Domestic & Farm Animals: Shelters, Rescues, Sanctuaries & Farms

For horse rescues and shelters, see category Equine: Rescues & Sanctuaries in this section.

Did you know most shelters and rescues offer a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities? Additionally, donations
of food, blankets, treats, toys and financial contributions are always welcome and help the animals of rescues and shelters tremendously!

Butte County

Butte Humane Society/Spay & Neuter Clinic; Chico. Animal adoptions, foster program, volunteer opportunities for ages 10+, Humane Heroes education program for ages 6-12, outreach program, shelter tours & presentations for schools & youth groups. Dog Adoption Center: 2579 Fair St.; Cat Adoption Center: 587 Country Dr. (530) 343-7917.

Chico Cat Coalition. Cat adoptions, volunteer opportunities. No-kill, all-volunteer organization. (530) 894-1365.

Home At Last Sanctuary; Yankee Hill. Long-term sanctuary for rescued neglected/injured horses & other animals: over 75 horses, donkeys & mules, plus calves, goats, llamas, dogs, cats, sheep & pigs. Offers youth and special needs programs; group tours by appointment. Horse sponsorships available. (530) 514-1439.

Paradise Animal Control/Shelter; Paradise. Animal adoptions, education program for schools & organizations, volunteer opportunities. Open Tues-Sat, 11am-3pm. 925 American Way. (530) 872-6275.

Two By Two Ranch & Petting Zoo; Chico. Meet friendly sheep, chickens, turkeys, llamas, chicks, Nubian & pygmy goats. Educational program, tours, pony rides & party events by appt. 13080 Hosler Ave. (530) 893-1088.

Glenn County

Farm Sanctuary; Orland. 300-acre farm is home to rescued pigs, goats, turkeys, cows & other farm animals. Education center, tours, gift shop & outdoor pavilion. Family-friendly annual events: Celebration for the Turkeys (Nov). Next to Black Butte Lake & Rec. area, 9 mi. w. of I-5, 30 mi. w. of Chico. (530) 865-4617.

Shasta County

Another Chance Animal Welfare League Sanctuary; Palo Cedro. Animal adoptions, foster program, educational program, volunteer opportunities. (530) 229-7833.

Haven Humane Society; Anderson/Redding. Animal adoptions, foster program, educational programs for schools, youth groups & adults, volunteer opportunities, summer camp. 7449 Eastside Rd. (530) 241-1653.

Raining Cats ‘n’ Dogs Animal Rescue; Redding. Animal adoptions, volunteer opportunities. (530) 232-6299 or

Safe Haven Horse Rescue; Cottonwood. See Equine: Rescues & Sanctuaries section.

SNIPPP – Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement; Intermountain area. Animal adoptions, foster programs, volunteer opportunities. (530) 336-6006.

Wild Horse Sanctuary; Shingletown. See Equine: Rescues & Sanctuaries section below.

Siskiyou County

Goliath Mountain Rescue; Yreka. Husky & German Shepherd dog rescue & adoptions. Foster homes & supplies always needed. (530) 598-0227.

Humanity For Horses; Mt. Shasta. See Equine: Rescues & Sanctuaries section below.

Rescue Ranch, Inc.; Yreka. Rescues & adopts dogs. Classes for canines, boarding, & volunteer opportunities. Open daily, 12-4pm. 2216 Oberlin Rd. (530) 842-0829.

Shasta Sanctuary; Weed. Dog rescue & adoptions, specializing in pit bulls & seniors. (530) 925-5563.

Siskiyou County Animal Control Shelter; Yreka. Animal adoptions, fostering opportunities. 550 Foothill Dr. (530) 841-4028.

Siskiyou Humane Society; Mt. Shasta. Animal adoptions, volunteer opportunities, 6-week training program for young pit bulls. 1208 N. Mount Shasta Blvd. Find them on Facebook. (530) 926-4052.

Tehama County

P.E.T.S. (Providing Essentials For Tehama Shelter); Red Bluff. Non-profit group supporting Tehama County Animal Care Center animals by raising funds for medical care, supplies & transportation. Provides education & training for animals & their adopters, school education programs. Volunteers & support welcome. (530) 527-8702.

Second Chance Pet Rescue/Corning Animal Shelter; Corning. Pet adoptions, fostering & volunteer opportunities. 4312 Rawson Rd. (530) 824-1985.

Tehama County Animal Care Center; Red Bluff. Animal shelter serving most of Tehama County. Volunteer opportunities. 1830 Walnut St. (530) 527-3439.

Other Areas

Best Friends Animal Society; Kanab, UT. The nation’s largest sanctuary for abused & abandoned animals, near Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell & the Grand Canyon. Visit 1,700 animals, many with special needs, on 3,300 acres. Popular annual family destination to volunteer. Daily tours, on-site lodging & animal sleepovers available. (435) 644-2001.

Sanctuary One; Jacksonville, OR. Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm is a nonprofit care farm where people, animals & the earth work together for mutual healing. Farm tours, field trips, volunteer opportunities & animal adoptions. (541) 899-8627.

Updated Dec 2016 LS
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