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Adopt a Horse

Animal Services partners with the Sonoma County CHANGE Program to address equine neglect, abuse and cruelty cases. CHANGE provides housing, transportation, veterinary care, training, rehabilitation and adoption services to horses who enter the CHANGE Program.

The Sonoma County CHANGE Program is a state and federally accredited 501c(3) organization (EIN 26-2135318) that has been helping horses in Sonoma County since 2007. CHANGE assists Sonoma County Animal Services with equine humane cases by providing 24/7 on-call equine transport, foster and rehabilitative care, and adoption services for horses taken in to custody.

In addition, CHANGE provides training to animal control officers on a wide variety of equine-related subjects. The organization is supported entirely by private donations.


Visit the CHANGE website

How to Care for Horses

Our partners at CHANGE want to make sure we provide our horses with the food, water and shelter they deserve. These short (1 min.) videos provide valuable information for horse care. Videos are available in both English and Spanish.

Visit the CHANGE YouTube Channel

Adopt Local

Thousands of animals are available each year for adoption, foster, and support at shelters and rescues throughout Sonoma County. Learn how to Adopt Local here.

Contact Information

Business Hours
*Dispatch Hours 8:00–5:30
Closed to public
Tuesday – Saturday
Adoption and Shelter Hours by Appointment Only
Phones 9:00AM to 5:30PM
*Dispatch Hours 8:00–5:30

*Dispatch is unable to answer financial questions. For assistance regarding licensing, billing and collection proceedings, please call during our phone hours to speak with customer relations staff. Due to high call volumes, there may be longer hold times; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Contact us by Phone
Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Annual Report

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2016 Annual Report
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