About Pets In Need



Pets In Need's mission is to rescue dogs and cats who are in danger of being killed in public facilities and find them new, loving homes.


Pets In Need was founded in 1965 and is Northern California's first No Kill dog and cat rescue and adoptions shelter.

Pets In Need is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and our Tax ID# is 94-6139667. Pets In Need is supported by donations from the community and does not receive any funding from city, county, state or federal agencies. Our humane work is made possible through the generosity of people who care.



Whether it's walking or grooming a dog as a K9 Mentor, pampering a kitty as a Feline Friend, chatting with potential adopters as an Outreach Volunteer or providing extra time as an Adoption Ambassador/Foster Parent for a cat, dog, kitten, or puppy to get ready for adoption, you can make an essential difference in the stay of our shelter guests!

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact us at 650-367-1405 or E-mail us at Volunteers@petsinneed.org


Pets In Need has an all volunteer governance board of concerned and philanthropic leaders in our community: James Blackman, Frank Espina, John Flynn, Rob Kalman, John Lockton, Peter Radin, Nancy Ryde, Pat Sinclair.

Donations Policy

All donations to Pets In Need are tax deductible as provided by law.

Pets In Need has always maintained a very strict privacy policy regarding our donors. We do not share, sell, or publish any donor information.

Location & Hours

871 5th Avenue

Redwood City, CA 94063


Adoption hours:

Mondays-Sundays: 12:00 to 6:00 PM

Administrative office hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30-5:00 PM

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