Start the New Year with a New Pet

Do you want a happy start to your new year? Why not adopt your new best friend or family member from the Bradshaw Animal Shelter? Adoption fees start at $25 for rabbits and $50 for dogs and cats, and the shelter has already had its first adoption of 2022! 

Sacramento County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter’s first adopted animal in 2022 is Maggie – a 3-year-old Australian Cattle Dog. 

Maggie was found on Christmas Eve running through traffic. Bystanders, including a local delivery driver, were able to get her to safety. The delivery driver even took her on his route while another patron went door-to-door in the area looking for her family. With no luck, they brought Maggie to the animal shelter. 

She arrived terrified​ but was able to find comfort with the small breed dogs at the shelter. Maggie went up for adoption and during her first meet-n-greet appointment, she immediately won over the Barr family by showing them just how sweet and affectionate she is. Maggie was adopted and is now enjoying her forever home equipped with a big backyard and lots of toys where she will receive all the love and attention she deserves. 

If you are interested in giving a shelter pet a second chance at a new life, the Bradshaw Animal Shelter has a wide variety of animals available to adopt today. The Barr family may have adopted Sacramento County’s first shelter pet in 2022, but it’s not too late to adopt your new best friend or family member today! 

To schedule your adoption appointment, visit and select up to three pets you want to visit with including their animal ID number. Then call the adoption appointment line at 916-875-2287, Tuesday through Sunday, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Adoption appointments are required before arriving at the shelter. Visitors are also required to practice social distancing and wear face coverings during their visit. For more information about the shelter’s COVID-19 modified services and operations, visit their FAQ webpage.