The new shelter is nearly 10 times the size of its old building, growing from roughly 3,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet. Designed by architects Burgdahl and Graves with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California at Davis, the new shelter was built by Gibbs Construction at a total cost close to $12M.
Upgrades include much larger kennel spaces for the animals, upgraded veterinary care equipment, and greenspace outside that will eventually serve as a dog park.
One goal of this facility is to house more animals for adoption. The new facility will hold up to 400 animals which is double the capacity of the old shelter.