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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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Leonard

Leonard is a beautiful young mix breed 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.


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

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

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.



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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Mel

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




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Bear

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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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.




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

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






Geo

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.



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



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Tank

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.









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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Oscar

Oscar loves attention, toys, and enjoys being brushed. He needs daily walks and maybe even a job to do. He is a busy little guy. Oscar missed out on socialization when he was a puppy and will need a patient, gentle hand to train him to accept new people.

Oscar might be a good companion for an older child, but toddlers are not his cup of tea. He won't hesitate to growl or nip if driven past his limit of tolerance. Oscar is a looking for that special someone to love him for who he is with all of his quirks.

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


Tatum



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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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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Dolly

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.



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.



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

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.



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. He loves playing in our playgroups and can sometimes be selective with his friends. We are still getting to know Hutch and will have more observations soon.

Hutch





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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Mendocino Coast Humane Society

Adoption Center
19691 Summers Lane

Ark Thrift Shop
18274 Highway One

Fort Bragg, California 95437

707.964.SPAY

964-7729
at the Round-about
707.961.0365
      




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