are hopeful that Lucky will find her new forever home and get the love and attention that she has always deserved. I have included a picture of lucky before she was shaved.  Contact: Arleen.prado@yahoo.com or  (707) 477-5028.
February 10, 2021

Sweet 9mnth kitten needs a indoor forever home

Short grey hair kitten. Very lovable and loves to cuddle!! She’s never been outside before or exposed to dogs. She is not spayed but has shots and has been microchipped.  Contact:  Arleen.prado@yahoo.com or (650) 544-0418.
February 8, 2021

Cosmo is looking for new forever home

Cosmo is a 10 year old schnauzer mix. He was rescued 8 years ago in Southern California. Cosmo is a sweet senior dog who needs a peaceful home where he can feel at ease. He has lived in apartments in San Francisco most of his life, and can be sensitive to loud noise and external stimuli. He would do very well in a less busy environment. We are looking to rehome Cosmo with an owner who is attuned to his personality and can offer a home environment in which Cosmo can avoid triggering situations. He would be best in a calm home with a predictable schedule and lots of room to exercise. He is totally normal and sweet with adults when approached in a straightforward manner, but does not care for children or dogs, and can react aggressively out of fear. He needs to find a home that does not have other dogs or children. Cosmo is neutered and up to date on all his shots and vet visits. He is also completely potty trained. He loves walks and playing fetch, and bonds very quickly to any familiar companion. Manners/Personality: Cosmo has a very sweet personality when he is around people he knows, and enjoys meeting strangers if he is introduced with a positive and familiar approach. He will show you all of his tricks for a treat or bone. He can follow commands such as sit, lay down, turn around, roll over and shake. He loves to be engaged and learn new commands. Cosmo would thrive in an environment where he has access to a yard and can run and play fetch. He loves going for walks and getting exercise, and loves cuddling on the couch at the end of the day for a snooze. We are hoping that we can find an environment more conducive to his personality. Contact Jared Email: jaredsilbert@gmail.com Phone: (248) 217-6357
February 7, 2021

Citron Cockatoo needs new home

Our Citron Cockatoo is 25 years old ad she’s been with us since she was 5 months old. She needs a family who is able to give her the attention she needs on a daily basis. She’s been fed the best of pellets, veggies and fruits and a small amount of seed, all on a daily basis and this feeding regimen needs to continue. She comes with a cage and a clean bill of health from our avian Vet. Only people who are experienced with large parrots should inquire. We will need to see your living arrangement for this beautiful bird as part of the vetting process. Thank you for your interest. Contact:  daniella_haak@yahoo.com or (707) 326-6817.
January 27, 2021

Guinea pigs

2 female guinea pigs need new home. They come with cage and dishes. About 3 years old. Can not be split up. Need a good home that can provide attention.  Contact: Kayceleanne@icloud.com or  (707) 477-8259.