Apply for a Barrier Busting Grant by 7 PM tonight, September 29!
What is standing between you and your goal of keeping and bringing more pets and people together?
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Roundtable Discussions Available On Demand
In this series of four dynamic roundtable conversations, frontline workers leading change across California and the country highlight collaborative approaches to removing barriers that come between people and pets and dish on creative solutions they’re implementing now to ensure pets spend more nights at home, not in the shelter.
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Advisory Council Meeting
The Advisory Council met Wednesday, September 13, 2023. To view a recording of the meeting, click the "Watch now" button
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What does more pets and people together mean to you?
What does it look like when we’re stronger side by side? Contribute your own art by November 11 for a chance to win $5k for your community.
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Who We Are

Through expert-led training, grants, and a network of shelter teams passionate about implementing practices that best serve pets and their people, we’re creating a humane-hearted California powered by kind communities, with deep respect for the diversity of the human and animal experience.

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To address the imbalance between the demands on California animal shelters and their capacity to care for animals in need, we provide financial resources, training, and partnership opportunities with the goal of keeping animals with their people. When the shelter is the best place for an animal to receive care, we work alongside agencies to create environments that center every dimension of well-being to place animals in homes as quickly as possible.

How We Help

We Train. We help shelter teams across the state learn, do, and share together, so they can grow cultures, policies and practices that advance human and animal well-being.

We Build. Through shelter outreach, online communities and events, we foster connection and partnerships to build a stronger ecosystem of care in California.
We Fund. We support implementation of evidence-based practices that address the systemic drivers of euthanasia of adoptable and treatable pets.


California for All Animals exists to unite and amplify the work of California animal shelters to achieve our shared goal of matching every animal in need with the right outcome through the right care, delivered in the right place and at the right time. Learn more about our vision for a humane-hearted California built for all people and pets — and how you can help make it happen.
This is for shelters
This is for everyone
This is for shelters in the city. This is for shelters in the country. This is for shelters from farmland to desert, mountains to coast. This is for everyone who believes in fierce compassion for animals, for people, for themselves. Because in California we don’t just catch waves; we create waves.