$28,450 raised by 372 donors


Since 1987, RedRover's donors, supporters, and volunteers have changed the lives of countless animals. Based in Sacramento, California, RedRover’s programs help animals and people in crisis throughout the United States and Canada. We bring together passionate individuals and create a network of people and organizations dedicated to alleviating suffering and strengthening the bond between people and animals. RedRover does this through the following programs:

  • RedRover Relief provides guidance, case management, and financial assistance to help pet owners, Good Samaritans, and rescuers obtain urgent veterinary care for animals in life-threatening situations. We also work with domestic violence shelters across the country to provide emergency assistance with boarding and veterinary care, as well as grants to establish on-site pet housing so domestic violence survivors and their pets can safely escape abuse together. 
  • RedRover Responders deploys staff and trained volunteers to shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters or rescued from puppy mills, hoarding cases, and other cruelty situations. Volunteers provide daily care and comfort for the animals until they can be reunited with their owners, placed in foster care, or adopted into new homes. We also support pets of domestic violence survivors by building pet housing spaces at domestic violence and animal shelters, enabling families escaping abuse to stay together. Through our Community Programs initiative, we deliver training and hands-on assistance, such as providing volunteers for a spay and neuter clinic or guidance on shelter operations, to communities in need. We focus on areas where animals and people lack resources and where there is a high population of homeless animals.
  • RedRover Readers trains educators to teach children the three steps of empathy development: recognize emotional states in animals and people, share emotional states, and regulate emotions to make positive decisions and develop strong relationships. Our unique curriculum uses illustrated, animal-themed stories and question strategies to help children understand animal behavior, develop self-awareness, and practice perspective-taking. RedRover also publishes Kind News magazine for children to help students connect with animals and build stronger, more compassionate relationships.

Giving Activity


RedRover is a national animal welfare organization based in Sacramento, California. Our mission is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and education.


We want to increase outreach efforts to make sure Sacramento-area residents and visionary entrepreneurial leaders can fully connect with us and participate in our growth and program offerings. Our main goals are to:

Continue providing financial assistance and other resources for pets who need lifesaving veterinary care through our RedRover Relief program.

Increase outreach for and participation in the RedRover Readers program, a social and emotional learning program that helps children develop critical thinking skills and empathy for both people and animals.

Build partnerships with other Northern California animal groups by providing training and support so we can work together to care for animals displaced by natural disasters, rescued from mass cruelty situations (such as puppy mills or hoarding cases), or other large-scale events that affect animals in need.

Grow our Northern California RedRover Responders volunteer base – individuals who are specially trained to care for and shelter large numbers of animals after they have been rescued from cruelty and neglect.

Equity Statement

RedRover recognizes the deep systemic racism within the animal welfare sector. Our mission is to help animals in crisis and strengthen our relationships with animals – but the lives of animals do not exist in a vacuum. We cannot fully and effectively help animals without looking deeply at ourselves and how we treat one another. Therefore, we see diversity, inclusion, and equity as integral and vital to the success of our mission, as well as to the well-being of our staff, volunteers, and the people and communities we serve.

RedRover is committed to examining the way we do our work and accomplish our mission with the goal of increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging. RedRover is committed to working in stronger partnership with the people and communities we serve and actively seeking representation from those communities for our governing Board of Directors and for our staff and volunteers.

More specifically:

We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and work to ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

We will engage in ongoing learning and examining our own biases.

We are committed to nondiscrimination, providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement, and ensuring our internal review and promotion practices are equitable.

We will create and maintain diverse and equitable work environments with a strong sense of safety and belonging for our staff and volunteers.

We are committed to modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion for the animal welfare sector and encouraging those with whom we work closely to make this commitment with us.

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Operating Budget

$5,000,001-$10 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Animals, Youth & Children, General population

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


PO Box 188890
Sacramento, CA 95811

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US

Butte Valley, CA, US, 95965





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