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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:

Monday-Saturday

12:00-4:00 pm

Main: (530) 471-5041

Cat House: (530) 274-1955

Adopt Diesel

Diesel is such a lover boy. He is so darn sweet and he is real tired of being at the shelter. Diesel loves belly rubs, bones, and going for hikes. He gets along well with children. Are you looking for a special friend? Diesel is your guy.


Diesel is extremely playful with other dogs his size. He would play with them all day and would make a wonderful doggy companion. Don't let his large size fool you. He's a real lover boy!

Out of State Transportation


Some of you may not know that we have Sammie's Friends animals all over the U.S. (West Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Montana, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nevada, Utah and Arizona) and we even have two in Canada and one in Mexico.  If you see an animal that you like and want to adopt we will work with you by phone to determine that you and the pet are a good match.  We have sent animals by plane, private and commercial, transport services, individual volunteers have driven animals to new places.  Our very own Co-Founder, Curt has driven two dogs to Canada and one cat to Oregon.  This mostly applies to adult cats and dogs.  We have also placed three horses on Sanctuaries out of state.