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Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) was formed in 1961 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was and continues to be to care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet over-population and responsible companion animal care.

In the nearly 40 years since our inception, RCHS has grown from a small facility run by volunteers to a professionally managed Humane Society that provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs and an animal safehouse program for the survivors of domestic violence. For more information, please visit

Our shelter is open to the public every day 11am to 5pm, and 11:30am to 5pm on Tuesdays.

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The adoption fee for cats and dogs is $125. For puppies and kittens age 6 months and younger, the adoption fee is $175.

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(c)3, charitable organization. We are not tax supported, nor are we funded by any government agency. If you would like to support us, please visit our website for more information about how to make a donation! (Just click the picture.)

Volunteer Program
Like most animal shelters, Rancho Coastal Humane Society is always looking for volunteers! If you love animals and would like to help, we want you! Whether you want to spend time with our animals, foster young kittens, help with fundraising or computer work or become a Thrift Shop volunteer, simply fill out our online application to get started! For more information about our volunteer programs, please visit

Rancho Coastal Humane Society
389 Requeza Street
Encinitas CA 92024
Phone: 760-753-6413
Fax: (760) 753-6664
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