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Mendocino Coast Humane Society   

Available for Adoption



We want to go home with you!

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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Adopted animals we have known and loved.

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Pat

Pat is our longest staying cat currently who would benefit in having his own person or family. At an estimated 11 years old is laid-back, calm, independent, and undemanding gentleman whose favorite thing is a quiet lap and sofa time - sitting next to you soaking up attention.



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He's okay with older respectful children, but cannot tolerate small fast moving children and dogs. He needs a quiet home and gets along with other cats well after careful introductions. Pat's ongoing weight problem requires him to be on a portion controlled canned food diet to lose additional weight, then a carefully monitored diet so he can maintain a healthy lower weight. Pat came to MCHS as a stray.

Meet Dolly and Peanut, adorable mother and son purebred Chihuahuas. They came to the shelter because their owner had medical challenges and could not continue to care for them. They were well-loved in their previous home and are so deserving of a second chance. They are cute and cuddly and just want to sit on your lap while being gently caressed.



Dolly

Both have medical challenges. Dolly is 14 years old, has a cataract in her right eye, and a low grade heart murmur. Peanut is 12 years old and is scheduled to be neutered and have dental work. The MCHS vet is evaluating whether his dry right eye may need to be removed. They have blossomed since being at the shelter and getting the care that they need to be happy and healthy in a new home.

This bonded mother and son have been together for 12 years and really need a home together. Please consider letting them bring a ray of sunshine into your home.



Charlie

This brave 7.5 year old loves exploring, discovering and doesn't mind getting dirty one bit. Charlie is a sweet boy who loves attention and was house trained. He is good on a leash and likes walks.




Charlie is selective with dogs and we recommend a meet and greet if needed prior to adoption. Charlie is a special needs dog and is on a prescription diet due to his allergies and is prone to ear infections. Charlie is a typical Cocker Spaniel and will need grooming maintenance for his curly locks.





Soray loves people and seems to tolerate other dogs in our play groups. Since being here she has even started playing with the other dogs she meets. She loves water. She knows Come, Walk, No, Sit and Lay on your bed. Soray does pull on the leash and is used to wearing a harness to help with that. She likes car rides and Cats?

Soray

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Georgia

Georgia needs an active home with lots of daily exercise. She knows sit, shake and down. She is OK with livestock and some dogs that match her level of play. She will chase a cat though and can jump a chain link kennel. We are still getting to know Georgia and will have more observations on her soon.



Princess is a beautiful Shepherd/Husky mix. She will need some training, learning to heel and sit and has showed improvement after one lesson. She loves the water and playing with the other dogs in the play groups. Cats? We are still getting to know her and will let you know more observations soon.



Princess

Hutch

Hutch loves to play fetch and loves attention. He will need daily exercise and a fence that will contain him. He has climbed our chain link kennels. We are still getting to know Hutch and will have more observations soon.



Catherine is shy and will need sometime to get to know you. She is definitely strong willed and independent, probably will do best as an only kitty. She loves her head rubbed and attention from everyone she knows. We are still getting to know her and will have more observations soon.


Catherine





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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Wendy

Wendy is a sweet younger kitty, but a little shy. She likes you to approach her from the side and would love a head rub. She will probably do best in a quiet home with older kids. We are still getting to know her and will let you know more observations soon.


Olive is new to us and may take a little time to get used to her surroundings. She is a playful girl and loves attention. Her favorite toy is a rainbow mouse. We are still getting to know Olive and will have more observations soon.



Olive

Jesse

Jesse will be great for a family, very playful and likes other dogs. A very sweet personality. She know sit and will stop pulling after a few minutes of walking. She probably would like a run before leash training starts though. We are still getting to know Jesse and will have more observations soon.




Poncho is an 11 year old charmer who gets along well with everyone. He is quite lively and active but still enjoys a good lap and nap. Poncho is extremely affectionate and outgoing- a non-stop purr machine. He has lived with small dogs and other cats.





Poncho

Poncho should be an indoor only kitty because of his white fur and he is susceptibly to skin cancer. He can be your perfect companion and new member to your family.





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Chloe

Chloe is a 7 year old Tortie with gorgeous big gold eyes. She is quiet shy and would probably do best in an only kitty home. She loves human attention and needs a human to call her own. Chloe really appreciates a scratch on the ears and a good lap to lay on. She is independent and might enjoy some outdoor time as well. See did come to us as a stray.


Whitey is a very handsome 10 year old Siamese mix who loves humans and is getting along quiet well with the other cats 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.


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Mel

Mel has always been a people dog and we love taking photos of her because her face is so expressive. Mel will do great in a family with older children, but just remember she is a strong girl who needs someone to keep up on her manners. She has had a DNA test that came back with: American Staffordshire Terrier, Bulldog and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.

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Don't let a girl named Mel give you the wrong idea. Mel is the most beautiful girl you will ever see. With her adoring and engaging eyes and infectious smile, she makes it clear that you are the center of her world. At first, she can't restrain her enthusiasm and has to jump for joy when you arrive. After getting to know you, she will sit and wait for you to give her a treat and leash her for a walk. She loves to go for walks, chase balls and swim. She is easy with most other dogs, but would love to chase a cat. Your wish is her command, as she desires so much to please. In exchange for your love and attention, she will give you her devotion and prove it with her look and smile. " --JS




Bear's philosophy: Why waste money on toys when there are STICKS? Bear is 5 years young and is happiest when he stretches his Pointer mix legs and uses up some of his boisterous energy. Twigs, limbs and branches have met their match!


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Bear

Just throw a stick and watch Bear go! Bear needs to learn some manners regarding how to show his enthusiasm. But he is a hoot to watch and the volunteers that work with him love him dearly.

From the beginning, Bear has been, well, a Bear. If he was smaller, his exuberant antics would be cute. But at 80+ lbs, Bear is a real handful of canine energy. As a volunteer, I took him on because it is clear he needs exercise and attention and I have learned to love him dearly. He tries so hard to be a good boy. And the thing he has with sticks is so funny. When Bear feels happy, he expresses it by grabbing the nearest stick and wrestling around with it. He's also a great swimmer and will chase a stick far out into a pond.

For dogs with very high energy, like Bear, the kennel is a stressful environment. The noises, smells and confinement cause him anxiety which Bear exhibits by "spinning" in his kennel and jumping on people. He intimidates other dogs because he will run right up to them and want to play. But if the other dog lets him know he's too rough, Bear will retreat.

When he is in a class environment, Bear shines. He knows sit, down and heel. He loves the discipline and attention. When Bear is on a walk, he is easy to handle once away from the shelter grounds and if he gets too excited, a cookie helps him to find his focus again. Bear needs consistent daily training and someone to keep him up on his manners. He needs a active home and due to his high energy might do best in a only dog household with older respectful kids.








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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Dixie

Dixie will make a great addition to a fun-loving family. Win her heart by tossing sticks for her. Dixie's volunteer dog walker brought her home and she seemed to like her fenced garden and understood when the house cat told her, No. She didn't have an accident inside and she did not beg.


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Dixie is in the Buddy program: In-house Obedience Training - knows sit, down, heel, loose leash walking, recall (comes when called) and working on desensitizing her for fearful behavior. She is timid with new people and just needs some time to get to know you. Dixie is asking for a patient, loving someone with a quiet home.





Leo is a young dog who loves stretching is Lab mix legs with other dogs in our playgroups. He is a sweet and lovable boy once he gets to know you.


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Leo

Leo was in the Buddy Program learning sit, down, heel and recall. He doesn't seem to mind cars and likes older children. A patient and sensitive home would brighten Leo greatly.




Tank

Tank is in the Buddy Program: In-house obedience Training where he is learning sit, down, and heel. He is easy to train and in one walk learned turn around.


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Tank loves to play catch: he will go and go and go and tire himself out with chuck-it throws. However, you need two balls because he will not release one unless there is another to chase. And leave time to wrangle the balls from him with a treat when it's time to go because he won't release it without another option, and will try very hard to snatch the ball back up in his mouth. Tank doesn't show well in his kennel, but he's lovable as soon as he gets to know you. He is selective with dogs, likes some but not others.




Tatum is friendly, full of energy, and loves playing with other dogs. He is selective with the dogs he plays with. This Lab/Mastiff mix does need some Basic Obedience Training; He gets so excited and will jump up on you to say Hi.





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Barney

Barney is a Pointer mix who is smart and willing to learn. Within 1 walk he learned sit and showed he definitely likes treats. Barney would do great in a patient quiet home since he is a shy pup and needs some time to get to know you. Barney loves playing with other dogs here in our playgroups.


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Nala is an outgoing, friendly and feisty 5 year old. She is confident and very expressive vocally. If she doesn't like something, she will let you know. She has high energy and will need a lot of activity and attention. She is OK with older children.

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Nala

Nala has showed us how smart she really is. She will have you follow her into our introductory room away from the other cats and will climb onto your chest for some rubs and alone time. She loves being in the outside Kitty Cottage, but not so much in love with her kitty roommates.






Samantha

Samantha is a senior kitty that really appreciates attention and immediately lets you know it by coming to sit on your lap. This 10 year old is superbly happy to see you. Samantha has a laid back and relaxed demeanor and would do fine in a home with other non-aggressive cats. She has severe allergies so needs to be an indoor only kitty.





Copper is an older charming mixed breed with a heart of gold. He will do great in a family who understands his needs or with a single person to spoil him for the rest of his years. He might be best as on only dog as he does have some resource guarding tendencies and jealousy.

Copper

Copper loves people attention, but at 7 years old he can be choosy with his dog friends. He is a sweet boy who is also house trained. He enjoys playing with his rope toys and teddy bear.




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Leonard

Leonard is a beautiful young Labrador mix with a heart of gold. He is waiting for that special someone or family to give him a high fenced yard and all of the love and attention he so craves.

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Leonard is friendly and full of energy. He is good with other dogs and loves the water. Leonard will turn to you on a walk and look for direction. Once in a home he will need sometime to be comfortable with new people. We are not sure how he is with cats.

Giuseppe is a black and white long haired guy who looks like he has low mileage although he was born in June 2003. He is extremely affectionate once he gets to know you and will enjoy some lap time.


Giuseppe

Giuseppe would prefer a home with no dogs and older respectful children that will spend some quiet time with him. He is very shy of strangers and hides when frightened although it doesn't take much to win him over. Giuseppe is sweet and calm and ready to meet his new family.






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