Sammie's Friends

Nevada County Animal Shelter

14647 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA  95949

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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:


12:00-4:00 pm

Main: (530) 471-5041

Cat House: (530) 274-1955

297 Days in the Shelter


Do you have the heart to give a special dog a home? Meet Nero, a Shar Pei/Mastiff mix. He came to the shelter over 8 months ago because his owner’s other dog was being aggressive toward him.  Since then, Nero has turned into a Sammie’s Friends FAVORITE!  In fact, he hangs out in the office with the staff because we love him so much.

Nero is an amazing dog - affectionate, loyal, funny, with a striking handsome appearance. And he gets along with almost all other dogs. Since he’s shy about meeting new people, he’s had a hard time getting his forever home. However, it only takes him a few days to really warm up to someone, sometimes less. And then he’s your best friend! If you have the patience, Sammie’s Friends’ staff is willing to bring him to your home for a couple hours a day or do whatever it takes to help Nero build a relationship with you.

Are you the one to give Nero his forever home?

Adopt Nero