Our front office is temporarily closed to the public. 

 We are still operating by appointment only for   adoptions and boarding. 

 Please call Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm 

 or leave us a detailed message. 

 You may refer to our website for answers   regarding adoptions and boarding. 

 Thank you! 

 Photo of adoptable dog Sierra! 


High Sierra Animal Rescue (HSAR) is a no-kill dog rescue located in Portola, CA. For twenty two years we have been dedicated to saving the lives of homeless dogs that can no longer be held at the county shelters. Our nonprofit organization is focused on providing health, quality of life, and emotional stability for animals in Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Our mission is to find loving, caring, “forever” homes for our dogs and you can help. Funding for the shelter’s operation and rescue expenses come from private contributions, grants, events, and memorial donations; our boarding kennels also generate operating income for our life-saving rescue. 

Please consider becoming a Guardian of High Sierra Animal Rescue by setting up an automatic monthly donation. No donation is ever too small when it comes to saving lives. 

All donations are tax deductible.  

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