Adopting with Us
Simply stated, we strive to make lasting matches and make it easy for animals to go into good homes. If we steer you toward or away from a particular animal, we will always explain why. We are successful when animals enjoy long, happy lives with their adopters. When you recommend us to others, give us shout-outs on social media and send us photos of your pets in their new loving homes, we know we’ve done our jobs well. We place thousands of animals into new homes each year, yet celebrate them one at a time.
All adoptable animals (except farm animals and some exotics) are now housed only at our Tom & Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, located at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame.
Visit our Lantos Center for Compassion in Burlingame to meet our adoptable animals. To meet adoptable animals in foster care, please follow the instructions in their profiles. Adopters must visit in person to adopt, and we do not ship our animals.
Potential adopters are asked to complete our Adoption Profile, which serves as a conversation starter when you meet with a pet and Adoption Counselor. Our counselor will use this profile to discuss your past experiences with pets, your lifestyle, activities you might want to do with your new pet and the pet’s housing situation. And, of course, we will answer your questions. To make the best match possible, we suggest that you bring all family members to meet the new companion and bring your current dog(s) to meet a new dog. Of course, we give you “alone” time with the pet you are considering.
Please note that adopters must be at least 18 years old, and PHS/SPCA reserves the right to deny adoptions. Our priorities are the health, safety and future well-being of the animals in our care and the health, safety and expectations of people hoping to find an animal companion.
Shelter hours: Monday-Friday 11 am – 7 pm | Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Please note we make our last adoption one hour before the shelter closes:
Adoption hours: Monday-Friday 11 am – 6 pm | Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Adoption Profile Forms
You can download an adoption profile form for a cat, dog, small animal (rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, mouse, or rat), or exotic animal below. You can fax the completed adoption profile form to the PHS/SPCA customer service at 650-685-0102; mail it to us at 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA 94010; or bring it to the shelter during our adoption hours.