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Sonoma County Animal Rescue Organizations


Sonoma County Animal Rescue Organizations 

Below is a list of Sonoma County Animal Rescue organizations of which we are aware - but it could be incomplete! So if you want us to list another - please send it along to These organizations are all run by people who sincerely care about animals - of all kinds. Follow the links to learn more - volunteer, find a pet for yourself, etc.

Big Dog Rescue
Penngrove, CA 94951
Our dogs were in danger of being euthanized in kill shelters before being brought to our tranquil adoption sanctuary in Sonoma County. Open Friday - Monday, by appointment only.

P.O. Box 1743, Sebastopol, CA 95473-1743
A Holistic Animal Sanctuary Hospice Rescue and Education Center

California Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 2179, Healdsburg, CA 95448
California Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue group. We are dedicated to the rescue of homeless animals from county shelters, and out on the streets.

Countryside Rescue
3410 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa
Our mission is to rescue abandoned, homeless animals and place them into permanent, stable, loving forever homes.
Rescue Hours: Sat & Sun 11-4; Weds - Friday by appointment

Dogma Animal Rescue
PO 151 Monte Rio 95462
We especially focus on pregnant dogs that are in danger of abuse, neglect, or euthanasia. Dogma Animal Rescue places dogs into temporary foster homes where they are socialized, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical or behavioral conditions limiting their adoptability. We actively search for permanent homes for foster dogs by producing and hosting mobile adoption events and other special events that provide exposure to potential adopters. 

Faire (Friends of the Animals in the Redwood Empire)
P.O. Box 2001, Rohnert Park, CA 94927
Provide programs to help pets and pet owners. FAIRE currently offers a reduced cost pet spay/neuter program to the residents of Cotati, Penngrove, Rohnert Park, and the Sebastopol area.

Fawn Rescue
P.O Box 1622, Sonoma CA 95476
Deer and Fawn rehab. FAQ regarding what to do when you find a fawn is on the web site. All Wildlife Fawn Rescue's fawns come to us due to human interference. Therefore, we feel a deep obligation to restore them to health and return them to their natural habitat where they belong.

Feline Rescue of Northern California Inc.
P.O. Box 215, Cloverdale, CA 95425
Adoption/spay/neuter strays and semi-ferals. We are a “shelter without walls” and “animal control with a heart,” operating with a tiny budget and no paid staff or administrative overhead.

Forgotten Felines
1814 Empire Industrial Court Unit F, Santa Rosa 95403
Spay/neuter adoption and cat colony care. We are expanding our spay/neuter efforts to include tame and stray cats for low-income individuals; these cats will have the opportunity to go through our clinics for a nominal fee.

Healdsburg Animal Center
14242 Bacchus Landing Way, Healdsburg Ca 95448
Adoption Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Currently we have 1 dog and up to 4 cats available for adoption. Go to website for more information.

Native Songbird Care & Conservation
8050 Elphick Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472 707-484-6502
Our facility is set up exclusively to support the needs of injured, ill and orphaned songbirds.

No Boundaries Animal Rescue
No Boundaries Animal Rescue, Inc. is a small; all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization run by Barbara Ziskin Gray and Meagan Nelson. Our main area of service is Sonoma and Marin Counties, although we often help animals outside our immediate area. Our mission is simple - to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home homeless animals that have been abandoned, forgotten or are running out of time at local shelters.

Pacific Wildlife Project
PO Box 7673, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
Pelicans, sea birds
All volunteer - treats more than 2,000 animals a year. Our goal is to give back some of what we take from the environment and to respect the natural balance between all living things.

Petaluma Animal Services
840 Hopper Street, Petaluma CA 94952
Tues - Fri 1 ~ 6pm; Sat 12 ~ 6pm
Cat/dog/rabbit - even a mouse! Rescue and adoption; numerous programs for schools on animal education. Foster programs. Handles animal care and control issues for Petaluma, Cloverdale Calistoga and Healdsburg. Open admission, no kill shelter.

Pets Lifeline
19686 8th Street East, Sonoma 954746
Cat and dog care/adoption Sonoma Valley area. Programs in human education, spay & neuter, feral management, dog classes & rehabilitation.

Rohnert Park Animal Shelter
301 J. Rogers Lane, Rohnert Park
Wed: 1 ~ 6:30pm, Thurs/Fri: 1 ~ 5:30pm, 
Sat: 1 ~5:30, Sun: 1 ~ 4:30 pm
Cat/dog/small animal rescue and adoption. The Rohnert Park Animal Shelter is operated by the City of Rohnert Park under direction of the Dept. of Public Safety

4663 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Darryl Roberts’ non-profit dedicated to the rescue and care of special needs cats. Located in Healdsburg, SNAP Cats’ vision is to work with local shelters to rescue special needs cats (including older cats), give them a wonderful place to live, work with their special needs (therapy), then try to find them a loving home. For cats that aren’t adopted, they will spend the rest of their lives with SNAP Cats.

Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Court, Santa Rosa 95403
Sonoma County Animal Services is committed to serving the public in the care and well being of animals, both domestic and livestock, throughout the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County, the city of Santa Rosa and the town of Windsor. The Shelter is operated by Sonoma County Animal Services, a division of the Department of Health Services.

Sonoma County Reptile Rescue
Contact by phone or web site
Hours of operation change daily due to varied volunteer schedules.
Full range of services, including reptile rescue/rehabilitation, relocation, adoption, and education programs. Please feel free to contact us with any reptile related questions, adoptions, or emergencies.

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
403 Mecham Road, Petaluma 94952
707-526-9453 or 707-992-0274
We love to give educational presentations to groups of all ages! We make each presentation to match your group's unique needs. We can talk on a variety of subjects, including ecology, wildlife rehabilitation, and cohabiting peacefully with wildlife. Presentations may include Powerpoint, skits, games, or specimens.

Sonoma Equine Rescue, Rehab & Adoption
P.O. Box 5852, Petaluma, CA 94952  
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and place horses in responsible and caring homes. We also provide diverse resources for public education regarding horses and responsible equine ownership.  Only horses of sound temperament and reasonable health are placed through our program. We maintain vet records and keep the horses current on their medical needs while they are in our program. 

Sonoma Humane Society
5345 Hwy 12 West (@ Llano Rd), Santa Rosa 95407
Open Mon.-Fri. 12:00 - 6:00 PM except holidays
Cat/dog rescue/adoption/low cost clinic
Animals at the Humane Society are cared for until they find a new home, including those that are sick or injured, those that may need behavior training or simply those that need the gift of time. Adoptable animals are never euthanized due to age or lack of space.

The Bird Rescue Center
3430 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa CA
Open 9am ~ 5pm Winter Hours (7 days per week)
Wild native bird rescue and rehab. Our purpose is to assist the public in the rescue of injured, orphaned or ill birds.

Turtle Rescue
Contact Alice Rogers
Permanent home for turtles
Turtle/Tortoise Information and Referral
For a Care Sheet:

Wine Country Greyhound Adoption
PO Box 6266, Santa Rosa 95406
Adoption and fostering of greyhounds. Dedicated to finding caring, permanent homes for retired racing greyhounds, and to providing support and guidance for the adopted dogs and their families. We endeavor to educate the public of the plight of these wonderful dogs and demonstrate what loving companions they make.

PET STORES with Rescue Animals to Adopt:

49er Pet
375 Southwest Blvd, Rohnert Park

2765 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa

575 Rohnert Park Express Way West, Rohnert Park