Hours of Operation & COVID Protocols

When can I visit?

Effective immediately
we are open by appointment only. Adoption applications should be submitted online, an adoption
counselor will make an appointment when applications are approved.


Dog Training classes are in session.

Pets Lifeline is available to take in stray and abandoned 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 19686 Eighth Street East and ring the bell on
upon arrival.

We are accepting donated goods
for the animals, please call to make an appointment to drop-off donations.

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Visiting the Animal Resource Center

Do I need to wear a mask?

  • Yes, please.

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 outside the building to let us know you are here. Wait outside for a staff person to meet you.


  • Shelter Hours: Effective August 14, 2021, the Adoption Center is open by appointment only. When we feel it is safe, we will resume "normal" hours operation: 12p - 5pm Thursday - Sunday. 

  • 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: We are accepting applications for new volunteers. Log on and complete an application HERE. You will then be invited to attend volunteer orientation and training sessions. If interested in fostering a cat or dog, complete this APPLICATION and you will be contacted by the adoption center staff.

  • Free Pet Food Pantry: If you are in need of cat or dog food, we are distributing pet food via Comida Para Todos / Food For All. You may contact Roxanne
    at 996-4577 ext 108 or email her.

What donated good do you accept?

We accept: Pet beds, bowls, leashes, collars, toys, poop bags, carriers/crates, new litter boxes, towels, fleece blankets, litter (unscented), new cardboard cat scratchers, pet medications, and unopened pet food (see Amazon wishlist for the type we use in our shelter and the Pet Food Pantry for other types of food)  ts

We do not accept: Human pillows or bedding (sheets, comforters, knitted blankets, etc), expired pet food/medications, opened pet food, used litter boxes, carpeted cat trees 

To donate: Please call prior to bringing your goods to the Animal Resource Center. The bin in the parking lot is for pet food only.

Pets Lifeline is now a Fear Free Certified Shelter 

What is a Fear Free Shelter? 

Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and improving the experience of every human and pet involved.

Founded in 2016, Fear Free provides online education to shelter and veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners.

On behalf of the dogs and cats in our care, we have implemented practices to decrease fear, anxiety and stress for the temporary residents of Pets Lifeline.

We look forward to showing you around our new facility and how we are using these practices to help the animals in our care.

When you enter, you will be escorted to see the dogs & cats available for adoption. Let us know if you’d like to meet a particular cat or dog.