Animal Services

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Our mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of the animals and people in Placer County. Through collaborative and sustainable partnerships, we strive to improve the lives of the animals in our care through community outreach and education; veterinary treatment and preventive care; reuniting lost pets with their families; and adoption, rescue and foster programs. Tahoe animal services are available at the Truckee Animal Shelter.


The Placer County Animal Shelter is always in need of basic items for our animals. All donations, including monetary donations, can be mailed or brought to the shelter in Auburn. To see our wish lists of items to donate, please visit our Support Shelter Animals web page. Online donations may be submitted using the button on the right.

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  1. 5 Year Anniversary Flyer December 2021

    $5 Pet Adoptions in December

    Throughout December, Placer County Animal Services invites the community to celebrate five years at its new animal center. Thanks to generous community donors, the center will be offering $5 adoptions among other specials: Read on...