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 currently using a focused recruitment approach to meet the needs of the shelter. Whenever there is a volunteer need at 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. All volunteers need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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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Double the Purr!!
Adopt a kitten six months and younger and we’ll waive the adoption fee for another kitten! Visit us right MEOW for this special 2-1 offer!
For qualified adopters only. Offer ends December 31, 2022

Join us for our Santa Claws Workshop!
Sunday, December 11th
12:00-1:30 pm OR 1:30-3:00 pm
1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame
Please sign up to attend this event at
Attend our Santa Claws’ Workshop and unleash your inner elf. Help us make the holidays special for all our shelter pets by creating handmade gifts for each animal to open on Christmas morning. We provide cookies, cocoa, candy canes and crafting supplies, you bring along the CHEER!
This is a free event open to all ages but registration is required. Contact Jolie with questions at

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