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Employee and Volunteer Picks

Of the many wonderful animals available at San Diego Humane Society, these pets are extra special because one of our staff or volunteers has chosen to nominate them as their Employee or Volunteer Pick.



Lilah always has a smile and a wagging tail!


Beautiful & Playful Blanca is waiting for YOU!


Magness Is Magnificent!!

Magness Blue (Maggie)



Magness Blue "Maggie" (140942)

Volunteer: Chelly W.

Magness Blue has many faces - all are Beautiful!!Dog Buddy volunteer, Chelly, has worked with countless doggies across a number of our locations. So when she says that Magness Blue (affectionately called "Maggie") is really something special, well you'd better believe it's true! The 4-year old American Staffordshire mix is currently available for adoption at our location inside the Petco of El Cajon. We hope you'll read some of what Chelly has to say, and then head on over and adopt the sweetie pie!

What do you like best about her personality?
"She is FUN. She looks like she's on the verge of a bit of playful mischief and is so sweetly curious about her world." 

What first drew you to your pick?
"Maggie was just such a nice girl, and adorable."

Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
"I really like her markings."

What is her coolest/silliest/most fun trait?
"Maggie has always been a sweet gal, whether walking in El Cajon or just spending time in her room. She is playful but also sweet. I feel very comfortable around her and love spending time with her." 

Anything else you'd like to add?
"She is so deserving of a forever home, especially with a breed-savvy owner. I think she would be a wonderful companion to join you for both outdoor activities and just cuddling at home."


Lilah (138762)

Volunteer: Shari N.

Sweetheart Lilah is the COOLEST!Canine Enrichment Assistant, Shari N., can't say enough good things about volunteer and staff favorite alike, Lilah. We simply can't understand how the senior sweetheart has been in our care for so long, and we hope that someone out there will see past her age (at 8 years old, she's BARELY a senior) and her breed (she's a pretty pittie), and come adopt this love at our Oceanside Campus on San Luis Rey Road!

What do you like best about her personality?
"She is so friendly and loving."

What first drew you to your pick?
"Lilah came to my attention by the way she always barked to say hello when she saw me, and then when I came to her kennel to greet her, she was so loving and happy."

Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
"Lilah is a beautiful dog who seems to smile with her eyes and to genuinely appreciate attention and love."

What is her coolest/silliest/most fun trait?
"Lilah is awesome because she is full of energy and loves to play, but she also loves to snuggle. She loves it when I come inside her kennel to pet her, and she puts her head on my lap so we can relax together. She also loves toys and is very good at obeying commands."

Anything else you'd like to add?
"Lilah has been at the shelter for a long time and is so ready to go to her forever home. She is a very special dog who has a love of life, is happy and loves to play, and is also very sweet and affectionate. She would be a great addition to a family as she is fun, loving, and beautiful."


Blanca (138126)

Volunteer: Jane M.

Beautiful & Playful Blanca is waiting for YOU!The beautiful 6-year old feline, Blanca, has found a fan in one of our beloved Cat Companions at our Oceanside Campus on Airport Road. Jane M. calls her volunteer pick a "sweet little princess" and thinks this Domestic Short Hair is simply the cat's meow!

What do you like best about her?
"She can be a little shy at first but she is really a love cat, waiting patiently for her forever home."

What first drew you to your pick?
"Her beautiful all-white coat, yellow eyes and sweet face. (I have an all-white cat at home.) She is delicate and feminine and loves attention!"

What's her coolest/silliest/most fun trait?
"Her low-key diva quality! She is dainty and ladylike, and a beauty of a cat, too! She wants to be an only pet, no sharing attention with other cats, dogs or children."

Anything else you'd like to share?
"She is just the right age for a single person in a quiet home - she's 6 years old - the perfect 'middle age'! She's not a rowdy high-maintenance teenager, she's settled and calm and in good health. She has been in San Diego Humane Society's care for many months and she is waiting for the right person to take her home so she can be a shining light in their life!"