High Sierra Animal Rescue

High Sierra Animal Rescue (HSAR) is a no-kill shelter located in Portola, CA that is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless adoptable dogs that can no longer be held at the county shelters. We are a nonprofit organization focused on providing health, quality of life, and emotional stability for animals in Northern California and Northern Nevada.

HSAR strives to find loving, caring, “forever” homes for the dogs and you can help.


Funding for the shelter’s operation and rescue expenses come from private contributions, memberships, sponsorships, and memorial donations; the boarding kennels also generate operating income for the rescue.

Please consider an automatic monthly donation.  No donation is ever too small when it comes to saving lives.  Donations are tax deductible.  HSAR has implemented a new Online Donation Service, eGiving.  If you need help setting up your eGiving account please click here.

Be in the Know: We publish a monthly e-newsletter that provides updates, event information, stories, tips and tricks, and other timely messages. Join us by subscribing. Send an email that includes your first and last name and your email address to: info@highsierraanimalrescue.org

Check out The Top Ten Reasons to Adopt From HSAR.




Calendar of Events and Other Happenings: 

Wooftrax is a smartphone application (iphone and Android) that supports High Sierra Animal Rescue every time you walk your dog. For every mile you walk, HSAR will receive a donation. Go to www.Wooftrax.com to get the app and sign up. Go to set up to select HSAR and go to their FAQ page for more information. Tell your friends and share on Facebook.

Did you know you can shop at Amazon Smile (the same Amazon you are used to) and a portion of your sale will be donated to HSAR?

High Sierra Animal Rescue dogs are available at PETCO South (5565 S Virginia St) in Reno, NV, every Saturday between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. Meet our staff, our volunteers, and maybe your new “Best Friend”.

The 2017 HSAR Rescue Calendar is now available.  Get yours today and enjoy all the amazing pets in 2017.  Each calendar is available for $10.75 (tax included) + $3.00 shipping.  Calendars make great gifts… and Christmas is coming fast.  Order by calling 530-832-4727 or donate on our website (be sure to specify that it is for the calendar).

The fabulous HSAR Dog Treats Cookbook is now available. This unique Cookbook is available for $10.75 (tax included) + $3.00 shipping. Share the fun… order one for yourself AND one for a friend. Order by calling 530-832-4727 or donate on our website (be sure to specify that it is for the cookbook).

March 11, 2017: High Sierra Animal Rescue will host the second Mission: Pawsbile fundraiser at the National Automobile Museum.

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please see our featured dogs list below or go to our Adoptable Dogs page and fill out our Adoption Survey form.

Our Featured DOGS