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City Shelter


2127 Front Street     Sacramento CA 95818     (916) 808-7387

NOTE:  Adoptions end at 4:30 pm. However, please be aware that the adoption time may end earlier in the day due to extreme weather conditions, staffing availability, customer demand, and adoption wait times.



1878 Arden Way   Sacramento CA  95815

The Front Street Animal Shelter does far more than caring for lost and abandoned animals in our community. We provide a variety of services that protect both citizens and animals, including:

  • Transporting sick or injured stray animals that were picked up by the animal control officers to the emergency vet

  • Rescuing animals locked inside hot vehicles and from abusive, cruel, or negligent conditions

  • Impounding stray dogs, whether they are friendly or aggressive, that roam freely on the street, on public property, or at a citizen's residence

  • Administering a rabies control program

  • Helping citizens resolve nuisance problems, such as dogs barking excessively and dogs defecating or urinating on other people's property

  • Investigating dog and cat bite complaints

  • Assisting other agencies such as the County of Sacramento Animal Care and Regulation, the Sacramento SPCA, the police department, the fire department, and the California Highway Patrol

  • Educating pet owners on the importance of spaying or neutering their dogs and cats

More importantly, we keep lost pets safe and sound so that they can hopefully be reunited with their owner or adopted into a new family.

 staff photo


To see how we have grown over the past several years, explore our annual reports:

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report


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