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


At this time we are not training new volunteers due to COVID-19. We are hopeful that we will be able to schedule New Volunteer Orientation dates by early 2021. In the meantime, please complete an application, and continue to check this website 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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Join us for our Virtual PEP Talk: The Health Benefits of Companion Animals!

Date/time: Friday, February 26th from Noon-1:30pm 

Peninsula Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Therapy program welcomes clinical psychologist, Catherine Lawlor, Psy.D., for a fascinating peek into research about how companion animals can benefit their person’s heart health and brain health. This is a free event, but donations are accepted. To RSVP for this virtual event please contact Kylynn Pelkey at or 650-340-7022 ext. 369 

These challenging times call for creative new techniques to engage students during distance learning, and what better way than bringing animals into the equation? PHS/SPCA Education Department now offers free virtual learning opportunities to students of all ages. Teachers can choose from Field Trips, Classroom Presentations, Shelter Tours, Scout Compassion Programs, and a Vet Shadow Program. Visit our website to learn more or schedule a virtual event: We can’t wait to bring compassionate curriculum to your virtual classroom.

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