A Safe Haven for Animals
In this issue: 
December 2016

Puffin gets some lovin'!
Home for the Holidays!

"Going Home" it's  paws down our very favorite phrase here at Sonoma Humane Society! Used interchangeably with the term "being adopted", it fills our hearts and si g nals the culmination of an animal's journey with us.  Thanks to your support, we're on track to send close to 1,700 animals home in 2016!

Waylon's sweet new family.
As this year draws to a close, we're reflecting on the fuzzy faces who've gone home this past month. Some, like   Puffin, arrive in perilous health and need life-saving   medical intervention before they can be cuddled to sleep in loving arms each night.

Others like Waylon, whose past experiences made him sensitive around children, cats and other dogs, require specialized behavior support to  help them find homes perfectly suited to adore and accommodate their unique personalities.

Rebel Ann couldn't wait
to go home!

And each  animal - even those with straight forward health and behavior needs (like Rebel Ann,  w ho was with us for 97 days before she found true love at the Healdsburg Center!) relies on us to keep them safe,  warm, nourished and loved.

These are  just a few of the many pets who will be celebrating this holiday season as loved and  treasured family members - all made possible with your support! 

Donate today and help give the gift of "going home" to the next animal who needs us!

Who else is still waiting patiently waiting to "go home"? (Read more...)

Winter warm-up, Spike and Ollie style.
Season's Greetings from Spike & Ollie Healdsburg
Baby, it's cold outside. And that's why we thought you'd appreciate this heartwarming update sent by some recent Healdsburg Center adopters: 

"We're happy to report Spike and Ollie have made themselves very much at home here...they are so sweet and affectionate (and mischievous!). We love them like crazy!" 

Healdsburg Match Challenge!
This month, your donation to the Healdsburg Center will make twice the impact!!! Thanks to a very generous Healdsburg donor, your contribution will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 through December 31st.
Donate today to help us sustain animal care services in Healdsburg! Click here and select "Healdsburg Holiday Match Challenge" from the drop down menu.  Thank you for your support!

Join Us...
Healdsburg Center Open House
Saturday Dec. 17  1- 4PM 
Join us to celebrate our six month anniversary at the Healdsburg Center for Animals! Enjoy wine and snacks while touring the center, meeting adoptable dogs and cats, and hearing from our Executive Director about what's been going on at the center during the past six months and our plans for the future. Special guests, Katy Rose and Coco Chanel, will be manning the infamous Kissing Booth so come on down and smooch a pooch, no mistletoe necessary!  More info here!
Wrap for Paws!
Dec. 3rd-24th
The holidays are here and so are our volunteer wrapping elves! This season they'll be wrapping your purchases at Copperfield's Books (Sebastopol and Montgomery Village locations) and Barnes & Noble in downtown Santa Rosa. All donations go to our Angel's Fund, providing necessary medical treatment for shelter animals.  Check locations and times!
Trainer's Corner

Have you recently adopted a new dog or puppy? Is your furry family member ignoring you? Teaching your dog to pay attention to his name is a basic skill that bears repeating.  If your dog knows to pay attention when you call his name, he's paying attention to you - a fundamental component in training other cues.  It's also an important skill to help keep him from getting into unsafe situations.

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
Kibble Bowl Challenge is on! KibbleBowl
YOU  have the power to make a difference for homeless animals by helping us provide one simple, basic need - nutritious meals.
By donating to the Kibble Bowl Challenge, you are directly helping to feed the animals in our Santa Rosa and Healdsburg shelters. Your $50 donation feeds every animal for half a day, and your $100 donation feeds every animal for a full day!

Ready for the challenge? Click here to donate today , please select "Kibble Bowl Challenge" from the drop down menu!

Holiday Pet Safety Tips Tips
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us!  And along with it comes a flurry of festive activity. "Paws" to review our tips and make sure the holidays are safe and enjoyable for your furry family members!

There's still time to cast your vote!bohovote
Voting for  the Bohemian's Best of 2017 closes on December 31st 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 Dog Obedience School, Best Summer Day Camp. 
Regis ter  now fo r Winter Camps! Camp
It's holiday season at SHS &  Forget Me Not Farm . Winter is one of our favorite times of year. O ur animals look forward to  spending the season with you!
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, Maren McCloud, 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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