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High Sierra Animal Rescue


Monday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm




103 Meadowridge Lane

Send mail to: P.O. Box 548

Portola, CA 96122




(530) 832-HSAR or (530) 832-4727



(530) 832-5973



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 being a Guardian of High Sierra Animal Rescue by setting up an automatic monthly donation.  No donation is ever too small when it comes to saving lives.  Donations are tax deductible.   Set up a monthly donation today and be their Guardian!  


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:

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 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.

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


You can meet High Sierra Animal Rescue dogs at several off-site adoption events in the region. Stop on by and meet our staff, our volunteers, and your new best friend!


Saturday: PETCO South: 5565 S Virginia St, Reno, NV, between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm


1st Sunday: PETCO Sparks/Legends: 320 E Lincoln Way, Reno, NV, between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm


2nd Sunday: Sportsman's Warehouse: 3306 Kietzke Ln, Reno, NV, between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm


3rd Sunday: PETCO Northtowne: 2970 Northtowne Ln, Reno, NV, between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm


Most Thursday afternoons: Plumas Ace Hardware on Highway 70 in Portola, CA


The 2019 HSAR Rescue Calendar is now available.  Get yours today and enjoy all the amazing pets in 2019.  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).

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 FORM

Our Featured DOGS