Animal Shelters in Sacramento

If you are interested in rescuing a dog or cat, or need to put your pet up for adoption, you’ll need to set your sights on a reputable animal shelter in the area. Sacramento is home to several animal shelters that cater to local residents, and many offer visiting hours for families who just want to see some of the new arrivals or are considering adoption. The City of Sacramento works with several area animal shelters to provide low-cost vaccinations and other health services, and also operates the Sacramento Pet Food Bank to provide dog food and cat food to local pet owners who are struggling to support their companion animals.

A day at the animal shelter can be a fun outing for younger kids, and also give you a chance to learn more about adopting and taking care of a pet. Here’s where you’ll find animal shelters in Sacramento:

Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary is a community rescue group and works to protect and improve the lives of homeless and abused animals throughout the area. You can head here to adopt a cat, volunteer to help the organization, or attend some fundraisers and other special events to support a good cause. If you are interested in adopting a cat yourself, you can set up an appointment to visit the Adoption Center and learn about the latest arrivals.

Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
6001 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 556-1155

SPCA Sacramento Society
The Sacramento SPCA provides several pet care services for local pet owners, as well as adoption and pet placement services. If you are thinking of adopting a pet, set up an appointment with the SPCA to learn more about the pet adoption process in Sacramento, and to visit the adoption center to find a pet that would fit right in with the family. This organization offers humane education programs, volunteer opportunities and vaccinations.

SPCA Sacramento Society
6201 Florin-Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
(913) 383-7387

Sacramento County Animal Care
The Sacramento County Animal Care center is an animal shelter that also offers adoption services, pet licensing and also maintains a lost and found pets service. You can volunteer time or make a donation to support this shelter, set up a time to visit the animals, and learn more about the pet adoption process by appointment. This organization is operated by the Sacramento County Municipal Services Agency.

Sacramento County Animal Care
3839 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 368-7387