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Phone: 650-340-7022
1450 Rollins Road
California 94010

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Target demographics: Animals and People

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,066 live animals find placement and 1,260 wild animals were made well and returned to their natural habitats.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us help animals! Serve as an adoption counselor in our Center for Compassion or Mobile Unit , provide adoptable pets with tender loving care, help with behavior training and educational programs, assist customers in our stores, and much more!

Geographic areas served: San Francisco through Northern Santa Clara County

Programs: In addition to rescuing animals in need, providing a safe sanctuary for stray or unwanted animals and ultimately finding new, permanent homes, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA offers these programs: low-cost (in some cases, free) spay/neuter for owned pets; rehabilitation for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife from San Francisco through Northern Santa Clara County; education programs, camps, tours and shadow programs for schoolchildren; a range of obedience classes taught indoors by outstanding instructors; private behavior consultations; birthday parties for 6-12 year-olds; temporary sheltering for pets belonging to domestic abuse victims (they must be referred to us by a domestic abuse shelter); a monthly Pet Loss Grief Support Group; temporary sheltering for pets displaced following local disasters (such as the San Bruno gas explosion); a monthly, low-cost vaccination clinic; no-appointment microchips.

Visit peninsulahumanesociety.org/services for more.

PHS/SPCA, a private non-profit organization guided by the humane ethic, builds healthy relationships between people and animals. We strive to act in and advocate for the best interest of animals, and we respond to the individual needs of animals. We work with passion and compassion, and we believe that animals should be treated with dignity and respect as feelings creatures. We strive to create an environment where there is mutual care, trust, and respect.

Each year thousands of animals pass through our doors. We provide a warm bed, nutritious food, veterinary care and a gentle touch for the lost, stray, unwanted and injured domestic and wild animals in our community. We accept all animals, and often provide a second chance to the most needy animals who would otherwise be turned away at smaller adoption agencies that accept only those animals deemed highly adoptable.
PHS/SPCA accepts 100% of the animals brought to us for help: unlike most other animal charities here in the S.F. Bay Area we accept every animal, regardless of that animal’s health, age, behavior, and even regardless of the animal’s species. We are truly an “Open Door” facility.

Despite that unusual fact and the obvious challenges it creates, PHS/SPCA guarantees a home for 100% of the healthy, adoptable dogs and cats we receive, with animals now able to remain at the shelter and receive love, care and attention for the days, weeks, months, even a year or longer it may take until a new permanent home and family is found.

We continue to increase the numbers of pets treated and then adopted through
our Hope Program which focuses life-saving efforts to an ever growing percentage of the animals who come to us sick, injured, too young to be away from their mothers, or behaviorally challenged.

Every year, PHS/SPCA saves the lives of thousands of animals: homeless, injured, orphaned, unwanted, lost, abandoned and often mistreated animals,
including dogs and cats and other companion animals, farmed animals, exotic animals, and native wildlife.

We have reduced euthanasia in San Mateo County by more than 95% since 1970 and continues year after year to push ahead, making this among the safest and best places in the nation for companion animals.

All of this wonderful work made possible, in part, through the support of over 1,400 active volunteers and more than 24,000 local contributing families and households.

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We adopted our dog Sugar from PHS when she was just a puppy, over 9 years ago already! We were so thankful for the wonderful work they did before we took Sugar home that we have been regular donors ever since. I finally got the time to start volunteering in August, and I love being able to give my... more »
I adopted my cat from PHS in 2006 (she's still with me and doing great), the adoption staff were helpful and very nice. Since then I've visited their new adoption center on Rollins Road, I didn't adopt but the facility is beautiful and my kids had a blast hanging out there. All the staff and ... more »
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I volunteered with PHS for ten years doing Lost and Found on Saturdays. I also went in, often, on days such as Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and other holidays so I could get animals home for the coming holiday. In ten years timne, I never missed coming in on July 5, the busiest day of the year... more »
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