Find your forever friend at our Center for Compassion in Burlingame, where we have dogs, cats, small animals, and exotic animals available for adoption.


We are not currently scheduling New Volunteer Orientations, and are instead focusing on specialized recruitment to meet the needs of the shelter. We will send recruitment emails to all applicants who meet the basic criteria for the role. Please complete an application here to be added to that contact list, and keep an eye on this page for updates.


PHS/SPCA receives no funding from national groups. Donations made to us stay here to help animals in our community. Your gift makes a difference!

Lost or Found an Animal?

Have you found a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal, a stray domestic animal or lost an animal in San Mateo County? Please click here for more information or call 650-340-7022.

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Hoppy Bun-O-Ween!

We are experiencing an a-BUN-dance of bunnies! Adoption fees are currently waived on all rabbits and other small animals. Everyone needs a best friend who is all ears, so come meet yours today. Hop into our shelter and trick-or-treat yourself to a haunted hamster, ghostly guinea pig or a reaper rabbit and have an eek-tastic Halloween! 

Put on your comfiest happy hour attire, but make sure your pets are wearing their best tails! A Home for the Holidays Gala is returning to a screen near you – in fact, it might even be the same screen you’re looking at right now! Join us ONLINE on November 6, 2021 at 4:30pm for a virtual celebration in support of shelter pets. Register online here:

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