Sacramento's Volunteer, No-Kill, Cage-Free Pet Sanctuary.

Founded in 1993, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary is an animal rescue group dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of homeless and abused animals throughout the Sacramento area. Learn more about what makes us special.

News and Events

June 1st Bake Sale: Volunteers & Bakers Needed 

Our annual bake sale is on June 1st on the State Capitol grounds. Click here for ways you can help.

Big Day of Giving - Thank You Supporters!

Thanks to our kind-hearted animal lovers, Happy Tails raised nearly $13,000! We're grateful to those of you who hung in there with all the "generosity" glitches!

Spring Happy Tales Newsletter

Check out our latest edition here, featuring a tribute to a long-term resident, Ziggy, the upcoming Big Day of Giving, a hoarding rescue and more.

Car Donation Program

Here's another way to give back to the animals, get a tax deduction and offload your vehicle. Click here for more info.

Volunteers Needed

We have several volunteer roles available (medical asst., special events, Saturday cleaners, adoption counselors, etc.). Click here for more info and sign up for our next orientation.

Share Your Happy Tails Adoption Story

Post your story (and pics!) on our Facebook page or e-mail Include your cat or dog's name, your name and a few sentences about your beloved new family member.

Feral and Community Cats

Do you need help with stray or unowned cats in your Sacramento neighborhood or place of work? Here’s a place that can help you with all sorts of things related to feral or community cats! For more information visit

Use Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to Happy Tails.
We are now accepting vehicle donations! Tax deductible • Free towing • Any condition