1965

Mrs. Alice Hodges and Mrs. Jean Miller Mahoney, founded “Lost Animal Registry”.

1967

Lost Animal Registry incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 animal shelter under the name of “Pets In Need”.

1968

Services expanded to include financial assistance to pet owners interested in spaying/neutering their pets, adoptions, boarding of homeless pets, and emergency veterinary care.

1986

Pets In Need moved to Whipple Ave. in Redwood City and opened a small animal rescue shelter.

1988

The Crockett Memorial Fund was established by board member Pat Sinclair to assist low income seniors with the cost of animal care for their pets.

1993   

Pets In Need purchased a plumbing supply warehouse on Fifth Avenue in Redwood City, and retrofitted it to become an adoption shelter. By 1993, Pets In Need had rescued and found new, loving homes for 10,263 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.

2007

The decision was made by the Pets In Need board to build a new shelter:

  • The shelter would be made more animal friendly and safer for animals awaiting a home
  • Dogs would be in open apartments, not be facing one another, there would be no bars to look through, and noise would be reduced, which would lead to improved behavior
  • Cats would be housed in a colony where they can stretch, play with toys and climb; cats that preferred to be alone would be placed in well-lighted, spacey and clean cat condos
  • New additions would include an outdoor terrace for quarantined dogs, a state-of-the-art medical area with rooms for adoptable dogs and cats in studios

2010

The new LEED certified (Silver level) Pets In Need animal rescue shelter re-opened.

2012

Pets In Need began offering free spaying/neutering services at the Redwood City facility and through a mobile surgical van that was purchased through gifts from the PIN board and others.

2015

Pets In Need celebrated 50 years of service to the Northern California area.