Animal Services

Beginning November 19 2020, our services will be impacted in the following ways:     


Shelter Services: 

The front doors to the shelter will be locked during business hours and shelter visitors will be directed to contact staff at 530-886-5540 for assistance. Where possible, we are requiring appointments to be made, in advance, for services.  Appointments can be made by contacting 530-886-5540.  


The following services will be offered at the shelter by appointment and visitor access will be limited: 

  • Adoption Meet & Greets and Adoption Paperwork 
  • Lost Pet Redemption 
  • Injured or Aggressive Stray Animal Intake 


Customers are encouraged to utilize the following tools for contactless services and information:


We are temporarily limiting or suspending the following non-essential services:

  • Owner surrendered animals without appointment
  • Trapping and intaking healthy stray cats for adoption or TNR
  • Volunteer Orientations
  • Shelter tours and events


Field Services: 

If you have an Animal Control complaint, question or concern, please call 530-886-5500.

Animal Control Officers will be responding to the following essential calls:

  • Stray loose animals (domestic or livestock)
  • Vicious or dangerous animals
  • Animal bites
  • Cruelty or neglect concerns
  • Injured or sick animal calls (domestic, livestock, and wildlife)

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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