Our hearts are with all the people and animals impacted by the present wildfires. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources for evacuees in the Western United States.

Resources for pet owners

Know of a resource or shelter to add to this list? Please email us at info@redrover.org.

*Please note that these resources have been gathered from public sources. If you are planning to shelter at one of these sites with your animals, please verify that it is open and accepting animals as conditions may have changed.

Pet-friendly lodging resources*:

*Contact these resources directly for current availability and COVID-19 conditions.

CDC – COVID-19 Guidelines for Pet Owners

Veterinary Care:

The Red Cross Emergency app can help keep you and your loved ones safe with real-time alerts, shelter locations and safety advice on wildfires. The Red Cross First Aid app provides instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies. Download these apps for free by searching for “American Red Cross” in your app store or at redcross.org/apps.

For those evacuating pets, large and small, the American Red Cross recommends keeping current photos of you with your pet in the event the animal gets lost, and holding onto information about feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior issues and the name and number of a veterinarian.

Resources by region:


BEAR FIRE (North Complex Fire) – Butte and Plumas Counties

The evacuation orders are due to the Bear Fire which the U.S. Forest Service has been fighting south of Bucks Lake since mid-August. The fire merged with the Claremont Fire burning south of Quincy and is now being called the North Complex fire. For Butte County residents, fire information is available at 530-538-7826.

  • Butte County Animal Shelters
    • Animal Sheltering Hotline: North Valley Animal Disaster Group 530- 895-0000
    • Small animals:
      • 521 Oak Road in Oroville. This location is accepting animals from 8am to 8pm.
    • Large animals:
      • Durham Community Park is open for evacuees with bathrooms and a horse arena for large animals. People are asked to tie animals to the gate. 
      • Camelot Equestrian Park, 1985 Clark Road, Paradise. Do not leave animals in barns, put them in the pastures. The shelter closes at 8pm and will reopen at 7:30am and no animals will be accepted when closed.
      • NorCal Livestock Evacuation – Dispatch Line: 707-234-7193
  • Plumas County
    • Small animals can be taken to Plumas County Animal Services, 201 N Mill Creek Rd, Quincy, CA 95971
    • Large animals can be taken to the Plumas County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairground Rd., Quincy, CA 95971
      • Call 530-283-3673 or 530-283-6300 for more information and to confirm availability.

#NorthComplex, #BearFire

Pierce County

  • Frontier Park (21718 Meridian E, Graham, WA 98338) is available and serving as a temporary shelter for livestock and livestock owners affected by the recent Graham fires. Please call if you have questions about availability or additional emergency services (253)761-6564.

Yakima County

  • Central Washington State Fair – 1301 S Fair Ave, Yakima, Washington 98901. State Fair Park is allowing the storage of large animals and RV’s.

(Last updated 9/18/20, 2:15 pm Pacific)