Pets listed for adoption on our website are either in temporary Calaveras Humane Society (CHS) Foster Care or are residing at Calaveras County Animal Services (county shelter). When browsing our animal listings, make a note of the proper contact information, since some animals will be located at the County Shelter and others will be in private Foster Care. IMPORTANT: Please use the appropriate contact information listed for each individual animal when making inquiries about them. A contact phone number and/or email address is listed for each animal.
We help to facilitate adoptions from the County Shelter by listing shelter animals on our website. CHS also makes every attempt to give priority to animals who have been waiting at the County Shelter when space is available in foster homes. When CHS has room in a foster home and the shelter gives approval, we take a dog or cat into care, making more room at the shelter for incoming animals. We also take animals into Foster Care from private sources when there is a need, as space allows. While in CHS Foster Care, foster parents do their best to observe the personality and needs of each pet in order to place it in the most suitable home.
We maintain a good working relationship with Animals Services, but we are a separate entity. We provide them with countless volunteers to assist in caring for the animals while they are at the shelter. Adoptable adult dogs are tested for Heartworm and put on a preventative. Pups are put on a preventative right away. Cats are tested for Feline Leukemia/Aids/Heartworm. The animals are vaccinated and evaluated by dedicated shelter staff and CHS volunteers. Prior to adoption from both Animal Services or Calaveras Humane Society all dogs and cats are altered, and the animals originating from the shelter are microchipped. For further clarification on our relationship with Animal Services, please read the About Us page.
Many animals remain at the County Shelter due to limited foster space. If you are interested in adopting a pet from the shelter, browse Doggy Directory and Kitty Catalog on this website and look specifically for the animals listed as located at the County Shelter/Animal Services, or contact:
Calaveras County Animal Services
891 Mountain Ranch Road (behind Government Center)
San Andreas, CA
Adoption hours at the shelter are Wednesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Closed between 1 and 2) and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information visit their website.