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: 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: Sugi-chan
Born: Approx. September 1, 2015
Breed: GSD/Spitz-breed (Akita or Alaskan Husky)
Weight: 80 pounds
Medical: Sprayed with all vacs, Frontline and heartworm preventative
KIds: no toddlers
Pets: okay with cats, not small dogs
Training: obedience, leash, and trail
Social: needs socialization with other dogs
Owner: Cynthia Letts, 707.354-4388,

Sugi-chan is a big, beautiful girl with a big personality. A German Shepherd/Husky mix, she was born approximately September 2015. Sugi is a sweet, 80-pound, teenager; curious, fun-loving, with a strong urge to follow a scent. She is naturally house-broken and trained in basic obedience. Her leash training follows the spitzhund approach, using a pinch collar for corrections. Sugi loves to go hiking and carry her own pack. She’d be a good jogging partner, but long-distance running is not her strong suit. 
Sugi may need socialization: she displays aggression toward other dogs on leash, but shakes like a Chihuahua in a dog park! Nonetheless, small dogs and small children are probably not a good idea. She is also a big baby, cowering at squeaky toys!

Sugi has a mysterious past, dumped at 13 months in a farmer’s yard. She initially had to be taught how to walk up and down steps and enter doorways.  Her present owner has had her spayed and vaccinated, and has worked intensely with her in obedience, leash, and trail training. 
Sugi is slow to wake and, when disturbed, complains loudly. It's called "waking aggression" and is not dangerous--just startling. 
Given a loving, consistent, and strong hand, Sugi-chan will grow up to be a very special and devoted companion.

Sugi comes with her own gear (pack, leashes & collars, bed, and bug meds). Prospective owners should be able to prove residence and pet affordability. Sugi and her owner will expect to visit prospective owners’ homes before placement. A donation is required to the supporting adoption agency. 


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.

Name: Blossom
Breed: Mix Breed
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: Mature
This is the sweetest, most affectionate girl!  She loves people more than life itself and is good with all ages.  After proper introduction, she is a happy companion to other dogs.Blossom is a happy, responsive, eager to please companion.  She is good with kids, loves riding in the car, house-trained, up to date on vaccinations, in good health, on heart-worm preventive, spayed, micro-chipped. She is a sturdy, muscular 50 pounds of (mostly) heart and soul.Blossom is exuberant and loves being part of the action. She also loves to cuddle and snooze.
She loves leisurely walks, snooping along the way, playing in the waves at the beach, rolling in the other words, loving life.She is adoptable through the local It’s A Dog’s Life Rescue.  Adoption includes approved application, home visit, reference checks, fee.For more information about Blossom, or to get an adoption application, please email