Adoptions By Appointment - It's Working!!

Last week we announced our new program for conducting adoptions online and by appointment. We are pleased to report that, with our new protocols in place, we have been able to safely place 53 animals into loving homes! The health and safety of our staff and community remains our priority and we will continue our virtual program as long as it is safe to do so.

We thought we’d share a couple highlights of some recent adoptions – the happiness and contentedness on these faces fills our hearts!

Savannah - Silver Lining

Now that we're doing adoptions by appointment, we're holding canine meet 'n greets outside so we can maintain proper social distancing while potential adopters meet with the dogs.

On this particular spring day it was raining cats and dogs, but that didn't stop this cute couple from falling for their furever friend, Savannah! When Savannah met her family the feeling was mutual - love at first sight! 

Happy trails Savannah!

Andie - Purrrrfect Fit

We recently had a very special adoption at our Healdsburg shelter! Andie, a sweet, blind senior kitty  was adopted by Dr. Erin Bennett!

Dr. Bennett is a veterinarian who worked at HSSC for several years. Who better to adopt this marvelous gal than a veterinarian who loves cats?!!!

Happy trails to Andie!

Oscar - Off and Running!

Oscar is a handsome older puppy who is affectionate and very active. We knew this growing, athletic boy would need active adopters who would provide some good structure and training to help him live his best life ever. 

As luck would have it Oscar found just that with a fun, outdoorsy new fam!

Happy trails to Oscar!

 To learn more about HSSC Adoptions by Appointment, please click here

News from our Shelter Hospital and Community Vet Clinic

Yogi and Ethel are a pair of bonded senior dachshund mixes who came into our care with severe, painful, dental disease. Their dentals were so extensive that they had to be scheduled on different days because each dog required full mouth extractions.

It was obvious how much they loved each other when they were reunited following their separations, and while recovering from their dentals they had to be hand fed, so our staff had the time to get to know them well and they became fast shelter med favorites!

They healed up well together were put up for adoption together, and found their forever home together -in less than a week!!

While we all shelter-in-place, our Community Veterinary Clinic remains an essential service. We are taking steps to protect our staff and our community by limiting appointments to emergency & urgent care, adhering to social distancing guidelines at the clinic (or rather, in the parking lot these days to avoid bringing people into the building!), and practicing telemedicine whenever possible.

Twice a week, a #cvc_hssc team member makes an after-hours trip to the post office self-service kiosk to mail prescription refills as well as medications to our telemedicine patients. Here's Dr. Ada pulling her weekly shift at the post office - getting ready to send out medications so our clients don't have to come in to pick them up and risk exposure to COVID-19.

HSSC Shelter Medicine and our CVC are still performing life saving procedures and surgeries during the shelter in place. We are so grateful to have such dedicated medical professionals caring for the animals who need it most.

Any gift you can spare right now will do a world of good for our shelter animals and allow our medical and animal care teams to continue saving these precious lives.



Ways to Give

#GivingTuesdayNow is May 5 – your gift will go twice as far thanks to special challenge grant!

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting us all in so many ways. Here at HSSC, the cancellation of important Spring fundraising and outreach events means that our resources are stretched to the limit. Thankfully, one of our beloved donors has stepped up with a $15,000 challenge grant to coincide with #GivingTuesdayNow - an online global day of giving and unity, will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

We hope that you’ll join us and our generous benefactors for this special online event. Your gift will go twice as far to provide ongoing shelter, food and medical care for animals in need – helping us to ensure that homeless animals have uninterrupted care during the coronavirus emergency.

Please stay tuned for more information!


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The Target Circle Results Are In!!

We are so excited to share that guests at Target stores cast almost 19,000 votes to Humane Society of Sonoma County, awarding over $3,100 to our organization!! Most importantly, you voted for us, our mission and the impact we have on the animals in our community.

We want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for voting for us and thank you for your continued support! We couldn't do our life-saving work without you!


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Program Updates!

Our Basic Training and Manners Class is now online, join us!!

Build skills and bond with your dog from the convenience and safety of your own home via ZOOM! Led by our very own Sue McGuire, this beginning level class positively nurtures basic dog behaviors like sit, down, wait and much more. Includes one-on-one coaching during class and supportive training materials!

Sign up now for our next session:

Date: Saturday, April 18 - May 23, 1pm-2pm
For more information and to register visit:


Furry Friends Summer Day Camp

We at HSSC would like to let you know that we are reducing the number of registrations for campers to minimize any risks surrounding Covid-19. Our aim in doing this is to provide peace of mind to parents while continuing to provide a fun and enriching experience to campers. We have also eliminated all off-site field trips to minimize exposure and keep our campers safe.

Registration is still open for our summer camps! For more information and to register, please visit:


First and foremost, we want you all to stay safe and healthy. We will be posting updates about our programs and services on our website here and on our Facebook page as things continue to evolve.

Your ongoing support enables us to continue our lifesaving work for the animals during this challenging time.

Together we are providing protection, compassion, love and care. We are so grateful for this connection which inspires so much hope. 


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