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.
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.