Healdsburg Center


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The Sonoma Humane Society and Petaluma Animal Services are partnering 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


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 9 AM – 5PM, Monday through Saturday. Each
morning, adoptable animals travel to the Healdsburg Center and area 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 Dog House. To see who’s available in Healdsburg, look for  the adoption "COME SEE ME IN HEALDSBURG!" note in the adoption profile.


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 each day are transported to the Sonoma Humane Society’s Santa
Rosa location for ongoing care. Click here see a listing of found stray animals or call
280-9632 (Healdsburg) or 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.
For availability and an appointment for your dog’s evaluation please call 280-9632 (Healdsburg)
or 542-0882 (Santa Rosa).

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


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’ll be providing starting in early 2014.

What services will be 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. This new facility will serve as a resource for the community, and available services will 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 will be 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday. At night, the animals will be housed at the SHS Santa Rosa Center, 5345 Hwy 12 West in Santa Rosa.

What will become of the Healdsburg Animal Shelter building?

SHS and PASF do not have access to, or ownership of, the HAS building. HAS and the City of Healdsburg are allowing SHS and PASF to establish temporary services at this location in the form of a day-use facility so that we may begin providing services as soon as possible.

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. To learn more about our donation programs, visit sonomahumane.org 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 visit sonomahumane.org to complete a volunteer application and view a listing of volunteer opportunities, or contact Nina Caputo at 707-542-0882, ext. 262.

Here are some “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) about the animal care services SHS and PASF will provide for the Healdsburg community and what to do if you’re a Healdsburg resident in need of help or medical attention, for an injured pet or stray animal.

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 at http://sonomahumane.org/adopt/. You may 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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