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 [email protected], including:
General Temperament:
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 adoption:

Name: Nala
Breed: DLH
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: 6 Years
Contact: Britney 951-514-7680 or 707.633.8567
General Temperament: Nala is a sweet black and white domestic long hair. She's about 6 years old. She can be a bit stand offish or shy but once she warms up, she is loving and bursting with energy. She loves chasing long string-like toys and pretty much anything she can play soccer with across the room. She loves running suddenly and doing parkour where she can. She also likes to curl up in your lap once she eyes that you've been sitting a while. She's a lot of fun and would most like to live in a bigger home.

Name: Kit Kat
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: 4 years old
Contact: Alicia (Cia) 707-599-5344
General Temperament: Kit Kat is about 4 years old and full of love. She is spayed. She enjoys sitting with you and getting all your love and attention and giving it right back. Don’t be surprised if she kisses you right on the lips after a while lol. She still likes to play with any small toy, but the big fancy ones tend to make her shy away. She is currently an inside cat, as she has gotten hurt when I had her inside/outside.
She would do best in a home with adult(s) or older children, and as the only pet. I would not suggest a home with small children or anyone planning to have a baby. She wouldn’t hurt them, but she wants to be the only baby lol.


Name: Spot
Breed: Jack Russell Mix
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 7 years old
Contact: Celia 707-499-0736
General Temperament: Spot is in need of a fur-ever home! This seven year old rescue, a Jack Russell-mix is a friendly tail-wagging boy who loves to interact with kids, adults, cats and dogs! Spot is neutered and up to date on all his shots ! Please call Celia if interested in a meet and greet with this beloved pet!

Name: Spock
Breed: Malamute/Husky/Lab
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 4 Years
Contact: (530) 927-8395
General Temperament: This is "Spock." He is a very sweet dog, friendly with kids, friendly with other dogs, takes treats in a gentle manner, good on leash and walks. He is a 4 year old, neutered, Malamute-Husky-Lab mix. We have never been able to give him the time and energy he needs. His energy is very high because of the breeds that are mixed, we are unable to spend the time he needs with training and getting his energy out. He needs a home with a secure yard, daily walks (or a large piece of property) are absolutely necessary. We are raising special needs children and our focus is there. "Spock" needs a better home than we can provide for him. We really don't want to have to surrender him to a shelter, which would break our heart and his. We're hoping there's a family out there looking for a great dog with lots of energy and lots of love.
**Please no judgment. We've had him since 6 weeks of age and this is a VERY difficult decision. We have given every bit of time and patience we could afford to this dog. Free to a good home only.
If you're interested in meeting him, please text (530)927-8395


Name: Bubba(previously Denbo as his papers will show)
Breed: Shepherd Mix
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 2 years
Contact: Ariel (775)-224-7475
General Temperament: Bubba is gentle, but very energetic. He doesn’t bite except for play nibbles. He loves to run and therefore needs a nice big yard to run around in. Rarely ever barks. He doesn’t have any health conditions that we know of since adopting him from the Humane Society. It is unknown how well he does with babies and small children. He does well with other dogs and often wants to play. He doesn’t potty in the house, he usually self regulates as far as his food goes. He does however get bored when he isn’t allowed enough time or space to get his energy out. When passing strangers on walks he likes to greet them and sniff, never bites or barks. Doesn’t bark at other dogs but will pull to go see or sniff them. The reason I am looking to rehome him is because he needs a large yard to play in, as well as possibly another dog to be in company of and I cannot give him that at this time. I would like to find a home for him that suits his need to run and play.

Name: Benji
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 2 Years
Contact: Oliver 707-616-1323
General Temperament: Benji is a sweet, energetic dog that thinks he’s still a puppy. He loves his ball and squeaky toys, he has a blanket that he chews and still kind of nurses on as a comfort. He loves being around people all the time, and has slight separation problems. Gets along with cats and animals fine, but does guard his things from the other animals. He is not aggressive with them and does not bite or mouth the cat. He hasn’t been around kids so we’re unsure about his temperament around them. He doesn’t like the bottom of his legs, his paws and his tail touched and played with and definitely does not like water, most likely from previous owners before us. We have to rehome Benji because with both of our busy schedules, we don’t have time to continue caring for him and we are also living in a small apartment with no yard. It’s unfair to Benji to keep him in a place where he can’t play and roam freely.

Name: Ellie
Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: Approx 2.5 years
Contact: Cindy 707-502-2039 please leave a message
General Temperament: Ellie is shy at first but throw a ball for her and she's ready for an endless game of fetch. Loves to run and would make a good running partner. She has excellent recall, can sit, stay (sometimes), wait, & raise her paw for a treat. Very smart and easy to train. Except for jumping….working on it though. Indoors she loves to fetch her toys. She knows over ten of them by name. She doesn't chew up her toys. She loves her cats and never touches their toys. They never seem fearful of her. Ellie whines and seems eager to play with some dogs, but snaps at others when she's being sniffed, sometimes pees when approached by other dogs, or ignores them. Go figure. Ellie eagerly jumps in the car for a ride but is very nervous traveling, pants and licks the windows. She loves to go on walks. We use a prong collar on leash. After the initial excitement, she is great on leash. She has excellent behavior inside a store. Terrified at the vet's office. Great watchdog. She barks at unknown people on our property, but give them a treat for her, then she's happy. Ellie has separation anxiety and would do well in a home full of activity, with someone nearby. She needs room to run. She is currently taking fluoxetine (Prozac) for anxiety. $42.60/mo. Ellie is 2.5yrs, 65lbs, spayed and up to date on all immunizations. Do NOT crate her. She is a wonderful dog and we don’t want to see her go but she needs a different living situation.

Name: Dario
Breed: Shepard mix
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 9 months old
Contact: Miranda 415-297-1473
General Temperament: Dario is a puppy still. He is sweet, goofy, very smart, gets along with other dogs and all people, high energy. Would recommend no kids < 10 years old or cats/small animals. He is 51 lb and full of energy. Haven’t tested him with a cat but he does seem to have a strong prey drive. He is fully vetted, fixed, vaccinated and ready for a new home.

Name: Smokey
Breed: Lab Mix
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 6 yrs
Contact: Linda 707-496-9019
General Temperament: Smokey is crate trained and knows it as his "cubby." He is house trained, good with kids and also good with cats.

Name: Lulu
Breed: Anatolian Shepherd/ Husky Mix
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: DOB 4/2019
Contact: (707)616-5860
General Temperament: She’s an amazing girl! I’m sad to have to let her go. I can no longer keep her in my apartment though. She needs to live somewhere with a fenced yard so she can run and play. She has always gotten along well with other dogs. And she ignores cats.
She walks well when walking with a harness. Knows several commands. She loves to run. She is fixed and UTD on shots. She is crate trained. Potty trained. Is fine on car rides.
She has never been around young children, so I’m not sure how she’ll do with them. She currently weighs approximately 85 lbs. and she is still growing. I will be asking a rehoming fee to ensure she is going to a good home.


Name: Unknown but we call him Rufus. He does not respond to the name Rufus
Breed: Pitbull
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: Vet thinks 1 year
Contact: Jessyca 707-496-3793
General Temperament: This handsome, playful, goofy pup with lots of energy and love is looking for his forever family!
This stray, intact pitbull showed up at my home one dark and cold night with a chewed leash makeshift into a collar with duct tape. He looked well cared for and loved so we were sure to find his family! We took him in while we searched for his owners. We exhausted all efforts but unfortunately his family did not come forward. The Humboldt County Animal Shelter assumes he was a homeless dog from his appearance. So we are now looking for a family to love and care for him as he deserves. He is a sweet guy but he requires more attention than we can give him at this time.
We got him neutered and all his vaccines are up to date. We have two dogs of our own that unfortunately do not get along with him. He likes to hump and nip at ankles but he is a pup so hopefully now that he is neutered this will calm over time. He is not aggressive but he is overly playful and likes to jump. He seems to be okay with cats but has not been alone with them. We would not recommend him for small children.
If you are looking for a playful pup to welcome into your family, he’s your man!


Name: Lady
Breed: German Shepherd
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: 6 Years
Contact: Jen 707-599-2298
General Temperament: General Temperament: Lady is super sweet and enjoys laying her head in your lap. She has done well with kids of all ages and is currently staying in a home with 3 other dogs. She loves to go for walks, but is still learning about the leash. Please contact Jen with any questions you may have about Lady.

Name: Waylon
Breed: Mixed
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: Born April 19th or 21, 2019
Contact: 707-601-8431
General Temperament: Likes to be in the same area with humans or another dog at all times - though he doesn't necessarily want attention (when he does want attention, it's the cutest thing ever). Loves toys more than anything and carries them around everywhere. Loves to play, and loves walks and playing fetch. He can be a little nervous at times, but he will let you know when he's uncomfortable - he's not shy about using his voice.

Name: Bunny
Breed: DSH
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: 5 Years
Contact: Denise 707-442-5999
General Temperament: Bunny lived in a quiet home with her guardians until they passed away. So when she lost her guardians she found herself without a home alone and frightened.. She loves cuddle with her caregiver or sit on top of her cat tree and look out the window. She is very mellow and likes to observe anything and everything. She would like to settle into a mellow home where she is wanted and loved. She will keep a watchful eye on her new guardians.

Name: Mango
Breed: DSH
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 5/21/10
Contact: Lez 707-443-5879
General Temperament: Mango is a very sweet cat who would do best in a single cat home. Mango is Polydactyl