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 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. http://www.buttehumane.org. 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. http://www.chicocatcoalition.org. (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. http://www.facebook.com/HomeAtLastSanctuary. (530) 514-1439.
Paradise Animal Control/Shelter; Paradise. Animal adoptions, education program for schools & organizations, volunteer opportunities. Open Tues-Sat, 11am-3pm. http://www.townofparadise.com/index.php/animal-control. 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. http://www.facebook.com/twobytworanch. 13080 Hosler Ave. (530) 893-1088.
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). http://www.farmsanctuary.org/farm/ca. Next to Black Butte Lake & Rec. area, 9 mi. w. of I-5, 30 mi. w. of Chico. (530) 865-4617.
Another Chance Animal Welfare League Sanctuary; Palo Cedro. Animal adoptions, foster program, educational program, volunteer opportunities. http://www.acawl.org. (530) 229-7833.
Haven Humane Society; Anderson/Redding. Animal adoptions, foster program, educational programs for schools, youth groups & adults, volunteer opportunities, summer camp. http://www.havenhumane.org. 7449 Eastside Rd. (530) 241-1653.
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. http://www.snippp.org. (530) 336-6006.
Wild Horse Sanctuary; Shingletown. See Equine: Rescues & Sanctuaries section below.
Goliath Mountain Rescue; Yreka. Husky & German Shepherd dog rescue & adoptions. Foster homes & supplies always needed. http://www.goliathmountainrescue.us. (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. http://www.rrdog.org. 2216 Oberlin Rd. (530) 842-0829.
Shasta Sanctuary; Weed. Dog rescue & adoptions, specializing in pit bulls & seniors. http://www.facebook.com/Shasta-Sanctuary-195492530622261. (530) 925-5563.
Siskiyou County Animal Control Shelter; Yreka. Animal adoptions, fostering opportunities. http://www.facebook.com/siskiyouac. 550 Foothill Dr. (530) 841-4028.
Siskiyou Humane Society; Mt. Shasta. Animal adoptions, volunteer opportunities, 6-week training program for young pit bulls. http://www.siskiyouhumane.org. 1208 N. Mount Shasta Blvd. Find them on Facebook. (530) 926-4052.
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. http://www.petstehama.org. (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. http://www.co.tehama.ca.us/animal-services. 1830 Walnut St. (530) 527-3439.
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. http://www.bestfriends.org. (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. http://www.SanctuaryOne.org. (541) 899-8627.