Sammie's Friends

Nevada County Animal Shelter

14647 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA  95949

Sammie’s Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  The mission of Sammie's Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that without help would continue to suffer or would be euthanized.  Sammie’s Friends also operates the Nevada County Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road.

Kennel Hours:


12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Main: (530) 471-5041

Cat House: (530) 274-1955




Adopt Daisy

This cutie is Daisy! She is a Sammie's Friends lonely heart, which means she has been at the shelter longer than 2 months. She is a complete love, and would be the best dog for any family. She enjoys spending time up in the office with Sammie's staff being loved on and tended to. Please no cats. We can perform meet and greets with other dogs, but she would do best as an only dog in a family. We were curious about Daisy's background, so we did a DNA test for her. We found out she is a PURE BRED AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER!! What a beautiful girl! Come by to meet this sweet girl. She will steal your heart!

Out of State Transportation

Some of you may not know that we have Sammie's Friends animals all over the U.S. (West Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Montana, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nevada, Utah and Arizona) and we even have two in Canada and one in Mexico.  If you see an animal that you like and want to adopt we will work with you by phone to determine that you and the pet are a good match.  We have sent animals by plane, private and commercial, transport services, individual volunteers have driven animals to new places.  Our very own Co-Founder, Curt has driven two dogs to Canada and one cat to Oregon.  This mostly applies to adult cats and dogs.  We have also placed three horses on Sanctuaries out of state.