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The Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion at 1450 Rollins Rd. in Burlingame

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA had been in dire need of a new home for our vital work. With a final push from supporters, that home opened in September 2011 and has transformed our adoption experience. Adopters, visitors, animal lovers and peers use words like warm, inspiring, creative and fun to describe our privately-funded Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion at 1450 Rollins Rd. in Burlingame. Adoptions are just part of what makes our Center special. We offer peeks into behind-the-scenes work for kittens, dogs and wildlife, and a one-of-a-kind hands-on learning space for kids.  To learn how our Center for Compassion became a LEED-certified green building, click here. Our old facility at Coyote Point is still a vital part of our organization and essentially serves as our intake shelter. Click here for a quick overview of programs, services and functions for our two sites. 

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Reception area of Center for Compassion in BurlingameFurchandise store of Center for Compassion in Burlingame

(left) Reception area and dog dorms. (right) Furchandise pet and gift store.

Indoor dogpark of Center for Compassion in BurlingameWater fountain of indoor dogpark at Center for Compassion Burlingame

(left) The indoor park with retractable roof. (right) The water fountain feature.

Adoption Counselor greets an adoptable dog in one of the dog dormsspecial cement chairs are in each dog dorm

(left) Vistors can reach out and say hello. (right) Dog dorm chairs made from cement.

small and exotic animal area house adoptable rabbits, reptiles, birds and moreA window into the wildlife nursery where baby birds and wildlife are cared for

(left) The second floor houses small and exotic animals plus the Wildlife Care Center.
(right) Vistors can catch a glimse of our wildlife rehab work.

The large raptor aviary houses injured birds like the local Barn OwlOne of the pools for water birds such as abandoned ducklings

(left) The large raptor aviary behind-the-scenes.
(right) A pool for seabirds, ducks and geese to use during recovery.

The Humane House is a unique learning center for kids and adultsThe Humane House includes a dressup station where kids can wear a Vet smock, Humane Officer jacket and more

Our 2nd floor Humane House is a unique 400 sq. foot learning/exploring center for kid and kids at heart.

Kids scan a toy dog for a microchip at the Humane House of PHS/SPCAA boy looks at an xray of a bird in the Humane House at PHS/SPCA

The Humane House, features x-ray viewing, microchip scanning, a Sniff Zone where kids can test their noses to identify items, a dress-up area, a litter box scooping game and animals tips throughout.

The cat adoption center hosts several cat condos on the third floor of the Center for Compassion in BurlingameThis cat condo offers several seating areas for adoptable cats and a perch on a window looking outdoors

Our third floor is all about cats. At any given time, 50-70 are awaiting new homes.

The Wildlife Care Center contains a clinic to examine injured wildlife at the Center for Compassion in BurlingameThe Multipurpose Room of the Center for Compassion hosts dog classes, seminars, kid's birthday parties and more

(left) The wildlife clinic room.
(right) Our Multi-purpose room for obedience class, consultations and kids' b-day parties.


Personalized Bricks & Pavers
Samples of the personalized bricks and pavers available for purchase as a fundraiser at Center for Compassion in Burlingame
Personalized bricks and pavers are a great way to provide permanent recognition for a variety of occasions. Bricks/pavers are laser-engraved with wording of your choice and an optional graphic, and placed in our Path of Kindness that leads to our new Center for Compassion. Demonstrate your love for the animals, and reserve a piece of our shelter’s history!


Personalized Brick Order Form

Sample of bowl plaque available for donors at our Center for Compassion in Burlingame


Creative Plaques

Your name (or the name of a beloved family member, friend, or pet) can be permanently displayed inside our new Center for Compassion. Names will
be engraved on a creative plaque and displayed on our Circle of Friends
wall near our dog dorms. Consider ordering a personalized plaque to support our new shelter.

Creative Plaque Order Form



Donations of any amount will support our new shelter. Please support this effort.

If you have any questions about donating or our naming opportunities, contact Lisa Van Buskirk: or 650-340-7022 ext. 327.



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Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
Adoptions | Education | Wildlife | Administration
1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone 650.340.7022 Fax 650.685.8428

Coyote Point Shelter
Lost/Found | Animal Intake | Spay/Neuter | Animal Control
12 Airport Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone 650.340.7022 Fax 650.348.7891