Shelter Renovation 

Thanks to our volunteers, donors, and shelter staff,  we have been able to help Grass Valley / Nevada City Animal Shelter with some needed improvements. The goal is to make the shelter easier to find, more inviting to visitors and more space for cats. Luckily for the dogs, there is the recent Wolf Creek Park Trail renovation for their walks in the area. 

Here are some pictures of our upcoming work on the lobby plus some before and after photos of our completed work!



Before: No Clear Signage

After: Large, Two-Sided Custom-Made Sign Installed

Before: Outdoor, Unusable Kennels

After: A Catio where cats can enjoy outdoor space, fresh air, sunshine.

Before: Indoor, Confined Kennels

After: Secured, Indoor, Free-Roaming Kennel & Entrance to Outdoor Catio 

Before: Old Exterior Paint

After: New Paint Colors

After: Finished & Approved by Grass Valley Police Department.

Before: Guest Benches

After: Guest Benches with New Paint and Sunbrella Custom Cushions

Before: Planning Renovations

Dogs can now enjoy walks at nearby Wolf Creek Park Trail.

Our Mothers Comfort Project worked with Bright Futures for Youth to sew new beds for the animals.

Mural featuring donors beloved pets painted by Swazzle Puppet Studio artists.

Mural painted by Swazzle Puppet Studio features over 40 dogs, cats, birds and a turtle makes shelter guests feel the love there.

Catio Grand Opening was celebrated by the city of Grass Valley.

Rational Animal honored donors, volunteers and shelter staff with Animal Guardian Awards for their good deeds for at-risk animals.