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There’s no place like a forever home.


Welcome an animal in need into your home and give them the chance at a happy and healthy life.


let’s hit the ground running

We are expanding! We need your support as we gear up to begin operating the Palo Alto Animal Shelter in late February.

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Palo Alto TRansition FAQs

We have begun operations in Palo Alto and now have two locations! Find all the details of our expansion in our FAQs.

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Monthly giving

By becoming a monthly donor, you support ongoing costs for food and care for the animals we rescue. 

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Catch us on NBC Bay Area

Tune into NBC Bay Area every Saturday morning to get the latest updates on all things Pets In Need.

Saturdays, 7:50 am, NBC Bay Area



Since May 2018

We have rescued 757 animals from public shelters.


We have found loving homes for 544 animals.


Our medical team has performed 1,062 free or low-cost spay/neuter surgeries.


We have reached 143 youth through our humane education programs. 


Get Involved

As a non-profit organization, everything we do is made possible through donations of funds, supplies, and time from members of the community. There are many ways to support Pets In Need, including fostering, volunteering and donating cash or in-kind gifts that help us carry out our life-saving mission.


Volunteer at our shelter

We are constantly in search of animal lovers to join our volunteer team and help socialize, exercise, and train our dogs and cats. 

Make a Donation

Gifts from the general public are our lifeblood. They allow us to provide our animals with essential care. We are totally supported by private gifts, adoption, and program fees.