Animal Services

Beginning on March 15th, Placer County Animal Services lobby and animal areas will be open to visitors with the following guidelines:

  • Lobby is limited to 8 people at a time.  Please observe marked spaces on floor to maintain appropriate distance between visitors
  • Adoptable animal sections are limited to 4 people in the dog or cat sections at a time
  • Sanitize hands prior to entry and frequently throughout your visit
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between parties 
  • Wearing a mask is highly encouraged
  • Please follow signage for entering/exiting facility and waiting outside if lobby maximum is reached
  • Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell 

The following contactless services are also available:

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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 or foster programs.

Tahoe animal services are available at the Truckee Animal Shelter.

Popular Services

Adoptable Pets

Animal Control/Field Services

Local Rescue Groups

Volunteer Opportunities

Lost and Found Pets

Licensing and Fees

Support Shelter Animals


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