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


Currently, we are not training new volunteers due to COVID-19.  We are hopeful that we will be able to schedule New Volunteer Orientation dates after June 30, 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.

Donate Your Vehicle

A note about national sounding organizations who are currently fundraising in our area: groups like the ASPCA, Best Friends and Humane Society of the U.S. do not help local animals in San Mateo County. PHS/SPCA is your community animal welfare organization providing care for thousands of animals in San Mateo County. We receive no funding from the national sounding groups, nor are we governed by or affiliated with them. The only way to help local homeless, unwanted, abandoned, and abused pets (as well as local sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife) in this community is by volunteering at PHS/SPCA, adopting from PHS/SPCA or making a donation directly to PHS/SPCA. If you have questions please contact Lisa Van Buskirk at 650-340-7022.

The Be Kind to Animals Creative Arts Contest is coming rapidly to a close! Please be sure to wrap up your stories, poems, and pieces of artwork in the next two weeks and mail them or drop them off at our Lantos Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, between April 26– April 30 during open hours, Noon-6pm. Artwork and written pieces can also be scanned and emailed to Kylynn Pelkey at We can’t wait to see the artwork you’ve created this year!

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