• Shy Shelly Looking For Love At The San Diego Humane Society

    Posted on July 7th, 2014
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    Shy Shelly is Looking for Love!

    Check out the latest hidden gem at the San Diego Humane Society. Shelly is looking for her forever home and is just a year old! Here is what the San Diego Humane Society has to say about her:

    1-year old Shelly is a very special girl. A Chihuahua mix with just about the sweetest face you’ve ever seen, this little lady was transferred to us from one of our partner shelters in the area.

    From the beginning, she was clearly terrified of people, and even more so, of the leash. And while she still likes to take her time approaching new people and situations, she has made tremendous progress and formed trusting relationships with her caregivers who have been simply thrilled to see the positive changes in her behavior.

    Once she knows you and develops a close & trusting relationship with you, Shelly has such an abundance of love she wants to share. She’ll start by offering you a little wiggle dance accompanying her wagging tail. Next she might perform some “zoomies” (run around super-fast and happy)! Then, she’ll politely request a good ol’ petting sesh, and be ever so happy to soak up all of the attention you can give her. Now, it might take just a little time to get there, but the payoff with this sweet girl will most definitely be worth it.

    Shelly’s adoption fee of $95 includes her spay, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, and a certificate for a free veterinary exam! This very special hidden gem of ours is located behind the scenes at our Gaines campus. If you are interested in meeting her or getting more information, please contact Customer Service at (619) 299-7012.

  • Success Story for Mutt Monday

    Posted on June 16th, 2014
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    Meet Charlee Boots…a sweet little pit bull adopted from the San Diego Humane Society!

    It is Mutt Monday and we love hearing success stories about dogs who have found their forever home! Check out Charlee Boots story and how happy she is with Julia and Adam who gave her a forever home:

    Charlee Boots (a.k.a. Peanut)

    Charlie_Boots“My husband and I adopted a blue pitbull from the San Diego Humane Society in January 2013. Her name was Peanut, but has since changed post adoption to Charlee Boots (she has all white paws). ¬†We just wanted to give you an update. November 1st was her 1st birthday and she couldn’t be more perfect ! She is the most friendly and lovable pup a family could ever dream of. Everyone that comes across her falls in love with her and her goofy personality. She isn’t the most coordinated pooch, but she manages to chase the ball and wrestle with her older sister Emma Rose. Charlie_Boots2

    We celebrated her 1st birthday with homemade dog biscuits and having a puppy party for her ūüôā I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s a little Bichon mix like her sister since she lays on top of you to cuddle any chance she gets. My favorite thing about her is when she sings. I have NEVER heard her bark. She does this howling thing as she tries to talk back to you when you ask her a question. My husband and I would like to thank you for saving Charboots, and allowing us the opportunity to make her a part of our family. We are truly blessed and absolutely love having her in our family. We appreciate everything you do for animals, and are thankful you gave Charlee a second chance.

    Thank you, Julia & Adam”

  • Happy Adoption Story From The San Diego Humane Society

    Posted on May 20th, 2014
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    Do you have a happy success story about a pet you adopted? Comment on our blog!

    The San Diego Humane Society recently posted a success story about a recent adoption. Check out Chloe and her story:

    Chloe (aka Loki)

    About a week after we had to put down our sweet 12-year old lab (thatChloe we had adopted from the Gaines Street shelter 4 years ago) we all had broken hearts and decided to start looking for a new dog.¬†¬†We live in the Clairemont area and went back to the Gaines St campus, although we didn’t seem to connect with any of the animals currently there.

    We checked the website every day, and when we saw Loki’s picture we couldn’t wait to meet her.¬†¬†We drove up to Oceanside and then stood in front of her kennel until we were called.¬†¬† She had some behavioral issues and severe dog reactivity, and the counselor actually suggested we choose a different dog.¬†¬†We still insisted that we wanted to see her. After interacting we fell in love, but had to wait until the trainer could meet with us, which was THREE DAYS AWAY. With sad hearts we went home and counted the minutes until we could go back to get her.

    Chloe.jpgIt’s now almost 2 months later…we have renamed her Chloe and she has settled right into our home and our hearts. We have had major breakthroughs with the dog reactivity and she now ENJOYS the dog park!¬†¬†She loves to swim and we couldn’t imagine our lives without her. She has been a perfect pet in every way!¬†¬†Thank you to the Oceanside staff for taking such good care of her until her forever family could find her.

    Melissa T.

  • Sweet Dog Looking For A Home

    Posted on April 14th, 2014
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    Mutt Monday’s pick of the week.

    The San Diego Humane Society is featuring Luda, a sweet dog looking for her forever home. Find out why Luda is an employee pick:

    A beloved Canine Companion who has been volunteering at our North Campus for quite some time, Dana O., simply loves Luda! And she has selected this adorable pooch as her volunteer pick:

    What do you like best about your pick‚Äôs personality? “She is very laid back, smart and affectionate.”

    What first drew you to your pick? “Her wiggly butt greeting!”


    Lllllovable Luda!Is there something special about the way your pick looks? “She has a white hourglass-shaped pattern from her nose to the back of her head.”

    What is your pick‚Äôs coolest/silliest/most fun trait? “After a game of fetch she likes to come and sit on the bench with me (sometimes in my lap) and watch the world go by.”

    Anything else? “She is super smart and willing to learn anything you want to teach her.¬† She knows all the basic commands with shake and roll over thrown in for good measure.”

    Pet: Luda (132249)

    Volunteer: Dana O.

  • Mutt Monday‚Äôs Dog Of The Week

    Posted on December 23rd, 2013
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    Check out Duke from the San Diego Humane Society.

    Duke (#124538), is an American Pit Bull Terrier/Great Dane. He is 4 years and 6 months old and his Adoption Fee is only $95.00. Check him out:

    Why I’d make a great companion: To know me is to love me or so I’ve been told! My name is Duke and I am an independent thinker who enjoys a bit of adventure. I am also devoted, loving and mellow as well. In short, I have a multifaceted personality that I believe that as you get to know me you will come to adore. I am well-mannered on walks and I take everything in stride, including passing dogs, skateboarders, bikes, cars and other distractions. Prepare yourself, as I am generally the center of attention when I am out and about because of and I quote ” stellar good looks and gangly long legs.” Although, I enjoy a moderate activity level, I am perfectly content with the occasional lounge session at the feet of my beloved pet parent where I can enjoy a chewing session with my tennis ball. I absolutely enjoy a good rub down and I L-O-V-E the sensation of ‘collapsing’ tennis balls in my mouth. But what I would really enjoy, is a family to call my own. I have been waiting to give my heart completely to my forever family and if that is you, than you can expect to rewarded a hundred-fold.

    Type of home I’m looking for: I will do best in a house with teenaged children and without cats.

    Other things you should know about me: My adoption fee includes my spay / neuter, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free veterinary exam, a gift from Hill’s Science Diet, a license if residing in Oceanside or Vista, and limited veterinary medical coverage from VCA Hospitals up to $250!!

    During the adoption process a San Diego Humane Society Trainer will be present to answer any questions and share how to best care for me and tips for continued training in the future.

  • Featured Pet At San Diego Humane Society

    Posted on February 25th, 2013
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    Bubbas Рthe Purrrrfect Choice!

    Check out Bubbas’ bio:

    This handsome boy is not only an absolute lovebug, but also has an adorable personality that is sure to capture your heart. Bubbas is 7-year old Domestic Longhair who is apt to be mistaken for a motor boat whenever he’s being pet, as he loves to purr! In fact, he has a tendency to enjoy such exchanges (petting for purring, and the like) so much that he might even drool a little! Despite how it might sound, I assure you, it’s adorable. This sweet guy takes just a bit of time to come out of his shell, but once he does – anyone who meets him is quick to fall in love. Bubbas is great about using his scratching post, and has a particular affinity for cat nip if one sees fit to offer him a treat for being so very awesome.

    Bubbas would do well in a variety of homes, but doesn’t prefer to share the spotlight with another kitty and would therefore love to be the only cat in your life. But we’re certain that won’t be a problem with the abundance of personality and love this guy has to share.

    For more information about this lovable gem of a kitty, or if you’d like to meet him, please contact Customer Service at (619) 299-7012¬†or stop by our Gaines Campus.

    Animal ID 99289

  • Two Pets Find A Home During Hurricane Sandy

    Posted on November 16th, 2012
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    The ASPCA recently reported a great story about two lucky pets who found homes during the torrential torment of Hurricane Sandy.

    Clear the Air is happy to report this great story:

    As Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Tri-State region, ASPCA employees worked tirelessly around the clock to provide critical care to animals in need, including the animals in our Adoption Center in Manhattan.

    We are thrilled to report that two lucky animals found loving forever homes in the midst of the chaos caused by this historic storm.

    First, a very special Chihuahua named Bentley‚ÄĒlater changed to ‚ÄúSandy‚ÄĚ in honor of the occasion of his adoption‚ÄĒwent home with Katherine N. on Monday to join his new family.

    This sweet dog has come a long way. When he first arrived at the ASPCA in July, Sandy suffered from severe pneumonia and a broken leg. His pneumonia prevented him from undergoing immediate surgery and as a result, he lost his leg. Sandy took this in stride, happily moving around on three legs.

    Katherine was drawn to Sandy while volunteering as a dog walker at the Adoption Center‚ÄĒhis sweet personality and love for sitting in laps was irresistible. She has re-named him ‚ÄúTito,‚ÄĚ and calls him a ‚Äúhurricane miracle.‚ÄĚ He is safe and sound in Katherine‚Äôs home, making friends with her other dog, Nina, whom she rescued from the ASPCA in 2005.

    On Tuesday, a sweet 12-week-old kitten named Nelly also received his happy ending. With a day off from work due to Hurricane Sandy, Christie H. and Mark G. visited our Adoption Center and adopted Nelly to join their cat, an ASPCA rescue named Ted, in their New York City home.¬†Now Nelly is ‚ÄúNed,‚ÄĚ and Ned and Ted are getting along great.

    We couldn’t be happier that these two shelter pets found loving families, who were willing to welcome shelter pets into their homes during an unsettling time.

    Story can be found at: http://blog.aspca.org/content/two-lucky-pets-find-homes-during-hurricane-sandy

  • San Diego Humane Society Featured Pet

    Posted on September 19th, 2012
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    Check out one of the latest Pets of the Month at the San Diego Humane Society!  This guy, Unger, has a special story and is an employee pick.

    Rebecca S., an Adoptions Counselor at the San Diego Humane Society Central Campus,¬†simply adores Unger and his goofy & lovable personality. She was first drawn to the 2-year old Pit Bull Terrier¬†when she saw his remarkably good spirits during his recovery from a leg amputation surgery. His spunk and sweetness was an inspiration. “Unger only has 3 legs, but he never lets it hold him back!” shares Rebecca. In addition to his happy-go-lucky nature and zest for life, this playful pooch loves to cuddle; offering yet another reason that Rebecca thinks Unger is simply the best. As Rebecca puts it,¬†“Unger is¬†a 60 lb., 3-legged lapdog who is ALWAYS willing to cuddle. What could be more awesome than that?!”

    Doing¬†his happy¬†wiggle dance,¬†enjoying a¬†toy, and playing fetch are all beloved activities of¬†Unger’s…¬†But even greater is his love for¬†people. Now, all he wants is to¬†find some people of his very own who would let him be a part of their¬†family and share his abundance of love with them daily!

    If you are interested in meeting this happy guy, come on down to the San Diego Humane Society Gaines Campus for an introduction! Or, please feel free to call Customer Service at¬†(619) 299-7012 if you’d like some¬†more information.

    Let’s work together to get Unger a new forever home!

  • Featured Pet at San Diego Humane Society

    Posted on September 7th, 2012
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    Check out Abigail!  She is an employee pick at The San Diego Humane Society and is ready for her forever home!

    Check out the bio about Abigail and why she is so special:

    Our Director of Operations for the Central Campus, Morgan H., is happy to select Abigail as her employee pick.  She describes Abigail as adorable, sweet, and silly at times but her outgoing and friendly personality is what attracted Morgan the most, who as a cat lover herself, considers those traits to be perfect for any family who is ready to adopt her.

    Morgan says that every time she passes by, Abigail is ready to say hi and draw a smile for her. Her bright yellow eyes in her cute little black face can tell you instantly how she feels and will have you hypnotized with love.  When she plays, she tends to go for interactive games and her favorite toys are wands and anything with feathers.

    Abigail is just adorable in every way – when she plays, when she roams, and even when she sleeps. If you think Abigail would make a great addition to your family, visit our Airport Road Campus to meet her in person or call customer service at 619-299-7012.

    Would you like to adopt Abigail into your home?  Call the San Diego Humane Society at 619-299-7012.

  • Second Chance Pet Adoptions – New Clear the Air Satisfied Customer!

    Posted on May 22nd, 2012
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    Clear the Air is so happy to share another wonderful testimonial from a fully satisfied customer!  Dawn-Marie volunteers much of her time and money to ensure puppies are found their forever home!

    Check out what she had to say about Clear the Air!

    My name is Dawn-Marie Ennis and I am the puppy mom for all wee ones that come through Second Chance Pet Adoptions in Raleigh, NC.  Of course fostering the puppies means a lot of accidents, on our carpets and concrete floors.  I have just recently found your product, and am THRILLED at how well it works!  Trust me, I really have tried everything on the market!

    At first I was able to locate canisters of Clear the Air at my local pet supply stores, but I seem to have bought up every single one here in the Triangle area.  Because we are a donation based rescue, I spend my own money on cleaning supplies which gets expensive.

    I have been singing your praises and highly recommend your product to people who are adopting a puppy and also let all our foster parents know just how wonderfully it works.  The thing I love the most, that it is a dry product, and that is what intrigues most everyone I tell.  We all HATE the wet carpet feeling all other products have.  Puppies will go where they smell others have gone before them, and after 8 litters of 5 puppies or more lets just say my puppy room had a not so fresh feeling.  Which was making it very difficult for me to house train my current litter of 5 English Bull Dog mixed little boys.  And that breed is not known for having good sniffers.  It took just one 28 oz canister to demolish the stink in the wall to wall carpet.  After that, my husband and I did a different room in our home every night.  We are in love with the results!  Our house smells less like dogs and cats, and more like fresh spring air.

    So thank you, to the inventors, and everyone else involved in the making of Clear the Air!  It truly is the best thing out there for odor control.

    You can check out Second Chance Pet Adoptions website at: www.secondchancenc.org