Mendocino Coast Humane Society   

Available for Adoption

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It is our job as well as our passion to unite deserving pets with appropriate families. Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful animals yearning for permanent homes with local families. Please visit us at the Adoption Center to meet these sweet animals. We are always pleased to arrange trial adoptions to see if one of these dogs and cats, or any of the many others ready for adoption, would fit into your home.

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Some of our favorite Success Stories
Adopted animals we have known and loved.


Mittens is a very independent cat! She is very sweet, but also likes her alone time. She can be very talkative and will show her affection by drooling! Mittens would do best in a cat free home as she has shown staff that she is very selective with other cats. Even though she doesn't like to be held, she still loves to be the center of attention. Mittens was brought to MCHS as an owner surrender because her owners were moving and could not take her along. She is a very sweet girl who is waiting to find her forever home!

Patches is quite a sweet and affectionate kitty, although very shy at first. She will need a calm and quiet home. Once she gets to know you, you will be rewarded with an affectionate feline companion who enjoys getting her chin scratched. She should be an indoor only kitty because of her shyness.



Born in 2017, Gracie has a great personality and will make an all-around great addition to any family. She is confident and playful. But also very affectionate and enjoys human interaction.

Lily, the 8 years young pit mix is the sweetest girl you will meet! Lily was brought to MCHS as an owner surrender. She does wonderful on a loose leash and has great manners. She has basic obedience training and loves human attention. She would do best in a cat-free home. She is selective with other dogs, so proper introduction is a must. Lily would do best in a home where she can relax all day and get endless amounts of love and attention.


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   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

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Diesel is a 6 year old pit bull mix. He is very sweet and affectionate. He can be a little shy at first, but usually warms up quickly. Diesel is great on a leash and knows basic commands. He would do best in a cat free home. We are unaware of his feelings about children, so we encourage proper introduction. Diesel came to MCHS as an owner surrender because of the owners living situation. We hope to find Diesel a home where he can live out his golden years!

Chong, Male, Boxer/GSD mix, born 2017

Came in with Cheech

Loves playing fetch. Knows to drop the ball.

Affectionate with familiar people.

May beg.

No very young children. (under 5)

Protective of home.

Does okay on a leash, pulls a little.



Gypsy is a 9-year-old Akita/Boxer mix. Originally coming to us as a stray in 2015, we found out she had heartworm and promptly began treatment. Expected to live a long and healthy life after her ordeal, she must remain on a regular heartworm prevention schedule. Gypsy is a high energy, loving, people-oriented dog. She enjoys being pet, playing tug, fetch, and just generally being around you. Always up for a walk and an excellent car rider, she would be great for an avid hiker. Adopted twice in the past and through no fault of her own returned to us both times, she is ready for her forever home. We have observed that she is selective about which dogs she will play with; we are unsure how she is with cats. A home with older children would be best due to her energy and eagerness. Meet Gypsy to see if she would be the right fit for your home.

Geo is the most cuddly and affectionate 6 year old around. She flops on her back for belly rubs and loves playing in puddles. Geo does great with the younger dogs and can relax and enjoy the flowers with the older ones too here at the Adoption Center. She will not tolerate a cat though. Geo will need a strong handler who will need to stay up on her manners and basic obedience once home. New surroundings and new smells might intensify her high prey drive. She might do best in a quiet home as the only animal. She does have an allergic skin disease that requires prescription flea control and possibly a hypoallergenic diet. Don't let this stop you from giving this sweet older girl a second chance.


Contributors to this page:
SB = Susan Burke
MD = Michelle Deering
JS = Jim Swallow
PT = Peggy Templer

Please note that this page is updated once a week, and pets shown here may have been recently adopted. Please visit us at the Adoption Center for up-to-the-minute access to available pets.

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18274 Highway One

Fort Bragg, California 95437


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