It's a St. Pittie's Day Parade!


Our St. Pitties Day Blessing for Every Animal in Our Care

May your walks have ample sniffing opportunities.
May a friendly companion be always at your side.
May treats rain freely from bottomless pockets,
tender scritches feel sweet against your cheek;
May you find a family who loves you,
in spite of our corny limericks this week.


7 years old

I'm a friendly, sweet guy who's looking for my own pot o' gold - a family who likes a lot of togetherness! Daily walks, plenty of playtime and snuggles would round out my new home wish list!

2 years old

The name says it all! I'm a big brawny lad but don't let my massive size and loud snorting intimidate you!  I'm just a sweet and gentle giant with a mellow personality - and that's no blarney!

12 years old

Go on, admit it - you've always had a soft spot for a distinguished gent in a sweater. I'm basically a grandpa in dog form and I'm here to melt your heart with one look at my sweet grey muzzled face, snuggly demeanor and sartorial flair. With a bit o' luck, I'll be buttoning up my cardigan and heading home with you soon!

2 years old

Kiss me, I'm Bailey - a sweet, petite pittie mix dressed to impress in my little tuxedo! I'm the kind of lass who wants to be the center of your attention and will reward you with tons of cuddles and whiskery smooches. 

1 year old

Are you looking for a lithe and lively leprechaun to keep you on your toes? I'm the resident go-getter! I'm young, athletic and I'm looking for an adopter who can give me the all the exercise and engagement I need in my life. I'm ready to Riverdance on outta here!

7 years old

Rocky go Bragh! I'm a mellow guy who likes to take walks and sniff to my heart's content. I'm also very affectionate and I LOVE to cuddle. Back rubs will get me dancin' a wee jig. P.S. I never met a treat I didn't like!

10 years old

Are you feelin' lucky, well, are ya? If I was a human, I'd be that grumpy old guy yelling at kids to get off my lawn. I'd much rather be minding my own business, snuggled up to my family. You might be surprised to know that I still have quite a few zooomies up my proverbial sleeve - watch me now!


❤️ Ready to bring home your new fuzzy family member? Click here to see how!! ❤️


News from our Shelter Hospital and Community Vet Clinic


One of the most rewarding and humbling parts of our work is earning an animal's trust. One of our animal care staffers noted that Rex Kwon Do had some mild hair loss on his ears and asked our shelter med department to check it out.

We knew that Rex was a shy cat, so our shelter vet spent a little time letting him warm up during his in-room exam. He was a perfect gentleman and, by the end of his exam, he was demanding pets as payment for being so good! 

Luckily, the issue was not serious and Handsome Rex was made available for adoption and found his forever home soon afterward. He is currently being a perfect gentleman for his new family. ❤️

Sweet little Rollie came to the CVC to have a mass removed from his neck. During his exam, we also realized that he needed to be neutered. What complicated the issue is that Rollie had a retained testicle (called cryptorchidism), which was found in his abdomen.

So, our CVC went to work getting him on the path to better health - the mass removal and neuter surgeries were a total success. 

Before Rollie went home our vet tech Renee gave him a little haircut and gave him a custom outfit made from a sock. So chic! ��


As we continue to adapt and respond during these rapidly changing times, HSSC's Shelter Medicine and CVC programs are providing lifesaving procedures and surgeries. 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.



Healdsburg Happenings


Spring Fling Pup-Up Quilt Auction Benefiting HSSC’s Healdsburg Shelter!

Help our Healdsburg shelter animals and win this cheerful Spring-themed quilt!

The playful colors in this big cozy quilt are like a breath of fresh air! Sue Morrill, local quilter and friend-to-the-animals, handcrafted this big, cozy quilt to help us raise money for our Healdsburg animals!

Bidding starts at 9am on Thursday, 3/18 and ends on Friday, 3/19 at 5pm, when we will announce the winner.

Sign up now and get ready to bid here!


How You Can Help

Kitten Season is Coming!

Each year HSSC takes in hundreds of kittens and we care for them until they are healthy enough and old enough to find their forever homes.

As you can imagine, this requires lots of kitten supplies, especially Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR). This year, it will be especially important to have all the supplies we need to support our kitten fosters as they safely and remotely care for these precious babies. Thank you for helping to provide the essentials that these kittens will need on their journey to adoption!

View our Amazon Kitten Registry here. 



Help Us Raise the Roooof!!

We need to raise $200,000 to replace the roof on our Santa Rosa shelter! 

Our Santa Rosa Shelter’s roof has protected the animals for many years. We’ve patched and repaired the leaky spots as they’ve cropped up, but the time has come: we need to replace our roof before the next rainy season. We made a promise to love and care for the animals when they have nowhere else to turn. Now, we’re turning to you to help us keep a roof over their heads – literally!    

We can do this together! 

Our animal-adoring friends at ARS Roofing have pulled out all the stops to get us an amazing "cool roof" with a lifetime guarantee to protect the animals and save us energy.  

Now it's our turn to step up and do our part!

Every donation, big or small, brings us closer to our goal. Together we will continue to provide protection and comfort for the animals when they need us most. 

❤️Thank you so much for your support! ❤️


There are so many ways to help the animals. ❤️

We receive lots of questions about estate planning - including HSSC in your will or trust is a wonderful way to ensure our lifesaving work continues into the future.

To learn more about this planned giving option, please click the button below and choose the Leave a Legacy tab. Or contact Priscilla Locke, HSSC Director of Development & Marketing, at (707) 577-1911 or by email at


Join Us!


Calling all kids!!

Summer is right around the corner and we’ve been hard at work planning fun and safe day camps for you this summer!

Get ready for our Animal Adventure Camps where you can read to a cat, hang out with a reptile, learn from animal care experts, see how our shelter works, visit a farm, create fun arts and crafts and learn how you can help all animals in our community!

Or maybe you’ll choose our Week at the Farm where you’ll get to feed, groom and make friends with Forget Me Not Farm’s amazing animals and do some gardening! Either way, the animals can’t wait to meet you!

For more information and to register click here. ��


Tune it up and help a pup!

Join us Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20th from 1-4pm for 
Loud and Clear Music's annual fundraiser benefitting HSSC!

With your donation of $10, you will get new strings on your guitar and help the animals of HSSC at the same time!

View the event


Kibbles 'n Bits


There’s No Place Like Home!

This month we’re participating in the No Place Like Home Challenge to help get more lost pets reunited with their families faster. We’ll be sharing tips and resources all month!

Did you know that our website has many features aimed at helping lost pets find their way home? Not only can you search for a lost pet through our Finding Rover portal, you can view the stray animals in our care at any given moment.

You can also find practical, effective steps to take if you lose a pet – or find one! Get the scoop here:

#NPLHC #GetLostPetsHome


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First and foremost, we want you all to stay safe and healthy. We will continue to post updates about
our programs and services on our website
here and on our Facebook page as COVID response

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

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


HSSC's Santa Rosa Shelter:
5345 Hwy 12 West
| Santa Rosa, CA 95407
707-542-0882 |

HSSC's Healdsburg Shelter:
555 Westside Rd
| Healdsburg, CA 95448
707-431-3386 |


Humane Society of Sonoma County
Board of Directors 2021


Kati Aho, President
Kristen Trisko , Secretary
Darlene Brazil, Treasurer

 Jim Barnes, Sandy Chute, Johnny Drake, Sophia Grossi, Chris Kittredge, Grace Lucero, Steve Maass, Marty Olhiser, Robert Quail, Dorothy Rodella, Danielle Sandoval, Kelly Stromgren, Tim Wingard, Vee Wright

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