Animal Services


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. Thankful-PCAS

    Thankful for a Home adoption special

    As we go into Thanksgiving, our shelter is filled to the brim with amazing pets ready to go home. To help them find families to be so thankful for, we have lowered adoption fees to only $10 for all animals through December 3rd! Read on...
  2. NewsFlashHolidayPetFoster

    Spend your holidays with a foster dog or cat

    From now until Dec. 31, Placer County Animal Services is welcoming “Holiday Hero” fosters to take a pet home for the holidays, even if just for a few days. Additional Info...