Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA


Address:1450 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
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11 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday. 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Closed all major holidays. It is often not possible for our staff to complete adoptions for visitors arriving less than an hour before our posted closing times.

Phone:650 340-7022

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PHS/SPCA, a private non-profit guided by the humane ethic, builds healthy relationships between people and animals. As an ethical choice, we accept all animals in need of care and often provide a second chance to the neediest animals: those who would otherwise be turned away at so-called “no kill” agencies that accept only highly adoptable animals. We also serve as our County’s provider of animal rescue and control services and, as such, have no control over the number of incoming animals. Our record is outstanding. Since 2003, we have adopted 100% of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats. Our definition of “healthy” is based on the State’s definition: dogs and cats without medical or behavioral issues, those that are fully weaned and social. It excludes obviously unhealthy animals (those with injuries and illnesses or those behaviorally scarred from past treatment and mistreatment) as well as unweaned kittens and feral cats.  Still, donations to our Hope Program allow us to make well, then place into new homes approx. 170 animals every month. In February 2008, the Society celebrated accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) following a comprehensive review of the shelter’s veterinary program. Community education and outreach, partnerships, and a dedicated volunteer group greatly extend our mission and work.

Please visit our website to view pictures (sometimes vidoes) and descriptions of adoptable animals. For more than 50 years, PHS/SPCA has been a progressive, often-modeled leader. Our roots trace to a small association of animal advocates who found deplorable conditions at the local pounds and established the Society. Soon thereafter, this new organization contracted with San Mateo County to provide animal control services -- the first such relationship of its kind. In the 1970s, PHS/SPCA became the first California humane society to have an on-site Spay/Neuter Clinic, a wildlife rehabilitation center and "get acquainted" rooms for the public to meet and play with shelter animals as part of the adoption process. By the late 1970s, the Society began teaching the humane treatment of animals to schoolchildren. In the 1980s, the Society began a mobile adoption program, and in the early 1990s, PHS/SPCA was among the first shelters to offer sheltering services for pets belonging to domestic abuse victims and a free animal behavior helpline for local pet owners. More recent innovations include a pet assisted therapy program which brings our volunteers and their pets to patients and residents in hospitals and other health care facilities, a department devoted to addressing animal cruelty and a mobile spay/neuter program which provides free surgeries for residents in targeted neighborhoods.

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