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

Happy Tails values the life of every cat and dog by providing compassionate care and cage-free shelter for homeless animals and working toward ending overpopulation and mistreatment. Learn more about what makes us special.

Current Mask Requirements – Cal-OSHA

The Center is currently open Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00-6:00PM and weekends 12:00-3:00PM.

After more than a year of uncertainty, we share your relief and joy as California officially reopened on June 17th.

We understand that everyone is excited to return to activities we enjoyed before the pandemic. However, face coverings will still be required at Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary, for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Self-screening for symptoms and good hand hygiene will be in place at our care facilities. You'll find hand sanitizer throughout our locations. If you don't have a personal face covering or mask, we'll provide a mask for you.

If you're fully vaccinated, thank you for doing your part to help keep your family, friends and communities safer.

We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these forever changing times, and look forward to providing care to the animals and your family.

News and Events


Holiday Pet Food Drive: Please help us fill our pet food pantry and maintain supplies to stay ahead of the rising costs. Save time and donate through our Wish List online

"Gift" a Monthly Giving Program: Remember that special someone for a birthday or other occasion.  Or sign up as a present to yourself and the animals of Happy Tails! Click here for more info.

Make a Donation in Memory of a Loved One: Check out our new online memorial wall dedicated to those pets and people who have touched our hearts. Check it out here.

Volunteers Needed: We have several volunteer roles available (voicemail, fosters, 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. 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.
With Fidelity Charitable's Giving Funds you can support Happy Tails through a tax-deductible donor-advised fund.
We are now accepting vehicle donations! Tax deductible • Free towing • Any condition