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Our History


Before 1982 there were no local animal shelters or resources available to help the Sonoma community cope with the problem of stray and abandoned animals. This lack of animal services motivated a handful of dedicated animal lovers to join together to create local animal welfare organization. Thanks to the support and dedication of this unique community, Pets Lifeline was established.

During its first years of growth, animals were housed in makeshift quarters or placed in temporary foster care. Our main effort was to find new homes for stray dogs and cats. Adoptions were scheduled "by appointment only" because of limited resources. In 1987, the Shelter was built and accommodated 13 dogs and 50 to 60 cats. With the help of foster care volunteers we are able to help many more animals. 


Visitors are encouraged to visit the Shelter and socialize with our dogs and our cats and kittens.

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