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Thank you for considering adopting from Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA! As an open-door shelter we offer many different types of animal companions for adoption and our adoption counselors will be pleased to assist in finding the right pet for you!

All of animals receive medical and behavior evaluations. Cats, dogs and rabbits are vaccinated and spayed or neutered. All our cats and dogs are also microchipped. If needed, the animals in our care receive flea, tick and de-worming treatments and FIV testing.

Our adoption package also includes 14 days of post-adoption limited medical care, a temporary leash or carrier and a discount on behavior classes.

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA places thousands of animals into new home every single year.

Adoption Procedure

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.

Adoption Hours

To adopt an animal please call 650-340-7022 for an appointment or submit your adoption profile to [email protected]. Please allow at least an hour if you think you might be adopting a pet.  

Drop in hours for potential adopters:
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Please note there are a limited number of drop-in adoption appointments available per day. 


Adoption Application Forms

You can download an adoption application form for a cat, dog, small animal (rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, mouse, or rat), or exotic animal below. You can email the completed adoption application form to the PHS/SPCA customer service at: [email protected] or mail it to us at 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA 94010; or bring it to the shelter during our adoption hours.  Please note that currently our adoption forms are fillable PDFs which can only be filled in on a desktop computer. We are working on finding mobile friendly forms.

Dog Adoption Profile   Cat Adoption Profile Small Animal Adoption Profile Exotic Animal Adoption Profile

Considerations Before Adopting

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