We found a dog out in the middle of the woods and wanted to keep him but were unable. We had to get authorization from our landlord first, as we were renting a home. We took the dog to the South Coast Humane Society and asked if there was anyway they could hold this dog that we had just rescued until we heard back from our landlord. They really worked with us. They did all the usual check in stuff (Vet visit, neutering, de-worming and all) and put a hold on him for us. My daughter and I went to visit Bear twice a day, everyday they were open. They let us go back on our own, take him out to play and more. When we finally got our okay to have a pet at our house the adoption process went very smoothly. We had to pay the $60 adoption fee that was very reasonable considering everything they do before a pet can be adopted. I have told everyone I know how great we feel this place is, and even know a few people who have also adopted a pet from there. Last year I had my kids group make dog treats then go feed them to the dogs, and the staff was very friendly and helpful then as well. As soon as my kids are in school I plan on being a regular volunteer there!!\n\nI also encourage everyone to donate their used stuff to the South Coast Humane Society Thrift store. And any pet toys, food, goodies, or blankets they may have to the shelter itself.\n\nThanks for helping Bear and our family get together!