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San Diego Humane Society

5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Our Mission

Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society provides vital services to animals and people alike.

With campuses in central San Diego, Escondido, and Oceanside, the San Diego Humane Society’s programs include:


sheltering and adopting animals

investigating animal cruelty and neglect

rescuing animals in emergency situations

positive reinforcement behavior training through public training classes

providing adult and youth education programs

sharing animals through pet-assisted therapy and more.

in Oceanside and Vista, the San Diego Humane Society North Campus provides animal control and stray pet services for the public

A private nonprofit organization that receives no government grant funding, the San Diego Humane Society is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from its retail outlets and some fees for service.

Adoption Policy

For information on our adoptable animals and programs and services, visit

The San Diego Humane Society has 6 locations where you can adopt animals in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, and El Cajon.

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Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets