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. We rescue dogs and cats who are in danger of being killed in public facilities, bring them back to our state-of-the-art shelter, get them all necessary medical care, get them current on their vaccinations appropriate to age, spay or neuter them, and then find them new homes.

Pets In Need is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and our Tax ID# is 94-6139667. Pets In Need is totally 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.


Pets In Need is staffed by 8 full-time and 12 part-time employees. Key staff: executive director, medical director, development director, shelter manager.


Pets In Need has an all volunteer governance board of concerned and philanthropic leaders in our community: James Blackman, Frank Espina, John Flynn, 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


Our hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday, Noon to 5 PM.

Copyright © 1996