Placer SPCA

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

320 donors

100% complete

$100,000 Goal

For more than 50 years, the Placer SPCA has reunited lost pets with their owners, enabled struggling families and individuals to keep their pets when times are tough, and matched homeless pets with those searching for a companion. It began in 1973, when a group of community residents committed to animal welfare in the greater Placer area could no longer watch the suffering of homeless animals that were abandoned and left to fend for themselves, often succumbing to starvation, disease, and euthanasia. In search of a loving home for these animals, compassionate volunteers founded the Placer SPCA. In its early years, Placer SPCA operated without a shelter, working solely out of a small office in Auburn. Then managed entirely by volunteers, hundreds of homeless and abused animals were placed in foster homes until they found their permanent homes. Through the gift of a generous bequest, the current Placer SPCA Companion Animal Center in Roseville opened in 1995 and was expanded a few years later after another legacy gift.

Today, the Placer SPCA is the largest and most comprehensive animal welfare provider in Placer County. The Placer SPCA is critically needed in the community, and the organization houses, feeds, and cares for up to 4,000 homeless animals annually between our three locations: the Placer Companion Animal Center in Roseville, the Pet Adoption and Resource Center in Auburn, and the Pet Food Express Cat Adoption Center at the Fountains shopping center in Roseville. Working closely with the community, the Placer SPCA provides adoption counseling, spay/neuter assistance and education, pet lost and found, pet classes and workshops, collaborative rescue efforts, and volunteer opportunities. Contrary to common belief, the Placer SPCA is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive donations from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). We do not receive government funding outside of contracted services. Our programs are funded solely through private donations, charitable foundations, corporate grants, fees for service, and a thrift store.

In 2018, the Placer SPCA opened Phase I of the brand-new Adoption & Education Center at 200 Tahoe Avenue in Roseville. This 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility serves as the organization's central adoption location, housing adoptable pets and adoption services, our education center, and administrative offices. The new campus features hospital quality in a home-like atmosphere, designed carefully with the research and recommendations by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program in mind. The Placer SPCA's previous Companion Animal Care Center at 150 Corporation Yard Road is now being used for intake and veterinary services until Phases II and III of the new campus are funded and built.

Giving Activity


Placer SPCA's mission is to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond. Placer SPCA's vision is that every adoptable companion animal in Placer County has a home; every lost companion animal in Placer County is reunited with its owner; every dog and cat owner has access to affordable spay and neuter services; and every companion animal is treated with kindness and respect.


- People looking to add the perfect companion to their home through adoption

- People willing to temporarily open their homes and hearts to animals in need

- Monetary Donations to help provide life-saving medical treatment to animals in need through our "Guardian Angel" program

- Donations of blankets, towels, treats and more to help animals in our care

- Pet food for our Pet Food Assistance Program, helping families facing financial hardship feed their pets

Placer SPCA's most pressing need, currently, is still space. While we moved into Phase I of our new campus - the Adoption & Education Center - we are still fundraising to build our veterinary clinic and intake center for pets in need. If you are interested in buying a brick at our new facility to support these efforts, or learn about other naming opportunities, please contact or (916) 872-6162.

Equity Statement

Placer SPCA welcomes all members of our community to work together to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond. We are committed to serving the pets and people of Placer County and embracing an atmosphere where all feel comfortable and included. We believe a diverse organization is a healthy organization and will continue in our efforts to provide an equitable and inclusive environment.

Organization Data


Organization name

Placer SPCA

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Animal Related

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Other, Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Space: Office or Other

Demographics Served

Animals, General population

Local Counties Served



200 Tahoe Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678

Service areas

Placer, CA, US





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