January 16, 2021

Sweet Guinea Pig Needs Forever Home

“Pops” is a sweet, one and a half year old boy. He recently lost his best buddy. He is healthy and can be timid at times but sits in your lap quietly and never bites. He likes to be brushed and lets us clip his nails. He loves fresh grass, carrots, cucumbers, grapes and lettuce. He knows his name when you call. He is used to kids, cats and dogs. He comes with an extra large cage and little carrier. We are looking for an attentive, forever home for him, preferably where there is another guinea pig.  Contact:
January 16, 2021

Garnet – a very cute guard dog

Garnet is a VERY cute and endearing mixed-breed dog that is around ~5 years old. She was adopted from Florida in March from Big Dog Rescue. G has a lot of great things about her – she is very very loyal to her number one person, loves to cuddle/snuggle, is good at alerting you of anyone coming to the house, is spayed, and is completely up to date on all vaccinations, There are some things that a new owner should know eyes wide open. She can be a bit of a handful. Prior to being rescued she has had a tough go of it and therefore, she is pretty anxious and fearful. Her fear causes her to feel the need to protect the house (barking when there is stuff going on outside) and she has nipped a few people (no teeth but still not great). In the past she has had some skin issues and allergies but we have worked with our vet to get it under control. We do really love her – she worms her little way into your heart but we are not the right home for her anymore. We have too many people in our house and too many people coming and going. She needs a little more consistency in who her main caretaker is. Please feel free to ask any & all questions. Contact: Robin Mattimore ( 415-515-3104)
January 13, 2021

Sweet Benny Looking for a New Home

Benny is an approximately 7 year old extremely sweet cat! He will be your best lap buddy and loves to curl up and purr and knead on you. He is very affectionate and loves spending time with you! He is currently an indoor only cat and is neutered. He has had no health issues during the time I have had him. He seems fine when he has met large dogs although he has never lived with one. He has never been around kids but he is a very patient cat. He does well with other cats and falls in the middle of the pecking order in my house. I have a 14 year old deformed cat who is starting to have mobility issues and he plays too roughly with her. He gets along well with my younger cat. This is an extremely difficult decision for me to make and I would love for him to find a wonderful new home. You can call or text 303-888-4505 or email me at
January 11, 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:
January 7, 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: Phone: (248) 217-6357
January 6, 2021

Two beautiful cats need a forever home

We are looking for a forever home for our 2 cats. They are bonded to each other as brothers from another mother. Baby is an orange Rag Doll breed . We have had him since he was 8 weeks and is now 3 years old. Biggie the tabby (also male) we have had since he was 6 months old and is now 3.5 years old. They both are in good health and are neutered. They are indoor cats and are affectionate. The orange kitty is a curious one with a lot of personality and the Tabby is a big love. They are entertaining with their wresting matches. I don’t think they would love a household with a dog as they aren’t used to that. There is a re-homing fee of 30.00. We also have one carrier if you need them at no charge as well as a water dispenser and food dispenser. Email any questions They need a bigger place and cat people to love them up and don’t mind changing their litter daily. Thank you, Maya  
January 5, 2021

Sweet Orange Tabby Maple

This is 2 1/2 year old sweet Maple. I adopted him and his sister in September 2018. Maples is sweet, loving, a great mouser and an all round easy going cat. I have loved him dearly. The problem is that he doesn’t get along with my two older cats very well. They bully him and he lets them.  I feel like Maple would flourish in a one cat only household. His sister does fine and gives the older cats a run for his money. Poor Maple is very scared of them and does a lot of hiding. I also  have a Huskey who is really great with cats and she and Maple get along perfectly. I think he would be find with a sweet dog, I just don’t think he does well with Bully cats, so him being the only cat might be best. We have tried everything to socialize the cats all together to avoid having to do this, but ultimately I have to make the sacrifice and do what I think is best for Maple. He is a neutered, chipped, short hair orange tabby that is currently up to date on all his shots. He is indoor/outdoor (can actually let himself in by opeing the garage door, lol!) He has one birth defect on his front, right paw. The paw didn’t form correctly. He walks on it just fine and my vet says there is nothing to be done about it. Sometimes when he runs really fast he will pick the foot up and run on three feet. It has never seemed to impede on his catness! In the 2 1/2 years he has been ours, we have had no medical issues regarding the paw.  I have all of his adoption paperwork that shows all if his medical work. I know that he can bring a lot of joy and love to a family if he is the only cat. His sweet demeanor will quickly win your heart, just like it did mine. If interested, please email me at
January 4, 2021

Re-homing our 5 1/2 month kitten

Hello, We recently got a 5 1/2 month kitten, very calm, playful and sweet. She is potty trained and the previous owner says that she has gotten her kitten shots, but we do not have any of that paperwork. Unfortunatly we cannot keep her, and would love for her to go to an amazing home. My phone number is 707-347-6329.
December 30, 2020

Needing to Rehome Handsome Gino

Hi my name is Gino! I’m a 60 pound American Bulldog mix who loves everyone! I love all people and will love any dog with the proper introduction. Even though I am 5 I do still spurts of puppy energy still! I love taking walks with my person and playing tug of war and chasing balls. I would love to be in a home where someone is home to keep my company most of the day and who will work with me on bettering my manners. My mom has to rehome me due to unforeseen housing problems. Please email her with any questions you have about me!!
December 30, 2020

Current Job Openings

December 29, 2020

Chunky, lovable cat to a good home

Hello, all. I am currently fostering this wonderful cat who comes from my workplace (a warehouse) in Santa Rosa. I took him in and I’m hoping to find him the perfect home. He is so cuddly and loving. He lounges around the house all day long and rolls over instantly for belly rubs. He loves to grab your hand with his paw and lick your fingers and is very playful too. He is also definitely overweight (17lbs.) and I would love for him to go to someone who can take him to the vet and get him on a nutrition plan. I am unsure of his age. He is neutered. He is very scared of children, so I belive a calm home would be best. He is an indoor cat. Please message or call me at 209-559-4770 with any questions or inquiries. Thank you, Erika.
December 18, 2020

Flame Point Kitty needs a home

I found an abandoned, sick little flame point kitten, and couldn’t leave her in the middle of nowhere.  She was not microchipped.  Despite my not being a cat person, Maxine has lived with me now for 10 years. Unfortuantely I have  had a life changing medical diagnosis and am moving to the city from my farm to make life easier.  Maxine is 10 years old, and is an indoor/outdoor cat.  She uses the dog door, rules the roost over my 2 dogs, loves napping, and is very personable.  She would not be happy without access to the outdoors. I microchipped her and had her spayed, and she is up to date on her shots until June 2021.  She is beautiful, and personable!  Please feel free to call me at 707-537-1456 if she might fit into your home!
December 18, 2020

Loving Bassador needs forever home

Moose is an 8 year old Bassador. He definitely takes more after the lab in appearance though. He is playful and loving. He does have a hound like bark when he first meets people but he doesn’t consistently bark throughout the day. He will bark at other dogs so on walks that can be challenging, he is good with other dogs but takes ten-twenty minutes to completely warm up. An ideal situation would be someone who is home a lot ( maybe works from home?), can give him the attention he deserves with training and walking, and wants to love on him! If you have older kids that’s fine but young kids I would not recommend. My toddler has kind of traumatized him and he’s very unsure of young children now. He’s not aggressive at all but sometimes his bark sounds like it, just the hound in him. He loves to sunbathe and relax for most of the day. I would never be finding him a new home if I didn’t feel it was best for his quality of life.  Contact:
December 17, 2020

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
December 7, 2020

This is Buddy

I’m Buddy, looking for a new home.  My Human had a stroke and can no longer handle my size and energy.  I’m a about 7yrs old.  Not neutered. Boxer/Stafordshire mix.  I’m good with other dogs but I’m not at all fond of cats.  Please contact Rick Verrier –, he is a friend of my human and is helping out.
December 1, 2020
Giving Tribute Tuesday 2020 -- Unleash Generosity

Giving Tribute Tuesday Dec 1, 2020 Honor Roll

Thank you for making Giving Tribute Tuesday such a success for the animals! Special thanks to Dalio Philanthropies for their generous matching contribution ensuring that your Giving Tribute Tuesday gifts go twice as far to do twice as much to help twice as many animals!! Giving Tuesday 2020 may be over, but all of the beautiful tributes will remain here on our website in perpetuity. Together, you helped us raise over $21,000!!! Thank you! Your heartfelt tributes are truly wonderful and we are beyond grateful for your compassionate support. Tributes for Giving Tuesday 2020 Jane Mathewson gave in honor of All First Responders. Thank you so very much for your braveness and kindness in the face of every challenge. Meredith Pierson honored Beth Pierson. Michael Downing gave in honor of Diamond.
October 20, 2020

Learn how the CARES Act benefits donors!

September 14, 2020

Wags, Whiskers & Wine Gala

September 14, 2020

Community Outreach Events

September 14, 2020

Adult Connections

September 14, 2020

Senior Connections and Support

September 14, 2020

Educational Support

September 13, 2020

3rd Annual Give Me Shelter Video

September 9, 2020

Evacuation orders have been lifted

Our Healdsburg Shelter has reopened for online adoptions by appointment. Our hearts are full of gratitude to the fire fighters and first responders for keeping our community safe. We are happy to report that our Healdsburg Shelter is up and running again now that the danger of the Walbridge Fire has passed! The animals have returned and we are back to conducting online adoptions by appointment, Monday – Saturday 11am – 5:30pm. Check out which animals are available for adoption at our Healdsburg Shelter here and then call us today to meet your match! (707) 431-3386.
April 20, 2020

Humans may be social distancing…

…but the cats didn’t get the memo! Kitten Season is here! Help our itty bitty kitties by donating from our Kitten Registry! Each year, hundreds of kittens arrive at HSSC in need of protection, compassion, love and care. We rely on our dedicated, highly-skilled foster volunteers to help us provide the round-the-clock support these vulnerable little beings need until they are healthy enough and old enough to find their forever homes. This requires lots of kitten supplies! You, too, can help by making a purchase from our Amazon Kitten Registry for shipment directly to our shelter. Thank you for helping kittens get a strong start in life!
April 15, 2020

HSSC COVID-19 Response

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 & Your Pets: Guidance & Information

We love our HSSC family and we’re keeping you in our hearts throughout this challenging time. We will be posting updates about our programs and services on Facebook and here on our website as things continue to evolve. In the meantime, we encourage you to follow CDC, State and County guidelines for your safety and the well-being of our community. We will be here for the animals – they need us now more than ever. Please consider a gift of support if you can. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), no animals in the United States have been identified with the virus, and there is no evidence that dogs or other pets can spread COVID-19. Although there has been a report of a dog in Hong Kong who tested “weakly positive,” the World Organisation for Animal Health has confirmed that the current spread of COVID-19 is a result of human-to-human transmission. Planning Ahead: While we’re at home, sheltering in place, now would be a great time to ensure a plan is in place for who will take care of your pet if you are temporarily not able to do so. Here are some great tips to ensure we are prepared: Make sure you have up-to-date contact information for neighbors, friends and/or family members who can care for animals in your absence. Have this information handy and easily accessible, for example put it in a visible location, such as on your fridge. Make a list for each animal for their food, including quantities, number of feedings and approximate time(s) of feeding per day. Be sure to include information about pet medications, prescriptions, and flea/tick control, etc. Have a file folder ready with veterinary information including rabies vaccinations, medical paperwork, etc. Also, as a best practice, be sure that your pet’s microchip is up-to-date (with your current cell phone number and email address) and that your animal’s collar has proper ID tags, (if you don’t have tags, use a permanent marker to write your phone number on the collar). This will also help your neighbors get your pet back to you in the event they go missing, and will prevent them from having to enter the shelter. Here’s a great easy-to-read guide for keeping pets safe during the Shelter In Place order: For more information about Coronavirus and Pets, please visit the CDC website at For up-to-date Sonoma County information, please visit: To sign up for alerts, please visit: HSSC staff is closely following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, State and County and we are adapting our programs and services as necessary to protect the public. As always, wash your hands thoroughly and regularly and take steps to keep yourself healthy — we believe that it is always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals. For the additional information on COVID-19 and pets, please visit this trusted source: UF Health
January 1, 2020

CVC In the News

Audio Interviews: KZST 100.1 in Conversation with HSSC Executive Director Wendy Welling KSRO 1350 AM in Conversation with HSSC Executive Director Wendy Welling KXTS Exitos 98.7 FM in Conversation with Humane Society’s Maritza Miranda-Velazquez (en español) Print Coverage: Santa Rosa’s Humane Society to provide affordable pet care with new clinic The Humane Society treats animals of families that can’t afford full-fare veterinary care