S.O.S. - Support our Shelter!

Sacramento County Animal Care needs your help to continue to provide quality animal care services for the more than 14,000 animals that come to our shelter every year, to help investigate cases of animal neglect and abuse, and improve the quality of life for all people and animals in our community.

California State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign (CSECC) Donors
California State employees can make contributions to us via the CSECC.
Complete the CSECC Pledge Form and direct your contribution to Sacramento County Animal Care,
Tax ID #94-6000529.

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All donations are tax-deductible!

Make wishes come true using our Wish Lists! 

​Save a life today, adopt a shelter pet.

Website updates adoptable pets every 30 minutes, so check back often.

Looking for a specific breed? Register your Breed Interest for dogs or
Register your Breed Interest for cats to receive instant notification in your inbox when your desired breed enters the shelter.   

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Drive Change. Donate a Vehicle Today.

Your car donation benefits animals in need in the Sacramento community. You can donate cars, trucks, vans and RVs to benefit Sacramento County Animal Care. Learn more about vehicle donation or call 1-800-240-0160!  


How to license your pet

License your pets!

For Sacramento County, Citrus Heights, Isleton and Galt residents. Learn more on the Licensing Online web page.
Check out all the benefits you receive with each license! 


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Help the Animal shelter and give a unique gift that gives back or gain greater visibility for your business as an Animal Shelter supporter.  A sponsorship will leverage our state-of-the-art, certified green building facility and the thousands of visitors it receives every year. We have sponsorships for Kennels, Habitat Rooms and the Recognition Wall. Our Sponsors help us to provide critical animal services to our community.                           

Learn about other ways to help the animals at the shelter.

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The Sacramento County Animal Shelter cares for more than 14,000 stray, abandoned, abused and neglected animals every year. We are one of the largest shelters in California and have been providing critical services to the animals and people of Sacramento since 1964. We are also the only agency in the unincorporated  Sacramento County area that investigates and prosecutes cases of cruelty, which is a major component of our overall services.

We need your help to continue to shelter and care for these animals, preserve our adoption, volunteer, rescue and foster care programs, and to sustain our ability to provide critical animal services throughout our community.

Please donate today! 

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