Mendocino Coast Humane Society   

Happy Tales

Pets who've found their happy homes.

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At the Adoption Center, we're always focused on the dogs waiting for their adoptive families to find them ... but for all of us, the best pay-off is when a special animal, like these, gets adopted. Here are a few of our Success Stories.

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Our mission: To contribute to a better life for animals and to inspire public awareness of animals' needs.


   Due to county and statewide orders regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, MCHS is closed to the general public with the exception of limited essential services by appointment only. This includes returning stray animals to their owner, adoptions, and spay/neuter clinic services. If you’d like to inquire about making an appointment, please call 707-964-7729. We kindly ask for your patience as we are trying to return calls as quickly as possible while our office is not staffed regularly throughout the day.
   Because we are only able to provide limited services at this time, our shelter’s income is very limited as well. Compounding this difficulty is the temporary closure of the Ark Thrift Shop, which is our primary revenue source. At this time, most of our paid staff has been laid off. The five remaining staff members are rotating to cover all animal care duties 7 days a week, while striving to maintain a safe distance from each other at all times.
   Our greatest need at this time is monetary donations to support our essential services and the animals in our care. If you can, please consider making a donation via check or Paypal. We know times are difficult for everyone right now, and we greatly appreciate your support.
Chuck  Tourtillott
Executive Director
Mendocino Coast Humane Society
19691 Summers Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Bella was brought to us in December, 2015 by a Good Samaritan who found her abandoned on the beach.


As we got to know Bella's happy and energetic personality, we were confident that she would be the perfect match for that special person who we knew was bound to come along.

Since Bella is older dog, she was usually overlooked by potential adopters. so we were delighted when Bella was adopted in March.

In February, Bella took Chuck and Sherry to the After School Enrichment Program at the Community Center in Mendocino. While students were very eager to talk about their pets, learn about the Mendocino Coast Humane Society, and how to be safe and responsible with our animal friends, the highlight for these children was getting to cuddle with sweet Bella.

We were delighted when Bella was adopted in March, 2016. --CT



Jas is a total indoor-only lap kitty who needs a quiet home with lots of quiet human interaction. She is laid-back, relaxed, loving, and affectionate.

Jas is okay with other non-aggressive cats after careful introduction. Older children OK, but not small fast moving children. She can be a little shy and might need sometime to get used to her new surroundings. Jas came to MCHS as a stray and estimated to be about 12 years old.


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Mya might be your next water dog. This 5 year old Mastiff/Lab mix will take you on an adventure walk. Mya has a great personality and would love to have a visit from you!


Mya is a very sweet girl, she has shown us that she is selective with dogs she plays with. She previously lived with cats and will need to be in a home with no small children. Mya is very smart and does great on a loose leash. She can be shy at first, but once she is familiar with you, she strives to receive all of the attention she can get. Mya is patiently waiting to find her forever home!



Whitey is a very handsome 10 year old Siamese mix who loves humans and is trying is best to get along with everyone in the kitty cottage. He will sit quietly on your lap or beside you to soak up all of the love you can give him. Whitey will do best as an inside only kitty due to his arthritis and senior age. He will probably also like no other dominant male cats.


Meet affectionate Hazel who loves to give gentle hugs and kisses. She is great for a family with older children to grow up with and to show how smart she is. She knows sit, down and is learning loose leash walking. She has responded to correction well and is treat orientated.


Hazel likes playing with other dogs and will need daily exercise. We have discovered she loves to roll around in sand, not water so much. She was housebroken and likes riding in the car.



Atlas loves to explore everything the world has to offer. He enjoys long walks and playing with other dogs. He would be great for a family with older children. Atlas will need obedience training and is currently learning loose leash walking. This happy young rascal of mixed heritage is ready to fill your home with love and hep map some new trails.


Max is a 12 year old with a lot of personality and a very good attitude. He really appreciates human attention and is a real charmer. He is laid back and has a relaxed demeanor. He is OK with children and other non-aggressive cats with proper introductions.


Max came to us as a stray and had diabetes. He is currently doing well with dietary control, on weight management and does not need insulin injections. It is possible he will relapse and require additional medical care in the future.



Wolfie is new to us here. He is getting along great with staff and volunteers, can be choosy with his dog friends though. He is an older gentleman of 6 years old and comes with some training which is always nice. Wolfie walks on a loose leash and knows sit. He will do best in a family with older children since he can still become excited and want to jump up. He loves to run and chase toys, still learning fetch.


Kate came to us as a transfer from Bones Pet Rescue. She is 6 months old and has an amazing personality. She loves to play with other dogs, especially her buddy Rocky!


Kate is a 9 month old shepherd Rottweiler mix. She loves to play in water and get lots of love and attention. She can be a little shy at first, but will warm up to you quickly! Kate has been in our play groups with up to 15 dogs and she has done wonderful! We have not seen a dog that Kate doesn't get along with. In her new home, it's recommended that she gets daily exercise and lots of love! Kate is a very sweet girl and is willing to fill your life with joy!



Toby is an easy going old guy who is willing to be your buddy for life. He loves his chewies and will carry them around to show you his toy. He is great on a loose leash and knows "sit". Toby and his buddy Cj came to us as an owner surrender because they could no longer care for them.

Dapper Toby is a 7 year old American Bulldog who's never met a stranger he wouldn't share his tea and crumpets with. He has the droopy eyes and endearing personality of his gentle breed. Toby would love a home with his best pal, Cj. Together, they're both low maintenance and just purely adorable.


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19691 Summers Lane

Ark Thrift Shop
18274 Highway One

Fort Bragg, California 95437


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