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 shelter. We are a nonprofit organization focused on providing health, quality of life, and emotional stability for animals in Northern California.

Funding for our shelter’s operation and rescue expenses come solely from private contributions, memberships, sponsorships, and memorial donations. Our boarding kennels also help generate operating income. HSAR members receive a discount on our boarding fees. We strive to find loving, caring, “forever” homes for our pets and you can help.

Please consider an automatic monthly donation. Donations are tax deductible. No donation is ever too small when it comes to saving lives.

HSAR has implemented a new Online Donation Service, eGiving.  Click Here for information (it will automatically download a pdf) on how to navigate the login screen.

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 Reason to Adopt From HSAR.

Calendar of events: 

Daily: 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 your used to) and a portion of your sale will be donated to HSAR?

Weekly: 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 and our volunteers, and maybe your new “Best Friend”.

NOW:  Our fabulous HSAR Dog Treats Cookbook (first edition) is now available. This unique Cookbook is available for $21.50 (tax included) + $3.00 shipping. Share the fun and 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.

Saturday, May 23: High Sierra Animal Rescue’s first PAWS ON PARADE, in Graeagle, CA.  Come on out and help raise money to save more homeless pets.

Saturday, June 6: A special adoption event at Reno Cycles & Gear on Keitzke Lane, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Come on over and check out our good friends’ store, and meet some pups looking for their families.

Sunday, June 7: Natural Paws Hike for Hounds at the Galena Regional Park in Reno, 10 am – 1:00 pm.  Come on out for fun, hiking and possibly meet your new best friend.

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