Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
During their stay at the shelter, animals are socialized through volunteer programs to make them more adoptable, as well as happier and more content while they await a new, permanent home. No animal of any age is allowed to leave the shelter without first being spayed or neutered, as well as vaccinated, tested for certain diseases, and other treatments deemed necessary to get them ready for their new homes.
HSIMC is not affiliated with the national chapter of the Humane Society, nor do we receive any funding from that organization. If you can, we encourage you to donate.
The Humane Society is located on 10 beautiful acres of riverfront property in Redwood Valley. We encourage visitors, so feel free to say hello.
Our shelter is open Tuesday - Friday from 1 - 5pm and Saturday & Sunday 11 - 3pm. Please feel free to visit us to meet our available animals in person.
Once you have found a pet we all agree is a good match, you can take the animal on a “Home Visit.” This is designed to be a no-pressure trial period, and typically lasts seven to ten days. If at the end of the visit you feel the situation is not working out, we encourage you to bring the animal back. If the visit was a success, we can complete the formal adoption process.
Our shelter’s primary goals in placing an animal are to ensure that 1) the animal be in its new home for the rest of its life, and 2) the animal's life will be filled with love, attention and proper care.
After the home visit, the fees are paid and the adoption papers are officially processed.
Dog Adoptions $150
Dog adoptions include the animal being already spayed or neutered, heart worm tested, vaccinated, de-wormed and de-flead. Also, you receive a free well pet exam with the vet of your choice (in this area).
Cat Adoptions $75
Cat adoptions include the animal being already spayed or neutered, feline leukemia tested, vaccinated, de-wormed and de-flead. Also, you receive a free well pet exam with the vet of your choice (in this area).
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.