Check Your Chip!  ◾ Build a Legacy With FreeWill Healdsburg's Awesome Dogs

Spring MatchCVC and Shelter Medicine UpdatesAnd MORE…


J. Chrisp leans into the snuggles!


Things are looking up for Papi, he's now ready to find a forever home!

What do Papi and J. Chrisp have in common (besides adorable ears and extreme cuteness)?

Both of these sweet beings entered the local shelter system as strays. In other words, each was found wandering lost and alone, without a way to be traced back to families that might be looking for them. No one ever claimed them, so we are keeping them safe and cared for until we can place them into loving homes.

It’s estimated that one in three pets will go missing in their lifetime. When an animal is microchipped, it makes it that much easier for us to get them back to the families who love them. As HSSC Senior Manager, Karrie Stewart, says, “Microchips are the fastest way of reuniting pets with their owners. When a lost pet comes in, we are usually able to reunite them with their guardian the same day if the information on the microchip is up to date.”

In addition to minimizing the stress and confusion of a shelter stay, microchipping your pet “is a very quick, easy, and safe procedure to perform and causes minimal discomfort for the animal,” says Lisa Labrecque, DVM, HSSC Director of Veterinary Services.

May is National Chip Your Pet Month! Summer vacations, 4th of July fireworks and fire season are coming - all prime times for pets to go missing. Now is the perfect time to make sure your pets are chipped - and that your contact info associated with the chip is current! Follow these three easy steps for peace of mind:

  • Step 1: Get Your Pet's Microchip Number

Don’t have your pet’s microchip number? Call your vet’s office as they may have it in their records OR bring your pet into the vet’s office, animal control, or animal shelter to be scanned. (Bonus tip: make a note of the microchip number on your phone for easy retrieval should your pet ever become lost.)

  • Step 2: Get Your Pet's Microchip Type/Brand

Look up your pet’s microchip number on the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup site, or check with If your pet is registered, it will tell you where the chip is registered, when it was last updated and provide the necessary information about how to get in touch to check and update your contact information.

  • Step 3: Check & Update Your Contact Information

Once you know your pet's microchip number and the name of the registry, you can call or go to their website to update your contact information. This last step is key – it gives your pet the best chance of returning home!

We are currently offering microchips for pets receiving free vaccinations through our weekly walk-in clinics at our Santa Rosa and Healdsburg shelters. Please call (707) 542-0882 for details!


What’s one more thing that Papi and J. Chrisp have in common? They can’t wait for their microchips to be registered to the families who will love them forever!

Check out their adoption profiles here!


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


Build a Legacy


Protect the people and pets you love

Creating a safe haven for animals begins with taking care of our own. We’re so excited to announce that we’ve partnered with FreeWill: a free online resource that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will in just 20 minutes. Through your will, you can secure
your future, protect your loved ones, and even designate a guardian for your furry friends so they are always in good hands. Your kindness helps ensure every animal receives the protection, compassion, love, and care they deserve so we want to make sure you have what you need to
provide the same for the people and pets in your life.
Make your will today.


Healdsburg Happenings


Have you been looking for a big, fun, active dog for your family?? Meet Mr. Hollywood and Bert! Our handsome Healdsburg Pups who are waiting for new homes!

Mr. Hollywood

No puparazzi, please! Mr. Hollywood is about to make his way down the red carpet. Don't let his name fool you though! Rather than a hotshot movie star who lives to soak up everyone's attention, Mr. Hollywood is an endearing, down-to-earth, lovable young lad who enjoys long, leisurely walks, gentle ear rubs and delectable dog biscuits! He makes friends easily and would love to meet you and discuss his love of classic cinema over lunch sometime! 

Read more about Mr. Hollywood on our website! 



Bert is a smart, confident, and almost impossibly cool dude who's new in town and looking for other cool people to hang with! This well-rounded guy is as comfortable on a leisurely late-afternoon walk as he is sprinting around the backyard for his early morning cardio. He's got a great sense of humor and is not afraid to get silly, which you'll no doubt discover if you ever catch him splashing around in a wading pool or tossing one of his own toys up into the air!  

Read more about Bert on our website


If you'd like to know more about one or both of these amazing dogs, give our Healdsburg shelter a call! 707-431-3386


Spring Match


Double Your Love For The Animals!! ❤❤

Right now, thanks to a longtime donor and friend of HSSC, every gift we receive before June 30th toward our Spring Campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $30,000!

There's no better time to give than right now because your gift toward our Spring Match can save the lives of TWICE as many homeless animals!

If you are able to give toward our Spring Match, we will be doubly grateful for your support. Click the button below, and be sure to select Spring Match in the drop down menu! 

Thank You! Thank You!


News From Our Community Vet Clinic


Riley's Lifesaving Care

A very sweet dog named Riley came to our CVC after he had been sick and vomiting for three days. Our veterinary staff took X-rays, which showed a foreign body in his GI tract. Riley was scheduled for surgery the following day. During surgery, our vet staff found an irregular rubber object suspected to be a chewed up dog toy! The object was removed, and Riley is now on the path to a full recovery!

This case was the first time our CVC partnered with Sage Compassion for Animals, a foundation that pledges grants for individual medical cases. This grant funding helped cover the cost of Riley’s surgery! We’re so happy to be able to provide this life saving care for Riley and his family! 


News From Our Shelter Medicine Team


Pogo's ready to go!

Pogo is a friendly, handsome young gentleman who was transferred into our care with a recent history of urethral blockage. This medical condition is most commonly seen in male cats, and is a medical emergency when it occurs.

Even though Pogo had been unblocked before arriving at HSSC, cats with this condition are at a high risk for blocking again. Our surgical team wanted to prevent any future issues, so a perineal urethrostomy was performed. With this surgery a larger urethral opening is created, ensuring that he won’t have this problem again.

Pogo is FIV+ and arrived at HSSC with three legs. He had suffered a previous trauma which required amputation of his front right leg. But all of this hasn’t slowed our little Pogo down! He’s always been a happy, outgoing kitty who’s looking for affection and love all day long! Now that Pogo’s all healed up, he’s available for adoption and is patiently waiting for a family to give all his love to!! If you’d like to know more about this sweet fluffy guy, please visit:


In these challenging times, your support helps HSSC's Shelter Medicine and CVC programs provide lifesaving procedures and surgeries for animals in need. 

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.



Join Us


Wags Whiskers & Wine is Back, Live and in Purrrrson!!!! 

💜 Save the Date 

💜 Become a Sponsor 

💜 Donate an Auction Item 

We are wagging our tails with anticipation!!

Join us August 5th at Kendall-Jackson Estate and Gardens for an evening of fabulous fun benefiting our fuzzy friends!

◽ Kendall - Jackson Wines & Local Brews ◽ Fabulous Silent Auction ◽The World Famous Cake Frenzy ◽

◽ HSSC's Tail Wagon ◽ Online Auction and Raffles ◽

◽ Save a Life Paddle Raise Hosted by California State Senate Majority Leader, Mike McGuire ◽ 

...and so much MORE! 

Be a Sponsor, Be an Auction Donor...


Future Farmers of America 73rd Twilight Parade!

Join us for one of Healdsburg's favorite events, the Future Farmers of America Twilight Parade! Thursday, May 26th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Downtown Healdsburg. 

This festive cross-town parade includes colorful floats, prancing horses, costumed dogs, decorated vehicles and talented individuals representing various community groups - all celebrating the agricultural community we all know and love. Bring the family and come join us for what's sure to be a lot of fun!!


How You Can Help


We'd LOVE to Have Your Vote!!!  

We’re excited to announce that our Humane Education Summer Camp has been nominated for Best Summer Camp in the Press Democrat’s Best of Sonoma County 2022 Readers' Choice Poll! You can find us in the So Sonoma County category!

Visit the Press Democrat site to vote now:



It's Raining Kittens!! 💕

Join our virtual Kitten Shower and help us gather the funds and supplies needed to care for the HUNDREDS of kittens that are coming to HSSC this year!

Your gift to our Kitten Shower helps us make sure these precious fur babies have all they need to thrive. Find out how you can help a kitten today by visiting:

Thank you!! And stay tuned on our social media for fabulously fuzzy and fun content to come!💕

Instagram/TikTok at @humanesocietysoco

Facebook /Twitter at @sonomahumane


Always There for the Animals  ❤

It can be such a challenge to give to the causes you love when times are hard. Sometimes giving a little at a time makes it easier to keep your loving support going.

A monthly, automatic payment through our Humane Partner program ensures ongoing support for the animals through thick and thin.

For as little as five dollars a month, your Humane Partner gifts provide homeless animals with safety, stability and the time they need to find their new forever homes.

Every penny makes a difference, and you touch so many little hearts with the kindness of your recurring gift.

Thank You!


Thank you to our loving community!


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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 2022


Kati Aho, President
Kristen Trisko , Vice President
Vee Wright, Secretary

Kelly Stromgren, Treasurer

Darlene Brazil, Sandy Chute, Johnny Drake, Sophia Grossi, Chris Kittredge, Grace Lucero, Steve Maass,

Robert Quail, Tim Wingard

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