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 …






No More Pet Store Puppies Day

San Diego County is one of the pet-friendliest communities in the nation, so it’s important that we set the standard for the humane treatment of animals and for animal welfare issues nationwide. Yesterday was National “No Pet Store Puppies Day,” …






Bring Your Dog to Work Day…Everyday

I know I speak for most pet parents when I say that I’m happiest when my dogs, Jake and Betty, are by my side. I’d like to think the same sentiment applies for my dogs, but I secretly suspect they …