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Sacramento County Animal Care

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Visit Our New State-of-the-Art Shelter

When you visit the shelter to look for an animal you have found online, please bring the animal ID number listed on the animal's profile that starts with "A."

You can also visit for more information on hours, adoptons and volunteering.

Who We Are

Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation provides services for the unincorporated County of Sacramento, and to cities that contract with us for service in Northern California. Our mission is only made possible by caring staff and volunteers, and support from the public to adopt our animal friends.

Come Visit Our New Shelter

3839 Bradshaw Road in Sacramento, CA, approximately 1-1/2 miles from Highway 50, between Goethe Road and Safetyville.
Map to our shelter

Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing

Interested in volunteering?

We offer many volunteer opportunities including dog walking, cat socialization, fostering, off-site adoption events, working with rabbits and much more! Click here to find out how you can help, or send us an email!


Donations are always needed to help us continue to make a difference for animals in our community, especially in light of the State and County budget cuts. Tax deductible donations can be made online at How to help

Adopting a friend

You can find a full list of all animals currently at our shelter by searching our intake database. Animals that came to us as strays are placed up for adoption after a 72 business hour holding period as long as they demonstrate adoptable behavior.

We are unable to place a "hold" on any animal you are interested in adopting via email or over the phone.


Cats/Dogs include s/n surgery, health vaccinations (DHPP or FVRCP), Rabies vaccination, microchip ID and Sacramento County Animal License (if applicable). Optional disease testing is also available.

Payment may be made in cash, debit card, or Visa or MasterCard. We do not accept checks.

$147 $81 $45
$121 $81 $45

Please contact us for the adoption fees for other animals.

Sacramento County Animal Care
3839 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: 916-875-5848
Web site:

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