The Sacramento SPCA is an open admission animal shelter, which means we accept animals that are surrendered to us regardless of health, age, breed or behavior. Open admission shelters play an essential role in providing care to the thousands of animals that would otherwise have no safe refuge.

The Sacramento SPCA is committed to saving lives and finding new homes for the greatest number of animals by providing medical care, working on behavior and training, developing partnerships within the community and with rescue groups, hosting adoption events, maintaining a strong foster program, providing free services to seniors to keep their pets, operating a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, as well as, on-site and mobile low-cost wellness and vaccine clinics.

We utilize every resource we have before the difficult decision to euthanize is considered.

The Sacramento SPCA also offers an option for owned animals when there is a verified need for end of life services.

Sacramento SPCA Campus

Hours and Location


Please click here to read updated information on our current shelter services and hours of operation in response to COVID-19.   

We are extremely grateful to our community for your support. We appreciate your patience as we continue to adapt our services to meet the evolving needs of our community while protecting the health and well-being of our clients, staff and the animals in our care.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued support.


Our Mission

The mission of the Sacramento SPCA

To foster a loving and compassionate community for companion animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships, and saving lives.

Since 1892, we’ve worked to reduce pet overpopulation through affordable spay/neuter services, promote the humane treatment of animals through education and outreach, and assist pet owners through a variety of programs and services designed to keep pets and their families together for life.


En Español

Gracias por visitar la página de web del SPCA de Sacramento. Debajo hemos incluido información de utilidad sobre castración y esterilización, y algunos problemas comunes de comportamiento de mascotas. Estamos agregando constantemente información en español. Si no encuentra lo que busca, por favor llame al (916) 504-2819.