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

KCRA A-List: Vote NOW!

Cast your vote for Happy Tails as Best Local Charity now through August 28th. Pass the word and help us win! Winners will be announced September 12th. 

Summer Newsletter

Our latest edition is now available online here. The printed newsletter will be mailed mid-August.

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 (junior volunteer coordinator, medical asst., 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! Visit for more info.

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
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Voting is open July 4 – August 28