A Safe Haven for Animals
In this issue: 
It takes two... a very generous donor and YOU - to give animals hope and homes this month!
Now through October 31st, your compassionate contributions to the animals of SHS will be matched by a very generous donor!
This anonymous individual has not only stepped up to sponsor adoptions and post-adoption training classes for some of our longer stay animals, but has also offered to match your donations, up to $2,500, helping us double up on the love and support.
Your contribution - big or small - will go twice as far in giving animals the medical and behavioral support they need to find their way into loving homes.

New beginnings for Coco and friend!

Michael, now Coco, came to us from an overcrowded shelter with his two sisters. After a bit of medical attention and a little socialization with one of our dedicated foster volunteers, this sweet pup was ready for the world. We are excited for all the love and fun new experiences in store for Coco and his lovely guardian - a first time puppy owner herself!

Tiberius: An ambassador for his species.

Tiberius came to SHS when his owner passed away. Sweet and sensitive, the young cat was in need of a mellow home. Sally, the woman in the middle of the photo, was looking to adopt a cat in need of a home. However, her granddaughter was afraid of cats! What's a cat lover to do? Find the right cat, of course! Tiberius's quiet and calm manner instantly won over her granddaughter and helped her overcome her fears. Good work Tiberius, you are an excellent spokespurrson for catkind. 

Marry and Hazel ride home in style!

A young lady was ready for her first pet. Her parents helped the her do research and figure out which kind of pet would work best with their family. They settled on guinea pigs and went on a shopping spree to gather all of the necessary supplies. When they were finally ready for their new pets, they looked on sonomahumane.org and saw that Marry and Hazel were in need of a family, so they came right on in and brought them home. Just take a look at their temporary digs! That's just to get them to their real home! Marry and Hazel are going to be very happy and spoiled piggies. 
Who makes these Happy Tails possible? ♥YOU DO!♥
Your support of our programs makes all the difference to animals in need of a second chance. Donate today and be a part of someone's Happy Tail!

Who's waiting for a Happy Tail of their own? Meet our adoptables!
Healdsburg Adoption Counselor Gabe helps Armand find a purrfect match! Healdsburg

"Armand's adopter was looking for a cat with long hair she could snuggle with. I knew Armand would win her over with his cool, calm demeanor and charm.  Her initial visit went very well and we felt fairly confident she would be back to adopt him.  A few hours later she came back to the Healdsburg Center to adopt Armand and provide him with a wonderful life.  We could not ask for a better fit. Armand had finally found the thing we could not provide for him at the Center - a home!
We wish Armand and his adopter the very best."

Thanks,  Gabe

Read-to-a-Dog at Healdsburg Center!

We're happy to share a photo of our first reader (along with her little brother) who visited the Healdsburg Center for our monthly Read to a Dog program. This focused young reader arrived, walked straight in, sat down with her book and enjoyed some quality time with Bubbles and David - one of our Read Teams. Her father said she planned the whole visit after learning about it from a flyer she saw at school. Please spread the word! All kids from pre-readers to age 17 are welcome to come read to Bubbles. He looks forward to your visit!

Our monthly Read-to a Dog program comes to the Healdsburg Center every 4th Saturday from 1-2 pm. Please spread the word, all readers are welcome!  Learn more here!

Did you know that we offer our Read to a Dog Program at libraries in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol too?  Check our events calendar for upcoming dates!
Join Us...
Paws For Bingo!
Saturday, Oct. 22  11:30AM - 4PM

Animal lovers + BINGO + silent auction + lunch + wine + dessert = Does it get any better?  100% of proceeds benefit the animals of Sonoma Humane Society and Dogwood Animal Rescue Project.  Hope to see you there!  Only a few tickets left - get yours today!
Boo! Bark! & Meow! 
Pet Costume Contest Benefit for SHS
Hansel Subaru Santa Rosa
Thursday Oct. 27  5 - 7:30PM 

Bring your pet to Hansel Subaru in their Halloween best for a chance to win some awesome prizes!  Your pet's costume will be judged on creativity, cuteness and originality by judges from SHS. 1st place will receive $500 and Hansel Subaru will donate $500 in their name to the animals of Sonoma Humane Society! 2nd place wins $250 and 3rd place will get dinner for two (a $100 value). And everyone will leave with a treat bag! There will be fun and "trick or treating" for the kids, a professional photographer on site to take your photo with your pet, and free BBQ to enjoy. 
Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade 
The Healdsburg Plaza
Saturday October 29, 12 - 2PM

The Healdsburg Dog House will be hosting its 16th annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade in the beautiful Healdsburg Plaza in downtown Healdsburg! The cost is $15 per dog, which includes the parade, costume contest with fabulous prizes, and raffles! 100% of the proceeds benefit SHS's Healdsburg Center for Animals! Come enjoy this fun community event with your four-legged friends and family!
Trainer's Corner

Does the sound of the doorbell send your dog into a tizzy? With the holidays just around the corner, your welcome mat might be seeing more foot traffic. Help your dog feel more comfortable and be a polite greeter when visitors arrive with our handy training tips!

Our Training Team is here to help you build a strong relationship with your 4-legged friend.
Check out our fun classes and workshops!
Kibbles & Bits
Halloween Pet Safety Tips!halloween

Halloween should be fun, not freaky, for your pets.  We did a little witch-ful thinking and came up with our top 5 tips for keeping your "boos" safe this Halloween!  

We'd be stoked to have your vote!bohovote

It's time for the Bohemian's Best of 2017 and we'd love to have your vote! Best Non-Profit, Best Animal Adoption Center, Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine), Best Animal Hospital, Best Veterinary Services, Best Summer Day Camp.  Cast your vote here!
Register now for Winter Camps!
It's almost holiday season at Sonoma Humane Society &  Forget Me Not Farm . Winter is one of our favorite times of the year and our animals look forward to having you spend the season with them!  Register Today!
Other ways you can help:
Sonoma Humane Society Board of Directors 2016

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

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