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San Diego Humane Society - San Diego Campus

5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA, 92110

Shelter Information

Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals and for owned animals through public training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, providing adult and youth education programs, sharing animals through Pet-Assisted Therapy and rescuing animals in emergency situations. A private nonprofit organization that receives no government grant funding, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from its retail outlets and some fees for service. Our Vision: To Inspire and Engage the Community to End Animal Suffering. Our Mission: To promote the humane treatment of animals, to prevent cruelty to animals, and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond.

Areas Served

San Diego County with shelter locations in San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside.

Adoption Instructions

All adoption fees collected assist in the daily care and on-going needs of each animal admitted to the SDHS. Adoption gift certificates are also available for purchase. ~Adoption Superstars - $25.00 regardless age for dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens ~Senior Dogs and Cats (over seven years old) - $25.00 ~Dogs seven months to seven years – $95.00 ~Cats seven months to seven years – $65.00 ~Puppies six months and younger - $195.00 ~Kittens six months and younger - $125.00 ~Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Large birds, & Reptiles - $25.00 ~Small birds (canaries, parakeets, finches), rodents (mice, rats, hamsters) - $5.00 ~Livestock – fees vary based on species ~Senior Adoption Program – Adoption Fee is waived (Adopter must be 55 years or older to utilize this program) ~Buddy Pricing: The Adoption fee is waived for the second “buddy” animal. (Adoption of a buddy must occur at same time or within one year of the first adoption) ~Military Pricing: For active members of the military, there is a 25% discount with proof of active duty. The SDHS reserves the right to hold special animal adoption promotions wherein prices may be reduced or waived altogether. These promotional campaigns will be advertised to the general public and honored during the promotional dates only. Following special adoption campaigns, adoption pricing will revert to original pricing until further notice.

Pets in this Shelter

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Abrahamster Lincoln

#725425 Age: 6 months How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by the previous owner on March 28, 2021. At SDHS:They have received... show more

#725425 Age: 6 months How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by the previous owner on March 28, 2021. At SDHS:They have received great care and are now ready for their new home! Interested in adopting?: This animal's adoption counselor is committed to helping them find a home. To begin the adoption process, please reach out to the counselor directly at: nbrhymes@sdhumane.orgWhy this pet is the one for you:This adorable little roly-poly hamster is looking for a home of his/her own! Hamsters are burrowers! They love to have a large habitat with deep layers of bedding that they can burrow into! In the wild, hamsters dig burrows up to three feet deep! This hamster dreams of having a space large enough to have a separate burrow for all of his favorite activities (sleeping, eating, and pooping)! He may be small, but this hammy has a lot of energy! Hamsters will thrive in a home where they have various outlets for their energy. It's important to them that they have plenty of space in their habitat to run around, as well as a large wheel to run on, and plenty of safe playtime outside of his habitat with their human. A great way to give your hammy a spacious, but inexpensive habitat is to build a DIY hamster bin cage (google it!). This little sweetie is an intelligent creature who likes to keep his/her mind sharp. This hammy would love a human who can make him/her plenty of toys, and daily enrichment to keep him/her entertained! If you'd love to give this hammy home of his/her dreams then click on "Adopt Me" to learn more about this little cutie today! Primary Color: Brown Secondary Color: White Age: 0yrs 6mths 2wks show less

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Blaire

Domestic Short Hair

#[716180]Age: 12 Years 2 Weeks (approx) Weight: 10lbs. 0.16oz. How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on... show more

#[716180]Age: 12 Years 2 Weeks (approx) Weight: 10lbs. 0.16oz. How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on February 2, 2021. At SDHS:This pet has been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered. This pet is now ready for their new home! Why this pet is the one for you:Blaire is a wonderful, energetic older lady. She is looking for a loving home to live out the rest of her years. Blaire loves roaming around, playing with toys, and watching out the windows. She grew up having access to the outdoors, but due to her age, it would be safer for her to be kept indoors. She might enjoy short, supervised leash excursions in a fenced yard, or maybe even her own screened in cat patio! Blaire has some medical needs including Hyperthyroidism that will require upkeep. Adopting a senior cat does come with some extra responsibilities. Senior kitties like stability, calm, and they want to do things on their own terms. Senior cats also tend to be milder than younger cats, providing steady companionship, without the constant need for supervision. Blaire would love to bring some joy into your home! She will make sure no lap is cold and no face is without a smile. Her gorgeous coat, curious demeanor, and precious personality would make a great addition to a quiet, loving home. If you're interested in hearing more, click Blaire's "Adopt Me" button and schedule a phone appointment with an adoption counselor! Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: White Weight: 10.3 Age: 12yrs 2mths 1wks show less

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Brown

#721162 Age: Adult Weight: 36 grams How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by a Field Services Officer 3/3/2021. At SDHS:They ha... show more

#721162 Age: Adult Weight: 36 grams How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by a Field Services Officer 3/3/2021. At SDHS:They have received great care and are now ready for their new home! Interested in adopting?: This animal's adoption counselor is committed to helping them find a home. To begin the adoption process, please reach out to the counselor directly at: nbrhymes@sdhumane.orgWhy this pet is the one for you:Brown is an adorable little roly-poly hamster looking for a home of his own! Hamsters are burrowers! He would love to have a large habitat with deep layers of bedding that he can burrow into! In the wild hamsters dig burrows up to three feet deep! Brown dreams of having a space large enough to have a separate burrow for all of his favorite activities (sleeping, eating, and pooping)! He may be small, but Brown has a lot of energy! He will thrive in a home where he has various outlets for his energy. It's important to him that he has plenty of space in his habitat to run around, as well as a large wheel to run on, and plenty of safe playtime outside of his habitat with his human. A great way to give your hammy a spacious, but inexpensive habitat is to build a DIY hamster bin cage (google it!). Brown is an intelligent creature who likes to keep his mind sharp. He would love a human who can make him plenty of toys, and daily enrichment to keep him entertained! If you'd love to give Brown the hammy home of his dreams then click on "Adopt Me" to learn more about this little cutie today! Primary Color: Grey show less

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Brownie

#727488 Age: AdultWeight: Unknown How this pet arrived:This pet was brought in by their previous owner Interested in adopting?: This ani... show more

#727488 Age: AdultWeight: Unknown How this pet arrived:This pet was brought in by their previous owner Interested in adopting?: This animal's adoption counselor is committed to helping them find a home. To begin the adoption process, please reach out to the counselor directly at: sdcadoptions@sdhumane.orgWhy this pet is the one for you: Meet Brownie! He is looking for a rat-savvy human who will spend lots of time gaining his trust. Rats are social creatures, who need to be kept in pairs or groups to thrive. Luckily, Brownie arrived at SDHS with his best friend Lil P 727489! These boys are a bonded pair who will need to be adopted together. Rats need to have a nice spacious enclosure (at least 4 cubic sq feet for two boys but more is better!) filled with toys, hammocks, and hiding holes. Get creative! There is a wonderful DIY community for rat enrichment. At meal times, you can provide them with their rat pellets, safe fruits, and veggies! Monitor their intake of sweet/fatty foods so they can stay fit, healthy and happy. They'd love to get out of the enclosure to get a good stretch! Just be sure to put up all the cords and other chewable items, as well as blocking off any potential hiding spots that you can't reach. You can set them up with different toys and mazes and watch them break a mental sweat! Rats are extremely intelligent and love to work out puzzles in exchange for tasty snacks. Doesn't that sound like the perfect way to spend the day? Click on "Adopt Me" to get started! Primary Color: Brown show less