A Safe Haven for Animals
In this issue:  Happy Tails Healdsburg  | Events  |  Training   Kibble and Bits 
Butters melts our hearts!
Have you ever met someone who makes such a warm first impression that you instantly feel like old friends? Peanut Butters, or Butters as she is affectionately known, makes just that kind of sweet, comfortable impression. She pads up to you with bright toffee-drop eyes and a smile that says pure happiness. Toss a tennis ball and she'll impress you with a well-honed game of fetch!
Here at Sonoma Humane Society, we are constantly touched by the resilience of animals who radiate the hope for good times ahead in spite of a rocky past. In Butters' case, not even a past lacking in care and a present living with a very painful condition could dampen her spirits. (Read more...)
Cooper: Game On!
Fun-loving with an endless supply of energy? That's Cooper! While here at SHS, he kept volunteers in peak form by hiking local trails with them several times per week. An avid swimmer, he also accompanied one of our staffers to beaches, lakes and rivers on her days off. When a super active family spotted him on our website and came to meet him, we were thrilled. After a brisk game of fetch, Cooper leaned in for some kisses and petting and they knew they had met their match. Now he's enjoying all his favorite activities and so much love as part of this amazing family! 

Soup:  head and shoulders above the competition!
Randy and David have had cats for years. Some time after their 18-year-old Russian Blue passed away, they began their search for a new kitten to add to their family. They came to our Healdsburg Center and were having a difficult time deciding which adorable kitten to take home. But when Soup climbed onto Randy's shoulder, it was love at first snuggle. Turns out his first cat used to love riding around on his shoulders! Soup now has two older feline sisters (adopted from SHS 10 years ago!) and two cool cat daddies to love! 

Emerson finds the sweet spot!
This sweet family decided that they wanted to adopt a rabbit. They did their research, gathered all the necessary supplies and created the perfect bun-friendly abode. The final step was to find the right bunny. They came to SHS and met with several rabbits, but eventually decided that Emerson and his easy-going personality was the right match for them. Hoppy trails, Emerson!

♥Who else wants to go home?  Meet all of our adoptables here!

Your support of our programs makes all the difference to animals
on their journey to finding love and forever homes.
Healdsburg Center for Animals
Named Best Nonprofit!
The Healdsburg Center is honored to be recognized as the Healdsburg Business of the Year - Best Nonprofit!  We're excited to continue our commitment to the animals and community of Healdsburg and grateful for the support of the  Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau !
Healdsburg Adoptions Booming!
Lots of folks are finding new furry family members at the Healdsburg Center this summer. 24 animals were adopted in July alone!
Book lover Cheetah (left) was among the many who found homes last month! Who's waiting for a family of their own?  Find out here! We're open for adoptions Mon - Sat 11am - 5:30pm.

Our Healdsburg Center for Animals is growing and thriving with community support. Check out our Healdsburg Adoptable Pets and Healdsburg Training Classes
Join Us...
Wags, Whiskers & Wine Gala
Friday August 4, 5:30-9PM
Trentadue Winery, Geyserville
We'd love to see you this Friday for our annual Wags, Whiskers and Wine Gala!    Enjoy fine wines and brews, a gourmet dinner, and enchanting desserts. Bid on wonderful silent and live auction items, visit with animals, mingle with other animal lovers from the community, and learn more about what makes Sonoma Humane Society so special! 

Proceeds help provide medical care, behavioral rehabilitation adoption services, and abundant love for all the animals at our Santa Rosa and Healdsburg Centers.
Clear the Shelters!
Saturday August 19:  SHS (10am-7pm)
& Healdsburg Center (11am-5:30pm)
Let's Clear the Shelters! This fantastic adoption event is sponsored by NBC Universal Owned Television Stations and VIP Petcare.  We will also have adoptable pets at Petco on Santa Rosa Ave. from 10-2pm.

Dogs, Cats, Rabbits: $25
Puppies: $150
Kittens: $100
Small Companion Animals: $10

Let's Clear the Shelters together!
Enriching your dog's life through play!
Sunday August 20, 9AM-4:30PM
Healdsburg Center for Animals
Join us for a fun and informative workshop with certified professional dog trainer Mik Moeller! Mik will introduce creative techniques for making the most of interactive playtime and low-cost enrichment ideas that engage all five of your dog's senses. You'll also learn how to use enrichment to build confidence and enhance the life of your shy, senior, reactive or rehabilitating dog. Cost: $85 per person. 
Dine & Donate: 8 Dragons
Sunday August 20, 12-8PM
1047 Vine Street, Healdsburg 
Enjoy dinner and drinks at 8 Dragons Restaurant in Healdsburg and support the Sonoma Humane Society and Healdsburg Center for Animals at the same time! 20% of all proceeds from food and drink sales will be donated to the animals!

8 Dragons Restaurant offers contemporary Chinese cuisine and a warm and inviting wine bar environment. There is also a dog-friendly patio, so feel free to bring your well-behaved dog!

If you're attending the Mik Moeller Workshop at the Healdsburg Center on August 20, this is the perfect way to finish your day!
Trainer's Corner
Chillin' with "Pupsicles" and Frozen Kongs!
Much more than refreshing summer fun for your dog, "pupsicles" and frozen Kongs can also be a great teaching or enrichment opportunity, and may even help soothe separation anxiety. This month we're in the kitchen with SHS Trainer extraordinaire Tala Davis as she shares training tips and recipes for these cool DIY treats!  Check 'em out here!

Our Training Team is here to help you build a strong relationship with your 4-legged friends.  
Kibbles & Bits
Medtronic's Mission in Motion!
Last month, a group of volunteers from Medtronic generously donated their time and helped us immensely by pulling weeds and foxtails around our Santa Rosa campus. Once the job was done, they squeezed in snuggle time with some of our kittens, puppies, dogs and cats! Pictured here is Comet expressing his furry thanks on behalf of all of us.  Thank you Medtronic!

Hansel Subaru Adoption Day Success!
We get super excited each time one of our shelter pets finds a home, so you can imagine how ecstatic we were when 25 found homes during this special one day event!  Thank you Hansel Subaru for sponsoring these wonderful adoptions. 

Looking for some bunny to love?
If you're wondering what it might be like to bring a house rabbit home, we have a plethora of resources to nudge you in the right direction! For starters you can check out our virtual library. Or, just hop right in and visit our  Bunny Playground at our Santa Rosa campus each Saturday from 2-4PM. Here you can meet our adoptable bunnies and chat with our dedicated experts. With over 20 years experience, Chris and Lori have a wealth of knowledge about rabbit care and behavior - and they'd love to share it with you!

Other ways you can help:
Sonoma Humane Society Board of Directors 2017-2019

Shannon Tracey, President
Evelyn Mitchell, Vice President
Kati Aho, Secretary
John Prouty, Treasurer
 Jim Barnes, Darlene Brazil,  Johnny Drake,  Chris Kittredge, 
Maren McCloud, Marty Olhiser, Robert Quail, Kathy Yerger

Sonoma Humane Society
Santa Rosa | Tel: 707.542.0882
Healdsburg Center for Animals | Tel: 707.431.3386 
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