Friends of Sonoma County Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2021 by dedicated volunteers who saw the need to raise funds for medical treatments, behavioral training, and supplies for shelter animals. Each year over 1,700 animals enter the shelter. With financial and volunteer help from our community, we will make a significant difference in the lives of the shelter animals.
We envision a community where all animals are treated humanely and all pets live in responsible, loving homes.
To improve the quality of life for animals in the care of the Sonoma County Animal Shelter and to support community outreach programs that lead to a reduction in shelter intake.
2023 Sonoma County Human Race
Sonoma County has been Susan's home since 1978, and she is currently settled in Cloverdale. Susan retired after a 25 year career as a Psychiatric Technician at Sonoma Developmental Center. A tireless volunteer at the Sonoma County Animal Shelter since 2009, Susan works with dogs and mentors volunteers. Focusing on enrichment programs to keep shelter animals healthy and on training skills for successful placement, she also fosters dogs whenever she can. Susan was recognized as a Sonoma County Outstanding Volunteer 2017. Other interests include quilting, old and unique fabrics, Hawaiian hula, and travel.