Sammie's Friends

Nevada County Animal Shelter

14647 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA  95949

Sammie’s Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  The mission of Sammie's Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that without help would continue to suffer or would be euthanized.  Sammie’s Friends also operates the Nevada County Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road.

Kennel Hours:


12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Main: (530) 471-5041

Cat House: (530) 274-1955




Offical Event Flyer - click image to enlarge

Offical Event Flyer - click image to enlarge

Offical Event Flyer - click image to enlarge

Sammie's Friends Upcoming Events


Are you interested in creating an event to help raise funds for Sammie's Friends?

Please contact Alex for more info!


A Pitty Party

Food, Fun, Big Raffle and Costume Contest

Saturday, October 27

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

at Sammie's Friends

14647 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA.


Shelter Me

A Fall Fundraising PAWty

Friday, November 2

7:00 pm

at Wild Eye Pub

535 Mill Street

Grass Valley, CA.

Shelter Me Event Sponsored by


Join us for this very special evening of Music, Laughs and Magic!

All funds raised will benefit the animals at Sammie's Friends.

Dessert ~ No Host Bar ~ Raffle

Dinner Reservations Recommended if you plan to arrive before the show!

21 years old and over ONLY!

Jed Dixon

Headliner at 8:00 pm

“His personality, energy and humor shine through his performance”

“So much fun and never a dull moment”

“Fantastic show, excellent music and entertainment”

The Nevada County Magicians Guild  

Opening Act at 7:00 pm

For over 20 years, the Nevada County Magicians Guild has been amazing and entertaining the Grass Valley/ Nevada City community.

National Pitbull Awareness Day is Saturday, October 27th, and Sammie’s Friends is throwing A Pitty Party to celebrate.

The whole month of October, we’ll be selling raffle tickets to win fabulous prizes, including a grand prize basket with 4 tickets to Disneyland Theme Park. We’ll also be reducing adoption fees for our adult pitbulls, and working to educate Nevada County residents about this oft-misunderstood group of dogs.

The Pitty Party is a family-friendly event with food and drinks, carnival games, pumpkin carving, a costume contest, and a free bounce house. We’ll talk about some of the myths surrounding the pitbull “breed” and have plenty of fun.

Come out to show your support for Sammie’s Friends and have a blast!

A Pitty Party Event Sponsored by


FREE Spay/Neuter Campaign

for Pitbull and Pitbull mixes in Nevada County

October 15 - October 19

Do you have a Pitbull or Pitbull mix or do you know one that needs to be spayed or neutered?  Sammie's Friends and Pound Puppy Rescue have come together again to allow Pitbull owners in Nevada County to get their Pitbull fixed for FREE!  Yep, that's right... it's FREE!  All you have to do is call one of the vets listed on the flyer and make an appointment for the week of October 15-19.  It's that easy!  As an added bonus, every owner who takes advantage of this campaign will be automatically entered to win a $500 cash prize!

Pitbulls continue to fill our shelters across the country and millions of them get euthanized each year.  Help us control the overpopulation of this very special dog.

Please spread the word!

Spay/Neuter Campaign Sponsored by


A Party for Hank Weston

Nevada County District IV Supervisor

Saturday, October 20

This is not a Sammie's Friends event, but we wanted to show our support for someone who has had our backs for years.

We wish him the best!

Click on the flyer for more info