The Humane Society of the North Bay is a private, nonprofit (501c3) corporation that was established in 1986 to offer shelter and adoption services for homeless animals. We were formerly known as the Benicia-Vallejo Humane Society.
We are not a city shelter, nor are we managed by or affiliated with any local, county, state or national organizations. That means we do not receive ongoing funding from outside organizations, so our financial support comes almost entirely from donations by generous individuals and local businesses. We welcome grant opportunities of all kinds! Other revenue comes from fundraising events, including our yearly Barkitecture Gala & Auction, and through sales at our Happy Tails Thrift Store, located at 1825 Springs Road, Vallejo.
We have a contract with the City of Vallejo to shelter stray and rescued animals brought to us by Solano County Animal Control, keeping them for a hold period that gives owners a chance to contact us. Rabies shots and other vaccinations are given to all incoming animals. Because of our contract with the city, we unfortunately are only able to accept animals found in Vallejo, or surrendered by Vallejo residents.
Our core services include:
- Shelter for animals who are lost, abandoned, neglected or surrendered by families no longer able to care for them.
- Adoption into loving, permanent homes.
- Foster opportunities for animals too young, ill, or poorly socialized to be ready for adoption.
- Returning lost pets to their owners (RTO).
- Dog licenses and microchipping.
- Administrating the purchase of low-cost spay and neuter vouchers for Vallejo residents through the City of Vallejo’s taxpayer-funded Participatory Budgeting grant. (HSNB does not receive compensation for providing this service, nor for the sale of the vouchers.)