Shepherd mix – Wheaton & Black


2 ¾ years

60 ½ pounds

Adoption Fee: $145


Bellwether was a stray before being caught and taken to a shelter in Riverside County in early July. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program.

When she arrived, her fur was infested with hundreds of foxtails. The animal care attendants pulled out hundreds of them, then hundreds more.

She eventually underwent several surgeries to removes the foxtails that were embedded under her skin.

Now she’s happy and healthy and ready to begin her new life.

The $145 adoption fee for Bellwether includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if her new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society’s Department of Animal Services. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to

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The Community Pet Food Bank at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society will be open EVERY Saturday morning from 9 to 11 AM through June 2021 at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. The RCHS Community Pet Food Bank provides food and other supplies for the pets of senior citizens, families that are working poor, people with disabilities or terminal illnesses, veterans, and members of the homeless community. For more information log on to or visit the Community Pet Food Bank any Saturday morning between 9:00 and 11:00.

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