Local Shelters and Rescue Groups - Sacramento Area Animal Coalition

 Pet Food Express - Sacramento, 2531 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825
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On May 16th, Sacramento, California passed a law that all animals in pet stores must come from rescues or shelters. Joining across 18 states, Sacramento is leading by example, promoting pet adoption and working to eradicate the practice of selling animals from unethical breeding situations.
Big Rock Rescue has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in Sacramento, CA.
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Thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities , Citrus Heights residents are able to fix any owned, stray or feral cat for FREE! Vouchers are being distributed by Sacramento Area Animal Coalition at and your’s truly, River City Cat Rescue at ! The following are sites in the Sacramento area that provide pet rescue services: V.A.R.K
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Photo provided by FlickrGerman Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in Pleasant Grove, CA.
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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. Based in Sacramento California, PCS rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs from shelters and places them with carefully selected responsible foster and adoptive families. We offer education and socialization support for the lifetime of our dogs. The dogs we rescue from the shelters are either already slated for euthanasia or they are high-risk. We do not take owner-surrenders. We strongly believe it is an owner's responsibility to safely and responsibly re-home their pet if for some reason they can no longer care for them.Shelter Hope Pet Shop Sacramento (SHPS Sac) is a not-for-profit, charitable, volunteer-based organization devoted to: aiding in and facilitating shelter and rescue pet adoptions; promoting education and awareness within the communities we serve; and making a positive impact in the lives of shelter and rescue animals and their adopters, as well as local shelters.Sacramento County officials are counting on success at the Petco store, which is in a busy shopping center near Madison and Hazel avenues that includes a grocery store, fast-food restaurants, a deli, an ice cream shop, and retailers selling clothes, fabrics and pool supplies, county officials said. The center draws heavy traffic from surrounding residential neighborhoods in Fair Oaks and Orangevale.As it turns out, this important law was actually more of a formality. All but one pet store in Sacramento had already embraced this practice before the bill was passed, including large chains such as PetSmart. Partnering with animal rescue organizations to adopt out cats, dogs and rabbits, these pet stores will be helping to free up space in shelters so that even more animals can be saved.