High Sierra Animal Rescue is a no-kill shelter that opened in May of 1999 at a cost of $1.2 million dollars. High Sierra has 17 rescue kennels and 21 boarding kennels. We have placed over 3900 animals into loving permanent homes. Animals that are taken into the shelter receive love and attention from our trained personnel, medical help as required based on their previous environment or living conditions, behavioral assessment, socialization and obedience skills if needed, and a safe temporary home.
We work with 16-20 dogs at a time and do a complete assessment as part of our screening process. We focus on how the animals react to their environment, children, and life style. After the assessment is complete we develop a plan and begin training. Our animals are not released for adoption until they have successfully completed this process
Everyone associated with the facility is an animal lover and experienced animal professional or trained volunteer. Most of our crew and board members have adopted animals from the shelter. Some of our volunteers become Foster Parents and take animals home on a temporary basis as part of the re-integration program for neglected or abused animals.
We provide responsible adoption services to those seeking pets to insure compatibility between animal and owner. The adoption form is available for your review.
High Sierra Animal Rescue
103 Meadow Ridge Lane Portola, California 96122
Access our Mobile App by texting HSARESCUE to 21777