COVID-19 Response and Updates
Pets Lifeline is available to take in stray dogs and cats from Sonoma Valley.
If you find a pet, please call us at 707.996.4577 and press 1, or you can come to the shelter at 21045 Broadway and ring the bell on the gate upon arrival.
Due to the safety of the pets & people, please hold all donations of pet bedding, toys, towels, .... At this time we are only able to accept unopened bags & cans of pet food. Once the shelter is open, we can accept your generous donations of pet items.
Service and Program Updates
If you find a stray animal: We are available 7 days a week from 8:30am - 5:00pm to take in stray dogs and cats. If you can call in advance at (707) 996-4577 ext 1 to let us know you are coming in with a found animal, we would appreciate it. If not, there is a bell on the outside gate to let us know you are here. Wait outside for a staff person to meet you.
Shelter Hours: During the Shelter in Place order no visitors are allowed at Pets Lifeline to minimize the possibility of community spread of COVID-19. Meow Manor, our offsite location in the Marketplace Shopping Center, is closed until further notice.
Adoptions: Adoption meets are not being held during the Shelter in Place order. Available animals can be viewed on our website, and we welcome adoption applications. We will maintain contact with those who have submitted applications over the next few weeks.
Training Classes: All dog training classes have been postponed until further notice.
Volunteering and Fostering: At this time, we do not need additional volunteer or foster support. On-site volunteer activity has been suspended to protect the health of our volunteers and community. We welcome new volunteer and foster applications through our website, and will resume orientation sessions and training when it is safe to do so.
Free Pet Food Pantry: If you are in need of cat or dog food, we are distributing pet food on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30am - 1:00pm at Vintage House, 264 First Street East.
Local veterinarians that we have spoken to are still open and seeing clients. Many recommend postponing non-essential appointments for owners health and safety, with priority given to urgent and critical appointments.
Contact your veterinarian directly to receive their latest service updates:
Arroyo Vet Hospital (707) 996-1054
Sonoma Animal Hospital (707) 996-4561
Sonoma Valley Pet Clinic (707) 938-8198
Sonoma Vet Clinic (707) 938-4455
Valley of the Moon Vet Hospital (707) 939-9957
Emergency clinics available 24 hours:
Our Community, Our Impact
The health and welfare of our community is important to us. Please follow all guidelines issued by government authorities to protect your health, as well as the health of your loved ones and community.
During this challenging time and to contribute to the welfare of our community, Pets Lifeline's public policy has changed. We are here for the animals to keep them safe and provide ongoing loving care with a select group of staff, and are taking precautions to maintain a healthy shelter environment for all.
Be Prepared: Here are some helpful tools for you to plan ahead for your pets:
Make sure you have up-to-date contact information for neighbors, friends and/or family members who can care for animals in your absence. Have this information handy and easily accessible, for example put it in a visible location, such as on your fridge.
Make a list for each animal including (approximate age and any known health issues) for their food, including brand/type, quantities, number of feedings and approximate time(s) of feeding per day. Be sure to include information about pet medications, prescriptions, and flea/tick control, etc.
Have a file folder ready with veterinary information including rabies vaccinations, medical paperwork, etc.
Also, as a best practice, be sure that your pet’s microchip is up-to-date (with your current cell phone number and email address) and that your animal’s collar has proper ID tags, (if you don’t have tags, use a permanent marker to write your phone number on the collar). This will also help your neighbors get your pet back to you in the event they go missing, and will prevent them from having to enter the shelter.
For more information about Coronavirus and Pets, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#animals
How You Can Help
Donate: Pets Lifeline relies on donor support. Revenue sources like adoptions, classes, and fundraisers have been suspended to protect public health, and we need your support now to continue to provide the care our dogs and cats need. Any amount you can spare will help. Click here to donate now.
Pet Food Pantry: We are looking for cat and dog food donations to help those in need. You can order on both Amazon and Chewy and have it sent directly to our address at: 21045 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. Or if you are shopping at Sonoma Pet Center, Pet Food Express or Brocco's Old Barn, they will hold pet food for Pets Lifeline to distribute to those in need.