Sacramento Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Sacramento


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Sacramento

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Sacramento area? A great place to meet new human and canine friends is at a dog park. Sacramento has a variety of off-leash parks for you and your pup to enjoy. Two of the city’s most popular dog parks are Granite Regional Park and Partner Dog Park. Both parks feature two acres of fully-fenced space, drinking water, and waste bags. You are sure to meet some friendly locals when you take Fido to the park for playtime.

Your leashed pup is welcome to join you as you explore Old Sacramento. Stroll past historic buildings, dine at the outdoor tables of one of the restaurants, and shop to your heart’s content with your pooch by your side. Just pop your head into the individual stores to ask for permission before bringing your dog inside. After your shopping fun, head to Paws and the Palette Dog Bakery to pick up a treat for your furry friend. Your dog will love the wide variety of doggie bakery items to choose from!

Of course, as a pet parent, you want to take good care of your furry family members. Sacramento offers a wide variety of pet services to help you do just that. Splash Hound USA offers full-service bathing and grooming services, a self-service dog wash, and a variety of natural foods, toys, treats, accessories, and more. To really pamper your pet, schedule a relaxing massage for Fido with Happy Tails Pet Massage. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Sacramento area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Sacramento on

Sacramento Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Sacramento

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Sacramento, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Sacramento, and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Sacramento paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Sacramento. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Sacramento Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Sacramento focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Sacramento focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!