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.

To protect the health of our pets & staff, please hold all donations of pet bedding, toys, towels, etc. 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: Pets Lifeline is not open to general visitors 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 (virtual and/or in-person) are being scheduled by appointment. If you are interested in adopting, you can view available animals on our website, and submit an application specifying which animal you are interested in. We will follow up with applicants who are interested in specific animals to schedule meets. 

  • Training Classes: Dog training classes have resumed with COVID protocols in place for safety. See more information HERE


  • 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 via Food For All home deliveries. You may contact Michael at 996-4577 ext 104 or email him.

Veterinary Services

Local veterinarians are still open and seeing clients. Many are booked several weeks out, so expect a waiting period and exercise patience with obtaining appointments. Most vets are having clients call from the parking lot upon arrival to check-in. 

Contact your veterinarian directly to receive their latest service updates:

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 recommendations 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 your animals in your absence. Have this information handy and easily accessible, for example put it in a visible location like your fridge. Have a conversation with these people to confirm they would be available to care for your pets if needed.


  • Make a write-up for each animal including age, microchip/ID info, health record, diet, and detailed feeding and care instructions. Be sure to include any necessary instructions for pet medications, prescriptions, and flea/tick control, etc.


  • Prepare a file folder with copies of veterinary records including vaccination history, prescriptions, and flea/tick control etc.


  • Finally, as always, double check that your pet’s microchip has your current contact information registered (more info HERE), 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

How You Can Help

Donate: Pets Lifeline relies on donor support. Revenue sources like camp, classes, and fundraisers have been reduced 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 your in-kind purchase for Pets Lifeline.


Mailing Address

PO Box 341
Sonoma, CA 95476

Temporary Location

21045 Broadway

Sonoma, CA 95476

Permanent Location

19686 Eight St. East

Sonoma, CA 95476


Shelter Hours

Shelter staff are onsite 7 days a week, 8:30am-5:00pm. However, due to COVID-19 health concerns, we are only open to the general public by private appointment. For more information, please phone or email us at:
707.996.4577 x106 or

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our Federal tax ID is #94-2851279

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