Simply stated, we strive to make lasting matches and make it easy for animals to go into good homes. If we steer you toward or away from a particular animal, we will always explain why. We are successful when animals enjoy long, happy lives with their adopters. When you recommend us to others, give us shout-outs on social media and send us photos of your pets in their new loving homes, we know we’ve done our jobs well. We place thousands of animals into new homes each year, yet celebrate them one at a time.
Check out live video of adoptable cats in one of our kitty condos:
We ask potential adopters to complete our Adoption Profile, which serves as a conversation starter when you meet with a pet and Adoption Counselor in one of our Get Acquainted Rooms. Our counselor will use this profile to discuss your past experiences with pets, your lifestyle, activities you might want to do with your new pet and the pet’s housing situation. And, of course, we will answer your questions. To make the best match possible, we suggest that you bring all family members to meet the new companion and bring your current dog(s) to meet a new dog. Adopters must be at least 18 years old. Of course, we give you “alone” time with the pet you are considering. Please note that PHS/SPCA reserves the right to deny adoptions. Our priorities are the health, safety and future well-being of the animals in our care and the health, safety and expectations of people hoping to find an animal companion. For a list of current available animals, please call 650/340-7022 ext. 823 (info is updated daily before we open).
11 am to 7 pm on weekdays and 11 am to 6 pm on weekends; closed major holidays. We ask potential adopters to arrive at least an hour before closing to compete an adoption.
Every Saturday (and some week days!) PHS/SPCA takes animals and adoptions on the road. A group of volunteers and staff take adoptable dogs, cats, and small animals to locations throughout San Mateo County. All dogs are on leash while cats and small animals are secured in kennels. Adoptions can be done on the spot, and in most cases you are able to bring the animal home that day. Although we are showcasing our animals in hopes of finding permanent homes for them, we are also there to answer questions about PHS/SPCA services and other animal related questions. Please feel more than welcome to stop by and say hello!
05 | Pet Food Express, Belmont
12 | Hillsdale Mall
13 | Trina Turk, Burlingame, 10:30am-3pm
15 | Pick of the Litter, Burlingame
19 | Bow Wow Meow, San Carlos
24 | Yappy Hour, Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 4-8pm
26 | Pet Food Express, San Carlos
27 | Petco Unleashed, Menlo Park
We also participate in local special events, including city festivals and parades. For more information about getting our mobile adoptions team at your location, contact Annie at: ahuacho@PHS-SPCA.org
Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
Coyote Point Shelter