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




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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 Pittie 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 Banner Community Guild

12629 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA.


Jim Greeninger

Sunday, September 30

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

at St. Joseph Cultural Center

410 Church Street

Grass Valley, CA.

50% of tickets sales will go to Sammie's Friends

When prompted, type in code:  SAM

Shelter Me Event Sponsors


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

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 Pittie 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 Pittie 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!