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


Sactown Union Brewery: On November 17th from 5:30 - 9:00pm, raise a glass to celebrate 25 years of rescuing animals in the Sacramento region.  This pet-friendly anniversary celebration will include great beer, live music, Bambi's Vegan Tacos, and portraits with your pets (bring a photo if your pet can't make it)!  Sactown Union Brewery is located at 1210 66th Street in Sacramento.

Giving Tuesday: Please support Happy Tails on Tuesday, November 27th.  Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season with 1 day of online giving, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Your gift will help us help more animals.

Paint Party: On December 1st, from 2 - 4pm, paint your own masterpiece during a paint party benefiting Happy Tails.  No experience required, as an amazing Art Shock instructor will guide you every step of the way to create your own work of art!  Tickets are available on Art Shock's website.  All ages are welcome! 

"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.

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. 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