The Palo Alto Humane Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, charitable, volunteer-supported organization. PAHS is one of the few humane societies nationwide with no animal shelter. Instead of managing animals inside a shelter, we work to keep animals out of the shelter through humane programs in intervention, advocacy, and education. For a century, our mission has been to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase public sensitivity to animal issues, and elevate the status of animals in our society.

PAHS | Then & Now

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Animal Companions

Looking to adopt an animal companion? That is wonderful news, and important, as many animals of all ages are needing good homes, especially in today’s economic climate. As PAHS is not a shelter organization, please visit Palo Alto Animal Services which serves as the local shelter and low cost clinic:

Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Main line: (650) 496-5971
Clinic line: (650) 496-5933
Open: Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.