❤ Love Is Special ❤

The “Love Is Special” is a new Adoption Program at the Tehama County Animal Care Center (TCACC) located at 1830
Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA (530-527-3439). The program is designed to help find new loving homes for special-needs
dogs and cats who are frequently overlooked at the shelter, but, have so much love to give.

Animals with “special needs” are as affectionate, sweet, and kind as all the other residents at TCACC and the P.E.T.S.
organization believes what makes these animals different is also what makes them very special. These dogs and cats
have many “special-abilities” and deserve an extra chance to have a caring forever home.

The “Love Is Special” Adoption program discounts adoption fees for those cats and dogs that are deaf, blind, Heartworm
positive, FIV positive, senior or functionally disabled (missing limbs, partial paralysis). The Adoption fees will be reduced
to $25.00 or less for Dogs and $0.00 for Cats. All animals in this adoption program will be spayed/neutered, dogs will be
micro-chipped, and all will be current on vaccinations.

The Tehama County Animal Care Center will help you. For more information or to arrange a visit with a “Special” dog or
cat at the Tehama County Animal Care Center, please call 530-527-3439.

For more information regarding this program, contact P.E.T.S. at (530) 527-8702 or email

Are you an Active Duty, Reserve, or Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?  Are you looking to adopt a furry companion?  Are you interested in giving a shelter pet a second chance at life?  Then the “Patriots and Pets Adoption Program” may be right for you.


P.E.T.S. (Providing Essentials for Tehama Shelter) is proud to announce that we are partnering with the Tehama County Animal Care Center (TCACC) to honor and say thank you to America’s dedicated service men and women, by providing an adoption discount on Tehama County’s homeless pets.


“Due to the bequest of the “Diane McCorkle Endowment Fund for Spay and Neutering of Tehama County Dogs and Cats”, we are excited to state that P.E.T.S. will be able to pay, for active duty military and armed services veterans, the spay and neuter portion of adoption fees for any dog or cat adopted at TCACC, beginning July 30, 2018.” said Ronnie Casey, P.E.T.S.’s Vice President.  "The men and women who serve and have served our country deserve our admiration and sincere gratitude for the commitment and bravery shown in order to keep us, our fellow Americans, and our country safe.  The on-going love and devotion of a pet, we feel, is a good way to thank the patriots who fought for our freedom.  We believe the “Patriots and Pets Program” could be a win-win for all involved.”


Tehama County Animal Care Manager, Christine McClintock added, "This program will allow us to assist deserving military veterans who would appreciate the companionship of a furry friend."


To qualify for the program, the adopter must be an Active duty, Reserve, or Veteran of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard residing within Tehama County.  Applicants must bring a photo ID and provide one form of valid military identification to receive the free spay or neuter on the adoptive pet.  Valid identification includes a Veterans Identification Card, VA Health Card, Department of Defense/Uniformed Services ID Card, Disabled American Veterans Life Member ID Card, American Legion ID Card, DD-214 form, a Disabled Veteran California State Park and Recreation Pass, or a letter from the Tehama County Office of Veterans Affairs.  Potential adopters must meet the Tehama County Animal Care Center pet adoption requirements.


The Tehama County Animal Care Center (530-527-3439) is located at 1830 Walnut Street in Red Bluff, CA. TCACC adoption hours are 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays.


For more information regarding this program, call P.E.T.S. at (530) 527-8702 or email


The P.E.T.S. “A Senior for A Senior” adoption program is all about seniors discovering the joys of having a pet in their lives. The program helps senior citizens who are on a fixed income and unable to afford the adoption fees for a companion animal but are capable of caring for a pet and wish to experience the love of a furry companion.

To qualify for this program, an adopter must be at least 60 years young, and adopt a senior dog or cat that is approximately 6 years or older. The number of adopters that can be assisted by this program is limited, and participants will be chosen on a first-come-first-served basis, provided they meet the required guidelines for eligibility. Please contact the Tehama County Animal Care Center at 530-527-3439 to see if you qualify for this wonderful program.


The P.E.T.S. “A Senior for a Senior” program discounts adoption fees to $20.00 for Senior Dogs and $0.00 for Senior Cats. All animals in this adoption program will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and have current vaccinations. A photo ID and low income verification must be provided to qualify.

The Tehama County Animal Care Center will help you select a companion who fits into your lifestyle and housing situation. For more information about the “A Senior for A Senior” adoption program or to arrange a visit with a wonderful senior animal at the Tehama County Animal Care Center, please call 530-527-3439.

Everyone Needs A Hero campaign has been extended -

 Thank you to all our first responders!




P.E.T.S. volunteers actively participate in local community events like L.I.F.T. and Community Action Agency Tailgate food giveaways when resources allow.

Historically Walmart Distribution Center(WDC) and more recently Aquarium & Pets along with public donations assist as needed.


P.E.T.S. has a “Feasting on Kindness” program to address one of the common reasons that people surrender their beloved pets to the shelter. The program provides pet food to low income families, in order for them to keep their furry companions during difficult times.  Through collaboration and engagement with other Tehama County non-profit organizations, government agencies, community food centers and churches of all faiths, P.E.T.S.has been able to supply 10's of thousands of pounds of pet food to those in need over the past few years.

If pet food is needed, contact your most local co-operating non-profit to be the "handler" of the food.  Any non profit can contact P.E.T.S for either one family or many. Recues and shelters also invited to participate when needed.



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P.O. Box 1174
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone:  530.527.8702


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