2022 Story Writing Competition

PAHS Announces 2022 Story Writing Competition! Competition is open to 7th & 8th grade students attending public or private schools in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, & Santa Clara Counties.

PAHS’ Faces of hope

Your contributions are essential to support the work PAHS does on behalf of animals. Here is a glimpse at some of the animals that have been helped by your generous contributions to our programs.

YAPPy hour returns to poolside! Join Us!

Our famous Yappy Hour around the Sheraton Palo Alto pool is one of our favorite events of the year and it begins June 1st! BRING YOUR DOG, get ready to see—and make—some friends at the pool, and support PAHS all at the same time!

S.A.V.E Initiative

The S.A.V.E. Initiative is created by and for young people. S.A.V.E. aims to encourage students to participate in advocacy for animals through various projects accomplished through the initiative.

PAHS Launches BILINGUAL Puppy Health Campaign

We know you love your puppy, so be sure to vaccinate right away!
Your puppy needs all his or her vaccinations, especially to prevent the deadly Parvovirus.

Join a Tradition of Compassion

Palo Alto Humane Society THEN & NOW Since 1908

Creating a Humane Future

Palo Alto Humane Society Education Programs

Gold Seal of Transparency

Proud to be a Transparent Nonprofit Participant of the GuideStar Network

The GuideStar Seal of Transparency is a streamlined way for nonprofit organizations to demonstrate their commitment to transparency while conveying real stories. Our Gold Seal denotes a higher level of transparency, including comprehensive details about finances, Board of Directors, staff and overall demographics. By participating in the GuideStar program, it demonstrates our commitment to providing up-to-date information, which allows potential funders and donors to make an educated decision.

PAHS' GuideStar profile

“Humane Planet: Thought Leaders for a Sustainable World.”

Palo Alto Humane Society and Sweet Farm are joining forces to launch a thought-provoking speaker series. Event is free; registration required.

Watch the recording of the Virtual Conversation: “Scaling Animal Advocacy through Tech & Innovation” with Pat Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods and Nate Salpeter, Co-Founder of Sweet Farm on EweTube page:

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Creating Compassionate Communities

Palo Alto Humane Society’s mission is to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase public sensitivity to animal issues, and elevate the status of animals in our society. We promote kindness and compassion for all living beings.


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