Animal Shelter


Please visit the County’s Coronavirus website for situation updates and health information.

Effective August 31st, 2020 the State of California rolled out its new Blueprint for a Safer Economy for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays (beginning September 8th). To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier.  

The following services will continue to remain available by PHONE/APPOINTMENT ONLY:

  • Acceptance of stray dogs and any injured/sick animals found within our jurisdiction
  • Microchipping services
  • Return to owner
  • Reporting lost/found animals
  • Spay/neuter vouchers (please call Napa Humane at 707-252-7442 for appointment details)
  • Cat trap rentals
  • Adoptions/Meet and Greets
  • Owner request euthanasia
  • Foster Program
  • Licensing/renewals

Please call the office at 707-253-4382 to let us know you are here and we will provide curbside service as much as possible. You can also email us at [email protected] for any inquiries.

The following programs/services continue to be TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED until further notice:

  • Orientations and trainings for new volunteers. Effective 9/15/20, a modified volunteer program will open to current volunteers only and will be limited to dog walking and rabbit socializing.
  • Acceptance of healthy adult, stray cats
  • Owner surrender (will be triaged by need)
  • In-kind donations of gently used items (unless we put out a call for a specific item)
  • Public viewing of the animals, no walk-ins

COVID-19 & Animals

Planning for the Animal Component of Covid-19 Disaster from Claudia Sonder, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), President, Napa Community Animal Response Team (CART)

In these difficult times, the healing power of the human-animal bond adds to community resilience. Napa County has a robust network of animal organizations who are united in their efforts to support those of you with pets who might need assistance. This web page contains resources to help you manage your pets, while you look out for your own health and safety.


Our mission is to serve our community by providing for a safe and healthy environment for our citizens and their animals while promoting animal welfare and education about responsible pet ownership.

Photo Gallery

See pictures of some of the animals adopted out of our animal shelter.

Programs & Services  

  • Pet Adoptions
  • Lost and Found Pets
  • Dog License Information
  • Disaster Kits
  • Vaccination Clinics: Please visit the Napa Humane website for information on weekly actual-cost rabies vaccinations and other low-cost services or VIP Petcare Services for additional clinic dates and locations (including weekends).
  • Kennel Permits: The Napa County Animal Shelter permits and inspects kennels with five or more animals. If you wish to open a shelter you need to start with your local planning department for appropriate land use permits. A condition of approval of that use permit will be that you obtain a kennel permit from the Animal Shelter.
  • New Cat Trap Rental Agreement (PDF): The Napa County Animal Shelter will rent traps to feral cat advocates and members of the community within Napa County that want to control the free-roaming cat population in their neighborhoods. With minimal human intervention, our humane traps are used for trapping cats in order to be spayed/neutered and then re-released back to where they were found. The Community Cat Program (formerly Trap-Neuter-Release) is really the way to go to prevent unwanted kitten litters and keep healthy cats from unnecessarily entering the shelter system.


Thank Yous

Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for partnering with us to make our shelter successful and for providing supplies and services for all of our animals:  

  • A big thank you to our local Bay Area and Napa Valley rescues and animal shelters for their assistance in animal welfare.  It takes a village!
  • Critter Comforters: handmade comforters and blankets for all our adoptable animals
  • Dog World: grooming services to our adoptable animals that need to be ‘trimmed up’
  • Friends of the Napa County Animal Shelter for their fundraising efforts and providing support to shelter alumni and current animals at the shelter. Their work helps keep families together.
  • Napa Valley Dog Training Club, Inc: $10 gift certificate toward a training class with each dog adopted
  • Pet Food Express for their partnership in the Adoption Coupon Program and continued support.
  • Sally Seymour of Seymour & McIntosh Photography for donating their professional services and providing portraits of our adoption animals.
  • Bissell Pet Foundation:  host of Empty the Shelter, grants, fundraising, Bissell products.

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