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

Volunteering for Sammie's Friends

(you must be at least 16 years old)

There are currently over 100 volunteers helping Sammie's Friends, and we are always looking for more!

At the shelter, there are volunteer shifts every day of the week for  dog walking, cat care, office help and transporting animals to vet appointments.  It's a rewarding experience.  The human contact can mean so much for the shelter animals while they are waiting for their forever homes.

Sammie's Nifty Thrift Shop needs volunteers to help sort and price clothing, stock racks and shelves, receive and sort donated items and clothing, and clean donated items as needed.

Fosters: We are often in need of volunteers who can foster kittens until they are old enough to be adopted.  We also need volunteers to foster puppies, older animals, or sick or injured animals.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send us an email with your name, phone number and area of interest (dog walking, cat care, thrift shop, fostering).  Print out our Volunteer Application, fill it out and mail it to the appropriate address below.



For office help, dog walking, cat care or fostering,

please mail your application to:

Sammie's Friends Animal Shelter

14647 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA  95949

For the thrift shop, please mail your application to:

Sammie's Nifty Thrift Shop

627 E. Main Street

Grass Valley, CA  95945

New Volunteer Position Available

Posted: 1/9/18

The main responsibility of this person would be to organize files and communicate with our current foster families and help look for new families to join our team. Why are foster homes so important? It is necessary to send our young animals and seniors into foster homes in order to keep them healthy and happy. Growing our foster list and helping promote those currently in foster care will help us continue to care for all of our shelter animals. Additional responsibilities of this position would include assistance in making spay/neuter appointments with our local vets.

If you are interested in this unique volunteer position, please contact Alex at the shelter. (530) 471-5041