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
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*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
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
521 Oak Road in Oroville. This location is accepting animals from 8am to 8pm.
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
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.
SLATER FIRE – Siskiyou County
An information line has been set up at 530-356 9434.
Large animals (horses, etc.) and cats can be taken to the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds,
1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka. Call ahead to confirm availability: 530-842-0829 Small Animals (dogs and small farm animals – no cats) can be taken to the Rescue Ranch Adoption Center,
2216 E Oberlin Rd, Yreka. Call 530-842-0829 to confirm availability. Southern Oregon Emergency Aid provides transportation and sheltering for companion and large animals. They also serve Siskiyou and Shasta counties. If you need help you can call them at 541-226-1124, or email them at email@example.com, or message them via Facebook:
DOLAN FIRE – Monterey County
SPCA Monterey County offers supplies and shelter for animals. If you need assistance with evacuation or sheltering, call the SPCA at 831-373-2631 during the day 831-264-5455 at night.
If you have lost your pet during the fires call the SPCA at 831-373-2631 or go to the . County’s Animal Services Website
AUGUST COMPLEX, ROCK COMPLEX, AND OAK FIRES – Mendocino County
Mendocino County Animal Care has established a site on the south side of the Willits High School for domestic animals. The entrance to the Animal Care disaster rescue station is marked with signs on North Main Street in Willits, just south of the entrance to the Willits High School. 299 N Main St
. Willits, CA 95490
Animal Care has resources for larger domestic animals, horses, and livestock at the Willits Junior Horseman’s Association. Larger livestock can be delivered to 901 East Commercial Street in Willits for lodging.
To coordinate a pickup of a domestic animal with Animal Care, please contact the Call Center at 707-234-6052.
Covelo High School, located at 76280 High School Street, is open for evacuees
Covelo Rodeo Grounds, at 77286 Covelo Road is open for small and large animals, including livestock
If you need help with animals in the Covelo area, call 707-272-2299 and ask for Sarah
Humboldt County fairgrounds is open for evacuated animals. Call 707-496-8841 to arrange a drop-off.
CREEK FIRE – Fresno and Madera Counties
The Central California Animal Disaster Team is responding to assist evacuees with animals in coordination with the Fresno County OES, Sheriff’s Office , and Red Cross Central CA .
If you need evacuation assistance, please text 888-402-2238.
Fresno Animal Shelters
Granite Ridge Intermediate School – 2770 E International Ave, Fresno, CA
Fresno Fairgrounds – 1121 S. Chance Ave, Fresno, CA
Prior to arriving, you must call or text (888) 402-2238. Dependent upon the type of animals you are evacuating, you will be directed to where to go at the Fairgrounds.
Clovis Rodeo Grounds – 748 Rodeo Dr, Clovis, CA (AT CAPACITY)
Madera County Shelters:
Oakhurst Community Center – 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst, CA
Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds – 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold, CA
EL DORADO FIRE – San Bernardino County
SB County Devore Animal Shelter is OPEN and accepting animals from evacuation areas. Call 800-472-5609 for assistance with evacuating and housing evacuated pets. #eldorado #eldoradofire https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Animal-Shelter/Devore-Animal-Shelter-142136632500281/
Evacuated horses can now be taken to Yucaipa Equestrian Center. The American Red Cross said it closed an evacuation point at Santa Anita Park on Thursday, and it will continue to provide virtual assistance. Those impacted by the Bobcat Fire and in need of help can contact the local Red Cross via the Disaster Distress Hotline at 800-675-5799. The Red Cross said it has teams on standby to reopen the evacuation site if needed.
The Red Cross temporary evacuation point is at: Redlands East Valley High School, 31000 E. Colton Ave. in Redlands and the Red Cross phone number for evacuation assistance is (442) 242-0946.
For the latest information, visit:
#ElDorado #ElDoradofire #Yucaipa #OakGlen
BOBCAT FIRE – Los Angeles County
Large animal evacuation sites:
Pomona Fairgrounds – The Fairplex in Pomona and Santa Anita Park are providing shelter to large animals. At least 300 horses can be sheltered at the Fairplex. (Entrance at Gate 12 off of N. White Ave)
Industry Hills Expo Center (Horses). 16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry, CA 91744. Contact: Cory Moss: 626.216.6428 Companion animals:
Residents seeking assistance with their pets should contact the Pasadena Humane Society at (626) 792-7151, extension 281. **Update, 9/13 at 11am: Staff is onsite at the shelter to assist with the intake of animals in need of temporary emergency boarding due to mandatory evacuation orders now issued for part of Arcadia. Pasadena Humane Animal Control will be stationed at the Red Cross evacuation zone at Santa Anita Park (Gate 5) to assist with the transport of displaced pets back to the Pasadena Humane shelter. If you must evacuate, it’s always best to take your pets with you. We recommend you keep your pets with you, but there is emergency boarding available if this is not possible. (via
Pasadena Humane) My Pet Garden (Pasadena) is offering free emergency boarding for dogs and cats under 35lbs. Interested parties can call 626.449.1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Visit
My Pet Garden Facebook for more information. Wonder Dog Ranch (Monrovia) may be able to board your pets (click for
Wonder Dog Ranch Emergency Boarding Information or see their Facebook page). Call first: 626. 205-2501. Service animals:
Red Cross Evacuation Center– Santa Anita Park. Accepting service dogs and mini horses only. Santa Anita Park, located at 285 W. Huntington Dr. inside of Gate 5.
VALLEY FIRE – San Diego County
If you and your animals are in imminent fire danger and need immediate assistance, please contact the San Diego County Department of Animal Services (DAS) at 619-236-2341.
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, all animal shelters are drop-off only. Owners cannot participate in animal care.
To coordinate emergency boarding, please contact San Diego Humane Society at 619-299-7012 (press 1).
Transportation of small animals (dogs, cats, and small companion animals) for emergency boarding from evacuation centers to San Diego Humane Society:
To coordinate transportation, please contact us at 619-299-7012 (press 1).
Pet food and supplies are available for pickup from SD Humane Society’s San Diego, Escondido, and Oceanside Campuses from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday:
San Diego5480 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Escondido3500 Burnet Drive
Escondido, CA 92027
Oceanside572 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
People and pets (dogs, cats, and small companion animals) under evacuation orders and in need of shelter are being directed by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to:
Steele Canyon High School at 12440 Camp Road, Spring Valley
Joan MacQueen Middle School at 2001 Tavern Road, Alpine
Small animals are also being accepted at the County Animal Services shelter in Bonita, 5821 Sweetwater Road.
Large animals (horses and other livestock) are currently being evacuated to:
Lakeside Rodeo Arena at 12584 Mapleview St. is now open for horses only. While County Animal Services is overseeing the facility, the San Diego Humane Society and other qualified volunteers will be caring for the horses on site.
Large animals, with the exception of horses, can be taken to Iron Oak Canyon Ranch at 12310 Campo Road in Spring Valley. (NEARING CAPACITY)
For updates and more information, please visit sdhumane.org/valleyfire .
Larimer County Humane Society – 3501 E 71st Street Loveland, CO 80538 .
If you are needing to evacuate due to the Cameron Peak Fire we can provide temporary housing and/or transportation for small animals including companion animals, small mammals, and small farm animals as space allows . Please call 970-226-3647 ext 7 if you are in need of assistance.
If you need companion animals retrieved from your property, call Larimer Humane Society dispatch at (970) 226-3647 ext. 7 to provide contact information and description of animals.
If you need one-time assistance to provide water for companion animals still on your property (contingent upon safety and approval from Emergency Services to do so), call Larimer Humane Society dispatch at (970) 226-3647 ext. 7 to provide contact information and description of the animals.
Large animal assistance – please contact Troy Badberg at Larimer County Emergency Management at 970-443-3231.
VCA Animal Hospitals is offering free boarding assistance for pets that have been displaced by the large wildfires burning across the state of Oregon.
Northwest Dog Project is offering evacuation assistance from Level 3 Evacuation Area – can load dogs or other animals into the back of a truck, as well as provide dog food, crates, and other supplies. Contact (541) 525-0093.
Cascades Livestock Rescue
is active right now in all regions of Oregon, assisting with evacuations, transport, boarding and feed/maintenance.
Oregon Humane Society – 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
Will board pets if you are in a Level 3 evacuation zone, and have nowhere else to take your pets
Can provide cages, crates, litter boxes, food, X-pens to people to support them in keeping their pets with them.
Call (503) 285-7722 and press 0 if you need their help.
Benton County Fairgroun ds, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333
Accepting large and small animals
Coos County Fair & Rodeo – 770 4th Street, Myrtle Point, OR 97458
Can house horses and small livestock
Please call (541) 297-1439 to coordinate
Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S Main St, Prineville, Oregon 97754
Crook County Fair Grounds is offering free emergency boarding for animals. There are 200 10×10 stalls and 9 holding pens. On a first come first serve basis.
Call (541) 447-6575 to confirm availability.
Saving Grace is accepting evacuated pets who belong to families in a Level 3 evacuation. They are also staging medical supplies for shelters in Southern Oregon. Located at 450 Old Del Rio Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471. Contact: Megan Gram 541-672-3907 ext. 120.
Jackson and Josephine Counties
Evacuees can bring their pets to the Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, OR 97502
Look for the sign for Jackson County Animal Services at Gate 5
Jackson County Animal Services is coordinating the effort with law enforcement to recover stray pets, and currently, no civilians are allowed.
If you find a stray animal you can bring it to the Isola Arena at the Jackson County Animal Services at the Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, OR 97502
Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass OR 97527
Staging area for evacuations–is not a shelter
Can stay in your vehicle with your pets there
Josephine County Emergency Management: (541) 474-5305
AVAILABLE EMERGENCY SHELTER/PARKING IN MEDFORD (via
City of Medford): The following are emergency parking and shelter areas available in Medford for families and individuals who have lost their homes or have been evacuated.
First Presbyterian Church at 85 S. Holly is offering emergency shelter for up to 25 individuals within families that have been displaced from their homes. Food and bedding will be provided and COVID-19 health and safety measures will be followed. With limited space available, please contact Pastor Murray Richmond at 907-347-3365 to check availability.
The New Life Church of the Nazarene, 1974 East McAndrews Road, is offering their parking lot with approximately 200 spaces available for vehicles and RVs. With limited space available, please call 541-779-7777 to check availability. Restrooms will be available. Vehicles will only be allowed every third space.
North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, parking lot and gym will be open at 6:30 p.m. tonight (September 9). Restrooms and showers are available.
There is a Temporary Evacuation Point and Pet Reunification Center established at the Jackson County Expo, but sheltering is not available. If you find pets, non-feral animals, you can bring them here. This is also the place for owners to surrender their animals temporarily due to property loss. There are medical workers for the animals, plenty of food and water.
If you are displaced and need your pet housed or have lost a pet, call Jackson County Animal Services at 541-774-6654. Leave a detailed message with your contact information, details of your lost pet and/or email a photo with all of those details to lostpet@JacksonCounty.org. Check Facebook.com/JCAnimalServices/ for updates on photos of lost pets.
Lucky Paws Rescue – 2053 Laura Street, Springfield OR
Limited space available for temporary boarding for dogs and cats. Call 541-246-8070 to coordinat
Check their Facebook page for updates
VCA Westmoreland – 3880 W 11th Ave, Eugene OR
Free temporary boarding if you are evacuating from an impacted area Contact the hospital at 541-485-4595 to coordinate
Check their Facebook page for updates.
Greenhill Humane Society – 88530 Greenhill Road, Eugene OR 97402
Temporary boarding for cats and dogs if you are unable to find placement with friends or family
Able to provide crates, cages, water bowls etc to help you set up with friends/family
Oregon Horse Center – 90751 Prairie Rd, Eugene OR
For large animals
Offering free self penning space Call or text 202-420-1898 to confirm space availability before arriving
Lane Events Center – 796 W. 13th, Eugene OR 97402
Space for horses, goats, chickens, and ducks
Contact the LEC at 541-221-8405
Lane County Large Animal Transportation:
Eugene Livestock Auction – Junction City
Available to assist with hauling and transporting.
Call 541-998-3353 to inquire.
Trailers available to help move large animals.
Contact Matt at 541-508-9772.
Akins Trailer Sales – offering trailers to evacuate livestock
Call Thad at 541-335-9663
Linn County Fairgrounds are FULL.
Linn County Emergency Management are directing people to the Benton County Fairgroun ds, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333
Accepting large and small animals
Oregon State Fairgrounds – 2330 17th Street Northeast, Salem OR
Large and small animals accepted
Enter on the south side w/ animals
Get info: 503-391-7294
Polk County Fairgrounds – 520 S. Pacific Highway W, Rickreall, OR 97371
Providing housing for large and small animals, except no cows
Please call ahead of time to confirm they are still open, and to let them know the numbers and kinds of animals you are bringing: (503) 623-3048.
Westside Commons, formerly the Washington County Fairgrounds, is accepting animals whose owners have fled the Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak or Powerline fire. The Washington County Sheriff’s Posse, a volunteer group, will care for animals overnight if need be but owners must come by each day to help. Campsites and recreational vehicle spots are available to fire evacuees.
Those seeking care for their animals should call 503-314-3433 before they arrive.
Evacuations are widespread in Eastern Washington. If you are being evacuated from one of these counties and need help finding shelter and assistance, call the Red Cross at: 509-670-5331.
Whisker City Cat Rescue
is offering their facility to house displaced cats as wildfires ravage WA, OR & CA. “We can offer safe harbor and care for upwards of 100 cats that have been displaced or cats that owners need to place in the safe harbor to be reunited later.” 1615 N 183rd St, Shoreline, WA 98133. Contact 206-380-4972.
Okanogan County Fairgrounds available for livestock, pens available for goats, sheep, horses, cows and other large animals. If you have a need or know someone who needs feed or help with animals, we have supplies here to assist. Call or text 509-322-8513. Located at 175 Rodeo Trail, Okanogan, WA 98840
People need to care for their own animals at the fairground.
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society taking in small animals. Call 509.662.9577, opt 1. Located at 1474 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 The North Central Washington (NCW) fairgrounds is available for livestock and trailers/campers for those affected by the ongoing fires. Located at 601 N Monroe St, Waterville, WA 98858
Call Maint Director Ed Daling at 509-669-1660.
If emergency livestock sheltering is needed, please contact the NCW Fair Manager at (509) 745-8480.
Waterville, Washington – If emergency livestock sheltering is needed, please contact the NCW Fair Manager at (509) 745-8480.
Lincoln County Fairgrounds – small and large animals – 918 14 St, Davenport, Washington 99122, 509-263-6326. Camping only
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.
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)