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Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary

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We are looking for adult volunteers who can help our Adoption Center sparkle. You will make a critical difference in the health of our cats by providing a sanitary environment. Duties include cleaning & disinfecting of all areas, including enclosures, cages, litter boxes, cat furniture & other general maintenance tasks.

Enjoy the additional benefit of spending time with the cats before the Adoption Center opens to the public, as time allows and assuming adequate staffing. Be amongst great cats and volunteers who are thankful for your help!

Urgent Need : Weekdays and Saturdays 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Sundays 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

To get started, orientation is the first step. You can self sign up here If you'd like to ask about getting started before an orientation date is available, please contact

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About Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary


6001 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95819, US

Mission Statement

Happy Tails is a no-kill facility dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of homeless and abused animals. Needy animals are rescued, nurtured, and provided shelter and medical care (including spaying and neutering) before being placed in loving homes or safe sanctuary. Happy Tails is also dedicated to educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of caring for these creatures whose lives also have value.


Happy Tails, Sacramento's first no-kill pet facility , was founded in 1993 by volunteers committed to a common goal: creating a safe haven for abandoned and abused animals. Happy Tails has grown to an organization with over 200 volunteers whose hard work resulted in the City's first cage-free adoption center for cats. We have continued to grow and on October 17, 2009 moved into the larger Patricia L. Holmes Adoption Center. In 2014, we also expanded the adjoining Zoe McCrea Feline Sanctuary for special case cats who are not yet "ready for prime time" (adoption).

Happy Tails cats and dogs come from many places...anywhere and everywhere that there are homeless or abused pets in need. We provide necessary veterinary care for these animals before placing them in our foster care or adoption system.

We continue to help fill many needs of our community, including:

  • providing temporary foster care for homeless and abandoned animals before placing them in safe, caring homes
  • providing continuing care for animals that cannot be placed in homes
  • encouraging spaying/neutering to break the uncontrolled reproductive cycle in these animals
  • promoting education in the humane and caring treatment of animals.

Federal and state tax authorities recognize Happy Tails as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.


We'll work with your schedule.


6001 Folsom Blvrd (corner of 60th & Folsom Blvd)Sacramento, CA 95819


  • Janitorial Maintenance




  • Must be at least 18
  • Once a week or biweekly, 3-hour shifts
  • Morning availability

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