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All adoptable animals (except farm animals) are now housed only at our Tom & Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, located at 1450 Rollins Rd. in Burlingame. Farm animals are located at our Coyote Point location: 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo.

These are only some of the exotic animals we have for adoption. We do our best to update this page regularly, but we can’t guarantee every animal shown here is still available. It’s also typical for us to have exotic animals who haven’t had their photos taken yet, so you are welcome to visit our adoption center and have a look around the 2nd floor! We are happy to help you find the perfect pet.

Click the photo to see a pop up box with more information, photos, and videos. If you are interested in a particular species, such as a snake, you can use the search box below. More information

If you don't see any animals, be sure to enable Javascript in your browser. Or please visit to see our available animals. If you're having trouble seeing videos of the animals, try loading the page in a different browser or visit Peninsula Humane Society's YouTube channel.

Because exotic animals have specialized needs, PHS/SPCA adopts them to people who have researched the care required for that particular species. If you are interested in an exotic animal, call Customer Service at 650-340-7022 ext 354 for more information or come to the center. Adopters must visit in person to adopt an animal. We open at 11am every day except major holidays. It is often not possible for our staff to complete adoptions when visitors arrive less than an hour before closing (7 pm on weekdays and 6 pm on weekends). Please allow at least an hour if you think you might be adopting a pet. Please note we do not ship animals.

We also have farm animals that need good homes. Please call 650-340-7022 ext 332 for more information.

**CAUTION: Turtles may transmit bacteria that cause disease in humans. It is important to wash the hands thoroughly after handling turtles or material that had contact with turtles. Do not allow water or any other substance that had contact with turtles to come in contact with food or areas where food is prepared. Make sure that these precautions are followed by children and others handling turtles.

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Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
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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