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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Love fancy events, but prefer pajamas to gowns? Want to support shelter pets AND share a unique online experience with friends and family? Join us at our first ever VIRTUAL gala event! Black tie attire is entirely up to you. There’s no better way to raise money for shelter pets from your couch! Join the celebration at

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s Virtual PEP Talk: How Horses Heal
Friday, November 13th at 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Peninsula Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Therapy Program welcomes Lisa Renae Nelson, LMFT of Tanglewood Center for a thought-provoking discussion on the connection between horses and humans and how interaction with horses through Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy can promote human physical and mental health. Register for this online event to learn more about the human-equine bond and to hear about her experiences doing therapeutic work with horses and humans. 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.


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