Our Services
About Us Services and Programs Adopt Volunteer Events Donate Wildlife

Animal Behavior Programs

Animal Rescue & Control

Animal Sheltering & Care

Birthday Parties for Kids

Continuing Care

Cruelty Investigations

Disaster Preparedness

Education Programs

Euthanasia Services

Front Office Services

Foster Care

Kitten Nursery

Obedience Classes

Pet Assisted Therapy

Pet Loss Grief Support Group

Report Animal Abuse or Neglect

Resource Library

San Francisco Bay Humane Friends

Safe Pets Program

Spay/Neuter Services

Speakers Bureau

Surrendering Animals

TAILS Program

Thrift Store


Undersocialized, Fractious
& Feral Cats

Vaccination & Microchip Clinics

Wildlife Care Center

Surrendering Animals

Donate Online Now! shop at the shelter

Surrendering Animals

Owners sometimes have to give up their animals. If a San Mateo County resident has exhausted every option for keeping or re-homing their pet, they can bring their pet to PHS/SPCA’s facility at 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo (at Coyote Point). We collect a surrender fee but that fee, like others, is set by San Mateo County and forwarded to the County --  not kept by PHS/SPCA.  We are direct and honest when people surrender their pets to us. We evaluate each animal and take into consideration the animal's age, temperament, behavior and health in order to determine which animals will be made available for adoption. Since January 2003, we've adopted 100% of the healthy (physically, behaviorally and, for kittens, fully-weaned) dogs and cats in our care. If you have questions about surrendering your pet to PHS/SPCA, please contact our Receiving Department at 650-340-7022 x339 or visit in person during open hours.

For more information about surrendering kittens, please click one of the following links:

Surrendering Kittens (English)
Surrendering Kittens (Spanish)


Home | About Us | Our Services | Adopt an Animal | Volunteer | Events
Resource Library | Site Map | Job Opportunities | Contact the Webmaster

Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
Adoptions | Education | Wildlife | Administration
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