2021 Story Writing Competition

Deadline extended to June 30, 2021! The Competition is open to 7th and 8th grade students attending public or private schools in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara Counties.

YAPPy hour returns to poolside! Join Us!

BRING YOUR DOG, get ready to see—and make—some friends at the pool, and support PAHS all at the same time! There are three upcoming opportunities to join in. Come to one or all!

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

Pets Helped!

Students Reached!

Animals Spayed/Neutered!

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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Pippin the Rabbit

Urgent Message for Rabbit Owners

Please take a few minutes to read this short report from our rabbit educator, Susan Stienstra, regarding the deadly virus affecting domestic and wild rabbits called RHDV.

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