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, as some animals will be in foster care and others will be at the county shelter. Please use the contact information listed with each individual animal when making inquiries about them.
We help to facilitate adoptions from the county shelter by listing shelter animals up for adoption on our website. We make every attempt to give priority to animals who have been waiting in cages 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 an animal into foster care, making more room at the shelter for incoming animals. We also take animals into foster care from private sources when there is a serious need, as space allows, but priority is given to shelter animals. Foster parents do their best to observe the personalities and needs of foster animals in order to place them in the most suitable homes.
We maintain a relationship with Calaveras County Animals Services that is beneficial to the adoptable animals, but we are a separate entity. We provide the county shelter with volunteers who assist in caring for the animals. Adoptable adult dogs are tested for Heartworm and both adults and pups are put on a preventative. Adoptable cats are tested for FeLV, FIV, and Heartworm. All the animals are vaccinated and evaluated by dedicated shelter staff and CHS volunteers. Prior to adoption from both Animal Services or Calaveras Humane Society the animals are spayed/neutered. All animals originating from the shelter are microchipped, as are most CHS foster animals.
Many cats, due to their higher numbers, remain at the county shelter due to limited foster space. You do a great service by adopting an animal from the shelter and into a loving home. If you are interested in adopting a shelter pet, browse Doggy Directory and Kitty Catalog on this website and look for the animals located at the County Shelter/Animal Services. Additional shelter information:
Calaveras County Animal Services
Animal Services Facebook
891 Mountain Ranch Road (behind Government Center)
San Andreas, CA 95249
Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Closed 1:00 -2:00 pm & holidays)