Healdsburg Center


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The Sonoma Humane Society and Petaluma Animal Services have partnered to operate a day-use animal care facility in Healdsburg. As a resource for the community, the Healdsburg Center offers the following services:

  •        Cat and dog adoptions
  •        Acceptance of stray animals
  •        Redemption of lost animals
  •        Pet relinquishment (by appointment only)

Sonoma Humane Society's mission is to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are excited to be a part of the animal care community of Healdsburg.

Come out to visit soon!

Location: 14242 Bacchus Landing Way, Healdsburg 95448

Phone: (707) 280-9632

Hours: 9AM - 5PM, Monday - Saturday

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November 6th, 2015:

Construction has officially begun! Our current offices in the trailers will remain open during construction continuing to serve the Healdsburg community.

HB 11.6.1520151113_142900_002November 13th, 2015:

Progress over the last 2 wees has been swift. We've seen the tbar/lighting completed and a warm glow now brings the promise of life to the building. Among many items finished, the bathroom was updated t meet current ADA code regulations. One of the most exciting things was the demolition of the burms on the concrete slab intended to be traditional chain link kennels to house dogs. Instead Healdsburg dogs will be housed in habitats much like those in our Santa Rosa facility and the large room will serve as a large training and group play room. Healdsburg dogs awaiting adoption will be sheltered in room-like habitats similar to those in our Santa Rosa facility. Next on the list, the fire alarm, sprinkler and HVAC systems. With every step we make sure that the shelter is constructed with the Healdsburg community and animals in mind.


>>>>>>>>>>>>Stay tuned for updates!



The Sonoma Humane Society (SHS), along with Petaluma Animal Services Foundation (PASF), is here
to help – to ensure the safety of Healdsburg’s animals. We provide services for stray and owner-
surrendered animals, and offer an adoption program for animals seeking new homes. With the
help of our volunteers and supporters, we’re here to give hope to every animal.


Our day-use adoption center is open 6 days a week from 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Each
morning, adoptable animals travel to the Healdsburg Center and are ready to meet with potential
adopters. At the end of each day, those who are not adopted are transported back to the Sonoma
Humane Society facility in Santa Rosa where their ongoing veterinary care and training will be
supported by our compassionate staff and volunteers.

All of our adoptable animals are listed here. We also have cats available for adoption at The Healdsburg Dog House.


Schedule of fees listed here.


Stray animals found in Healdsburg are brought to the Healdsburg Center daily. Those who are
not reclaimed by their owners are transported to the Sonoma Humane Society’s Santa
Rosa location for ongoing care. Click here to see stray animals or call
707-280-9632 (Healdsburg) or 707-542-0882 (Santa Rosa). Schedule of fees listed here.


First, please consider finding your dog or cat another home instead of surrendering him/her to
a shelter. It will be less stressful for your pet, allows you to play a part in uniting him/her with
a new family, and makes additional space available for animals whose lives are immediately at
risk. Please utilize our Re-homing Packet and our free "Adoptions by Owner" website listings.
Owner Surrender Dogs: We accept owner surrendered dogs by appointment as space allows.
To check availability and make an appointment for your dog’s evaluation please call 707-280-9632 (Healdsburg)
or 707-542-0882 (Santa Rosa).

Owner Surrender Cats: We accept owner surrendered cats by appointment and as space allows. Please call 707-542-0882 for appointments and availability.

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Here are some “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) about the Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) and Petaluma Animal Services Foundation (PASF) partnership facility in Healdsburg and the services we provide.

What services are available in Healdsburg?

In order to ensure a safe haven for animals throughout Sonoma County, SHS has partnered with PASF, to operate a day-use facility in Healdsburg. The facility serves as a resource for the community. Services include: cat and dog adoptions, acceptance of stray and owner-surrendered animals, and redemptions of lost animals.

The hours of operation for the day-use facility are 9am - 5pm Monday through Saturday. At night, the animals are housed at the SHS Santa Rosa Center, 5345 Hwy 12 West in Santa Rosa.

What is happening with the Healdsburg Animal Shelter building?

In December 2014, the Healdsburg Animal Shelter property at 14242 Bacchus Landing was transferred to the Sonoma Humane Society. Since then, we have been working on the plan to complete the construction of the unfinished Shelter that has been vacant for 3 years. This past spring we brought on a Project Manager and Architect. They are currently working through PHASE I of the project. This phase includes working through the “punch-list”; investigating the already-built infrastructure to ensure electrical, HVAC, and other systems are safe and up to code in order to secure the Certificate of Occupancy and fully develop the plans to complete the building. Our hope is to have the building open by the Winter of 2016.

Will the Sonoma Humane Society and Petaluma Animal Services Foundation need donation support to help care for Healdsburg animals?

Yes. SHS is privately funded and donor support is critical to fulfilling our mission of ensuring that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. SHS receives no support from national organizations like HSUS or the ASPCA, so we rely on our local donors to help us find forever homes for all of the animals in our care. Donor support benefits the local community by improving the lives of shelter animals and making healthy pets available for companionship, and improving the quality of life for pet owners within the community. Please consider becoming a supporting member, joining us at one of our fundraising events, or using our fundraising toolkit to host your own event to benefit the Healdsburg Center.

We also accept car donations and in-kind donations of goods and services. Learn more about our donation programs here, or call Melissa Dobar at 707-542-0882, ext. 241.

Who do I call to volunteer at the Healdsburg Center?

A little love goes a long way. Volunteers seeking to turn their love of animals into action and serve their community are always welcome to join our family of caring and committed volunteers. If you’re interested in exploring available volunteer opportunities at the Healdsburg Center, please complete a volunteer application. You can view a listing of volunteer opportunities here, or contact Nina Caputo at 707-542-0882, ext. 262 for more information.

Where can I find information on animals available for adoption and the adoption process?

You can find information on animals available for adoption and our adoption process right here. You can also call (707) 542-0882 to speak with one of our caring and knowledgeable staff members or volunteers about the adoption process.

If I need to surrender my pet, what do I do?

The Sonoma Humane Society seeks to provide alternatives to pet relinquishment. If you need to surrender your pet, please review our Re-homing Packet or call (707) 542-0882 to inquire about an appointment and availability. SHS Healdsburg Center will accept owner surrendered pets only as space is available. We are a trusted and community-based resource here to offer hope to every animal and pet-owner. If your circumstances have changed and you need to find a new home for your beloved pet, please let us help you through the process.

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