Bradshaw Animal Shelter

Frequently​ Asked Questions

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter is reopen for all walk-in services Tuesday-Sunday, excluding holidays.​ Please check our Facebook page​ for updates. 

Hours of Operation: 
Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5pm  *Wed  Noon - 6pm​​​

We are processing adoptions on a first-come, first-serve basis Tuesday-Sunday, excluding holidays.​ No appointment necessary. For details, view our adoption process page​.

​Please fill out our Foster Pledge Information Request​.  Send any questions to our Foster Team at​. For more information about our Foster Program, visit our Foster Program webpage​.​​

If your pet is at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter, please visit us at 3839 Bradshaw Road Tuesday-Sunday, excluding holidays. Redemption fees and other fees may apply. For details, view our online fee schedule​. To view a list of strays currently at our shelter, please visit ​the Lost and Found Pets Page​

Hours of Operation: 
Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5pm  *Wed Noon - 6pm​

We are currently accepting stray pets from the unincorporated Sacramento County Tuesday-Sunday, excluding holidays. We are located at 3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, CA. Call 311 for help determining the correct shelter jurisdiction​. ​

If you find a stray pet in the community, the best option is to try and reunite the pet with its' owner. For more details on how to reunite pets with their owners and a list of resources, visit the Have you found my pet?​ section on the Lost and Found Pet Page. ​

Hours of Operation: 
Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5pm  *Wed Noon - 6pm​​​

Owners of lost pets should visit​ and follow the steps at the top of the page. Our list of lost pets currently at the shelter is updated every 30 minutes.

Our RTF program is open with the following requirements: 

  • Up to two cats per person, per week
  • We are open Tuesday-Sunday, excluding holidays.
  • Pick up dates are generally the day after surgery, please check with staff
  • Cats must be from the unincorporated Sacramento County

For more details about our RTF Program, please visit the RTF page​. Alternatively, Animal Outreach may have availability at 530-642-2287 for spay/neuter appointments at their facility in Diamond Springs, as well as our friends next door at the Community Spay and Neuter​ (CSN). To schedule a spay/neuter appointment with CSN, call 916-368-7314.

​For more information about Feral Cats and trapping, please visit​.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5pm  *Wed Noon - 6pm​​​​​

The shelter is always grateful for donations and a list of items can be found by visiting To help with special medical needs, monetary donations made payable to the shelter’s non-profit affiliate, T.E.A.M. are always appreciated. Visit​ to donate today.

Yes. Licenses are being processed online, by mail and via walk-ins. 

  • Online: Renew your license online at
  • By Mail: Send a completed application, check, proof of spay/neuter, and proof of rabies vaccination to: Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, CA 95827 
  • Walk-In: License purchases during open hours at the shelter Tuesday-Sunday, except holidays. Current rabies certificate is required. Licenses are $15 for altered pets and $50 for unaltered pets. 
Hours of Operation: 
Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5pm  *Wed Noon - 6pm​​​

Citations can be cleared via walk-ins at the shelter Tuesday-Sunday, excluding holidays.​

Hours of Operation: 
Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5pm  *Wed Noon - 6pm​​​

We have reopened our Pet Food Pantry along with other services and resources to help Pet Owners in Need.​ 

Pet Food Pantry
  • Pet owners in need may pick up food once a month Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-5pm, excluding holidays.​
  • Appointments are recommended by emailing​ or calling our appointment line at 916-875-2287 between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm Tuesday - Sunday.

You can also find helpful tips on how to keep your pet, rehoming information, low cost vaccination and spay/neuter information, as affordable veterinary services in your area. For more information, visit​.

Low-cost vaccines and affordable vet services are available at many locations in our region. For details, visit ​our Rabies, Vaccination & Microchipping webpage​ or visit ​ For spay and neuter services, visit communityspayneuter.comFor a list of other spay and neuter services in our region, visit​.