Since joining the ASPCA Partnership in 2009, Sacramento’s animal welfare partners—the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary, Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation, and the Sacramento SPCA—have made it a top priority to increase their spay/neuter resources and find homes for thousands of needy animals.
Sacramento’s partner agencies include:
Sacramento SPCA is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1894 to provide a safe haven for homeless and mistreated animals.
Adoption hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
6201 Florin-Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
Charged with caring for the public’s lost and sick animals, the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services also runs a successful adoption program and investigates cases of animal cruelty.
Adoption hours: Wednesday-Friday, noon-5:30 P.M., Saturday-Sunday noon- 5:00 P.M.
2127 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation
A county-run shelter and animal control facility, Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation also operates a humane law enforcement team as well as a volunteer program.
Adoption hours: Wednesday- Friday, 12:30 P.M.-5:30 P.M., Saturday-Sunday noon-4:30 P.M.
3839 Bradshaw Rd
Sacramento, CA 95827
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
Founded in 1993, Happy Tails is an all-volunteer rescue organization “dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of homeless and abused animals throughout the Sacramento area.”
Adoption hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6 P.M.
6001 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Sacramento Success Story
Lazarus is a two-year-old miniature Schnauzer mix who was left behind when his family moved away. He was covered in motor oil, malnourished and suffering from a severe case of mange. A kind neighbor contacted Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary, which recently expanded its dog rescue program.
With medical attention and the loving care of his foster mom, Lazarus is now a healthy, happy little dog—and a shining example of the dedicated work Happy Tails’ volunteers do to help the abandoned, abused and homeless animals in their community.
To learn more about how your city can apply to become an ASPCA partner community, please visit ASPCApro.org.