10355 Burgundy Way, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Ruthless Kindness founded by two veterinarians, Dr. Sarah Reidenbach and Dr. Kate Kuzminski, who have both worked extensively in underserved communities. They felt compelled to fill gaps in services which cause unnecessary trauma.
Medical treatment for individual animals, while extremely necessary, is not enough. Suffering animals are linked to suffering people. Forgotten animals are linked to forgotten people. At-risk animals are connected to at-risk people. Animals and people heal one another. The research shows that we can use the human animal bond to more effectively prevent suffering and heal trauma for both people and animals.
Ruthless Kindness has published a guideline for addressing how to manage pets in homeless shelters so that they can be consistent in assuring the relevant resources and tools are available to ensure success. Download the 2021 Guidelines here.
Humane Society of Sonoma County – Santa Rosa & Healdsburg
Santa Rosa Shelter
5345 Hwy 12 West, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (Map)
555 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448 (Map)
The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a no-kill shelter with two locations in Sonoma County; our primary Center for Animals is located at 5345 Hwy 12 West in Santa Rosa. Our Healdsburg shelter is located at 555 Westside Road in Healdsburg.
Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County is a donor-supported safe haven for animals. We’re dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.
The animals in our care receive medical treatment (including spay/neuter surgery), training services, and adoption assistance. We believe that no effort is too great when a life is at stake. With your help, we give hope to every adoptable animal.
Rohnert Park Animal Services
301 J Rogers Ln, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (Map)
The Rohnert Park Animal Shelter is run by the City of Rohnert Park under the direction of the Department of Public Safety. We currently contract with the City of Cotati to provide sheltering services for stray animals and will accept in owner surrenders from their residents as our space allows.
North Bay Animal Services – Petaluma Humane Shelter
840 Hopper St, Petaluma, CA 94952 (Map)
Our mission is to provide comprehensive services to the Petaluma community that result in fewer homeless animals, greater pet retention, and happier families. We offer low-cost spay and neuter services for low-income pet owners.
Compassion Without Borders (CWOB)
1130 Butler Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (Map)
CWOB is a non-profit dedicated to providing a brighter future for animals in need. Each month CWOB hosts free veterinary wellness clinics for underserved communities, primarily targeting low-income Latino neighborhoods. These areas have a high concentration of animals that would otherwise go without these services due to a variety of socioeconomic factors, along with the fact that many of the people in this areas do not speak English.
The goal of our clinic is to provide the animals, and the families who love them, with compassionate care and veterinary wellness services; vaccinations, deworming, flea control, microchips and ID tags. Animals are also signed up for low-cost spay/neuter through partner agencies and spay/neuter clinics or sterilized through one of our spay/neuter clinics.
My Dog Is My Home
PO Box 863329, Ridgewood, NY 11386
My Dog Is My Home’s mission is to increase access to shelter and housing for people experiencing homelessness with companion animals. By securing their ability to maintain their most important relationships and find adequate shelter, we ensure every family’s right to build a home.