adopt a shelter dog

Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! By Teeda Tangprasertchai Stiles, Board Member, Palo Alto Humane Society PAHS strongly encourages anyone considering adding a pet to their family to adopt from their local shelter, whether public or private, or a local rescue group. These organizations are full of pets eagerly awaiting their forever homes. As […]

News from PAHS—We’re Not Pressing the Pause Button During Covid-19!

By Leonor Delgado, PAHS Education Manager In this difficult time of social distancing for the good of all, when we’re not available in person at our office, PAHS has not pressed Pause. Far from it! Please contact us, as always, about strays and homeless animals in our local communities who need help. You can always […]

After the Fires: Looking Back

by Susan Stienstra It’s been more than a year since the traumatic Carr Fire in Shasta County and the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County. After a wet spring, we anticipated this past summer with apprehension. Walking outdoors, we scanned the horizon for smoke. The sound of a low-flying plane or helicopter would cause us […]

Remembering Daisy

Daisy was our family’s first dog. She was a stray who had recently given birth when she was picked up by Palo Alto Animal Services. We are strong believers in pet adoption because there are so many wonderful animals in shelters. We would not have felt right about finding our new family member at a pet store or a breeder. We visited three shelters in our quest to find Daisy.

Remembering Animals in the First World War

For the animals involved, the First World War was a calamity—a great killing, as it was for the humans and ideals destroyed in the fighting of 1914 through 1918. Sixteen million animals served in the Great War, not to mention the uncounted millions served up as daily rations to the armies. The centennial of the […]