There are many animals available for adoption locally. By adopting a pet locally you help our community and the animals that live here. El Dorado County Animal Services has a new modern shelter equipped with meet ‘n’ greet rooms where you can interact with them and see how they get along with your existing pets. The new facility can also house large animals available for adoption as well as pocket pets and birds. There are also several local nonprofits that have animals for adoption. Some specialize in just in one species of animal. See below for links.

edcas-logo-2colorEl Dorado County Animal Shelter

  • 6435 Capitol Ave. Diamond Springs, 95619
  • Adoptions 9:30 am-Noon and 1 pm-4:30 pm, Monday-Saturday. Business only (like a license or permit) activities from 8 am to 5 pm daily, Monday-Saturday.

Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode

AOnewlogothumbFor information about adoptions at Animal Outreach please visit their website here. Animal Outreach specializes in cats.


EDHS 10-1003 Logo Version 2El Dorado Humane Society link

El Dorado Humane Society is located in Diamond Springs and currently houses some special needs cats until they can be adopted.

all about equineAll About Equine link

All about equine is an El Dorado County nonprofit specializing in horses.

Online Adoption Resources

For a listing of animals in our two county shelters (Diamond Springs and S. Lake Tahoe) follow this link:

Then type in 95619 in the zip code and select Adopt a Pet. Then check the two El Dorado County Animal Services locations (Diamond Springs & Tahoe) and select Use this Shelter List. Then choose an animal type and define your search with breed, gender, age, size, and main color (if you have a preference) and click Search Now.

Or follow this link:
Then type in 95619 in the location and select Search. Then refine your search by checking animal type, age, gender, size, and other considerations (if you have a preference) and click Search Again.

Local Sanctuaries  Advocates for the humane treatment of farm animals, celebrating the vivid emotions of horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys & geese. HartSong Ranch strives to enlighten the public about farm animal emotions through sanctuary tours and rescue efforts, focusing on humane education and alternative lifestyle choices. Find them on the web at this link.
The Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund, Inc. operates the “FatKittyCity” sanctuary, dedicated to ending needless suffering, by rescuing, rehabilitating, medically treating and adopting homeless and severely abused animals.

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