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


Paint Party: Paint your own masterpiece during a paint party benefiting Happy Tails on Saturday, March 23rd.  No experience required, as an amazing Art Shock instructor will guide you every step of the way to create your own work of art!  Get your tickets before they sell out!

Ales & Tails at Tower Brewing: On April 13th from 5:30 - 9pm, join us for great beer and music at this 25th anniversary event benefiting Happy Tails.

Meowga: Save the date for another fun yoga with cats and kittens event with the Yoga Seed Collective. Do good for your mind, body, and Happy Tails on May 19th.  Reserve your space on the mat 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