The Happy Tails Pet

Happy Tails cats are rescued from the city streets, dumpsters, and from abusive homes. Some are found discarded at feral colonies maintained by Happy Tails. Others are saved from local animal control agencies and the Sacramento SPCA. Happy Tails cats also come from the sick and the elderly who are no longer able to care for their companion. These animals only ask for a chance to have a loving home.

Happy Tails has cared for many types of animals – cats, dogs, rabbits, turtles, etc. – although cats make up the great majority of our adoptions. We are not strictly a cats-only organization, but we find it easier to maintain foster homes for cats and kittens as compared to other animals that require more care and more one-on-one attention. We do rescue dogs as foster homes and space become available.

Happy Tails takes pride in the health and well-being of the animals under our care. Every cat or kitten rescued by us is:

  • Examined by a veterinarian
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Tested for common diseases, including feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV, if 6 months old or older)
  • Vaccinated
  • Treated for fleas
  • Microchipped for identification if lost.

All Happy Tails dogs and puppies are spayed or neutered, tested for heartworm (adults), vaccinated, treated for fleas, and microchipped for identification.

For more information about adopting a Happy Tails cat, kitten, puppy, or dog, visit our adoption pages.

A Happy Tails animal can be returned to us at any time. In fact, our adoption contract requires that an adopter must return an unwanted animal in order to protect our animals from agencies or facilities where an animal may be euthanized. We limit our adoptions to animal lovers in the Greater Sacramento Metropolitan Area only. This enables us to contact our adopters periodically after adoption. Therefore, we do not adopt animals to homes outside of the metropolitan area.