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Mandy is a 2-year-old spayed female pit bull mix,

ID 60074. Mandy has been looking for a forever home since September 2011, and in her time at the shelter she has become a volunteer and staff favorite. She is very people-oriented and is friendly with everyone she meets. She has had several play dates with other adoptable dogs and does well, but she can be dominant and would need just the right canine companion. She enjoys playing with deflated basketballs and loves to play in the water. Mandy is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $42.50 adoption fee in July includes spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. –July 2012

Portia is a 3-year-old spayed female brown tabby mix

ID 57095. Portia is an independent girl and would be the perfect companion for someone who prefers a cat that doesn't demand constant attention. Portia does enjoy to be petted, to play and to be around her humans – she just prefers the relationship to be on her terms. She doesn't like to share affection with other cats, so she would like to be the only feline in her new home. Portia is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $42.50 adoption fee in June includes her spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- June 2012

Easy-going mare

I rescued a very sweet TB cross mare a few weeks ago from a very bad situation and I am looking for someone special to adopter her.  I was hoping you could pass the word along for me.
She is late teens or early 20's, was very thin when I got her and had saddle sores however her weight is getting better and better daily. She is well trained and sweet as heck. I have not ridden her due to her weight but I can bet she is probibly a bombproof babysitter based on her personality and behavor so far.   Easy going wants to please personality.  does it all clip, tie, trailer, great w other horses as long as they are not super dominant.   I would say another month or so and she can go back to being ridden as a light trail horse only. At her age and what she has been threw I would prefer her to go to a light work or companion home only.   She has some arthritis in her hide right leg but it does not seem to bother her and I think with regular light exercise she could really benefit.  She is UTD on everything and feet are done and teeth checked.  Here is a pic of her.  She will be free to a loving forever home and I require an adoption contract, farrier and vet reference, and first right of refusal.
Thanks so much for passing the info along, people are welcome to contact me via email or phone. This mare is very sweet and special and I would love her to go to someone that will appreciate her for the amazing animal she is.

951-303-4232
jenbaker4@hotmail.com

-- April 2012

Daisy is a 5-year-old spayed female tortoiseshell mix cat

Her ID is 61462. Daisy is a sweet, calm cat who loves attention. She is friendly and enjoys being petted and spoken to. Daisy would love to go to a home where she can sit by your side and enjoy your company. Daisy is up for anything – watching TV, reading books, shopping online – as long as she can be your wonderful companion. If you want an easy-going forever companion, Daisy is the girl for you! Daisy is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $85 adoption fee includes her spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam.

In addition, the Escondido Humane Society is offering “halftime” (half-off) adoption fees for all animals on Saturdays and Sundays only in March. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- March 2012.

Morton, a 1-year-old neutered bunny, ID 61080.

Morton is a cuddly bunny with mischievous ruby eyes. He absolutely loves to play and is especially fond of wicker tunnels and Cottontail Cottages. He is litter box trained and will be the perfect pet for apartment living. Morton is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society and is one of the featured bunnies at the San Marcos Petco, 141 S. Las Posas Road. His $45 adoption fee includes microchip, neuter and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2242 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org.  The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- Feb. 2012

Minne, a pit bull

Minnie is a 2-year-old spayed female pit bull/boxer mix, ID 56211. This radiant, energetic young dog likes to swim, run, walk and be with people. Her favorite game is fetch, and balls are the light of her life (next to humans). Minnie is intelligent, strong and eager to learn all that her family will teach her. She is crate trained, house-broken and knows several commands, including sit, stay, down, off, come and go get your toy.

Minnie  is currently living in a private foster home and is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $85 adoption fee includes spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, or to set up an appointment to meet Minnie, call Adult Dog Foster Care Coordinator Julie Herman at (760) 594-7605 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Patches, a 7-year-old spayed female calico mix

ID 60707. She is a loving, mellow girl who loves to be petted and scratched. She is past all of the silly kitten antics and is content just to be close to you. She is very friendly and will fit well into any family. Patches is front declawed. She is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $55 adoption fee includes her spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- Feb. 2012

30-year-old Mare

Gracie needs a home for retirement. We are unable to keep her because of the economy. See PDF file attached to this column for information and photos. kurogatsu@gmail.com 760-473-3431. Jan. 2012

Chihuaua

Domino is a 6-year-old neutered male Chihuahua mix, ID 60525. Domino has a very happy-go-lucky personality. This charming, sweet guy effortlessly wins over just about every human he meets. He also gets along great with other small dogs, so he would enjoy having a canine companion in his new home. At just 9.5 pounds, Domino would be a wonderful addition for a family that lives in an apartment of condominium.

Domino  is currently living in a private foster home and is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. His $85 adoption fee includes neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, or to set up an appointment to meet Domino, call Adult Dog Foster Care Coordinator Julie Herman at (760) 594-7605 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Jan. 2012

Dark bay mare

Dark bay, 5 year old, 16'2 hand TB. This horse has  been with us for three years. We have raised her and started her with some basic training.  She trailers, baths, clips, and ties.  We have taken her to many places to ride and school.  She has recently had her yearly veterinary care and has never had any health problems. She is an easy keeper and is easy to keep weight on (some TB are not). She is a big puppy dog and loves to be around people, other horses, and dogs.

My daughter has done a lot of the basic training. She loves to jump and has been started over 2" and 2'3"jumps. We free jumped her 2'9". She has the ability to do much more. Very honest.

Collects up nicely under saddle.

We have had her in a big barn, a pasture and a small ranch setting. She does very well with all three. She would make a wonderful show horse, pony club and already is a great trail horse. Needs some more perfessional training to move into the hunter/jumper circuit. Would do well at local shows.

Looking for the right home. We really enjoy her but  do not have the time to keep her going. We just cannot keep her. Good home is a must! Terri 760 445-3257 or hout1@cox.net  - Jan. 2012.

JoJo is a 13.2 hh pony of mixed heritage

His chestnut coat is flecked with white, reflecting his 30+ years. He has been a part of the Helen Woodward Animal Center's Therapeutic Riding program and is semi-retired but still enjoys doing a few lessons. JoJo loves interacting with people of all ages, including playing with the giant jolly ball, the activity center, bean bags and hula hoops. Here's a video of him playing with hula hoops. He can do some light riding but we feel he would continue to be most comfortable either in a lead line situation or with a small adult. He is sound and healthy, bare foot, and he is current on all veterinary care. If you feel you could provide Jojo with his forever home, please contact Therapeutic Riding at 858-756-4117 ext 321 or aliciar@animalcenter.org Application, references, and site visits required.

Jan. 2012

Valentina, a 5-year-old spayed female shorthair mix

Valentina is very people-oriented and loves to be scratched and petted. She isn’t shy when meeting new people and is always eager to greet all passers-by. She’s a beautiful girl who can’t wait to share her loving personality with a new family. Valentina is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her ID is 54784. Her $25 adoption fee in January includes her spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- Jan. 19

Kammy, a 2-year-old spayed female pit bull mix

Kammy is a cheerful, energetic, friendly girl and a favorite among staff and volunteers. Kammy has been attending the shelter’s weekly Canine Good Citizen classes and already knows most of her basic good behaviors. She loves her treats, so training is fun for her. Kammy's adoption fees will include a full session of Beginner Classes courtesy of Hidden Valley Obedience Club in Escondido so her family can continue her training. As part of the Escondido Humane Society’s winter adoption promotion, Kammy can be adopted for just $25 in January. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- Jan.

Tansy, a black and white rabbit

Tansy is a 1-year-old spayed female Dutch mix, ID 60466. Don't let Tansy’s small size fool you! This girl knows what she wants, including an x-pen housing arrangement. But when this adorable, feisty bunny has room to roam, she's just fine. She just needs a little time and patience as she gets to know you. Tansy is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society and is one of the featured bunnies at the San Marcos Petco, 141 S. Las Posas Road. Her $25 adoption fee in January includes microchip, spay and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2242 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org.  The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- Jan. 6

Appy Gelding

12 years old and rides English or Western. This horse is in Ramona. 760 271-5512.  -- Jan. 6

Hackney Horse mare

I have a horse for adoption/free. She is an older Hackney Horse mare, which is an endangered species. She'd be a wonderful companion horse for a person or another horse. She gets along well with other horses, is an easy keeper, and very sweet. About 14.3 hands tall, she'd love a forever home. Free to family with references who really want a sweet horse around. riden2win@aol.com I do have pics if you'd like. -- Dec. 25

Tiara, a black and white cat

Tiara is a 4-year-old spayed female medium hair mix, ID 58631. Tiara is a  favorite of staff and volunteers because of her sweet, calm demeanor. She is affectionate and wants to be close to people. She doesn’t mind being held and she is a wonderful lap cat. She gets along well with other cats.

Tiara is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Her $25 adoption fee in January includes her spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- December 2011

Dancer, a friendly young terrier mix

Dancer is a 1-year-old spayed female terrier mix, ID 60280. Dancer’s foster family reports that she’s a loving dog who has a lot to offer, as she’s already housebroken, knows basic commands and walks great on a leash. She is not a barker or a digger and isn’t destructive in any way. She loves to spend time outside romping around the back yard and napping in the sunshine. Although she’s in a home with a female lab, she considers herself the dominant dog. As part of the Escondido Humane Society’s winter adoption promotion, all animals like Dancer can be adopted for just $25 in December. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.—December 2011

Pippa is a 1-year-old spayed female bunny

Pippa's ID is 59087. She may be a petite, delicate girl, but she has a big heart that she is ready to share with a new family. Like all bunnies, Pippa requires gentle handling and would prefer to sit next to you rather than be held. She does like to be petted and enjoys her daily fresh greens. Pippa is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her adoption fee is just $25 in December and includes her spay, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. —December 2011

George, 6-year-old male cat

George is a 6-year-old neutered male longhair mix, ID 55892. George likes to be petted and to be near you. He gets along with other cats at EHS, so he might not mind joining a home that already has a feline. But he'd also be happy having all of your attention to himself.  George is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. His $25 adoption fee in December includes his neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. — December 2011

Powder Puff the Poodle

Powder Puff is a 6-year-old neutered male miniature poodle mix, ID 60852. He is a sweet, active little guy who would love to find a family that will include him in all of their activities, whether it’s going for a long walk or cuddling on the couch watching TV. Powder Puff is playful and social and will make a great companion dog to go with you anywhere. He is quiet and well-behaved and gets along great with other small dogs, so he might not mind joining a home that already has a canine family member.

As part of the Escondido Humane Society’s winter adoption promotion, all animals like Powder Puff can be adopted for just $25 in December. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or visit www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- Dec.

Black Friday Weekend specials

From Nov. 25-27, anyone can adopt a pet that has black in its coat for just $25 at Escondido Humane Society. The hope is that black pets, who traditionally have a more difficult time getting adopted, will find good homes and can spend the holidays with new families. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- Nov.

Intact male goat

Contact Christine Griffin, 760-703-4860 or cgriffin1217@gmail.com , November 2011.

Cookie, a 2-year-old spayed female shorthair mix

ID 50099. Cookie is very affectionate and sweet. She is always curious and playful and likes to leap and jump. Once she has burned off some energy she will seek out petting and affection. Cookie will do best with patient adults that allow her to seek affection on her own terms and would be fine with caring children. She does fine with the gentle dogs in her foster home and is fine with other cats after an adjustment period. Cookie is currently living in a private foster home and is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $85 adoption fee includes spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. — November 2011

Daisy, 3-year-old pit bull mix

Daisy is a 3-year-old spayed female pit bull mix, ID 36332. She is a good-natured girl with a sense of humor. She has officially passed her AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, which means she has acquired the skills and good manners to be a community member in good standing and a very reliable family dog.

Her fun-loving personality would thrive in an active household. While hiking out in nature and splashing in her swimming pool are some of her favorite activities, she also enjoys a good cuddle. Daisy rides very well in the car and would like nothing better than to be your companion wherever you go and whatever you do!

Daisy is currently living in a private foster home and is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $85 adoption fee includes spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations, vet exam and a full session of beginner training classes compliments of Hidden Valley Obedience Club in Escondido.

For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. -- Nov.

Max, a black and white kitten (see photo)

Available from the Escondido Humane Society. Email adoptions@escondidohumanesociety.org or call (760) 888-2247, (760) 888-2244 or (760) 888-2245. -- Nov.

"Hurcules," a 1-year-old male applehead Chihuahua

760 789-6288 or jponce1067@aol.com  — Oct. 26, 2011  

Captain, an 8-year-old neutered male shepherd mix, ID 58152.
Captain is a volunteer and staff favorite at EHS because of his mellow, easy-going nature. He is excellent on the leash, so you don’t need to be big and strong to handle him! He is smart and knows basic commands; he is a proficient sitter and even knows how to shake. He does well with other dogs, but he thinks it’s fun to chase cats so he needs to go to a home without felines. He is gentle, so he would be OK with kids. As part of the Escondido Humane Society’s Fall in Love with a Furry New Friend adoption promotion, all animals like Captain can be adopted for just $25 through Oct. 31. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. — Oct. 21, 2011

Travis, 2-year-old bunny ready for a new home

Travis is a 2-year-old neutered male bunny, ID 53987. Travis is a good-looking little gentleman, with charcoal-gray markings and soulful brown eyes. Like most bunnies, Travis would prefer not to be held, but he’s a friendly guy and likes to receive affection from you. Travis is clean and litterbox trained and is ready to hop into your life as a cherished indoor house rabbit. Travis is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. As part of the Escondido Humane Society’s Fall in Love with a Furry New Friend adoption promotion, all animals like Travis can be adopted for just $25 through Oct. 31. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. — Oct. 15

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If you are interested in the issue of homeless horses, you might want to read , which included a series on them.

Debbie December 25, 2011 at 07:53 PM
I have a horse for adoption/free. She is an older Hackney Horse mare, which is an endangered species. She'd be a wonderful companion horse for a person or another horse. She gets along well with other horses, is an easy keeper, and very sweet. About 14.3 hands tall, she'd love a forever home. Free to family with references who really want a sweet horse around. riden2win@aol.com I do have pics if you'd like.
Rancho Refugio April 21, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Stop breeding horses! I run Rancho Refugio (ranchorefugio.org) rescue/retirement and our world is full of unwanted horses...thanks to backyard breeders, racetrack throw-aways, or children going off to college who can no longer keep their childhood companion or economic times, in general, Thank you for those of you who can open your hearts and lives to these wonderful creatures. Shame on the rest who just think someone else will take on their responsibility. Be wise when taking on the responsibility of one of these loving animals who live a LONG time and are costly to keep. I currently maintain 33 horses at my facility and thank God for those who chose to donate and board here so I can continue this hard bur rewarding work. We do not adopt out our horses because of the danger in where they will end up. They live out their lives here in safety, health, happiness, and dignity, mormond@ranchorefugio.org.
Gretchen Davis April 24, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Hello, Julie! I wanted to let you know that JoJo, whom you were so kind as to list on your adoptable horses page, is now in his forever home! A wonderful home in Ramona came forward, with grass pastures and just the right amount of riding time and an overflowing amount of love and attention on the ground. We're so happy for both JoJo and his new family. Thank you so much for the service you provide through the Patch to connect horses and homes! All the best, Gretchen Davis, Instructor, Helen Woodward Animal Center Therapeutic Riding Program
Julie Pendray April 25, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I'm so delighted to hear this. It would be interesting to do a story on this, if the family would like to email me at: julie.pendray@patch.com
Joe Minervini June 03, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I aggree, Julie....you're an angel for doing this. I "inherrited" 2 rescue horses and although its somewhat of a financial burdon, so far, I can't quite let them go. Joe Minervini

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