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.

Mask Requirements After June 17 – Cal-OSHA

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

After more than a year of uncertainty, we share your relief and joy as California officially reopens today.

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 vaccinated. Our staff will continue to wear the appropriate face coverings in our Center when dealing with the public. The public will be asked to continue to wear face coverings for the protection and safety of our staff, volunteers and the public.

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


Santa Paws: December 19th at Tower Brewing - 1210 66th St STE B, Sacramento CA 95819. Bring your furry friends to take pictures with Santa!

Holiday Food Drive: Help fill our pet food pantry during this year's Holiday Pet Food Drive! There is a donation bin outside in front of the double doors. Or, visit our wish list and shop online.

Giving Tuesday: We raised $16,000 on Giving Tuesday and have you, our amazing supporters to thank! As donations decrease, due to the pandemic, and costs of doing business have increased, your donations will go a long way. Your generosity means a lot and we cannot thank you enough! 

Haunted Tails Virtual Halloween Party Watch the livestream video here

"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