High Sierra Animal Rescue

High Sierra Animal Rescue (HSAR) is a non- kill shelter located in Portola, CA. that is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless adoptable pets 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.

Each rescued pet is examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered if unaltered, vaccinated, heart worm tested, provided any necessary medical treatment and quality care until it can be adopted into a new, loving home. In addition to our rescue efforts, we sponsor low-cost spaying/neutering for county residents and promote humane education in our schools and to the general public.

Funding for our shelter’s operation and rescue expenses come solely from private contributions, memberships, sponsorships, and memorial donations. Our boarding kennels and grooming services 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.

High Sierra Animal Rescue animals are available at PETCO South (5565 S Virginia St) in Reno, NV. every Saturday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Meet our staff and our volunteers, and maybe your new “Best Friend”. 

Subscribe to our email Newsletter/Event emails and receive updates on events, programs, and news. Learn responsible pet care, receive discounts on boarding, read great articles, and find out about Volunteer opportunities. We never sell or share your information with others.

For your convenience the donation form allows you to select the purpose for your donation and the ability to automatically donate monthly.The more you donate, the more animals we can help.
Please consider an automatic monthly donation. Donations are tax deductible.

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals please see our featured animal list below or go to our adoptable animal page and fill out our ADOPTION SURVEY FORM.

Our Featured Animals