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


Raffle tickets are now available! Enter to win a cruise for up to 4 people, an iPad, and other great prizes!  Join us at the Open House or stop by the Center during adoption hours to purchase raffle tickets. Tickets are only $5 each or 5 for $20.  The drawing will take place at the Open House on Saturday, 9/29. You do not need to be present to win, so get your tickets today! All proceeds benefit Happy Tails.

Open House: Join us on Saturday, September 29th from noon - 3pm for an open house to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Happy Tails! The celebration will take place in front of our building, located at 6001 Folsom Blvd. There wil be great raffle prizes, art, live music, food, and more! Please let us know if we'll see you there!

Big Day of Giving: With sincere thanks, we are excited to announce that we raised nearly $31k on May 3rd during the Big Day of Giving! You can rest assured that your gift will have a positive impact on the lives of animals. Thank you again for supporting the work we do on behalf of animals!

"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