Humane Hero


We are incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful people in our community who are inspired to help the animals. They bring us amazing donations of food, supplies, and funds gathered from all over and anywhere they can. Many even donate their personal time! They are amazing advocates for the animals and HSSC, so we want to give these Humane Heroes the very special shout outs they deserve!!

Scroll through the photos to see what makes these wonderful individuals our #humaneheroes!

Thank you Prosper Realty & Crooked Goat Brewing!

Thank you to one of our amazing volunteers, Bruno Lanni, and his friends at Prosper Real Estate for organizing a Yappy Hour at Crooked Goat Brewing to raise funds for the animals! We got to meet some HSSC adopted alumni and the nice folks at Prosper, and we look forward to more yappy hours with this fun crew!

Thank you to Oliver's and Women in Conversation!

We had such an awesome time at the Women In Conversation Expo at the Green Music Center at SSU, and want to send a big THANK YOU to our amazing friends at Oliver’s Market for sponsoring our booth! Thank you also to everyone who visited our Kissing Booth, asked about our programs, and donated to the animals. We can’t wait for next year’s event!

The HSSC Kissing Booth at Jeff Cohn Cellars

A huge thanks & tail wags to the team at Jeff Cohn Cellars for a fun filled day at their Harvest Paella Party at Grand Cru Custom Crush in Windsor, that raised funds for the animals! The HSSC volunteers raved about what a great event it was and how much fun they had meeting the wine club members — and the paella was deeelish! We truly appreciate being invited out to share the day with you all, thank you!

Thank you to Historic Rail Road Square Music Stroll!

We were so delighted to be invited to bring our Kissing Booth to the Rail Road Square Music Stroll! The weather was perfect, the music was fabulous, and our smooching pooches had tons of fun greeting guests! Thank you to the Historic Railroad Square Association for inviting us to participate in this fun community event!

Thank you Morpheus Med Spa Dog Days!

We send a giant thank you to our beloved friends at Morpheus Med Spa for putting together an amazing fundraiser for HSSC! Aside from treatments and amazing raffle prizes that benefited the animals, they went all out with awesome live music, delicious food, a visit from Krysta of Symmetry Entertainment! Kona Ice and Tails and Tales Art donated a portion of their sales of the day also, making this FUNdraiser not only a fun day but a huge success! Oh yea – and HSSC’s special guest Scooby Doo even came out for the fun!

Flowers from Westside Elementary School

Thank you for the very cute flowers from The Westside Elementary School Kitties– Raven, Zinnia and Chubby Pants. It brightened the whole day at our Healdsburg Shelter!

Thank you Mercy Wellness!

We are so thankful to Mercy Wellness for their support and fundraising for HSSC!  Thank you to Mercy’s staff and customers for stuffing our donation boxes and contributing to our work. Mercy Wellness is a cherished partner and we love when they call us for Kissing Booth visits!

Dog toys

Keya Nair hand crafted this heaping pile of dog toys! She braided a total of 47 tug toys for our shelter dogs and says there’s more on the way. Thank you Keya for the creative way you’re supporting the animals!

Thank you Girl Scout Trip 10368!

The fabulous kids from Brownie Girl Scout Troop 10368 held a pet food drive for HSSC and brought a gigantic haul of dog and cat food for our shelter animals and Pet Food Pantry! These super cool girls also made a Thank You poster that they colored and decorated themselves which included little personal messages to our staff and volunteers!! We hung it up immediately for all to see. Our hearts are filled with joy from the generosity and animal loving spirit of these girl scouts!

Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu

Thank you to our good friends at Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu for inviting us to greet the kids at their karate class with our HSSC kissing booth! They even brought a donation box to support our shelter animals!

Thank you to the Healdsburg Prune Packers for inviting us to their Tuesday evening game! And a BIG thank you to our good friends at Amy’s Wicked Slush for sponsoring us! We had a blast with our very own Scooby Doo throwing out the first pitch and we dished out sloppy puppy kisses at our HSSC kissing booth! Congratulations to the Prune Packer’s on their win!

General Donations to Humane Society of Sonoma County
A HUGE THANK YOU✨ to everyone who took action when we needed your help! As supply chain issues continue to affect our vendors and our ordering, YOU and the fantastic animal loving community have stepped up to help us during times of need! We’ve been blown away by the response to our pleas for kitten food, dog collars, cardboard trays and carefresh bedding. From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU and are truly feeling the love!

Thank you staff & volunteers at theFFA Twilight parade!
We had a fantastic time representing HSSC at the FFA Twilight Parade in Healdsburg! We cruised the parade in our rescue van and marched with some fuzzy HSSC alumni and Scooby Doo! Big thanks to our HSSC staff and volunteers for making this a such a wonderful event and for the Healdsburg Future Farmers of America for including us on this special day. 

The Kissing Booth at Head West in the Barlow
Thank you to HEAD WEST and The Barlow for supporting HSSC!  We spent a very fun and sunny Saturday at the Head West Marketplace with our HSSC kissing booth- promoting our programs and providing information to the public! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our tent to say hello. We love being part of Head West and are always so happy to see so many members of our community coming out to support!

Hand-made cat blankets and mats

Julie Peterson and Sue Pizzo are two very talented women who donate handmade cat mats for our shelter cats!  These lovingly crafted blankets and mats bring so much comfort and joyful color to our cat habitats!  Thank you for your fabulous donations Julie and Sue!!

Girl Scout

Meet this amazing girl scout who not only made wonderful enrichment items for our rodents, but also wrote out in detail all of the directions of how to make the fun toys AND provided us with the materials!!! What a cool, creative, crafty kid! Our guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats and bunnies will be living large for a long time thanks to this amazing #HumaneHero!!

Abigail from Amica Insurance Company

We are so grateful for ALL the compassionate ways our volunteers take time in their busy lives to show up for the animals. Abagail was beyond excited to come in for her shift this past weekend. As one of our Cat Care Partners, she loves spending quality time with our feline friends – enriching their lives and letting them know they are loved. She was also excited to deliver a very special donation! Her employer, Amica Insurance Company, has a special Employee Community Involvement Program which awards grants to nonprofits where their employees volunteer. Abagail recently applied for – and was awarded – a generous grant through the program! Thank you Amica and thank you Abagail! Your kindness will help so many animals!

Adobe Animal Hospital

Thank you to our dear friends at Adobe Animal Hospital who held a Pet Food Drive for HSSC, North Bay Animal Services and Compassion Without Borders!! They brought us all kinds of pet food to help supply our Pet Food Pantry, and also dedicated their day off to work in the Spay/Neuter Clinic to help with CWOB’s surgery day!! These amazing Humane Heroes have blown us away with their generosity! Thank you!

Karah Estate Vineyard

Thank you to Karah Estate Vineyard for inviting us to be part of their winetasting fundraiser!  Our Animal Assisted Therapy volunteer dog, Bubbles, manned the table and greeted guests who happily sipped wine to help the animals!


We were so happy to team up with Lagunitas, Dogwood Animal Rescue and Tails + Tales Pet Portaits for a Wonder-Full National Rescue Dog Day!! The event featured adoptable dogs, custom art and information booth and was all in support of the animals!! A BIG Thank you to Lagunitas for being such amazing community partners and for inviting us to take part in this very fun event!

Medtronic Biomedical Team

A BIG Thank you to our awesome friends at Medtronic – their Biomedical Team joined us for their volunteer team day!  They made dog treats and enrichment toys, assembled cat towers, and helped pluck those pesky foxtails to protect the many paws that walk around here.  Thank you Medtronic for spending your time with us!

Amy's Wicked Slush in Healdsburg

Our great friends at Amy’s Wicked Slush chose HSSC for this year’s Grateful April campaign. Throughout the month of April our adopters received gift cards for a free Pipsqueak Slush, complements of Amy’s Wicked Slush!! They even graciously extended the event into May for Mother’s Day! We are so happy to have such amazing community partners with Amy and the gang, because Amy’s ❤’s shelter pets and we ❤ Amy’s Wicked Slush!

Our kittens are saying “Thank Mew Very Much” to our community partners, Pet Food Express, for including us in this year’s Kitten Season Campaign, which raised almost $3000 in kitten supplies!  

Mercy Wellness COO, Ray, with HSSC Kissing Booth pups Elvis and Bebe

A big thank you to our friends at Mercy Wellness for inviting us to take part in their Take the High Road celebration. We had a blast providing some furry fun with our Animal Assisted Therapy dogs and Famous HSSC Kissing Booth! We were blown away by the generosity of Mercy Wellness and their patrons for their donations towards the lifesaving care HSSC provides! Thank you Mercy Wellness for being such wonderful community partners and friends of HSSC. Pictured is Mercy Wellness COO, Ray, enjoying some Elvis and Bebe kisses!

Graton Resort & Casino Volunteer Team Day participants

Some fabulous employees of Graton Resort & Casino recently visited our Santa Rosa shelter for their Volunteer Team Day! This fantastic group of people helped us tremendously by clearing out the landscaping in our dog play yards and they even baked yummy treats for our shelter pups! We are so thankful for their help and had a great time introducing them to some of our shelter animals! Thank you so much to the whole Graton Casino Team!

Puppy dog at Head West, the Barlow

Thank you to Head West and the Barlow for supporting HSSC! We kicked off the season with a bang at the Barlow with our HSSC kissing booth, promoting our programs and providing information to the public! Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth to say hello, or to get a smooch from a pooch! We love being part of Head West and are always so happy to see so many members of our community coming out to support! We will be back June 11th – we look forward to seeing you there!!

Kicker toys, cat mats and bandanas donated by Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson is very talented with a sewing needle! And she has once again blown us away with her amazing handmade donations! She created kicker toys and cat mats for our shelter cats as well as bandanas to spruce up our shelter pets. Her compassion and care for the animals truly shines through her amazing handiwork. Thank you so much Julie!

Sister Scarlet of the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with HSSC volunteers at the Rainbow Cattle Company

We had a blast at the Rainbow Cattle Company for their Give Back Tuesday event benefitting HSSC! There were fun raffles, a delicious Italian dinner from Main St. Bistro and Smart Pizza, and special guest Sister Scarlet of the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence! Our amazing volunteers hosted a fabulous evening of fundraising fun! Thank you so much to the Rainbow Cattle Company for having us for such a special event!

Alex and Jim from Crossfit Outpace with HSSC dog Phillip

Crossfit Outpace, a local Windsor gym, wowed us with their five-week donation challenge!! They definitely went BIG when they chose HSSC for their 2022 challenge, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! They dropped off a large donation of animal supplies (food, treats, toys, and bedding for our cats, dogs and small companion animals). In addition to this amazing donation, Alex and Jim came by the Healdsburg shelter to drop off a generous check! They even got to meet our sweet pup Phillip! Thank you Crossfit Outpace for being such amazing community partners!

Jane Dispensary with the HSSC Kissing Booth

Thank you to our fabulous community partners at Jane Dispensary for hosting our HSSC kissing booth during their 4/20 Back To Our Roots celebration! We had a fantastic time with Volunteer Pups, Elvis and Bebe who dished out puppy kisses for tips!

Jose Navarro from Sazón Peruvian Cuisine

Sazón Peruvian Cuisine hosted a Dine and Donate to benefit our shelter animals. They very generously donated a percentage of sales from for the day and we are so incredibly grateful! Thank you Sazón for being such fantastic community partners!!

HSSC Executive Director Lindsay McCall at the Juncture Taproom with the kissing booth pups

We are so honored for Juncture Tap Room for inviting us to Gidget’s Celebration of Life Fundraiser. Gidget was sweet pup who was adopted from HSSC long ago, and went on to live a beautiful life! She spent her days cruising around the lobby and working alongside her parents at Hammond Autowerks – then in her spare time she would hang out right next door at Juncture Taproom & Lounge where she became the unofficial mascot! We are incredibly humbled by their donation towards HSSC’s life saving care. Thank you Juncture Tap Room for your generosity!

Girl Scout Troop 10368

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 10368 for coming and visiting the animals at HSSC! We had a blast showing you around the shelter and introducing you to some of our favorite animals! We see the next generation of animal advocates in all of you!

Kissing booth at Mercy Wellness

Thank you to our friends at Mercy Wellness for making this St. Patrick’s Day a lucky one! Not only did we have a blast dishing out dog kisses with our HSSC kissing booth – but Mercy Wellness helped us raise funds for our fuzzy friends with our donation bins throughout the day! We’re so thankful for their generosity and animal loving spirit!

The HSSC Kissing Booth at Jane Dispensary

A Big Thank You to our friends at Jane Dispensary for hosting our kissing booth during the Harla Demo! And thank you Harla for donating 100% of their proceeds during the event!! We are beyond grateful for your generous animal loving spirit!

Nothing But Bundt Cakes friends Waverly and Jan with HSSC dog Nova and Community Engagement Manager Nina Caputo

Our new friends, Waverly and Jan @ Nothing Bundt Cakes, stopped by to treat our hardworking staff with their delicious and lovely bundtinis! We are excited for future partnership opportunities with our new friends! After a tour of the shelter, we capped off their sweet visit with lots of gushy kisses from Nova. ❤ If you haven’t tried them yet, their bundt cakes come in a variety of sizes scrumptious flavors! Check them out here:

Pet Food Express donation of food and supplies

We received our quarterly donation of food and pet supplies from Pet Food Express, this incredibly large donation will go a long way towards helping our shelter animals and the animals in our community through our Pet Food Pantry! Thank you again Pet Food Express!

Donation of food, treats and supplies from St. John the Baptist School in Healdsburg

The wonderful students at St. John the Baptist School in Healdsburg collected a very large donation of pet food, dog and cat treats, collars and toys for our shelter pets! We were blown away by the generosity of these kids! Big thanks to all the students for their compassion and support!

Donation from Unleashed by Petco

A huge THANK YOU to Unleashed by Petco on Yulupa Ave in Santa Rosa. They called us up and said they had a big donation for the shelter – one of our amazing volunteers drove right over to pick it up! We were blown away at all the amazing supplies they donated for the animals! Thank you for being such wonderful community partners!

Healdsburg Junior High presents donation check

The amazing students at Healdsburg Junior High selected the Humane Society as the recipient for this year’s coin fundraiser. In just one month they raised over $1,000 for the animals at the Healdsburg shelter!! It’s always wonderful to see the next generation so passionate about the animals in our community! Thank you Healdsburg Junior High for your wonderful generosity!

Mercy Wellness donation

Thank you Mercy Wellness in Santa Rosa for making this Valentine’s Day a special one. Not only did we have a blast dishing out dog kisses with our HSSC kissing booth – but Mercy Wellness helped us raise over $1,000!! We’re so thankful for their generosity and animal loving spirit!

Loud and Clear at the HSSC Kissing Booth

Every year Loud and Clear Music hosts their Tune It Up Help A Pup fundraiser where they replace customer’s guitar strings for donations to HSSC! While people waited for their guitars to be re-strung they got sloppy kisses from our HSSC kissing booth pups! Thank you Loud and Clear we are so grateful for your awesome partnership!

Sports Basement

Sports Basement and their community- oriented Basementeer program raised HSSC over $3,000!! Thank you to Ian and Sports Basement we’re so grateful for your partnership!

Santa Rosa Community Health pet food drive with the HSSC kissing booth

We brought some Valentine’s Day kisses to Santa Rosa Community Health for their amazing work and their love for the animals! These wonderful people created a pet food drive to help support HSSC’s Pet Food Pantry! They deserve all the puppy kisses they could ever want! Thank you Santa Rosa Community Health!!

Hawley Winery and Jeff Cohn Cellars hosting a HSSC fundraiser

Earlier this month Hawley Winery and Jeff Cohn Cellars hosted a joint event that helped benefit HSSC! We posted up our kissing booth right between both of these amazing tasting rooms and let our kissing booth pups go to work! We received a portion of sales from both locations and had a heck of a lot of fun in the process! Thank you Hawley Winery and Jeff Cohn Cellars for your fabulous partnership!!

Valentine's from Healdsburg Montessori

Elementary Students from the Healdsburg Montessori School sent some adorable Valentine’s Day cheer to our Healdsburg Shelter!! Thank you to all the students and their teacher, Haley Fincher, for filling our hearts with joy this Valentine’s Day!!

Cat playing with handmade toys from Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson recently dropped by HSSC with 2 boxes of handmade donations! She lovingly crafted blankets and bandanas for our shelter dogs as well as cat blankets and kicker toys for our cats!! Pictured is one of our shelter cats Butterscotch LOVING her new kicker toy! (*fun side note – Butterscotch has been adopted!)
Thank you for your fabulous donation Julie!!

Unleashed by Petco

Thank you to Unleashed by Petco for their generous donation of food, toys and treats for our shelter pets and Pet Food Pantry!! We are so lucky to have community partners like them helping us ensure the pets in our community don’t go hungry. Thank you Unleashed by Petco!!

Healdsburg High School students Tatiana and Bianca with the decorated kissing booth

Tatiana and Bianca are juniors at Healdsburg High School who interned at both our Healdsburg and Santa Rosa shelters! They assisted in several departments – including Marketing, where they spruced up the infamous HSSC Kissing Booth!! Thank you Tatiana and Bianca, we loved having you!

Michael and Stephanie with cat toy beneficiary Tigger the cat

Michael and Stephanie stopped by the Healdsburg shelter to donate toys to our feline friends! They even brought a whole bag of goodies specifically for Tigger (one of our long term residents). Our shelter cats are very grateful for their new toys and treats! Thank you so much Michael and Stephanie!

Waylon holding a sweet HSSC dog

Waylon has been helping animals since he could walk! His mom has been working at HSSC for 10 years, and he has been following in her footsteps as a true animal lover every step of the way! Whether it’s helping care for HSSC foster animals, volunteering his time to lend a hand around the shelter or donating his stuffed animals to our surgery cats, Waylon is a true #humanehero! Thank you so much Waylon!

Delilah and her mom present their donation from Mr. Moon's in Healdsburg

One of our amazing Healdsburg campers from Summer 2021 dropped off a very generous and thoughtful donation. Delilah is a lover of all animals and after attending the HSSC camp, she so thoughtfully started looking for ways to help out the animals at her local shelter. Her mom owns Mr. Moon’s, a fun-filled local store located right on the town square. Delilah realized this would be the perfect spot to start a donation box for the animal shelter. She raised $165.00 for the animals so far and plans to keep the box available at the store for future donations. It is always inspiring to see the youth of our community find ways to help our furry friends. Thank you, Delilah!