Sponsoring involves business owners, animal lovers, rescue advocates and Mendocino County community members helping the Shelter’s adoptable animals by covering all or a portion of their adoption fees. We know your time is valuable and not everyone has the ability to volunteer or foster an animal. Through the this Sponsorship program, your monetary donation will directly assist an animal of your choosing. We often suggest choosing an animal who has been a long term resident, or one who is not kenneling well. But most importantly, you can choose a special dog or cat that has touched you, personally, in some way. Sponsoring the adoption fees of one of our shelter animals not only benefits the dog or cat, but also helps their new guardians have that little extra money for items such as dog beds, food and water bowls, food, toys, treats, heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventative and the Mendocino County dog license fee–additional expenditures which need to be made after paying the adoption fee. Owning a pet is expensive; the Sponsorship program is a way for the community members to give back to our great Mendocino community. There already has been great success with the sponsoring program as several long-term residents found they forever homes shortly after being sponsored. It has even brought our community closer, so please consider sponsoring a pet. You can make a difference and save a life!  For more information email us at