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Mendocino Coast Humane Society   

Searching for their Happy Homes



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


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, sometimes selective with other dogs he plays with though. He loves the water. He 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.




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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.



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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




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



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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.






Tank

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 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. 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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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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Nala

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 that will understand her needs.


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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.


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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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