Sequoia Humane Society

A No-Kill Shelter Saving Lives Everyday

Private Adoptions

The Sequoia Humane Society (SHS) aims to help find permanent, loving homes for all adoptable animals.  Due to space limitations, we cannot admit every animal looking for a new home into our shelter.  We have therefore reserved a space on our website to help pet owners distribute information about animals they need to rehome.  All cats and dogs posted for private adoption must be spayed/neutered.  In order to post a private adoption, we need a statement granting SHS permission to post your contact information on our website and Facebook.  We also suggest that you sign up for the Friends for Life Animal Rescue "Matchmaker" program, and post fliers in vet offices, pet stores and around your neighborhood.
If you are looking to rehome a pet, please send an email to shelter@sequoiahumane.orgincluding:

General temperament (e.g. good with other animals (dogs, cats) &/or people/kids, house/litter-trained, other personal habits):  
General temperament (e.g. good with other animals (dogs, cats) &/or people/kids, house/litter-trained, other personal habits): 
Please attach a photo of your pet to the e-mail, in JPG format. Your listing will be posted for 90 days (please notify as soon as the animal is adopted).
Disclaimer: The Sequoia Humane Society does not guarantee the health or temperament of any private adoption animal listed on its website. Private adoption agreements are between the animal's original guardian and the individual looking to adopt the animal. All parties using this website agree to release SHS from any responsibility related to the private adoption process. 
The following animals are currently available for private adopton:

Name: Mia
Breed: Pomeranian & Chihuahua mix
Age: 2 years
General Charectaeristics:  Mia is a very affectionate little girl. I am looking for a home where Mia can have the time and attention she deserves due to the fact that my wife an I work long hours.  Mia loves to play but does have some food and toy aggression.  I think if she can find a home that has the time to train her and spend the much needed time she deserves, she will come out of that.  Mia really loves all people and has been great around children.  If you are interested in setting up a meet and greet please contact the number given below.
Contact: Rodney 407-8394

Red: 2 years old
Blue: 3 years old
These are my dogs Red and Blue. Blue is the white one and Red is obviously the red one. I've had blue since she was three months old and I've had Red since he was six weeks old. These two have traveled all the way from Las Vegas with me and we've had such good times together. They both enjoy long hikes and love love going to the beach. They are both sweet and friendly. Both are great with children and enjoy being cuddled and playing fetch. It saddens me to have to put them up for adoption but I am unable to bring them with me. I want them to have a nice backyard to play in and a great family who will love them both and take good care of them. If you think that you have room in your heart to take care of them and love them as much as I have please feel free to contact me.
Jessica Uribe  702-913-4314

When I first met Meer about ten years ago, he was wild and looked to be in good health, but not very social at all. Then after a couple of years I noticed he looked very thin, and was pretty beat up by other strays. I started feeding him, put flea meds on him, and gave him deworming meds in his warm milk. His health improved, and I helped him chase the other cats out of his space... (Lol... You should have seen that!) 
I won his trust slowly, but I could not let him in my cottage because I have a male indoor cat, although I did try. I let him sleep in the rafters of the garage so he could stay dry and safe... He is social with me because I feed him, and he enjoys time in the garden together, at night he will hang out by the open front door so he can hear the activity in the house. 
I am a senior lady, and I have to move... There is no one on this property that would/could care for him, when he needs care the most. I cannot take him with me... It is in the city, and I don't think he would survive for more than a few weeks there...I still can't bring him in the house, and there would be no place for me to give him a safe warm place to sleep. he has been used to country life with lots of places to roam. 
I am heartsick about what to do for Meer... He has been socialized enough to need your care, if he had an indoors home he could be socialized even more... He would not be good around young kids. 
If you have room for Meer in your heart and in your home/or on your property please call me. 840-9228

Name: Floki
This handsome kitty is Floki, he is a cat of many talents. He is litterbox trained, loves to hangout with his dog and human friends and Floki can also PLAY FETCH! He loves to cuddle at night and have lots of play time during the day. Balls, feathers and strings are some of his favorite toys but his altime favorite is his little fabric ball. He enjoys being outdoors, playing in the grass and jumping after bugs, he never ventures out of the yard. He will wear a harness and walk around with it. Floki also lets you trim his nails while he is sleeping. Floki loves to talk (meow) with you. He has also been on several 6+ hour road trips and sleeps the whole time.

Name:  Sushi
Breed: Short Hair 
Gender: Female
Age: 7 years 
Contact: Richard Rivers 707-496-7131
Characteristics:  Sushi is a sweet cat.  She really enjoys playing and sleeping, she can hold her own when it comes to dogs and gets along well with other cats.  Sushi is just a lover all around and in need of a forever home.  

Name: Dakota (Kota)
Breed: Shepherd
Gender: F
Age: 1 year 
Contact: Sarah Hall 502-9797
Characteristics: Dakota is very loving, outgoing, very exuberant puppy energy. Dakota doesn’t realize how big she is, with that said she needs to go to a home without any small children.  She is spayed and up to date on all her vaccines.  Dakota is also microchipped. 
General temperament:  Dakota is great with children who can handle her size.  Dakota is crate trained and house trained.

Good with other dogs, no experience with him around other animals, super patient with children, barks at strangers but never aggressive towards people, house trained, UTD on all vaccinations 
Breed:  Lab/boxer/Mcnab
Gender: Male (Neutered)
Age: 1.5 years (dob 10/31/2015)
Contact: Kiana 530-338-8582
Characteristics: He is pretty well-behaved but barks at approaching strangers. He loves to cuddle and to play tug-of-war and fetch. He just wants to be next to you all the time, he's a lover! And he is my 3-year old daughter's best friend. He rides in the car like a champ. He LOVES baths. He needs a home that isn't on a busy street corner, he needs more regular exercise,  less people passing by, and someone who has lots of affection to give. 

Breed: Border Collie/Kelpie mix
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: 1 year old
Kya is a beautiful, energetic, teenage, herding dog! She is available through Buddy and Angel's Animal Rescue and is currently being fostered. She was surrendered to the rescue by her owner who was unable to keep her any longer. She is loving and enjoys playing with dog friends! She knows all of her basic commands (and some fancy tricks), is house broken, as well as crate trained. Kya loves to give kisses and to cuddle with her foster family. She has done really well around chickens, other dogs and young children. Did we mention she has great recall, loves the water and also rides awesome in the car?!

If you want an active dog to add to your active life style, Kya is the dog for you! She could possibly even be a good agility companion or ranch dog with some training. If you would like to meet Kya, please contact her foster parent today to arrange a meet and greet! An adoption application, home visit, and small adoption fee does apply. 

Name: Big Bill Broonzy
Breed: Queensland Heeler mix
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: about 2 years
Broonzy is a 2yr old, 60lb, Heeler mix. 
He is sweet, affectionate, and loyal. Like most heelers, Broonzy is a one person dog. He lives for his person and only has eyes for them! He would be an incredible companion for a single person who is seeking a best friend to take everywhere with them. Broonzy is excellent with other dogs, regardless of their temperament. He is respectful of cats, and he has even lived with free range ducks and chickens. He walks fairly well on leash, is potty trained, and knows "sit", "down", and "stay". Once he is bonded to you, he is excellent off leash and only leaves your side when playing with familiar dogs.
Broonzy did not have the best start to life. He spent his first two years of life in an outdoor kennel with two other dogs. He had little to no socialization. Because of his upbringing, Broonzy is quite unsure about new people. He has been put in some tough situations and has never shown aggression. However, he is still shy when approached by strangers. If "his person" is close by to tell him it is okay, he is comfortable being pet (and secretly LOVES it), but it does take some coaxing. Though he is shy, he does great in all situations he is put into as long as he has his favorite person within sight. He has been to many places that are packed with people, live music, dogs everywhere. As long as he is with his person, he is happy.
Since the first two years of his life were not filled with much love, he is really enjoying soaking up all the positive attention he gets in his foster home. His biggest struggle is some separation anxiety. He has made DRASTIC improvements, but does still need someone who is willing to work on this issue.
His ideal home would be a person or couple (without kids - too frightening), where someone is home often or can take him with them to work with them. He needs someone who is comfortable setting boundaries, but also enjoys an affectionate dog. Broonzy is happy to lounge around the house, but exercise significantly helps his anxiety. The more exercise he gets, the happier he is. So an active person would be a plus.
Broonzy is neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, and up to date on vaccines/heartworm prevention/flea prevention.
If you are interested in Broonzy, e-mail me and tell me a little about yourself and why you think you and Broonzy would be the right fit for each other.

Breed: Austrailian Shepherd 
Gender: Male and Female siblings
Age: 11 years old
Contact: Louise @ 760-822-1346  Ed @760-822-1636 
Characteristics: Sadie is a 'people pleaser' and is very intelligent.  She loves to take walks, play fetch with a tennis ball, loves to go down to the river to play in the water & play fetch with sticks, she's a great protector & is a great mouse & rat hunter!  
Buddy is everyone's friend! He's so sweet, very mellow, loves to be petted. He's a great companion who will be your best friend! 

Name: Isis
Breed: Miniature Australian Shepard
Gender: Female
Age:11 years old
She is about 26 lbs. She has a lovely temperament and gets along with other dogs, cats and children. She has a benign tumor on her back end. After extensive blood work and biopsy my veterinarian discovered that it was not a carcinoma. Other than being unsightly to an unloving eye, it doesn't give her any trouble. Isis also has developed an enlarged heart.She doesn't cough and does not require medication. She can no longer exercise as she once did as it causes her to be fatigued. She just likes to lay down, eat carrots and be a good listener. My situation is complicated and personal, but I am nearing desperation to find her a safe, warm place to retire. Please help if you can. I have been trying to adopt her our privatly for two moths and my time is running out.