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: Shelby                
Breed: All American
Gender: Female 
Age: 14 years 
Contact: 707-442-2558 
: Shelby’s owner is very ill and she can no longer care for her.  Shelby is in DESPERATE NEED of a home to spend the rest of her days. 
General temperament
Shelby is friendly, and loves people. She is pretty active for her age. Shelby is a great watch dog and will let you know if someone is there. She is a sweetie pie and has been faithful and loyal for all her years. Due to Shelby's age she does have stiffness in her back legs.  


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.

Name: Lily
Breed: Pitbull mix
Gender: Female
Age: Jan. 20th 2016
Weight: 76 lbs
Characteristics: . She is young, loving and smart with lots of energy, and sometimes doesn't know how to control all of it. She know basic commands such as: sit, stay, lay down, go, come, load up, heel. 
She needs a home with lots of space for her to run and someone who has time to give her love and attention. We are going through schedule changes in the home and don't have time for her that she needs anymore. 
She has been socialized and is great around other dogs and children as well. 

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. 

Name: Beefcake
Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 1 year
 Beefcake is a super cute goofball of a dog who is currently being fostered through It's a Dogs Life Rescue. This awesome dog has been in foster care for a few months now and we just don't understand why! Beefcake is kennel trained, house broken, knows his basic commands, LOVES to play with toys, rides excellent in the car and truck, and is super duper people and child friendly! He actually hangs out with quite a few young children and he's wonderful with them.
We must remind people that though he looks mature, he IS an overgrown puppy, so sometimes he does jump up to say "HI!!!!" (which can be intimidating) but he has zero human aggression. He is NOT guard dog material and will not be considered as such.He wants to be an indoor dog who is part of the family!
Beefcake seems to do well with cats and chickens with a good, long introduction. He does have a prey drive, but he respects the person at the other end of the leash, so training with a dedicated owner would be a breeze. Beefcake can be dominant with other dogs if they are gruff with him, but we think he'd prefer puppies, females or submissive males to be his buddies. But honestly, Beefcake craves human affection so much that we would rather just place him in a home without other dogs at this time. 
 Do you want a loyal, big teddy bear to cuddle up with and keep you company? Beefcake would be the ideal dog for you! Please contact Beefcake's foster mom to arrange a meet and greet! A home visit, adoption application and fee does apply. 

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.

Name: Heidi
Gender: Female
Age: 11 years old
Contact: Mary 707-502-6987
Characteristics:Heidi loves playing ball, sleeping, chewing toys.  Heidi loves to go outdoors and play she loves the dog park and enjoys other animals. Heidi would prefer a female home only. 

Name: Betsy
Breed:English Bulldog 
Characteristics:tan and white
General temperament:  Betsy is a very sweet girl.  She gets along with other animals and has been around older children ranging form 6 to 9 years old.  

Breed:: Catahoula Mix 
Gender: : Male
Age: 4 years
Contact:Tiffany Knox,; 707-502-6470  
Characteristics: His name is Johnny Cash
General temperament: Very well trained and obedient but does have some unpredictable behaviors when not exercised properly, he is not good with strangers and needs to be monitored when out in public. Great off leash, very responsive to commands. I’ve just had some problems for example when I run into a store and leave him outside, that can’t happen. He would be happiest living on some property where it’s his job to guard the house and have freedom to run around. He would be a GREAT working dog because he loves to learn new tricks, jobs/tasks, very treat motivated so makes training easy.

Breed: Long haired tabby
Gender: male
Age: 6 Months
Contact: Samantha Williams
Characteristics: Orange long haired tabby with amber eyes.
General temperament: Herbie is a sweet boy although a little shy at first.

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: Windy
Breed: Border Collie mix
Gender: Spayed  Female
Age: 2
Contact: 707-616-4846
Windy is great with children and ok with cats.

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.