Healdsburg Campus

Healdsburg Campus

 

Our mission is to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are proud to be a part of the Healdsburg community.

Location: 555 Westside Rd. Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707.431.3386
Hours: 11am–5pm, Mon–Sat (closed Sundays)

With the help of our volunteers, donors, and staff, we’re here to give hope to every animal.  As a resource for the community, our Healdsburg shelter offers the following services:

  •        Cat, dog, rabbit, and small companion animal adoptions
  •        Acceptance of stray animals from the City of Healdsburg
  •        Redemption of lost animals
  •        Dog licensing
  •        Pet surrender (by appointment only)

Licensing

View schedule of fees

Stray Animals

Stray animals found within Healdsburg city limits can be brought to the shelter where they will be cared for until they are reclaimed by their owners or adopted into a new loving home. Click here to see stray animals or call 707-431-3386 (Healdsburg) or 707-542-0882 (Santa Rosa).

Dog Training Classes!

We offer rewards-based training, which guides dog behavior through a series of positive interactions and motivations. Have fun while helping your dog or puppy learn the basics of daily life or even agility and tricks. Understanding your pet’s needs is the first step in building a strong foundation for lifelong companionship and we are here to support you! View current class offerings.

Surrendering Your Pet

First, please consider finding your dog or cat another home instead of surrendering him/her to a shelter. It will be less stressful for your pet, allows you to play a part in uniting him/her with a new family, and makes additional space available for animals whose lives are immediately at risk. Please utilize our Rehoming Packet and our free Adoptions by Owner website listings. If you have exhausted all other options, you may call 707-542-0882 x267 to discuss space availability and an appointment for your pet’s evaluation. If you adopted your pet from us, you do have the option to surrender him/her; mention this in your discussion with our intake team.

HEALDSBURG FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q. What services are currently available in Healdsburg?

A. Humane Society of Sonoma County – Healdsburg offers the following services:

  • Cat, dog, rabbit, and small companion animal adoptions
  • Acceptance of stray animals found in Healdsburg
  • Redemption of lost animals
  • Dog licensing

The hours of operation are 11:00 am – 5:30pm Monday through Saturday. Animal control is available seven (7) days a week. The City of Healdsburg Police Department (HPD) steps in to handle stray animal needs after hours. Indoor stray hold areas are available to the HPD for drop off during closed hours.


Q. What do I do if I find a stray dog or cat?

A. Humane Society of Sonoma County – Healdsburg is under contract to accept all stray pets found within Healdsburg city limits.

Stray Dogs and Cats:  Humane Society of Sonoma County – Healdsburg is under contract to accept all stray dogs and cats found within Healdsburg city limits. We will house strays from outside Healdsburg city limits on Monday, when Sonoma County Animal Services is closed, and as space allows on other days. 

Notes on Stray Cats: We advise finders of stray domesticated cats to call the local shelter in their area to report the found cat. We also advise that most stray cats are typically found within one block of their home – a door-to-door “do you know this cat?” effort can help reunite the cat with its owner. We encourage finders to create a “found” flier and post it in the neighborhood.


Q. What should I do if I can no longer keep my dog or cat?

A. Consider finding your dog or cat another home instead of surrendering him/her to a shelter because it will be less stressful for your animal, allows you to play a part in uniting him/her with a new family, and makes additional space available for animals whose lives are immediately at risk in surrounding municipal shelters. Please utilize our Rehoming Packet and our free “Adoptions by Owner” website listings.

HSSC will accept owner surrendered dogs and cats by appointment as space allows. For availability and an appointment for your pet’s evaluation please call 707-542-0882 x267.


Q. What is your relationship with North Bay Animal Services?

A. Humane Society of Sonoma County – Healdsburg is under contract to provide animal care, adoption services, licensing, and field services for the City of Healdsburg. Our Healdsburg facility operates all animal care, sheltering and adoption services and has contracted with North Bay Animal Services (NBAS) to handle all licensing and field services work.


Q. Can I license my dog at your Healdsburg facility?

A. For license renewals, please visit our Healdsburg facility with proof of your dog’s most recent rabies vaccine. To apply for a new dog license or if you are in need of a replacement tag, please contact Animal Control Officer Gina Orseth at (707) 431-3386 ext. 107 or (707)364-7530, Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm.


Q. How many Healdsburg animals did you care for in 2018?

A. During 2018, Humane Society of Sonoma County – Healdsburg helped 241 pets find their forever homes.


Q. How many animals can be housed at Humane Society of Sonoma County – Healdsburg?

A. On average there will be space for six (6) dogs and seven (7) cats and two (2) rabbits at our facility. However, because we know that animal housing needs will expand and contract at different times of the year, much of the space at the center can be used with flexibility. For example, when our population of cats expands during kitten season, we will use more space for cat and kitten housing and less space for other small companion animals. The needs of animals will dictate how we use our housing space.

In addition, just as we rely on foster volunteers at our Santa Rosa campus, volunteer foster homes will greatly impact the capacity for care we have in Healdsburg.


Q. Who do I call to volunteer at Humane Society of Sonoma County – Healdsburg?

A.  Volunteers seeking to turn their love of animals into action and serve their community are always welcome to join our family of caring and committed volunteers. If you’re interested in exploring available volunteer opportunities at our Healdsburg shelter, please visit our website or contact Nina Caputo at 707-542-0882, ext. 262 for more information. Volunteer orientations are currently held at our Santa Rosa shelter. Keep an eye out for future orientations planned at the Healdsburg shelter.


Q. Where can I find information on animals available for adoption and the adoption process?

A. You can find information on animals available for adoption and our adoption process on our website. You can also call (707) 431-3386 to speak with one of our caring and knowledgeable staff members or volunteers about the adoption process.


Q. Will Humane Society of Sonoma County – Healdsburg offer emergency or regular veterinary medical care?

A. The Healdsburg shelter will provide supportive veterinary care for our shelter pets only. This means treating for routine medical issues that do not require surgery or emergency care. Animals with severe/complex medical conditions will be transported to our Santa Rosa shelter for care. We do not provide public veterinary support, and we encourage pet owners to develop a relationship with a local veterinarian for the lifetime care of their pet(s).


Q. Does the Healdsburg shelter need donations to help care for Healdsburg animals?

A. Yes.  Both the Santa Rosa and Healdsburg shelters are nonprofit facilities and are thus privately funded. Donor support is critical to fulfilling our mission of ensuring that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We receive no financial support from national organizations like HSUS or the ASPCA, so we rely on our local donors to help us find forever homes for all of the animals in our care. Donor support benefits the local community by improving the lives of shelter animals and making healthy pets available for companionship, and improving the quality of life for pet owners within the community. Please consider becoming a supporting member, joining us at one of our fundraising events, or using our fundraising toolkit to host your own event to benefit our Healdsburg shelter.

We also accept car donations and in-kind donations of goods and services. Learn more about our donation programs by contacting our Director of Development, Priscilla Locke, at (707)-577-1911.

Please be a part of our lifesaving work with a donation TODAY.  We depend on your support to grow and sustain our services! Your contribution provides essential medical services, safe shelter and second chances!  View the numerous ways you can give; in the dropdown menu, be sure to specify Healdsburg Shelter.

For more information on additional ways to give, please contact Director of Development, Priscilla Locke, at 707-577-1911 or plocke@humanesocietysoco.org