Pet Of The Week: Gloria


ENCINITAS–Gloria is the pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 3 month old, 3 pound, Torbie (that’s a Tortoise Shell / Tabby) kitten. Kittens have big bursts of energy, followed by cat naps. This can last a couple years. When you adopt a kitten or any animal, you’re making a lifetime […]

Pet Of The Week: Tilly


  ENCINITAS–“Tilly” is the pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a two month-old, five-pound, Chihuahua mix puppy. Because Tilly is so small, she’s staying in a foster home. Call the shelter to schedule a “meet and greet.” She loves to cuddle with people and play with dogs. She doesn’t seem to […]

San Diego DogFest Walk ‘N Roll To Benefit Canine Companions For Independence

SAN DIEGO–Get ready for a tail waggin’ good time at the San Diego DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, the signature national event of Canine Companions for Independence! Grab a leash and join us in NTC Park at Liberty Station for lots of fun and family-friendly activities as we raise money to provide highly trained assistance dogs for people with […]

Groups Find Shelter For Two Abandoned Horses


SAN DIEGO–Horses of Tir Na Nog knows all too well that equine welfare facilities all over the U.S. are full and yet horses are still being abandoned. “County of San Diego Department of Animal Services contacted us about a gelding that they suspected was abandoned. Within a few days, they rescued a twenty-eight year old […]

Pet Of The Work: Marigold


ENCINITAS–“Marigold” is the pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 1-1/2 year old, 58 pound, Saluki / Golden Retriever mix. Marigold is a sweet, southern lady. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from an animal sanctuary in Mississippi through the FOCAS program. She’s ready to become a California girl, […]

Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins For The ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

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LA JOLLA–This will not surprise most dog owners: Dogs can act jealous, finds a new study from the University of California, San Diego. Darwin thought so, too. But emotion researchers have been arguing for years whether jealousy requires complex cognition. And some scientists have even said that jealousy is an entirely social construct – not […]

San Diego Humane Society To Offer Adoption Special For Adult Cats

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SAN DIEGO—The San Diego Humane Society is in the midst of kitten season, so to make space for the influx of kittens coming into the shelter, the humane society is holding an adoption special for all adult cats. Kicking off this weekend, July 5 and 6, the adoption fee for all adult cats will be just […]

Keep Pets Safe On 4th Of July

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ENCINITAS–There’s nothing independent about Independence Day for a family whose pet has run away. Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas is reminding owners that more American pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. “The best thing you can do is prevent it from happening,” says RCHS […]

250 Animals In Need Of Homes


SAN DIEGO–San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is offering San Diegans a unique opportunity in honor of Flag Day this weekend: Pets for Patriotism will be waiving fees and waving flags June 13 to 15. Kicking off this June 13, the adoption fee for all adult animals (7 months and older) will be  waived at the San Diego […]

Plan For Your Pets Before Disaster Strikes


SAN DIEGO–In light of the recent fires that swept across San Diego County, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA reminds pet owners to make sure you have an emergency plan that includes your pets.  The San Diego Humane Society offers its top ten list of tips to prepare and care for your animal if […]