No Kill, All Volunteer, Cage Free
Founded in 1993, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary is a no-kill animal rescue group dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of homeless and abused animals throughout the Sacramento area. Needy animals are rescued, nurtured, and provided shelter and medical care (including spaying and neutering) before being placed in safe, loving, permanent homes. After adoption, Happy Tails animals may be returned at any time, no questions asked.
Adult cats (one year and older) are up for adoption at the Happy Tails “Patricia L. Holmes Adoption Center” located at 6000 Folsom Blvd. in East Sacramento. Cats, kittens and often dogs are also cared for in our network of foster homes, and put up for adoption on the weekends at the PetSmart at Watt and Arden.
As an all-volunteer organization, Happy Tails is run by more than 200 dedicated volunteers. Assistance programs help the pets of elderly, homeless and low-income individuals. Through our extensive feral cat program, Happy Tails maintains several altered, healthy feral cat colonies. This effort is one more step in helping to solve the Sacramento area's serious pet overpopulation problem.
Funding includes monetary donations from our dedicated and generous benefactors, as well as grants, bequests, fundraising events and adoption fees. Federal and state tax authorities recognize Happy Tails as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.
Happy Tails operates Sacramento's only cage-free Adoption Center. It is a place where potential adopters can sit and visit with all the cats as they pick who they want to go home with.