Palo Alto Animal Services has provided quality shelter for stray and unwanted animals at our facility since 1973. We also run a highly-regarded, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic. Our adoption program aims to ensure that our adoptable animals are placed in permanent, responsible, loving homes. We also provide Animal Control Services for the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, & Los Altos Hills, CA
Come Meet Our Pets...
All of our adoptions are completed at Palo Alto Animal Services - 3281 E. Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA.
We are open to the public Monday - Saturday from 11am - 5:30pm (CLOSED: Alternate Fridays, Sundays, and Holidays)
Our Adoption Process...
How to Adopt:
Take your time getting to know the animal you wish to adopt. The pet you choose should be your pet for the rest of its life, so spend the time necessary to make the right choice. Our staff is happy to assist you in taking a dog out of the kennels or socializing with a cat in the cat room. We encourage each person in your household to get acquainted with an animal before it becomes a new member of your family. We also suggest you bring your present pets in for an introduction to the new animal to form some ideas about their compatibility. Our shelter is open Monday through Saturday, 11:00am - 5:30pm. In order to complete the adoption process, it is necessary to begin adoptions by 4:30pm.
***** Adoption Fees ***** Dog: $125.00 Cat: $125.00 Rabbit: $43.00 Cockatiels: $27.00 Parakeets, chickens, pigeons, and doves: $5.00 Rats, hamsters, and mice: $5.00 Adoption Hold Fee: $25.00 *Adoption fees for other animals are determined by the Superintendent
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to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.