Our staff cares for every dog as their own!

At High Sierra Animal Rescue, we strive to provide your dog with the love and care they are used to at home. When you have to travel and it isn’t possible to leave your dogs in the comfort of their own home, board them with us and rest assured they are cared for with compassion, love, and respect. 

- Rescue and boarding kennels are separated physically and maintained by separate ventilation systems.

- Climate controlled indoor runs and kennels accommodate small or large dogs.

- Large fenced outdoor yards for play/exercise year-round.

- Automatic fresh water dispensers.

- Temperature controlled kennel floors.

- Soft music during the day to provide a calming atmosphere.

It is the goal of our staff to fully provide for the needs of every animal we shelter with compassion and competency. We work diligently to ensure the health, comfort and safety of the animals entrusted to our care by providing for them physically and emotionally – and by maintaining the highest standards of sanitation and sheltering.

We provide comfortable doggie cots, unless your pet has a special blanket or bed. We provide exercise/playtime four to five times a day. Pet behavior is carefully monitored for depression, aggression, lethargy, and loss of appetite to ensure the comfort of our guests.

We are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Boarders may be picked up or dropped off at any time during these hours. We also allow boarders to be picked up on Sunday between 2-3:30pm at the cost of a full day. 

Call (530) 832-4727 to secure your reservation. 


We require written confirmation of current vaccinations for common contagious diseases. Dogs must be protected against distemper, parvo, and corona viruses (given as DHLPP or DHLPPC), Bordetella (kennel cough), Canine Influenza, and Rabies. Although not required, other vaccinations such as Giardia vaccination and Heartworm preventative medication may be advisable. Please consult your veterinarian or our staff for additional information.

103 Meadowridge Lane Portola, CA 96122

Mailing: PO BOX 548 Portola, CA 96122

Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

(530) 832-4727

Fax: (530) 832-5973