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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.

These are only some of the wonderful cats 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 cats who haven't had their photos taken yet, so you are welcome to visit our adoption center and have a look around the 3rd floor! We also have some cats who would be well-suited to farm life that you can learn more about here. We are happy to help you find the perfect pet.

Check out live video of adoptable cats in two of our kitty condos:
Have fun viewing our cats! Please note that you may see PHS/SPCA employees in our rooms during the early am hours (and all hours), as we have staff onsite 24/7, and they may deactivate our cameras temporarily while cleaning.

Cats in condo 320 include: Benny, Simon & Dr. Bob. Cats in condo 329 include: Foggy, Blacky & Cow Cow. (Updated 3/27/2017)

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 directly at

To adopt an animal, please come to the center to meet with a Customer Service representative and get acquainted with available animals. You can download an adoption profile (PDF link), complete the form and bring it with you. 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.

Photo credit: Thank you to Justin Schlesinger of Justin Schlesinger Photography, Julie Kitzenberger of Cat Snaps Photography, and Hiromi Motojima of C&M Photography for photographing our adoptable cats.

Looking for a Cat To Love, But Admire From Afar?
Not every cat is a snuggly, lap cat or one who acts more like a dog, and we know some people want a cat they can admire from afar and possibly keep as a "barn" cat. A cat's scent alone (and the scent from their litter) has proven to be a deterrent and non-lethal way to rid a property of unwanted small critters. We have cats who fit the bill and adopt them in pairs - healthy, spayed/neutered cats who have lived outdoors and prefer not to interact with people, at least initially. Their ideal home would be in a barn or secure yard/property and the ideal adopter is anyone who can commit to a less social cat by providing nutritious food and clean water, protection from the elements, any needed veterinary care and by not placing the cats on a site which is a sensitive or critical habitat for wildlife. If the cat ever decides to "make friends," our ideal adopter will see this as a bonus, not an expectation. As part of our placement/adoption process, we begin by asking you about your set-up and property, ideally learning about the area where you will allow your new cats to settle-in (barn, workshop, tack room, large garage). We are looking to place these cats primarily in more rural areas- away from busy streets and highways to minimize potential hazards to the cats.

These cats are currently living in a covered outdoor enclosure at our intake facility at Coyote Point and using their litterboxes. We don't have them housed at our Center for Compassion in Burlingame, since visitors to that facility are really looking for a different kind of pet. To make an appointment to adopt them or learn more, please contact Dan Hanley at 650-340-7022 x330 or

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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