Mendocino Coast Humane Society   

Happy Tales

Pets who've found their happy homes.

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At the Adoption Center, we're always focused on the dogs waiting for their adoptive families to find them ... but for all of us, the best pay-off is when a special animal, like these, gets adopted. Here are a few of our Success Stories.

[ Contributors to this page: SS=Sabine Swallow, CT=Chuck Tourtillott, MP=Michael Potts ]

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

Bella was brought to us in December, 2015 by a Good Samaritan who found her abandoned on the beach.


As we got to know Bella's happy and energetic personality, we were confident that she would be the perfect match for that special person who we knew was bound to come along.

Since Bella is older dog, she was usually overlooked by potential adopters. so we were delighted when Bella was adopted in March.

In February, Bella took Chuck and Sherry to the After School Enrichment Program at the Community Center in Mendocino. While students were very eager to talk about their pets, learn about the Mendocino Coast Humane Society, and how to be safe and responsible with our animal friends, the highlight for these children was getting to cuddle with sweet Bella.

We were delighted when Bella was adopted in March, 2016. --CT



Whitey is a very handsome 10 year old Siamese mix who loves humans and is trying is best to get along with everyone 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. He will probably also like no other dominant male cats.


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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 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 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.


Max is a 12 year old with a lot of personality and a very good attitude. He really appreciates human attention and is a real charmer. He is laid back and has a relaxed demeanor. He is OK with children and other non-aggressive cats with proper introductions.


Max came to us as a stray and had diabetes. He is currently doing well with dietary control, on weight management and does not need insulin injections. It is possible he will relapse and require additional medical care in the future.



Kate came to us as a transfer from Bones Pet Rescue. She is 6 months old and has an amazing personality. She loves to play with other dogs, especially her buddy Rocky!

Kate is a 9 month old shepherd Rottweiler mix. She loves to play in water and get lots of love and attention. She can be a little shy at first, but will warm up to you quickly! Kate has been in our play groups with up to 15 dogs and she has done wonderful! We have not seen a dog that Kate doesn't get along with. In her new home, it's recommended that she gets daily exercise and lots of love! Kate is a very sweet girl and is willing to fill your life with joy!


Toby is an easy going old guy who is willing to be your buddy for life. He loves his chewies and will carry them around to show you his toy. He is great on a loose leash and knows "sit". Toby and his buddy Cj came to us as an owner surrender because they could no longer care for them.


Dapper Toby is a 7 year old American Bulldog who's never met a stranger he wouldn't share his tea and crumpets with. He has the droopy eyes and endearing personality of his gentle breed. Toby would love a home with his best pal, Cj. Together, they're both low maintenance and just purely adorable.



Bianca is new to us and has quite the personality. Sweet girl and easy to handle. She does respond to treat training well and will need a consistent hand. Will do great in a family with kids. Bianca is not really interested in toys, more interested in her people and playing and meeting every dog that she can.


Bebe loves to chase toys, but she is still learning how to play fetch, She warms up to new surrounding pretty quickly. She will need a strong handler because she is so curious about everything new around her. She came to us as a transfer from Clearlake Rescue. She is ready for her forever home!


Meet Bebe,2 year old pit mix, the dog who's also a butterfly, a social butterfly that is. With cute little white toes, and very expressive bright eyes! She would do best in a home with male dogs because she has expressed her dominance with other female dogs, but we encourage proper introduction if you're interested!



Buddy is a two year old black lab mix. He's handsome, smart and playful. Buddy loves walks and attention from his people. He has shown us he will be easy to train and responds well to correction.

Buddy has shown us that he is VERY selective with other dogs. A meet and greet is an absolute must if there are other dogs in the home. Other than that Buddy loves walks, tummy rubs, and is a ton of fun to be around. He would do best in a home that is very active. Buddy has a lot of energy and can play all day!


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