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The Field of Dreams to Become a Reality

Latest Project Updates - April 18, 2018

Our work on the Field of Dreams has begun! Just when we were slated to begin work in October 2017, our focus dramatically shifted to the fire response. Now that we’ve moved into the recovery phase, we have also spent the last month finalizing our plans, contractors and initial timeline for the project!

  • Earlier this month, we began to pull out some of the fencing in our play yard area and remove the larger shade structures and equipment in our play yards to make space for our contractors to begin work.
  • Then we piled the pea gravel for easy removal that currently carpets the majority of the play yards.
  • The gravel was removed on April 9th, clearing the way for re-building to begin.
  • Our local utility companies have returned to mark up our work area so we can work safely.
  • Next steps: rebuilding! The re-build phase in both the play yards and the new Meet & Greet area start later this month with new fencing, concrete curbing and landscaping. In May, we’ll install the synthetic turf in our longest play yard for better year-round access!

Stay tuned for more updates and photos of our progress!

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Field of Dreams, gravel being removed, April 2018

Field of Dreams after gravel was removed April 2018 480
Field of Dreams after gravel and structures removed, April 2018

Your Gift Matters

Your tax-deductible donation will help rebuild and maintain our play yards! A year-round play and socialization space will give our dogs a greater quality of life and increase their chances for adoption. This project includes a weatherized surface, K-9 grass, fencing and landscape repairs, irrigation, a group play area and an inviting new Meet and Greet area for potential adoptions!

Help us make this Field of Dreams a reality for those who need it the most by donating today!

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We are so grateful for all our supporters! A special Thank You goes out to Western Farm Center and their generous customers who raised over $20,000 for the Field of Dreams!

Western Farm Center
21 W. 7th St., Santa Rosa
(707) 545-0721

Things We All Need to Thrive



SCAS feeds and cares for thousands of animals every year — over half of which are dogs.


Dogs need to play in order to socialize, learn manners, feel good and stay happy and healthy. Play is essential to their emotional well-being. A healthy and relaxed dog has a much better chance at adoption.


On average, dogs will stay at SCAS almost 40 days. Some stay much longer. We make a point of giving our animals regular access to the outdoors.


SCAS is the largest animal shelter in Sonoma County. Our staff and volunteers go out of their way to ensure animals who arrive at our shelter feel safe, happy and loved. A large suitable space for our dogs to run around will help make this easier.

Current Conditions


The project will refurbish dog play yards, including:

  • new dog-friendly bark surfacing
  • fence repairs
  • K-9 grass
  • landscaping and irrigation
  • a new, welcoming Meet and Greet area where dogs can be their true adoptable selves.

Our Plan


red-paw.jpgThis new Meet and Greet area will be outside, under the canopy of two large redwoods. It will be a much calmer and more pleasant experience for potential adopters.

blue-paw.jpgThe current outdoor yard is not adaptable to weather conditions. In summer weather the gravel is hot and unpleasant for dogs and volunteers, while wet weather brings the mud. The plan calls for Woof Fiber, a bark that is functional year-round.

yellow-paw.jpgThe current yards are dog-tired. Field of Dreams will not only benefit the dogs, but also be appreciated by the dedicated staff and volunteers.

green-paw.jpgThe new yards are designed to accommodate group play. Shelter studies consistently show that play groups increase canine health, emotional well-being and adoptability.


3,278 Animals

cared for at Sonoma County Animal Shelter in 2015 - 1,878 were dogs.

39 Days

average length of stay for an adopted dog. Large dogs, senior dogs or those with medical conditions can stay much longer.


needed to make the Field of Dreams a reality. 

0 Animals

turned away by SCAS. If you live in Santa Rosa, Windsor or the unincorporated area of Sonoma County, SCAS is your animal shelter and we need your help.

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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

Thank You to Our Donors!

Susan Aguilera
Thomas Ahlborn
Lucia Amezcua
Jeanine Areyan
Monica Argenti
Julie and Tom Atwood
Dan Bartholome
Cathleen Belden
Valerie Belland
Greg Berruto
Rudolph Bertolino
Christina Black
Kyle Black
Robin Black
Eric Black
Howard Blake
Genevieve Blanchard
Becky Bonkowski
Gary Boswell
Mindy Breslin
Joan Brenner
Peggy Brindle
Gary Brown
Elise Bulger
Debbie Burke
Sterling B. Calder
Margaret Cameron
Delores Casillas
Patricia Castino
Teresita Castro-Mcgee
Robyn Chalk
Dan Chapman
Daniel Chapman
Frank and Ann Chelini
Elizabeth Christen-Roberts
Heather Cleveland
Linda Clifton
JP and Martin Clinton
Murray Cockerill
Judeann Conry
Deanna Contreras
Nan Cook
John and Judith Coppedge
Gail Culverwell
Lynne Cunningham
James Daniels
David Dauer
Tamara Davidson
Yvonne Decker
Mark Demeo
Susan Dixon
Mary Doll
Darlene Dressler
Pat Duffy
Alvin Earsley
Kelly Elder
Joan Elliott
Agnes Erickson
David Ernst
Janet Essman
Claire Etienne
Gail Fadenrecht
Lori Fenix
Adam Fichtelman
Shelley Fitch
Michael L. Fong
Alison Fraser
Jack Gale
Lori Galeazzi-Hafner
Freddie Garfia
Nicole Garza
Elizabeth Gawron
John Ghigliazza
Sunny Goodman
Yasmina Greco
Lorrie Grimes
Nancy Hair
Diane Hales
Alison Hannah
Edward Hard, Jr
Amanda Harrington
Phyllis Harris
Katherine Hastings
Susan Hatch
Diane Mabel Heilesen
Paul Henderson
Kathleen Hile
Ginger Hoaglund
Carl Hofman
in memory of Gavin Holley
Shawn Hoover
Leslie Horak
Sarah Hug
Carole Hughes
Joy James
Julie Jennaro
Maggie Johnston
Michael Jones
Candace P. Jones
Donna Kalder
RJ Kamprath
Lucia Kasulis
Carol Kelly
Jill King
Debbie Knick
Val Kobal
Marilyn Koenig
Patricia Koenig
Juanita Kopriva
Wayne Krebs
Katie Kruzic
Don Kuerbis
Lucy & Hans Lange
Miles Larson
Barbara Lassa
Art and CJ Lipski
Tracy Long
Susan Lurty
Ingrid Macy
Diana Madison
Trish Maguire
Barbara Makris
Jim Maloney
Leann Mannie
Jeff and Jill Mannie
Clare Mata
Judy McAleece
Dan Mcdonald
Trudy Mcmahon
William McNeany
Jeff Mendelson
Patricia Menicucci
Cynthia Miller
Kathleen Miller
Ellen Mufson
Lynn Nelson
Scott Nelson
Allen Nishikawa
Rick Nowlin
Diane O'Neal
Roy Ochoa
Julie Owens
Christine Ozorio
Linda Pabros
Darlene Pacheco
Ed Papola
Robert Pasquinelli
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Carrie Paulsen
Wendy Perelli
Stephanie Poley
Sharon Radovich
Diana Rangaves
Al Redwine
Linda Reynaga
Frances Roby-Soiland
Timothy Rodrigues
Pam Sagan
Naila Sanchez
Margie Sanchez
Melvin Sandholm
Jacque Savage
John Sawyer
John Scherf
Katherine Schram
John Schram
Nora Schram
Nancy Schumacher
Norma Sellers
Margaret Senneff
Yvonne Shu
Ron Shull
Christine Silva
Susan Simons
Georgia Simons
John Skeel
Cindy Springer
Omund Stromswold
Vrenae Sutphin
Elizabeth Sutton
Eric and Mary Ann Swanson
Sherry Swayne
Teresa Swenson
Kristen Swenson
Kazuko Tao
Eric Tawney
Diana Thompson
Julie Traun
Joyce Ulrich
Charlene Vervais-Martin
Margaret Wager
Dawn Walker
John Walker
Linda Moore Walling
Leslie Watanabe
Casey Watts
AR Webb
Karen Welmas
Claire Werner
Eileen West
Judy Widger
Elizabeth Wihtol
Deborah Wilson
Robert Wismer
Barbara Wolfe
William Woodall
Larry Zech

Local Business Supporters:
Girl Scouts of Northern California
Stevenson Supply
Pomegranate Salon
Energy Alliance Association
Luther Burbank Center Volunteers
The Hot Tub Store
Three Dogs Yoga
Western Farm Center
Western Farm Center Customers
RCX Inc.
Cardinal Newman High School Students
Santa Claws 'n Paws 2016
St. Rose School
Petcare West
Petcare East

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