Palo Alto Animal Services

3281 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Our Mission

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. Your cooperation during the adoption process helps result in a good match for both you and the pet.

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Palo Alto Animal Services protects and cares for animals within our jurisdiction that are at risk of injury, neglect or homelessness. Our Animal Control services help protect the public and public property from in

Adoption Policy

If you are interested in adopting an animal from our shelter, the first step is to come to the shelter and find an animal you are interested in. Then ask a staff member to bring them to the play area for you. (We require all family members meet the animal prior to completing the adoption process. And if are adopting a dog, and currently own a dog, we'll require that they meet prior to the adoption process is completed too.) 24 hour holds are also an option, for more info, please ask a staff member.


Adoption Fees 

Dog: $125.00 

Cat: $125.00 

Rabbit: $43.00  

Cockatiels: $27.00 

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