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Pets 101: Free Pet Adoption
Thursday, August 13, 5pm-6:30pm | Tom & Annette Lantos Center for Compassion

Join Assemblymember Kevin Mullin and his rescue dog, Sunshine. Assemblymember Kevin Mullin will pay the adoption costs for your new pet, which includes vaccinations, a vet check, a spay/neuter surgery, and amicrochip ID. Coupons for a free adoption are valid from August 13 through September 13, 2015.

Learn about how to adopt, low cost services, overcoming your pet's challenging behaviors, animal laws, rescue service and much more.


Clear the Shelters
Saturday, August 15, 10am-9pm | Tom & Annette Lantos Center for Compassion

PHS/SPCA is among 30+ shelters and breed-specific adoption groups participating in NBC Bay Area's Clear the Shelters event, but the only one offering "name your fee" for adopters. Adopters can tell us how much they would like to contribute for their dream pet!

  • 45 dogs and puppies and 100 cats and kittens are awaiting their forever homes in addition to bunnies, guinea pigs, reptiles, birds, and more. Meet even more animals during our Foster Fair from 12 - 4pm.
  • Enjoy carnival-style fun for the whole family like a photo booth, games, treats, face-painting, and more.
  • Purchase your pet's start-up needs in our retail store.
  • Stop by The Chennai Club Food Truck, who will be donating a portion of their proceeds, from 12pm - 7pm.
  • For more information, please contact Scott at 650/685-8510 or, or visit



Dog Body Language & Play: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly (hosted by A Dog's Best Friend)
Saturday & Sunday, August 15-16, 9am-4:30pm | Coyote Point Shelter

When is play over the top, or even dangerous? Can you tell when a dog is simply defensive or rude and bullying? This seminar will offer insight into dog-to-dog, dog-to-human, and human-to-dog communication. This is an in-depth look at canine body language, and how we can better understand what our dogs are telling us.

Sarah is one of the most sought after international speakers on "all things dog" and has spoken for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand as well as shelter, veterinary and training conferences throughout the world.

This seminar is $175 for both days if registration is received by April 15th ($195 after April 15th). Price includes snacks, refreshments, and lunch on both days. This seminar will be held at the PHS/SPCA Coyote Point Shelter at 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo. To register or learn more, click here.


Tellington TTouch® Introductory Weekend & Three-Day Workshop with Dogs
August 29 & 30 or August 29-31 | Coyote Point Shelter

TTouch® alleviates common behavioral issues, gives you new tools for improving your animal's performance and pleasure, supports veterinary care, enhances health and well-being, reduces stress and aging issues, speeds up healing, and deepens the relationship between you and your animal friend. The weekend workshop will cover the principles and basic skills of hands-on and movement work, and the three-day workshop will include advanced techniques. Dogs are welcome but not required.

The registration fee for the weekend workshop is $275, or $400 for the three-day workshop. For more information and to register, please click here. For a copy of the flyer, click here. Contact Instructor Sage Lewis at 612-817-4473 or with questions.


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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
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12 Airport Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone 650.340.7022 Fax 650.348.7891