The Sequoia Humane Society is a no-kill shelter whose mission is to be a community leader in reducing pet overpopulation by providing a high-standard of care and through programs such as adoption, spay/neuter and education.
As a no-kill shelter, many of our residents stay with us for several months, even as long as a year or more – however long it takes to find them a forever home. A shelter environment can be stressful for animals, so we work hard to provide the cats and dogs in our care with enriching activities – and of course, lots of love!
Cats live in a communal room, with ramps and perches decorating their living space and providing exercise and a vantage point from which to spy on their visitors. They even have an enclosed outdoor area in which to sun themselves.
All dogs are walked three times a day by staff, and rotated in outdoor exercise areas. Volunteers often take dogs on off-site excursions to the beach or to other places around town where they can meet potential adopters. Staff spends a little time every day teaching the dogs good manners – some of them even get to work out on a treadmill!
Our philosophy at the Sequoia Humane Society is that animals deserve our love and respect. We aim to place every pet that comes to us in a loving, forever home where they will be welcomed as a family member.