Adopt A Pet San Diego

Adopt A Pet San Diego

Adopt a pet in San Diego: Rescue dogs and cats up for adoption are featured in partnership with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society animal shelter.Full Bio


Energetic Hound-Mix Puppy Up For Adoption

This sweet, 4-month old hound-mix has energy to spare and just needs a new home with people who want to interact with him.

Muckluck McGee is a 37-pound, male, Hound-mix puppy who is up for adoption at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. His family surrendered him to a shelter in Imperial Valley because Muckluck McGee was “more dog than they wanted.” Learn more about Muckluck here.

He’s a puppy! He needs human family members with him most of the time…to begin with. He’s a bit jumpy and needs to be trained to keep all 4 paws on the floor.

Adoptions By Appointment:

  • Download your adoption survey at
  • Complete your survey then E-mail it to
  • Counselors review all applications.
  • Adoption interviews are done over the phone.

Adoption fees:

  • $195 for puppies under 6 months, plus a $50, refundable, training deposit for puppies.
  • $145 for adult dogs.
  • $75 for dogs more than 7 years old.

Adoption fee Includes medical exam, spay or neuter, up to date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if the dog’s new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society’s Department of Animal Services.

If this isn’t the right time to adopt, become a Virtual Foster by sponsoring a pet until it is adopted. For more information call 760-753-6413 or log on to

Brought to you by Nick Adamo’s Farmer’s Insurance. Don’t forget to ask Nick about his Pet friendly policies for homes and auto and Pet Insurance to protect your precious animals.

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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