My name is Sophie (Courtesy Post)!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Encinitas, California - Sophie (Courtesy Post)
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I'm being cared for by:
Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Facts about Sophie (Courtesy Post)

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Chihuahua; Female; 3 years; 13 pounds

I found Sophie in September, 2015 on a street in San Antonio del Mar, Baja, where I live. Nobody knew to whom she belonged, and she clearly had been homeless for awhile, so, I took her in. I took her straight to the vet where she was wormed, and later vaccinated and spayed. She was very timid and shy at first but always friendly. Sophie is still timid but much more confident. The vet says she is very healthy and maybe 3 years old. She is so adorable, I wish I could keep her, but my 11 year old mini poodle is not happy to share! She is very patient with him, but she would so love to have more attention!
She loves to cuddle and sit on your lap. She is in the house most of the time but does enjoy sunbathing and sniffing around the yard. Oh, she is also just learning about toys. She is respectful of other dogs and cats and very friendly to adult humans, (but, I think, too timid for young children). If you are interested in meeting Sophie, I can bring her across the border.
You can leave a message for me at 760-473-4211 or e-mail me at
Thank you.

About Rancho Coastal Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) was formed in 1960 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was and continues to be to care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet over-population and responsible companion animal care.

In the nearly 57 years since our inception, RCHS has grown from a small facility run by volunteers to a professionally managed humane society that provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs and an animal safehouse program for the survivors of domestic violence.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Take I-5 to Encinitas Blvd. go east and turn right on Westlake. At the stop sign turn right on Requeza proceed through the next stop sign and just beyond that turn left into the driveway marked by a Rancho Coastal Humane Society sign.

Our Adoption Process...

One of RCHS' main goals is the adoption of animals to permanent, loving homes. RCHS' adoption process is tailored to find the best match between pets and people.


Before you can see (that is, pet, cuddle, walk, and get to know) any animal you've seen in our kennels, we'll ask you to complete some paperwork. This paperwork must be completed first in order to minimize stress for you and the animals. Our process includes asking questions in order to make the best match between animal and owner. We like to gain a better understanding about your expectations, past experiences, and current animals at home.

Once all the paperwork has been satisfactorily completed, you may handle and visit the animal you're interested in. You'll have a counseling session with a knowledgeable member of our staff who will fill you in on the history and needs of that animal, and his feeding and exercise requirements. You can ask your counselor any questions about spaying or neutering, housetraining, obedience training, scratching (in cats), veterinary care, how to deal with fleas and ticks, and anything else you can think of.

You will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. We will provide you with a list of all items and medical treatments that are included in your adoption fee.