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

Brace Yourself

Kitten Season is Here!

We have prepared a wish list of items that are needed to keep these little kitties happy and healthy.

A Gift Registry is all setup on and everything you order will be delivered directly to the shelter.  It's never too early or late to start shopping!

Kitten Season Comes Every Year!

Become a kitten Foster Family!

Please print out this Pre-Foster Questionnaire and bring it in to the shelter.

Ahhh Spring comes every year, and with those sunny skies, longer days and milder weather comes the inevitable pitter patter of little feet…kitten season!

As the warm weather coincides with female cats' heat cycles, female cats go into heat and male cats come running from near and far. By June, newborn kittens are brought to the shelter too young to be adopted — under eight weeks old — and shelter staff must find a way to provide them with the extra care and socialization they need during their first few weeks of life. That’s where you can step in and lend a huge helping hand.

Foster Care is designed as a lifeline for animals who have a chance at survival, but are simply too young for adoption, or may be recovering from an injury or illness, and cannot yet enter the general population of the shelter. With the love and care of devoted foster parents, these helpless animals are given a second chance for life.

Most of the animals in our foster program are cute, cuddly underage kittens. Our foster homes are dedicated to giving these young animals a second chance at life. Without the help of these volunteers, opening their hearts and homes, over hundreds of animals annually would not find their way into loving adoptive homes.

Your help is invaluable to these animals.

As spring and summer roll in, our need for foster homes more than doubles. Each day, we are met with new underage kittens in need of a safe place to be fed, cared for and socialized until they are old enough to be adopted.

Yes. They are cute.