Ways to Give

It doesn’t matter how you give, it only matters that you do! Your gift helps the Sonoma Humane Society provide a safe haven for animal’s right here in our community. With your support, every animal can have a bright and loving future! 

Your gift today gives hope to every animal at the Sonoma Humane Society. When you donate, you help us provide medical care, training, rehabilitation, and adoption services for animals who need us. And that makes you a true hero!  Donate Now.

If you’re able to make a regular monthly donation, you can be a big help in providing food, medical care and shelter for the animals who need us.

Join Humane Partners Now

Your online gift will reach our animals the fastest and will allow us to care for the hundreds of animals who reside with us on any given day. The monthly Humane Partners program requires a debit or credit card, which will automatically deduct the gift amount you select each month. The amount can be changed at any time or cancelled for any reason.

If you prefer to join by mail, please fill out our Humane Partners Sign-up Form and print and mail it to: Sonoma Humane Society, PO Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. You may also get set up by phone (707) 542-0882, ext. 203.

Questions? Please contact Rebecca Baker, or call (707) 577-1903.

Are you interested in donating a car to benefit the animals of Sonoma Humane Society? Please call our friends at Car Donation Services (CDS) at 888-686-4483. Cars running or not can be donated!

For those of us who love animals, what more meaningful legacy could we leave than a gift which ensures compassionate care for animals in need? Planned gifts to the Sonoma Humane Society, such as a bequest in your will or trust, help to secure the future of our donor-supported safe haven for animals. Every gift, large and small, makes a difference – and there are many options for making a planned gift. As you work with your attorney or estate planner, consider making a charitable contribution to the Sonoma Humane Society in one of the following ways.


A designated gift in your will or living trust is perhaps the simplest form of planned giving and the vehicle most commonly used.


Retirement Accounts

Designating Sonoma Humane Society as a beneficiary is an excellent way for you to make a gift to the Humane Society, using an asset that otherwise might be heavily taxed.


Charitable Remainder Trust

A gift of assets establishes a trust and names Sonoma Humane Society as ultimate beneficiary. You receive valuable tax benefits during your lifetime and retain for life the income generated from the assets given to the trust.


Charitable Lead Trust

The income from the trust is donated to Sonoma Humane Society during your lifetime. After your lifetime, the trust assets pass without further tax to your heirs.


Life Insurance

Donating a fully paid, existing life insurance policy or a policy that is not fully paid, provides you with a current charitable income tax deduction.


Life Estate Gift

You may irrevocably transfer the ownership of a home or farm to Sonoma Humane Society and retain the right to occupy the premises for the rest of your life, and receive an immediate charitable tax deduction.


Pet Guardianship

Provides care for your pet when you no longer can. Learn More Here.

Give a gift to a family member or friend with a special tribute. Your gift in their name will help us save lives and give hope to animals in need. We will send a card to the recipient in honor or memory of a special person or pet. Gifts can be for birthdays, holidays, in memory of a lost pet or…just because.

Give a tribute today by donating online!

For more information or to phone in your memoriam/honorarium, please call Rebecca Baker at (707) 577-1903, or email

Our event sponsors help cover the costs of our major annual fundraisers —Wags, Whiskers & Wine, Give Me Shelter, and The Human Race. Together these events raise over $200,000 and directly impact the level of care we are able to provide for animals in need. Our sponsors help ensure that every penny raised at our events goes directly to the animals we serve.

Wags, Whiskers & Wine is our premier fundraising gala. Held every August, Wags, Whiskers & Wine brings over 300 animal lovers together to enjoy a catered dinner, fine wines and ales, along with fabulous auctions, entertainment and fun with the animals from Sonoma Humane Society. Ticket sales, along with live and silent auction proceeds, help to benefit our shelter animals. Learn more about becoming a sponsor at Wags, Whiskers & Wine. 

Give Me Shelter is our event that specifically benefits the Healdsburg Center for Animals. The first event, held in 2016 at the Krug Center, helped raise needed dollars to begin operations at the Center. Check back for details for our 2018 event! 

The Human Race takes place each spring and is the largest community fundraiser of its kind. Sponsors help us produce our “Watering Hole & Snack Bar(k)” booth at the race and ensure that all of our fundraising dollars go directly to the animals under our care (instead of to event materials). Want to be part of our Human Race team? Please contact Melissa at

Become a Sonoma Humane Society Member!

One of the best ways you can help the animals is by joining with other compassionate animal lovers as a Member of the Sonoma Humane Society. SHS Members are dedicated to our mission – to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion love and care. Your membership helps us to continue our life-saving work of rescuing, finding homes, and preventing animal abuse through education and advocacy.

With your annual gift of $50 or more, you will receive a subscription to our bi-annual North Bay Pets Magazine; receive monthly E-Animails to keep you informed about the good work your membership supports; invitations to special events and member-only opportunities; and the deep satisfaction of helping animals in need as a valued member of the Sonoma Humane Society family. Join today!


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