Dog Bite Prevention Through Education

A dog’s bark may be worse than his bite, but none of us want to test that theory. Whether or not you have dogs in your home, there’s a grave importance in teaching children how to appropriately meet and interact …

Animal Rescue Reserve: 46 Years of Saving Lives

From fires to floods, we’re no strangers to disaster in San Diego. Even though our region is a paradise, the risk of an emergency is always present. Which means it’s critical to be prepared to protect our county’s animals no …

World Wildlife Day

Today we’re celebrating World Wildlife Day—a day to recognize and increase people’s awareness of the splendor of the world’s wild animals. This important day could not fall at a more appropriate time as we prepare for the arrival of baby …

#1millionYorkies

Animals. We have no shortage of them. We also have no shortage of love for them. Or concern about their safety and wellbeing. That’s the whole point of working in the animal welfare field. The good part, besides the animals …

Yorkies Available by Application

Announcing Special Adoption Arrangements for Yorkies We’ve had quite the season for emergency rescues. Since last November, we’ve brought in more than 200 rescued dogs from unfortunate hoarding situations. The latest of these are 123 Yorkie mix-breed dogs rescued from …

Gifting a Pet for the Holidays?

The best gift I ever received was my dog Jake. It happened 11 years ago. Not during the holidays but a few months later for my birthday.  I might not be the typical pet adopter, but then again, why not? …

“Hot Dog” Law

California has done it again.  Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB797, a measure allowing Californians to break into a car to rescue an animal in danger from excessive heat without the fear of legal backlash.  California has …

1 Million Reasons to Celebrate!

This month we’re celebrating the second anniversary of our merger with PAWS San Diego. And we have a lot to celebrate! The mission of PAWS – helping people keep their pets in their homes – is truly the future of …

Sharing the Love by Letting Go

How a new approach to re-homing animals and engaging the community can help save lives. It hurts my heart to hear the reasons that some animals arrive at San Diego Humane Society. But I’m grateful we’re able to go to …