Active, Playful Cat Up for Adoption In San Diego

Meet Gus, a 4-year-old, 13-pound, male, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Black and White coat that is up for adoption at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Gus was surrendered to Rancho Coastal Humane Society when his owner could no longer care for him. He was adopted then returned. His adopter said that Gus has a “rough and tumble” play style. Their other cat didn’t understand that Gus was playing. So, Gus was returned.

Gus has lived with another cat and also a dog. He’s ready to play whenever you are. Learn more about Gus, HERE.

The $100 adoption fee for Gus includes medical exam neuter, up to date vaccinations, and registered microchip. For information about adoption or to become a Virtual Foster visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to

Open 11 to 4 Friday through Monday, and Wednesday and Thursday by appointment.

Now through Sunday, May 15th your Rancho Coastal Humane Society is joining paws with more than 275 other animal shelters across the county for Bissell Pet Foundation’s annual “Empty the Shelters.”

Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society is lowering the adoption fees for adult dogs, cats, and rabbits to only $25.

For more information about Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” and to see pets available for adoption visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, log on to, or call 760-753-6413.

Open 11 to 4 Friday through Monday, and Wednesday and Thursday by appointment.

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Each week our PAWS program introduces you to a lovable animal who needs a new home. PAWS is sponsored by Nick Adamo's Farmers insurance Agency. Nick Adamo is a huge dog lover and animal advocate. For the past 10 years, he has supported local humane society’s efforts in helping get animals adopted through Pet of the Week programs. Additionally, he has hosted and participated in many fundraising events including Paws in the Park, Dogs Golf Tournament that matches military veterans with service dogs and more. He started partnering with Rancho Coastal Humane Society 7 years ago because RCHS’ main goal is to encourage the adoption of animals into permanent, loving homes. RCHS’ adoption process is tailored to find the best match between people and pets and also promote humane ideals through education and community outreach pets and people.

If you have adopted a pet during COVID and are heading back to work, Rancho Coastal Humane Society has some helpful tips.

  • Help your pet adjust to your changing schedule. Begin by leaving your pet alone in a “Retreat Area” for a few minutes. Turn on some music or the TV. Every time you do this, increase your pet’s time alone.
  • Particularly with a new pet who you’ve never left alone before, watch for Separation Distress including destructive behaviors. Give them something to do, like a toy or a treat puzzle.
  • Older pets who have adjusted to your stay-at-home schedule might be more “needy.” Be patient. Give them lots of reassurance that everything is going to be okay.
  • If your dog has gotten used to 8 or 10 walks per day because you had nothing else to do, start cutting back. You can go for a walk without your pet. You still get your exercise, but it helps the pet adjust to the fact that things are changing.

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