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

Holiday Adoptathon: All adoption fees are waived this month thanks to a generous donor! 

Pet Food Drive: Our food supplies are running low! Please drop donations off at Happy Tails, PetSmart on Watt or any Dimple Records location.

Giving Tuesday: Our preliminary results are in and thanks to our wonderful donors, we raised nearly $6K in one day! Now that's a great way to start the season of giving! Our animals thank you!

Volunteers Needed: We have several volunteer roles available (fosters, Saturday cleaners, adoption counselors, etc.). Click here for more info and sign up for our next orientation.

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.

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